The Best Mac Apps

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  1. Iriun Webcam icon

    Use your Android phone's camera as a wireless webcam in PC or Mac. Install needed drivers and use your phone with Skype, MSN Messenger etc video applications. It supports resolutions up to 4K. (Max resolution depends on the phone).

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    Iriun Webcam screenshot 1
  2. MacUpdater icon

    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 MacUpdater can also update those outdated apps to their newest versions with a simple click.

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    MacUpdater screenshot 1
  3. Meld icon

    Meld is a visual diff and merge tool. You can compare two or three files and edit them in place (diffs update dynamically). You can compare two or three folders and launch file comparisons. You can browse and view a working copy from popular version control systems such such as...

    • Diff Tool
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Python
    • GTK+
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    File comparison
  4. LICEcap icon

    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.

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    LICEcap screenshot 1
  5. Skitch icon

    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.

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    Online
  6. Greenshot icon

    Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support. Save a screenshot or a part of the screen to a file within a second or load it up to an Internet-picture-storage and get a public accessible URL (Confluence...

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    image editor (no stamp with greenshot)
  7. GrandPerspective icon

    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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    GrandPerspective view after scanning a source. Showing dark mode compatibility (macOS Mojave only)
  8. Cryptomator icon

    Cryptomator provides transparent, client-side encryption for your cloud. Protect your documents from unauthorized access. Cryptomator is free and open source software, so you can rest assured there are no backdoors.

    • Cloud Storage Service
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Flathub
    • F-Droid
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
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    Cryptomator screenshot 1
  9. FreeFileSync icon

    FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the...

    • File Sync Tool
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
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    Windows
  10. IINA icon

    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.

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    IINA screenshot 1
  11. Free Ruler icon

    A ruler application for macOS.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    Free Ruler screenshot 1
  12. Airfoil icon

    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.

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    Airfoil screenshot 1
  13. Canary Mail icon

    Email, meet AI. Canary can write your emails, prioritize what needs attention, silence spam & much more. Say hello to your Inbox Copilot!

    • Email Client
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
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    iOS-1
  14. BusyCal icon

    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...

    • Calendar App
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • MacPaw Setapp
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    Month View.
  15. Joplin icon

    Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.

    • Note-taking Tool
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Google Chrome
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Cloudron
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • Termux
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • ...
    Desktop and mobile apps
  16. MonitorControl icon

    🖥 Control your external monitor brightness & volume on your Mac.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    MonitorControl screenshot 1
  17. Affinity Photo icon

    Affinity Photo is a professional raster graphics editor that operates in real-time, allowing users to pan and zoom at 60fps. It offers live previews and non-destructive edits, supports unlimited layers, and includes a workspace for RAW editing.

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    Affinity Photo screenshot 1
  18. Stay icon

    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.

    • Mac
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  19. TotalFinder icon

    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.

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    TotalFinder screenshot 1
  20. Hazel icon

    Automated organization for your Mac.

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    Hazel screenshot 1
  21. Flycut icon

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

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    Flycut screenshot 1
  22. Bartender icon

    Bartender lets you organize your Menu Bar Apps, by hiding them, rearranging them, or moving them to the Bartenders Bar. You can display the full menu bar, set options to have Menu Bar Apps show in the menu bar when they are updating, or have them always visible in the Bartenders...

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    Quick Reveal
  23. Moom icon

    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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    Pop-up positioning
  24. CompareMerge icon

    CompareMerge is a Mac OSX's software tool for file comparison and merging text-like files.

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    CompareMerge screenshot 1
  25. Gemini 2 icon

    Gemini will quickly find and help you remove duplicates from your Mac. Make this routine task easy and fun with Gemini!

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    Gemini 2 screenshot 1
  26. Popclip icon

    PopClip appears when you select text with your mouse on your Mac. Instantly access context-specific actions including copy and paste, plus extensions like Send to Evernote. If you select text containing a URL, email address or file path, PopClip can open it.

    • Mac
    • MacPaw Setapp
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    Popclip screenshot 1
  27. XtraFinder icon

    XtraFinder add tabs and extra features to the Finder.

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    XtraFinder screenshot 1
  28. Tor Browser icon

    The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning...

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • OpenBSD
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    Tor Browser screenshot 1
  29. Brackets icon

    Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

    • Text Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
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    Brackets screenshot 1
  30. EtreCheck icon

    EtreCheck is a simple little app to display the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac.

