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.

  • ​ - 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.

  • ​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.

  • ​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.

  • ​ - 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.

  • ​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.

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.