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List of awesome open source applications for macOS. This list contains a lot of native, and cross-platform apps. The main goal of this repository is to find free open source apps and start contributing. Feel free to contribute to the list, any suggestions are welcome!


You can see in which language an app is written. Currently there are following languages:

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  • swift_icon - Swift language.
  • type_script_icon - TypeScript language.




  • AUHost - Application which hosts AudioUnits v3 using AVFoundation API. swift_icon
  • 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. swift_icon
  • AutoMute - Automatically mute the sound when headphones disconnect / Mac awake from sleep. objective_c_icon
  • Background Music - Background Music, a macOS audio utility: automatically pause your music, set individual apps' volumes and record system audio. cpp_icon
  • BlackHole - BlackHole is a modern macOS virtual audio driver that allows applications to pass audio to other applications with zero additional latency. c_icon
  • CAM - macOS camera recording using ffmpeg javascript_icon
  • Clementine - Clementine is a modern music player and library organizer for Windows, Linux and macOS. cpp_icon
  • Cog - Cog is an open source audio player for macOS. The basic layout is a single-paned playlist interface with two retractable drawers, one for navigating the user's music folders and another for viewing audio file properties, like bitrate. objective_c_icon
  • LocalRadio - LocalRadio is software for listening to "Software-Defined Radio" on your Mac and mobile devices. objective_c_icon
  • Lyricism - macOS app to show you lyric what currently iTunes or Spotify is playing. objective_c_icon swift_icon
  • LyricsX - Lyrics for iTunes, Spotify and Vox. swift_icon
  • Mous Player - Simple yet powerful audio player for BSD/Linux/macOS. cpp_icon
  • Music Bar - Music Bar is macOS application that places music controls right in your menu bar. swift_icon
  • PlayStatus - PlayStatus is a macOS app that allows the control of Spotify and iTunes music playback from the menu bar. swift_icon
  • ShazamScrobbler - Scrobble vinyl, radios, movies to objective_c_icon
  • Sonora - Minimal, beautifully designed music player for macOS. objective_c_icon
  • SpotMenu - Spotify and iTunes in your menu bar. objective_c_icon swift_icon
  • SpotSpot - Spotify mini-player for macOS. javascript_icon
  • Suohai - Audio input/output source lock for macOS. swift_icon
  • Tickeys - Instant audio feedback for typing. macOS version. rust_icon
  • [Un]MuteMic - macOS app to mute & unmute the input volume of your microphone. Perfect for podcasters. objective_c_icon c_icon
  • eqMac2 - System-Wide Equalizer for the Mac. cpp_icon
  • fre:ac - The fre:ac audio converter project. cpp_icon
  • iTunes-Volume-Control - This app allows you to control the iTunes volume using volume up and volume down hotkeys. objective_c_icon
  • jmc - jmc is new macOS media organizer. swift_icon
  • shairport-sync - macOS/Linux/FreeBSD/OpenBSD Airplay audio receiver. c_icon cpp_icon
  • waveSDR - macOS native desktop Software Defined Radio application using the RTL-SDR USB device. swift_icon


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


  • Beaker Browser - Beaker is an experimental peer-to-peer Web browser. javascript_icon
  • Brave Browser - Brave browser for Desktop and Laptop computers running Windows, macOS, and Linux. javascript_icon
  • Finicky - Always opens the right browser. swift_icon
  • Helium - Floating browser window for macOS. objective_c_icon swift_icon
  • Kaktus Browser - Experimental web browser with minimalistic design. Running Windows, macOS and Linux. javascript_icon
  • Pennywise - Pennywise opens any website or media in a small floating window that remains on top of all other applications. It's a great alternative to Helium. javascript_icon
  • Plash - Make any website your desktop wallpaper. swift_icon
  • browserosaurus - macOS tool that prompts you to choose a browser when opening a link. javascript_icon
  • otter-browser - Otter Browser aims to recreate the best aspects of the classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5. cpp_icon
  • seb-mac - Safe Exam Browser for macOS and iOS. c_icon


