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Text Editors

Oni: Modern Modal Editing - powered by Neovim

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Hackable text editor for the 21st century.

Beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

A powerful desktop app for creating responsive websites using the Bootstrap framework.

A modern, open source text editor that understands web design. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Native text editor.

Fast, clean and powerful text editor.

Lightweight plain-text editor for macOS. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Port of Emacs to work as an macOS app. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

The next generation code editor. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance, Sublime Text Plugins. ![Awesome List][awesome-list Icon]

Editor that brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Vim

Highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient, Vim Plugins. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![Awesome List][awesome-list Icon]

Refined Vim Experience for OS X. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Office

LibreOffice is free and open-source software office software. Software is tested and used daily by a large and devoted user community. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Compatible with other major office suites, Apache OpenOffice is free to download, use and distribute. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

WPS

Is a cross-platform office software suite. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Documents that stand apart. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Build stunning presentations. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Create impressive spreadsheets. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

A complete office suite that aims for full compatibility with Microsoft Office documents

Markdown Tools

Elegant Markdown Editor.

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📝A simple and elegant markdown editor, available for Linux, macOS and Windows.

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Writing app with an emphasis on simplicity and design.

Simple, beautiful, yet powerful text editor for your Mac.

Markdown editor. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

This is the Markdown preview with an elegant and powerful set of tools for all writers.

Markdown presentation writer with cross-platform support. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Delicate Markdown editor for Evernote. Reliable storage and sync.

Pro Markdown writing, and static blog generator App.

Rich-format editor featuring Markdown export and Markdown syntax hints. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Another minimal Markdown editor. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

The Ultimate Writing App for Mac, iPad and iPhone.

Note-taking

The Markdown-based note-taking app that doesn't suck.

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Date-focused note taking app for both planning and documenting your projects. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Note-taking app made for programmers. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

A simple command line notebook with multi-device sync and a web interface. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Infamous note-taking app, available on many platforms. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

File System Notes is a modern notes manager, native on macOS and iOS. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Writing app and task managerwith a simple and interactive design.

Notebook app for Markdown lovers built on top of Electron.

Cross platform open-source notepad with markdown support and todo list manager with synchronisation capabilities. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

In-depth PDF and EPUB reading, learning, managing and note taking app.

Note-taking app. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Clean, simple note-taking app. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Notion is the all-in-one workspace. From notes, tasks, wikis, to database, Notion is all you need. Works great for teams and individuals.

Note-taking app by Microsoft. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Open-source notepad with markdown support and todo list manager. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

A delightful notebook for programmers that allows mixing rich text, code, markdown, LaTeX, and graphs.

Journaling

Excellent journaling app using text, photos, video, audio, location data, and more. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Journaling app with many features and with apps for every platform available. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Ebooks

iChm is a CHM reader for Mac OS X

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Free and open-source e-book computer software application suite which runs on multiple platforms, allows users to manage e-book collections as well as create, edit, and read e-books. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Tabbed style e-book reader for PDF, EPUB (DRM free), CHM, and MOBI.

Amazon official reading app of kindle.

New way to manage highlights for Kindle and iBooks. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Professional layout and publishing software supporting EPS and SVG import/export, and PDF support. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

RSS

Amazing news reader dedicated to help you enjoy your daily news and easily manage your subscriptions.

A classic RSS reader reacquired by its original author and rewritten for modern macOS. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Have all your Instapaper, Pocket, etc. feeds in one place even when you're offline.

News reader for Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler and so on. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

RSS/Atom newsreader. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Others

Combine multiple PDF files into a single PDF file using a friendly UI

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Read Compiled HTML (.chm) documents on your Mac. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Read CHM documents on your Mac. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Read, annotate and edit PDFs, change text and images.

You Can view, create, sign, convert and compress any PDF documents. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

The simplest way to try, install, and manage fonts.

Powerful, beautiful and fast Pinboard client.

Tad

A fast free cross-platform CSV viewer.

Great LaTeX editor for Mac with auto-update PDF and autocomplete LaTeX commands.

IDEs

The official IDE for Android, based on Intellij IDEA. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![Awesome List][awesome-list Icon]

The best IDE for building React Native apps. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Popular open-source IDE, mainly for Java but with plugin support for a wide array of languages and platforms. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

The web editor for Mac is back. For people who make delightful, innovative and fast websites.

