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Reading and Writing Tools
Applications to edit text, I suggest the open-source editors
Bootstrap Studio - A powerful desktop app for creating responsive websites using the Bootstrap framework.
Brackets - A modern, open source text editor that understands web design.
CotEditor - Lightweight plain-text editor for macOS.
Emacs - A popular text editor used mainly on Unix-based systems by programmers, scientists, engineers, students, and system administrators.
Lapce - Lightning-fast and powerful code editor.
LightTable - The next generation code editor.
micro - Modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor.
Nova - The beautiful, fast, flexible, native Mac code editor from Panic.
ONI - IDE powered by Neovim.
Sublime Text - Sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance, Sublime Text Plugins.
TextMate - Editor that brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors.
Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient, Vim Plugins.
Vimr - Refined Vim Experience for OS X.
LibreOffice - LibreOffice is free and open-source software office software. Software is tested and used daily by a large and devoted user community.
WPS - Is a cross-platform office software suite.
Pages - Documents that stand apart.
Keynote - Build stunning presentations.
Numbers - Create impressive spreadsheets.
Microsoft Office - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.
OnlyOffice - An office suite that combines text, spreadsheet and presentation editors allowing to create, view and edit local documents.
SoftMaker Office - A complete office suite that aims for full compatibility with Microsoft Office documents
EME - Open-source Markdown editor with an interface like Chrome.
iA Writer - Writing app with an emphasis on simplicity and design.
LightPaper - Simple, beautiful, yet powerful text editor for your Mac.
MacDown - Open-source Markdown editor for OS X.
Marked 2 - This is the Markdown preview with an elegant and powerful set of tools for all writers.
MarkText - Next generation markdown editor, running on platforms of MacOS Windows and Linux.
Marp - Markdown presentation writer with cross-platform support.
Marxico - Delicate Markdown editor for Evernote. Reliable storage and sync.
MWeb - Pro Markdown writing, and static blog generator App.
Obsidian - A second brain, for you, forever.
TextNut - Rich-format editor featuring Markdown export and Markdown syntax hints.
Typora - Truly minimal Markdown editor featuring seamless live preview.
Ulysses - The Ultimate Writing App for Mac, iPad and iPhone.
Zettlr - A markdown editor for the 21st century.
Agenda - Date-focused note taking app for both planning and documenting your projects.
AppFlowy - Open-source alternative to Notion.
Bear Writer - Beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose.
Boostnote - Note-taking app made for programmers.
Craft - Notetaking and writing made beautiful.
Dnote - A simple command line notebook with multi-device sync and a web interface.
Evernote - Infamous note-taking app, available on many platforms.
FSNotes - File System Notes is a modern notes manager, native on macOS and iOS.
Gooba - Writing app and task manager with a simple and interactive design.
Inkdrop - Notebook app for Markdown lovers built on top of Electron.
Joplin - Cross platform open-source notepad with markdown support and todo list manager with synchronisation capabilities.
Logseq - Privacy-first, open-source knowledge base that works on top of local plain-text Markdown and Org-mode files.
MarginNote - In-depth PDF and EPUB reading, learning, managing and note taking app.
massCode - Cross platform open-source code snippets manager for developers with markdown and mermaid support.
Notable - The markdown-based note-taking app that doesn't suck.
Notebook - Note-taking app.
Notes - Clean, simple note-taking app.
NotePlan 3 - Your tasks, notes, and calendar, plain-text markdown files.
Noteship - Turn notes into knowledge (spreadsheet view, heading summaries, etc.). Works offline, everything is saved locally.
Notion - Notion is the all-in-one workspace. From notes, tasks, wikis, to database, Notion is all you need. Works great for teams and individuals.
Obsidian - Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.
OneNote - Note-taking app by Microsoft.
OutlineEdit 3 - Fully-featured outline editor, for everyone who loves great structured notes.
SideNotes - Quick notes on the screen side. Take notes while working with other apps. Use Markdown for text formatting.
Standard Notes - An end-to-end encrypted notes app for digitalists and professionals.
QOwnNotes - Open-source notepad with markdown support and todo list manager.
Quiver - The Programmer's Notebook, lets you easily mix text, code, Markdown and LaTeX within one note, edit code with an awesome code editor and live preview Markdown and LaTeX.
AliYuQue - Cloud note-taking knowledge management, collaboration platform, Markdown based writing, support embedded flow chart, brain diagram, timing sequence, code rendering, Sketch board creation, personal knowledge sharing, etc. Compared to youdao cloud note and evernote similar products, which include all of its functions, support knowledge sharing and more powerful creation, collaboration and editor, it comes from alibaba ant financial.
Skiff - End-to-end encrypted & decentralized email, real-time document collaboration, and file storage designed with zero-trust privacy -- available on web, iOS/Android, and macOS.
Day One - Excellent journaling app using text, photos, video, audio, location data, and more.
Journey - Journaling app with many features and with apps for every platform available.
linked - Link your thoughts to days, distraction free.
Calibre - Free and open-source e-book computer software application suite which runs on multiple platforms, allows users to manage e-book collections as well as create, edit, and read e-books.
Clearview - Tabbed style e-book reader for PDF, EPUB (DRM free), CHM, and MOBI.
iChm - Ebook reader for CHM (Microsoft Compiled HTML help) files.
Kindle App - Amazon official reading app of kindle.
Klib - New way to manage highlights for Kindle and iBooks.
Scribus - Professional layout and publishing software supporting EPS and SVG import/export, and PDF support.
Sigil - Multi-platform EPUB ebook Editor.
Leaf - Amazing news reader dedicated to help you enjoy your daily news and easily manage your subscriptions.
NetNewsWire - It’s a free and open source feed reader for macOS.
ReadKit - Mac read-later client supporting all major providers: Instapaper, Pocket and Readability. Even more, ReadKit is a full-featured RSS reader as well.
Reeder 5 - News reader for Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler and so on.
Vienna - RSS/Atom reader for Mac OS X.
Feedy - An elegant and lightweight RSS client and news reader for your Mac.
Elytra - A Simple & Private RSS Feed Reader with native rendering for macOS & iOS
bindPDF - Combine multiple PDF files into a single PDF file using a friendly UI.
CHM Reader - Read Compiled HTML (.chm) documents on your Mac.
Chmox - Read CHM documents on your Mac.
PDF Expert - Read, annotate and edit PDFs, change text and images.
PDF Reader Pro - You Can view, create, sign, convert and compress any PDF documents.
Skim - PDF reader and note-taker for OS X.
SkyFonts - The simplest way to try, install, and manage fonts.
Spillo - Powerful, beautiful and amazingly fast Pinboard client for OS X.
Tad - Application for viewing and analyzing tabular data such as CSV files.
texifier - Great LaTeX editor for Mac with auto-update PDF and autocomplete LaTeX commands.
UPDF - Free PDF editor that makes it possible to read, annotate and edit PDFs, change text and images on Mac.
Android Studio - The official IDE for Android, based on Intellij IDEA.
CodeRunner - A lightweight, multi-language programming text editor and IDE for quickly building, running and debugging code.
Deco IDE - The best IDE for building React Native apps.
Eclipse - Popular open-source IDE, mainly for Java but with plugin support for a wide array of languages and platforms.
Espresso - The web editor for Mac is back. For people who make delightful, innovative and fast websites.
JetBrains Toolbox App - Manage installed JetBrains tools, download new ones and open recent projects.
AppCode - Smart IDE for iOS/macOS development
CLion - Powerful C and C++ IDE. ( Free for Students)
DataGrip - Cross-Plaform IDE for Databases and SQL. FREE for Students, check here for more info.
