Updated by Jeff Dunn on May 05, 2014

Jeff Dunn The Best Mac Apps

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A look at some of our favorite Mac apps. Many are free and they're all highly rated and being used around the globe.

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  1. 1. Typist

    Typist

    Typist is a typing tutor, which helps you in learning touch typing.
    If you have never taken any lessons in typing before, please be patient.
    Typing is not difficult but it does take a lot of practice. Avoid the tendency to look down at your fingers while typing. This is a very bad habit and is hard to break later.
    If you have always used the hunt-and-peck method, you will have an even harder time keeping yourself from looking. Don't be surprised if you find touch typing slower than your old ways. It may be slower when you first start. But, touch typing is far faster once you get the hang of it.

    Select a course, and exercise!!

  2. 2. 50 States and Capitals

    50 States and Capitals

    Is it easy memorizing states' names and locations?

    Now it's simple with the help of 50 States and Capitals!

    This kind of edutainment software presents a great opportunity to keep your child occupied, enhancing their knowledge in using computers and various other aspects. Using a delightful and intuitive interface complete with sound effects. The program will give you and your children knowledge that will always come in handy!

  3. 3. Memory Master Free

    Memory Master Free

    Test your short term memory with Memory Master Free.

    Memory Master Free will play a random light and tone that you must repeat by clicking on the correct buttons. The sequence of lights and tones will continue to grow unless you fail to master it.

    If you miss a sequence press "Replay". The sequence will then be replayed. Use this feature sparingly, each game has only 3 available replays.

    Once you master Memory Master Free check out Memory Master. Memory Master includes:

    • Two Button Touch
    • Four Button Touch
    • Six Button Touch.
  4. 4. Preschool Animal Match

    Preschool Animal Match

    “Preschool Animal Match” is a premium memory game for preschoolers. It will help them learn the names of animals whilst improving their memory skills, all in an entertaining game.

    The game consists of matching animal pairs. All the animals announce their names when revealed and there is also a fun animation and sound made when the match occurs.

  5. 5. PDF Reader++

    PDF Reader++

    PDF Reader++ is a PDF reader, note-taker and PDF converter for OS X. It is designed to help you viewing any PDF file, convert pdf to image format such as jpg, png, tiff, gif, bmp, convert pdf to html, extract text from PDF.

    Some of its features include the ability to view and bookmark PDFs, highlight and underline selectable PDF text, and a Full Screen and Presentation mode. It also allows the adding of circles and boxes, as well as being able to embed and edit notes.

  6. 6. Baby Animals Match

    Baby Animals Match

    “Baby Animals Match” is a premium memory game for preschoolers. It will help them learn the names of baby animals whilst improving their memory skills, all in an entertaining game.

    The game consists of matching baby animals to their parents. All the animals announce their names when revealed and there is also a fun animation and sound made when the match occurs.

    Once all the matches are made, the animal pairs animate and say their names continuously until your preschoolers decide to replay the game, by deflating the replay balloon with a click.

  7. 7. GeoGebra

    GeoGebra

    GeoGebra 4.4

    GeoGebra (www.geogebra.org) is free dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. Interactive learning, teaching and evaluation resources created with GeoGebra can be shared and used by everyone at www.geogebratube.org.

    GeoGebra is the world’s favorite dynamic mathematics software, has received numerous educational software awards, and supports STEM education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.

    Join us. Dynamic Mathematics for Everyone.

    • Free to use software for learning, teaching and evaluation
    • Fully interactive, easy-to-use interface with many powerful features
    • Access to an ever-expanding pool of resources at www.geogebratube.org
    • Available in many languages
    • A fun way to really see and experience mathematics and science
    • Adaptable to any curriculum or project
    • Used by millions of people around the world
  8. 8. Color by Numbers - Flowers - Free

    Color by Numbers - Flowers - Free

    Painting by Numbers is a fun coloring game for your children.
    If your child likes flowers, this coloring game is made for them. Beautiful flowers make them feel the joys of spring, and the painting process turns into an enthralling game where they can bring their fantasies to life and draw a red daffodil, or a blue sunflower.

  9. 9. Typing Fingers LT

    Typing Fingers LT

    Typing Fingers is an app that will teach you how to type the right way on your Mac.

    • Ready for US/EN QWERTY keyboard layout -

    Typing Fingers uses a completely new approach to teach the efficient touch-typing (ten-fingers) system. It makes typing fun, is interactive and works with modern technologies and a new teaching method. The beautiful design and peaceful music create an amazing atmosphere that allows everybody, including children, to improve their typing skills and get TYPING FINGERS DIPLOMA after successful completion of all levels.

  10. 10. Flashcard Hero Free

    Flashcard Hero Free

    Make your own flash cards and take the pressure out of test preparation. Flashcard Hero keeps track of what facts you already know so you can focus on what you don’t know and save a lot of time.

    Beyond your average-vocab-app: We made Flashcard Hero for those of you who want to fit more than a few words on each card. You can add lists and use text formatting to structure your content. Cards even expand as you add more text so you can take notes during class and turn them into study cards later. All decks can easily be shared with others via the web.

  11. 11. Daum Equation Editor

    Daum Equation Editor

    Edit the formula in this program is designed to quickly and easily. In the editor that provides many types of formulas with just the click of a button you can create a formula.