  • Beagle IM - Powerful XMPP client with support for file transfer, VoIP and end-to-end encryption. swift_icon
  • ChitChat - Native Mac app wrapper for WhatsApp Web. objective_c_icon
  • Electronic WeChat - Better WeChat on macOS and Linux. javascript_icon
  • Franz - Franz is messaging application for services like WhatsApp, Slack, Messenger and many more. javascript_icon
  • Google Allo for Desktop - Native macOS & Windows desktop app for Google Allo. javascript_icon
  • GroupMe - Unofficial GroupMe App. javascript_icon css_icon
  • MessagesHistoryBrowser - macOS application to comfortably browse and search through your history. swift_icon
  • - is a collaboration app (currently Electron) for the Matrix protocol. javascript_icon
  • Seaglass - A truly native Matrix client for macOS. swift_icon
  • Signal Desktop - Electron app that links with your Signal Android or Signal iOS app. javascript_icon
  • Telegram - Source code of Telegram for macOS on Swift. swift_icon
  • Telegram Desktop - Telegram Desktop messaging app. cpp_icon
  • Textual - Textual is an IRC client for macOS. objective_c_icon
  • Torchat-Mac - TorChat for Mac is a macOS native and unofficial port of torchat. objective_c_icon
  • WhatsAppBar - Send WhatsApp message from menu bar. swift_icon
  • Wire Desktop - Standalone Electron app for the chatapp Wire. javascript_icon


  • Balance Open - App for all the world’s currencies. swift_icon
  • CoinBar - macOS menu bar application for tracking crypto coin prices. swift_icon
  • Copay - A secure bitcoin wallet platform for both desktop and mobile devices. type_script_icon
  • Crypto Bar - macOS menu bar application built with Electron. javascript_icon
  • Float coin - Native menu bar app with floating window and support for many Exchanges. swift_icon


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



  • Cashew - Cashew macOS Github Issue Tracker. objective_c_icon c_icon
  • GPM - macOS application for easily operating GitHub Projects. swift_icon
  • Git Interactive Rebase Tool - Full feature terminal based sequence editor for interactive rebase. rust_icon
  • GitHub Desktop - Simple collaboration from your desktop. type_script_icon
  • GitSync - Minimalistic Git client for Mac. swift_icon
  • GitUp - The Git interface you've been missing all your life has finally arrived. objective_c_icon
  • GitX - Graphical client for the git version control system. objective_c_icon
  • Gitee - Gitee, macOS status bar application for Github. objective_c_icon swift_icon
  • Github contributions - GitHub contributions app, for iOS, WatchOS, and macOS. swift_icon
  • GithubListener - Simple app that will notify about new commits to watched repositories. swift_icon
  • GithubNotify - Simple macOS app to alert you when you have unread GitHub notifications. swift_icon
  • Streaker - GitHub contribution streak tracking menubar app. javascript_icon
  • TeamStatus-for-GitHub - macOS status bar application for tracking code review process within the team. swift_icon
  • Trailer - Managing Pull Requests and Issues For GitHub & GitHub Enterprise. swift_icon
  • Xit - Xit is a graphical tool for working with git repositories. swift_icon

JSON Parsing

  • JSON Mapper - Simple macOS app to generate Swift Object Mapper classes from JSON. swift_icon
  • 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. swift_icon
  • j2s - macOS app to convert JSON objects into Swift structs (currently targets Swift 4 and Codable). swift_icon

Other Development

  • ChefInspector - Node and Attribute viewer for Chef swift_icon
  • MQTTX - An elegant Cross-platform MQTT 5.0 desktop client. javascript_icon type_script_icon
  • macho-browser - Browser for macOS Mach-O binaries. objective_c_icon
  • vegvisir - Browser based GUI for LLDB Debugger. javascript_icon

