List of Open Source macOS Apps

GitHub user serhii-londar assembled this crowd-sourced list of open source applications for macOS. If you’re a Mac user and you’re interested in open source tools, this list is a gold mine.

Audio

  • AUHost – Application which hosts AudioUnits v3 using AVFoundation API. 
  • Aural Player – Aural Player is a audio player application for the macOS platform. Inspired by the classic Winamp player for Windows, it is designed to be to-the-point and easy to use. 
  • Background Music – Background Music, a macOS audio utility: automatically pause your music, set individual apps’ volumes and record system audio. 
  • CAM – macOS camera recording using ffmpeg 
  • LocalRadio – LocalRadio is software for listening to “Software-Defined Radio” on your Mac and mobile devices. 
  • Lyricism – macOS app to show you lyric what currently iTunes or Spotify is playing.  
  • LyricsX – Lyrics for iTunes, Spotify and Vox. 
  • Mous Player – Simple yet powerful audio player for BSD/Linux/macOS. 
  • ShazamScrobbler – Scrobble vinyl, radios, movies to Last.fm. 
  • Sonora – Minimal, beautifully designed music player for macOS. 
  • SpotMenu – Spotify and iTunes in your menu bar.  
  • SpotSpot – Spotify mini-player for macOS. 
  • Suohai – Audio input/output source lock for macOS. 
  • Tickeys – Instant audio feedback for typing. macOS version. 
  • [Un]MuteMic – macOS app to mute & unmute the input volume of your microphone. Perfect for podcasters.  
  • eqMac2 – System-Wide Equalizer for the Mac. 
  • fre:ac – The fre:ac audio converter project. 
  • iTunes-Volume-Control – This app allows you to control the iTunes volume using volume up and volume down hotkeys. 
  • jmc – jmc is new macOS media organizer. 
  • shairport-sync – macOS/Linux/FreeBSD/OpenBSD Airplay audio receiver.  
  • waveSDR – macOS native desktop Software Defined Radio application using the RTL-SDR USB device. 

Backup

  • Mackup – Keep your application settings in sync (macOS/Linux). 
  • UrBackup – UrBackup is Client/Server network backup for Windows, macOS and Linux.  
  • shallow-backup – Easily create lightweight documentation of installed applications, dotfiles, and more. 

Browser

  • Beaker Browser – Beaker is an experimental peer-to-peer Web browser. 
  • Brave Browser – Brave browser for Desktop and Laptop computers running Windows, macOS, and Linux. 
  • Finicky – Always opens the right browser. 
  • Helium – Floating browser window for macOS.  
  • Kaktus Browser – Experimental web browser with minimalistic design. Running Windows, macOS and Linux. 
  • browserosaurus – macOS tool that prompts you to choose a browser when opening a link. 
  • otter-browser – Otter Browser aims to recreate the best aspects of the classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5. 
  • seb-mac – Safe Exam Browser for macOS and iOS. 

Chat

  • Android Messenger Mac – Mac app wrapper around Google’s stand-alone Android Messenger. 
  • ChitChat – Native Mac app wrapper for WhatsApp Web. 
  • Electronic WeChat – Better WeChat on macOS and Linux. 
  • Franz – Franz is messaging application for services like WhatsApp, Slack, Messenger and many more. 
  • Google Allo for Desktop – Native macOS & Windows desktop app for Google Allo. 
  • GroupMe – Unofficial GroupMe App.  
  • Riot.im – Riot.im is a collaboration app (currently Electron) for the Matrix protocol. 
  • Seaglass – A truly native Matrix client for macOS. 
  • Signal Desktop – Electron app that links with your Signal Android or Signal iOS app. 
  • Telegram – Source code of Telegram for macOS on Swift. 
  • Telegram Desktop – Telegram Desktop messaging app. 
  • Telegram [Deprecated] – Source code of deprecated Telegram for macOS version. 
  • Textual – Textual is an IRC client for macOS. 
  • Torchat-Mac – TorChat for Mac is a macOS native and unofficial port of torchat. 
  • WhatsAppBar – Send WhatsApp message from menu bar. 
  • Wire Desktop – Standalone Electron app for the chatapp Wire. 

Cryptocurrency

  • Balance Open – App for all the world’s currencies. 
  • CoinBar – macOS menu bar application for tracking crypto coin prices. 
  • Crypto Bar – macOS menu bar application built with Electron. 
  • Float coin – Native menu bar app with floating window and support for many Exchanges. 

