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Reading and Writing Tools

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

Text Editors

  • Atom - Hackable text editor for the 21st century made by GitHub. Atom Plugins. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • Brackets - A modern, open source text editor that understands web design. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Chocolat - Native text editor.
  • Coda2 - Fast, clean and powerful text editor.
  • CotEditor - Lightweight plain-text editor for macOS. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Emacs - A popular text editor used mainly on Unix-based systems by programmers, scientists, engineers, students, and system administrators. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • LightTable - The next generation code editor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • micro - Modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ONI - IDE powered by Neovim. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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. Awesome List
  • TextMate - Editor that brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient, Vim Plugins. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • Vimr - Refined Vim Experience for OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Bear Writer - Beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose. App Store
  • Bootstrap Studio - A powerful desktop app for creating responsive websites using the Bootstrap framework.


  • LibreOffice - LibreOffice is free and open-source software office software. Software is tested and used daily by a large and devoted user community. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • OpenOffice - Compatible with other major office suites, Apache OpenOffice is free to download, use and distribute. Open-Source Software Freeware

Markdown Tools Awesome List

  • EME - Open-source Markdown editor with an interface like Chrome. Open-Source Software
  • 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. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • MarkText - Next generation markdown editor, running on platforms of MacOS Windows and Linux. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Marked 2 - This is the Markdown preview with an elegant and powerful set of tools for all writers.
  • Marp - Markdown presentation writer with cross-platform support. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Marxico - Delicate Markdown editor for Evernote. Reliable storage and sync.
  • MWeb - Pro Markdown writing, note taking and static blog generator App.
  • TextNut - Rich-format editor featuring Markdown export and Markdown syntax hints. Freeware
  • Typora - Truly minimal Markdown editor featuring seamless live preview. Freeware
  • Ulysses - The Ultimate Writing App for Mac, iPad and iPhone.


  • Agenda - Date-focused note taking app for both planning and documenting your projects. App Store
  • Boostnote - Note-taking app made for programmers. Open-Source Software
  • Evernote - Infamous note-taking app, available on many platforms. Freeware
  • Inkdrop - Notebook app for Markdown lovers built on top of Electron.
  • MarginNote - In-depth PDF and EPUB reading, learning, managing and note taking app.
  • Notebook Note-taking app. Freeware
  • Notes - Clean, simple note-taking app. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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.
  • OneNote - Note-taking app by Microsoft. Freeware
  • QOwnNotes - Open-source notepad with markdown support and todo list manager. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Joplin - Cross platform open-source notepad with markdown support and todo list manager with synchronisation capabilities. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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.


  • 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. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Clearview - Tabbed style e-book reader for PDF, EPUB (DRM free), CHM, and MOBI.
  • iChm - Ebook reader for CHM (Microsoft Compiled HTML help) files. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Kindle App - Amazon official reading app of kindle.
  • Klib - New way to manage highlights for Kindle and iBooks. Freeware App Store
  • Scribus - Professional layout and publishing software supporting EPS and SVG import/export, and PDF support. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Sigil - Multi-platform EPUB ebook Editor. Open-Source Software Freeware


  • Feeds 2 - Keep tabs on your favorite website and RSS feeds from your Mac's menubar. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Leaf - Amazing news reader dedicated to help you enjoy your daily news and easily manage your subscriptions.
  • 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 3 - News reader for Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler and so on. Freeware
  • Vienna - RSS/Atom reader for Mac OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware


  • Chmox - Read CHM documents on your Mac. Freeware
  • CHM Reader - Read Compiled HTML (.chm) documents on your Mac. Freeware
  • PDF Reader Pro - You Can view, create, sign, convert and compress any PDF documents. App Store
  • PDF Expert - Read, annotate and edit PDFs, change text and images.
  • Skim - PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Spillo - Powerful, beautiful and amazingly fast Pinboard client for OS X.
  • texpad - Great LaTeX editor for Mac with auto-update PDF and autocomplete LaTeX commands.

Developer Tools


  • Android Studio - The official IDE for Android, based on Intellij IDEA. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • Deco IDE - The best IDE for building React Native apps. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Eclipse - Popular open-source IDE, mainly for Java but with plugin support for a wide array of languages and platforms. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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. Freeware
    • 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.
    • GoLand - Provides ergonomic environment for Go development.
    • IntelliJ IDEA - Powerful IDE for JVM languages. (Free for Students)
    • 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.
    • WebStorm - The smartest JavaScript IDE by JetBrains. FREE for Students, check here for more info.
  • Haskell for Mac - A Modern Development Environment for Haskell. App Store
  • NetBeans IDE - Free and open-source IDE, mainly used for Java development, but supports many other languages and frameworks. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Visual Studio Code - Microsoft's free & open-source editor, TypeScript friendly, VSCode Plugins. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • Visual Studio Community for Mac - Fully-featured IDE Free for students, open-source and individual developers. Freeware
  • Xamarin Studio - Free cross platform C# IDE. Xamarin Studio supports iOS, Android and .Net development Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • Xcode - Essential IDE for iOS/macOS development. App Store