DataSpell - The IDE for Professional Data Scientists
GoLand - Provides ergonomic environment for Go development.
IntelliJ IDEA - Powerful IDE for JVM languages. ( Free for Students)
PHPStorm - The Lightning-Smart PHP IDE.
PyCharm - Powerful Python IDE, which has professional version and community version.
Rider - Cross-Platform C# IDE. It is an alternative to Visual Studio by Microsoft with the additional benefit of getting Resharper features that are not available on Visual Studio for Mac.
Haskell for Mac - A Modern Development Environment for Haskell.
NetBeans IDE - Free and open-source IDE, mainly used for Java development, but supports many other languages and frameworks.
Nova - From the creators of Coda and Transmit, bring you a beautiful, fast, flexible, native Mac code editor from Panic.
Visual Studio Community for Mac - Free version. It supports classroom learning, individual developers and small companies.
Visual Studio Code - Microsoft's free & open-source editor, TypeScript friendly, VSCode Plugins.
Xamarin Studio - Free cross platform C# IDE. Xamarin Studio supports iOS, Android and .Net development
Xcode - Essential IDE for iOS/macOS development.
Spyder - Powerful scientific environment written in Python, for Python.
BetterRename - The most powerful and complete Mac file renaming application on the market.
Beyond Compare - Compare files and folders using simple, powerful commands that focus on the differences you are interested in and ignore those you are not.
Bidbar - Manage bash commands from the menu bar and run them with keyboard shortcuts.
Cacher - Cloud-based, team-enabled code snippet manager with Gist sync, VSCode/Atom/Sublime packages and Mac/Windows/Linux/Web clients.
canSnippet - Powerful snippet management tool that works across the whole operating system, always accessible via simple keyboard shortcut.
Conduktor - Kafka desktop client.
CubicBezier - CubicBezier Generator for macOS.
Dash - Awesome API documentation browser and code snippet manager.
DiffMerge - Application to visually compare and merge files.
EnvPane - OS X preference pane for environment variables.
FinderGo - Open terminal quickly from Finder.
Finicky - Application that allows you to set up rules that decide which browser is opened for every link that would open the default browser.
Gas Mask - Simple hosts file manager for Mac OS X.
Gemini - Intelligent duplicate file finder.
Hex Fiend - Fast and clever open source hex editor.
Hosts.prefpane - System preference pane to manage your hosts file.
iHosts - The only
/etc/hosts editor on Mac App Store.
Integrity - Free website link checker for Mac.
Kaleidoscope - Powerful compare tool for text, images and folders. Works perfectly with git, svn or other version control tools.
Koala - GUI application for Less, Sass, Compass and CoffeeScript compilation.
Loca Studio - Analyze, review, and edit app translations. Supports Xcode Localization Catalog (xcloc) and XLIFF 1.2 file formats.
MacSystemColors - Mac app that shows all system colors in light and dark mode for Cocoa developers.
MJML - Framework that utilizes a semantic syntax and a rich standard components library, which allow users to easily create responsive emails.
PaintCode - PaintCode is a unique vector drawing app that generates Objective-C or Swift code in real time, acting as a bridge between developers and graphic designers.
Pasteboard Viewer - Inspect the system pasteboards.
PPRows - Application to calculate how many lines of code you write.
PushMate - PushMate is a MacOS app that solves common push notification problems by ensuring your push payloads are correct.
Responsively - A must-have devtool for web developers for quicker responsive web development.
SCM Breeze - Set of shell scripts (for bash and zsh) that enhance your interaction with git.
SecureCRT - Terminal emulation which supports SSH, Telnet or other protocols.
Site Sucker - SiteSucker is a Macintosh application that automatically downloads websites from the Internet.
SnippetsLab - Easy-to-use code snippets manager.
Solarized - Clean and beautiful color theme. Works well with iTerm, JetBrains products, Vim etc.
StarUML - Powerful UML app.
Swiftify - Objective-C to Swift code converter and Xcode & Finder extensions.
SwiftPlantUML - Generate and view class diagrams from Xcode for Swift code.
SwitchHosts - Free and open-source app for hosts management & switching.
SYM - GUI Application to symbolicate iOS crash log.
TeXstudio - Integrated writing environment for creating LaTeX documents.
Timelane - Visually profile your asynchronous code.
Touch Bar Simulator - Use the Touch Bar on any Mac.
Visual Paradigm - All-in-one UML, SysML, BPMN Modeling Platform for Agile, EA TOGAF ADM Process Management.
Woodpecker - View iOS app's Sandbox files, UserDefaults, Keychain items on a Mac.
WWDC - The Mac OS unofficial WWDC app.
Xcodes - Install and switch between multiple versions of Xcode.
XCSnippetsApp - Explore code snippets from the Swift and iOS community, view and edit the snippets before adding them conveniently to Xcode.
zeplin - Collaboration tool for work between designers and developers.
Nib Unlocker - .nib to .xib converter
He3 - Free and Modern Developer Utilities Toolbox.
Regular Expression Editors
Patterns - Regular expression editor.
Regex - Regular expression testing tool with an emphasis on simplicity.
RegExRX - Development tool for regular expressions.
API Development and Analysis
Cocoa Rest Client - Free, open-source, native Apple OS X app for testing HTTP/REST endpoints.
Insomnia - The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client.
Paw - Advanced HTTP client.
Postman - Powerful GUI platform to make your API development faster & easier, from building API requests through testing, documentation and sharing.
Katalon Studio - Simplify API, Web, Mobile Automation Tests Free. Robust. Cross-platform. Automation testers from 160 countries with channels, GitHub repositories.
HTTPie - HTTPie is making APIs simple and intuitive for those building the tools of our time.
Command Line Tools
Charles - HTTP proxy / HTTP monitor / Reverse Proxy that enables a developer to view all of the HTTP and SSL / HTTPS traffic between their machine and the Internet.
James - Open-source proxy tool for checking and mapping requests with http as well as https.
Little Snitch - Network monitor with a world map for visualizing network connections.
mitmproxy - Interactive intercepting HTTP proxy for penetration testers and software developers.
Proxie - HTTP debugging proxy.
Proxyman - Modern and intuitive HTTP debugging proxy for macOS.
Wireshark - The world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer.
Apidog - All-in-One workspace for API Design, Documentation, Debug, Mock, Test.
ack - A tool like grep, optimized for programmers.
alacritty - A cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator.
archey-osx - An archey script for OS X.
asciinema - Easily record terminal sessions and replay them in a terminal as well as in a web browser.
autojump - Replace
cd with an intelligent autojump to easily navigate directories from the command line.
bash-it - Shameless ripoff of oh-my-zsh for bash.
bat - A
cat(1) clone with syntax highlighting and Git integration.
ccat - The colorizing cat which works similar to cat but displays content with syntax highlighting.
cmus - Small, fast and powerful console music player for Unix-like operating systems.
cool-retro-term - Good looking terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display.
dark-mode - Control dark mode from the command-line.
eureka - CLI tool to input and store your ideas without leaving the terminal.
Fig - Fig adds autocomplete to your terminal.
Fish - Smart and user-friendly shell, which is similar with zsh.
fselect - Find files with SQL-like queries.
GitHub CLI - gh is GitHub on the command line. It brings pull requests, issues, and other GitHub concepts to the terminal next to where you are already working with git and your code.
Glances - Glances is a cross-platform curses-based system monitoring tool.
