My favorite macOS apps

A simple list with my favorite macOS apps (not organized in any order or neither category)


  • 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.

     

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  • Slack

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Electron / Atom Shell Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams to stay focused and productive.

     

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  • Pushbullet

    Freemium Windows Web Android Android Tablet Chrome ... Safari Opera Firefox Website

    Pushbullet is the easiest and fastest way to send links, pictures, files, lists, notes, and more right into your phone's notification tray, to your computer, or to a friend, really fast.

    Originally offering users a synchronized clipboard for universal copy and paste, and phone notifications on their desktop, Pushbullet has now relegated these options to a $5/month "pro" plan, that is due to commence on 1/12/2015.

     

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  • Fiddler

    Freemium Windows Website

    Fiddler is a Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet.

     

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  • DevDocs

    Free Web Self-Hosted Chrome Website

    DevDocs combines multiple developer documentations in a clean and organized web UI with instant search, offline support, mobile version, dark theme, keyboard shortcuts, and more.

     

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  • Colorpicker

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Website

    Colorpicker is a clean, easy to use, yet efficient desktop application for color management. Pick any color on your screen with Colorpicker.

     

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  • Discord

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS BSD iPad Electron / Atom Shell FreeBSD Website

    Discord is about giving people the power to create belonging in their lives. We want to make it easier for you to talk regularly with the people you care about. We want you to build genuine relationships with your friends and communities close to home or around the world. Original, reliable, playful, and relatable. These are the values that connect our users and our employees at Discord.

     

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  • Docker

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted ... FreeNAS Website

    Enterprise-focused container platform for building, sharing, and running any application.

     

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  • StuffIt

    Freemium Mac Windows Website

    StuffIt is the right tool for people who just need very basic compression and expansion features. StuffIt has some great features that help you manage your workflow quickly and efficiently. Create both Zip and StuffIt X archives with or without encryption, and open compressed or encoded email attachments and downloads in over 25 formats including StuffIt, Zip and RAR.

    StuffIt Deluxe has everything you can do with StuffIt, plus a lot more:
    • Schedule automatic backups
    • StuffIt SmartSend - compress and send via email
    • Free subscription to SendStuffNow (formerly StuffIt Connect)
    • Browse & modify archives without expanding them
    • Plug-in support for photo applications, and MS Office
    • Create Disk Images (.dmg)
    • Create self-extracting archives

    StuffIt Expander is a FREE version of StuffIt: it is a file extractor and decompression tool and allows you to access and uncompress StuffIt X and Zip archives.

     

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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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  • Tuxera NTFS for Mac

    Commercial Mac Website

    The fastest way to read and write Windows disks from Mac OS X, which doesn't support writing to NTFS volumes out-of-the box. It builds and extends upon the proven stability of the open source NTFS-3G to deliver a full featured, commercial grade NTFS driver for your Mac. With Tuxera NTFS for Mac you can access your Windows disks as easily as any Mac disk. Tuxera NTFS for Mac delivers the fastest NTFS data transfer speeds you can have on Mac while protecting your data with its new, smart caching layer.

    The software fully supports all versions of Mac OS X from 10.4 (Tiger) onwards, including the new 64-bit kernel introduced with Snow Leopard and the upcoming Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and comes with advanced features only available from Tuxera such as support for NTFS extended attributes. Tuxera NTFS for Mac is compatible with popular virtualization and encryption solutions including Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion and TrueCrypt.

     

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  • Zoom

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

    Cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems.

     

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  • Sublime Text

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Website

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.

    Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free without an expiration time limit, however a license must be purchased for continued use.

     

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  • Spotify

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Blackberry Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet iPad Apple TV Kindle Fire Playstation Fire TV Xbox Website

    Spotify is a freemium music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.

    Music can be browsed by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label, as well as by direct searches. On computers, a link allows the listener to purchase selected material via partner retailers.

    Spotify music streaming is available on all mobile devices and on desktop computers for unlimited durations. Features like offline listening and ad-free playback are only available for Premium subscribers of the service.

     

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  • Google Chrome

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad PortableApps.com Website

    A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Small Chromium iconChromium project with a focus on speed and minimalism. Chrome offers fast start-up and web page loading, supports a minimalist user interface, automatically updates in the background, and offers syncing of browser bookmarks, extensions, passwords, and history between multiple computers by your Google account.

    Additionally, Chrome has PDF support built into the browser for better speed and security.

    Chrome Web Apps and Extensions are available on Small Chrome Web Store iconChrome Web Store .

    Available in more than 50 languages.

     

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  • OpenShot

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    We designed OpenShot Video Editor to be an easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful video editor. Take a quick look at some of our most popular features and capabilities.

     

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  • OBS Studio

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com FreeBSD Website

    Full-featured screen recording and live streaming software for Mac, Windows and Linux.

     

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  • MongoDB Compass

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    The GUI for MongoDB. Visually explore your data. Run ad hoc queries in seconds. Interact with your data with full CRUD. View and optimize your query performance. Compass empowers you to make smarter decisions about indexing, document validation, etc.

     

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  • LastPass

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone S60 Blackberry Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer Vivaldi Browser Chrome Maxthon Opera Firefox Website

    Password Manager, Auto Form Filler, Random Password Generator & Secure Digital Wallet App.