Developer Utilities

  • BetterRename - The most powerful and complete Mac file renaming application on the market. App Store
  • 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. Freeware
  • 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 accross the whole operating system, always accessible via simple keyboard shortcut.
  • CodeKit - Web development tool which can automatically compile Less, Sass, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, Jade and JavaScript, auto-refresh browsers and much more.
  • Dash - Awesome API documentation browser and code snippet manager.
  • DiffMerge - Application to visually compare and merge files. Freeware
  • EnvPane - OS X preference pane for environment variables. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • FinderGo - Open terminal quickly from Finder. Freeware Open-Source Software
  • Finicky - Application that allows you to set up rules that decide which browser is opened for every link that would open the default browser. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Gas Mask - Simple hosts file manager for Mac OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Gemini - Intelligent duplicate file finder.
  • Hex Fiend - Fast and clever open source hex editor. Open-Source Software Freeware App Store
  • Hosts.prefpane - System preference pane to manage your hosts file. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • iHosts - The only /etc/hosts editor on Mac App Store. Freeware App Store
  • Integrity - Free website link checker for Mac. Freeware
  • 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. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • LaunchRocket - Brew services management in Mac System Preferences. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Localname - Provide access to your local development server. Freeware
  • MJML - Framework that utilizes a semantic syntax and a rich standard components library, which allow users to easily create responsive emails. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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.
  • PPRows - Application to calculate how many lines of code you write. Freeware Open-Source Software
  • SCM Breeze - Set of shell scripts (for bash and zsh) that enhance your interaction with git. Freeware Open-Source Software
  • SecureCRT - Terminal emulation which supports SSH, Telnet or other protocols.
  • 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.
  • SwitchHosts - Free and open-source app for hosts management & switching. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • TeXstudio - Integrated writing environment for creating LaTeX documents. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Visual Paradigm - All-in-one UML, SysML, BPMN Modeling Platform for Agile, EA TOGAF ADM Process Management.
  • WWDC - The Mac OS unofficial WWDC app. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • zeplin - Collaboration tool for work between designers and developers. Freeware
  • Woodpecker - View iOS app's Sandbox files, UserDefaults, Keychain items on a Mac. App Store

Regular Expression Editors

  • Patterns - Regular expression editor.
  • RegExRX - Development tool for regular expressions.
  • Regex - Regular expression testing tool with an emphasis on simplicity.

API Development and Analysis

  • Cocoa Rest Client - Free, open-source, native Apple OS X app for testing HTTP/REST endpoints. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Insomnia - The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Postman - Powerful GUI platform to make your API development faster & easier, from building API requests through testing, documentation and sharing.Freeware

Network Analysis

  • 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.
  • Little Snitch - Network monitor with a world map for visualizing network connections.
  • James - Open-source proxy tool for checking and mapping requests with http as well as https. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • mitmproxy - Interactive intercepting HTTP proxy for penetration testers and software developers. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Paw - Advanced HTTP client.
  • Proxie - HTTP debugging proxy. App Store
  • Wireshark - The world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer. Open-Source Software Freeware