Database

  • DB Browser for SQLite – SQLite database management GUI. 
  • DBeaver – Universal database tool and SQL client. 
  • Medis – 💻 Medis is a beautiful, easy-to-use Mac database management application for Redis. 
  • Postbird – PostgreSQL GUI client for macOS. 
  • Postgres.app – The easiest way to get started with PostgreSQL on the Mac. 
  • Redis.app – The easiest way to get started with Redis on the Mac. 
  • Robo 3T – Robo 3T (formerly Robomongo) is the free lightweight GUI for MongoDB enthusiasts. 
  • Sequel Pro – MySQL/MariaDB database management for macOS. 
  • mongoDB.app – The easiest way to get started with mongoDB on the Mac. 

Development

Git

  • Cashew – Cashew macOS Github Issue Tracker.  
  • GPM – macOS application for easily operating GitHub Projects. 
  • GitHub Desktop – Simple collaboration from your desktop. 
  • GitSync – Minimalistic Git client for Mac. 
  • GitUp – The Git interface you’ve been missing all your life has finally arrived. 
  • GitX – Graphical client for the git version control system. 
  • Gitee – Gitee, macOS status bar application for Github.  
  • Github contributions – GitHub contributions app, for iOS, WatchOS, and macOS. 
  • GithubListener – Simple app that will notify about new commits to watched repositories. 
  • GithubNotify – Simple macOS app to alert you when you have unread GitHub notifications. 
  • MessagesHistoryBrowser – macOS application to comfortably browse and search through your Messages.app history. 
  • Streaker – GitHub contribution streak tracking menubar app. 
  • TeamStatus-for-GitHub – macOS status bar application for tracking code review process within the team. 
  • Trailer – Managing Pull Requests and Issues For GitHub & GitHub Enterprise. 
  • Xit – Xit is a graphical tool for working with git repositories. 

JSON Parsing

  • JSON Mapper – Simple macOS app to generate Swift Object Mapper classes from JSON. 
  • JSONExport – Desktop application for macOS which enables you to export JSON objects as model classes with their associated constructors, utility methods, setters and getters in your favorite language. 
  • j2s – macOS app to convert JSON objects into Swift structs (currently targets Swift 4 and Codable). 

Other Development

Web Development

  • CoreOS VM – CoreOS VM is macOS status bar app which allows in an easy way to control CoreOS VM on your Mac. 
  • Corectl App for macOS – Corectl App is a macOS Status bar App which works like a wrapper around the corectl command line tool corectld to control the server runtime process. 
  • Insomnia – Insomnia is a cross-platform REST client, built on top of Electron. 
  • KubeMonitor – KubeMonitor is a macOS app that displays information about your active Kubernetes cluster in your menu bar. 
  • KubeSwitch – KubeSwitch lists the available kubernetes cluster contexts on the mac, in Mac’s Menu bar. 
  • Lantern – Dedicated Mac app for website auditing and crawling. 
  • LocalSites – Simple Menu Bar (Status Bar) App for macOS listing local Bonjour websites (as Safari 11 no longer has Bonjour Bookmarks). 
  • Mockup Generator – Mockup Generator is a macOS app built with AngularJS/Electron that sits in your menu bar allowing you to capture screenshots of your favourite websites and wrap them in device mock-ups. 
  • Now Desktop – Create deployments right from the tray menu. 
  • aws-s3-uploader – Simple macOS app for uploading files to Amazon Web Services. 
  • iTunesConnect – macOS app to let you access iTunesConnect. 
  • ndm – Npm desktop GUI. 
  • nodeScratchpad – Evaluate Nodejs/JS code snippets from Menubar. 
  • stts – macOS app for monitoring the status of cloud services. 

