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10 apps and software to download first on your new Apple Macbook Pro (2021)

Planning to buy the new MacBook Pro? Here are some apps and software to download first.

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The new insanely fast, top of the line Macbook Pro series was launched at the “Unleashed” event in October 2021. The new Macbook is even faster and looks more beautiful than the previous generation. Powering the new insides is the M1 max and M1 pro chips, which give the laptops a significant boost. Are you planning to buy the new Macbook Pro 2021? Here are some apps for MacBook pro that you must install to have a great experiece.


A writing application to get your work done with. It works as a completely normal notepad application until you open its extensive library of tools. With its minimalistic design keeping, a record of your written material becomes easy. All the documents are stored and organised in a dropdown styled many so users can open them with a click. 

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These files are divided into folders and subcategories for ease of use. Do not worry if you can’t carry your Macbook everywhere, all the documents are backed up on your iCloud account so they can be easily accessed, viewed and shared from anywhere.

  • Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365

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One of the most popular office suites with millions of users worldwide. If you are new to the Apple ecosystem, worry not Microsoft Office 365 supports the new M1 chips from day one. Every application included in the Microsoft productivity bundle will work natively without the need for Rosetta (used to run cross-platform applications). Whether you need to make a presentation, a Word file or manage records on your Excel sheet, install the Microsoft 365 package and you are good to go. 

  • Fantastica


This application is a list organiser, which helps you manage schedules and do day to day tasks easily. Whether it is a bill payment, a meeting reminder or a casual shopping list, Fantastica has got your back. Just set a reminder and forget about it. With a beautiful design, the application also has cross-platform compatibility so be it your Mac or a Windows laptop your reminders are covered anyway. Many awards winner, this application is a must-have in your library.

  • OmniFocus


Imagine having a calendar application with cross-application sync. Well, OmniFocus is the application which you are looking for. One of the best productivity applications out in the market. The idea behind this application is to get your plans easily noted down in your calendar even when the application is not opened. You can add tasks from any application and everything will be synced down across all the devices. Consider using it to see what wonders it can do.

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  • Affinity applications

Affinity applications

There are lots of Affinity applications available in the market. These all are ideal for artists and graphic designers. The application is used for productivity, creating posters, logos, icons, artwork and much more across the globe. There are a huge number of tools to make the work easy and go through the process smoothly. The application supports cross platforms, which makes it easy to run on all M1 chip systems including iPad pro. Getting this application an easy select for apps for MacBook Pro 

  • Zoom


One of the most popular apps that helped us cope up with the covid situations by keeping our work going. Zoom is a simple video calling app with lots of features under its sleeves. Users can schedule a meeting, change the background while on a video call or record their calls, Zoom’s got you covered. 

Screen share is another great feature that initially gave competition to other applications. Users were able to share and control the screen making the life of teachers and tech support really easy. Use Zoom to conduct meetings or simply talk to your loved ones on your new Macbook.

  • Todoist


Have a habit of making a list of jobs from pen and paper? Todoist is a simple solution for you. It fetches the details from your calendar and accepts manual input from the users. After that, the application arranges it in a to-do list, which users can scratch off once the task is done. While working you remembered to buy some groceries? Just add them to the Todoist and it will be automatically synced with your other hand device. The list can further be saved on any popular cloud service you use. Now no more forgetting small tasks, use Todoist and keep your work organised making it one of the best apps for MacBook pro.

  • Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe is working hard on making the heavy Photoshop and Premiere pro compatible with M1 chips. Till then you can surely consider using Lightroom, which is a lightweight version of those applications without the need of Rosetta. 

It is a stripped down version of a complicated editing application that only includes essential basic photo editing tools. Ideal for consumers who want to edit their photos lightly or simply want to tweak them a little. It is also good for beginners, to get them into the world of photo editing. The application supports RAW files so using Lightroom won’t deteriorate the quality of your image.

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  • Luna Display

Luna Display

The new Macbook Pro now supports up to 4 external displays and having an external one improves your workspace. If you don’t want to invest in an external display and have a spare iPad in your home. Use Luna Display to extend your screen using your iPad. There is a built-in feature for that called Sidecar. Well, Luna Display takes it to a level further as you can make another Mac your extended display as well. A great option for people for whom one traditional monitor is not enough.

  • Pixelmator Pro

Pixelmator Pro

Want a photo editing application to just perform basic functions? Try using Pixelmator Pro, the application is capable of performing basic tasks and touch-up to photos. With a number of tools and filters, one can easily enhance their clicks or even old memories.

The application keeps everything simple, giving new life to a photograph. The best feature is an automatic photo-enhancement tool. It is an AI-based system that relies on an algorithm trained on 20 million images. This makes enhancing your photos in just a few clicks, child’s play.

These are some apps for MacBook Pro (2021) that you should consider installing for a better Apple experience.

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