Command Line Tools Awesome List

  • ack - A tool like grep, optimized for programmers. Freeware
  • archey-osx - An archey script for OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • asciinema - Easily record terminal sessions and replay them in a terminal as well as in a web browser. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • autojump - Replace cd with an intelligent autojump to easily navigate directories from the command line. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • bash-it - Shameless ripoff of oh-my-zsh for bash. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • bat - A cat(1) clone with syntax highlighting and Git integration. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ccat - The colorizing cat which works similar to cat but displays content with syntax highlighting. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • cool-retro-term - Good looking terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • cmus - Small, fast and powerful console music player for Unix-like operating systems. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Fish Shell - Smart and user-friendly terminal, which is similar with zsh. Awesome List
  • fselect - Find files with SQL-like queries. [Open-Source Software
  • Glances - Glances is a cross-platform curses-based system monitoring tool. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • htop - htop is an interactive text-mode process viewer for Unix systems. It aims to be a better 'top'. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • httpie - Modern command line HTTP client – user-friendly curl alternative with intuitive UI, JSON support, syntax highlighting, wget-like downloads, extensions, etc. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • hyper - A terminal built on web technologies. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • iTerm2 - iTerm2 is an amazing terminal emulator for OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • itunes-remote - Software for controlling iTunes via the terminal. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • lnav - A log file navigator. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Mac-CLI - The ultimate tool to manage your Mac. Automatize the usage of your OS X system. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • mas - Simple command line interface for the Mac App Store. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • m-cli - Swiss Army Knife for macOS. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • pgcli - Pgcli is a command line interface for Postgres with auto-completion and syntax highlighting. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • mycli - CLI for MySQL that can do auto-completion and syntax highlighting. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ndm - Manage npm straight from the couch. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Rebound - Instantly browse Stack Overflow results in your terminal when you get a compiler error. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Serial - Full-featured serial terminal for the Mac.
  • shallow-backup - Easily create text documentation of installed applications, dotfiles, and more. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • silver searcher (ag) - A code searching tool similar to ack, with a focus on speed. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • spaceship - A Zsh prompt for Astronauts. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Terminus - Free terminal tool, built with TypeScript, heavily inspired by Hyper. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Termius - Free terminal tool,comparable to xshell on windows platform. Freeware
  • 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. Open-Source Software
  • trash - Move files and directories to the trash. Open-Source Software
  • Upterm - Upterm (formerly Black Screen) is an IDE in the world of terminals. Strictly speaking, it's both a terminal emulator and an interactive shell based on Electron. Open-Source Software
  • Zsh - Zsh is a shell designed for interactive use, although it is also a powerful scripting language. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • Go2Shell - Go2Shell opens a terminal window to the current directory in Finder. Freeware App Store

Frameworks For Hybrid Applications

  • AppJS - Lightweight JavaScript UI library for creating mobile webapps that behave like native apps. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • create-dmg - Create a good-looking DMG for your macOS app in seconds. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Electrino - Desktop runtime for apps built on web technologies, using the system's own web browser engine. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Electron - Build cross platform desktop application with JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ionic - Build amazing native and progressive web apps with Angular and open web technologies. One app running on everything. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • MacGap - Provides a lightweight JavaScript API for OS X integration, such as displaying native notifications or writing data to a file. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • nw.js - Build desktop application with HTML and JavaScript. It lets you call all Node.js modules directly from DOM and enables a new way of writing applications with all Web technologies. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Qt - Cross-platform application framework.
  • react-desktop - React UI Components for macOS Sierra. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • React Native for Ubuntu - Build Ubuntu desktop apps using React Native. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • React Native macOS - Build OS X desktop apps using React Native and Cocoa. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ReactXP - Microsoft official production, support platform Web, iOS, Android and Windows UWP is still an ongoing work. Open-Source Software Freeware

Version Control

  • Cornerstone - Powerful version control with a gorgeous interface.
  • Fork - Fast and friendly Git client for Mac. Freeware
  • Gitbar - Open-source,display Github contribution statistics on your menu bar. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Git Cola - Powerful, Fast, Lightweight and Friendly Git GUI. For those caffeine adicting users. Open-Source Software
  • GitFinder - Fast and lightweight Git client for Mac with Finder integration. Freeware
  • GitHub Desktop - The official GitHub GUI. Freeware Open-Source Software
  • GitKraken - The most popular Git GUI for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • GitX-dev - Fork of Pieter's nice git GUI for OS X. Includes branch/tag sidebar and various fixes. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Hub - Command-line wrapper for Git that makes you better at GitHub. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • OhMyStar Beautiful and efficient way to manage, explore and share your Github Stars. Freeware App Store
  • SourceTree - Free Git & Mercurial client for Windows or Mac. Freeware
  • SmartGit - Git client with support.
  • Sublime Merge - Git client, from the makers of Sublime Text.
  • Tower2 - The most powerful Git client for Mac and Windows.
  • Versions - Mac Subversion (SVN) Client.


  • Docker - Powerful, performs operating-system-level virtualization. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • Parallels - Powerful, easy-to-use VM. No free upgrade for each new Mac OS.
  • Vagrant - Tool for building and distributing development environments. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • Veertu - The lightest VM on Mac. Responsive, sandboxed & native way to run VM on your Mac. Freeware
  • Virtual Box - Powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product. Freeware
  • VMWare Fusion - Powerful, commercial VM developed by VMware.


