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This article was published on November 3, 2012

    40 Mac apps with great, eye-catching designs

    40 Mac apps with great, eye-catching designs Image by: ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT
    Christopher Jackson
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    Christopher Jackson

    Christopher Jackson is a freelance writer and editor of Fuel Your Writing. He fills what spare time he has with reading, writing short stori Christopher Jackson is a freelance writer and editor of Fuel Your Writing. He fills what spare time he has with reading, writing short stories and running barefoot along the coast of Northumberland, England, where he lives.

    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.

    Begin list

    iDocument

    MiStat

    HyperPDF

    Mental Case

    Spectrum

    Lucid

    Chronicle

    Retickr

    Paintcode

    Thoughts

    Tangerine!

    Hibari

    Courier

    Pulp

    Screeny

    Wunderlist

    Griddle

    The Hit List

    Midnight Inbox

    ScreenFlow

    Tags

    Billings Pro

    XScope

    Scrivener

    FontCase

    Propane

    Kousek 2

    Day One

    Ecoute

    Plex

    WriteRoom

    Espresso

    DaisyDisk

    OmmWriter

    Evernote 5 (Beta)

    LaunchWrite

    Tweetbot

    OnlyTasks

    TuneUp

    Cockpit

    Image Credit: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/Getty Images