The best free Mac apps

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The best free Mac apps available for your Apple computer are not just handy utilities or simple games. There are some surprisingly powerful software suites available at no cost, with a quality that rivals – or even surpasses – their professional equivalents.

These apps are often produced by programmers in their spare time, people who put in many hours of work. They’re a labour of love, intended for everyone to get more out of their Apple kit for zero outlay. Even if you're using one of the best MacBooks or best Macs for video editing – which are some of the most powerful computers you can buy – there is still plenty of use you can get out of a few humble free apps. It's just about finding the right ones!

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Ian Osborne was the Reviews Editor of MacFormat magazine from 2008 to 2014.