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Top 50 Most Converted and Downloaded Songs by Mac Users

Top 50 Most Converted and Downloaded Songs by Mac Users

A recent podcast on AppleInsider revealed the release of a new iMac and MacBook Pro. To join the celebration and excitement, we tweaked into what Mac users enjoy doing in their free time and picked the most well-known activity: listening to music. Below, we combined a list of top #50 most converted and downloaded songs by Mac owners, wrapping up with a preferred music genre conclusion. Make sure to check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments below and don’t hold back from pressing Play!

Each entry has a link to the Youtube video, so you can listen, watch and decide for yourself if it’s a keeper in your private playlist. 

#1. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar

With reworked instrumentals, a top-notch performance by Kendrick Lamar and an elaborate neo-noir music video that featured more celebrities per square second than the Universal Studios and a Victoria’s Secret fashion show combined, the remixed version of Bad Blood is Taylor Swift’s way of turning a sweet revenge into an instant hit. Youtube link.

#2. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth

Part of the Furious 7 movie soundtrack, See You Again is an emotional tribute to Paul Walker, the regretted Fast & Furious franchise star. The song reached number one in 95 countries, holding the Spotify record for the most streamed song in one single day in the US. Video Link.

#3. David Guetta – Hey Mama (Official Video) ft Nicki Minaj, Afrojack & Bebe Rexha

Apparently, all it takes to turn Mad Max’s post-apocalyptic scenario into a full-blown party is David Guetta’s crazed disco beats and Nicki Minaj’s fierce rapping. And a pink wig, of course. Youtube link.

#4. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars

A successful collaboration between the British musician and producer Mark Ronson and the American artist Bruno Mars, this song is a groovy homage to 70s funk whose infectious rhythm and tongue-in-cheek lyrics are guaranteed to make you want to show off your best disco moves. Watch it here.

#5. The Weeknd – The Hills

With gritty lyrics, deep bass and a seductive mixture of shallowness and sincerity, The Hills is the perfect song for the smooth operators who also sport a dark side. Youtube link.

#6. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ)

“Lean on” strikes the right chord with those of us who need reminding that life is about celebrating all the beautiful things it has to offer, and that sometimes, our biggest vulnerabilities are also strengths in disguise. Video here.

#7. Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds

The raw, unadulterated vocals of Rihanna and Kanye West together with McCartney’ acoustic guitar make up a confessional ballad about mistakes, redemption and hope, perfect for those lazy summer mornings after a weekend of partying. Video.

#8. Skrillex And Diplo – Where Are Ü Now (Feat. Justin Bieber)

The perfect excuse to take your summer crush’s hand and go nuts on the dance floor without any expectations besides having fun and enjoying each other. Link.

#9. Hozier – Take Me To Church

One of the most popular songs of 2014, Take Me To Church’s meaningful lyrics, beautiful sound and powerful video have made it a chart topping hit, in contrast with the usual skin-deep contenders that we’ve grown accustomed to. Too deep not to listen, too beautiful to stop listening. Video available here.

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#10. Silento “Watch Me” (Whip/ Nae Nae)

If you want to follow Silento’s lead and practice your whipping and NaeNae-ing then this is your moment. Go for it here!

#11. Rihanna – B*tch Better Have My Money

Bossy lyrics and trap beats designed to make your body move, clubs explode and money, money dropping everywhere. Listen here.

#12. Richard Clayderman – The Best World Instrumental Hits

Who would have guessed that Mac users share a common passion for piano music, romance and Adeline? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here.

#13. New York Jazz Lounge – Jazz Moods

A great compilation of some the finest songs of our times sung by artists such as Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, revamped with a jazzy face lift and a deep, soulful mood. Video here.

#14. Omarion Ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko – Post To Be

Omarion is back y’all! And this time, he brought top reinforcements. Together with Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko, the R&B singer says it like it’s Post To Be in a funny, upbeat manner. Right here.

#15. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do

Goulding’s soft, intimate vocals and the sensual theme of the song make it the ideal soundtrack of an evening for two. BDSM not included. Youtube link.

#16. Fifth Harmony – Worth It ft. Kid Ink

This song has it all: catchy tune, funky sound and powerful beats. 2 words: Total worth! Video here.