Manage installed JetBrains tools, download new ones and open recent projects. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Smart IDE for iOS/macOS development

Powerful C and C++ IDE. (Free for Students)

Cross-Plaform IDE for Databases and SQL. FREE for Students, check here for more info.

Provides ergonomic environment for Go development.

Powerful IDE for JVM languages. (Free for Students)

Powerful Python IDE, which has professional version and community version.

Cross-Platform C# IDE. It is an alternative to Visual Studio by Microsoft with the additional benefit of getting Resharper features that are not available on Visual Studio for Mac.

The smartest JavaScript IDE by JetBrains. FREE for Students, check here for more info.

A Modern Development Environment for Haskell. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Free and open-source IDE, mainly used for Java development, but supports many other languages and frameworks. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Fully-featured IDE Free for students, open-source and individual developers. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Microsoft's free & open-source editor, TypeScript friendly, VSCode Plugins. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![Awesome List][awesome-list Icon]

Essential IDE for iOS/macOS development. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Powerful scientific environment written in Python, for Python.

Developer Utilities

EnvPane - An OS X preference pane for environment variables

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🐢 Open terminal quickly from Finder

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Hosts file manager for OS X

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a Cocoa GUI for /etc/hosts

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Mac app that shows all system colors in light an dark mode

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It Can Calculate how many lines of code you write on Mac ; 在Mac上计算你写了多少行代码

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Adds numbered shortcuts to the output git status, and much more

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A crash log symbolicating Mac app | 一个图形化的崩溃日志符号化工具

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Use the Touch Bar on any Mac

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The unofficial WWDC app for macOS

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The most powerful and complete Mac file renaming application on the market. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Compare files and folders using simple, powerful commands that focus on the differences you are interested in and ignore those you are not. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Manage bash commands from the menu bar and run them with keyboard shortcuts.

Cloud-based, team-enabled code snippet manager with Gist sync, VSCode/Atom/Sublime packages and Mac/Windows/Linux/Web clients.

Powerful snippet management tool that works across the whole operating system, always accessible via simple keyboard shortcut.

Web development tool which can automatically compile Less, Sass, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, Jade and JavaScript, auto-refresh browsers and much more.

Kafka desktop client. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

An API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager.

Application to visually compare and merge files. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

App that allows you to set rules that decide which browser is opened for every link. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Intelligent duplicate file finder.

Fast and clever open source hex editor. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

The only /etc/hosts editor on Mac App Store. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Easily find your website's broken links. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Powerful compare tool for text, images and folders. Works perfectly with git, svn or other version control tools.

GUI application for Less, Sass, Compass and CoffeeScript compilation. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Analyze, review, and edit app translations. Supports Xcode Localization Catalog (xcloc) and XLIFF 1.2 file formats. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Framework that utilizes a semantic syntax and a rich standard components library, which allow users to easily create responsive emails. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

PaintCode is a unique vector drawing app that generates Objective-C or Swift code in real time, acting as a bridge between developers and graphic designers.

PushMate is a MacOS app that solves common push notification problems by ensuring your push payloads are correct.

Terminal emulation which supports SSH, Telnet or other protocols.

SiteSucker is a Macintosh application that automatically downloads websites from the Internet. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Manage and organise snippets of code.

Clean and beautiful color theme. Works well with iTerm, JetBrains products, Vim etc.

Powerful UML app.

Objective-C to Swift code converter and Xcode & Finder extensions.

Free and open-source app for hosts management & switching. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Cross-platform LaTeX editor that stems from TeXMaker.

Visually profile your asynchronous code. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

All-in-one UML, SysML, BPMN Modeling Platform for Agile, EA TOGAF ADM Process Management.

View sandbox files, UserDefaults, network request from Mac.

Collaboration tool for work between designers and developers. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Regular Expression Editors

Regular expression editor.

Regular expression testing tool with an emphasis on simplicity.

Development tool for regular expressions.

API Development and Analysis

Free, open-source, native Apple OS X app for testing HTTP/REST endpoints. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Paw

Advanced HTTP client.

Create and send HTTP requests.

