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10 essential Mac utilities

Whenever Kirk McElhearn sets up a new Mac, these are the apps he installs first.

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Senior contributor Kirk McElhearn (@mcelhearn) writes about Macs, music and more on his blog Kirkville. He also runs Kirk's iTunes Forum, where users can discuss iTunes, iOS devices, music, and more. Kirk is the author of Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ.