Have you ever wondered what products or apps you’re missing out on? It’s easy to find the most popular ones in a particular category—but what about the hidden gems? One of Product Hunt’s community members David Spinks has the same question. So, he asked other users: What’s one app you use a lot that most people don’t know about?
The community responded with over 220 product recommendations. Here are 27 of our favorites—from a plug-in that helps you write better, to a Mac volume booster, to an automated website that tracks just about everything in your life. Read on for more…but be ready to go down an app blackhole for the next few hours. :-)
Magnet for Mac: Keep your workspace organized
“I figured Magnet would just be a gadget app that I would never end up using. Yet, before I knew it, I couldn’t work without it anymore. Every time I use it, people go, ‘Woah, how do you do that? I need this so bad.‘”’ It’s a super simple tool to organize/split your screen between open windows by dragging windows to a side/corner of the screen. It automatically resizes the windows to fill only a certain portion of the screen so you can see multiple windows at once. Incredibly helpful, and I cannot work anymore without this.” — Kevin Ferret
f.lux: Adjust your computer’s display to adapt to the time of day
“I’ve been using f.lux for years and have it installed on all my computers/laptops and always recommend it to people. When macOS 10.12.4 released with Night Shift, I tried for a day or two. But, I wasn’t satisfied with it as it wouldn’t make the screen warmer like f.lux does and doesn’t have app-level settings (You can make f.lux automatically disable when you open a particular app) and other excellent features like taskbar icon to disable movie mode and more. So f.lux has and will continue to be my favorite.” — Syed Irfaq R.
Atlas Recall: A searchable photographic memory for your digital life
“Atlas Recall is by far the MOST underrated application I’ve found. Recall is something I just cannot live without. It literally is a central digital repository for everything I interact with all day, everyday. The history is stored in the cloud and everything is accessible from my Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Absolutely amazing!” — Jay Nichols
Paste: Smart clipboard history and snippet manager for Mac
“I’ve used a handful of clipboard managers, and even though this one isn’t free, it’ll save you so much time whether you’re a developer, a writer, or anything in between. The UX is so perfect, and once you install it you forget it’s there and reap the productivity benefits.” — Nick Nish
Mapstr: Never forget places again
“Mapstr is a gorgeous map that allows you to save all the places you like, all around the world thanks to it’s HUGE database. You can sort with tags, share things with your friends, and be notified when your close to them. The app also gives you access to many details about your picks, such as timetables and pictures.” — Emilie Gautier-Gander
ShadowBid: A simple way to save on Amazon with automated purchases
“I buy a lot of books on Amazon, and I use this app 2–3 times a week to save money. On some books I save over 50 percent, and it’s super easy. Seeing the price history of products is also great — I would hate to be the person who paid three times as much for something, right before Amazon’s algorithm dropped the price.” — Paul Morgan
If this list of under-the-radar apps wasn’t enough, you can find more of the Product Hunt community’s recommendations for other apps to try on this Ask PH page.