Mac Power User

  • Utillities

  • AppCleaner

    Free Mac Website

    AppCleaner is a small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps.


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  • CheatSheet

    Free Mac Website

    CheatSheet shows you the available shortcuts of the active application after holding the command-key for 2 seconds.

    After the panel shows up you can either type the shortcut or click the item in the panel to execute the command.


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  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Apple Watch Apple TV F-Droid Kindle Fire Haiku Website

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. Owned by the non-profit organization VideoLAN.


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  • Magnet (Windows Manager)

    Commercial Mac Website

    Every time you want to copy content from one app to the other, compare files side by side or multitask in any other way, you need all the windows arranged accordingly. Magnet makes this process clean and simple. In just one drag to the edge, you snap any window into left, right, top or bottom half of your screen. And by dragging windows to the corners, you snap them into quarters. Taking advantage of such arrangements eliminates app switching and greatly enhances workspace efficiency.

    Even nice, edge-to-edge fullscreen is just the matter of a single drag to the top of the screen. And if dragging doesn’t float your boat, Magnet supports keyboard shortcuts for every command it has to offer. We’ve got a little icon sitting in the Menu bar where you can find predefined shortcuts, or create ones that fit your needs.

    In a nutshell:

    ·Left/Right/Top/Bottom halves of the screen supported
    ·Fullscreen & all four quarters of the screen supported
    ·Activated by dragging, customizable keyboard shortcuts or via Menu bar
    ·Runs both on Retina and regular displays
    ·Up to six external displays supported
    ·Built to run on all OS X versions since 10.8 Mountain Lion
    ·OS X 10.11 El Capitan optimized (including Dark Mode support)


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  • The Unarchiver

    Free Mac Website

    The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR (including v5), 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2. It will also open many older formats, such as StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and ARC. It will even open other kinds of files, like ISO and BIN disc images, some Windows .EXE installers. The list is actually much longer - see the program homepage for the full list.

    The Unarchiver also tries to detect and correctly handle the filename encoding in the archives it opens, allowing you to open files from every part of the world without getting garbled filenames.


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  • Itsycal

    Free Mac Website

    Itsycal is a tiny menu bar calendar. If you want, it will display your events as a companion to the Mac Calendar app.
    Itsycal has Dark Mode, ISO week numbers, a customizable system clock replacement, and more.


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  • Shifty

    Free Mac Website

    Shifty was made to expand the capabilities of the built in Night Shift feature in macOS. You can disable Night Shift for specific apps and custom time periods. It also provides easy access to a slider to fine tune your color temperature. With Shifty, Night Shift becomes a power user feature!


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  • Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X

    Commercial Mac Website

    Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X is a driver which gives you full read and write access to Windows partitions under Mac OS X. When working with media files or documents in Mac, you need access to the high performance of your system regardless if the files are located on the Mac’s HFS+ formatted volume, or in Window’s NT File System. Paragon NTFS provides full read/write access to NTFS with the same high speed as native HFS+ files.


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  • Transmission

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD ... Haiku Cloudron Xfce Website

    Transmission has the features you expect in a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web-based interface, peer exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, web seed support, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.


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  • Developer

  • Xcode

    Free Mac Website

    Xcode is Apple's premiere development environment for Mac OS X. In addition to being packaged on the DVD with every copy of Mac OS X, the latest Xcode developer release is always available for free to ADC members and includes all the tools you need to create, debug, and optimize your applications. At the heart of the Xcode tools package is the Xcode IDE, a graphical workbench that tightly integrates a professional text editor, a robust build system, a debugger, and the powerful GCC compiler capable of targeting Intel and PowerPC regardless of host platform. Xcode is both easy to use, and yet powerful enough to build the largest Mac OS X applications. The complete Mac OS X developer tools chain is distributed as part of Xcode; these tools include Interface Builder, Instruments, Dashcode, the WebObjects framework, and the complete reference documentation, to name just a few.


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  • Visual Studio Code

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Website

    Visual Studio Code is more than just a code editor, it provides the tools and extensions to compile, debug, compare, refactor, and even manage code repositories all within a highly-customised development environment. Visual Studio Code is a proprietary distribution of the open source Small Code - OSS (vscode) iconCode - OSS (vscode) project.


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  • Zeplin

    Commercial Mac Windows Web Figma Trello ... Sketch Adobe XD Adobe Photoshop Website

    Connected space for product teams. Handoff designs and styleguides with accurate specs, assets, code snippets—automatically.


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  • Paw

    Commercial Mac Website

    Easily craft your HTTP requests, try them, archive them. Setup HTTP Headers, URL parameters, form-encoded POST key-values or text. Get easy-to-read responses with well formatted headers and body. Sync your projects with your team through Paw for Teams.


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  • Lepton

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Lepton is a lean snippet manager based on GitHub Gist.

    Unlimited public/private snippets
    Unlimited tags
    Language groups
    Immersive mode
    Markdown support
    macOS/Win/Linux support
    GitHub Enterprise support


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  • Fork

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    Fork is a fast and friendly git client for Mac and Windows.

    Basic features:

    • Fetch, pull, push
    • Commit, amend
    • Create and delete branches and tags
    • Create and delete remote repos
    • Checkout branch or revision
    • Cherry-pick, revert
    • Merge, rebase
    • Stashes
    • Submodules

    Work with repository:

    • Create, clone or add existing repos
    • Open recent repository quickly

    Commit view:

    • Stage / unstage changes line-by-line
    • Access to recent commit messages


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  • Productivity

  • Alfred

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad Website

    Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack.


