awesome-osx

:memo: A curated list of awesome applications, softwares, tools and shiny things for OS X.

Awesome

A curated list of awesome applications, softwares, tools and shiny things for OS X.

Items marked with Open-Source Software are open-source software and link to the source code.

Table of Contents

Applications

Audio

  • Audacity - Free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. Open-Source Software
  • Cog - A free open source audio player for OS X. Open-Source Software
  • VOX Player - Play numerous lossy and lossless audio formats.
  • XLD - Rip/Decode/convert/play various “lossless” audio files. Open-Source Software

Bookmark Utilities

  • ReadKit - Have all your Instapaper, Pocket, etc. feeds in one place even when you’re offline.
  • Spillo - Powerful, beautiful and fast Pinboard client.

Chat Clients

  • ChitChat - A native Mac app wrapper for WhatsApp Web. Open-Source Software
  • LimeChat - Instant messaging application. Open-Source Software
  • Messenger for Desktop - An app for Facebook messenger. Open-Source Software
  • Profanity - A terminal XMPP client. Open-Source Software
  • Slack - A messaging app for teams.
  • Telegram - A messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s super fast, simple and free.
  • Textual 5 - An Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client. Open-Source Software
  • WeeChat - A terminal IRC client. Open-Source Software

Data Recovery

  • Data Rescue - Comprehensive and professional data recovery for a multitude of scenarios.
  • DiskWarrior - Recover from filesystem corruptions when Disk Utility is out of options.

Developers

  • Base 2 - A GUI for managing SQLite databases.
  • Cakebrew - The Homebrew GUI App. Open-Source Software
  • Charles - Charles is a Proxy that allow you to view all of the HTTP and HTTPS traffic.
  • Dash - An API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager.
  • Gas Mask - A simple hosts file manager which allows editing of host files and switching between them. Open-Source Software
  • GitHub Desktop - A GUI for using GitHub.
  • GitUp - A simple but powerful Git OS X app. Open-Source Software
  • Hosts - Edit hosts file. Open-Source Software
  • ImageAlpha - Apply lossy compression on PNG files with or without transparency for more efficient files. Open-Source Software
  • ImageOptim - Makes images take up less disk space and load faster. Open-Source Software
  • Insomnia - A modern REST client with an beautiful interface.
  • Integrity - Easily find your website’s broken links.
  • Paw - The ultimate REST client.
  • PSequel - A PostgreSQL GUI tool.
  • Sequel Pro - A MySQL database manager. Open-Source Software
  • Sip - A simple color picker for developers.
  • SourceTree - A free Git & Mercurial client.
  • StarUML - A sophisticated software modeler.
  • Tower - The most powerful Git client.
  • Unused - An app for checking Xcode projects for unused resources. Open-Source Software
  • WWDC - The WWDC app. Open-Source Software
  • Zsh - A powerful command line shell. Open-Source Software

E-Book Utilities

  • Calibre - Incredibly ugly but powerful software for ebook management and conversion. Open-Source Software
  • Kindle App - Amazon Kindle App for OS X.
  • Kitabu - Desktop ePub ebook reader.

Editors

  • Atom - The hackable text editor. Open-Source Software
  • Brackets - A modern text editor that understands web design. Open-Source Software
  • Emacs - Port of Emacs to work as an OS X app. Open-Source Software
  • Light Table - A customizable editor with REPL support for Clojure, JavaScript, Python and others. Open-Source Software
  • MacVim - Vim, the text editor. Open-Source Software
  • Sublime Text 3 - The sophisticated text editor.
  • TextMate - A graphical text editor. Open-Source Software
  • VimR - Vim, refined. Open-Source Software
  • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications.

Email Utilities

  • MailMate - Advanced IMAP email client, featuring extensive keyboard control and Markdown support.

Finder

  • ForkLift - File Manager and FTP/SFTP/WebDAV/Amazon S3 client.
  • Path Finder - A powerful dual-pane browser alternative to Finder.
  • TotalFinder - A powerful alternative to Finder.
  • XtraFinder - Adds useful features to Finder.

Games

  • Boxer - The DOS game emulator that’s fit for your Mac. Open-Source Software
  • OpenEmu - Multiple Video Game System. Open-Source Software
  • Screentendo - Turn your screen into a playable level of Mario. Open-Source Software
  • Stockfish - Beautiful, powerful chess application. Open-Source Software

Graphics

  • Acorn - A very Mac-like image editor with a comprehensive feature set.
  • OmniGraffle - An app for creating precise, beautiful graphics.
  • Pixelmator - Powerful image editor, possible Photoshop alternative.
  • Sketch - Hybrid vector/bitmap layout application, especially useful for UI, web and mobile design.
  • xScope - Tools for measuring, inspecting and testing on-screen graphics and layouts.