#17. OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)

Cheerleader is not your typical dance song but more of a reggae track with a deep house makeover and a lot of happy instrumentals. Great for an outdoor party or for blasting out loud in your convertible. Available online.

#18. DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It

It’s a trap! Or, better said, a trap-infused remix of AlunaGeorge’s song, with chill dance vibes and a healthy dose of bass—the perfect recipe to get you up and dancing. Open this video and start practicing!

#19. Maroon 5 – Sugar

As the name says it, this track is a sweet and catchy ode to love and all things related. Are you in love? Great, you can add it to your playlist and enjoy it with your significant other. Spotted here!

#20. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen

Named one of the best songs of 2014 in Vice magazine’s Noisey blog and the The Huffington Post, Trap Queen is a modern day urban love story—think Bonnie and Clyde with stormy beats and an infectious tune that makes you wanna do all sorts of fun and badass things. Video link.

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#21. Fetty Wap – Come My Way (Drake Remix)

A hit on its own, now with the added Drake factor. The track is a successful combination between Maxwell’s freshness and authenticity and Drake’s experience and originality, which makes it an instant hit for both fan bases. Link.

#22. Avicii – Waiting For Love

Uplifiting and full of energy, Avicii’s track is a motivational tale of love and vulnerability with an equally beautiful clip, which you should definitely watch. Where? Here!

#23. Taylor Swift – Style

Taylor Swift’s Style is a sultry funk track with a very arresting hook that has the power to turn a casual Friday night out into a thrilling club adventure. Listen here.

#24. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf****r

This tune has all the signs and qualities of a Summer jam: irresistible beats, unfiltered opening lyrics and highly unexpected nudity. Who knows, maybe this summer won’t hurt so bad after all…Video.

#25. Jason Derulo – Want To Want Me

An unexpected departure from Derulo’s signature style, “Want To Want Me” channels a hard to resist 80’s funk with a lively instrumental. Link.

#26. WALK THE MOON – Shut Up and Dance

Great advice from a dance floor earworm that encourages you to do exactly what you should be doing in a warm evening out: get lost in the moment. Video.

#27. Tove Lo – Talking Body

A straight to the point track with very memorable lyrics, Talking Body is an electropop ode to passion and physical attraction, great for giving those love butterflies a well-deserved shake on the dancefloor. Watch it on Youtube.

#28. Ariana Grande – One Last Time

A dance-pop song with a subtle electronic twist, One Last Time is Ariana’s upbeat song of redemption after a tumultuous relationship. Since we’ve all been there and done that at some point, I’d say this song sings to us all. Song link.

#29. Natalie La Rose – Somebody ft. Jeremih

Natalie La Rose’s debut single, Somebody is a fun R&B song that features interpolations of Whitney Houston‘s 1987 hit “I Wanna Dance with Somebody and verses from rappers Jeremih, Fetty Wap, Sage the Gemini, and Troy Ave. Video.

#30. Nicki Minaj – Feeling Myself ft. Beyoncé

A powerful track from a powerful pairing that screams killer bass, strong drums, and a whole lotta attitude. Link.

#31. Rich Homie Quan – Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)

Homies gotta do what homies gotta do. Rollin’ with beats, that is. Playin’ it here.

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#32. DJ Khaled – Hold You Down ft. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, Jeremih

For this track, Khaled has teamed up with a couple of heavy names from the R&B genre. The result? A perfect summer holiday song that speaks to the ladies through soulful vocals and intense beats. Press Play!

#33. Deorro, Chris Brown – Five More Hours

The revamped version of Deorro’s 2014 Five Hours instrumental track sports redesigned beats, a new dance vibe, and Chris Brown’s perfectly timed vocals. Video.

#34. Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea – Pretty Girls

The perfect warm-weather jam guaranteed to put you in the party mode and launch you straight on the dance floor. Youtube it, in 3…2…1…

#35. Jessie J – Flashlight

This isn’t your typical Jessie J song but rather a sweet pop ballad with inspiring vocals and heartwarming lyrics that speak about that special someone we all wish we had. Watch it here.