  • Base 2 - Application for creating, designing, editing and browsing SQLite 3 database files.
  • Bdash - Modern SQL client application, supports MySQL, PostgreSQL (Redshift) and BigQuery.Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Chrome MySQL Admin - Powerful Chrome app to manage your MySQL. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Core Data Editor - Core Data Editor lets you easily view, edit and analyze applications‘ data. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • DB Browser for SQLite - Official home of the DB Browser for SQLite. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • DBeaver - Universal SQL Client.
  • ElectroCRUD - Modern MySQL CRUD application. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • JackDB - Secure, collaborative environment for your queries and data-driven insights. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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. Open-Source Software
  • Mongo Management Studio - Simple MongoDB GUI.
  • MongoDB - MongoDB is a document database with the scalability and flexibility that you want with the querying and indexing that you need. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • - The easiest way to get started with mongoDB on the Mac. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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. App Store
  • pgModeler - is an open source data modeling tool designed for PostgreSQL. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • PSequel - PostgreSQL GUI tool for Mac OS X. Freeware
  • - The easiest way to get started with PostgreSQL on the Mac. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Postico - Modern PostgreSQL client for Mac.
  • RedisClient - Redis client application on mac, windows and linux. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • RedisDesktopManager - Cross-platform GUI management tool for Redis. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • SQLPro Studio - Simple, powerful database manager for macOS.
  • SQLight - SQLite database manager tool. Freeware
  • Sequel Pro - MySQL database management for Mac OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • TablePlus - Supports: PostgreSQL, MySQL, RedShift, MariaDB... High-end security ensured. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Tableau Public - Free data-visualization software. Freeware

Design and Product

Design 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.
  • Blender - Free and open 3D creation software. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Sculptris - 3D sculpting software. Freeware
  • Pixelmator - Full-featured image editor for Mac.
  • Sketch - Professional digital design for mac.
  • Sketch Cache Cleaner - Deletes hidden Sketch history files that can take a lot of space on your hard drive and that you would probably never use. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Gravit Designer - Full featured free vector design app right at your fingertips. Freeware App Store
  • inklet - Turn your Mac trackpad into drawing board.
  • Alchemy - Experimental, open-source drawing application with an emphasis on creating conceptual art. Open-Source Software
  • MyPaint - Simple drawing and painting program that works well with Wacom-style graphics tablets.Open-Source Software Freeware
  • GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program. Open-Source Software
  • Inkscape - Professional vector graphics editor. Open-Source Software
  • Monodraw - Powerful ASCII art editor designed for the Mac. App Store
  • SketchBook - Drawing software for concept design, comic art, and digital sketching. Freeware
  • Tayasui Sketches - Professional drawing software.
  • Art Text 3 - This is graphic design software specifically tuned for lettering, typography, text mockups and various artistic text effects.
  • FontForge - Free, open-source font editor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Nik Collection - Nik Collection by DxO.
  • Paintbrush - Bitmap image editor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Krita - Open-source digital painting software for concept artists, digital painters, and illustrators. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Vectr - Free graphics editor used to create vector graphics easily and intuitively. Freeware
  • Principle - Application for designing animated and interactive user interfaces.
  • MagicaVoxel - Free, lightweight 8-bit voxel editor and interactive path tracing renderer.
  • ScreenToLayers- Easily export your screen into a layered PSD file. Open-Source Software Freeware App Store
  • Pixel Perfect - Tool to overlay design images over implementation and make it pixel perfect. App Store Freeware
  • Sparkle - Pro visual web design.
  • Figma - The collaborative interface design tool, for vector graphics and UI prototyping. Freeware
  • macSVG - Designing HTML5 SVG art and animation. Open-Source Software Freeware

Prototyping and Mind-Mapping Tools

  • 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.
  • ProtoPie - Create the most advanced prototypes as easy as Pie.
  • 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.
  • Loremify - Great Lorem ipsum generator for OS X.FreewareApp Store
  • Marvel - Simple design, prototyping and collaboration.Freeware
  • 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. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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.
  • yGraph Editor - High quality diagrams made easy.

Screencapturing Software

  • CloudApp - Work at the speed of sight. Freeware
  • Gifox - Gif Recording and Sharing. App Store
  • Kap - Open-source screen-recorder built with web technology. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • KeyCastr - KeyCastr, an open-source keystroke visualizer. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Licecap - Record your screen and export to GIF. You can change the recording area anytime during recording. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Lightshot - The fastest way to take a customizable screenshot. Freeware
  • Monosnap - Make screenshots. Draw on it. Shoot video and share your files. It's fast, easy and free. Freeware App Store
  • ScreenShot PSD - Capture the screen as a layered PSD for easy editing. Freeware App Store
  • Skitch - Screen capture application with a powerful annotation capabilities. Freeware
  • Snip - Application for sharing captured images on QQ Mail. Freeware
  • Snipaste - Simple but powerful snipping tool. Freeware
  • Teampaper Snap - Let your screenshots speak up. Freeware App Store
  • Xnip - Handy Screenshot App. App Store Freeware