iOS / macOS

  • AVXCAssets Generator – Takes path for your assets images and creates appiconset and imageset for you in just one click. 
  • Alloy – Simple toolkit that makes your iOS / macOS apps development more easier. 
  • AppBox – Tool for iOS developers to build and deploy Development, Ad-Hoc and In-house (Enterprise) applications directly to the devices from your Dropbox account. 
  • AppIcons – Tool for generating icons in all sizes as required by macOS and iOS apps. 
  • AppStoreReviewTimes – Gives you indication about the average iOS / macOS app stores review times. 
  • AppleTrace – Trace tool for iOS/macOS. 
  • Asset Catalog Tinkerer – App that lets you open .car files and browse/extract their images.  
  • Assets – Assets is a macOS app that manages assets for your development projects (Xcode, web, etc). 
  • Attabench – Attabench is a microbenchmarking app for macOS, designed to measure and visualize the performance of Swift code. 
  • Board For GitHub – Small application to monitor your GitHub project web page in a native macOS app ! 
  • Brisk – macOS app for submitting radars. 
  • Cleaner for Xcode – Cleaner for Xcode.app built with react-native-macOS. 
  • CocoaRestClient – Native Apple macOS app for testing HTTP/REST endpoints. 
  • FilterShop – macOS App to explore CoreImage Filters. 
  • IconGenerator – macOS app to generate app icons. 
  • Iconizer – Create Xcode image catalogs (xcassets) on the fly. 
  • Icons.app – App for macOS which is designed to generate consistent sized icons of an existing application in various states, jiggling (shaking) etc. 
  • InjectionIII – overdue Swift rewrite of Injection.  
  • Knuff – The debug application for Apple Push Notification Service (APNs). 
  • LayerX – Intuitive app to display transparent images on screen. 
  • Localizable.strings – Mac app to localize your iOS and macOS projects. 
  • Localization Editor – Simple macOS editor app to help you manage iOS app localizations by allowing you to edit all the translations side by side. 
  • Localizations – Localizations is an macOS app that manages your Xcode project localization files (.strings). 
  • Menubar Colors – macOS app for convenient access to the system color panel. 
  • Notarize – Notarization status monitoring tool for macOS, supporting multiple developer accounts 
  • PodsUpdater – macOS app which helps you manage dependency releases in your Podfile. 
  • ProfilesManager – Apple iOS/macOS Provisioning Profiles management,.provisionprofile, .mobileprovision files manager tool for mac. 
  • PushNotifications – macOS app to test push notifications on iOS and Android. 
  • ResignTool – This is an app for macOS that can (re)sign apps and bundle them into ipa files that are ready to be installed on an iOS device. 
  • Resizr – MacOS application for creating AppIcon for iOS and Android apps. 
  • SmartPush – iOS Push Notification Debug App. 
  • TransporterPad – iOS/Android app deployment tool for macOS. 
  • WWDC – Unofficial WWDC app for macOS. 
  • WWDC.srt – Powerful app for downloading subtitle for each WWDC session video since 2013 in (srt) format. 
  • calabash-launcher – iOS Calabash Launcher is a macOS app that helps you run and manage Calabash tests on your Mac. 
  • iOS Images Extractor – iOS Images Extractor is a Mac app to normalize, decode, and extract images from iOS apps. 
  • iSimulator – iSimulator is a GUI utility to control the Simulator and manage the app installed on the simulator. 
  • xib2Storyboard – Tool to convert Xcode .xib to .storyboard files. 

Downloader

  • App Downloader – Easily search and download macOS apps from the huge homebrew cask app catalog. 
  • Get It – Native macOS video/audio downloader. Think of it as a youtube downloader that works on many sites. 
  • Motrix – A full-featured download manager. 
  • Pillager – macOS Video Downloader written in Swift and Objective-C.  
  • YouTube Downloader for macOS – Simple menu bar app to download YouTube movies on your Mac. I wrote this as a test project to learn more about app development on macOS. 
  • udemy-downloader-gui – desktop application for downloading Udemy Courses. 

Editors

CSV

  • TableTool – simple CSV editor for the macOS. 

JSON

  • JSON-Splora – GUI for editing, visualizing, and manipulating JSON data. 

Markdown

  • Gingko – Tree-structured markdown editor for macOS, Windows, and Linux. 
  • MacDown – Markdown editor for macOS. 
  • Mark Text – Realtime preview markdown editor for macOS Windows and Linux. 
  • Pine – A modern MacOS markdown editor. 

TeX

  • Qilin Editor – Text editor for exact sciences with built-in KaTeX/AsciiMath support. 

Text

  • CotEditor – Lightweight Plain-Text Editor for macOS. 
  • MacVim – Text editor for macOS. 
  • Noto – Plain text editor for macOS with customizable themes. 
  • SubEthaEdit – General purpose plain text editor for macOS. Widely known for its live collaboration feature. 
  • TextMate – TextMate is a graphical text editor for macOS. 
  • VimR – Refined Neovim experience for macOS. 

Extensions

  • BetterPiP – Use native picture-in-picture with browsers such as Google Chrome for HTML5 videos. 
  • PiPTool – Add the Picture-in-Picture Functionality to YouTube, Netflix, Plex and other video broadcasting services in macOS. 
  • PiPifier – PiPifier is a native macOS 10.12 Safari extension that lets you use every HTML5 video in Picture in Picture mode. 

Finder

  • Clipy – Clipy is a Clipboard extension app for macOS. 
  • FiScript – Execute custom scripts from the MacOS context menu (CTRL+click) in Finder. 
  • Finder Go – macOS app and Finder Sync Extension to open Terminal, iTerm, Hyper from Finder. 
  • OpenInCode – Finder toolbar app to open current folder in Visual Studio Code. 
  • OpenInTerminal – ✨ Finder Toolbar app for macOS to open the current directory in Terminal, iTerm or Hyper. 
  • Quick Look plugins – List of useful Quick Look plugins for developers.  