#36. Big Sean – Blessings (Explicit) ft. Drake, Kanye West

Three heavy names, sick beats and an intense lyrical flow about personal experiences, life lessons and the true blessings that make it all worthwhile. Song available here.

#37. The Weeknd – Earned It

The Weeknd’s slow jam that earned its place on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack takes its listeners on a journey of sensuality, self-indulgence and pain, with a dash of class and understated refinement. Link.

#38. Luke Bryan – Kick The Dust Up

With a thumping beat and playful banjo strings in the background, this song is a country ode to quaint dirt roads and all–American farm towns. Corn field parties and bonfire hang-outs, anyone? Video.

#39. T- Wayne Nasty Freestyle

A catchy freestyle with a happy swag flow, Nasty rose to fame shortly after its video release, prompting a series of Vine parodies cleverly synced with the song’s opening line “”First, let me hop out the mother******g Porsche”. Pam-pam.

#40. Dj Logon Hip-Hop R&B mix 2012

A phat mix of Hip Hop and R&B hits guaranteed to pump up your day. Pressss play, y’all.

#41. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran’s thinking out loud has materialized into a charming romantic ballad about lasting love and true soul mates. Awwwww! Grab a stranger or your teddy and dance your love away. Video here.

#42. Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta

An anthem dedicated to those who work hard and never give up on their dreams, King Kunta is an invigorating hip hop song with dense lyrics, funky beats and a whole new level of realness. Play it like, here.

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#43. 6 Hour of The Best Beethoven Classical Music

Apparently, classical music fans have high self-esteem, are resourceful, relaxed and shy. So way to go, Mac users! Youtube link.

#44. Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good

This catchy country-pop anti-cheating anthem reminds us how awesome love can be, if done right. Don’t miss it out from your playlist.

#45. Sia – Elastic Heart feat. Shia LaBeouf & Maddie Ziegler

A bold tune with a rare emotional depth matched by an equally creative and controversial clip, Elastic Heart is about empowering the self and breaking free from negative emotions. Beautiful and somehow motivational. And available here.

#46. Dillon Francis & DJ Snake – Get Low

Crazy electronic beats that wreak havoc, great for dancing the night away or for practicing your Zumba moves. Online here.

#47. Galantis – Runaway (U & I)

Released in October 2014 by the electropop duo Galantis, Runaway is a successful mix of electronic dance and trance, with heavy bass and unusual vocals that will hypnotize your ears and raise your hands up in the air. One click away.

#48. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You

Catchy synth-pop at its finest, I Really Like You exudes exuberance and fun through all its happy notes and unpretentious lyrics. Do you like it?

#49. Lorde – Royals (US Version)

Not the usual kind of pop that dominates the charts, Royals has an addictive yet austere tune and powerful lyrics that carry a deep message about social inequality and conspicuous consumption. Don’t miss out the US version.

#50. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Official Audio) ft. Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers

Another one of the Daft Punk hits, Get Lucky is a fresh reinterpretation of the old school electronic genre with a charismatic dance twist and Pharell Williams’s smooth vocals. Lucky, indeed!

If we’d have to draw a conclusion, we’d say pop is the king of our Top 50 most converted and downloaded songs, with R&B, hip hop, and electronic music as close contenders. One thing we know for sure: Mac users are upbeat folks who like to get down and dirty every now and then, but when things get challenging, they turn to Beethoven and Richard Clayderman for a different perspective and a much needed creativity boost.

Note: the data was collected with the help of FLVTO and their youtube to mp3 downloader tool for Mac Users. I would like to personally thank them for granting me access to their insights. 

Featured photo credit: Robert Hawkes via flickr.com

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Last Updated on November 3, 2020

20 Best Mac Apps for Productivity You Need in 2020

20 Best Mac Apps for Productivity You Need in 2020

Whether you use your Mac for work or just for your personal projects, you’ve likely found yourself wondering how to improve your productivity. There are only so many hours in a day, and so much mental stamina you can muster before you run out.

There are dozens of tricks you can use to improve your own productivity and outlook, but if you’re looking for a more objective, comprehensive fix, the best thing to do is equip your Mac with productivity apps designed to help you do more in less time.