  12. 12. Playwords Lite

    Playwords Lite

    Playwords makes learning words fun for kids. With 3 great games, Playwords is challenging for children learning to read or starting to spell.

    Beautifully illustrated with original, hand-drawn pictures and professionally narrated by a clear, lively voice, the games are both entertaining and educational. Easy for kids to use by themselves, Playwords is fun alone or with Mom and Dad.

  13. 13. TranslateIt!

    TranslateIt!

    Have you been looking for a dictionary, that can translate any word from any language, for a long time?
    Congratulations! You have just found it!

    We are happy to present TranslateIt!
    TranslateIt! is the multilingual dictionary that allows you to look up words on the fly!

    Just hover the pointer over an unfamiliar word in any Cocoa Application, and you will see its translation in a pop-up window instantly.

  14. 14. TranslateIt!

    TranslateIt!

    Have you been looking for a dictionary, that can translate any word from any language, for a long time?
    Congratulations! You have just found it!

    We are happy to present TranslateIt!
    TranslateIt! is the multilingual dictionary that allows you to look up words on the fly!

    Just hover the pointer over an unfamiliar word in any Cocoa Application, and you will see its translation in a pop-up window instantly.

  15. 15. MathBoard Addition

    MathBoard Addition

    MathBoard Addition is a highly configurable math app appropriate for all school aged children learning addition. MathBoard Addition will allow you to configure the app to best match the abilities of your individual child/student.

    More than just standard drills, MathBoard encourages students to actually solve problems, and not just guess at answers. This is done by providing multiple answer styles, as well as a scratchboard area where problems can be worked out by hand. Students can also turn to MathBoard's Problem Solver for further help. This powerful teaching feature walks students through the steps required to solve equations. Additionally, the included quick reference tables serve as a valuable learning tool.

  16. 16. CutieMelody

    CutieMelody

    CutieMelody is a simple and beautiful version of a real children's glockenspiel.

    Realistic sounds and responsive playing and sliding make it a real joy to just toy around freely or perform favorite melodies. Animated bars and note letters provide feedback and soothing floating notes in the background make it fun for kids to learn the basics of making music and stay entertained.

    If you like CutieMelody please check out the other applications by CutieApps available on the App Store.

  17. 17. Puzzle Maker Lite

    Puzzle Maker Lite

    Create crossword and word search puzzles using your own words! You choose the words, and Puzzle Maker can make a crossword and word search from them.

    *Create crosswords and word searches with up to 10 words (100 words for full version)
    *Edit crossword and word search colors and fonts
    *Print your puzzles
    *Export small puzzles

  18. 18. gFlashcards Lite

    gFlashcards Lite

    Focus and remember things easier.

    gFlashcards Lite is a Ad-Supported App.

    Simply create flashcards on the revolutionary site gflashcards.com, then study easily using gFlashcards app. This app is a powerful and easy to use program. It is designed for serious studiers who need to memorize information as efficiently as possible.

  19. 19. Submarine Math Lite

    Submarine Math Lite

    Playing a racing submarine underwater game 15 min daily, you will be surprised that you have been improved in Math. Changed from boring ordinary math game for fun with a racing game. Speed up your submarine racing with sea-animal. You will always be surprised what will come next. All pictures and concepts were created by kids from Year 4 and Year 7. Have fun!

  20. 20. Wiki Reader

    Wiki Reader

    One Year iSolute-Berlin
    Wiki Reader - the little brother of "Wiki Speaker" - free for today.

    Wiki is great for quickly and efficiently searching through the contents of Wikipedia.

  21. 21. FlashFacts Free

    FlashFacts Free

    FlashFacts – flashcards, reinvented

    FlashFacts Free lets you experience the versatility and power of FlashFacts for free! It packs all of its features into a beautiful package that is intuitive, fun, and simple. With FlashFacts, there is nothing standing between you and real, engaging learning.

  22. 22. ABCmouse.com Zoo Set 3

    ABCmouse.com Zoo Set 3

    This zoo app is an amazing new way to explore animals for kids. With unique features, realistic animals and setting, engaging art, and high quality narration and music, this app will be a favorite for kids of all ages. Universal for both iPad and iPhone with beautiful full resolution animations of the animals. Easy to use navigation and optimized performance make visiting the zoo even more fun.

  23. 23. Air Chalk

    Air Chalk

    Air Chalk is a digital replacement of your traditional chalkboard or blackboard. You write your content on your iOS device, and the content is displayed to your audience using an LCD display or projector.

  24. 24. Number Pyramid

    Number Pyramid

    Number Pyramid is a math game focusing on addition and subtraction skills. Using the information from the blocks that you know, you must calculate the values for the rest of the blocks that make up the pyramid.

    The target audience for this game is children in grades K to 4. There are predefined levels for each of these grades, along with manual controls if you want to fine tune the game difficulty.

  25. 25. 11+ Vocabulary Builder Lite

    11+ Vocabulary Builder Lite

    11+ Vocab Builder app helps students boost their vocabulary by applying various study techniques. This interactive app is designed in a quiz format and covers following topics:

    1. Alphabetical Order
    2. Anagram Pairs
    3. Antonym Pairs
    4. Antonyms
    5. Combi-Words
    6. Spelling Errors
    7. Synonym Sets
    8. Synonyms
    9. Word Out