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This is the second round of my end of the year round up of SomeWhat Creative’s monthly What’s New for Designers & Developers roundups.

In these type of roundups I like to show what’s new, so in this post you will see the new, great and beautiful apps for both Mac & Windows that has been released during 2018.

Please note not every app that got featured in each of the monthly roundups will be highlighted, as the list is huge anyway. So for your ease of reading pleasure, I will be splitting the best of the apps for Mac and Windows into each month… so let’s start.


Musca – Mac App

Musca is a mac app that will listen to GitHub webhook and provide you with feedback on the taskbar bar!


Manta – Mac/Windows/Linux App

A desktop application for creating invoices with beautiful and customisable templates.

Price: Free

RetroClip – Mac App

RetroClip lets you save instant replay videos from your Mac’s screen as easily as taking a screenshot.

Price: Free

PixelSnap – Mac App

PixelSnap is an app for macOS that makes it easier for designers and web-developers to measure anything on their screens by just clicking and dragging around the cursor.

Price: $15.00


Annotation for PDF PRO – Windows App

The app includes all features to edit any PDF fast, efficient and smooth. You get tools for adding highlights, comments, colorful shapes, text and even more to your PDF documents. Thanks to the user-friendly design you’ll be really satisfied with app’s work.

Price: Free

Keylord – Mac App

Keylord is a desktop GUI client for Redis, Memcached, Bolt and LevelDB key-value databases. It helps developers, dev-ops and system administrators quickly view content of key-value databases and simplify typical routine operations related to them.

Price: $39.00 1 License

Autotimer – Mac App

Autotimer is easy time tracking that you don’t have to think about. Autotimer keeps track of your updates to specific files and updates the time you have worked on your various projects accordingly.

Price: Free

Compress – Mac App

Compress is a new tool for macOS that allows users to easily and dramatically compress PNG and JPG images on their Mac. Additionally, it allows users to quickly convert PSDs to JPGs without ever having to open Photoshop.

Price: $9.99


Pretzel – Mac App

Pretzel is Mac desktop app that shows and find keyboard shortcuts based on your current app.

Price: Free

Oni – Mac/Windows/Linux App

Oni is a new kind of editor, focused on maximizing productivity – combining modal editing with features you expect in modern editors. Oni is built with neovim, and inspired by VSCode, Atom, LightTable, and Emacs

Price: Free


Pickaxe – Mac App

Pickaxe is a beautiful static site generator for MacOS powered by Crypto

Price: Free

Mprove – Mac App

mprove is a menu bar app that shows in real-time your daily productivity and procrastination progress based on the free time you have every day.

Price: Free

IP Man – Mac App

Ip Man is a simple Mac menu bar app displaying your public IP at any time. Easily and quickly copy/paste it by clicking it or use the shortcut cmd+i.

Price: $2.99


TweetFast – Mac App

TweetFast makes it incredibly simple and fast to compose and send out tweets from your Mac, regardless of whatever you are doing on your mac, you can simply drop down a menu and tweet your heart out in literally seconds.

Price: $1.99

ProtonVPN – Mac App

The only truly free VPN service for macOS. ProtonVPN has no ads, no bandwidth limits, and doesn’t sell browsing data to advertisers to monetise the free service.

Price: Free


Splashify v2 – Windows & Mac App

Splashify v2 is a desktop wallpaper app for Mac & Windows. Choose from 500k+ stunning photos taken by amazing photographers from around the world and set them as your desktop background with 1-click.

Price: Free

MetaImage – Mac App

MetaImage is the ultimate tool to read, write and edit images metadata. This is first editor that allows you to edit EXIF, IPTC and XMP tags as well as MakerNotes in a beautiful and familiar interface.

Price: $8.99

Pikka – Mac App

A Color Picker which is a easy to use color picker for Cocoa developers and designers, that works well with multiple screens.

Price: $4.99


Brandy – Mac App

Brandy is a brand asset manager that keeps your team in sync with correct assets at all times.Drag and drop logos or copy hex codes by clicking on swatches, brandy is meant to be a toolkit to help you stay productive.

Price: Free

CleanShot – Mac App

CleanShot is a macOS app that makes it easier to capture clean screenshots and screen recordings without Desktop icons.

Price: $15.00


Snipper – Mac App

Snipper is a native macOS snippets manager with modern, lightweight GUI, syntax highlighting, and Markdown support. Stay more organized and productive during your day to day job.

Price: $8.99

Analytics Bar – Mac and Windows App

Analytics Bar is a mac menu bar / windows taskbar app which displays realtime / current Google Analytics stats for the day of all your tracked websites and/or apps.

Price: Free


Cloud Sketch – Mac App

A streamlined interface, support for recording videos, fast sharing, and nothing to configure. Try Cloud Sketch for free to share anything with anyone.

Price: Free

Alva – Linux, Mac & Windows App

Alva lets you to design interactive products based on the same components your developers are using for production websites.

Price: Free


Overframe – Mac App

Overframe is a screen recording app that comes with phone frame for you to overlay on top of your app or prototype window.

Price:  $5.00

Remote Control for Mac – Mac App

Remote Control for Mac allows you to control your Mac computer using iPhone or iPad from anywhere at your home or office. And now you can even use your HomePod or Siri on your devices to control your Mac. How cool is that?!

Price:  $9.99

StandUp – Mac App

StandUp reminds you to take breaks as often as you want, it knows exactly when you’re away from the keyboard. You don’t need to put your computer to sleep or lower your screensaver timer. Using this, you will never get a random notification, we try to make them as relevant as possible.

Price:  $1.99


Permute 3 – Mac App

Video, audio and image files come in many different kinds and shapes, but sometimes you need a specific format since your iPad or DVD player won’t play that video. That is what Permute is for – easily convert your media files to various different formats.

Price: $9.99

SBlack – Mac App

Sblack is an ultralight Slack client built with Slack’s core features in mind, it also comes with a Dark mode theme

Price: Free

Relax – Mac App

Disconnecting your headphones or speakers from your Mac automatically selects the Internal Speakers. Any sound that was playing before is now shared with everyone around you.

Price: Free


What’s New for Designers & Developers from 2018: Mac & Windows Apps Edition