Go2Shell - Go2Shell opens a terminal window to the current directory in Finder.
htop - htop is an interactive text-mode process viewer for Unix systems. It aims to be a better 'top'.
httpie - Modern command line HTTP client – user-friendly curl alternative with intuitive UI, JSON support, syntax highlighting, wget-like downloads, extensions, etc.
hyper - A terminal built on web technologies.
iTerm2 - iTerm2 is an amazing terminal emulator for OS X.
itunes-remote - Software for controlling iTunes via the terminal.
job - JOB, make your short-term command as a long-term job.
kitty - A cross-platform, fast, feature full, GPU based terminal emulator.
lnav - A log file navigator.
m-cli - Swiss Army Knife for macOS.
Mac-CLI - The ultimate tool to manage your Mac. Automatize the usage of your OS X system.
Magic Wormhole - Get Things From One Computer To Another, Safely.
mas - Simple command line interface for the Mac App Store.
Miller - Like awk, sed, cut, join, and sort for name-indexed data such as CSV, TSV, and tabular JSON.
mycli - CLI for MySQL that can do auto-completion and syntax highlighting.
ndm - Manage npm straight from the couch.
nushell - nushell is a modern, GitHub-era shell written in Rust.
pgcli - Pgcli is a command line interface for Postgres with auto-completion and syntax highlighting.
Rebound - Instantly browse Stack Overflow results in your terminal when you get a compiler error.
ripgrep (rg) - Very fast text searching tool similar to (but faster than) ack, ag or grep
Serial - Full-featured serial terminal for the Mac.
shallow-backup - Easily create text documentation of installed applications, dotfiles, and more.
silver searcher (ag) - A code searching tool similar to ack, with a focus on speed.
spaceship - A Zsh prompt for Astronauts.
Tabby (formerly Terminus) - Free terminal tool, built with TypeScript, heavily inspired by Hyper.
Taskbook - Tasks, boards & notes for the command-line habitat.
Termius - Free terminal tool,comparable to xshell on windows platform.
TextQL - Execute SQL against structured text like CSV or TSV.
thefuck - A interesting software that corrects errors in previous console commands.
tldr - Collaborative cheatsheets for console commands.
tmux - "Terminal multiplexer", it enables a number of terminals (or windows) to be accessed and controlled from a single terminal. tmux is intended to be a simple, modern, BSD-licensed alternative to programs such as GNU screen.
tmuxinator - Manage complex tmux sessions easily.
trash - Move files and directories to the trash.
VisiData - Terminal spreadsheet multitool for discovering and arranging data.
xonsh - Python-powered, cross-platform, Unix-gazing shell language and command prompt.
Zsh - Zsh is a shell designed for interactive use, although it is also a powerful scripting language.
xcodes - A command-line tool to install and switch between multiple versions of Xcode.
xxh - Bring your favorite shell wherever you go through the SSH.
Frameworks For Hybrid Applications
create-dmg - Create a good-looking DMG for your macOS app in seconds.
Electrino - Desktop runtime for apps built on web technologies, using the system's own web browser engine.
ionic - Build amazing native and progressive web apps with Angular and open web technologies. One app running on everything.
Node.js modules directly from DOM and enables a new way of writing applications with all Web technologies.
Qt - Cross-platform application framework.
React Native for Ubuntu - Build Ubuntu desktop apps using React Native.
React Native macOS - Build OS X desktop apps using React Native and Cocoa.
react-desktop - React UI Components for macOS Sierra.
ReactXP - Microsoft official production, support platform Web, iOS, Android and Windows UWP is still an ongoing work.
Cornerstone - Powerful version control with a gorgeous interface.
Fork - Fast and friendly Git client for Mac.
Git Cola - Powerful, Fast, Lightweight and Friendly Git GUI. For those caffeine adicting users.
Gitbar - Open-source，display GitHub contribution statistics on your menu bar.
GitFinder - Fast and lightweight Git client for Mac with Finder integration.
Gitfox - Commit faster, improve your code quality with superior diffs - and look good doing it.
GitHub Desktop - The official GitHub GUI.
GitKraken - The most popular Git GUI for Windows, Mac and Linux.
GitUp - A simple & powerful Git client。
GitX-dev - Fork of Pieter's nice git GUI for OS X. Includes branch/tag sidebar and various fixes.
Hub - Command-line wrapper for Git that makes you better at GitHub.
OhMyStar - Beautiful and efficient way to manage, explore and share your GitHub Stars.
SmartGit - Git client with support.
SourceTree - Free Git & Mercurial client for Windows or Mac.
Sublime Merge - Git client, from the makers of Sublime Text.
Tower2 - The most powerful Git client for Mac and Windows.
Vershd - The free for personal use effortless Git GUI, for Windows, Mac, & Linux.
Versions - Mac Subversion (SVN) Client.
Docker - Powerful, performs operating-system-level virtualization.
Multipass - Ubuntu VMs on demand for any workstation.
Parallels - Powerful, easy-to-use VM. No free upgrade for each new Mac OS.
QEMU - A free and open-source emulator and virtualizer that can perform hardware virtualization.
UTM - UTM is an easy-to-use GUI for QEMU and can run ARM64, x64 and other VMs on M1 Macs.
Vagrant - Tool for building and distributing development environments.
Veertu - The lightest VM on Mac. Responsive, sandboxed & native way to run VM on your Mac.
Virtual Box - Powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product.
VMware Fusion - Powerful, commercial VM developed by VMware.
Apache Directory Studio - LDAP browser and Active Directory client.
Azure Data Studio - Cross-platform database tool for using on Microsoft family on-premises and cloud data platforms such as MSSQL Server
Another Redis Desktop Manager - A faster, better and more stable redis desktop manager.
Base 2 - Application for creating, designing, editing and browsing SQLite 3 database files.
Beekeeper Studio - Smooth SQL editor and database manager
Bdash - Modern SQL client application, supports MySQL, PostgreSQL (Redshift) and BigQuery.
Chrome MySQL Admin - Powerful Chrome app to manage your MySQL.
Core Data Editor - Core Data Editor lets you easily view, edit and analyze applications‘ data.
DB Browser for SQLite - Official home of the DB Browser for SQLite.
DBeaver - Universal SQL Client.
ElectroCRUD - Modern MySQL CRUD application.
FastoNoSQL - Cross-platform GUI client for Redis, Memcached, SSDB, LevelDB, RocksDB, UnQLite, LMDB, ForestDB, Pika and Dynomite key-value databases.
FastoRedis - Cross-platform professional GUI management tool for Redis.
JackDB - Secure, collaborative environment for your queries and data-driven insights.
Keylord - Desktop GUI client for Redis, Bolt, LevelDB and Memcached key-value databases.
MDB Explorer - MDB tool to open, read, export your MDB files to other formats and databases.
Medis - GUI Manager for Redis.
Mingo - Easy to use MongoDB GUI with mind-blowing features.
mongoDB.app - The easiest way to get started with mongoDB on the Mac.
MongoDB - MongoDB is a document database with the scalability and flexibility that you want with the querying and indexing that you need.
MySQL Workbench - The official MySQL GUI.
Navicat Data Modeler - Powerful and cost-effective database design tool which helps you build high-quality conceptual, logical and physical data models.
neo4j - The leading graph database!
pgModeler - pgModeler is an open source data modeling tool designed for PostgreSQL.
Postgres.app - The easiest way to get started with PostgreSQL on the Mac.
Postico - Modern PostgreSQL client for Mac.
PSequel - PostgreSQL GUI tool for Mac OS X.
RedisClient - Redis client application on mac, windows and linux.
RedisDesktopManager - Cross-platform GUI management tool for Redis.
Sequel Pro - MySQL database management for Mac OS X.
