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Reading and Writing Tools

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

Text Editors

  • Bootstrap Studio - A powerful desktop app for creating responsive websites using the Bootstrap framework.

  • Chocolat - Native text editor.

  • Coda2 - Fast, clean and powerful text editor.


  • WPS - Is a cross-platform office software suite. Freeware

  • 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.

  • Marked 2 - This is the Markdown preview with an elegant and powerful set of tools for all writers.

  • Marxico - Delicate Markdown editor for Evernote. Reliable storage and sync.

  • MWeb - Pro Markdown writing, 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.


  • Evernote - Infamous note-taking app, available on many platforms. Freeware

  • Gooba - Writing app and task managerwith a simple and interactive design.

  • Inkdrop - Notebook app for Markdown lovers built on top of Electron.

  • MarginNote - In-depth PDF and EPUB reading, learning, managing and note taking app.

  • Notable - The markdown-based note-taking app that doesn't suck.

  • Notebook Note-taking app. 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

  • 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.



  • Clearview - Tabbed style e-book reader for PDF, EPUB (DRM free), CHM, and MOBI.

  • Kindle App - Amazon official reading app of kindle.


  • 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 4 - News reader for Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler and so on. Freeware


  • CHM Reader - Read Compiled HTML (.chm) documents on your Mac. Freeware

  • Chmox - Read CHM documents on your Mac. Freeware

  • PDF Expert - Read, annotate and edit PDFs, change text and images.

  • SkyFonts - The simplest way to try, install, and manage fonts.

  • 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


  • 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.

  • Visual Studio Community for Mac - Fully-featured IDE Free for students, open-source and individual developers. Freeware

  • Spyder - Powerful scientific environment written in Python, for Python.

Developer Utilities

  • 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

  • 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.

  • CodeKit - Web development tool which can automatically compile Less, Sass, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, Jade and JavaScript, auto-refresh browsers and much more.

  • Conduktor - Kafka desktop client. Freeware

  • Dash - Awesome API documentation browser and code snippet manager.

  • DiffMerge - Application to visually compare and merge files. Freeware

  • Gemini - Intelligent duplicate file finder.

  • 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.

  • Localname - Provide access to your local development server. 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.

  • PushMate PushMate is a MacOS app that solves common push notification problems by ensuring your push payloads are correct.

  • 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.

  • Touch Bar Simulator - Use the Touch Bar on any Mac. Open-Source Software Freeware

  • Visual Paradigm - All-in-one UML, SysML, BPMN Modeling Platform for Agile, EA TOGAF ADM Process Management.

  • zeplin - Collaboration tool for work between designers and developers. Freeware

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

  • Paw - Advanced HTTP client.

  • Postman - Powerful GUI platform to make your API development faster & easier, from building API requests through testing, documentation and sharing.Freeware

  • Katalon Studio - Simplify API, Web, Mobile Automation Tests Free. Robust. Cross-platform. Automation testers from 160 countries with YouTube channels, GitHub repositories.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.

  • Proxyman - Modern and intuitive HTTP debugging proxy for macOS. Freeware

  • ack - A tool like grep, optimized for programmers. Freeware

  • bash-it - Shameless ripoff of oh-my-zsh for bash. Open-Source Software Freeware

  • dark-mode - Control dark mode from the command-line. 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

  • Termius - Free terminal tool,comparable to xshell on windows platform. Freeware

  • trash - Move files and directories to the trash. Open-Source Software

Frameworks For Hybrid Applications

  • Qt - Cross-platform application framework.

Version Control

  • Cornerstone - Powerful version control with a gorgeous interface.

  • Fork - Fast and friendly Git client for Mac. 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

  • GitKraken - The most popular Git GUI for Windows, Mac and Linux.

  • SmartGit - Git client with support.

  • SourceTree - Free Git & Mercurial client for Windows or Mac. Freeware

  • 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.


  • Parallels - Powerful, easy-to-use VM. No free upgrade for each new Mac OS.

  • 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.