Other Tools

  • APNGb - PNG image assembler/disassembler app. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Couleurs - Simple app for grabbing and tweaking the colors you see on your screen. Freeware
  • Frank DeLoupe - Color-picking tool, supports Retina.
  • IconKit - App icon generator. App Store
  • Iconjar - Icon management tool to organize or search your icons.
  • Image2icon - Create and personalize icons from your pictures. Freeware
  • ImageAlpha - Compress images with PNG format and remove transparency. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ImageOptim - Compress images and remove EXIF information. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • JPEGmini - Reduce image size by up to 80%, without compromising quality. App Store Freeware
  • Mark Man - Measure & Spec Fast.
  • Resize Master - Batch resize and watermark your images fast and easy. App Store
  • 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.
  • Spectrum - Easily and intuitively creating beautiful color schemes. App Store
  • TinyPNG4Mac - Open-source tool to compress images. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Tropy - Research Photo Management. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • iPic - Easily upload images with Markdown supported. Freeware App Store
  • svgus - Organize, clean and transform your SVGs. App Store
  • Preset Brewery - Tool to convert Lightroom presets to Adobe Camera Raw.
  • Assetizr - Resizing images and optimising them for web and mobile applications. Freeware App Store


Collaboration and Team Tools

  • Adium - Free instant messaging application for Mac OS X. Connect to AIM, MSN, SMPP, Yahoo and more. Freeware
  • DingTalk - Free, powerful and professional office tool used by over 5 million enterprises and organizations globally. Freeware
  • Franz - Electron based, multi-protocol wrapper for web-based chat. One application, 23 messenger services. Freeware
  • Gitter - Instant messaging and chat room system for developers as well as GitHub users. Developer friendly with Markdown syntax support.
  • Keybase - Crypto for everyone, not just programmers! Open-Source Software Freeware
  • LimeChat - Open-source IRC client for Mac OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Messenger For Mac - Third-party Facebook messenger for Mac. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Rambox - Messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Riot - Create, share communicate. Chat and call securely. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Signal Desktop - Fast, simple, secure. Privacy that fits in your pocket. Open-Source Software
  • Slack - Awesome tool for team collaboration and communication. Freeware
  • Skype - Cross-platform application that provides video chat and voice call services. Users can exchange images, text, video and any other digital documents.
  • 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. Freeware
  • Telegram - Messaging app with a focus on speed and security.
  • Textual - Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client. Open-Source Software
  • WeChat - Official WeChat app for Mac. Freeware App Store
  • WeeChat - The extensible command-line chat client. Freeware
  • WhatsApp Desktop - Available in the Mac App Store, Whatsapp for Desktop. App Store

Email Clients

  • Airmail - Fast email client. For both Mac OS and iOS.
  • Foxmail - Fast email client. Freeware
  • MailTags - Use tags to organize email and schedule.
  • N1 - Extensible, open-source mail app, free for developers and $7/month for Pro. Open-Source Software
  • Nylas Mail - Extensible desktop mail app built on the modern web. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Polymail - Simple, beautiful and powerful email client. Freeware
  • Postbox - Powerful, simple and beautiful email client, need to pay for a license.
  • Spark - Fast email client. For both Mac OS and iOS.Freeware
  • ThunderBird - Software that makes email easier. Freeware

File Sharing

  • Cyberduck - Free FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Backblaze B2, Azure and OpenStack Swift browser. Freeware
  • Flow - Award-winning, beautiful, fast, and reliable FTP + SFTP client.
  • Fu - Upload images/files to remote server in exchange for url for file sharing. Open-Source Software
  • Transmit - Highly flexible and intuitive FTP client, supports SFTP, S3 and iDisk/WebDAV.
  • Yummy FTP - Pro-level, fast, reliable FTP/S + SFTP + WebDAV/S file transfer app.

Data Recovery 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.
  • Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery - Powerful tool for file recovery, Time machine recovery, Encrypted Disk recovery and much more.

