Ultimate Cheat Sheet of Apps you’ll need to run your business on a Mac

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We’ve compiled a Cheat sheet list of all applications we think you’ll need to use as a small business!

Keep in mind – If you rely on industry specific software (e.g. accountant or actuarial work, you may be out of luck finding native macOS apps. There’s always virtualization solutions to run Windows on your Mac, such as Parallels or VMWare Fusion.)

With Apple’s recent release of the new M1 chip, a Mac is now able to run iOS apps natively! This opens up a world of possibilities in being able to access the 1.9 million apps available on Apple’s App Store.

There’s also now a long list of cloud web applications that will do just about anything… so you’re able to use whatever platform you prefer!

Are you considering moving to Apple? SupportMyMac is here to assist with that transition. Click here to schedule a free consultation with our team!

Software CategoryOn a PC you were usingOn a Mac you can use
Accounting Software– Quicken
– QuickBooks Local
– Sage50
– QuickBooks Online (Cloud)
– AccountEdge (Local Application)
– FreshBooks (Cloud)
– Marketcircle Billings Pro (Local App)
– Sage Business Cloud Accounting (Cloud)
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)– Microsoft Dynamics
– MaximizerCRM
– ACT! by Sage
Marketcircle Daylite
Salesforce (Cloud)
HubSpot (Cloud)
Pipedrive (Cloud)
Insightly (Cloud)
CapsuleCRM (Cloud)
** Thorough review of CRMs available here.
Coding & Development– Microsoft Visual Studio
– NetBeans
– Eclipse
– Microsoft Visual Studio for Mac (.NET)
– Xcode (Swift, Objective-C, C, C++, Java, Python, Ruby, AppleScript)
– Eclipse (Java)
Office Productivity– Microsoft Office
– Corel WordPerfect
– OpenOffice
– Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
– Apple iWork (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) – Free!
– LibreOffice
Instant Messaging– Discord
– Slack
– Microsoft Teams
– Google Hangout
– WhatsApp
– Skype
– Discord
– Slack
– Microsoft Teams
– Google Hangouts
– WhatsApp
– Skype
Image Editing– CorelDraw
– MS Paint (Uh oh!)
– Adobe Creative Cloud (Subscription)
– Affinity Photo
– Pixelmator Pro
– Luminar
– Adobe Photoshop Elements
Video Editing– Adobe Premiere Pro
– Windows Movie Maker
– Final Cut Pro X
– iMovie
– Adobe Premiere Pro
– Davinci Resolve
Design Software– AutoCAD
– Revit
– ArchiCAD
– Rhino3D
– AutoCAD
– SketchUp
Flow Charts– ConceptDraw
– Microsoft Visio
– OmniGraffle
Security Protection– Kapersky
– Norton360
– Panda
– XProtect (Built-in protection)
– BitDefender
– MalwareBytes
To Do List– Microsoft Outlook– Apple Reminders (Built-in & Free!)
– Microsoft ToDo
– Todoist
– OmniFocus
– Things
VPN & Remote Access– Built-in Windows VPN Connections
– SonicWALL GlobalVPN
– OpenVPN
– Viscosity
– Remote Desktop Connection
– MacOS provides built-in VPN support
– Cisco AnyConnect SSLVPN
– Watchguard SSLVPN
– Fortinet SSLVPN
– SonicWALL MobileConnect SSLVPN
– Checkpoint VPN Software
– Remote Desktop Connection

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