  • Azure Data Studio - Cross-platform database tool for using on Microsoft family on-premises and cloud data platforms such as MSSQL Server Freeware

  • Base 2 - Application for creating, designing, editing and browsing SQLite 3 database files.

  • DBeaver - Universal SQL Client.

  • 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.

  • Mingo - Easy to use MongoDB GUI with mind-blowing features.

  • Mongo Management Studio - Simple MongoDB GUI.

  • MySQL Workbench - The official MySQL GUI.

  • Postico - Modern PostgreSQL client for Mac.

  • PSequel - PostgreSQL GUI tool for Mac OS X. Freeware

  • SQLight - SQLite database manager tool. Freeware

  • SQLPro Studio - Simple, powerful database manager for macOS.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Figma - The collaborative interface design tool, for vector graphics and UI prototyping. Freeware

  • inklet - Turn your Mac trackpad into drawing board.

  • MagicaVoxel - Free, lightweight 8-bit voxel editor and interactive path tracing renderer.

  • MakeHuman - Powerful and free 3D human modeler. Freeware

  • Nik Collection - Nik Collection by DxO.

  • Pixelmator - Full-featured image editor for Mac.

  • Principle - Application for designing animated and interactive user interfaces.

  • Sculptris - 3D sculpting software. Freeware

  • Sketch - Professional digital design for mac.

  • SketchBook - Drawing software for concept design, comic art, and digital sketching. Freeware

  • Sparkle - Pro visual web design.

  • Tayasui Sketches - Professional drawing software.

  • Vectr - Free graphics editor used to create vector graphics easily and intuitively. 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.

  • 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.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.

  • 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.

Screencapturing Software

  • CleanShot - Discover a superior way to capture your Mac's screen.

  • CloudApp - Work at the speed of sight. Freeware

  • Lightshot - The fastest way to take a customizable screenshot. Freeware

  • 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

Other Tools

  • Couleurs - Simple app for grabbing and tweaking the colors you see on your screen. Freeware

  • Frank DeLoupe - Color-picking tool, supports Retina.

  • 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.

  • Image2icon - Create and personalize icons from your pictures. Freeware

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Preset Brewery - Tool to convert Lightroom presets to Adobe Camera Raw.


Collaboration and Team Tools

  • Adium - Free instant messaging application for Mac OS X. Connect to AIM, MSN, SMPP, Yahoo and more. Freeware

  • Caprine - Third-party privacy-focused Facebook Messenger app. Open-Source Software Freeware

  • DingTalk - Free, powerful and professional office tool used by over 5 million enterprises and organizations globally. Freeware

  • Discord - All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that's free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone.

  • 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.

  • Krisp - An AI-powered noise cancelling app that mutes background noise during calls.

  • Muzzle - A simple mac app to silence embarrassing notifications while screensharing.

  • 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. Freeware

  • 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. Freeware

  • Telegram - Messaging app with a focus on speed and security.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Transmit - Highly flexible and intuitive FTP client, supports SFTP, S3 and iDisk/WebDAV.

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.

  • SuperDuper! - Painless fully bootable disk backups.

Audio and Video Tools

  • Adapter - Free audio, video and image conversion software. Freeware

  • Audio Hijack - Record any application's audio, including VoIP calls from Skype, web streams from Safari, and much more.

  • 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.

  • iFFmpeg - Comprehensive Media Tool for macOS. Making High Quality Video Encoding Accessible for Everyone.

  • Popcorn Time - Watch torrent movies instantly, This Popcorn Time service will never be taken down. Download and enjoy. Freeware

  • ScreenFlow - Screencasting and video editing software.

  • Soda Player - Player that can play seed, magnetic links, online video, automatic captions, links and local video files. Freeware

  • Stremio - Movies, TV shows, series, live television or web channels like YouTube and - you can find all this on Stremio. Freeware

  • Stringed 2 - Music practice software designed to help users learn how to play their favorite songs.