Web Development

  • CoreOS VM - CoreOS VM is macOS status bar app which allows in an easy way to control CoreOS VM on your Mac. objective_c_icon
  • 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. swift_icon
  • HTTP Toolkit - HTTP Toolkit is a cross-platform tool to intercept, debug & mock HTTP. type_script_icon
  • Insomnia - Insomnia is a cross-platform REST client, built on top of Electron. javascript_icon
  • KubeMonitor - KubeMonitor is a macOS app that displays information about your active Kubernetes cluster in your menu bar. swift_icon
  • KubeSwitch - KubeSwitch lists the available kubernetes cluster contexts on the mac, in Mac's Menu bar. swift_icon
  • Lantern - Dedicated Mac app for website auditing and crawling. swift_icon
  • LocalSites - Simple Menu Bar (Status Bar) App for macOS listing local Bonjour websites (as Safari 11 no longer has Bonjour Bookmarks). swift_icon
  • 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. javascript_icon
  • Now Desktop - Create deployments right from the tray menu. javascript_icon
  • aws-s3-uploader - Simple macOS app for uploading files to Amazon Web Services. javascript_icon
  • iTunesConnect - macOS app to let you access iTunesConnect. swift_icon
  • ndm - Npm desktop GUI. javascript_icon
  • nodeScratchpad - Evaluate Nodejs/JS code snippets from Menubar. swift_icon
  • stts - macOS app for monitoring the status of cloud services. swift_icon

iOS / macOS

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


  • App Downloader - Easily search and download macOS apps from the huge homebrew cask app catalog. swift_icon
  • Get It - Native macOS video/audio downloader. Think of it as a youtube downloader that works on many sites. swift_icon
  • Motrix - A full-featured download manager. javascript_icon
  • Pillager - macOS Video Downloader written in Swift and Objective-C. objective_c_icon swift_icon
  • 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. swift_icon
  • udemy-downloader-gui - desktop application for downloading Udemy Courses. javascript_icon



  • TableTool - simple CSV editor for the macOS. objective_c_icon


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


  • Gingko - Tree-structured markdown editor for macOS, Windows, and Linux. elm_icon
  • MacDown - Markdown editor for macOS. objective_c_icon
  • Mark Text - Realtime preview markdown editor for macOS Windows and Linux. javascript_icon
  • Pine - A modern MacOS markdown editor. swift_icon
  • QOwnNotes - Plain-text file notepad and todo-list manager with markdown support and ownCloud / Nextcloud integration. cpp_icon


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


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


  • BetterPiP - Use native picture-in-picture with browsers such as Google Chrome for HTML5 videos. swift_icon
  • Middleclick - Emulate a scroll wheel click with three finger Click or Tap on MacBook trackpad and Magic Mouse c_icon
  • PageExtender - Extend pages with your own CSS and JS files. swift_icon javascript_icon
  • PiPTool - Add the Picture-in-Picture Functionality to YouTube, Netflix, Plex and other video broadcasting services in macOS. javascript_icon
  • PiPifier - PiPifier is a native macOS 10.12 Safari extension that lets you use every HTML5 video in Picture in Picture mode. swift_icon
  • Sessions - Safari extension to save your working sessions swift_icon
  • nef - This Xcode extension enables you to make a code selection and export it to a snippets. Available on Mac AppStore. swift_icon


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


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


  • Aseprite - Animated sprite editor & pixel art tool (Windows, macOS, Linux). cpp_icon c_icon
  • CaptuocrToy - Tool to capture screenshot and recognize text by online ocr apis. swift_icon
  • GifCapture - Gif capture app for macOS. swift_icon
  • Gifcurry - Video to GIF maker with a graphical interface capable of cropping, adding text, seeking, and trimming. haskell_icon
  • Gifski - Convert videos to high-quality GIFs. swift_icon
  • InfiniteCanvas - Proof of concept Mac drawing application. swift_icon
  • Material Colors Native - Choose your Material colours and copy the hex code. objective_c_icon
  • 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. cpp_icon
  • ScreenToLayers for macOS - ScreenToLayers is a macOS application to easily capture your screen as a layered PSD file. objective_c_icon css_icon
  • macSVG - macOS application for designing HTML5 SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) art and animation with a WebKit web view. objective_c_icon


  • Atom - The hackable text editor. javascript_icon
  • LiveCode - Cross-platform development IDE. c_icon
  • Oni - Oni is a modern take on modal editing code editor focused on developer productivity. javascript_icon type_script_icon
  • Visual Studio Code - Code editor developed by Microsoft. type_script_icon
  • 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. lua_icon


