Software for Apple Desktop Devices


Shareit from Lenovo Shareit Technologies is a file sharing app, and while it’s not the first and won’t be the last, this is one of the most popular owing to its reliability. Sending files over the web can be slow at times, and that’s not even taking into account the device incompatibility problems. With this app, sharing between different smartphones and desktop PCs is made easy.


OpenTeacher is an open source application that makes it easier to learn a new language. Basically what the application does is allow you to produce tests that will help you master your foreign language skills, and while similar programs do exist, OpenTeacher is entirely free.


Krita is an image editing application, but before you dismiss this as just another GIMP knockoff, it isn’t. While it has all the basic tools you’d expect, it also comes with several features that make image manipulation and photo editing easier such as multiple masks per layer, color history, clone layers and more.


Duplicati is a free backup program that does backups in remote file servers and cloud storage devices. You can use this program to store compressed and encrypted files on Google Drive, OneDrive and other cloud storage devices. It's very easy to use, and takes away the drudgery that comes with backing up files.


Gnuplot is an open source command line graphing utility developed by Philipp K. Janert that allows students, scientists and researchers to create data and math formulas in an interactive manner. This cross platform program can also be used by third party programs and it has some web scripting support too.

Perfect Effects 9

Perfect Effects 9 from On One Software is an image editor that you can also use to work with Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture. The program is free to download, but you’ll need online access to activate the first time you use it. Once you’ve filled up the simple form, you can download the program, and there’s a lot of good stuff here.


The GanttProject is a project management program designed to run on Windows, Mac and Linux. It was developed by Alexandre Thomas in 2003 and now run by Dmitry Barashev. Unlike other project management applications, the GanttProject is easy to use while retaining the most important project management features.