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Reading and Writing Tools

Applications to edit text, I suggest the open-source editors

Text Editors

  • Bootstrap Studio - A powerful desktop app for creating responsive websites using the Bootstrap framework.
  • Brackets - A modern, open source text editor that understands web design. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Chocolat - Native text editor.
  • CotEditor - Lightweight plain-text editor for macOS. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Emacs - A popular text editor used mainly on Unix-based systems by programmers, scientists, engineers, students, and system administrators. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • Lapce - Lightning-fast and powerful code editor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • LightTable - The next generation code editor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • micro - Modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Nova - The beautiful, fast, flexible, native Mac code editor from Panic.
  • ONIstars11.4k - IDE powered by Neovim. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Sublime Text - 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
  • TextMate - Editor that brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient, Vim Plugins. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • Vimr - Refined Vim Experience for OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware


  • LibreOffice - 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 Freeware
  • WPS - Is a cross-platform office software suite. Freeware
  • Pages - Documents that stand apart. Freeware App Store
  • Keynote - Build stunning presentations. Freeware App Store
  • Numbers - Create impressive spreadsheets. Freeware App Store
  • Microsoft Office - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac. App Store
  • OnlyOffice - An office suite that combines text, spreadsheet and presentation editors allowing to create, view and edit local documents. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • SoftMaker Office - A complete office suite that aims for full compatibility with Microsoft Office documents

Markdown Tools

Awesome List

  • EMEstars2k - Open-source Markdown editor with an interface like Chrome. Open-Source Software
  • iA Writer - Writing app with an emphasis on simplicity and design.
  • LightPaper - Simple, beautiful, yet powerful text editor for your Mac.
  • MacDown - Open-source Markdown editor for OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Marked 2 - This is the Markdown preview with an elegant and powerful set of tools for all writers.
  • MarkTextstars34.8k - Next generation markdown editor, running on platforms of MacOS Windows and Linux. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Marp - Markdown presentation writer with cross-platform support. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Marxico - Delicate Markdown editor for Evernote. Reliable storage and sync.
  • MWeb - Pro Markdown writing, and static blog generator App.
  • Obsidian - A second brain, for you, forever.
  • TextNut - Rich-format editor featuring Markdown export and Markdown syntax hints. Freeware
  • Typora - Truly minimal Markdown editor featuring seamless live preview. Freeware
  • Ulysses - The Ultimate Writing App for Mac, iPad and iPhone.
  • Zettlr - A markdown editor for the 21st century. Open-Source Software Freeware


  • Agenda - Date-focused note taking app for both planning and documenting your projects. App Store
  • AppFlowy - Open-source alternative to Notion. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Bear Writer - Beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose. App Store
  • Boostnote - Note-taking app made for programmers. Open-Source Software
  • Craft - Notetaking and writing made beautiful. App Store
  • Dnote - A simple command line notebook with multi-device sync and a web interface. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Evernote - Infamous note-taking app, available on many platforms. Freeware
  • FSNotes - File System Notes is a modern notes manager, native on macOS and iOS. Open-Source Software App Store
  • Gooba - Writing app and task manager with a simple and interactive design.
  • Inkdrop - Notebook app for Markdown lovers built on top of Electron.
  • Joplin - Cross platform open-source notepad with markdown support and todo list manager with synchronisation capabilities. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Logseq - Privacy-first, open-source knowledge base that works on top of local plain-text Markdown and Org-mode files. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • MarginNote - In-depth PDF and EPUB reading, learning, managing and note taking app.
  • massCodestars3.4k - Cross platform open-source code snippets manager for developers with markdown and mermaid support. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Notablestars20.1k - The markdown-based note-taking app that doesn't suck.
  • Notebook - Note-taking app. Freeware
  • Notes - Clean, simple note-taking app. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • NotePlan 3 - Your tasks, notes, and calendar, plain-text markdown files. App Store
  • Noteship - Turn notes into knowledge (spreadsheet view, heading summaries, etc.). Works offline, everything is saved locally. App Store
  • Notion - Notion is the all-in-one workspace. From notes, tasks, wikis, to database, Notion is all you need. Works great for teams and individuals.
  • Obsidian - Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.
  • OneNote - Note-taking app by Microsoft. Freeware
  • OutlineEdit 3 - Fully-featured outline editor, for everyone who loves great structured notes. [App Store]
  • SideNotes - Quick notes on the screen side. Take notes while working with other apps. Use Markdown for text formatting.
  • Standard Notes - An end-to-end encrypted notes app for digitalists and professionals. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • QOwnNotes - Open-source notepad with markdown support and todo list manager. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Quiver - The Programmer's Notebook, lets you easily mix text, code, Markdown and LaTeX within one note, edit code with an awesome code editor and live preview Markdown and LaTeX.
  • AliYuQue - Cloud note-taking knowledge management, collaboration platform, Markdown based writing, support embedded flow chart, brain diagram, timing sequence, code rendering, Sketch board creation, personal knowledge sharing, etc. Compared to youdao cloud note and evernote similar products, which include all of its functions, support knowledge sharing and more powerful creation, collaboration and editor, it comes from alibaba ant financial.Freeware
  • Skiff - End-to-end encrypted & decentralized email, real-time document collaboration, and file storage designed with zero-trust privacy -- available on web, iOS/Android, and macOS. FreewareOpen-Source Software