Simplify API, Web, Mobile Automation Tests Free. Robust. Cross-platform. Automation testers from 160 countries with YouTube channels, GitHub repositories.![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Network Analysis

Web Debugging Proxy Application

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HTTP proxy / HTTP monitor / Reverse Proxy that enables a developer to view all of the HTTP and SSL / HTTPS traffic between their machine and the Internet.

Network monitor with a world map for visualizing network connections.

Interactive intercepting HTTP proxy for penetration testers and software developers. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Modern and intuitive HTTP debugging proxy for macOS. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education. Wireshark is very similar to tcpdump, but has a graphical front-end, plus some integrated sorting and filtering options.

Command Line Tools

A cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator

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Terminal session recorder 📹

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A cd command that learns - easily navigate directories from the command line

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A community Bash framework.

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A cat(1) clone with wings.

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Colorizing cat

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A good looking terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display...

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Control the macOS dark mode from the command-line

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💡 CLI tool to input and store your ideas without leaving the terminal

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Find files with SQL-like queries

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GitHub’s official command line tool

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Glances an Eye on your system. A top/htop alternative for GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS and Windows operating systems.

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htop is an interactive text-mode process viewer for Unix systems. It aims to be a better 'top'.

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Control iTunes via CLI

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JOB, make your short-term command as a long-term job. 将命令行规划成任务的工具

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A cross-platform, fast, feature full, GPU based terminal emulator

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 Swiss Army Knife for macOS

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 OS X command line tools for developers – The ultimate tool to manage your Mac. It provides a huge set of command line commands that automatize the usage of your OS X system.

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Mac App Store command line interface

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A Terminal Client for MySQL with AutoCompletion and Syntax Highlighting.

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A new type of shell

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Command-line tool that instantly fetches Stack Overflow results when an exception is thrown

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Git-integrated backup tool for macOS and Linux devs.

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A code-searching tool similar to ack, but faster.

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A Zsh prompt for Astronauts

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Tasks, boards & notes for the command-line habitat

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A terminal for a more modern age

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Execute SQL against structured text like CSV or TSV

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tmux source code

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Manage complex tmux sessions easily

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Move files and directories to the trash

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🚀 Bring your favorite shell wherever you go through the ssh

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ack

A tool like grep, optimized for programmers. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

An archey script for OS X. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Small, fast and powerful console music player.

Smart and user-friendly terminal, which is similar with zsh. ![Awesome List][awesome-list Icon]

Go2Shell opens a terminal window to the current directory in Finder. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Modern command line HTTP client – user-friendly curl alternative with intuitive UI, JSON support, syntax highlighting, wget-like downloads, extensions, etc. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Beautiful, extensible command-line interface

iTerm2 is an amazing terminal emulator for OS X. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

A log file navigator. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Get Things From One Computer To Another, Safely. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Like awk, sed, cut, join, and sort for name-indexed data such as CSV, TSV, and tabular JSON. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

ndm

Manage npm straight from the couch. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Pgcli is a command line interface for Postgres with auto-completion and syntax highlighting. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Full-featured serial terminal for the Mac.

Free terminal tool,comparable to xshell on windows platform. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Terminal spreadsheet multitool for discovering and arranging data. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

zsh

Powerful shell with scripting language

Frameworks For Hybrid Applications

Create a good-looking DMG for your macOS app in seconds

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Desktop runtime for apps built on web technologies, using the system's own web browser engine

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A framework for building native apps with React.

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[deprecated in favor of https://microsoft.github.io/react-native-windows/] React Native for macOS is an experimental fork for writing desktop apps using Cocoa

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Build cross platform desktop application with JavaScript, HTML and CSS. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Provides a lightweight JavaScript API for OS X integration, such as displaying native notifications or writing data to a file. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Build desktop application with HTML and JavaScript. It lets you call all Node.js modules directly from DOM and enables a new way of writing applications with all Web technologies. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Qt

Cross-platform application framework.

React UI Components for macOS Sierra. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Microsoft official production, support platform Web, iOS, Android and Windows UWP is still an ongoing work. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Version Control

Open source github contribution stats on your Mac OS X Menu Bar

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Powerful version control with a gorgeous interface.