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    EtreCheck screenshot 1
  31. Cozy icon

    Choose simplicity, get Cozy. We all have a life and a digital life. Cozy gathers them. In your Cozy, you have all your personal data: pictures, health, bank, holidays, accessible only by you. Welcome to your new digital home.

    • Cloud Storage Service
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • CouchDB
    • Go (Programming Language)
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    Automate the synchronisation of your files on your PC with your Cozy.
  32. Affinity Designer icon

    Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Built from the ground up over a five-year period, every feature, tool, panel and function has been developed with the needs of creative professionals at its core.

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    Affinity Designer screenshot 1
  33. Fantastical icon

    Fantastical is a flexible calendar with natural language event creation, a beautiful calendar and event list, support for CalDAV (including Google Calendar delegates) automatic alarms, and instant searching.

    • Calendar App
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • visionOS
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    Mac (1)
  34. BetterTouchTool icon

    BetterTouchTool is a great, feature packed app that allows you to configure many gestures for your Magic Mouse (1 & 2), Macbook Trackpad and Magic Trackpad (1 & 2) and also Mouse Gestures for normal mice.

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    BetterTouchTool screenshot 1
  35. Mozilla Firefox icon

    A free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Flatpak
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • Gecko
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    Landing page
  36. Keka icon

    Keka is the macOS file archiver.

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    Keka screenshot 1
  37. PDFpen icon

    Enhance productivity with refreshingly simple, versatile, and powerful document editing. PDFpen is a comprehensive, all-purpose PDF editing toolkit for macOS. Markup, edit text, OCR, sign forms, merge documents and extract pages.

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    PDFpen screenshot 1
  38. Affinity Publisher icon

    From the earliest days of visualizing the Affinity range, we planned an unrivaled trio of sleek, modern apps tailored to work with the latest technology – ultra-fast, with stunning power and completely stripped of bloat.

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    Affinity Publisher screenshot 1
  39. Cyberduck icon

    A libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Backblaze B2, Azure & OpenStack Swift browser.

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    Cyberduck screenshot 1
  40. iStat Menus icon

    iStat is a series of system monitor apps. It's available in different versions: iStat Menus, iStat for iOS and iStat Server as a companion application to the iStat for iOS app that lets you remotely monitor your computers (free for Windows and Mac).

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    iStat Menus screenshot 1
  41. BusyContacts icon

    BusyContacts makes managing contacts faster and more efficient. Offering the same power and flexibility that BusyCal users enjoy with their calendars, BusyContacts integrates seamlessly with BusyCal to form a flexible, easy to use CRM solution for managing calendars and contacts

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    BusyContacts screenshot 1
  42. FilePane icon

    A nice app to deal with Finder files on OSX with drag and drop feature.

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    FilePane screenshot 1
  43. EasyFind icon

    Think Mac OS Xs Spotlight could use some help? Download EasyFind, an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight and find files, folders, or contents in any file without indexing. EasyFind is especially useful for those tired of slow or impossible indexing, outdated or corrupted...

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    EasyFind screenshot 1
  44. Hamsket icon

    Hamsket is a fork of Rambox that was started when Rambox moved from being totally free to a "freemium" model.

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    Hamsket screenshot 1
  45. AppCleaner icon

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

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    AppCleaner screenshot 1
  46. Nextcloud icon

    You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.

    • Cloud Storage Service
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron
    • ...
    Simple and powerful file sync & share
  47. Bitwarden icon

    Bitwarden is the easiest and safest way to store your logins and passwords across all of your devices (iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Windows, Mac, Linux, and more). Bitwarden is FREE and open source.

    • Password Manager
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple Watch
    • Snapcraft
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi
    • Google Chrome
    • Flathub
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Tor Browser
    • Safari
    • F-Droid
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Flatpak
    • Cloudron
    • Opera
    • Chocolatey
    • Mono
    • Brave
    • Mozilla Firefox
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    Desktop app on macOS
  48. Sublime Text icon

    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.

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    Edit side by side in widescreen
  49. OnyX icon

    OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the structure of the system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some Apple applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic...

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    OnyX screenshot 1

This list was created by hercut hercut Feb 21, 2020 and was last updated Jul 27, 2022. The list has 49 apps.

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