  • APNGb - macOS app which assembles and disassembles animated png files. swift_icon
  • Crunch - Insane(ly slow but wicked good) PNG image optimization. python_icon
  • ExifCleaner - Remove image metadata with drag and drop, multi-core batch processing, and dark mode. javascript_icon
  • Freehand - macOS Status Bar App for quick sketch. swift_icon
  • Gimp - Gimp is GNU Image Manipulation Program. c_icon
  • Iconology - Edit Icons and then Export to Xcode, Icns, Ico, Favicon, Mac Iconset, or a Custom List of Sizes. swift_icon
  • ImageAlpha - Mac GUI for pngquant, pngnq and posterizer. objective_c_icon python_icon
  • Imagine - Imagine is a desktop app for compression of PNG and JPEG, with a modern and friendly UI. type_script_icon
  • InVesalius - 3D medical imaging reconstruction software python_icon
  • Katana - Katana is a simple screenshot utility for macOS that lives in your menubar. javascript_icon css_icon
  • PhotoMiner - macOS app for finding and lost forgotten photos on your disks. swift_icon
  • Screenbar - macOS menubar app for automating screenshots. swift_icon
  • WebPonize - WebPonize is a macOS App for converting PNG, JPEG, animated (or not) GIF images into WebP. swift_icon c_icon


  • AnnePro-mac - macOS application for controlling AnnePro keyboard over bluetooth. swift_icon
  • Fluor - Handy tool for macOS allowing you to switch Fn keys' mode based on active application. swift_icon
  • GokuRakuJoudo - Karabiner-Elements configuration manager, rescue to bloated karabiner.json clojure_icon
  • Karabiner - Karabiner (KeyRemap4MacBook) is a powerful utility for keyboard customization. cpp_icon objective_c_icon
  • Karabiner-Elements - Karabiner-Elements is a powerful utility for keyboard customization on macOS Sierra (10.12) or later. cpp_icon objective_c_icon
  • Kawa - Better input source switcher for macOS. swift_icon
  • Thor - Switch the right application ASAP. swift_icon
  • Unshaky - A software attempt to address the "double key press" issue on Apple's butterfly keyboard swift_icon


  • Correo - Menubar/taskbar Gmail App for Windows and macOS. javascript_icon
  • ElectronMail - Unofficial desktop app for ProtonMail and Tutanota end-to-end encrypted email providers. type_script_icon
  • Mailspring - 💌 A beautiful, fast and maintained fork of @nylas Mail by one of the original authors javascript_icon
  • Rambox - Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one. javascript_icon css_icon
  • dejalu - Fast and Simple Email Client. cpp_icon objective_c_icon


  • InVesalius - 3D medical imaging reconstruction software python_icon


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


  • Audacity - Free, open source, cross-platform audio software c_icon
  • Carol - A minimal and beautiful lyrics app that stays in the menu bar of macOS. c_sharp_icon
  • ChordDetector - Tiny menu bar app that listens iTunes and Spotify to detect chords of songs! swift_icon
  • DeezPlayer - Deezer Desktop app for Windows, Linux and macOS. coffee_script_icon
  • Lilypond UI - Create beautiful musical scores with LilyPond. javascript_icon
  • Music Bar - Music Bar is macOS application that places music controls right in your menu bar. swift_icon
  • PlayStatus - PlayStatus is a macOS app that allows the control of Spotify and iTunes music playback from the menu bar. swift_icon
  • SoundCleod - SoundCloud for macOS and Windows. javascript_icon
  • Spotify-Cli-Mac - Control Spotify without leaving your terminal. 🎶 javascript_icon
  • YouTube-Music - macOS wrapper for swift_icon
  • iTunes Graphs - macOS app to visualise your iTunes library as graphs. swift_icon
  • lyricsify - Simple Spotify lyrics viewer menu bar app for macOS in Swift. swift_icon