This Lifehack-exclusive list has some of the best productivity apps to help you feel less tired, improve your energy, and ultimately help you get more done every day.

What Makes For the Best Productivity Apps?

Beyond productivity tips, there are dozens of productivity apps to choose from too. With that in mind, here are some of the core aspects of ideal productivity apps that have formed this list.

  • Non-intrusive – you want a productivity app to weave seamlessly into your workflow and not cause disruptions. From using the app to the overall display, it shouldn’t cause any interruptions.
  • Good interface – Again, you want to be able to use these apps easily and have them benefit you. The easier you can navigate around these apps, the better.
  • Fair pricing – Many of these have free trials that allow you a good chance to test before you buy. If you do decide to pay for it, the monthly pricing plans should be reasonable for what you are getting.

1. Todoist

    Available for all iOS devices, Todoist is a note-taking and organization app that can keep you on top of all your projects—both personal and professional.

    Its best features are all free to use, including browser extensions, task creation, and interactive boards you can use to organize all your notes.

    If you want to pay the optional $29 yearly fee, you can get even more advanced features like backups and automatic reminders. Even with the free version, you’ll stay far more organized.

    Download: Todoist

    2. 1Password

      You may not realize it, but you probably spend a ton of time recalling your passwords, especially if and when you forget one to an app you use on a regular basis.

      1Password is an app for Mac that saves and remembers all your passwords for you in one place, so you can access all your favorite sites with a single click.

      You’ll save time and keep all your accounts secure simultaneously. A personal plan is $2.99 per month.

      Download: 1Password

      3. Bear

        Bear is a unique kind of note-taking app designed to make it easier for Mac users to jot down notes on the go. With it, you can create to-do lists, give yourself reminders, and outline concepts for future brainstorming sessions.

        It comes with many different inline styles so you can customize your notes to your personal preferences, and remember the context in which you wrote them. The core version is free, with a $14.99 per year version available as well.

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        Download: Bear

        4. Hazel

          Hazel by noodlesoft is an automated organization tool designed for Mac that will help you automatically organize your files based on any custom rules you want to create.

          For example, you can set it to move untouched items from one folder into another folder labeled “action items” if they haven’t been addressed within a week. It can save you hours of organization over the course of a few weeks. A single license is a flat $32.

          Download: noodlesoft

          5. Alfred

            Alfred is an all-in-one app designed to save you time with Mac shortcuts and convenient custom actions. You can use it in a variety of ways.

            For example, you can access Alfred’s clipboard memory so you don’t copy and paste the same material over and over, or set up custom workflows to automate some of your most repetitive tasks.

            It’s a paid app, with multiple price points based on the features you desire.

            Download: Alfred

            6. TextExpander

              TextExpander does exactly what the name suggests; it allows you to type a short snippet of text, and expand that text automatically.

              For example, you can create a custom expansion that allows you to conjure a full paragraph you type repeatedly by simply typing a unique abbreviation. Once you get used to your custom combinations, you’ll spare your fingers from typing thousands of words.

              An individual account is $3.33 per month.

              Download: TextExpander

              7. Backblaze

                If you’ve ever experienced a crash, or theft of your Mac, you know how much time a system restore can cost you. You’ll spend hours replacing the files you lost, and lose thousands of files that are irreplaceable.

                Backblaze is an automated, inexpensive way to back up your entire Mac for just $5 a month.

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                Download: Backblaze

                8. Keyboard Maestro

                  Keyboard Maestro is an older app that still has the power to make your life easier. With it, you can automate any number of tasks based on a certain trigger (such as a hotkey combination, or an event like connecting to a wireless network). A single license only costs $36.

                  Download: Keyboard Maestro

                  9. Snagit

                    There are many applications for a good screen-capture app, whether you’re trying to illustrate a tech problem you have or just want to make an interesting meme. Snagit makes it easy, with built-in editing for both still images and video. A single license covers two machines, and costs $49.95.

                    Download: TechSmith/Snagit

                    10. Bartender

                      Bartender is the cleverly-named app that helps you clean up and organize all your menu bar icons. You can also access them quickly with keyboard shortcuts.