  • Day One - Excellent journaling app using text, photos, video, audio, location data, and more. App Store
  • Journey - Journaling app with many features and with apps for every platform available. App Store
  • linkedstars548 - Link your thoughts to days, distraction free. Open-Source Software


  • Calibre - 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 Freeware
  • Clearview - Tabbed style e-book reader for PDF, EPUB (DRM free), CHM, and MOBI. App Store
  • iChmstars86 - Ebook reader for CHM (Microsoft Compiled HTML help) files. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Kindle App - Amazon official reading app of kindle.
  • Klib - New way to manage highlights for Kindle and iBooks. Freeware App Store
  • Scribus - Professional layout and publishing software supporting EPS and SVG import/export, and PDF support. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Sigil - Multi-platform EPUB ebook Editor. Open-Source Software Freeware


  • Leaf - Amazing news reader dedicated to help you enjoy your daily news and easily manage your subscriptions.
  • NetNewsWire - It’s a free and open source feed reader for macOS. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ReadKit - Mac read-later client supporting all major providers: Instapaper, Pocket and Readability. Even more, ReadKit is a full-featured RSS reader as well.
  • Reeder 5 - News reader for Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler and so on. Freeware
  • Vienna - RSS/Atom reader for Mac OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Feedy - An elegant and lightweight RSS client and news reader for your Mac. App Store


  • bindPDFstars69 - Combine multiple PDF files into a single PDF file using a friendly UI. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • CHM Reader - Read Compiled HTML (.chm) documents on your Mac. Freeware
  • Chmox - Read CHM documents on your Mac. Freeware
  • PDF Expert - Read, annotate and edit PDFs, change text and images.
  • PDF Reader Pro - You Can view, create, sign, convert and compress any PDF documents. App Store
  • Skim - PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • SkyFonts - The simplest way to try, install, and manage fonts.
  • Spillo - Powerful, beautiful and amazingly fast Pinboard client for OS X.
  • Tad - Application for viewing and analyzing tabular data such as CSV files. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • texpad - Great LaTeX editor for Mac with auto-update PDF and autocomplete LaTeX commands.
  • UPDF - Free PDF editor that makes it possible to read, annotate and edit PDFs, change text and images on Mac. Freeware App Store

