These are the 5 apps I always install first on a new MacBook

Display of the MacBook Pro Source: Pocketnow

The new Apple MacBook Pro devices come with the M1 Pro and M1 Ultra chips that unlock previously unseen and unheard potential. If you’ve recently upgraded, or plan to upgrade, it’s worth considering some of these new apps, especially if you’re switching from Windows.

The apps that I’ll share with you are listed alphabetically and make using your mac ever so slightly easier. Some of the apps let you quickly find and uninstall third-party apps, some let you manage the windows, like on Windows 10 and 11, and some let you take advantage of the missing clipboard feature. I would also recommend you check out my 10 apps that I can’t live without post that shows my must-have apps.


Delete Apps

The application, as the name suggests, lets you easily uninstall and remove third-party applications from your Mac. It supports the Apple M1 silicon chips, making uninstalling and managing your apps far safer and quicker. The application also shows how much space each application takes up and how much free space is available.

The best of all this is that there are no hidden charges and purchases, and there are no ads. The app itself weighs 6MB, and it takes up little to no storage, and I haven’t once had an issue with it.

Delete Apps Uninstalled Mac App

Delete Apps & colon; Uninstaller

iStat Menus

iStat Menus is a paid app, and it starts at $ 9.99 on the App Store, and $ 14.39 on the developer’s website. The application includes a 6-month weather forecast (which costs extra due to the API requests), but the app itself is a one-time purchase only. iStat menus include dropdowns and other menu bar items that let users monitor the CPU, GPU, power usage, control the fans, reorder and change the menu layout, see weather temperature, and many more features.

If you’re like me and want to have dual clocks, one displaying EST and another for UTC, and want to see the temperature of the CPUs, it’s a must-have application. It’s really worth the price, and it supports the latest M1 series of Apple chips.

iStat Menus Mac App

iStat Menus


macOS 12 Monterey introduced slightly different icons, and if you still have apps that haven’t changed or been updated for a while, you might want to give this free app a try. Pictogram makes it easy to change the icons for apps on your Mac, and it preserves the custom icons, even after the applications are updated.

macOSicons is one of the best places to browse and download official and customized icons for your favorite applications.

Pictogram Mac App



I downloaded Pelican when it was still free, and although it costs $ 2.99 at the moment, it’s one of the best clipboard managers that you’ll find on Mac. It lets you access the last 999 copied texts and images, it lets you search, pin, and delete clipboard content easily, and everything is stored locally on your computer. If a password manager removed a copied password from the clipboard, Pelican will do the same to protect your privacy.

It’s a simple and straightforward application, and if I had to purchase it again, I would buy it in a heartbeat. It saved me a lot of time, and it’s one of the best applications that you’ll find on the App Store, it’s well worth the little investment to show your support for the developer. The application supports English, Russian, Spanish and Turkish languages.

Pelican Mac App



Spectacle is a window manager application. Although the application is no longer actively maintained, it’s still one of the best free apps that gives you a Windows-like windows managing experience on Mac. You can set up custom keyboard shortcuts and manage, resize, and move windows. I’ve been using this ever since I moved over to Mac, and I will likely continue to use it until it becomes unsupported.

Many other applications do the same task, in case it ever gets discontinued, here’s a list of apps that we’d recommend checking out.

Spectacle Mac App


What other applications would you like to see added to this list? Let us know in the comments down below!

These are some of the best and latest Mac devices, powered by the M1 series of Apple Silicon

PBI Apple M1 MacBook Air

13-inch Apple MacBook Air

Powered by M1

The M1 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are some of the most affordable Apple laptops which are excellent for light tasks, and they can even handle some heavy editing and tools when required.

24-inch iMac (M1 2021)

The latest 24-inch iMac finally comes with Apple’s own powerful M1 Silicon and 8GB of RAM. It has a new, improved design, a higher quality camera, excellent speakers and comes in a number of new colors to brighten up your room or office.

MacBook Pro 14 front view

14-inch MacBook Pro

It’s one of the most compact and powerful devices on the market that lets you edit photo, video, and audio. If you’re looking for a portable laptop with all the power you need while on-the-go, this is one of the best options.

MacBook Pro 14 front view

16-inch MacBook Pro

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro comes equipped with the brand new M1 Pro or M1 Max chips inside, and can be configured with plenty of memory and storage. It’s one of the most powerful laptops on the market for do graphics intensive tasks such as photo / video editing, audio productions and more.

Mac Studio PBI

Mac Studio

Mac Studio is the latest desktop-class computer from Apple. It features Apple’s fastest M1 Max / Ultra chipset, up to 128GB RAM, 8TB SSD, and much more. Check out all the deals on the device using the links given below:

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