Many Mac apps are beautiful to look at — while other operating systems have beautiful apps, design is a bigger factor for the platform’s developers. And, a lot of the time, these apps are wonderful to use too – their fantastic design being part of a carefully-considered UI that engages users and makes the apps truly useful.

With so many apps being developed for the Mac, by amateurs and professionals alike, it is hard to stand out and innovate. Gathered in this collection are forty examples of apps that have tried to push the boundaries with their designs.

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iDocument

1 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

MiStat

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

HyperPDF

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Mental Case

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Spectrum

5 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Lucid

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Chronicle

7 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Retickr

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Paintcode

9 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Thoughts

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Tangerine!

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Hibari

12 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Courier

13 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Pulp

14 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Screeny

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Wunderlist

16 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Griddle

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

The Hit List

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Midnight Inbox

19 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

ScreenFlow

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Tags

21 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Billings Pro

22 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

XScope

23 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Scrivener

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

FontCase

25 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Propane

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Kousek 2

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Day One

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Ecoute

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Plex

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

WriteRoom

31 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Espresso

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

DaisyDisk

33 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

OmmWriter

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Evernote 5 (Beta)

35 40 innovative mac app designs 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

LaunchWrite

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Tweetbot

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

OnlyTasks

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

TuneUp

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

Cockpit

 40 Mac apps with great, eye catching designs

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