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


  • Boostnote - Note-taking application made for programmers just like you. javascript_icon
  • Dnote - A simple command line notebook with multi-device sync and web interface. go_icon type_script_icon
  • FSNotes - Notes manager for macOS/iOS: modern notational velocity (nvALT) on steroids. swift_icon
  • FromScratch - Little app that you can use as a quick note taking or todo app. javascript_icon css_icon
  • Jupyter Notebook Viewer - Notebook viewer for macOS. swift_icon
  • NoteTaker - Simple note taking app for macOS and iOS which uses Realm and CloudKit for syncing. swift_icon
  • Notes - Notes is a macOS application built to create notes, using text amongst other formats: images, videos, contacts, and etc. swift_icon
  • QOwnNotes - Plain-text file notepad and todo-list manager with markdown support and ownCloud / Nextcloud integration. cpp_icon
  • Simplenote - Simplest way to keep notes. objective_c_icon
  • Standard Notes - Safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life's work. javascript_icon css_icon
  • Tusk - Unofficial, third-party, community driven Evernote app with a handful of useful features. javascript_icon css_icon
  • joplin - Note taking and to-do application with synchronization capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. javascript_icon
  • notable - Simple note taking application. javascript_icon
  • tmpNote - Very simple macOS app to make temporary notes. swift_icon


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


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


  • Cumulonimbus - Simple, beautiful podcast app. javascript_icon
  • Doughnut - Podcast player and library for mac swift_icon
  • 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. swift_icon
  • 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. objective_c_icon
  • mkchromecast - Cast macOS and Linux Audio/Video to your Google Cast and Sonos Devices. python_icon


  • Ao - Elegant Microsoft To-Do desktop app. javascript_icon css_icon
  • Calculeta - Calculator for macOS which working on statusbar. swift_icon
  • Cerebro - Cross-platform launcher app. javascript_icon
  • ClipMenu - Clipboard manager for macOS. objective_c_icon
  • Clocker - macOS app to plan and organize through timezones. objective_c_icon
  • ControlPlane - Automate running tasks based on where you are or what you do. objective_c_icon
  • Flycut - Clean and simple clipboard manager for developers. objective_c_icon
  • KeyHolder - Record shortcuts in macOS, like swift_icon
  • Kiwix - Kiwix for iOS and macOS, build on Swift. swift_icon
  • Linked Ideas - macOS application to write down and connect ideas. swift_icon
  • Maccy - Lightweight search-as-you-type clipboard manager. swift_icon
  • Manta - Flexible invoicing desktop app with beautiful & customizable templates. javascript_icon
  • Middleclick - Emulate a scroll wheel click with three finger Click or Tap on MacBook trackpad and Magic Mouse c_icon
  • PDF Archiver - Nice tool for tagging and archiving tasks. swift_icon
  • Paperless Desktop - Desktop app that uses the paperless API to manage your document scans. javascript_icon
  • Pennywise - Pennywise opens any website or media in a small floating window that remains on top of all other applications. It's a great alternative to Helium. javascript_icon
  • Pomodoro Cycle - Pomodoro Cycle for macOS type_script_icon
  • QOwnNotes - Plain-text file notepad and todo-list manager with markdown support and ownCloud / Nextcloud integration. cpp_icon
  • Quicksilver - Quicksilver is a fast macOS productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. objective_c_icon
  • Quickwords - Write anything in a matter of seconds. Create snippets that can substitute text, execute tedious tasks and more. javascript_icon css_icon
  • 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. objective_c_icon
  • Sessions - Safari extension to save your working sessions swift_icon
  • Speed Reader - Read faster with the power of silencing vocalization with SpeedReader. swift_icon
  • StickyNotes - A Windows 10-esque Sticky Notes app implemented in AppKit. swift_icon
  • Strategr - No-fuss time management. cpp_icon objective_c_icon
  • Super Productivity - Free to do list & time tracker for programmers & designers with Jira integration. type_script_icon javascript_icon
  • Thyme - The task timer for OS X. objective_c_icon
  • Timer - Simple Timer app for Mac. swift_icon
  • Toggl Desktop - Toggl Desktop app for Windows, Mac and Linux. cpp_icon
  • TomatoBar - Pomodoro Technique Timer for macOS with Touch Bar support. swift_icon
  • TrelloApp - Unofficial wrapper application for written in Swift. This is almost a "Hello World" for a site specific browser. swift_icon
  • Watson - A CLI application for time tracking. python_icon
  • Whale - Unofficial Trello app. javascript_icon
  • Yomu - Manga reader app for macOS. swift_icon
  • espanso - Cross-platform Text Expander, a powerful replacement for Alfred Snippets rust_icon
  • macOrganizer - macOS app for organizing files or removing unnecessary files. swift_icon
  • status-bar-todo - Simple macOS app to keep TODO-list in status bar. swift_icon
  • stretchly - Cross-platform electron app that reminds you to take breaks when working with computer. javascript_icon