Audio and Video Tools

  • LosslessCut - Cross platform tool for quick and lossless video and audio trimming using ffmpeg. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Popcorn Time - Watch torrent movies instantly, This Popcorn Time service will never be taken down. Download and enjoy. Freeware
  • Kodi - Award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • mpv - Free, open-source, and cross-platform media player. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • IINA - The modern video player for macOS. Based on mpv, the powerful media player project. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Soda Player - Player that can play seed, magnetic links, online video, automatic captions, links and local video files. Freeware
  • VOX Player - High-definition audio player for Mac and iPhone. Music just sounds better! Freeware
  • Sonora - Minimal, beautifully designed music player. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Audacity - Free, open-source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Metadatics - Advanced Audio Metadata Editor. App Store
  • Natron - Open-source compositing software. Node-graph based. Similar in functionality to Adobe After Effects and Nuke by The Foundry. Open-Source Software
  • Ardour - Cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing. Open-Source Software
  • Hydrogen - Professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming for GNU/Linux. Open-Source Software
  • Audio Hijack - Record any application's audio, including VoIP calls from Skype, web streams from Safari, and much more.
  • Stringed 2 - Music practice software designed to help users learn how to play their favorite songs.
  • Mixxx - The most advanced free DJ software. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • MuseScore - Free, open-source music notation software. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Cog - Free, open-source audio player. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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.
  • 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. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • XLD - Tool to decode, convert and play various 'lossless' audio files. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • HandBrake - Tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Open-Source Software
  • Playback - Experimental video player. Freeware Open-Source Software
  • ScreenFlow - Screencasting and video editing software.
  • Shotcut - Free open-source video editor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Perian - (No longer under active development) Let QuickTime play all the common formats of free plug-ins. Open-Source Software
  • Adapter - Free audio, video and image conversion software. Freeware
  • Synfig Studio - Synfig Studio is free, open-source 2D animation software. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • iFFmpeg - Comprehensive Media Tool for macOS. Making High Quality Video Encoding Accessible for Everyone.
  • Movie Catcher - Movie movie and online viewing offline download software, with Baidu cloud to make offline download and online playback. Open-Source Software
  • LyricsX - Lyrics for iTunes, Spotify and Vox. Open-Source Software App Store Freeware
  • SpotMenu - Spotify and iTunes in your menu bar. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Carol - A minimal and beautiful lyrics app for macOS. Open-Source Software Freeware

Download Management Tools

  • aria2 - Lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Downie - Video downloader for macOS with support for YouTube and other 1200 sites.
  • Free Download Manager - Powerful, modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac. (FREE) Freeware
  • FOLX - Free download manager for Mac OS X with a true Mac-style interface. Freeware
  • JDownloader - Free, open-source download management tool with a huge community of developers that makes downloading as easy and fast as it should be. Freeware Open-Source Software
  • qBittorrent - A project aims to provide an open-source software alternative to µTorrent. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Shuttle - Easy Download Manager for any links.
  • Transmission - Fast, easy, free BitTorrent Client. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • You-Get - Tiny command-line utility to download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the web. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • youtube-dl - Command-line program to download videos from and other video sites Open-Source Software Freeware

Cloud Storage

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. Freeware
  • Mega - Free cloud service, offers 50GB free storage. Freeware
  • NextCloud - Actively maintained fork of ownCloud, faster and completely open-source Open-Source Software
  • ownCloud - Cloud storage.
  • Seafile - Reliable and High Speed File Sync and Share.Freeware

Input Methods

  • Rocket - Makes typing emoji faster and easier using Slack-style shortcuts. Freeware
  • Type2Phone - Use Your Mac as Keyboard for iPhone, iPad & Apple TV. App Store
  • Kawa - Better input source switcher for OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware


  • Brave - Web browser with an emphasis on privacy and speed. Freeware
  • Chrome - Chrome, developed by Google Freeware
  • Chromium - Open-source, free web browser project by Google, to provide the source code for Google Chrome. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Firefox - Meet Firefox Quantum. Fast, free, open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Safari - Native browser for Macs. Freeware Awesome List
  • TorBrowser - Anonymity Online. Protect your privacy. Defend against network surveillance and traffic analysis. Open-Source Software Freeware

Translation Tools

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

  • Grammarly - Refine your english
  • iTranslate - Translate entire website instantly with its built-in browser or with iTranslate Safari extension into over 40 languages. Freeware
  • Ludwig - Linguistic search engine that helps you to write better in English.

Security Tools

  • 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.
  • stronghold - Easily configure MacOS security settings from the terminal. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • LockDown - Open-source tool for El Capitan that audits and remediates security configuration settings. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • LuLu - is the free macOS firewall that aims to block unauthorized (outgoing) network traffic. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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. Freeware
  • OverSight - Monitor mic and webcam, alerting you when the internal mic is activated, or whenever a process accesses the webcam.
  • RansomWhere? - Generic Ransomware Detection.
  • TaskExplorer - Explore all processes running on your Mac with TaskExplorer.
  • What's Your Sign? - Adds menu item to to display the cryptographic signing information for any file.
  • Encrypto - Free encryption tool for encrypting files and folders

Proxy and VPN Tools

  • Algo - Personal IPSEC VPN in the cloud. Open-Source Software
  • SpechtLite - Rule-based proxy app for macOS. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ShadowsocksX - Secure socks5 proxy, designed to protect your internet traffic. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ShadowsocksX-NG - Next generation of ShadowsocksX. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Lantern - Free application that delivers fast, reliable and secure access to the open internet. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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. Freeware
  • Surge - Web developer tool and proxy utility for iOS 9. App Store
  • tinc - Secure mesh VPN software. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Shimo - VPN Client for Mac.
  • FreeVPN Plus - Free VPN Client for Mac. Freeware App Store
  • V2rayU - Macos client based on v2ray. Open-Source Software Freeware