Sequel Ace - The maintained "sequel" to the longtime macOS tool Sequel Pro.
SQLight - SQLite database manager tool.
SQLPro Studio - Simple, powerful database manager for macOS.
Tableau Public - Free data-visualization software.
TablePlus - Supports: PostgreSQL, MySQL, RedShift, MariaDB... High-end security ensured.
redis-pro - Small, easy to use Redis management, written with SwiftUI, support Dark mode.
Design and Product
Prototyping and Mind-Mapping Tools
Acorn - Great Mac OS X picture and photo editor, built for humans.
Affinity Designer - Professional graphic design software for Mac.
Affinity Photo - Professional image editing software for Mac.
Alchemy - Experimental, open-source drawing application with an emphasis on creating conceptual art.
Amadine - A vector drawing app that has everything a graphic designer needs wrapped in an uncluttered and intuitive interface.
Art Text 3 - This is graphic design software specifically tuned for lettering, typography, text mockups and various artistic text effects.
Blender - Free and open 3D creation software.
Colorpicker - Colorpicker is a complete open-source colors manipulation tool with picking!
Figma - The collaborative interface design tool, for vector graphics and UI prototyping.
FontForge - Free, open-source font editor.
GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program.
inklet - Turn your Mac trackpad into drawing board.
Inkscape - Professional vector graphics editor.
Krita - Open-source digital painting software for concept artists, digital painters, and illustrators.
macSVG - Designing HTML5 SVG art and animation.
MagicaVoxel - Free, lightweight 8-bit voxel editor and interactive path tracing renderer.
MakeHuman - Powerful and free 3D human modeler.
Monodraw - Powerful ASCII art editor designed for the Mac.
Nik Collection - Nik Collection by DxO.
Paintbrush - Bitmap image editor.
Pencil2D - A easy, intuitive tool to make 2D hand-drawn animations.
Pixelmator - Full-featured image editor for Mac.
Principle - Application for designing animated and interactive user interfaces.
ScreenToLayers - Easily export your screen into a layered PSD file.
Sculptris - 3D sculpting software.
Sketch - Professional digital design for mac.
SketchBook - Drawing software for concept design, comic art, and digital sketching.
Sparkle - Pro visual web design.
System Color Picker - The macOS color picker as an app with more features.
Tayasui Sketches - Professional drawing software.
Vectornator: Design Software - The Most Intuitive and Precise Illustration Software in the Galaxy.
Vectr - Free graphics editor used to create vector graphics easily and intuitively.
Adobe XD (Experience Design) - First all-in-one cross-platform tool for designing and prototyping websites and mobile apps.
Axure RP 8 - Prototypes, specifications and diagrams in one tool.
Balsamiq Mockups - Wire-framing tool that helps you work faster and smarter.
Flinto - Quickly create interactive prototypes of mobile, desktop, or web apps.
Framer - Tool for interactive prototyping.
Justinmind - Prototyping platform for web and mobile apps.
Kite - Powerful animation and prototyping application for Mac & iOS.
Lighten - The best way to clarify thinking, boost productivity, brainstorm, and visualize concepts.
Marvel - Simple design, prototyping and collaboration.
MindNode - Mind-mapping software with an emphasis on simplicity and ease-of-use.
MockFlow - Online prototyping suite for web-design and usability testing.
Mockplus - Prototype faster, smarter and easier.
OmniGraffle - Diagramming and graphic design for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
Origami Studio - Tool for designing modern interfaces, built and used by designers at Facebook.
pencil - Free, open-source tool for making diagrams and GUI prototyping.
ProtoPie - Create the most advanced prototypes as easy as Pie.
Scapple - Practical mind-mapping software with free whiteboard-like layout.
SimpleMind - The world leader in cross platform Mind Mapping tools.
WriteMapper - Get from idea to final draft in no time.
XMind - The most popular mind-mapping tool on the planet.
Simple Diagrams - A desktop app for creating hand-drawn-like, fast, clear sketches of problems, processes, workflows, ideas and more!
yGraph Editor - High quality diagrams made easy.
CleanShot - Discover a superior way to capture your Mac's screen.
CloudApp - Work at the speed of sight.
Flameshot - Powerful yet simple to use screenshot software.
Gifox - Gif Recording and Sharing.
Kap - Open-source screen-recorder built with web technology.
KeyCastr - KeyCastr, an open-source keystroke visualizer.
Kyapchar - Simple screen and microphone audio recorder for Mac.
Licecap - Record your screen and export to GIF. You can change the recording area anytime during recording.
Lightshot - The fastest way to take a customizable screenshot.
Monosnap - Make screenshots. Draw on it. Shoot video and share your files. It's fast, easy and free.
Shottr - Screen capture application with features like Scrolling capture, OCR and markup.
Skitch - Screen capture application with a powerful annotation capabilities.
Snip - Application for sharing captured images on QQ Mail.
Snipaste - Simple but powerful snipping tool.
Teampaper Snap - Let your screenshots speak up.
Xnip - Handy Screenshot App.
Dropbox - Dropbox app offers easy screenshot capturing and sharing
APNGb - PNG image assembler/disassembler app.
Assetizr - Resizing images and optimising them for web and mobile applications.
Couleurs - Simple app for grabbing and tweaking the colors you see on your screen.
Eagle App - Simple and intuitive file manager with tag and annotaion for all your design files. Supports all major source, image, RAW, video, 3D, audio, font, and office files.
ExifCleaner - Remove exif metadata from images and videos with drag and drop.
Frank DeLoupe - Color-picking tool, supports Retina.
HEIC Converter - Convert HEIC images to JPEG or PNG.
Iconset - Free, cross-platform and fast SVG icon organizer and manager for Mac and Windows.
Iconjar - Icon management tool to organize or search your icons.
IconKit - App icon generator.
Image2icon - Create and personalize icons from your pictures.
ImageAlpha - Compress images with PNG format and remove transparency.
ImageOptim - Compress images and remove EXIF information.
iPic - Easily upload images with Markdown supported.
JPEGmini - Reduce image size by up to 80%, without compromising quality.
Mark Man - Measure & Spec Fast.
Nucleo - Icon manager. Import, export, customize and convert icon libraries.
Preset Brewery - Tool to convert Lightroom presets to Adobe Camera Raw.
qView - qView is an image viewer designed with minimalism and usability in mind.
Resize Master - Batch resize and watermark your images fast and easy.
RightFont - Preview, sync, install and manage fonts on Mac, Dropbox or Google Drive.
Sip - The best way to collect, organize & share your colors.
Snagit - Simple, Powerful Screen Capture Software and Screen Recorder.
svgus - Organize, clean and transform your SVGs.
TinyPNG4Mac - Open-source tool to compress images.
Tropy - Research Photo Management.
PicGo - Support for common cdn image hosting tool.
AppIconBuilder - Export icons for multi-platform
uPic - macOS native app, powerful terse image hosting client.
Collaboration and Team Tools
Adium - Free instant messaging application for Mac OS X. Connect to AIM, MSN, SMPP, Yahoo and more.
Caprine - Third-party privacy-focused Facebook Messenger app.
DingTalk - Free, powerful and professional office tool used by over 5 million enterprises and organizations globally.
Discord - All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that's free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone.
Ferdium - Desktop app that helps you organize how you use your favourite apps by combining them into one application. It is based on Franz with the difference that Ferdium gives you many additional features and doesn't restrict its usage.
Franz - Electron based, multi-protocol wrapper for web-based chat. One application, 23 messenger services.
Gitter - Instant messaging and chat room system for developers as well as GitHub users. Developer friendly with Markdown syntax support.
Keybase - Secure groups, files, and chat for everyone!
