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10 essential OS X apps for pro web developers

If you're a pro, you also need to keep an eye on development costs and invoicing

The Mac's always been a strong platform for design applications, but it's now also the obvious choice for web developers.

A built-in Apache server and the ability to run Mac OS X and Windows browsers simultaneously (the latter via virtual machines) takes you part of the way, but high-quality software products for development really make the Mac stand out in this space.

If you're new to the platform or fancy some shiny new tools for working on websites, our list below details the best you can buy. Note that if you're more of a beginner, you're also covered on the Mac.