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See What's Playing in Spotify or iTunes from Your Mac's Menu Bar See What's Playing in Spotify or iTunes from Your Mac's Menu Bar

Mac: When you’re jamming to some background music while browsing the web, getting work done, or chatting with friends, a song might pop up on one of your playlists that you absolutely love. The more this happens throughout the day, the more distracted and disjointed your work is going to feel—and you’ll never be able…

Control Your External Display's Settings From Your MacBook Control Your External Display's Settings From Your MacBook

Mac: Your Mac’s Night Shift and True Tone modes are great and all, but they can be fussy at times, and they might not work (or work very well) with an externally connected display. Separately, it’s also annoying to have to tap buttons and fumble through on-screen displays just to adjust your monitor’s brightness and…

Play the Free Fan-Made Sequel to the Adventure Game 'Day of the Tentacle' Play the Free Fan-Made Sequel to the Adventure Game 'Day of the Tentacle'

Windows, Mac: There’s something delightful about the old LucasArts ScummVM games: the beautiful environments, the crafty puzzles, and the incredible voice-overs (for the games that weren’t just text captions over moving mouths).

Turn Your Favorite Website Into a Desktop App Turn Your Favorite Website Into a Desktop App

Windows, Mac: You probably have a few websites that you use all the time—perhaps a special CMS you need for work, a time-tracking site you use to track and bill hours for clients, or a web game you just can’t get enough of. If you’re tired of pulling up your browser each time you need to access it, you have an…

Save Everything You Copy on iOS and macOS with Paste 2 Save Everything You Copy on iOS and macOS with Paste 2

Mac: When updating Lifehacker’s Mac Pack for 2018, some readers noticed that I didn’t include any clipboard management apps this time around. It’s nothing personal; there were just other apps I thought were more interesting.

Sync Your Lights to Your Games and Music with This App Sync Your Lights to Your Games and Music with This App

Windows, Mac: There are plenty of apps you can use to put on a little light show in your house (or geek den) if you’ve bought into Philips’ Hue ecosystem. My room is full of the company’s expensive color-changing LED bulbs, and I’ve checked out a few of these apps, but generally don’t need to make my room look like an…

Clean Unwanted Programs off Your Mac with CleanApp Clean Unwanted Programs off Your Mac with CleanApp

Mac: I just finished updating the Lifehacker Pack for Mac, and I wish I could have included every application or utility that I, or others, find useful. Unfortunately, a best-of-the-best list requires one to make a few tough decisions, lest you find yourself filling your system with 50 new apps—all useful, but maybe a…

Turn Your Mac into a Simple Sound Recorder Turn Your Mac into a Simple Sound Recorder

Mac: Sometimes, an app doesn’t have to do a lot to be incredibly useful. And that’s exactly why I like Simple Recorder. As its name implies, it allows you to turn your Mac into a miniature sound-recording machine, whether you’re looking to capture the noise blasting out of your speakers or the sounds of wherever it is…

Infinity Dashboard Makes Your Mac a Warehouse of Useful Information Infinity Dashboard Makes Your Mac a Warehouse of Useful Information

Mac: Widgets? Old and busted. Filling your Notification Center full of apps and services? The more stuffed it gets, the less useful it is. At least, I don’t like having to scroll up and down through pages’ worth of items if I need a quick glance at my most meaningful data.

Houseparty Makes It Easy to Video Chat with Multiple Friends on Your Mac Houseparty Makes It Easy to Video Chat with Multiple Friends on Your Mac

Mac: Of all the days to (finally) launch a version of its app for macOS, Houseparty picked yesterday—the start of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference—to make a big (themed) splash onto Apple desktops and laptops. And while Apple’s announcement of FaceTime group hangouts probably took a little wind out of…

1Password's Updated Password Manager Is a Must-Have for Your Mac 1Password's Updated Password Manager Is a Must-Have for Your Mac

macOS (and after we wrote this, Windows!): It’s been a few years since we’ve seen AgileBits release a major update to its killer password management app, 1Password, which is why everyone’s so excited about last week’s debut of 1Password 7. This app should pretty much be a household name at this point, as it’s one of…

How to Stop Accidentally Quitting Your Mac Apps How to Stop Accidentally Quitting Your Mac Apps

It happens at least once a day, always when I’m right in the middle of working on something important: I accidentally brush the Command+Q combination instead of Command+W to close a browser tab, quitting me out of Chrome. Sigh.

Make Sure You Take Work Breaks with the Mac App 'Time Out' Make Sure You Take Work Breaks with the Mac App 'Time Out'

macOS: I’m busy. You’re busy. We’re all busy. Sometimes, the sheer amount of crap you have to deal with can almost feel overwhelming, but a good way to get control of your chaotic to-do list without going crazy is to make sure you’re getting enough downtime, too.

Keep Track of Everything on Your Clipboard With the Clipy App for Mac Keep Track of Everything on Your Clipboard With the Clipy App for Mac

Mac: As much as we’d love it, Clipy is not a macOS version of Clippy, that little animated Windows paperclip that asks you how you’re doing and gives you useful life advice. It’s a must-have utility that makes your macOS clipboard ten times more powerful, if there was any way to measure that sort of thing.

Use This App to See If Someone is Messing with Your MacBook Use This App to See If Someone is Messing with Your MacBook

The best way to ensure that nobody tries to open, log into, or otherwise screw around with your MacBook is to make sure that they don’t have physical access to your laptop. This isn’t always possible.

Get the Best Speeds on Your Wireless Network With Wifi Explorer for Mac Get the Best Speeds on Your Wireless Network With Wifi Explorer for Mac

macOS: It’s important to know how to fine-tune your wireless router, because not every router can just auto-adjust your wireless network’s settings to give you the highest quality connection. That, and a great wifi-analysis app can help you figure out the areas of your house or apartment that might need a little more…

How to Get Minesweeper on Your Mac How to Get Minesweeper on Your Mac

If you’ve been a die-hard Apple fan since you first put your fingers to a keyboard, there’s a chance you’ve never experienced the thrill of Minesweeper—one of the two classic games that used to be found on Microsoft’s Windows operating system. If that’s true, or if you just miss the thrill of losing game, after game,…

macOS App of the Week: Amphetamine macOS App of the Week: Amphetamine

Go ahead and get your Breaking Bad jokes out of your system. We’ll wait. Once you’re done, we recommend installing Amphetamine as soon as you can. This app is a super-tiny download, and it’s like giving your macOS machine caffeine pills. Once activated, your system will stop going to sleep.

macOS App of the Week: SymbolicLinker macOS App of the Week: SymbolicLinker

Just because we love symbolic links on Windows so much—thanks, Steam Mover—we’re going to show you a handy macOS app that lets you set up symbolic links on Apple’s operating system as well.

macOS App of the Week: Status Clock macOS App of the Week: Status Clock

It makes us sad that Apple has basically abandoned the App Store on macOS. Just take a look at the experience you get on your smartphone or tablet compared to the one you get on your laptop—it’s night and day. That’s OK, though; we’re more than happy to provide recommendations for amazing macOS apps even if Apple…

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