Krisp - An AI-powered noise cancelling app that mutes background noise during calls.
Lark - The Next-Gen Collaboration Suite. All your chats, meetings, calendars, docs, and emails in one place.
LimeChat - Open-source IRC client for Mac OS X.
Messenger For Mac - Third-party Facebook messenger for Mac.
Muzzle - A simple mac app to silence embarrassing notifications while screensharing.
BlurScreen App - Blur sensitive data instantly anywhere on screen, while recording or screen sharing. No post editing required.
Rambox - Messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.
Element - Create, share communicate. Chat and call securely.
Presentify - A mac app to draw on your screen while on calls, highlight your cursor, and more.
Signal Desktop - Fast, simple, secure. Privacy that fits in your pocket.
Skype - Cross-platform application that provides video chat and voice call services. Users can exchange images, text, video and any other digital documents.
Shift - De-clutter your desktop workspace and streamline your accounts, apps, and workflows.
Slack - Awesome tool for team collaboration and communication.
Stack - Open, organize and use multiple web apps on a single screen. Stack your apps by categories or projects.
Teambition - Team collaboration tool, including many features like task plan, schedule, file sharing, instant discussion and everything you need when collaborating with other team members.
Telegram - Messaging app with a focus on speed and security.
Textual - Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client.
Wavebox - A revolutionary and feature-rich Chromium browser that's built for productive working across Google Workspaces, Microsoft Teams, ClickUp, Monday, Atlassian, Asana, AirTable, Slack, and every other web app you use to get work done.
WeChat - Official WeChat app for Mac.
WeeChat - The extensible command-line chat client.
WhatsApp Desktop - Available in the Mac App Store, Whatsapp for Desktop.
Airmail - Fast email client. For both Mac OS and iOS.
ElectronMail - An Electron-based unofficial desktop client for ProtonMail.
Foxmail - Fast email client.
MailTags - Use tags to organize email and schedule.
Mailspring - A beautiful, fast, and fully open source mail client.
N1 - Extensible, open-source mail app, free for developers and $7/month for Pro.
Nylas Mail - Extensible desktop mail app built on the modern web.
Polymail - Simple, beautiful and powerful email client.
Postbox - Powerful, simple and beautiful email client, need to pay for a license.
Spark - Fast email client. For both Mac OS and iOS.
ThunderBird - Software that makes email easier.
Tutanota - Encrypted email focused on security and privacy.
Edison Mail - A customisable, simple, and beautiful email client.
Skiff Mail - Encrypted & Decentralized Email -- available on web, iOS/Android, and macOS.
Data Recovery Tools
Cyberduck - Free FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Backblaze B2, Azure and OpenStack Swift browser.
Flow - Award-winning, beautiful, fast, and reliable FTP + SFTP client.
Transmit - Highly flexible and intuitive FTP client, supports SFTP, S3 and iDisk/WebDAV.
Audio and Video Tools
Data Rescue - Comprehensive and professional data recovery tool for most cases.
DiskWarrior - The world’s most advanced repair and recovery tool for Mac.
R-Studio for Mac - Powerful tool for recovering data on disks, even if their partitions are formatted, damaged or deleted.
SuperDuper! - Painless fully bootable disk backups.
Adapter - Free audio, video and image conversion software.
Aegisub - Free, cross-platform open source tool for creating and modifying subtitles. Aegisub makes it quick and easy to time subtitles to audio, and features many powerful tools for styling them, including a built-in real-time video preview.
Audio Profile Manager - Allows you to pin input/output devices for each particular combination of connected devices. May suppress HDMI displays from being chosen.
Ardour - Cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.
Audacity - Free, open-source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.
Audio Hijack - Record any application's audio, including VoIP calls from Skype, web streams from Safari, and much more.
BeMyEars - Free for hearing impaired, System wide on-device live caption, multi language support, just like you have YouTube subtitles everywhere.
BlackHole - Freemium, open-source virtual output/input audio driver for recording/routing internal audio.
Carol - A minimal and beautiful lyrics app for macOS.
Cog - Free, open-source audio player.
DaVinci Resolve - Free, cross-platform video editing, color grading, video effects and audio editing software.
Elmedia Player - This media player is a super versatile app for any file format you probably may think of: FLV, MP4, AVI, MOV, DAT, MKV, MP3, FLAC, M4V are all supported as well as many others.
FreeTube - Open source desktop YouTube client built with privacy in mind.
Gifski - Convert videos to high-quality GIFs.
HandBrake - Tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
Hydrogen - Professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming for GNU/Linux.
ffWorks - Comprehensive Media Tool for macOS. Making High Quality Video Encoding Accessible for Everyone.
IINA - The modern video player for macOS. Based on mpv, the powerful media player project.
Kodi - Award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more.
LMMS - Formerly "Linux MultiMedia Studio", LMMS is a powerful Digital Audio Workstation designed like FL Studio (formerly Fruity Loops).
LosslessCut - Cross platform tool for quick and lossless video and audio trimming using ffmpeg.
LyricsX - Lyrics for iTunes, Spotify and Vox.
MacYTDL - A macOS GUI front-end for the youtube-dl video downloader.
Metadatics - Advanced Audio Metadata Editor.
Mp3tag - A powerful and easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of audio files.
Mixxx - The most advanced free DJ software.
Movie Catcher - Movie movie and online viewing offline download software, with Baidu cloud to make offline download and online playback.
mpv - Free, open-source, and cross-platform media player.
MuseScore - Free, open-source music notation software.
Museeks - A simple, clean and cross-platform music player.
Natron - Open-source compositing software. Node-graph based. Similar in functionality to Adobe After Effects and Nuke by The Foundry.
Nuclear - Streaming music player that finds free music for you.
Perian - ( No longer under active development) Let QuickTime play all the common formats of free plug-ins.
MusicBrainz Picard - Cross-platform music tagger written in Python.
Playback - Experimental video player.
Plug - Discover and listen to music from Hype Machine.
Popcorn Time - Watch torrent movies instantly, This Popcorn Time service will never be taken down. Download and enjoy.
Potplayer X- a Video Audio Player.
ScreenFlow - Screencasting and video editing software.
Shotcut - Free open-source video editor.
Soda Player - Player that can play seed, magnetic links, online video, automatic captions, links and local video files.
Sonora - Minimal, beautifully designed music player.
SpotMenu - Spotify and iTunes in your menu bar.
Stremio - Movies, TV shows, series, live television or web channels like YouTube and Twitch.tv - you can find all this on Stremio.
Stringed 2 - Music practice software designed to help users learn how to play their favorite songs.
Synfig Studio - Synfig Studio is free, open-source 2D animation software.
VLC - Free, open-source, cross-platform multimedia player as well as framework that plays most multimedia files, DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs and various streaming protocols.
VOX Player - High-definition audio player for Mac and iPhone. Music just sounds better!
XLD - Tool to decode, convert and play various 'lossless' audio files.
Recordia - Record audio directly from the menu bar or with a global keyboard shortcut.
Omniplayer - Best media player on Mac, support almost all format.
YouTube Music Desktop - Free cross platform Desktop Player for YouTube Music.
Audio Record and Process
Download Management Tools
GarageBand - A free Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) from Apple，providing a simple interface and professional level audio production functions.
Logic Pro X - A professional Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) from Apple，providing complete audio production functions along with high quality native plugins and soundtracks. With native Apple Silicon support.
aria2 - Lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility.
Downie - Video downloader for macOS with support for YouTube and other 1200 sites.
Deluge - Deluge is a lightweight, Free Software, cross-platform BitTorrent client.
