If you’ve followed me for a while you’ll know that I’m a major Mac geek and love experimenting with apps and finding more efficient ways of doing my work. In my view, a HUGE part of being productive is finding the right tools for the job and using those tools well.
The challenge here is that there are so many apps available to us. This often leads to “app overwhelm” and it’s hard to decide which app to use. I also don’t want to waste time (or money) downloading and learning how to use an app if it’s not going to help me.
And because our work often requires multiple tools, this means multiple purchases and lots of monthly subscriptions to pay. Ugh…
Fortunately, there’s a new kid on the block making things a lot easier. Enter, Setapp (affiliate link)…[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOALSKeZtxo?rel=0]
Setapp is the world’s first subscription-based app market place that features all the best Mac apps in one place. I’ve just signed up and for a productivity geek like me, here’s why it’s a no brainer:
- It features the best apps for every job. No more decision overwhelm, Setapp doesn’t just allow in just any app. The Setapp team handpick the best apps to include in the Setapp store so that you can quickly and easily find the best tool for the job. There are apps for productivity, task management, personal finance, creativity, writing and development. No matter what you do, there’s probably a whole range of apps you could be using to be more productive.
- One subscription for all your tools. For just $9.99/month, you can pay to get access to a massive library of apps all for one monthly payment (instead of paying for each app separately). Just last year, my favourite writing app, Ulysses, changed to a subscription model which would have meant I’d need to fork out $7.49/month for this one app alone. I’ve also spent money on other popular apps like Timing ($49) and CleanMyMac ($39.95). So, to me it seems like a no-brainer to spend $9.99/month for all of these apps and to get access to other new apps I haven’t even tried.
Before I would often spend a lot of time browsing apps, comparing prices and reading reviews before opening my wallet. I’d even put off a purchase for weeks to really think about my decision before making a commitment. Now, with Setapp I can quickly download an app knowing it’s the best tool for the job and give it a try without paying for that individual app.
I now find myself browsing the Setapp store looking for inspiration on new apps to try. Earlier today I started playing with a cool gif maker called Gifox. And last week I started using a new clipboard manager called Paste. This app alone has drastically increased my efficiency on the computer.
If you’d like to give Setapp a try, click here to sign up (affiliate link).