Clipboard Tools

  • ClipMenu - Clipboard manager for Mac OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Clipy - Clipy is a Clipboard extension app for macOS. Based on ClipMenu. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • CopyQ - Clipboard Manager with Advanced Features. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • iPaste - Lightweight and efficient clipboard tool. Freeware App Store
  • Paste - Smart clipboard history & snippets manager. Freeware App Store
  • PasteBot - Powerful clipboard manager. App Store

Menu Bar Tools

  • 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. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • BitBar - Place the output from any script or program right in your Mac OS X menu bar. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Dozer - Hide MacOS menubar items. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • iGlance - macOS System Monitor for the Status Bar. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Itsycal - Tiny calendar for your Mac's menu bar. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Vanilla - Hide menu bar icons on your Mac. Freeware

File Organization Tools

  • BetterZip 3 - Archive tool supports ZIP, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TXZ (new), 7-ZIP, RAR. Freeware
  • eZip - Free archiver for macOS with tersely but complete functions. Supports popular formats such as RAR, ZIP, 7Z, BZ2, GZ etc. Works great with Mojave dark-mode and QuickLook. Freeware
  • 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. Open-Source Software Freeware App Store
  • muCommander - Lightweight file manager with a dual-pane interface. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • PDF Archiver - Nice tool for tagging and archiving tasks. Open-Source Software App Store
  • The Unarchiver - Unarchive many different kinds of archive files. Open-Source Software Freeware

General Tools

  • AirServer - Most advanced screen mirroring software receiver for Mac, PC and Xbox One.
  • ControlPlane - Manages configuration profiles for your Mac. Determines where you are or what you are doing based on a number of available evidence sources and then automatically reconfigures your Mac based on your preferences. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • DNS Heaven - Unifies macOS DNS so applications using glibc can resolve DNS with the native stack. Mainly for use with VPNs. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • HTTrack - Useful tool for downloading a whole website and offline browsing. Freeware
  • MacAssistant - Google Assistant for macOS Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Mac Cache Cleaner - Cache cleaner for Mac Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Manta - Flexible invoicing desktop app with beautiful & customizable templates. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Memo - Simple and elegant app. Unlock memos even more quickly using Touch ID. Freeware App Store
  • Numi - Beautiful calculator app for Mac. Freeware
  • SlowQuitApps - An OS X app that adds a global delay of 1 second to the Cmd-Q shortcut. Open-Source Software Freeware

To-Do Lists

  • 2Do - Nice todo app.
  • Day-O 2 - Menu bar clock replacement with built-in calendar. Freeware
  • Fantastical - The calendar app you won't be able to live without.
  • Focus - Beautiful pomodoro-based time manager. App Store
  • Nozbe - Powerful GTD app for individuals and teams, with support for every Apple device (Mac, iPhone, iPad, Watch). App Store
  • OmniFocus - Nice GTD app, made by OmniGroups.
  • 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. Freeware
  • Wunderlist - The easiest way to get stuff done.


  • 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. Awesome List
  • 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. Freeware
  • Choosy - UI, URL API and a browser extension set for managing rules where and how to open links.
  • Hammerspoon - Tool for powerful OSX automation with the Lua scripting engine. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Karabiner - Powerful and stable keyboard customizer for OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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.
  • Mos - Simple tool can offer the smooth scrolling and reverse the mouse scrolling direction on your Mac. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • 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 boards.FreewareApp Store
  • RescueTime - Personal analytics service that shows you how you spend your time and provides tools to help you be more productive.
  • Qbserve - Time tracking automation: freelance project tracking, timesheets, invoicing & real-time productivity feedback.
  • OmniPlan - The best way to visualize, maintain, and simplify your projects. Project Management made easy.
  • SensibleSideButtons – Use the side buttons on your mouse to move forward and backward in many apps, like in Windows. Open-Source Software
  • 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.
  • skhd - Simple hotkey daemon for macOS. Open-Source Software Freeware

Window Management

  • ShiftIt - Managing window size and position in OSX. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Moom - Allows you to easily move and zoom windows, or to another display—using either the mouse or the keyboard.
  • Divvy - Window management at its finest with its amazing Divvy Grid system.
  • Slate - Window management application similar to Divvy and SizeUp (except better and free!). (Needs config file) Open-Source Software Freeware
  • SizeUp - Powerful, keyboard-centric window management.
  • Spectacle - Move and resize windows with simple and customizable keyboard shortcuts. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Amethyst - Tiling window manager. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Magnet - Window manager that keeps your workspace organized. App Store
  • Total Spaces - Provides window management much like ubuntu. Creates hotkeys for workspaces which allows you to easily move around.
  • contexts - Provides more power than the native Mac Dock. Especially when you have multiple screens, it can help you switch more quickly.
  • chunkwm - Tiling window manager for macOS based on plugin architecture. Open-Source Software Freeware

