The Best Mac Apps


  • Iriun Webcam

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Website

    Use your phone's camera as a wireless webcam in your PC or Mac wirelessly or via USB.

     

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  • MacUpdater

    Freemium Mac Website

    MacUpdater is an application that can scan your Mac and display which of the apps that you have installed are not up-to-date. MacUpdater can also update those outdated apps to their newest versions with a simple click.
    MacUpdater takes care of updating all those apps that you've obtained outside of the 'Mac App Store'.
    MacUpdater can silently run in the background and check your apps for updates every day and let you know with notifications once a new update is available.

     

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  • Meld

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Python Website

    Open-source, Python-based visual diff and merge tool for comparing files and folders.

     

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  • LICEcap

    Free Mac Windows Website

    LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to .GIF (for viewing in web browsers, etc) or .LCF (see below). LICEcap is an intuitive but flexible application (for Windows and now OSX), that is designed to be lightweight and function with high performance.

    Features and options:

    Record directly to .GIF or .LCF.
    Move the screen capture frame while recording.
    Pause and restart recording, with optional inserted text messages.
    Global hotkey (shift+space) to toggle pausing while recording
    Adjustable maximum recording framerate, to allow throttling CPU usage.
    Basic title frame, with or without text.
    Record mouse button presses.
    Display elapsed time in the recording.

     

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  • Skitch

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad Website

    Skitch is a screenshot editing and sharing utility for Mac and iOS that permits the user to add shapes and text to an image, and then share it online. Images can also be exported to various image formats.

    Skitch.com is a webservice that works hand in hand with the application Skitch to give you 1-click uploading of images for fast image sharing.

     

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  • Greenshot

    Freemium Mac Windows Website

    Small screenshot tool with support for OCR, Office export, annotations, and more.

     

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  • Ferdi

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Hard-fork of Small Franz iconFranz, adding awesome features and removing unwanted ones.

    Ferdi-specific Features

    • Removes the counter-productive fullscreen app delay inviting users to upgrade
    • Removes pages begging you to donate after registration
    • Makes all users Premium by default
    • Add option to change server to a custom ferdi-server
    • Add "Private Notification"-Mode, that hides message content from notifications
    • Add Password Lock feature to keep your messages protected
    • Add an option to keep individual workspaces always loaded
    • Add an option to auto-hide the menubar
    • Add "Quick Switch" feature to help you navigate a long list of services (similar to Rambox's Quick Switcher)
    • Add "Scheduled Do-not-Disturb" feature in which you won't get notifications (similar to Rambox's Work Hours)
    • Add CTRL+? and CTRL+? shortcuts and menu options to go back and forward in the service browsing history
    • Add "npm run prepare-code" command for development to lint and beautify code
    • Remove "Franz is better together" popup
    • Remove bug that would incorrectly display unread messages count on some services
    • Makes it possible to edit the "Franz Todo" server
    • Makes RocketChat self-hosted generally available
    • Comes with a custom branding proper to Ferdi

     

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  • GrandPerspective

    Free Personal Mac Website

    GrandPerspective is a small utility application for Mac that graphically shows the disk usage within a file system. It can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space.

     

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  • Cryptomator

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    Cryptomator provides transparent, client-side encryption for your cloud. Protect your documents from unauthorized access. Cryptomator on the desktop is free and open source software, so you can rest assured there are no backdoors. Cryptomator for Android/iOS costs a small fee and is not open source, but it uses an open-core component that can be checked for backdoors.

    Easy and Reliable

    We understand simplicity as a key aspect of security. With Cryptomator you don't have to deal with accounts, key management, cloud access grants or cipher configurations. Just choose a password and you're ready to go.

    You don't even need to specify what cloud you use. Cryptomator encrypts files and doesn't care where you store them. This makes it a lightweight application, which we believe is a huge benefit for reliability. Complexity would kill security.

    Cryptomator is a so-called transparent encryption utility. This means that you don't have to learn new workflows. Just work with your files as you're used to.

    Secure and Trustworthy

    Cryptomator encrypts file contents and names using AES. Your passphrase is protected against bruteforcing attempts using scrypt. Directory structures and file sizes get obfuscated. The only thing which cannot be encrypted without breaking your cloud synchronization is the modification date of your files.

