5 app recommendations in June 2023

This week is all about Apple's World Wide Developers Conference. That's why I picked out a few – more or less – thematically appropriate apps for the June recommendations. If you have found the necessary motivation to optimize your workflow on the Mac because of WWDC23, then here are a few app examples to help you achieve this goal. But I also have programs with me for those who now want to switch from the Windows PC to the Apple Mac. At the bottom you will find the recommendations of the last two years, so that you can use dozens of other apps; many of them free.

1. Phoenix

The Phoenix App is a window manager for people who can handle JavaScript. Because the software offers the possibility to position app windows on the Mac display according to your own preferences. These positions, the window size and the key combinations required for the change must first be programmed in yourself. Individual settings can be ideally defined here, especially for large or extra-wide monitors. Or also for vertically used displays. If you want to pin windows to certain display positions, but don't want to program anything for this, then take a look at the app, which is also free Rectangle

2. Menu World Time

WWDC isn't the only event you want to watch from a different time zone? Do you also sometimes have meetings, chats, deadlines and other appointments that need to be coordinated with people on the other side of the world? Then Menu World Time will help you. As the name suggests, this little helper brings different times to the macOS menu bar. Simply enter the respective cities, place them in the menu of the app for the menu bar and then use the design you prefer for the display. Incidentally, in addition to AM and PM times, symbols for day (sun), night (moon), sunset and the like are also displayed. 

  • Name: Menu World Time
  • Category: Utilities
  • Price: Free
  • Info and download: Mac App Store

3. Magic Menu

The MagicMenu App from iBoySoft allows you extensive customization of the right-click or secondary-click menu. If you click on the desktop with the right mouse button, you can select new files from a list of installed programs thanks to MagicMenu. This list is customizable, and you can even set specific templates for the menu alongside default blank formats. This will help you create new tables, letters, design layouts and more faster. In addition to new files, you can also set quick access to specific directories and folders. The MagicMenu app combines convenience from Windows with a few extras - in the screenshot you can see other menus that can be helpful.

  • Name: MagicMenu
  • Category: Utilities
  • Price: Free Trial; Subscription for $19,60 a year
  • Info and download: Website

4. Gestimer 2

I got you the Gestimer app that lets you set a timer by dragging your mouse down from the appropriate menu bar icon already presented a year ago. However, the program is now available in a new version. This now requires at least macOS 12, but offers a more modern interface and new functions. After setting the correct time, a description can be entered, for example (in order to be able to distinguish between several timers). In addition, the timers can be linked across devices with entries from Apple's Reminders app. To try out Gestimer 2 there is a trial version for the first 50 timers. Then the purchase version is required, which you can find for 7,99 euros in the App Store.

  • Name: Gestimer 2
  • Category: Productivity
  • Price: Free Trial; Full version for €7,99
  • Information and demo download: Website
  • Download the full version: Mac App Store

5. QuitAll

The QuitAll app helps you to quit several or all active apps. This allows you to quickly and easily free up resources for more complex processes, conserve the MacBook battery and generally speed up the system. You use the QuitAll menu bar icon to set which open apps should be closed. Important documents and projects can therefore be spared the close action. You can also use a timer for unused apps, e.g. B. to close automatically after 30 minutes of inactivity. QuitAll can also be used to use the "Force Quit" option for stuck apps. You can also define your own key combinations for the individual options. You can find the app in the Setapppackage from MacPaw.

  • Name: QuitAll
  • Category: Utilities
  • Price: Setapp subscription for €9,99/month (single license) or €19,99/month (family subscription)
  • Info and download: Setapp

Setapp offers over 240 full versions of the app at a low subscription price

The software subscription Setapp brings you more than 9,99 apps as a full version with all updates and without ads on the Mac from $240 per month. Also included is an interesting app package for iPhone and iPad. For families, there's the family plan for just $19,99 a month, which can be shared between four people. Everyone gets their own account and can use the offers for macOS, iOS and iPadOS. On the website of the offer you will already find all titles from the categories Maintenance, Lifestyle, Productivity, Mac Hacks, Developer Tools, Task Management, Writing & Blogging, Education, Creativity and Personal Finance. Here are the individual offers: Setapp Single License / Setapp family subscription.

All previous app recommendations for 2023

All "App Recommendations" posts that I published between June 2021 and December 2022 can be found here: The best Mac apps for 2023 - app recommendations for all areas of application. But even in the year 2023 itself, I will again create an overview each month with five practical Mac apps. And that's why there are already listings of Mac app recommendations from January, February, March, April and May of this year: 

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