     

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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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  • FileZilla

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... ReactOS Website

    FileZilla is a powerful FTP-client. It has been designed for ease of use and with support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable.

     

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  • Evernote

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Blackberry Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire Pebble Website

    Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.

    The app allows users to create a "note" which can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note.

    Notes can also have file attachments. Notebooks can be added to a stack while notes can be sorted into a notebook, tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched, and exported as part of a notebook.

    Evernote Premium features:

    Offline notes
    Your notes are available anywhere, anytime, even without an internet connection. Perfect for flights, international travel and working on the go.

    Passcode lock
    Make sure only you can access your notes. Add a layer of security on mobile devices to protect your valuable information such as business plans, receipts, health information, and photographs.

    Business card scanning
    Leave behind your stack of cards by scanning them using Evernote's camera. Capture and store all contact information, a photo of the card and choose to automatically pull additional profile details from LinkedIn.

    Presentation mode
    Present directly from your notes in a full-screen layout for more collaborative, efficient meetings.

    PDF annotation
    When a picture’s worth a thousand words, you can avoid lengthy email dialogue. There’s no quicker way to call attention to contract edits or design changes.

    Context and Knowledge Discovery
    Context reveals notes with related content and documents, and Knowledge Discovery identifies co-workers who are experts on the topic or project you're working on.

    Faster image recognition
    Find what you’re looking for, faster. We scan your images faster, so text within them is searchable sooner. Find text in handwritten notes, Post-it® Notes, whiteboard drawings and more.

    Search in PDFs and Office docs
    Your files are easily searchable within Evernote. Quickly locate your Office and work documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and PDFs.

     

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  • DaVinci Resolve

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Website

    DaVinci Resolve combines the world’s most advanced color corrector with professional multi-track editing, so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system!.

     

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  • DB Browser for SQLite

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Website

    DB Browser for SQLite (DB4S) is a high quality, visual, open source tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite.

     

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  • AppCleaner

    Free Mac Website

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

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS ... Chrome Website

    Postman is a tool that facilitates the development and use of APIs. Postman provides all the functionality needed to create or simulate API specifications and use the Postman Collection Runner to create tests.

    Included Features :

    • Design and specifications of the dummy API
    • Send requests for verification of your API
    • Review your API responses
    • Test automation
    • Detailed documentation
    • PLC monitoring

    In terms of pricing, the free version of Postman offers a large usage quota that will be more than sufficient for individuals or small teams. Postman also offers paid subscriptions at $12/m for the Postman Team level and $24/m for the Postman Business level.

    Overall, the postman is a great tool, with many useful API-related tools. With 1,000 free monthly API calls, most people can comfortably stay in the free level.

     

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  • Buffer

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome Safari Firefox Website

    With Buffer all you do is put a few tweets in your Buffer and the app schedules them for you throughout the day.

    Different from common tweet scheduling apps, like Hootsuite’s or SocialOomph’s there is no need to schedule each individual tweet. Fixed timeslots (which you can change) determine when buffered tweets reach your followers every day. All you do is fill your Buffer with tweets.

    In addition to using the website, browser extensions make it super simple to add tweets to your Buffer right there from the article you want to share.

     

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  • HandBrake

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce Website

    Convert videos to formats that work on your mobile phone, tablet, TV media player, game console, computer, or web browser.

     

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  • Carbon Copy Cloner

    Commercial Mac Website

    Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) features an interface designed to make the cloning and backup procedure very intuitive. In addition to general backup, CCC can also clone one hard drive to another, copying every single block or file to create an exact replica of your source hard drive. CCCs block-level copy offers the absolute best fidelity in the industry!

     

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  • iTerm2

    Free Mac Website

    iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with macOS 10.10 or newer. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted.

     

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  • CerebroApp

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Cerebro is an open source and free electron-based productivity software alternative to Alfred and Spotlight. It is focused on speed and good UI and UX. In most cases you don't even need to open another application, because you can see results right in Cerebro, like google maps, IMDB movies or contact details.

     

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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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  • Visual Studio Code

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Website

    VS 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.

     

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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 Kindle Fire Haiku Website

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  • BitBar

    Free Mac Website

    The BitBar app lets you put the output from any script or program right in your Mac OS X menu bar. And it's completely free. An impressive number of plugins have already been contributed by a wide range of developers just like you, and this site makes it easy to find them.

     

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  • Hidden Bar

    Free Mac Website

    Hidden lets you hide menu bar items to give your Mac a cleaner look.

    New feature:

    • Launch on login
    • Keep in dock
    • Auto hide after 5 seconds
    • Turn on/off preference window on launch
    • Keep last status of menu bar
    • Now Support High Sierra

    If you require any further information or feature, feel free to contact us: macos@d.foundation

     

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  • Rectangle

    Free Mac Website

    Move and resize windows on macOS with keyboard shortcuts. Rectangle is a window management app based on Small Spectacle iconSpectacle, written in Small Apple Swift iconApple Swift. Spectacle used its own keyboard shortcut recorder, while Rectangle uses MASShortcut, a well maintained open source library for shortcut recording in macOS apps. This cuts down dramatically on the number of bugs that were only in Spectacle because of the custom shortcut recorder.

     

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