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  • Pocket

    Freemium Mac Web Android iPhone Blackberry ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Chrome Safari Opera Firefox Website

    Save webpages to read later, and eliminate cluttering of bookmarks with sites that are merely of a one-time interest. With Pocket, you can read at home, work, on the plane, or during your commute; even without an internet connection.

    Pocket is available as a bookmarklet, as a Chrome addon, integrated in Firefox, as several unofficial browser addons, and as a mobile app available for a variety of platforms.


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  • Paste

    Commercial Mac iPhone Website

    Paste stores everything you copy on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad, so it's always there whenever you need it again.

    Paste is like a time machine for your clipboard.
    – Extend your clipboard capacity so that everything gets saved and nothing gets lost.
    – Use intelligent search to quickly find that "meatball recipe from Safari" or anything else you can remember copying.
    – Choose which apps you don't want to keep track of to maintain complete control over the data Paste stores for you.

    – Scroll through an at-a-glance view of your clipboard featuring large, easy-to-read previews of content so you can find stuff fast.
    – Edit and save changes to copied content before using it in other apps.
    – Pin copied items that you use frequently and keep them just a click away.

    With instant iCloud sync, you can access all your copied content and pinboards at any tim from your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.
    – All Paste data is stored in your own iCloud storage using industry-standard security technologies and encryption.
    – Not only does Paste let you sync your data across all your devices, it plays nice with Universal Clipboard too.

    Start using Paste and discover features that will become part of your workflow so seamlessly you'll think they were always there.
    – Select and paste multiple copied items simultaneously.
    – Remove formatting from copied text and paste it as plain text.
    – Share copied items via text, email, social media, AirDrop, etc.
    – Use Paste Stack to copy and paste a set of items in a specific order across multiple apps.
    – Set up shortcuts, rules, limits, and more to configure the Paste that's perfect for you.

    Paste is available in a monthly or annual subscription plan with a 14-day free trial.
    $14.99 for macOS

    iOS In-App Purchases
    Monthly Subscription : $0.99
    Annual Subscription : $9.99
    Paste Pro for iPad : $4.99
    Annual Subscription (Legacy) : $9.99


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  • Wunderlist

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Blackberry Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Vivaldi Browser Chrome Android Wear Kindle Fire Yandex.Browser Website

    Wunderlist helps millions of people around the world capture their ideas, things to do and places to see.

    Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to share your lists and collaborate with everyone in your life.

    Wunderlist then instantly syncs between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access your to-do lists from anywhere.


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  • Zoho Notebook

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Apple Watch Website

    Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more. Online Collaboration: You can share a single image or selection of text from a page rather than the whole document, giving the author absolute control over what information is shared with others. Notebook also provides real-time collaborative editing. Firefox plug-ins for instant web clipping; Skype integration for instant chat and IP telephony.


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  • Trello

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Windows S Android Tablet iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It's free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.


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  • Manta

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    🎚 Flexible form. You can turn on/off field and save as default setting.
    🏗 Drag & drop for reordering items. This makes editing easier.
    📐 Use SVGs for logo for better printing.
    🎨 Custom designed & highly customizable templates.
    🏷 Custom statuses for invoices.
    📊 Export PDF for print or email.
    🔒Complete Privacy. You financial data stays where it belongs.
    💯 Totally Free.

    The main reason I decided to build this is because I need a simple tool to create good looking invoices, estimates, and receipts but couldn't find one that suits my needs. I don't do invoicing for a living but I do need it occasionally so an ideal invoicing app just needs to be good at one thing and one thing only, which is making invoices. I really don't need a full-fledged bookkeeping or accounting software.

    I believe there are many people such as freelance designers, developers, photographers or writers... also have such need. However, most (if not all) products I found have these these problems:


    Most invoicing products nowadays is web-based, which means you’ll need to maintain a new account (possible a monthly fee, too) just to create an invoice.
    Sure, there some open-source products that can be self-hosted, but that will introduce a new layer of complexity to your workflow. Who will setup the product? Who will maintain the server? Who will cover the cost? ...
    You will always need internet connection to be able to create your invoices. It can be slow sometimes.

    When you use a web service, most of the time, you’re giving away your data whether you want it or not. Financial data is sensitive and I believe that no one should know about your data except yourself.
    With that in mind, I know that Manta would need to satisfy these criteria:

    🚀 Fast!!!

    👍 Friendly UI & UX

    🎉 Has nice looking templates

    🔒 Does not touch user’s data

    💰 Free! :)

    If you think Manta delivers these, let me know by putting a star on this project 😉


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  • Terminal

  • Homebrew

    Free Mac Linux Website

    Homebrew is the easiest and most flexible way to install the UNIX tools Apple didn’t include with macOS. Also available for Linux.

    What Does Homebrew Do?

    • Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple (or your Linux system) didn’t.
    • Homebrew installs packages to their own directory and then symlinks their files into /usr/local (on macOS Intel).
    • Homebrew won’t install files outside its prefix and you can place a Homebrew installation wherever you like.
    • Trivially create your own Homebrew packages.
    • It’s all Git and Ruby underneath, so hack away with the knowledge that you can easily revert your modifications and merge upstream updates.
    • Homebrew formulae are simple Ruby scripts.
    • Homebrew complements macOS (or your Linux system). Install your RubyGems with gem and their dependencies with brew.
    • “To install, drag this icon…” no more. Homebrew Cask installs macOS apps, fonts and plugins and other non-open source software.
    • Making a cask is as simple as creating a formula.


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  • Homebrew Cask

    Free Mac Homebrew Website

    Homebrew-cask provides a friendly homebrew-style CLI workflow for the administration of Mac applications distributed as binaries.

    It's implemented as a homebrew external command called cask.


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