5 app recommendations in May 2022

Can you believe we've been recommending five Mac apps every month for a year now? Hopefully we could make some tasks easier for you, show a Mac alternative for a Windows program, help with editing files or otherwise provide good input. If you haven't found what you're looking for in the software suggested so far (see list below), you might find it in the following paragraphs. Because today we finally have the five app recommendations for May 2022.

1.Latest

Latest is an app that helps you keep track of app updates. If you're just using software you download from the App Store, then you probably don't need Latest. Because Apple's own marketplace for programs already provides information about the new versions. However, if you also or mainly use apps that you have downloaded from the web - for example from the developer websites or from GitHub - then the Latest App will help you to compare the installed and the currently available version and, if necessary, an update to perform. So you don't have to check each app individually or scour their websites for updates.

  • Name: Latest
  • Category: App maintenance tool
  • Price: free
  • Details and download: Website
  • Source Code: GitHub

2. "No Distractions" for YouTube

Do you only want to use YouTube for the subscribed channels or for your own uploads? Are you bothered by the video recommendations that the algorithm keeps giving you? Don't want to see comments? Then the "No Distractions" for YouTube App exactly what you need. In detail, it is an extension for the Safari web browser. If you downloaded it from the Mac App Store, you activate it via the menu Safari -> Settings ... -> Extensions-Tab. If you let yourself be drawn into new video abysses again and again and want to exclude this factor for the loss of time on the Mac in the future, the one-off payment of 0,99 euros is definitely worth it.

  • Name: "No Distractions" for YouTube
  • Category: Safari Extensions for Mac, iPhone and iPad
  • Price: € 0,99
  • Details and download: App Store

3.ReadKit

There are many different readers for the RSS feeds of blogs, news sites and other websites whose content you don't want to miss. In August 2021 I have you z. B. Vienna introduced, and in January 2022 it was the Text to Speech app SpeechCentral. If the two suggestions are not for you, take a look ReadKit at. In the free version you can follow 20 RSS feeds and already use numerous other functions. The premium version (€39,99 one time or €1,99 monthly or €10,99 yearly) brings the possibility of using multiple accounts, removes the 20 feed limit, lets you use folders and tags, and much more. 

  • Name: ReadKit
  • Category: RSS Client for Mac, iPhone and iPad
  • Price: Free with in-app purchases for premium features
  • More deets: Website
  • Download: Mac App Store

4. Blenders

For everyone who is looking for a free introduction to 3D and 2D animation or just wants to create 3D models on the Mac for free Blender the right app. With Blender you can create 3D modeling, create animations and effects and basically create entire films. So if you are looking for a Maya alternative so that you don't have to pay more than 1.000 US dollars a year, you can boldly grab it here. There are also plenty of free tutorials for Blender, a large and helpful community, and demo projects that you can download to learn. I already introduced you to Blender here: 2D animation on Mac and PC - 5 free apps in comparison.

  • Name: Blender
  • Category: 3D modeling and animation
  • Price: free
  • Details and download: Website

5. Downie

There are various video downloaders for Mac, PC and other platforms that claim to be the best of their kind. the Downie However, the app offers such good features that you almost want to call it the best yourself. The fast download can be realized not only on YouTube, but also on other sites. Various settings can be selected individually or set for all downloads. Different video and audio formats can also be selected. The whole thing can be used as a separate app or as a Browser-Extension for Safari, Firefox and Chrome. in the Setappsubscription, you also get over 230 additional full versions of the app for the Mac at a low price.

  • Name: Downie
  • Category: Web video downloader
  • Price: Setapp subscription for only 9,99 euros per month (incl. 230+ additional apps)
  • Details and download: Setapp

Setapp offers over 230 full versions of the app at a low subscription price

MacPaw's Setapp offers more than our previous app recommendations combined. Because the software subscription brings you more than 8,99 apps as a full version with all updates and without advertising on the Mac from $230 per month. You only install Setapp for the time being and then look for exactly the apps from the overview that appeal to you. 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 listed. CleanMyMac X is there as well as VPN, news, graphics, video, text, multimedia and other solutions. Check it out ;)

App recommendations from June 2021 to May 2022

As already announced at the beginning, you will find the links to the previous app recommendations here. In each post you will find five Mac apps that can help you in a wide variety of areas. Feel free to leave a comment below the post that helped you find your new favorite app:

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3 comments

  1. Lutz S says:

    Regarding 1. Latest: CleanMyMac also has an updater function. Well you know that ;-)

    • Johannes Domke says:

      Hello Lutz,

      yes, that is known. However, some users might just want to use one app for updates and not have the dozens of other CleanMyMac features on their screen. I try to show as broad a landscape of programs as possible with the app recommendations so that everyone can choose what they need for their Mac everyday life. And that is sometimes more extensive and sometimes more specialized.

      Best regards
      John

  2. Thomas says:

    I use MacUpdater daily to automatically find updates. Great program even if it costs money. Downie is also my recommendation when I download films from the media library that I would rather watch than on ZDF. In connection with Popclip there is also an extension for Safari.

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