Developer Tools


  • Android Studio - The official IDE for Android, based on Intellij IDEA. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • CodeRunner - A lightweight, multi-language programming text editor and IDE for quickly building, running and debugging code.
  • Deco IDE - The best IDE for building React Native apps. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Eclipse - Popular open-source IDE, mainly for Java but with plugin support for a wide array of languages and platforms. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Espresso - The web editor for Mac is back. For people who make delightful, innovative and fast websites.
  • JetBrains Toolbox App - Manage installed JetBrains tools, download new ones and open recent projects. Freeware
    • AppCode - Smart IDE for iOS/macOS development
    • CLion - Powerful C and C++ IDE. (Free for Students)
    • DataGrip - Cross-Plaform IDE for Databases and SQL. FREE for Students, check here for more info.
    • DataSpell - The IDE for Professional Data Scientists
    • GoLand - Provides ergonomic environment for Go development.
    • IntelliJ IDEA - Powerful IDE for JVM languages. (Free for Students)
    • PHPStorm - The Lightning-Smart PHP IDE.
    • PyCharm - Powerful Python IDE, which has professional version and community version.
    • Rider - 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.
    • WebStorm - The smartest JavaScript IDE by JetBrains. FREE for Students, check here for more info.
  • Haskell for Mac - A Modern Development Environment for Haskell. App Store
  • NetBeans IDE - Free and open-source IDE, mainly used for Java development, but supports many other languages and frameworks. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Nova - From the creators of Coda and Transmit, bring you a beautiful, fast, flexible, native Mac code editor from Panic.
  • Visual Studio Community for Mac - Free version. It supports classroom learning, individual developers and small companies. Freeware
  • Visual Studio Code - Microsoft's free & open-source editor, TypeScript friendly, VSCode Plugins. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • Xamarin Studio - Free cross platform C# IDE. Xamarin Studio supports iOS, Android and .Net development Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • Xcode - Essential IDE for iOS/macOS development. App Store
  • Spyder - Powerful scientific environment written in Python, for Python.

Developer Utilities

  • BetterRename - The most powerful and complete Mac file renaming application on the market. App Store
  • Beyond Compare - Compare files and folders using simple, powerful commands that focus on the differences you are interested in and ignore those you are not. Freeware
  • Bidbar - Manage bash commands from the menu bar and run them with keyboard shortcuts.
  • Cacher - Cloud-based, team-enabled code snippet manager with Gist sync, VSCode/Atom/Sublime packages and Mac/Windows/Linux/Web clients.
  • canSnippet - Powerful snippet management tool that works across the whole operating system, always accessible via simple keyboard shortcut.
  • CodeKit - Web development tool which can automatically compile Less, Sass, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, Jade and JavaScript, auto-refresh browsers and much more.
  • Conduktor - Kafka desktop client. Freeware
  • CubicBezierstars125 - CubicBezier Generator for macOS. Open-Source Software Freeware App Store
  • Dash - Awesome API documentation browser and code snippet manager.
  • DiffMerge - Application to visually compare and merge files. Freeware
  • EnvPanestars583 - OS X preference pane for environment variables. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • FinderGostars959 - Open terminal quickly from Finder. Freeware Open-Source Software
  • Finicky - Application that allows you to set up rules that decide which browser is opened for every link that would open the default browser. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Gas Maskstars3.4k - Simple hosts file manager for Mac OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Gemini - Intelligent duplicate file finder.
  • Hex Fiend - Fast and clever open source hex editor. Open-Source Software Freeware App Store
  • Hosts.prefpanestars1.6k - System preference pane to manage your hosts file. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • iHosts - The only /etc/hosts editor on Mac App Store. Freeware App Store
  • Integrity - Free website link checker for Mac. Freeware
  • Kaleidoscope - Powerful compare tool for text, images and folders. Works perfectly with git, svn or other version control tools.
  • Koala - GUI application for Less, Sass, Compass and CoffeeScript compilation. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Loca Studio - Analyze, review, and edit app translations. Supports Xcode Localization Catalog (xcloc) and XLIFF 1.2 file formats. App Store
  • MacSystemColorsstars28 - Mac app that shows all system colors in light and dark mode for Cocoa developers. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • MJML - Framework that utilizes a semantic syntax and a rich standard components library, which allow users to easily create responsive emails. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • PaintCode - 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.
  • Pasteboard Viewerstars411 - Inspect the system pasteboards. Open-Source Software Freeware App Store
  • PPRowsstars1.5k - Application to calculate how many lines of code you write. Freeware Open-Source Software
  • PushMate - PushMate is a MacOS app that solves common push notification problems by ensuring your push payloads are correct.
  • Responsively - A must-have devtool for web developers for quicker responsive web development. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • SCM Breezestars2.6k - Set of shell scripts (for bash and zsh) that enhance your interaction with git. Freeware Open-Source Software
  • SecureCRT - Terminal emulation which supports SSH, Telnet or other protocols.
  • Site Sucker - SiteSucker is a Macintosh application that automatically downloads websites from the Internet. App Store
  • SnippetsLab - Easy-to-use code snippets manager.
  • Solarized - Clean and beautiful color theme. Works well with iTerm, JetBrains products, Vim etc.
  • StarUML - Powerful UML app.
  • Swiftify - Objective-C to Swift code converter and Xcode & Finder extensions.
  • SwiftPlantUMLstars198 - Generate and view class diagrams from Xcode for Swift code. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • SwitchHosts - Free and open-source app for hosts management & switching. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • SYMstars473 - GUI Application to symbolicate iOS crash log. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • TeXstudio - Integrated writing environment for creating LaTeX documents. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Timelane - Visually profile your asynchronous code. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Touch Bar Simulatorstars1.7k - Use the Touch Bar on any Mac. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Visual Paradigm - All-in-one UML, SysML, BPMN Modeling Platform for Agile, EA TOGAF ADM Process Management.
  • Woodpecker - View iOS app's Sandbox files, UserDefaults, Keychain items on a Mac. App Store
  • WWDCstars8.2k - The Mac OS unofficial WWDC app. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Xcodesstars3.5k - Install and switch between multiple versions of Xcode. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • XCSnippetsAppstars85 - Explore code snippets from the Swift and iOS community, view and edit the snippets before adding them conveniently to Xcode. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • zeplin - Collaboration tool for work between designers and developers. Freeware
  • Nib Unlocker - .nib to .xib converter App Store