Password Management

  • 1Password - Cross-platform password management tool.
  • Authy - Two-factor authentication token manager that backs up and syncs across your devices. Freeware
  • Bitwarden - Open source password management tool for Mac OS, iOS and browsers. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Buttercup - The Password Manager You Deserve Freeware
  • Dashlane - Cloud-based password manager with award-winning design. App Store
  • Enpass - Cross-platform password management tool with cloud integration. App Store
  • Keeweb - Free, cross-platform password manager compatible with KeePass. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • LastPass - Password management tool for Mac OS and browser.
  • MacPass - Open-source KeePass Mac OS client. Open-Source Software Freeware

Finder Tools

  • 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.
  • TotalFinder - Chrome-styled Finder substitute.
  • XtraFinder - Adds tabs and cut to Mac Finder. Freeware

Quality of Life Improvements

  • CheatSheet - Hold the ⌘-Key to get a list of all active shortcuts of the current application. It's as simple as that. Freeware
  • f.lux - Makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day. Freeware
  • KeyCastr - Open-source keystroke visualizer. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • NightOwl - Automatically switch between macOS Mojave's light and dark themes by time of day or with a menu bar or keyboard shortcut. Freeware
  • Shifty - A macOS menu bar app that gives you more control over Night Shift. Open-Source Software
  • Snap - Launch an app in a snap. Ridiculously easy shortcut management. Freeware App Store

System Related Tools

  • OnyX - Multifunction utility to verify disks and files, run cleaning and system maintenance tasks, configure hidden options and more. Freeware
  • Amphetamine - Override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake. Freeware App Store
  • AppCleaner - Small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps. Freeware
  • Cleaner for Xcode - Helps make your Xcode faster by removing unwanted and deprecated files. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Coolant - Menubar app that lets you know when an app is consuming 100% CPU or more than a gigabyte of memory (or any arbitrary limits you choose).
  • 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.
  • FruitJuice - Will let you know how long to stay unplugged each day to keep your battery healthy. App Store
  • 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. Freeware
  • HandShaker - Mac on the management of Android mobile phone content. Freeware
  • HTML5 Player - HTML 5 video player. Keep your Mac from "burning".
  • InsomniaX - Disable either lid and/or idle sleep (so you can play music with your lid closed, for example).
  • 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. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Juice - Make your battery information a bit more interesting. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • KeepingYouAwake - Alternative to Caffeine with better support for dark mode in Mac. Open-Source Software
  • 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. Freeware
  • NitroShare - Cross-platform network file transfer utility. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Noti - Receive Android notifications on your Mac (with Pushbullet). Open-Source Software Freeware
  • OmniDiskSweeper - Shows you the files on your drive, ordered by size. It can be used to find and remove unused files. Freeware
  • Paragon NTFS - Read/write access to NTFS in macOS Sierra.
  • Porting Kit - Install Windows® Games inside your Mac. Freeware
  • SSH Tunnel - Application for managing SSH connections.
  • TG Pro - Temperature monitoring, fan control & hardware diagnostics to help keep your Mac cool and healthy.
  • Tuxera NTFS - Full read-write compatibility with NTFS-formatted drives on a Mac.
  • Gray - Pick between the light appearance and the dark appearance on a per-app basis with the click of a button. Freeware Open-Source Software

Gaming Software

  • OpenEmu - A great video game console emulator, supports many different emulators in a single application. (e.g. Sony PSP, GameBoy, NDS and so on) Open-Source Software Freeware

Remote Login Software

  • AnyDesk - Provides Remote access across multiple machines.
  • RealVNC - The original and best software for remote access across desktop and mobile.
  • TeamViewer - Proprietary computer software package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers. Freeware

QuickLook Plugins Awesome List

  • QuicklookStephen - Preview plain text files without or with unknown file extension. such as README、INSTALL、Capfile、CHANGELOG...brew cask install qlstephen

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.

Package Managers

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. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Homebrew - The missing package manager for macOS. Freeware Open-Source Software
  • Homebrew Cask - Command line installation manager which extends Homebrew and brings its elegance, simplicity, and speed to Mac OS applications and large binaries alike. Freeware Open-Source Software
  • 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. Freeware Open-Source Software
  • 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

Genuine Sites

  • 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!
  • alternativeTo - Also a very nice community. If you are looking for some alternative apps FOR Windows or another platform, check this site.
  • Other sites like MacStories, LifeHacker, ProductHunt are great resources.
  • Also, Quora, Reddit, you know the drill.
  • MacUpdate:
  • App Shopper:

Pirated software download site blacklist

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

  • AppKed:
  • Softasm:


  • Mac Power Users - Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests. Freeware App Store

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