                      If you’re like most Mac users, those icons get cluttered quickly and stop you from working efficiently. It’s free to try for 4 weeks, after which you’ll need a $15 license.

                      Download: Bartender

                      11. Otter

                      Otter is the Mac app for the note taker who hates typing. It’s an intelligent voice-recognition system and note-taking app that will help you transcribe your conversations, keep notes during meetings, and even take contextual notes to yourself in your own time.

                      Best of all, it’s free to get started!

                      Download: Otter

                      12. Flux

                        Do you often find yourself feeling tired throughout the day, or feeling unable to get to sleep after a day of staring at your computer? That could be because of the unnatural blue light that radiates from your Mac.

                        Flux naturally adapts your display to emit light that matches the time of day, so you can sleep better and feel less tired. It’s also free!

                        Download: Flux

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                        13. PDFpen

                        If you deal with PDFs on a regular basis, you probably find yourself wishing for some kind of tool that can let you mark up those PDFs however you want. Without a dedicated app like PDFpen, this can be difficult.

                        PDFpen lets you edit PDFs in almost any conceivable way, giving you more power and saving you time. A single license is $74.95.

                        Download: Smile Software/PDFpen

                        14. OmniFocus

                          OmniFocus is all about task management. It has a clean interface that allows you to tag your tasks, schedule events, and even automate certain features.

                          It’s one of the most comprehensive solutions on the market, so there’s a bit of a learning curve to get the most out of it.

                          A standard license is $39.99, while the pro version is $79.99.

                          Download: OmniFocus

                          15. Franz

                            It’s tiring to switch between dozens of different chat programs like Facebook Messenger, Slack, and WhatsApp, whenever you want to have a conversation with a different contact.

                            Franz’s solution is simple; offer access to all these apps in one convenient package. And best of all, it’s completely open source.

                            Download: Franz

                            16. MindNode

                              If you’re the brainstorming type, you need an app like MindNode to help you efficiently organize your thoughts. There are dozens of tools you can use to connect ideas in a mind map, or simply jot down notes for future reference.

                              The core app is free, with in-app purchases available.

                              Download: MindNode

                              17. Focus

                                The internet is a wonderful thing, but it can be awfully distracting. And if you’re like the majority of us, you’ve interrupted work on a project because of some attention-grabbing site or bad online habit. That’s where Focus comes in.

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                                This app allows you to block the worst offenders with custom time limits and other constraints, so you can focus on the task at hand. A single license is $19.99.

                                Download: Focus

                                18. CleanMyMac

                                  Chances are, your Mac isn’t working as fast as it could, thanks to gigabytes of clutter and unnecessary files on your system. CleanMyMac helps you scan your Mac, monitor its health, and ultimately clean it up—so you can handle all your tasks that extra bit faster. A single license is $39.95.

                                  Download: CleanMyMac

                                  19. Grammarly

                                    A spelling error or grammatical mistake can cost you big time. It could be the source of a worse grade on a big paper, or compromise your credibility in the workplace. Thankfully, Grammarly can help you.

                                    This Mac-integrated writing assistant monitors all your writing and makes live corrections, so you’re alerted to your potential mistakes before they become permanent.

                                    A free version exists, but the premium version will cost you between $11 and $30 a month, depending on how you pay.

                                    Download: Grammarly

                                    Focus To Do

                                      Focus to-do is one of the top productivity apps for your iPhone around. It even has a desktop client that you can connect to effortlessly. The app is built around two things: the Pomodoro technique and task management. It achieves these things with amazing balance. All that you have to do is create a task and then set the timer right within the app itself.

                                      There is also great flexibility with the Pomodoro technique as well. You can choose whether to take a 5 minute break, take a longer one, or even skip it. On the task management side, you can also create reoccurring tasks, reminders, and place a priority on tasks too.

                                      Download: Focus To Do

                                      The Bottom Line

                                      These productivity apps should help you squeeze more productive hours out of every day, but they aren’t the only tools you’ll have to help you find success.

                                      Make the time to learn about and experiment with all the life hacks that can make you more productive. By improving your devices as well as your outlook and focus, you’ll be able to get far more done in a day, and feel better doing it.

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