Mac apps often don’t get as much attention as apps designed for iPhones and iPads, so we have a series of regular videos designed to highlight some of the useful Mac apps we’ve come across over the past few months. Our April picks feature apps for quickly accessing websites, adjusting external display settings from the menu bar, using a Windows-like “alt-tab” tool, and more.

  • WebCatalog (Free) – WebCatalog is a handy app designed to turn websites into desktop apps so you can access all of your favorite website content in one convenient place. It offers self-contained, distraction-free windows and is an alternative to using browser tabs. WebCatalog is free, but it offers a limited number of applications. To unlock unlimited apps, you need to pay $40.
  • AltTab (Free) – AltTab is a simple application based on Windows “alt-tab” window switcher. With the tool, you can customize your controls to mimic how the alt tab works on Windows, quickly switching between open application windows and manipulating them with simple keyboard commands.
  • MonitorControl (Free) – As the name suggests, MonitorControl is a simple menu bar application that lets you adjust settings for an external display. You can adjust the brightness, contrast, volume, etc.
  • Raycast (Free) – Raycast is a kind of all-in-one expandable launcher or Spotlight replacement app that offers a bunch of features to write scripts, activate shortcuts, find files, control your system, write quick notes , open links, launch apps , track clipboard history and much more.
  • CleanShot X ($29) – CleanShot X is a great screen capture tool for taking screenshots and videos. It’s simple to capture anything you want on your screen, annotate it, and send it, and there’s a cloud component that saves everything in one place. It can make screen recordings and capture screenshots even if the content doesn’t fit on a single screen. There’s a one-time $29 payment option that unlocks a year of updates, or users can pay $8 per month for continued updates.

Know of a great Mac app that we haven’t featured yet? Let us know in the comments below and we might feature it in a future video. For more of our Mac app picks, check out our Mac apps archive.

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