Games

  • Battle for Wesnoth – Turn-based tactical strategy game, featuring both single-player and online multiplayer combat. 
  • Boxer – The DOS game emulator that’s fit for your Mac.  
  • Dolphin – Powerful emulator for Nintendo GameCube and Wii games. 
  • OpenEmu – Retro video game emulation for macOS. 
  • OpenRCT2 – Re-implementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. 
  • Screentendo – Turn your screen into a playable level of Mario. 
  • Stockfish – Beautiful, powerful chess application.  

Graphics

  • Aseprite – Animated sprite editor & pixel art tool (Windows, macOS, Linux).  
  • CaptuocrToy – Tool to capture screenshot and recognize text by online ocr apis. 
  • GifCapture – Gif capture app for macOS. 
  • Gifcurry – Video to GIF maker with a graphical interface capable of cropping, adding text, seeking, and trimming. 
  • Gifski – Convert videos to high-quality GIFs. 
  • InfiniteCanvas – Proof of concept Mac drawing application. 
  • Material Colors Native – Choose your Material colours and copy the hex code. 
  • Pencil2D Animation – Pencil2D is an animation/drawing software for macOS, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. 
  • ScreenToLayers for macOS – ScreenToLayers is a macOS application to easily capture your screen as a layered PSD file.  
  • Sketch Toolbox – Plugin manager for Sketch.app.  
  • macSVG – macOS application for designing HTML5 SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) art and animation with a WebKit web view. 

IDE

  • Atom – The hackable text editor. 
  • Oni – Oni is a modern take on modal editing code editor focused on developer productivity.   
  • Visual Studio Code – Code editor developed by Microsoft. 
  • ZeroBraneStudio – ZeroBrane Studio is a lightweight cross-platform Lua IDE with code completion, syntax highlighting, remote debugger, code analyzer, live coding, and debugging support for various Lua engines. 

Images

  • APNGb – macOS app which assembles and disassembles animated png files. 
  • Crunch – Insane(ly slow but wicked good) PNG image optimization. 
  • Freehand – macOS Status Bar App for quick sketch. 
  • Gimp – Gimp is GNU Image Manipulation Program. 
  • Iconology – Edit Icons and then Export to Xcode, Icns, Ico, Favicon, Mac Iconset, or a Custom List of Sizes. 
  • ImageAlpha – Mac GUI for pngquant, pngnq and posterizer.  
  • Imagine – Imagine is a desktop app for compression of PNG and JPEG, with a modern and friendly UI. 
  • Katana – Katana is a simple screenshot utility for macOS that lives in your menubar.  
  • PhotoMiner – macOS app for finding and lost forgotten photos on your disks. 
  • Screenbar – macOS menubar app for automating screenshots. 
  • WebPonize – WebPonize is a macOS App for converting PNG, JPEG, animated (or not) GIF images into WebP.  

Keyboard

  • AnnePro-mac – macOS application for controlling AnnePro keyboard over bluetooth. 
  • Fluor – Handy tool for macOS allowing you to switch Fn keys’ mode based on active application. 
  • GokuRakuJoudo – Karabiner-Elements configuration manager, rescue to bloated karabiner.json 
  • Karabiner – Karabiner (KeyRemap4MacBook) is a powerful utility for keyboard customization.  
  • Karabiner-Elements – Karabiner-Elements is a powerful utility for keyboard customization on macOS Sierra (10.12) or later.  
  • Kawa – Better input source switcher for macOS. 
  • Thor – Switch the right application ASAP. 

Mail

  • Correo – Menubar/taskbar Gmail App for Windows and macOS. 
  • ElectronMail – Unofficial desktop app for ProtonMail and Tutanota end-to-end encrypted email providers. 
  • Inboxer – Unofficial Google Inbox Desktop App.  
  • Nylas Mail – Extensible mail client. 
  • Rambox – Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.  
  • dejalu – Fast and Simple Email Client.  
  • gInbox – Wrapper for Inbox by Gmail. 