Fast and friendly Git client for Mac. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Powerful, Fast, Lightweight and Friendly Git GUI. For those caffeine adicting users. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

Fast and lightweight Git client for Mac with Finder integration. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Commit faster, improve your code quality with superior diffs - and look good doing it. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

A GUI for using GitHub. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

The most popular Git GUI for Windows, Mac and Linux.

A fork (variant) of GitX, maintained and enhanced with productivity oriented changes. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Hub

Command-line wrapper for Git that makes you better at GitHub. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Beautiful and efficient way to manage, explore and share your Github Stars. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Git client with support.

A free Git & Mercurial client. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Git client, from the makers of Sublime Text.

The most powerful Git client.

Mac Subversion (SVN) Client.

A simple but powerful Git macOS app. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Virtualization

Software platform to create, deploy and manage virtualized application containers on a common operating system, with an ecosystem of allied tools.

Powerful, easy-to-use VM. No free upgrade for each new Mac OS.

The lightest VM on Mac. Responsive, sandboxed & native way to run VM on your Mac. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Powerful, commercial VM developed by VMware.

Databases

Simple SQL Client for lightweight data analysis.

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ChromeMyAdmin provides you the administration GUI of MySQL server. It is like phpMyAdmin, Sequel Pro.

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Apache-2.0

Core Data Editor lets you easily view, edit and analyze applications‘ data. Core Data Editor is compatible with Mac and iOS applications and supports XML, SQLite and binary stores, visualizes all relationships and is able to edit the data and generate Objective-C code for the data model.

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A redis client application on mac, windows and linux.

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LDAP browser and Active Directory client. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Cross-platform database tool for using on Microsoft family on-premises and cloud data platforms such as MSSQL Server ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

A GUI for managing SQLite databases.

Official home of the DB Browser for SQLite. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Universal SQL Client.

Cross-platform GUI client for Redis, Memcached, SSDB, LevelDB, RocksDB, UnQLite, LMDB, ForestDB, Pika and Dynomite key-value databases. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Cross-platform professional GUI management tool for Redis. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Secure, collaborative environment for your queries and data-driven insights. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Desktop GUI client for Redis, Bolt, LevelDB and Memcached key-value databases.

MDB tool to open, read, export your MDB files to other formats and databases.

Easy to use MongoDB GUI with mind-blowing features.

An open-source, document database designed for ease of development and scaling.

Powerful and cost-effective database design tool which helps you build high-quality conceptual, logical and physical data models. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

is an open source data modeling tool designed for PostgreSQL. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

The easiest way to get started with PostgreSQL. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

A modern PostgreSQL client.

A PostgreSQL GUI tool. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Cross-platform GUI management tool for Redis. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

A MySQL database manager. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

SQLite database manager tool. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Simple, powerful database manager for macOS.

Free data-visualization software. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

TablePlus](https://twitter.com/TablePlus) | $0 - $49 | Modern, native client with intuitive GUI tools to create, access, query & edit multiple databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Microsoft SQL Server, Amazon Redshift, MariaDB, CockroachDB, Vertica, Cassandra, Oracle, and Redis. |

Design Tools

macOS app to capture your screen as a layered PSD file

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A very Mac-like image editor with a comprehensive feature set.

Vector image design tool, possible Adobe Illustrator alternative.

Raster image design tool, possible Adobe Photoshop alternative.

Experimental, open-source drawing application with an emphasis on creating conceptual art. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

A vector drawing app that has everything a graphic designer needs wrapped in an uncluttered and intuitive interface.

This is graphic design software specifically tuned for lettering, typography, text mockups and various artistic text effects.

Colorpicker is a complete open-source colors manipulation tool with picking! ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

The collaborative interface design tool, for vector graphics and UI prototyping. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Free, open-source font editor. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Mac,Win,Linux`)

Full featured free vector design app right at your fingertips. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Turn your Mac trackpad into drawing board.

Painting program.

Design and edit SVG content for web, mobile, and animation. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Free, lightweight 8-bit voxel editor and interactive path tracing renderer.

Powerful and free 3D human modeler. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Powerful ASCII art editor designed for the Mac. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Bitmap image editor. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

A easy, intuitive tool to make 2D hand-drawn animations. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Tool to overlay design images over implementation and make it pixel perfect. ![App Store][app-store Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Powerful image editor, possible Photoshop alternative.

Application for designing animated and interactive user interfaces.

