In Setapp, we recommend the apps you might need "here and now." We recommend app companions to the ones you've already installed from Setapp.
To see our recommendations, go to My Explorer > Recommended for you.
Recommendations of popular apps are based on anonymous reports from all active users. Setapp recommendation system analyzes these reports to define frequently used apps, popular app combinations, or field-specific apps. Then, it checks the apps you use and makes suggestions based on the app choices of other users who work with the same apps. In other words, the more apps you use, the better the algorithm learns your preferences and the more accurate recommendations it provides.
Recommendations are totally safe for your privacy. All the data is processed within the Setapp desktop app and never leaves your Mac. We're not collecting nor storing any data related to the running processes on your Mac — neither personalized nor anonymous.
The feature is light on resources — like Activity Monitor or any other system utility on a Mac. The resources used can't compare with an open app.