FOLX - Free download manager for Mac OS X with a true Mac-style interface.
Free Download Manager - Powerful, modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac. (FREE)
JDownloader - Free, open-source download management tool with a huge community of developers that makes downloading as easy and fast as it should be.
Motrix - Motrix is a full-featured download manager that supports downloading HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Magnet, Baidu Net Disk, etc.
qBittorrent - A project aims to provide an open-source software alternative to µTorrent.
Shuttle - Easy Download Manager for any links.
Transmission - Fast, easy, free BitTorrent Client.
You-Get - Tiny command-line utility to download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the web.
youtube-dl - Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites
I recommend using online storage with Mac clients
Arq - Cloud storage backup client that supports AWS, GCP, DropBox, and more.
Carbonite - Carbonite can protect your Mac from all of the most common forms of data loss.
Dropbox - File hosting service that offers cloud storage and file synchronization with collaborative edit features.
Mega - Free cloud service, offers 50GB free storage.
NextCloud - Actively maintained fork of ownCloud, faster and completely open-source
ownCloud - Cloud storage.
Seafile - Reliable and High Speed File Sync and Share.
Kawa - Better input source switcher for OS X.
Rocket - Makes typing emoji faster and easier using Slack-style shortcuts.
Touch Emoji - Emoji picker for MacBook Pro Touch Bar.
Type2Phone - Use Your Mac as Keyboard for iPhone, iPad & Apple TV.
betterglobekey - Make macOS Globe key great again!
InputSourcePro - A tool for multi-language users. Automatically switch input language for different applications.
Brave - Web browser with an emphasis on privacy and speed.
Chrome - Chrome, developed by Google
Chromium - Open-source, free web browser project by Google, to provide the source code for Google Chrome.
LibreWolf - A fork of Firefox, focused on privacy, security and freedom.
Microsoft Edge - Microsoft Edge, based on Chromium, but built by MS
Min - Fast, minimal browser that protects your privacy.
Firefox - Meet Firefox Quantum. Fast, free, open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation.
Safari - Native browser for Macs.
TorBrowser - Anonymity Online. Protect your privacy. Defend against network surveillance and traffic analysis.
Vivaldi - The browser that puts you in control.
(Or you could just use the Mac OS built-in dictionary)
DeepL - Best quality translations
Grammarly - Refine your english
iTranslate - Translate entire website instantly with its built-in browser or with iTranslate Safari extension into over 40 languages.
Ludwig - Linguistic search engine that helps you to write better in English.
Mate Translate - Translate in Safari and any app on macOS between 103 languages.
Translatium - Translate words, phrases and images between over 100 languages with dictionary, transliteration and voice output support.
Deadbolt - The easiest file encryption tool you'll ever use. macOS-compatible, and open-source so you can trust it.
Proxy and VPN Tools
Antivirus One - Trusted Mac Security Protection: Protect your Mac from viruses, malware and adware. Block potential web threats and protect your Mac against vulnerabilities.
BlockBlock - Me: "Please alert me whenever anything is persistently installed." BlockBlock: "You got it"
Dylib Hijack Scanner - Simple utility that will scan your computer for applications that are either susceptible to dylib hijacking or have been hijacked.
KextViewer - View all modules on that are loaded in the OS kernel.
KnockKnock - See what's persistently installed on your Mac.
LinkLiar - Link-Layer MAC spoofing GUI for macOS.
LockDown - Open-source tool for El Capitan that audits and remediates security configuration settings.
LuLu - LuLu is the free macOS firewall that aims to block unauthorized (outgoing) network traffic.
MalwareBytes - Malwarebytes crushes the growing threat of Mac malware, so you are protected and your machine keeps running silky smooth. Cybersecurity smart enough for the Mac.
Mana Security - vulnerability management app for individuals.
OverSight - Monitor mic and webcam, alerting you when the internal mic is activated, or whenever a process accesses the webcam.
ParetoSecurity - A MenuBar app to automatically audit your Mac for basic security hygiene.
RansomWhere? - Generic Ransomware Detection.
stronghold - Easily configure MacOS security settings from the terminal.
TaskExplorer - Explore all processes running on your Mac with TaskExplorer.
What's Your Sign? - Adds menu item to Finder.app to display the cryptographic signing information for any file.
Algo - Personal IPSEC VPN in the cloud.
tigerVPN - VPN Client for Mac.
Lantern - Free application that delivers fast, reliable and secure access to the open internet.
ShadowsocksX-NG - Next generation of ShadowsocksX.
ShadowsocksX - Secure socks5 proxy, designed to protect your internet traffic.
Shimo - VPN Client for Mac.
SpechtLite - Rule-based proxy app for macOS.
Surge - Web developer tool and proxy utility for iOS 9.
tinc - Secure mesh VPN software.
Tunnelbear - Really simple VPN to browse the web privately & securely. Unblock websites around the world with applications for Mac, PC, iOS, Android & Chrome.
Tunnelblick - Free, open-source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X.
V2rayU - Macos client based on v2ray.
Windscribe - Gives 10gb per month free on the spot and gives limited(on free) location control. Connection also takes very less time.
ClashX - A rule based proxy For Mac base on Clash.
Mullvad VPN - Privacy focused VPN that requires no personal information for use, keeps no logs, and allows payments with Cash Bitcoin, Monero and more.
Menu Bar Tools
ClipMenu - Clipboard manager for Mac OS X.
Clipy - Clipy is a Clipboard extension app for macOS. Based on ClipMenu.
CopyQ - Clipboard Manager with Advanced Features.
iPaste - Lightweight and efficient clipboard tool.
Paste - Smart clipboard history & snippets manager.
PasteBot - Powerful clipboard manager.
Pure Paste - Paste as plain text by default.
Flycut - Clean and simple clipboard manager for developers.
Maccy - Lightweight clipboard manager for macOS.
Yippy - Clipboard manager with user-friendly UI.
File Organization Tools
Anvil - Anvil is a beautiful menubar app for managing local websites. Serve up static sites and Rack apps with simple URLs and zero configuration.
Bartender - Organize or hide menu bar icons on your Mac.
BeardedSpice - Allows you to control web based media players (SoundCloud, YouTube, etc) and some native apps with the media keys on Mac keyboards.
BitBar - Place the output from any script or program right in your Mac OS X menu bar.
Dato - A better menu bar clock with calendar, events, and time zones.
Dozer - Hide MacOS menubar items.
Eye Timer - Take Breaks to prevent Eye Strain timer for Mac.
Fishing Funds - Display real-time trends of Chinese funds in the menubar.
Hidden - A ultra-light MacOS utility that helps hide menu bar icons.
Hue in the Menu - Philips Hue light management in the menu bar with multi-room support.
iGlance - macOS System Monitor for the Status Bar.
Itsycal - Tiny calendar for your Mac's menu bar.
MeetingBar - Menu bar app for your calendar meetings
MenubarX - A powerful Mac menu bar browser, pin webpage like an App.
One Thing - Put a single task or goal in your menu bar.
Pandan - Time awareness in your menu bar.
Streaker - GitHub contribution streak tracking menubar app.
SwiftBar - Powerful macOS menu bar customization tool.
UTC Time - Show the time in UTC in the menu bar or a widget.
Vanilla - Hide menu bar icons on your Mac.
Jiffy - Discover and share the best GIFs on GIPHY.
Work Hours - Simple app that tracks your work hours from the menu bar.
Xbar - Put the output from any script or program into your macOS Menu Bar (the BitBar reboot).
