Best Freeware for macOS

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  • Development

  • Visual Studio Code

    Free Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Mac OS X 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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  • Opera

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android ... S60 Android Tablet BSD PortableApps.com Kindle Fire Website

    Opera is a browser with innovative features, speed and security. Opera’s vision is to deliver the best Internet experience on any device and the company is committed to support and contribute to open standards.

    The browser delivers a highly customizable start page (Speed Dial) where you can set your top sites and bookmarks, Off-road mode for data saving and faster browsing in slow networks such as 3G/2G and public Wi-Fi, a "Discover" page for getting the best of the web's content; and in the desktop version Stash, a tool for comparing pages and "read it later".

    Resume, save and rename the media files you keep on your phone with the download manager.

    For iOS, Blackberry and other devices, Small Opera Mini iconOpera Mini is available: compared with Opera Mobile, it provides similar features and browsing experience, but its peculiar feature is that pages are compressed before being sent to your phone.
    In this way you can:

    • Save time, because pages and tabs will load faster;
    • Save data and money, because Opera Mini uses up to 90% less data from your prepaid data plan than other web browsers.

     

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  • Gas Mask

    Free Mac OS X 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

  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Apple TV 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 OS X Windows Linux BSD Xfce Website

    HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder: it converts digital media from one format to another, compressing the files in the process.

     

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  • System Utilities

  • The Unarchiver

    Free Mac OS X Website

    The Unarchiver is a much more capable replacement for "BOMArchiveHelper.app", the built-in archive unpacker program in Mac OS X. The Unarchiver is designed to handle many more formats than BOMArchiveHelper, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder. It can also handle filenames in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems. Supported file formats include zip, tar, gzip, bzip2, rar, 7zip, LhA, StuffIt and many other more or less obscure formats. Support for so many formats is achieved by using the libxad unarchiving library.

     

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  • Flycut

    Free Mac OS X 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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  • Spectacle

    Free Mac OS X Website

    Using Spectacle you can view multiple documents side-by-side, move windows to other displays, or even focus your full attention to a single task.

     

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  • Productivity

  • Astro

    Free Mac Android iPhone iPad Slack ... Amazon Echo (Alexa Voice Service) Website

    Modern email and calendar apps for Mac, iOS, Android, Slack and Alexa, powered by Artificial Intelligence. Astro keeps you focused on what's most important.

     

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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 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 OS X 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 users' computer usage.

     

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