Best Freeware for macOS

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  • Development

  • Visual Studio Code

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Code combines the streamlined UI of a modern editor with rich code assistance and navigation, and an integrated debugging experience – without the need for a full IDE.

     

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  • Google Chrome

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet BSD 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 Flash and 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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  • Gas Mask

    Free Mac Website

    Gas Mask is simple hosts file manager for Mac OS X. It allows editing of host files and switching between them.

     

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  • Multimedia

  • Pocket Casts

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Website

    Discover the world's most powerful podcast player. Pocket Casts has all the podcasts you know & love; over 300k. Find Trending, Most Popular podcasts & more.

     

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  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Apple TV PortableApps.com Kindle Fire Haiku Xbox 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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  • 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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  • System Utilities

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Productivity

  • Twobird

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    Welcome to Twobird, a new kind of email app that includes all your everyday tools. Write emails, create notes, set reminders and assign to-dos — all in your inbox.

    Twobird is in early access. We are working hard to make it your favorite app, and would love to hear your feedback! Available on iOS, Mac, Web, and other major platforms.

    NOTES & EMAIL BRING YOUR THOUGHTS TOGETHER

    In Twobird, notes live in your inbox. Jot down ideas for your next project, plan your grocery list, manage your family budget and send mom an email; all from one place.

    Scheduled an appointment? Create a reminder inside your inbox. Twobird will alert you at just the right time.

    LIVE COLLABORATION IN YOUR CONVERSATIONS

    Share a Twobird note and transform a shopping list into a party planner. Assign tasks, make edits, leave comments and discuss changes with everyone involved.

    Shared notes can be nested inside your email so you can see everyone's ideas come together, in real-time.

    EMAIL THAT'S EASIER TO READ

    Twobird hides distractions like signatures and complex formatting, so you focus on what matters.

    Emails can feel formal. Twobird's chatty design keeps conversations light and natural.
    Respond quickly with @ mentions that loop people into discussions and emojis, because sometimes all you need is a thumbs up.

    POWERFUL FEATURES KEEP YOU FOCUSED

    • Remind allows you to schedule an email or note to appear in your inbox later.
    • Low Priority sets aside automated messages so you don’t get distracted.
    • Pinned and Recent lists keep important notes & conversations easily accessible.
    • Tidy Up archives inactive conversations so your inbox stays fresh.

    PRIVACY MATTERS

    Your information stays private. We will never use your personal data for anything; we rely only on anonymous data, like how many times a button has been clicked, to improve the Twobird experience.

    Connect your existing Gmail account to discover your new inbox for free.

     

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  • Facebook Messenger

    Free Windows Web Android iPhone Blackberry ... Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Website

    Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message. Reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more.

    Top Features:
    • Message friends, groups of friends or anyone in your mobile contacts
    • Map your location, find your friends and make plans on the go
    • Get mobile notifications so you never miss a message
    • Include photos so friends can see what you're doing

     

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  • Google Drive

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.

    Google Drive incorporates the Google Docs suite, a collaborative office suite of productivity applications that offers:

    Google Drive gives you access to your work from anywhere, across your Mac, PC, mobile devices and on the web. Simply download Drive on your Mac or PC to sync files from your computer to the cloud. Update a file on one device and changes are automatically saved to Drive and your other device, so you have the most up-to-date version of your files wherever you need them.

    Bring your work to life :
    Share files or whole folders with individuals, your entire team or even customers and partners. In the Docs, Sheets and Slides editors multiple people can work on the same document at the same time

    Buy what you need & grow flexibly :
    Start with up to 15 GB of included storage for each of your users. Need more? For as little as $4/month for 20GB, administrators can centrally purchase and manage up to 16TB (Yes, that’s 16,000 GB!) of additional storage for each user.

     

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  • Google Backup and Sync

    Free Mac Windows Website

    Backup and Sync is an app for Mac and PC that backs up files and photos safely in Small Google Drive iconGoogle Drive and Small Google Photos iconGoogle Photos , so they're no longer trapped on your computer and other devices. Just choose the folders you want to back up, and we’ll take care of the rest.

     

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  • RescueTime

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android Website

    Web-based time management tool that tracks the activities and duration of a user's computer usage.

     

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