3D sculpting software. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Hybrid vector/bitmap layout application, especially useful for UI, web and mobile design.

Deletes hidden Sketch history files that can take a lot of space on your hard drive and that you would probably never use. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Make it a fun to create spec for developers and teammates. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Generating flow diagrams from Artboards. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Drawing software for concept design, comic art, and digital sketching. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Pro visual web design.

Professional drawing software.

Free graphics editor used to create vector graphics easily and intuitively. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Prototyping and Mind-Mapping Tools

First all-in-one cross-platform tool for designing and prototyping websites and mobile apps.

Prototypes, specifications and diagrams in one tool.

Wire-framing tool that helps you work faster and smarter.

Quickly create interactive prototypes of mobile, desktop, or web apps.

Tool for interactive prototyping.

Prototyping platform for web and mobile apps.

Powerful animation and prototyping application for Mac & iOS.

The best way to clarify thinking, boost productivity, brainstorm, and visualize concepts.

Great Lorem ipsum generator.![Freeware][Freeware Icon]![App Store][app-store Icon]

Simple design, prototyping and collaboration.![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Mind-mapping software with an emphasis on simplicity and ease-of-use.

Online prototyping suite for web-design and usability testing.

Prototype faster, smarter and easier.

An app for creating precise, beautiful graphics.

Tool for designing modern interfaces, built and used by designers at Facebook.

Free, open-source tool for making diagrams and GUI prototyping. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Create the most advanced prototypes as easy as Pie.

Practical mind-mapping software with free whiteboard-like layout.

The world leader in cross platform Mind Mapping tools.

Get from idea to final draft in no time.

The most popular mind-mapping tool on the planet.

A desktop app for creating hand-drawn-like, fast, clear sketches of problems, processes, workflows, ideas and more!

High quality diagrams made easy.

Screencapturing Software

KeyCastr, an open-source keystroke visualizer

5.73K
328
7m
n/a

Simple screen and microphone audio recorder for Mac

40
3
2y 4m
n/a

Discover a superior way to capture your Mac's screen.

Capture and share files and screenshots instantly.

Kap

Open-source screen-recorder built with web technology. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Record your screen and export to GIF. You can change the recording area anytime during recording. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

The fastest way to take a customizable screenshot. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Make screenshots. Draw on it. Shoot video and share your files. It's fast, easy and free. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Capture the screen as a layered PSD for easy editing. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Screen capture application with a powerful annotation capabilities. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Application for sharing captured images on QQ Mail. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Simple but powerful snipping tool. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Let your screenshots speak up. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Handy Screenshot App. ![App Store][app-store Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Dropbox app offers easy screenshot capturing and sharing ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Other Tools

macOS app which assembles and disassembles animated png files

199
19
1y 17d
n/a

TinyPNG client for Mac

2.82K
225
6m
MIT

A simple & beautiful tool for pictures uploading built by vue-cli-electron-builder

11.46K
1.19K
21d
MIT

📤uPic is a native, powerful, beautiful and simple picture and file upload tool for macOS.

1.89K
136
12d
Apache-2.0

Resizing images and optimising them for web and mobile applications. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Simple app for grabbing and tweaking the colors you see on your screen. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

GUI app to remove exif metadata from images and video files with drag and drop. Free and open source.

Color-picking tool, supports Retina.

Convert HEIC images to JPEG or PNG. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Free, cross-platform and fast SVG icon organizer and manager for Mac and Windows.

Icon management tool to organize or search your icons.

Create and personalize icons from your pictures. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Apply lossy compression on PNG files with or without transparency for more efficient files. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Makes images take up less disk space and load faster. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Easily upload images with Markdown supported. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Reduce image size by up to 80%, without compromising quality. ![App Store][app-store Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Measure & Spec Fast.

Icon manager. Import, export, customize and convert icon libraries.

Tool to convert Lightroom presets to Adobe Camera Raw.

Batch resize and watermark your images fast and easy. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Preview, sync, install and manage fonts on Mac, Dropbox or Google Drive.

Sip

The best way to collect, organize & share your colors.

Simple, Powerful Screen Capture Software and Screen Recorder.

