macOS Apps
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 /Applications folder.

Nice OSS macOS Swift/ObjC apps

  • ​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, β€œdotfile” sync to iCloud.
  • ​LuLu - Free macOS firewall. (Web) (HN)
  • ​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.
  • ​Hidden Bar - Ultra-light MacOS utility that helps hide menu bar icons. (HN)
  • ​NetNewsWire - RSS reader for macOS and iOS.
  • ​macos-key-cast - Log keys pressed on macOS. Useful for screen recordings and presentations.
  • ​Rectangle - Move and resize windows on macOS with keyboard shortcuts and snap areas. (Web)
  • ​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.
  • ​Vimac - Vimium for macOS. (Web) (HN)
  • ​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 - macOS HackerNews client that aims to be a Mac-assed Mac app. Written in Swift + AppKit. (HN)
  • ​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.
  • ​MacCacheCleaner​
  • ​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.
  • ​SubEthaEdit - General purpose plain-text editor for macOS. Widely known for its live collaboration feature. (Web) (HN)
  • ​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.
  • ​Multi - Create a custom, lightweight macOS app from a group of websites. (HN)
  • ​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.
  • ​MeetingBar - Menu bar app for your calendar meetings. (HN)
  • ​Boop - Scriptable scratchpad for developers. In slow yet steady progress. (Code)
  • ​Boom3D - Volume Booster & Equalizer for Mac and Windows.
  • ​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.
  • ​SensibleSideButtons - Side navigation for third-party mice in macOS. (HN)
  • ​DevUtils - Developer Utilities for macOS. (Code) (HN) (HN)
  • ​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.
  • ​Xbar - Put anything in your macOS menu bar. (Code) (HN)
  • ​SwiftBar - Powerful macOS menu bar customization tool.
  • ​Clean Me - macOS system analyzer and cleaner.
  • ​ImageOptim - GUI image optimizer for Mac. (Code)
  • ​Pika - Open-source colour picker app for macOS. (Web)
  • ​Syncthing macOS - Native macOS Syncthing tray application bundle.
  • ​FSNotes - Modern notes manager for macOS and iOS. (Web) (HN)
  • ​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.
  • ​keyrace - Daily multiplayer keyboard races for macOS.
  • ​DarkModeBuddy - Automatically switch your Mac between light and dark modes based on the ambient light sensor.
  • ​Nuage - Native SoundCloud app for macOS, written in SwiftUI.
  • ​OpenHaystack - App for tracking personal Bluetooth devices via Apple's massive Find My network.
  • ​Script Kit - Automate Anything. (Code)
  • ​Vitals - Tiny macOS process monitor.
  • ​Patchman - MacOS application to test APIs with HTTP methods (Decluttered Postman).
  • ​System Color Picker - macOS color picker as an app with more features. (Code)
  • ​Unexpectedly - macOS utility to browse crash logs. (Web)
  • ​Auxl - Modular API Client for macOS. (HN)
  • ​TRex - Easy to use text extraction tool for macOS.
  • ​Yippy - macOS open source clipboard manager. (Web)
  • ​Download Full Installer - macOS application written in SwiftUI that downloads installer pkgs for the Install macOS Big Sur application.
  • ​Notational Velocity - Modeless, mouseless Mac OS X note-taking application. (Web)
  • ​Ambar - MacOS Menu Bar app built with SwiftUI. Can be used as a template project.
  • ​YT Music - Mac app wrapper for music.youtube.com. (Code)
  • ​Informant - Inspect files with a single click. (Code)
  • ​Podman for macOS - Start and stop both the Podman Machine and its running containers.
  • ​Airpass - Status bar Mac app to overcome time constrained WiFi networks. (Web)
  • ​Lantern - Mac app for website auditing and crawling. (Web)
  • ​TrackerZapper - Mac app that sits in your menubar and silently removes tracking parameters from any links you copy. (Code)
  • ​Zavala - Dedicated outliner for macOS, iPadOS, and iOS.
  • ​Pareto Mac - Automatically audit your Mac for basic security hygiene.
  • ​Quick Draw - macOS app for drawing over the screen.
  • ​Ultra for ο£ΏMusic - Music Client for macOS.

Other interesting apps

  • ​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.
  • ​Autumn - MacOS window manager built for JavaScript hackers.
  • ​Zappy - Screen capture tool. (HN)
  • ​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.
  • ​Mouseless​
  • ​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.
  • ​PopClip - Appears when you select text with your mouse on your Mac. (PopClip Extensions)
  • ​ClashX - Rule based proxy For Mac base on Clash.
  • ​Lacona - Command launcher.
  • ​Numi - Beautiful calculator app for Mac. (Code) (HN)
  • ​ViDL - Download videos from YouTube and hundreds of other websites for offline viewing.
  • ​FSMonitor - macOS app that monitors all changes to the file system.
  • ​LaunchBar - Application launcher for macOS. (Assimilated Theme)
  • ​Freeze - Save your open windows and tabs for later.
  • ​FastScripts - Powerful script management utility. (3.0 release)
  • ​LaunchControl - Fully-featured launchd GUI allowing you to create, manage and debug system- and user services on your Mac.
  • ​HextEdit - Fast and native hex editor for macOS.
  • ​Shortcat - Keyboard productivity app for macOS.
  • ​MacUpdater - Keep all your apps up-to-date effortlessly.
  • ​Flume - Beautiful Instagram experience for your Mac.
  • ​Aqua Swatch - Match Color, Material & Icons.
  • ​Screenotate - Recognize text in your screenshots.
  • ​Hera - macOS app to prepare, join and take notes in meetings. (HN)
  • ​Mumu X - Handy emoji picker on macOS, using GPT-3.
  • ​Narrated - Screen Recordings That Include Your Camera.
  • ​Monodraw - Powerful ASCII art editor designed for the Mac.
  • ​TextSniper - Capture and extract any text from your Mac's screen.
  • ​Lunar - Control your monitors.
  • ​Keystroke Pro - Visualize Your Keypresses.
  • ​Pulse - Network Inspector and Logger for Apple Platforms. (Twitter)
  • ​Keka - macOS file archiver. (Twitter)

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