The 20 Best OS X Apps for Designers & Web Developers




Building websites on Mac OS X provides a completely different landscape in comparison to Windows or Linux. The applications are designed much differently and built from a different standard of programmers. Not to mention the enormous Mac App Store which offers immediate downloads for software you can purchase right away.

In this collection I am focusing on the 20 most useful OS X apps worth downloading for web design/development purposes. You will obviously not need every application listed, but it is worth taking a peek at each piece of software to determine if you can use it during your workflow. If we missed any great Mac applications feel free to share your ideas in the post discussion area.

Coda

osx app coda coding ide html css php

Sketch

sketch app designer's toolbox mac

Fontcase

mac osx app font management tools

CodeKit

mac app codekit download apps osx

Gitbox

gitbox git open source version control app

Espresso

espresso macrabbit mac osx app web designers

Slicy

photoshop mac osx app slicing layers graphics

Antetype

mac osx app antetype prototyping user interface

Transmit

panic osx app transmit ftp client

Sequel Pro

sequel pro mysql database management tool mac osx

Kaleidoscope

mac osx app file comparison tool version controls

CSS3 Toolkit

Mac App Store osx download css3toolkit css3

Xscope

mac osx xscope website app coding IDE

Logoist

synium logoist logo design graphics mac osx app

VirtualHostX

virtual host 2013 app mac osx

LiveReload

mac os x app website layout livereload

On The Job

osx freelancing tools obthejob download app

PHPStorm

php web development app osx mac software program IDE

Alfred

alfred mac osx app tools program

HTTP Client

mac osx layout http client reading register





About the author:

Jake is a creative designer, illustrator, and web developer. He frequently writes articles involving new-age design concepts and freelance management skills. You can find him in Google or follow his tweets @jakerocheleau

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