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 This repo is a collection of AWESOME Mac applications and tools for developers and designers. Feel free to Star and Fork. Any comments, suggestions? Let us know. we love PRs :), please follow the awesome list.


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Open-Source Software means open source, click to enter open source repo;
Freeware means free to use, or free personal license;
hot means hot app;
Recommend means recommended app;
Must Have means must have app;
App Store means App store hyperlink;
1 star means highly recommended, must-have app. The number of stars represents how strongly I recommend it;

You may come across some non-English characters. Those apps don't have an English version yet, so you might want steer clear of them.


Editors and IDE

Applications to edit text, I suggest the open-source editors

Text Editors


Development Tools

Regular Expression Editors

Test Tools

Command Line Tools

Version Control Systems

Version Control GUIs

Version Control Managers


Design and Product

Design Tools

Prototyping And Mind-mapping Tools

Screenshot Tool

Other Tools

Virtual Machines


Team communication and collaboration tools

Email Clients

Data Recovery Tools

Audio and Video Tools

Reading and Writing Tools


FTP Clients

Frameworks For Hybrid Applications

Download Management Tools

Online Storage

I recommend using online storage with Mac clients

Input Methods

Web Browsers

Browsers on Mac OS

Translation Tools

(Or you could just use the Mac OS built-in dictionary)

Security Tools

Proxy and VPN Tools


General Tools

GTD (Getting Things Done)


Quality of Life Improvements

Gaming Software


Remote Login Software

QuickLook Plugins

Using Homebrew Cask to install. List of useful Quick Look plugins for developers. If you install it manually, you can move the downloaded .qlgenerator file to~ / Library / QuickLook qlmanage -r

Third Party App Markets

If you come across websites offering pirated software or cracks, please post HERE. We love apps, but only authentic ones. :)

Get Apps

Here are some of the major software download sites, there are a number of OSX Mac software sites


Third party app market black list

Mac App Download Sites

Here are some of the major software download sites, there are a number of OSX Mac software sites

Genuine Sites

Pirated software download site blacklist

Refuse piracy from me. Software vendors can go to these places rights.

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