BetterZip - Archive tool supports ZIP, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TXZ (new), 7-ZIP, RAR.
eZip - An easy to use, feature-rich archiver for macOS. Supports popular formats such as RAR, ZIP, 7Z, BZ2, GZ etc. Works great with Mojave dark-mode and QuickLook.
Fileside - A modern, tiling file manager with unlimited panes.
Hazel - Automated file organization for your Mac. Responsibly and beautifully designed.
Keka - File archiver for macOS. Compression: 7Z, ZIP, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, XZ LZIP, DMG, ISO. Extraction: 7Z, ZIP, RAR, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, XZ, LZIP, DMG, ISO, LZMA, EXE, CAB, WIM, PAX, JAR, APK, APPX, CPGZ, CPIO.
muCommander - Lightweight file manager with a dual-pane interface.
PDF Archiver - Nice tool for tagging and archiving tasks.
The Unarchiver - Unarchive many different kinds of archive files.
Unarchive One - Quickly decompress multiple different types of compressed files/compressed files to various scene compression formats.
Marta - File Manager for macOS written entirely in Swift
AirServer - Most advanced screen mirroring software receiver for Mac, PC and Xbox One.
Cloudflare WARP - Replaces the connection between your device and the Internet with a modern, optimized, protocol.
DNS Heaven - Unifies macOS DNS so applications using glibc can resolve DNS with the native stack. Mainly for use with VPNs.
DevToysMac - Offline toolbox that helps developers in daily tasks.
DevUtils.app - All-in-one Toolbox for Developers. Format/Validate JSON, encode/decode Base64, convert timestamps, debug JWT… with just one click! Native macOS app and works offline.
Etcher - Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily.
Google Assistant (Unofficial Desktop Client) - A cross-platform desktop client for Google Assistant based on Google Assistant SDK.
Equinox - Create dynamic wallpapers for macOS.
HTTrack - Useful tool for downloading a whole website and offline browsing.
Lungo - Prevent your Mac from going to sleep.
Mac Cache Cleaner - Cache cleaner for Mac
Manta - Flexible invoicing desktop app with beautiful & customizable templates.
Memo - Simple and elegant app. Unlock memos even more quickly using Touch ID.
Numi - Beautiful calculator app for Mac.
NextDNS - The new firewall for the modern Internet.
Plash - Make any website your desktop wallpaper.
SlowQuitApps - An OS X app that adds a global delay of 1 second to the Cmd-Q shortcut.
Speediness - Check your internet speed.
Ultra TabSaver - The Open Source Tab Manager for Safari
2Do - Nice todo app.
Day-O 2 - Menu bar clock replacement with built-in calendar.
Fantastical - The calendar app you won't be able to live without.
Focus - Beautiful pomodoro-based time manager.
Focused Work: Focus Timer - A simple, flexible Focus Timer.
Microsoft To-Do - Microsoft's successor to Wunderlist.
Nozbe - Powerful GTD app for individuals and teams, with support for every Apple device (Mac, iPhone, iPad, Watch).
OmniFocus - Nice GTD app, made by OmniGroups.
Super Productivity - Cross-platform todo list app with integrated Timeboxing and time tracking capabilities.
Taskade - Real-time collaborative editor for teams.
TaskPaper - Plain text to-do lists.
Things - Delightful and easy to use task manager. ( Award-winning App)
Todoist - Cross-platform todo list app.
Tomato 2 - Beautiful and simple Pomodoro timer.
TickTick - Simple and effective to-do list and task manager that helps you organize all aspects of life.
1440 Minutes Left Today - Keep a track of how many minutes you have left until the day is over, right in your menu bar.
ActivityWatch - Cross-platform, extensible, and privacy-focused time-tracker.
Alfred - Award-winning app which boosts efficiency with hotkeys, keywords, text expansion and more. Search your Mac and the web, and be more productive with custom actions to control your Mac.
BetterMouse - Smooth scroll, cursor acceleration prohibition, and powerful button/gesture remapping in one utility for 3rd-party mice. Aims for replacing those bulky and intrusive official drivers.
BetterTouchTool - Great, feature-packed app that allows you to configure many gestures for your Magic Mouse, Macbook Trackpad, Magic Trackpad and also Mouse Gestures for normal mice.
Cerebro - Open-source productivity booster with a brain.
Choosy - UI, URL API and a browser extension set for managing rules where and how to open links.
Clovery - Integrate all your favorite Google services tightly with your Mac, let you access these services quickly and work more productively.
CursorSense - Mouse & trackpad driver that lets you tweak the acceleration curve and more.
Dropzone - Create a popup grid of customizable actions. Scriptable in Ruby & Python.
Focalboard - Open source, self-hosted alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana.
Hammerspoon - Tool for powerful OSX automation with the Lua scripting engine.
HapticKey - A simple utility application for MacBook with Touch Bar that triggers a haptic feedback when tapping Touch Bar.
HazeOver - App that dims your background app windows so you can focus more on your main task!
Hook for Mac - Hook files together fast and easily, enabling you to find anything related with a simple keyboard shortcut.
Hungrymark - Useful app to bookmark your files, folders, and webs, quick access your bookmarks through menu bar
iCMD - Fuzzy menubar search and vim/easymotion emulation which works globally for every native MacOS app.
Karabiner - Powerful and stable keyboard customizer for OS X.
Keyboard Maestro - Automate routine actions based on triggers from keyboard, menu, location, added devices, and more.
Keytty - App to keep your hands on the keyboard. Move, click, scroll, drag and more with a few strokes.
Lazy - Keyboard-driven commands to manage your surroundings directly from your mac.
Mos - Simple tool can offer the smooth scrolling and reverse the mouse scrolling direction on your Mac.
OmniPlan - The best way to visualize, maintain, and simplify your projects. Project Management made easy.
Qbserve - Time tracking automation: freelance project tracking, timesheets, invoicing & real-time productivity feedback.
Raycast - Raycast lets you control your tools with a few keystrokes. It’s designed to keep you focused.
RescueTime - Personal analytics service that shows you how you spend your time and provides tools to help you be more productive.
SensibleSideButtons - Use the side buttons on your mouse to move forward and backward in many apps, like in Windows.
nnScreenshots - A super easy way to keep a visual record of your productivity to make it easier to fill out timesheets or just to help you review the day. Built in timesheet editor.
skhd - Simple hotkey daemon for macOS.
Strategr - No-fuss time management app. Stategr helps you maximize your productivity, giving you the quickest and most effective way to time-box your day.
Time Out - Easy break reminders, with micro-break and flexible customization if you want it.
Timing - Automatic time and productivity tracking for Mac. Helps you stay on track with your work and ensures no billable hours get lost if you are billing hourly.
Trello - A collaboration tool that organizes your projects into Kanban boards.
Ukelele - Unicode Keyboard Layout Editor.
xScope - Powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, inspecting & testing on-screen graphics and layouts.
Z - Powerful way to navigate easily by typing only a string of directory name in terminal instead of typing exact location of director.
Pomodoro Cycle - Pomodoro tracker
Workspaces - Workspaces gives you the ability you to quickly switch between different types of tasks. It allows you to select which apps to open and close when selecting a workspace.
AltTab - Open source window switcher with window previews.
Amethyst - Tiling window manager.
contexts - Provides more power than the native Mac Dock. Especially when you have multiple screens, it can help you switch more quickly.
Dissolv - Hide and close inactive apps.
Divvy - Window management at its finest with its amazing Divvy Grid system.
Hummingbird - Easily move and resize windows without mouse clicks, from anywhere within a window.
IntelliDock - Hides the Dock, Automatically.
Magnet - Window manager that keeps your workspace organized.
