I maintain a big list of apps I use on my system here together with why and how I use them.
And here is a full list of the apps I have inside my
Pine - Modern, native macOS markdown editor.
Twig - Modern macOS markdown editor.
Sloth - Displays all open files and sockets in use by all running processes on your system.
Workbench - Seamless, automatic, “dotfile” sync to iCloud.
Conferences.digital - Watch the latest and greatest conference videos on your Mac.
Gifski - Convert videos to high-quality GIFs on your Mac.
Sourceful - Native source editor for iOS and macOS.
Shifty - MacOS menu bar app that gives you more control over Night Shift.
Seashore - Easy to use mac osx image editing application, gimp light.
Linked Ideas - MacOS/iOS apps to treat ideas as links of concepts.
HotKey - Simple global shortcuts in macOS.
Latest - Small utility app for macOS that makes sure you know about all the latest updates to the apps you use.
NetNewsWire - RSS reader for macOS and iOS.
macos-key-cast - Log keys pressed on macOS. Useful for screen recordings and presentations.
Plash - Make any website your Mac desktop wallpaper.
Swindler - Swift window management library for macOS.
Lunar - Intelligent adaptive brightness for your external display.
Tinkle - Appends a visual effect for the focused window changes.
Maccy - Lightweight clipboard manager for macOS.
Pasteboard Viewer - Inspect the system pasteboards on macOS.
LinkLiar - Link-Layer MAC spoofing GUI for macOS.
Crescendo - Swift based, real time event viewer for macOS. It utilizes Apple's Endpoint Security Framework.
Blurred - macOS utility that helps reduce distraction by dimming your inactive noise.
HackerNews.app - HN macOS app based on official API.
BluetoothConnector - Simple macOS CLI to connect/disconnect a Bluetooth device. Useful for AirPods or other Bluetooth headphones.
Universal Tip - Programmable tooltip that can be used with any macOS app.
NWPusher - macOS and iOS application and framework to play with the Apple Push Notification service.
Timer App - Simple Stopwatch App for macOS.
Cameo - Small utility based on CMIOKit to explore installed CMIO DAL plugins and their properties.
Pock - Display macOS Dock in Touch Bar.
Akku - Missing macOS bluetooth headset battery indicator app.
RegEx+ - Nifty RegEx test tool built with SwiftUI.
Glance - Provides Quick Look previews for files that macOS doesn't support out of the box.
MonitorControl - Control your external monitor brightness & volume on your Mac.
Up Next - Meetings at a glance from your macOS menu bar.
Face Data - macOS application used to auto-annotate landmarks from a video.
Bluetility - General-purpose Bluetooth Low-Energy utility.
Gray - Tailor your macOS Mojave experience.
Milestones - App to count down the days until upcoming milestones. Built to try out the Swift Composable Architecture, SwiftUI and Combine.
j2s - macOS app to convert JSON to Swift structs.
Timer - Simple Timer app for Mac.
Mach-O Explorer - Graphical Mach-O viewer for macOS.
Clipy - Clipboard extension app for macOS.
AltTab - Windows alt-tab on macOS.
Fanny - Monitor your Mac's fan speed and CPU/GPU temperature from your Notification Center.
Diurna - Basic/Classic Hacker News app, used as a Cocoa & Swift learning platform.
eqMac - macOS System-wide Audio Equalizer.
5 GUIs - Tiny macOS app that can detect the GUI technologies used in other apps.
Stats - macOS system monitor in your menu bar.
Stackline - Visualize yabai window stacks on macOS. Works with yabai & hammerspoon.
mirror-displays - Mac app and command-line tool for fiddling with display mirroring: on/off/toggle.
eul - macOS status monitoring app written in SwiftUI.
VirtualKVM - Automatically toggles Bluetooth and Target Display Mode when you connect a Macbook to your iMac via Thunderbolt.
Keycastr - Open-source keystroke visualizer.
Brooklyn - Screensaver inspired by Apple's Event on October 30, 2018.
stts - macOS app for monitoring the status of cloud services.
Auto DND - Mac app that keeps notifications stays right where it should.
Virtual - Boot Linux VMs in a single command on macOS using the new Virtualization.framework.
CloudyTabs - Menu bar application that lists your iCloud Tabs and Reading List.
BitBar - Lets you put the output from any script/program in your macOS Menu Bar.
SwiftBar - Powerful macOS menu bar customization tool.
Clean Me - macOS system analyzer and cleaner.
Syncthing macOS - Native macOS Syncthing tray application bundle.
Suspicious Package - Application for Inspecting macOS Installer Packages.
CleanShot X - Capture your Mac’s screen like a pro.
Contexts - Simple & fast window switcher for Mac.
DevDocs macOS - DevDocs API Documentation viewer for macOS.
Spotter - Productivity tool to launch everything. Alfred alternative.
Finicky - MacOS app for customizing which browser to start.
OpenQuickly - Custom 'open quickly' window that imitates macOS' Spotlight.
Flotato - Turn any web page into a Mac app.
BlockBlock - Provides continual protection by monitoring persistence locations.
VimMotion - Access macOS UI elements with your fingers stay on keyboard. Inspired by vim-easymotion & avy-mode.
Entity Pro - Glyph & Emoji Finder.
Glyphfinder - Missing character search for designers, developers and writers.
Contrast - macOS app for quick access to WCAG color contrast ratios.
Codye - Allows you to present code in more than 180 languages and 80 themes.
Coppice - Cultivate Your Thoughts.
Hook - Find without searching.
Twenttty - Give your eyes a break.
ClashX - Rule based proxy For Mac base on Clash.
Lacona - Command launcher.
ViDL - Download videos from YouTube and hundreds of other websites for offline viewing.
FSMonitor - macOS app that monitors all changes to the file system.
Ship app open source code - Amazing GitHub native client that was closed down.
Dashing - Generate Dash documentation from HTML.
yabai - Tiling window manager for macOS based on binary space partitioning.
[List of most "well-crafted" piece of macOS software you use? (2020)(https://twitter.com/craigmod/status/1268788533990289409)
Awesome Mac - Premium software sorted by category.