Buying a MacBook is like getting a ticket to a land of fantastic new software. In addition to all the free apps that Apple gives to every buyer, both the Mac App Store and independent developers provide tools that make using your computer easier — and a little more fun. Our updated, must-have list includes an app that remembers your passwords, apps to keep track of your notes and to-dos, and even an app that will give you an extra burst of willpower when you need it most.
1Password to rule them all: Given how many accounts we have, it's getting harder to keep these username and password combos straight, let alone differentiated (you are using a different password for every account, right?). AgileBits' secure app lets you keep all of your passwords in one place, so you can create a single master login password with the maximum security. The app lets you store credit card information to auto-fill forms, and it keeps track of your security questions for different sites. You get Dropbox and iCloud syncing support, and for a few extra bucks, mobile apps to take your passwords on the go.