Menubar

  • Airpass – Status bar Mac application to overcome time constrained WiFi networks. 
  • AnyBar – macOS menubar status indicator. 
  • BitBar – Put the output from any script or program in your macOS Menu Bar. 
  • CloudyTabs – Simple menu bar macOS application for displaying lists of your iCloud Tabs and Reading List. 
  • DatWeatherDoe – Simple menu bar weather app for macOS written in Swift. 
  • DisplayMenu – Simple (bare-bones) macOS menubar extra to apply display presets. 
  • Dozer – Hide MacOS menubar items. 
  • KubeContext – import, manage and switch between your Kubernetes contexts on Mac. 
  • MenuMeters – CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools for macOS. 
  • Menubar Brightness – macOS app to change the screen brightness on the menubar. 
  • Night Shift Control – Night Shift Control is a simple macOS menubar app for controlling Night Shift. It’s aim is to bring features from f.lux which are missing from Night Shift such as disabling Night Shift for certain apps. 
  • PSIBar – Quickly hacked up PSI macOS status bar app. 
  • Quickeys – A mac menu bar app that provides note taking functionality though a quick dropdown menu. 
  • SensibleSideButtons – Small menu bar utility that lets you use your third-party mouse’s side buttons for navigation across a variety of apps.  
  • Shifty – macOS menu bar app that gives you more control over Night Shift. 
  • gSwitch – macOS status bar app that allows control over the gpu on dual gpu macbooks. 
  • iGlance – macOS System Monitor (cpu, memory, network, fan and battery) for the Status Bar. 

Music

  • Carol – A minimal and beautiful lyrics app that stays in the menu bar of macOS. 
  • ChordDetector – Tiny menu bar app that listens iTunes and Spotify to detect chords of songs! 
  • DeezPlayer – Deezer Desktop app for Windows, Linux and macOS. 
  • SoundCleod – SoundCloud for macOS and Windows. 
  • Spotify-Cli-Mac – Control Spotify without leaving your terminal. 🎶 
  • YouTube-Music – macOS wrapper for music.youtube.com. 
  • iTunes Graphs – macOS app to visualise your iTunes library as graphs. 
  • lyricsify – Simple Spotify lyrics viewer menu bar app for macOS in Swift. 

News

  • Diurna – Basic/Classic Hacker News app, used as a Cocoa & Swift learning platform. 
  • NetNewsWire – Feed reader for macOS. 
  • Vienna – Vienna is a RSS/Atom newsreader for macOS. 
  • hacker-menu – Hacker News Delivered to Desktop. 

Notes

  • Boostnote – Note-taking application made for programmers just like you. 
  • FSNotes – Notes manager for macOS/iOS: modern notational velocity (nvALT) on steroids. 
  • FromScratch – Little app that you can use as a quick note taking or todo app.  
  • Jupyter Notebook Viewer – Notebook viewer for macOS. 
  • NoteTaker – Simple note taking app for macOS and iOS which uses Realm and CloudKit for syncing. 
  • Notes – Notes is a macOS application built to create notes, using text amongst other formats: images, videos, contacts, and etc. 
  • Simplenote – Simplest way to keep notes. 
  • Standard Notes – Safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life’s work.  
  • Tusk – Unofficial, third-party, community driven Evernote app with a handful of useful features.  
  • joplin – Note taking and to-do application with synchronization capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. 
  • notable – Simple note taking application. 
  • tmpNote – Very simple macOS app to make temporary notes. 

Other

  • Cakebrew – Manage your Homebrew formulas with style using Cakebrew. 
  • DevDocs for macOS – An unofficial DevDocs API documentation viewer. 
  • Gas Mask – Hosts file manager for macOS. 
  • Hosts – Cocoa GUI for /etc/hosts. 
  • ImageOptim – GUI image optimizer for Mac. 
  • Keyframes Player – Simple macOS app to preview animations created with Facebook’s keyframes framework. 
  • Lepton – Democratizing Code Snippets Management (macOS/Win/Linux). 
  • Letters – Teach your kids the alphabet and how to type. 
  • Platypus – Mac developer tool that creates application bundles from command line scripts. 
  • QorumLogs – Swift Logging Utility for Xcode & Google Docs. 
  • React Native Debugger – Desktop app for inspecting your React Native projects. macOS, Linux, and Windows. 
  • Reactotron – Desktop app for inspecting your React JS and React Native projects. macOS, Linux, and Windows. 
  • RktMachine – Menu bar macOS app for running rkt in a macOS hypervisor CoreOS VM. 
  • Ruby.app – macOS app that contains a full Ruby installation (for use with Ruby/Gosu). 
  • Shuttle – Simple SSH shortcut menu for macOS. 
  • SwiftyBeaver – Convenient logging during development & release in Swift. 
  • Unused – Mac app for checking Xcode projects for unused resources. 
  • Vagrant Manager – Manage your vagrant machines in one place with Vagrant Manager for macOS. 
  • macGist – Simple app to send pasteboard items to GitHub’s Gist. 
  • syncthing-macosx – Frugal nativemacOS macOS Syncthing application bundle. 

Player

  • IINA – Modern video player for macOS. 
  • MPlayerX – Media player on macOS. 
  • MacMorpheus – 3D 180/360 video player for macOS for PSVR with head tracking. 
  • Movie Monad – Desktop video player built with Haskell that uses GStreamer and GTK+. 
  • mpv – Video player based on MPlayer/mplayer2. 