Moom - Allows you to easily move and zoom windows, or to another display—using either the mouse or the keyboard.
rcmd - Use the ⌘ Right Command key to switch applications based on their name.
Rectangle - Window management app based on Spectacle, written in Swift.
ShiftIt - Managing window size and position in OSX.
SizeUp - Powerful, keyboard-centric window management.
Slate - Window management application similar to Divvy and SizeUp (except better and free!). ( Needs config file)
Total Spaces - Provides window management much like ubuntu. Creates hotkeys for workspaces which allows you to easily move around.
yabai - Tiling window manager for macOS. A rewrite of chunkwm, it provides a more seamless integration with the operating system.
1Password - Cross-platform password management tool.
Authy - Two-factor authentication token manager that backs up and syncs across your devices.
Bitwarden - Open source password management tool for Mac OS, iOS and browsers.
Buttercup - The Password Manager You Deserve
Dashlane - Cloud-based password manager with award-winning design.
Enpass - Cross-platform password management tool with cloud integration.
Keeweb - Free, cross-platform password manager compatible with KeePass.
KeepassXC - Free, open source, cross-platform password manager.
LastPass - Password management tool for Mac OS and browser.
MacPass - Open-source KeePass Mac OS client.
SafeInCloud - Cross Platform password management, low cost app!
Strongbox - Secure Password Management for iOS and MacOS. Open Source. Compatible with KeePass and Password Safe.
Swifty - Free Offline-first Password Manager for MacOS, Windows and Linux.
FinderFix - Finally, a lasting solution for Finder windows size and position.
fman - The first dual-pane file manager to integrate features from Sublime Text.
ForkLift - The most advanced dual pane file manager and file transfer client for macOS.
Path Finder - File management app.
QSpace - A clean and efficient Multi-view File Manager.
TotalFinder - Chrome-styled Finder substitute.
XtraFinder - Adds tabs and cut to Mac Finder.
Quality of Life Improvements
System Related Tools
Actions - Provides many useful actions for the Shortcuts app.
CheatSheet - Hold the ⌘-Key to get a list of all active shortcuts of the current application. It's as simple as that.
DisplayBuddy - Control the brightness, contrast, input source and more of your external display directly from your Mac.
f.lux - Makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day.
Lunar - Help you adujst brightness, contrast and volumn of your external display.
Grayscale Mode - An open source macOS app that lets you quickly toggle grayscale filter right from your menu bar or using a keyboard shortcut (⌥⌘G).
KeyCastr - Open-source keystroke visualizer.
NightOwl - Automatically switch between macOS Mojave's light and dark themes by time of day or with a menu bar or keyboard shortcut.
One Switch - Mac menu bar app that adds various switches to the Mac's menu bar.
Shifty - A macOS menu bar app that gives you more control over Night Shift.
Snap - Launch an app in a snap. Ridiculously easy shortcut management.
Shareful - Supercharge the system share menu with copy, save, and open actions.
AlDente - Charge limiter app for MacBooks to keep your battery healthy even longer.
Amphetamine - Override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake.
AdBlock One - Your New Favorite Free Ad Blocker for macOS and iOS: Stop seeing annoying ads in Safari. Open websites faster. Browse the web more safely.
AppCleaner - Small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps.
Apple Silicon App Test - Browser-based tool for checking Apple Silicon app compatibility before you buy an M1 Mac.
Background Music - Automatically pause your music, set individual apps' volumes and record system audio.
Cleaner One - All-in-one Disk Cleaning Manager: Clean up your Mac and optimize its performance. Run a quick scan now to verify what's taking up your storage.
Cleaner for Xcode - Helps make your Xcode faster by removing unwanted and deprecated files.
coconutBattery - Shows live information about the battery in your Mac. Includes: manufacture date, capacity, cycle count, battery status, temperature, discharging power.
DaisyDisk - Gives a great overview of disk usage. Can also make more disk-space available by cleaning up your disk.
gfxCardStatus - Unobtrusive menu bar app for OS X that allows MacBook Pro users to see which apps are affecting their battery life by using the more power-hungry graphics.
Gray - Pick between the light appearance and the dark appearance on a per-app basis with the click of a button.
HandShaker - Mac on the management of Android mobile phone content.
iStat Menus - Advanced Mac system monitor on the menubar.
iStats - Command-line tool that allows you to easily grab the CPU temperature, fan speeds and battery information on OSX.
Juice - Make your battery information a bit more interesting.
KeepingYouAwake - Alternative to Caffeine with better support for dark mode in Mac.
Monity - System monitoring widget for OS X.
Mounty - Tiny tool to re-mount write-protected NTFS volumes under Mac OS X 10.9+ in read-write mode.
NitroShare - Cross-platform network file transfer utility.
Noti - Receive Android notifications on your Mac (with Pushbullet).
OmniDiskSweeper - Shows you the files on your drive, ordered by size. It can be used to find and remove unused files.
OnyX - Multifunction utility to verify disks and files, run cleaning and system maintenance tasks, configure hidden options and more.
Paragon NTFS - Read/write access to NTFS in macOS Sierra.
Sensei - Sensei is a multi-tool for Mac performance, with features spanning across both hardware and software.
Core Tunnel - Application for managing SSH connections.
TG Pro - Temperature monitoring, fan control & hardware diagnostics to help keep your Mac cool and healthy.
Time Machine Inspector - Find out what's hogging up your Time Machine backups.
Tuxera NTFS - Full read-write compatibility with NTFS-formatted drives on a Mac.
Overkill - Stop iTunes from opening when you connect your iPhone.
OpenEmu - A great video game console emulator, supports many different emulators in a single application. (e.g. Sony PSP, GameBoy, NDS and so on)
Porting Kit - Install Windows® Games inside your Mac.
PPSSPP - A awesome PSP emulator for any OS you can dream of!
RPCS3 - The Open-source PlayStation 3 Emulator
Remote Login Software
RustDesk - Yet another remote desktop software.
AnyDesk - Provides Remote access across multiple machines.
Microsoft Remote Desktop - Connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin.
RealVNC - The original and best software for remote access across desktop and mobile.
RoyalTSX - Royal TSX is an ideal tool for system engineers and other IT professionals who need remote access to system with different protocols.
TeamViewer - Proprietary computer software package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers.
Flume - A beautiful Instagram experience for your Mac. The free version is good enough if you only want to do the browsing instead of posting.
Third Party App Markets
If you come across websites offering pirated software or cracks, please post
HERE. We love apps, but only authentic ones. :)
Setapp - The best apps for Mac in one suite.
Here are some of the major software download sites, there are a number of OSX Mac software sites
Cakebrew - GUI client for Homebrew. Install, check or remove apps, no command-line needed.
Homebrew - The missing package manager for macOS.
MacPorts - Open-source community initiative to design an easy-to-use system for compiling, installing, and upgrading either command-line, X11 or Aqua based open-source software on the Mac OS X operating system.
MacUpdate Desktop - Simplifies finding, buying and installing apps for your Mac.
Mac App Download Sites
Here are some of the major software download sites, there are a number of OSX Mac software sites
alternativeTo - Also a very nice community. If you are looking for some alternative apps FOR Windows or another platform, check this site.
Slant - I personally recommend this. This is a platform where you can compare apps side-by-side, you might get an idea by seeing other users recommendations. Please contribute if you find an application from this list! Also,
Quora, Reddit, you know the drill. App Shopper：
https://www.macupdate.com/ Other sites like
MacStories, LifeHacker, ProductHunt are great resources.
Pirated software download site blacklist
Refuse piracy from me. Software vendors can go to these places rights.
Mac Power Users - Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests.
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