Productivity

  • Alfred - Boosts your efficiency and productivity.
  • Amethyst - Window manager (automatically keep windows sized in grids). Open-Source Software
  • BetterTouchTool - Configure gestures for mouse and actions for keyboard shortcuts.
  • ClipMenu - ClipBoard History Manager.
  • CloudClip - Sync your clipboard between your Mac and your iOS devices.
  • Divvy Window Manager - Window management for tiling your windows.
  • f.lux - Automatically adjust your computer screen to match lighting.
  • Hazel - Create rules to automatically keep your files organized.
  • HyperDock - Select individual application window.
  • Karabiner - A powerful keyboard customizer. Open-Source Software
  • LaunchBar - Start applications, navigate folders, manipulate files, control your Mac and much more just by using the keyboard.
  • OmniFocus - An incredible task management platform for Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
  • Paste - The new way to copy & paste for Mac.
  • PopClip - Instantly copy & paste, access actions like search, spelling, dictionary and more.
  • Quicksilver - Control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Open-Source Software
  • SelfControl - Block access to distracting websites. Open-Source Software
  • Spectacle - Easily organize windows without using a mouse. Open-Source Software
  • TextExpander - Create custom keyboard shortcuts for frequently-used text and pictures.
  • Todoist - Cross-platform to-do manager with mobile apps, great UI and has some optional premium features.
  • Zooom/2 - Mac window management.

Sharing Files

  • BitTorrent Sync - Multi platform sync tool using BitTorrent protocol.
  • CloudApp - Capture and share files and screenshots instantly.
  • mac2imgur - Upload images and screenshots to Imgur. Open-Source Software

Terminal

Utilities

  • 1Password - Password Manager and Secure Wallet.
  • Amphetamine - Prevents OS X from automatically going to sleep, with lots of configurations.
  • AnyBar - A menubar status indicator. Open-Source Software
  • AppCleaner - Uninstall your apps easily.
  • Arthur - Safely optimize some of your Mac’s hidden settings.
  • Bartender - Organize your menu bar apps.
  • BeardedSpice - Control web based media players with the media keys found on Mac keyboards. Open-Source Software
  • BetterZip - A very capable and full-featured archive manager.
  • BitBar - Display output of any script to the menu bar. Open-Source Software
  • ControlPlane - Automate running tasks based on where you are or what you do. Open-Source Software
  • DaisyDisk - Analyze disk usage and free up disk space.
  • EtreCheck - Output system information and configuration to get more informed help from Apple support professionals. Open-Source Software
  • Finicky - App that allows you to set rules that decide which browser is opened for every link. Open-Source Software
  • Fluid - Turn web applications into Mac applications.
  • Helium - A floating browser window that allows you to watch media while you work. Open-Source Software
  • InsomniaX - Prevents OS X from automatically going to sleep (on lid closing or idle timeout).
  • iStat Menus - An advanced system monitor for your menubar.
  • Kawa - A better input source switcher with shortcuts. Open-Source Software
  • Keka - Compress to and extract from many archive file formats. Open-Source Software
  • Knock - Unlock your Mac quickly and securely. Now with Apple Watch.
  • Loading - See when apps are using your network in your Mac menubar. Open-Source Software
  • MacDown - Markdown editor. Open-Source Software
  • Mackup - Keep your application settings in sync. Open-Source Software
  • Media Converter - Simple (drag and drop) but advanced media conversion. Open-Source Software
  • Menubar Colors - Convenient access to the system color panel. Open-Source Software
  • Monodraw - A powerful ASCII art editor.
  • Notational Velocity - Store, retrieve and sync notes within a minimal GUI. Open-Source Software
  • Numi - Beautiful calculator app.
  • Site Sucker - Automatically download websites from the Internet.
  • ShiftIt - Managing windows size and position. Open-Source Software
  • Subtitles - Automatically downloads subtitles for your movies and TV shows.
  • TeamViewer - Remotely control another computer.
  • TextBar - TextBar is a tiny but powerful app that lets you add any text to your MenuBar.
  • Typora - Another minial Markdown editor.
  • Übersicht - Run system commands and display their output on your desktop as widgets. Open-Source Software
  • The Unarchiver - Unarchive many different kinds of archive files. Open-Source Software

Video

  • HandBrake - High performance video encoding and conversion tools with a nice GUI. Open-Source Software
  • MPlayerX - Media player. Open-Source Software
  • mpv - Media player. Open-Source Software
  • ScreenFlow - Screencasting and video editing software.
  • Subler - Mux and tag MP4 files. Open-Source Software

Others

  • Catch - The easiest way to use ShowRSS. Open-Source Software
  • gInbox - gInbox is a wrapper made for Mac around Inbox by Gmail. Open-Source Software
  • Hacky - Hacky provides browsing Hacker News in a clean and minimalistic way. Open-Source Software
  • PopKey - Allows easy access to animated GIFs from the Mac menu bar.
  • Sonora - A minimal, beautifully designed music player. Open-Source Software
  • SoundCleod - A browser for SoundCloud. Open-Source Software
  • Transmit - A FTP client.
  • Vienna - RSS/Atom newsreader. Open-Source Software

Command Line Utilities

OS X Utilities

Setup

OS X 10.9 Mavericks Setup

OS X 10.10 Yosemite Setup

OS X 10.11 El Capitan Setup

Security

Miscellaneous

Discussion Forums

Apple

IRC channels

MacRumors

Reddit

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