Podcast

  • Cumulonimbus – Simple, beautiful podcast app. 
  • Doughnut – Podcast player and library for mac 
  • PodcastMenu – PodcastMenu is a simple app which puts Overcast on your Mac’s menu bar so you can listen to your favorite podcasts while you work. 
  • Podlive for macOS – macOS client to listen to live streaming podcasts (only). It currently supports all livestreams broadcasting via Ultraschall with Studio Link On Air
  • mkchromecast – Cast macOS and Linux Audio/Video to your Google Cast and Sonos Devices. 

Productivity

  • Ao – Elegant Microsoft To-Do desktop app.  
  • Cerebro – Cross-platform launcher app. 
  • ClipMenu – Clipboard manager for macOS. 
  • Clocker – macOS app to plan and organize through timezones. 
  • ControlPlane – Automate running tasks based on where you are or what you do. 
  • Flycut – Clean and simple clipboard manager for developers. 
  • KeyHolder – Record shortcuts in macOS, like Alfred.app. 
  • Kiwix – Kiwix for iOS and macOS, build on Swift. 
  • Linked Ideas – macOS application to write down and connect ideas. 
  • Maccy – Lightweight search-as-you-type clipboard manager. 
  • Manta – Flexible invoicing desktop app with beautiful & customizable templates. 
  • PDF Archiver – Nice tool for tagging and archiving tasks. 
  • Paperless Desktop – Desktop app that uses the paperless API to manage your document scans. 
  • Quicksilver – Quicksilver is a fast macOS productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. 
  • Quickwords – Write anything in a matter of seconds. Create snippets that can substitute text, execute tedious tasks and more.   
  • SelfControl – macOS app to block your own access to distracting websites etc for a predetermined period of time. It can not be undone by the app or by a restart – you must wait for the timer to run out. 
  • Speed Reader – Read faster with the power of silencing vocalization with SpeedReader. 
  • StickyNotes – A Windows 10-esque Sticky Notes app implemented in AppKit. 
  • Thyme – The task timer for OS X. 
  • Timer – Simple Timer app for Mac. 
  • Toggl Desktop – Toggl Desktop app for Windows, Mac and Linux. 
  • TrelloApp – Unofficial wrapper application for Trello.com written in Swift. This is almost a “Hello World” for a site specific browser. 
  • Watson – A CLI application for time tracking. 
  • Whale – Unofficial Trello app. 
  • Yomu – Manga reader app for macOS. 
  • macOrganizer – macOS app for organizing files or removing unnecessary files. 
  • status-bar-todo – Simple macOS app to keep TODO-list in status bar. 
  • stretchly – Cross-platform electron app that reminds you to take breaks when working with computer. 

Screensaver

  • Aerial – Apple TV Aerial Screensaver for macOS. 
  • Image-As-Wallpaper – Utility application helps with selection of images for using as desktop wallpaper or in screensaver on Mac computers. 
  • Irvue – Screensaver for macOS. 
  • Life Saver – An abstract screensaver based on Conway’s Game of Life implemented with SpriteKit 
  • MusaicFM – iTunes Screensaver Clone for Spotify and Last.fm 
  • Predator – A predator-inspired clock screensaver for macOS 
  • The GitHub Matrix Screensaver – The GitHub Matrix Screensaver for macOS. 

Security

  • LuLu – LuLu is macOS firewall application that aims to block unauthorized (outgoing) network traffic. 
  • stronghold – Easily configure macOS security settings from the terminal. 

Sharing Files

  • Deluge – Lightweight cross-platform BitTorrent client. 
  • Rhea – macOS status bar app for quickly sharing files and URLs. 
  • Transmission – Official Transmission BitTorrent client repository.  
  • Tribler – Privacy enhanced BitTorrent client with P2P content discovery. 
  • mac2imgur – Simple Mac app designed to make uploading images and screenshots to Imgur quick and effortless. 
  • qBittorrent – BitTorrent client in Qt. 

Social Networking

  • Caprine – Elegant Facebook Messenger desktop app.  
  • Goofy – Unofficial Facebook Messenger client. 
  • Leviathan – Leviathan is a iOS and macOS client application for the Mastodon social network. 
  • Messenger – macOS app wrapping Facebook’s Messenger for desktop. 
  • Product Hunt – Official Product Hunt app for macO) – share and discover your favorite new products and applications. 
  • Quail – Unofficial esa app. 
  • Ramme – Unofficial Instagram Desktop App.  
  • Simpo – macOS menubar app to post status quickly. 
  • appear.in – Unofficial appear.in app. 

Streaming

  • Galeri – Perpetual artwork streaming app. 

