This is the second of my yearly roundup of What’s New for Designers & Developers for 2019, in this roundup, I will be focusing on showing you what some of the exceptional and beautiful apps for both Mac & Windows operating systems that been released during this year.
I want to mention that not every app for Mac & Windows that been featured in each of my roundups will be featured in today’s post, as I feel that this list could be enormous.
So for your peace of reading pleasure, I will be splitting up the best of these apps into month of release.
So lets get in to it.
Focus Window helps boost your productivity by allowing you to,focus solely on a single app at a time.
Clockify is the only 100% free time tracking app for Windows that lets you and your team log hours straight from your desktop while working.
Continuous screen recorder for Mac, jump back anytime.
Webfont for Mac streamlines the process of creating and maintaining custom SVG icon fonts. Easily create a shared library of icons, invite your team and export your font in minutes.
Animated 3D mockups for your app designs
Price: free beta for macOS
Multrin is a cross-platform app built on top of Electron, that lets you to organize apps in tabs, by just dropping them onto Multrin. It aims to greatly improve your productivity and organisation.
Monochrome is a modern browser that brings mobile web apps to desktop. It’s slim, fast and energy efficient. It lets you browse and check all your favorite social networks at the same time from the ease of your laptop.
Price: Pay what you want
Macify allows you to turn any site into a customisable and distributable macOS application.
Turn your site into an app for your customers, or turn a site into an independent instance for distribution within your organisation.
Price: Contact them
Diffchecker is a tool to compare text differences between two files. Also available online, or as a command-line tool. Compares text, images, and PDFs.
Day Night for macOS and Windows is a desktop app that shows you how much time left in percentage.You can keep track of today, month and year time in percentage. Day Night have awake mode, sleep mode and changes the theme automatically according to the real time.
Keep track of your time right in the menu menu bar! Tim’s minimal, simple interface is always visible yet not in the way.
A simple macOS menu bar app, that allows you to check the contrast ratio between 2 colors and validate it against the WCAG standard.
HTTP View is an x-ray for HTTP(S), for debugging, building, testing & reverse-engineering anything that speaks HTTP.
Price: Free / Pro $6.00 month / Team $10.00 per user/month
CharMap is a unicode character viewer and keyboard for iOS. With it, you can browse a comprehensive database of unicode characters, organise them into custom collections and type them anywhere using the character and collections keyboards.
A browser built from the ground up to create and test websites and apps. For developers, designers, product managers, QA and anyone that works on the web.
Price: $12.00pm for Single User / $49.00pm for Team (up to 10)
Inkdrop is a Markdown note-taking app solely designed for developers. It’s clean, beautiful and extensible. It syncs data securely across your devices through end-to-end encryption.
Klokki was created to solve an annoying issue that many freelancer and makers face, which is forgetting to start and pause a timer, during the work. The solution is automation, but we knew that people still want to control what should be tracked. Enter — rule-based automatic time-tracking.
Price: Free (for Klokki Lite) or $2 .99 pm (for Klokki)
Biscuit is a browser where you can organize your apps.
As developers, we have felt the pain of clicking through endless website GUI’s and logging in and out. Your time matters, become more productive, and take back control of the cloud. With this app you can manage Lambda, S3, SNS, SQS, Dynamo, and IAM for LocalStack and AWS accounts.
SeeQL is a user experience focused desktop app to view and execute SQL queries easily. You’ll be able to see all your database tables and their relations. You can automatically generate your queries or manually write some yourself.
Eagle helps you become a happier, better designer. A new way to collect, search and organize your image files in a logical way and all in one place.
The latest version of Slack desktop app, it provides a smoother, faster experience for all. Some notable changes include faster loading times, better overall performance and the ability to work offline.
The Git Client built for Productivity.Powerful Search, Image Diff, Reflog, Drag & Drop, Multiple Identities and more.
Create application icons and image sets from SVG or PNG files in seconds!Just drag your SVG or a high resolution image file to SVG Assets, select supported devices and drag the resulting “AppIcon.appiconset” folder straight to Xcode or Finder.
Rambox is a workspace browser that allows you to manage as many applications as you want, all in one place. It is perfect for people who care about productivity and work with many applications, both business and personal.
Price: Free for 99 Apps or $4.00 per month for 600+ apps
Tempo is the minimalist email client that helps you build healthier habits. Take control of your time and do your best work – inside and outside your inbox.
Price: Tempo is free for the period of the beta but after launch it’s $15.00 per month
Switch between your favourite apps lightning fast. (MacOS – WIP)
A super lightweight Figma desktop app alternative, that delivers a more natural Mac experience.
Linear lets you manage software development and track bugs. Linear’s streamlined design is built for speed and efficiency — helping high performing teams accomplish great things.
WYSIWYG Editor for Markdown, Offline Support and Easy Generation of Markdown
Gifski converts videos to GIF animations using fancy features for efficient cross-frame palettes and temporal dithering. It produces animated GIFs that use thousands of colors per frame.
1440 minutes — seems like a little, but that’s a whole day. Keep a track of how many minutes you have left until the day is over, right in your Menu Bar.
We’ve all been there: You fire up a project in your terminal and are interrupted by an obnoxious “EADDRINUSE” message. Well, no more! Port Manager will spare you countless minutes of pointless frustration.
Vectornator is an all in one graphic design tool and with Vectornator Pro, we’re making a big and exciting leap to bring our popular iPad software on macOS: a platform that is widely used and loved by designers from all around the world.