    Cryptomator's desktop app is a free and open source software licensed under the MIT / X Consortium License. This allows anyone to check our code. It is impossible to introduce backdoors for third parties. Also we cannot hide vulnerabilities. And the best thing is: There is no need to trust us, as you can control us!

    Vendor lock-ins are impossible. Even if we decided to stop development: The desktop source code is already cloned by hundreds of other developers. As you don't need an account, you will never stand in front of locked doors.

     

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  • FreeFileSync

    Free Mac Windows Linux openSUSE Linux Mint ... CentOS Ubuntu Debian Website

    FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.

     

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  • IINA

    Free Mac mpv Website

    IINA is born to be a modern macOS application, from its framework to user interface. It adopts the post-Yosemite design language and keeps up the pace of new technologies like Force Touch, Touch Bar and Picture-in-Picture.

    Revolutionary user experience.

    IINA simplified a lot of user interactions. In addition of traditional cascaded menus, it prefer using interactive UI components and gestures to give you intuitive, flexible and powerful control of the playback.

    Powerful functionality.

    Based on mpv, one of the most powerful media player projects ever, IINA supports almost all common media types (even GIF) and stably output high-quality video that optimized for retina screen. MPV's config file and script system are also integrated.

     

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  • Free Ruler

    Free Mac Website

    A ruler application for macOS.

    Features

    • Horizontal and vertical rulers.
    • Pixel units.
    • Float rulers above other applications (press F to toggle).
    • Move windows independently or as a group (press G to toggle).
    • Show or hide the shadow behind rulers (press S to toggle).
    • Align rulers at mouse location (press O for origin).
    • Reset ruler locations with Command-R.

     

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  • Airfoil

    Freemium Mac Website

    Send any audio to the AirPort Express. Send any audio to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs, all in sync! Airfoil for Mac gives you your audio - everywhere.
    You can send audio to multiple outputs around your house, all in sync, and with Airfoil Speakers, you can turn any computer into a remote audio output.

    With Airfoil, you can transmit any audio from your computer out to compatible receivers, which are:
    Apple TVs, Windows, Mac and Linux computers, Android and iOS devices, Third-Party AirPlay Devices.

    (Free trial version adds noise after 10 minutes of transmission.)

     

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  • Canary Mail

    Commercial Mac Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Apple Watch Website

    Canary is an exciting new email client for Mac that offers a full set of powerful features with one key difference - your emails are not stored on a 3rd party server.

    Every facet of Canary has been designed in accordance with our core philosophy of ensuring complete user privacy and offering reliable & snappy performance. Unlike other apps/services, using Canary is not contingent on providing access to your data.

     

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  • BusyCal

    Commercial Mac Website

    BusyCal is the most powerful, flexible, heavily customizable, reliable calendar app for macOS. It's packed with time-saving features and compatible with all leading cloud services including Reminders, iCloud, Google, Exchange, Office 365, Yahoo, Fastmail, Fruux, Kerio, Zoom and more.

    BusyCal also supports Wireless-LAN sync for those that do not wish to use a cloud service. Share your offline calendars at work or at home over Wi-Fi.

    BusyCal displays your calendar in Day, Week, Month, Year and List views. What makes BusyCal unique is its ability to customize these views to more precisely meet your needs. You can choose the number of weeks shown in the Month view and the number of days shown in Week view and even customize the calendar's appearance by choosing a font face and size, calendar colors, time format and more.

     

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  • Joplin

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome Termux Firefox Website

    An open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities.

     

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  • MonitorControl

    Free Mac Website

    🖥 Control your external display brightness and volume!
    Use menulet sliders or the native Apple keyboard keys!
    Shows native brightness and volume OSDs as well!

     

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  • Vivaldi

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet Website

    The Vivaldi browser protects you from trackers, blocks unwanted ads, and puts you in control with unique built-in features. .

     

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  • Affinity Photo

    Commercial Mac Windows iPad Website

    Affinity Photo is a professional, full-featured raster graphics editor. Working in Affinity Photo is always live and you can pan and zoom at 60fps, with live previews and non destructive application. It supports unlimited layers and a dedicated RAW editing workspace, as well as RGB, CMYK, LAB, Greyscale colour space with end-to-end CMYK workflow with ICC colour management, and 16-bit per channel editing.