Regular Expression Editors

  • Patterns - Regular expression editor.
  • Regex - Regular expression testing tool with an emphasis on simplicity.
  • RegExRX - Development tool for regular expressions.

API Development and Analysis

  • Cocoa Rest Client - Free, open-source, native Apple OS X app for testing HTTP/REST endpoints. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Insomnia - The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Paw - Advanced HTTP client.
  • Postman - Powerful GUI platform to make your API development faster & easier, from building API requests through testing, documentation and sharing.Freeware
  • Katalon Studio - Simplify API, Web, Mobile Automation Tests Free. Robust. Cross-platform. Automation testers from 160 countries with channels, GitHub repositories.Freeware
  • HTTPie - HTTPie is making APIs simple and intuitive for those building the tools of our time.Freeware

Network Analysis

  • Charles - 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.
  • Jamesstars1.4k - Open-source proxy tool for checking and mapping requests with http as well as https. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Little Snitch - Network monitor with a world map for visualizing network connections.
  • mitmproxy - Interactive intercepting HTTP proxy for penetration testers and software developers. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Proxie - HTTP debugging proxy. App Store
  • Proxyman - Modern and intuitive HTTP debugging proxy for macOS. Freeware
  • Wireshark - The world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer. Open-Source Software Freeware

Command Line Tools

Awesome List

  • ack - A tool like grep, optimized for programmers. Freeware
  • alacrittystars41k - A cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • archey-osx - An archey script for OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • asciinemastars10.6k - Easily record terminal sessions and replay them in a terminal as well as in a web browser. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • autojump - Replace cd with an intelligent autojump to easily navigate directories from the command line. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • bash-itstars13.1k - Shameless ripoff of oh-my-zsh for bash. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • batstars36.4k - A cat(1) clone with syntax highlighting and Git integration. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ccatstars3k - The colorizing cat which works similar to cat but displays content with syntax highlighting. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • cmus - Small, fast and powerful console music player for Unix-like operating systems. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • cool-retro-termstars17.2k - Good looking terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • dark-modestars618 - Control dark mode from the command-line. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • eurekastars535 - CLI tool to input and store your ideas without leaving the terminal. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Fig - Fig adds autocomplete to your terminal. Open-Source Software
  • Fish - Smart and user-friendly shell, which is similar with zsh. Awesome List
  • fselectstars3.3k - Find files with SQL-like queries. Open-Source Software
  • GitHub CLIstars29.5k - gh is GitHub on the command line. It brings pull requests, issues, and other GitHub concepts to the terminal next to where you are already working with git and your code. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Glancesstars21k - Glances is a cross-platform curses-based system monitoring tool. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Go2Shell - Go2Shell opens a terminal window to the current directory in Finder. Freeware App Store
  • htopstars5.7k - htop is an interactive text-mode process viewer for Unix systems. It aims to be a better 'top'. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • httpie - Modern command line HTTP client – user-friendly curl alternative with intuitive UI, JSON support, syntax highlighting, wget-like downloads, extensions, etc. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • hyper - A terminal built on web technologies. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • iTerm2 - iTerm2 is an amazing terminal emulator for OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • itunes-remotestars419 - Software for controlling iTunes via the terminal. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • jobstars118 - JOB, make your short-term command as a long-term job. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • kittystars15.5k - A cross-platform, fast, feature full, GPU based terminal emulator. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • lnav - A log file navigator. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • m-clistars9.1k - Swiss Army Knife for macOS. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Mac-CLIstars8.3k - The ultimate tool to manage your Mac. Automatize the usage of your OS X system. