There are many apps out there that are helpful in business, but some are much more important than others. Fortunately, some of the most important free apps are already compatible with Mountain Lion. The following are very useful free apps for business, but may be helpful for personal use as well.
Evernote is probably one of the most useful business apps you’ll ever own. You can take audio notes, typed notes, organize your notes into stacks and notebooks, attach files, add iSight (webcam) video, and use a variety of formatting options. You can then sync the data so that it’s available on your mobile device or another computer (including Windows). You can also get add-ons for Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, so you can clip highlights or links from any site, and on any browser you wish to use with your Mac. The best part? It’s all free!
Although Mountain Lion has Twitter integration, it’s not quite as powerful as the Twitter application. If you want to be able to use Twitter for your business, the Twitter application has everything you need. One of the most important features of the app is its auto-link shortening, which automatically updates the total number of actual characters left while taking the shortened link into account. The Notification Center version of Twitter does not do that.
Many web workers cannot live without Skype. Although some businesses have switched to apps such as Propane, most of them still use Skype. Fortunately, it is fully compatible with Mountain Lion.
Wunderlist is a nifty little task manager that is available on every platform and mobile device, much like Evernote. If you would like to be able to see your task list no matter where you go, Wunderlist is the best option for you. It’s also easy to use and lightweight, so it won’t slow you down. For people who prefer the speed of the keyboard over the mouse, it also has keyboard shortcuts for everything.
Skitch is supposedly not fully compatible with Mountain Lion, but it seemed to work fine in my tests. This app is invaluable for sharing notes on screen capture images. As many people in business know, sending and receiving notes about things you are seeing on your screen can be very important. The app is also compatible with Evernote, so you can easily add the captures as new notes in Evernote. You can even create a new Evernote Notebook from within Skitch.