I am a minimalist, and I don’t like to install a lot of apps on my devices. That means that if I do install some app, it is usually a very good one. In this post, I want to share with you a list of the best apps I always install on my new Macs.
Apart from Final Cut Pro, all of these apps are from 3rd party developers, and all these do not require a monthly or annual subscription fee.
The best image editor and the best alternative to Adobe Photoshop for Mac. Affinity Photo is also a good option, but Pixelmator Pro is the app I choose to edit all of my photos for personal and business purposes.
I don’t often use Affinity Designer, because most of my graphic design needs are handled by Pixelmator Pro, but when I need to create a logo or SVG icon for my websites, Affinity Designer is the app I am going to use.
Transmit is my favorite file transfer app for Mac. I use it to manage the FTP servers for all of my websites, and it has never failed me. There are a lot of free alternatives on the market, but I truly believe that Transmit is worth its price.
I started editing videos with iMovie, but it quickly became too limited for my needs. That’s why a few years ago, I have invested into the most expensive app on my list - Final Cut Pro. Since then, I have used it to edit hundreds of video tutorials for Blocs Master and my YouTube channel.
Audacity is a free app I use to edit and optimize the audio files on my Mac. I can’t say that I use it every day, but it comes very handy when I need to remove the background noise in audio for my videos.
I believe that Handbrake is the most popular video converting app for Mac. It comes with many presets, and you can also manually set the exact file format and codec you want to use for your converted videos.
Monosnap is the app I use to capture the screen of my Mac. I record a lot of video tutorials, and being able to specify the exact size of the recording window in pixels comes very useful in my workflow. I also use it to create GIFs.
IINA is the modern alternative to VLC player for Mac. It plays everything I throw at it, and it looks great.
Apple's macOS utility app handles 99% of compressed archives without any problems. For the rest 1%, I use The Unarchiver.
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I took the plunge with Blocs about a year ago and just love it. I like many asked a few idiot questions when I started, but the real solution to my true understanding of this software masterpiece was Eldar Gezalov!
This wonderful guy has created a series of videos (many free) which cover every aspect of Blocs in simple to understand examples. The basic set is free and you can sign up to his masterclass for a few quid.
I promise he’s not paying me to write this, but I like many are indebted to him for the hours he has spent helping others.
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I was moving from another platform that we had used for years and it was no longer supported. I came across BLOCS and then went looking for templates to assist as I’m far from a website designer. I purchased Eldar Gezalov’s templates package after first trying a free sample and then decided to go for the Bloc Masters training. That was a great decision!
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I used the Blocs website program to build my new website a couple of months ago. I found the tutorials easy to follow, and it was fun and looks professional.
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Espero que el traductor funcione correctamente y te pueda hacer llegar mi agradecimiento por la muy alguna calidad de tus tutoriales gratis.
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The best place to learn virtually all there is to know about Blocs for beginners. And what better teacher than Eldar himself who spares nothing to make sure you are on the right track from step one through to intermediate.
Having finished the Blocs 3 tutorials there is still plenty I don’t know and I’m looking forward to more to come in the future to make up for what I don’t already know. And there is plenty of that.
Furthermore, having purchased the set you also have the oppurtunity to rework any of the tutorials which you may have forgotten as time goes by. Great work Eldar. Keep them rolling please. All your hard work for the Blocs community is very very much appreciated. One happy Eldar Bloc’s fan.
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I templates di Eldar sono ben costruiti e offrono molti spunti anche tecnici. Grazie
As a furniture company owner with no knowledge of code, I design and publish my own website. I've been using Blocs since V1.xx after Freeway, and have figured out most of the site creation myself. So I was unsure if I needed these tutorial videos. Having taken the plunge, as I worked my way through the lessons I realised both how much more flexible Blocs can be and how much I never knew.
My recommendation? If you make this purchase you won't regret it. It will turn into a reference library you will revisit over again with clear, short 'watch and learn' videos on call.
Thanks Eldar, keep up the good work and keep Blocs rocking.
Eldar explains every detail of Blocs in a well-structured and calm way.
Also his templates are beautiful and a great starting point for tiny or large projects. Cheers
Since I switched from Joomla to Blocs I was so happy to find Blocs Templates and the amazing service and support from Eldar. This made the switch so much better. Thanks.