10 Billion App Countdown – The Top 5 Mac Apps to Download

Being an Apple user myself, I find the App store just a more convenient Apple.com/download. I don’t think it’s anything ‘revolutionary’ like the App store for iPhone however, it’s a great improvement for Apple and those who are seeking an ‘Apple Approved’ software for their Mac.

The App Store is about to hit ten billion downloads since its release which was not even a month ago. That’s insane.

Apple is offering a great prize for the person who will hit the ten billionth App. The prize is $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. That might be all the songs you can buy. That would definitely complete our music collection.

I decided to take this time to list the Top Grossing Apps for Mac to make your decision ‘faster’ in downloading the 10 billionth App.

1. Socialite. – Socialite is a beautiful Mac OS X application, designed to make it easy to stay in touch with the social networks and services that matter to you.

From statuses and photos on Facebook and Twitter updates, to Google Reader RSS syncing, photos on Flickr and news on Digg, Socialite keeps all your social networks in one place.

A screenshot of Socialite (P.S. we are using it ourselves!).

2. Osciroi – Offline weblog. – Weblog has many interesting features, but there are concerns about leaking of private information. You can write a personal diary using Osciroi, like a weblog. 8 unique themes are included as standard. You’re sure to find your favorite theme. You can add images and hyper-links for various purposes. For a travel story, working memo, etc.

Screenshot of Osciroi offline weblog:

3. YummySoup – It’s mid January and it’s freezing cold in New York. Recipecasts provide a revolutionary way to share your recipes with your friends and family. Simply select a group, and publish it to your MobileMeā„¢ account. Subscribe to Mom’s desserts, and as she adds more desserts, you’ll get them too.

Screenshot of the awesome YummySoup! App below

4. Things – Things is a beautifully focused and amazingly intuitive task manager. Other to-do applications either oversimplify or are too difficult to use. Either way you are not getting stuff done. Things instead has the right balance between ease of use and powerful features.

With Things’ elegance and beautiful design, procrastinating never looked less attractive. You can even sync wirelessly with the desktop version of Things using Wi-Fi.

A detailed screenshot of Things App.

5. Caffeine -Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon in the right side of your menu bar. Click it to prevent your Mac from automatically going to sleep, dimming the screen or starting screen savers. Click it again to go back. Hold down the Command key while clicking to show the menu. The menu now has a sub-menu for deactivating Caffeine automatically after a number of minutes.