System

  • AppPolice – App for macOS with a minimalistic UI which lets you quickly throttle down the CPU usage of any running process. 
  • Apple Juice – Advanced battery gauge for macOS. 
  • Clean-Me – Small macOS app that acts as a system cleaner (logs, cache, …). 
  • Diagnostics – Diagnostics is an application displaying the diagnostic reports from applications on macOS. 
  • DisableMonitor – Easily disable or enable a monitor on your Mac. 
  • EtreCheck – EtreCheck is an easy-to-use macOS app to display important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. 
  • Fanny – Monitor your Mac’s fan speed and CPU temperature from your Notification Center. 
  • HoRNDIS – Android USB tethering driver for macOS. 
  • Juice – Make your battery information a bit more interesting. 
  • KeepingYouAwake – Prevents your Mac from going to sleep. 
  • Latest – Small utility app for macOS that makes sure you know about all the latest updates to the apps you use. 
  • Loading – Simple network activity monitor for macOS. 
  • Overkill – Stop iTunes from opening when you connect your iPhone. 
  • ProfileCreator – macOS Application to create standard or customized configuration profiles. 
  • Sloth – Sloth is an macOS application that displays a list of all open files and sockets in use by all running applications on your system. 
  • Turbo Boost Switcher – Turbo Boost Switcher is a little application for Mac computers that allows to enable and/or disable the Turbo Boost feature. 
  • VerticalBar – macOS application to add a vertical bar to Dock. 
  • macOSLucidaGrande – A small utility to set Lucida Grande as your Mac’s system UI font. 

Terminal

  • Alacritty – Cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator. 
  • Bifrost – A tiny terminal emulator for serial port communication (macOS/Linux). 
  • Console – macOS console application. 
  • Finder Go – macOS app and Finder Sync Extension to open Terminal, iTerm, Hyper from Finder. 
  • Hyper – Terminal built on web technologies.  
  • Kitty – Cross-platform, fast, feature full, GPU based terminal emulator.  
  • OpenInTerminal – ✨ Finder Toolbar app for macOS to open the current directory in Terminal, iTerm or Hyper. 
  • OpenTerminal – App for macOS that opens a new Finder window and changes the current directory to the folder launched by the app. 
  • Upterm – A terminal emulator for the 21st century (formerly Black Screen). 
  • iTerm 2 – Terminal emulator for macOS that does amazing things. 
  • wallpapper – wallpapper is a console application for creating dynamic wallpapers for Mojave. 

Touch Bar

  • Muse – Spotify controller with TouchBar support. 
  • MyTouchbarMyRules – App to customize your Touch Bar as you want. 
  • Pock – Display macOS Dock in Touch Bar. 
  • Touch Bar Preview – Small application to display your designs on the Touch Bar of the new MacBook Pro. 
  • Touch Bar Simulator – Use the Touch Bar on any Mac. 
  • Touch Emoji – Emoji picker for MacBook Pro Touch Bar. 

Utilities

  • Android tool for Mac – One-click screenshots, video recordings, app installation for iOS and Android 
  • Archive Mounter – Mounts archives like disk images 
  • BeardedSpice – Control web based media players with the media keys found on Mac keyboards. 
  • Buttercup Desktop – Secure password manager for mac and other platforms. 
  • Catch – Catch: Broadcatching made easy. 
  • Clear Clipboard Text Format – Easily clear the format of your clipboard text with Clear Clipboard Text Format. 
  • CornerCal – Simple, clean calendar and clock app for macOS. 
  • Crypter – Crypter is an innovative, convenient and secure cross-platform crypto app that simplifies secure password generation and management by requiring you to only remember one bit, the MasterPass. 
  • ECheck – Small tool to validate epub files for macOS. 
  • Funky – Easily toggle the function key on your Mac on a per app basis. 
  • Gray – Pick between the light appearance and the dark appearance on a per-app basis with the click of a button 
  • Kap – Screen recorder application built with web technology. 
  • KeePassXC – Cross-platform community-driven port of the Windows application “Keepass Password Safe” 
  • KeeWeb – Cross-platform password manager compatible with KeePass. 
  • Kyapchar – Simple screen and microphone audio recorder for macOS. 
  • Life-Calendar – Life Calendar. 
  • Lunar – Intelligent adaptive brightness for your external displays. 
  • MacPass – Native macOS KeePass client. 
  • Maria – macOS native app/widget for aria2 download tool. 
  • Meme Maker – Meme Maker macOS application for meme creation. 
  • Monolingual – Remove unnecessary language resources from macOS 
  • Mos – Smooth your mouse’s scrolling and reverse the mouse scroll direction 
  • Noti – Receive Android notifications on your mac (with PushBullet). 
  • PB for Desktop – Receive native push notifications on macOS, Windows and Linux. 
  • Padlock – A minimal, open source password manager for macOS. 
  • PercentCalculator – A menu bar application that calculates parcents. 
  • ScreenCat – ScreenCat is a screen sharing + remote collaboration application.  
  • SlowQuitApps – Add a global delay to Command-Q to stop accidental app quits. 
  • Telephone – SIP softphone for macOS.  
  • The Blockstack Browser – Blockstack is an internet for decentralized apps where users own their data. The Blockstack Browser allows you to explore the Blockstack internet. 
  • The Unarchiver – The Unarchiver is an Objective-C application for uncompressing archive files. 
  • ToTheTop – Small macOS application to help you scroll to the top. 
  • calibre – cross platform e-book manager. 
  • iOScanX – Cocoa application for semi-automated iOS app analysis and evaluation.  
  • mac-sound-fix – Mac Sound Re-Enabler. 
  • wechsel – manage bluetooth connections with your keyboard. 
  • Übersicht – Keep an eye on what’s happening on your machine and in the world. 

