Top 10 Micro-Apps For Windows And Mac OS X

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Top 10 Micro-Apps For Windows And Mac OS X

Your Windows system tray and Mac OS X menubar have become prime real estate for highly functional micro-applications that provide easy access to information, settings and tasks. Here are our top ten favourites for both Windows and Mac.

We’ve outlined ten options each for Windows and Mac. (So this is really a Top 20 if you use both operating systems—lucky you!)

One thing to note is that a micro-app doesn’t necessarily have to be confined to the system tray or menubar, as we’re defining it. Our definition of micro-app is one that’s lightweight, pretty much serves a single function, and only shows up when you need it. Where it lives isn’t entirely relevant—I’m just pretty fond of tiny little icons.

WINDOWS

10. GoogleDocsNotifier

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9. TrayDiskFree

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8. GMinder

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7. ClipCube

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6. Minime

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5. UltraMon

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4. QuickSync

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3. Fences

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2. Fluffy App

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1. AutoHotKey

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MAC OS X

10. Captur

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9. Camouflage

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8. Clipboard History

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7. QuietRead

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6. Apptivate

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5. ScreenSharingMenulet

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4. Snippets

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3. CalendarBar

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2. Autograph

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1. CloudApp

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Got any awesome micro-apps that you love that weren’t on this list? Let’s hear ’em in the comments! (Also, Dropbox doesn’t count. We left it off on purpose because we talk about it all the time and it isn’t always the epitome of lightweight.)

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