  • VOX Player - High-definition audio player for Mac and iPhone. Music just sounds better! Freeware

  • MusicPlus - Search, play & download music for free. Freeware

Download Management Tools

  • Downie - Video downloader for macOS with support for YouTube and other 1200 sites.

  • FOLX - Free download manager for Mac OS X with a true Mac-style interface. Freeware

  • Free Download Manager - Powerful, modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac. (FREE) 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

  • Shuttle - Easy Download Manager for any links.

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

  • 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


  • Brave - Web browser with an emphasis on privacy and speed. Freeware

  • Chrome - Chrome, developed by Google Freeware

  • Microsoft Edge — Microsoft Edge, based on Chromium, but built by MS 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.

  • Ludwig - Translate in Safari and any app on macOS between 103 languages.


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.

  • KextViewer - View all modules on that are loaded in the OS kernel.

  • KnockKnock - See what's persistently installed on your Mac.

  • 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.

Proxy and VPN Tools

  • Shimo - VPN Client for Mac.

  • 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

  • Windscribe - Gives 10gb per month free on the spot and gives limited(on free) location control. Connection also takes very less time.


Clipboard 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. Freeware

  • Bartender - Organize or hide menu bar icons on your Mac.

  • 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 - 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. Freeware

  • Hazel - Automated file organization for your Mac. Responsibly and beautifully designed.

General Tools

  • AirServer - Most advanced screen mirroring software receiver for Mac, PC and Xbox One.

  • HTTrack - Useful tool for downloading a whole website and offline browsing. Freeware

  • Numi - Beautiful calculator app for Mac. 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.

  • 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)


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mouseless - Master all of the magic keystrokes for your favorite apps & tools.

  • 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.

  • RescueTime - Personal analytics service that shows you how you spend your time and provides tools to help you be more productive.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Window Management

  • contexts - Provides more power than the native Mac Dock. Especially when you have multiple screens, it can help you switch more quickly.

  • 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.

  • Moom - Allows you to easily move and zoom windows, or to another display—using either the mouse or the keyboard.

  • SizeUp - Powerful, keyboard-centric window management.

  • Total Spaces - Provides window management much like ubuntu. Creates hotkeys for workspaces which allows you to easily move around.

Password Management

  • 1Password - Cross-platform password management tool.

  • Authy - Two-factor authentication token manager that backs up and syncs across your devices. Freeware

  • Buttercup - The Password Manager You Deserve Freeware

  • LastPass - Password management tool for Mac OS and browser.

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

  • NightOwl - Automatically switch between macOS Mojave's light and dark themes by time of day or with a menu bar or keyboard shortcut. Freeware

  • One Switch - Mac menu bar app that adds various switches to the Mac's menu bar.

  • AppCleaner - Small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps. Freeware

  • coconutBattery - Shows live information about the battery in your Mac. Includes: manufacture date, capacity, cycle count, battery status, temperature, discharging power.

  • 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).

  • 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. Freeware

  • HandShaker - Mac on the management of Android mobile phone content. Freeware

  • HTML5 Player - HTML 5 video player. Keep your Mac from "burning".

  • iStat Menus - Advanced Mac system monitor on the menubar.

  • 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

  • OmniDiskSweeper - Shows you the files on your drive, ordered by size. It can be used to find and remove unused files. Freeware

  • OnyX - Multifunction utility to verify disks and files, run cleaning and system maintenance tasks, configure hidden options and more. Freeware

  • Paragon NTFS - Read/write access to NTFS in macOS Sierra.

  • Porting Kit - Install Windows® Games inside your Mac. Freeware

  • Sensei - Sensei is a multi-tool for Mac performance, with features spanning across both hardware and software.

  • 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.

  • Overkill - Stop iTunes from opening when you connect your iPhone.

Gaming Software

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

Social Networking

  • Chirper - A simple and tiny menu bar app for Buffer/Twitter that helps you tweet your thoughts without opening anything.

  • 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.Freeware

  • 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

Mac App Download Sites

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

Genuine 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.

  • 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.

  • AppKed:

  • Softasm:


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