VPN & Proxy

  • ShadowsocksX-NG – Next Generation of ShadowsocksX. 
  • Specht – Rule-based proxy app built with Network Extension for macOS. 
  • SpechtLite – Rule-based proxy app for macOS. 
  • Tunnelblick – Tunnelblick is a graphic user interface for OpenVPN on macOS. 
  • clashX – A rule based custom proxy with GUI for Mac base on clash. 
  • rvc-mac – Ribose VPN Client macOS Menu App. 

Video

  • Acid.Cam.v2.OSX – Acid Cam v2 for macOS distorts video to create art. 
  • AppleEvents – Unofficial Apple Events app for macOS. 
  • Conferences.digital – Best way to watch the latest and greatest videos from your favourite developer conferences for free on your Mac. 
  • Datamosh – Datamosh your videos on macOS. 
  • Face Data – macOS application used to auto-annotate landmarks from a video. 
  • Gifted – Turn any short video into an animated GIF quickly and easily. 
  • HandBrake – HandBrake is a video transcoder available for Linux, Mac, and Windows. 
  • MenuTube – Catch YouTube into your macOS menu bar! 
  • OpenShot – Easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful video editor. 
  • Quick Caption – Transcribe and generate caption files (SRT, ASS and FCPXML) without manually entering time codes. 
  • QuickLook Video – This package allows macOS Finder to display thumbnails, static QuickLook previews, cover art and metadata for most types of video files. 
  • Subler – Subler is an macOS app created to mux and tag mp4 files. 
  • Vid Quiz Creator – macOS application to insert quizzes within video playback and play those videos to receiving devices using the LISNR API. 
  • WebTorrent Desktop – Streaming torrent app. For Mac, Windows, and Linux. 
  • Yoda – Nifty macOS application which enables you to browse and download videos from YouTube. 

Wallpaper

  • 500-mac-wallpaper – Simple macOS app for the status bar to automatically download photos from 500px.com to a local folder that can be set as a source of wallpapers. 
  • ArtWall – ArtStation set as wallpapers from artwork.rss
  • Artify – A macOS application for bringing dedicatedly 18th century Arts to everyone 
  • BingPaper – Use Bing daily photo as your wallpaper on macOS. 
  • Desktop Wallpaper Switcher – Win / Linux / macOS tool for managing and cycling desktop wallpapers. 
  • Muzei – Muzei wallpaper app for macOS. 
  • Satellite Eyes – macOS app to automatically set your desktop wallpaper to the satellite view overhead. 
  • Sunscreen – Sunscreen is a fun, lightweight application that changes your desktop wallpaper based on sunrise and sunset. 
  • WallpaperMenu – macOS menubar application for navigation through beautiful pictures on the web and set them up as your desktop image. 
  • earth-wallpapers – Simple macOS menubar app which fetches latest photos from a subreddit. 
  • pyDailyChanger – pyDailyChanger is a program that changes your wallpaper daily. 

Window Management

  • Amethyst – Automatic tiling window manager for macOS. 
  • AppGrid – Grid-based keyboard window manager for macOS. 
  • Desktop Profiles – An innovative desktop/window manager for macOS 
  • Hammerspoon – Staggeringly powerful macOS desktop automation with Lua.  
  • Phoenix – Lightweight macOS window and app manager scriptable with JavaScript. 
  • Rectangle – Rectangle is a window manager heavily based on Spectacle, written in Swift. 
  • ShiftIt – Managing windows size and position. 
  • Slate – Window management application (replacement for Divvy/SizeUp/ShiftIt). 
  • Spectacle – Spectacle allows you to organize your windows without using a mouse. 
  • chunkwm – Tiling window manager for macOS that uses a plugin architecture.

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