Easily and intuitively creating beautiful color schemes. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Organize, clean and transform your SVGs. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Research Photo Management. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Collaboration and Team Tools

Elegant Facebook Messenger desktop app

5.63K
511
15d
MIT

Free instant messaging application for Mac OS X. Connect to AIM, MSN, SMPP, Yahoo and more. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Free, powerful and professional office tool used by over 5 million enterprises and organizations globally. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that's free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone.

Electron](http://electron.atom.io/) based, multi-protocol wrapper for web-based chat. One application, 23 messenger services. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Instant messaging and chat room system for developers as well as GitHub users. Developer friendly with Markdown syntax support.

Secure groups, files, and chat for everyone! ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

An AI-powered noise cancelling app that mutes background noise during calls.

A simple mac app to silence embarrassing notifications while screensharing.

Messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

A decentralized and open source communication tool built on Matrix. Group chats, direct messaging, encrypted file transfers, voice and video chats, and easy integration with other services.

Fast, simple, secure. Privacy that fits in your pocket. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

Cross-platform application that provides video chat and voice call services. Users can exchange images, text, video and any other digital documents.

De-clutter your desktop workspace and streamline your accounts, apps, and workflows.

Awesome tool for team collaboration and communication. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Open, organize and use multiple web apps on a single screen. Stack your apps by categories or projects.

Team collaboration tool, including many features like task plan, schedule, file sharing, instant discussion and everything you need when collaborating with other team members. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Messaging app with a focus on speed and security.

Official WeChat app for Mac. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![App Store][app-store Icon]

The extensible command-line chat client. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Available in the Mac App Store, Whatsapp for Desktop. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Email Clients

Fast email client. For both Mac OS and iOS.

Fast email client. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Use tags to organize email and schedule.

N1

Extensible, open-source mail app, free for developers and $7/month for Pro. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

Extensible desktop mail app built on the modern web. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Simple, beautiful and powerful email client. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Powerful, simple and beautiful email client, need to pay for a license.

Fast email client. For both Mac OS and iOS.![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Software that makes email easier. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

[Freeware][Freeware Icon]

File Sharing

Free FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Backblaze B2, Azure and OpenStack Swift browser. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Award-winning, beautiful, fast, and reliable FTP + SFTP client.

Data Recovery Tools

Comprehensive and professional data recovery for a multitude of scenarios.

Recover from filesystem corruptions when Disk Utility is out of options.

Powerful tool for recovering data on disks, even if their partitions are formatted, damaged or deleted.

Painless fully bootable disk backups.

Audio and Video Tools

0
0
1y 10d
GPL-3.0

🌈 Convert videos to high-quality GIFs on your Mac

4.92K
183
18d
MIT

The swiss army knife of lossless video/audio editing

5.39K
343
4d
MIT

🎶 Ultimate lyrics app for macOS.

2.49K
175
58d
GPL-3.0

A minimal, beautifully designed music player for OS X.

929
133
5y 6m
n/a

Spotify and iTunes in your menu bar

2.48K
150
90d
MIT

Free audio, video and image conversion software. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Free, cross-platform open source tool for creating and modifying subtitles. Aegisub makes it quick and easy to time subtitles to audio, and features many powerful tools for styling them, including a built-in real-time video preview. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Allows you to pin input/output devices for each particular combination of connected devices. May suppress HDMI displays from being choosen.

Cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

Free, open-source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Record audio from any application like iTunes, Skype or Safari, or from hardware devices like microphones and mixers.

Free, cross-platform video editing, color grading, video effects and audio editing software.

This media player is a super versatile app for any file format you probably may think of: FLV, MP4, AVI, MOV, DAT, MKV, MP3, FLAC, M4V are all supported as well as many others.

High performance video encoding and conversion tools with a nice GUI. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

Professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming for GNU/Linux. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

Comprehensive Media Tool for macOS. Making High Quality Video Encoding Accessible for Everyone.

Media player with a minimalist design. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Most popular entertainment center.

Formerly "Linux MultiMedia Studio", LMMS is a powerful Digital Audio Workstation designed like FL Studio (formerly Fruity Loops). ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Movie movie and online viewing offline download software, with Baidu cloud to make offline download and online playback. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

mpv

Free, open-source, and cross-platform media player. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Free, open-source music notation software. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Open-source compositing software. Node-graph based. Similar in functionality to Adobe After Effects and Nuke by The Foundry. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

No longer under active development**) ~~Let QuickTime play all the common formats of free plug-ins~~. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

Experimental video player. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

Watch torrent movies instantly, This Popcorn Time service will never be taken down. Download and enjoy. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Screencasting and video editing software.