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


  • Cloaker - simple drag-and-drop, password-based file encryption. rust_icon
  • Cryptomator - Multi-platform transparent client-side encryption of your files in the cloud. java_icon
  • LuLu - LuLu is macOS firewall application that aims to block unauthorized (outgoing) network traffic. objective_c_icon
  • Swifty - Free and offline password manager. javascript_icon
  • stronghold - Easily configure macOS security settings from the terminal. python_icon

Sharing Files

  • Deluge - Lightweight cross-platform BitTorrent client. python_icon
  • NitroShare - Transferring files from one device to another cpp_icon
  • Rhea - macOS status bar app for quickly sharing files and URLs. objective_c_icon
  • Transmission - Official Transmission BitTorrent client repository. objective_c_icon c_icon
  • Tribler - Privacy enhanced BitTorrent client with P2P content discovery. python_icon
  • mac2imgur - Simple Mac app designed to make uploading images and screenshots to Imgur quick and effortless. swift_icon
  • qBittorrent - BitTorrent client in Qt. cpp_icon

Social Networking

  • Caprine - Elegant Facebook Messenger desktop app. javascript_icon css_icon
  • Goofy - Unofficial Facebook Messenger client. javascript_icon
  • Leviathan - Leviathan is a iOS and macOS client application for the Mastodon social network. swift_icon
  • Messenger - macOS app wrapping Facebook's Messenger for desktop. objective_c_icon
  • Product Hunt - share and discover your favorite new products and applications. swift_icon
  • Quail - Unofficial esa app. javascript_icon
  • Ramme - Unofficial Instagram Desktop App. javascript_icon css_icon
  • Simpo - macOS menubar app to post status quickly. ruby_icon
  • - Unofficial app. javascript_icon


  • Galeri - Perpetual artwork streaming app. javascript_icon
  • OBS Studio - Free and open source software for live streaming and screen recording. cpp_icon