    Fast and Efficient Tool Set

    • Pan and zoom at 60fps, even with huge images
    • Live tools, live previews, real-time editing
    • RAW and regular processing united in one app

    Professional

    • Professional colour spaces and profiles
    • Pro file formats like PSD supported
    • Modern camera RAW formats supported
    • Full set of 16-bit filters
    • Sub-pixel precision and pixel-perfect snapping
    • Customisable toolbars, keyboard shortcuts and panels

    Clean Workspaces

    • Dedicated personas (modes) for specific tasks and toolsets
    • Uncluttered UIs for RAW editing, photo editing, panoramas, and liquify
    • Export persona for fine control over export regions and settings

    Over 1,000,000% Zoom

    • Zoom way beyond 1,000,000% — smooth like butter
    • Quickly switch between favourite zoom levels

    Solid Undo History

    • Instantly undo/redo over 8,000 History steps
    • Save History so you can undo steps later even on different Macs
    • A seamless AutoSave protects against unexpected shutdowns

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  • Stay

    Commercial Mac Website

    If you’re fastidious about keeping your windows tidy, Stay is for you. Stay ensures that your windows are always where you want them to be, even as you connect and disconnect displays.

     

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  • TotalFinder

    Commercial Mac Finder Website

    TotalFinder works like the normal Finder but adds tabs, dual panel, colored labels and other features. My goal is to improve Finder in a few areas where it is lacking but keep the general design.

    Features:

    • Colored labels: Brings full colors back into El Capitan.
    • Chrome tabs: Apple finally introduced tabs in Mavericks. TotalFinder added Chrome tabs in Snow Leopard.
    • Dual mode: Display two Finder windows side-by-side on hot-key.
    • Visor window: The Finder is always one key-press away!
    • Cut & Paste: Use keyboard shortcuts to move files around. Faster than drag & drop.

    TotalFinder is a plugin, not a replacement

    Please keep in mind that TotalFinder is an add-on which gets loaded into the Finder when you launch TotalFinder.app. It does not modify your Finder files on the disk. TotalFinder is installed as a standalone application. But when launched it changes the current instance of Finder running in memory. I call this process TotalFinder injection into Finder.

     

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  • Hazel

    Commercial Mac Website

    Automated organization for your Mac.

    Automatically Organize

    Hazel watches whatever folders you tell it to, automatically organizing your files according to the rules you create. Have Hazel move files around based on name, date, type, what site it came from and much more. Automatically sort your movies or file your bills. Keep your files off the desktop and put them where they belong.

    More Than Just Filing

    Hazel can open, archive, tag and even upload. You can have Hazel rename your files or sort them into subfolders based on name, date or whatever combination of attributes you choose. Coupled with Hazel’s powerful pattern matching, you can create workflows to process your files, your way.

    Taking Out The Trash

    Have Hazel keep your trash in check, deleting files that are too old or clearing things out when the trash gets too big. Also, when you delete applications, they can leave behind support files that never get cleaned up. With Hazel’s App Sweep, Hazel will detect when you throw an application away, search for its support files and offer to throw those away as well.

    Total Support

    Spotlight integration. Photos, Music & TV importing. Notifications. Tags. AppleScript & Automator. Hazel provides deep support for macOS technologies, leveraging everything your system has to offer.

     

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  • Flycut

    Free Mac Website

    Flycut is a clean and simple clipboard manager for developers. It based on open source app called Jumpcut.

    Every time you when you copy code pieces Flycut stores it in history. Later you can past it using Shift-Command-V even if you have something different in your current clipboard. You can change hotkey and other settings in preferences.

    Developed by developers for developers.

     

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  • Bartender

    Commercial Mac Website

    Bartender 3 lets you organize your menu bar apps. With macOS Mojave support, updated user interface, completely rewritten, it's better than ever.

     

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  • Moom

    Commercial Mac Website

    Moom makes window management as easy as clicking a mouse button—or using a keyboard shortcut, if you're one of those types of people.

     

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