Free open-source video editor. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Player that can play seed, magnetic links, online video, automatic captions, links and local video files. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Movies, TV shows, series, live television or web channels like YouTube and Twitch.tv - you can find all this on Stremio. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Music practice software designed to help users learn how to play their favorite songs.

Synfig Studio is free, open-source 2D animation software. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

VLC

Free, open-source, cross-platform multimedia player as well as framework that plays most multimedia files, DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs and various streaming protocols. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

High-definition audio player for Mac and iPhone. Music just sounds better! ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

XLD

Rip/Decode/convert/play various "lossless" audio files. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Free music app for macOS and Windows.

Download Management Tools

Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites

83.02K
2.37K
2d
Unlicense

Lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Video downloader for macOS with support for YouTube and other 1200 sites.

Deluge is a lightweight, Free Software, cross-platform BitTorrent client. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Free download manager for Mac OS X with a true Mac-style interface. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Powerful, modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac. (FREE) ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Free, open-source download management tool with a huge community of developers that makes downloading as easy and fast as it should be. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

Motrix is a full-featured download manager that supports downloading HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Magnet, Baidu Net Disk, etc. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

A project aims to provide an open-source software alternative to µTorrent. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Easy Download Manager for any links.

Simple, lightweight, multi-platform torrent client. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Tiny command-line utility to download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the web. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Cloud Storage

Arq

Encrypted backups to Amazon, Dropbox, Google, OneDrive, etc.

Carbonite can protect your Mac from all of the most common forms of data loss.

Dropbox app offers easy screenshot capturing and sharing ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Free cloud service, offers 50GB free storage. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Actively maintained fork of ownCloud, faster and completely open-source ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

Reliable and High Speed File Sync and Share.![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Input Methods

A macOS input source switcher with user-defined shortcuts.

909
59
4m
MIT

😀 Touch Emoji — emoji picker for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

29
6
1y 6m
MIT

Makes typing emoji faster and easier using Slack-style shortcuts. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Use Your Mac as Keyboard for iPhone, iPad & Apple TV. ![App Store][app-store Icon]

Browsers

Web browser with an emphasis on privacy and speed. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Chrome, developed by Google ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Open-source, free web browser project by Google, to provide the source code for Google Chrome. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Microsoft Edge, based on Chromium, but built by MS ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Meet Firefox Quantum. Fast, free, open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Native browser for Macs. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon] ![Awesome List][awesome-list Icon]

Anonymity Online. Protect your privacy. Defend against network surveillance and traffic analysis. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

The browser that puts you in control. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Translation Tools

Translate entire website instantly with its built-in browser or with iTranslate Safari extension into over 40 languages. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Linguistic search engine that helps you to write better in English.

Translate in Safari and any app on macOS between 103 languages.

Encryption

The easiest file encryption tool you'll ever use.

155
3
4m
MIT

Security Tools

Easily configure macOS security settings from the terminal.

762
149
1y 57d
MIT

Me: "Please alert me whenever anything is persistently installed." BlockBlock: "You got it"

Simple utility that will scan your computer for applications that are either susceptible to dylib hijacking or have been hijacked.

View all modules on that are loaded in the OS kernel.

See what's persistently installed on your Mac.

Link-Layer MAC spoofing GUI for macOS. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Open-source tool for El Capitan that audits and remediates security configuration settings. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

is the free macOS firewall that aims to block unauthorized (outgoing) network traffic. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Malwarebytes crushes the growing threat of Mac malware, so you are protected and your machine keeps running silky smooth. Cybersecurity smart enough for the Mac. ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Monitor mic and webcam, alerting you when the internal mic is activated, or whenever a process accesses the webcam.

Explore all processes running on your Mac with TaskExplorer.

Adds menu item to Finder.app to display the cryptographic signing information for any file.

Proxy and VPN Tools

Set up a personal VPN in the cloud

19.66K
1.69K
31d
AGPL-3.0

Next Generation of ShadowsocksX

28.75K
7.75K
18d
GPL-3.0

A rule-based proxy for macOS