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


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

Touch Bar

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


  • Android tool for Mac - One-click screenshots, video recordings, app installation for iOS and Android swift_icon
  • ArchiveMounter - Mounts archives like disk images. swift_icon
  • BeardedSpice - Control web based media players with the media keys found on Mac keyboards. objective_c_icon
  • Bitwarden - Cross-platform password management solutions for individuals, teams, and business organizations. type_script_icon
  • Buttercup Desktop - Secure password manager for mac and other platforms. javascript_icon
  • Calculeta - Calculator for macOS which working on statusbar. swift_icon
  • Catch - Catch: Broadcatching made easy. swift_icon
  • Clear Clipboard Text Format - Easily clear the format of your clipboard text with Clear Clipboard Text Format. objective_c_icon
  • CornerCal - Simple, clean calendar and clock app for macOS. swift_icon
  • 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. javascript_icon
  • ECheck - Small tool to validate epub files for macOS. swift_icon
  • Flying Carpet - cross-platform file transfer over ad-hoc wifi, like AirDrop but for Mac/Windows/Linux. go_icon
  • Funky - Easily toggle the function key on your Mac on a per app basis. objective_c_icon
  • Gray - Pick between the light appearance and the dark appearance on a per-app basis with the click of a button swift_icon
  • Kap - Screen recorder application built with web technology. javascript_icon
  • KeePassXC - Cross-platform community-driven port of the Windows application "Keepass Password Safe" cpp_icon
  • KeeWeb - Cross-platform password manager compatible with KeePass. javascript_icon
  • Kyapchar - Simple screen and microphone audio recorder for macOS. swift_icon
  • Life-Calendar - Life Calendar. swift_icon
  • Lunar - Intelligent adaptive brightness for your external displays. swift_icon
  • MQTTX - An elegant Cross-platform MQTT 5.0 desktop client. javascript_icon type_script_icon
  • MacPass - Native macOS KeePass client. objective_c_icon
  • Maria - macOS native app/widget for aria2 download tool. swift_icon
  • Meme Maker - Meme Maker macOS application for meme creation. swift_icon
  • Middleclick - Emulate a scroll wheel click with three finger Click or Tap on MacBook trackpad and Magic Mouse c_icon
  • Monolingual - Remove unnecessary language resources from macOS swift_icon
  • Mos - Smooth your mouse's scrolling and reverse the mouse scroll direction swift_icon
  • Music Bar - Music Bar is macOS application that places music controls right in your menu bar. swift_icon
  • Noti - Receive Android notifications on your mac (with PushBullet). swift_icon
  • Numi - A handy calculator with natural language parsing. javascript_icon
  • PB for Desktop - Receive native push notifications on macOS, Windows and Linux. javascript_icon
  • Padlock - A minimal, open source password manager for macOS. javascript_icon
  • PercentCalculator - A menu bar application that calculates parcents. swift_icon
  • PlayStatus - PlayStatus is a macOS app that allows the control of Spotify and iTunes music playback from the menu bar. swift_icon
  • PowerShell - PowerShell is a cross-platform automation and configuration tool/framework that works well with your existing tools. c_sharp_icon
  • ScreenCat - ScreenCat is a screen sharing + remote collaboration application. javascript_icon css_icon
  • SlowQuitApps - Add a global delay to Command-Q to stop accidental app quits. objective_c_icon
  • Super Productivity - Free to do list & time tracker for programmers & designers with Jira integration. type_script_icon javascript_icon
  • Telephone - SIP softphone for macOS. objective_c_icon swift_icon
  • 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. javascript_icon
  • The Unarchiver - The Unarchiver is an Objective-C application for uncompressing archive files. objective_c_icon
  • ToTheTop - Small macOS application to help you scroll to the top. swift_icon
  • calibre - cross platform e-book manager. python_icon
  • fselect - Command-line tool to search files with SQL syntax. rust_icon
  • homebrew-cask - A CLI workflow for the administration of macOS applications distributed as binaries ruby_icon
  • iOScanX - Cocoa application for semi-automated iOS app analysis and evaluation. objective_c_icon c_icon
  • mac-sound-fix - Mac Sound Re-Enabler. swift_icon
  • wechsel - manage bluetooth connections with your keyboard. swift_icon
  • Übersicht - Keep an eye on what's happening on your machine and in the world. objective_c_icon

VPN & Proxy

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


  • Acid.Cam.v2.OSX - Acid Cam v2 for macOS distorts video to create art. cpp_icon
  • AppleEvents - Unofficial Apple Events app for macOS. objective_c_icon
  • - Best way to watch the latest and greatest videos from your favourite developer conferences for free on your Mac. swift_icon
  • Datamosh - Datamosh your videos on macOS. swift_icon
  • Face Data - macOS application used to auto-annotate landmarks from a video. swift_icon
  • GNU Gatekeeper - Video conferencing server for H.323 terminals. cpp_icon
  • Gifted - Turn any short video into an animated GIF quickly and easily. objective_c_icon
  • HandBrake - HandBrake is a video transcoder available for Linux, Mac, and Windows. c_icon
  • MenuTube - Catch YouTube into your macOS menu bar! javascript_icon
  • OpenShot - Easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful video editor. python_icon
  • Quick Caption - Transcribe and generate caption files (SRT, ASS and FCPXML) without manually entering time codes. swift_icon
  • QuickLook Video - This package allows macOS Finder to display thumbnails, static QuickLook previews, cover art and metadata for most types of video files. objective_c_icon
  • Subler - Subler is an macOS app created to mux and tag mp4 files. objective_c_icon
  • VLC - VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player c_icon
  • Vid Quiz Creator - macOS application to insert quizzes within video playback and play those videos to receiving devices using the LISNR API. swift_icon
  • WebTorrent Desktop - Streaming torrent app. For Mac, Windows, and Linux. javascript_icon
  • Yoda - Nifty macOS application which enables you to browse and download videos from YouTube. javascript_icon


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

Window Management

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


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