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Magic Wormhole - Get Things From One Computer To Another, Safely. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • masstars9.1k - Simple command line interface for the Mac App Store. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Miller - Like awk, sed, cut, join, and sort for name-indexed data such as CSV, TSV, and tabular JSON. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • myclistars10.5k - CLI for MySQL that can do auto-completion and syntax highlighting. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ndm - Manage npm straight from the couch. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • nushellstars20.2k - nushell is a modern, GitHub-era shell written in Rust. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • pgcli - Pgcli is a command line interface for Postgres with auto-completion and syntax highlighting. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Reboundstars3.9k - Instantly browse Stack Overflow results in your terminal when you get a compiler error. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ripgrep (rg)stars32.6k - Very fast text searching tool similar to (but faster than) ack, ag or grep Freeware
  • Serial - Full-featured serial terminal for the Mac.
  • shallow-backupstars939 - Easily create text documentation of installed applications, dotfiles, and more. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • silver searcher (ag)stars24k - A code searching tool similar to ack, with a focus on speed. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • spaceshipstars17.2k - A Zsh prompt for Astronauts. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Tabby (formerly Terminus)stars36.8k - Free terminal tool, built with TypeScript, heavily inspired by Hyper. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Taskbookstars8.5k - Tasks, boards & notes for the command-line habitat. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Termius - Free terminal tool,comparable to xshell on windows platform. Freeware App Store
  • TextQLstars8.8k - Execute SQL against structured text like CSV or TSV. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • thefuckstars72.8k - A interesting software that corrects errors in previous console commands. Open-Source Software
  • tldr - Collaborative cheatsheets for console commands. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • tmuxstars25.8k - "Terminal multiplexer", it enables a number of terminals (or windows) to be accessed and controlled from a single terminal. tmux is intended to be a simple, modern, BSD-licensed alternative to programs such as GNU screen. Open-Source Software
  • tmuxinatorstars11.5k - Manage complex tmux sessions easily. Open-Source Software
  • trashstars2.4k - Move files and directories to the trash. Open-Source Software
  • VisiData - Terminal spreadsheet multitool for discovering and arranging data. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • xonsh - Python-powered, cross-platform, Unix-gazing shell language and command prompt. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Zsh - Zsh is a shell designed for interactive use, although it is also a powerful scripting language. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • xcodesstars1.9k - A command-line tool to install and switch between multiple versions of Xcode. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • xxhstars3.7k - Bring your favorite shell wherever you go through the SSH. Open-Source Software Freeware

Frameworks For Hybrid Applications

  • AppJS - Lightweight JavaScript UI library for creating mobile webapps that behave like native apps. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • create-dmgstars3.7k - Create a good-looking DMG for your macOS app in seconds. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Electrinostars4.3k - Desktop runtime for apps built on web technologies, using the system's own web browser engine. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Electron - Build cross platform desktop application with JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ionic - Build amazing native and progressive web apps with Angular and open web technologies. One app running on everything. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • MacGap - Provides a lightweight JavaScript API for OS X integration, such as displaying native notifications or writing data to a file. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • nw.js - 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 Freeware
  • Qt - Cross-platform application framework.
  • React Native for Ubuntustars957 - Build Ubuntu desktop apps using React Native. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • React Native macOSstars11.3k - Build OS X desktop apps using React Native and Cocoa. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • react-desktop - React UI Components for macOS Sierra. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ReactXP - Microsoft official production, support platform Web, iOS, Android and Windows UWP is still an ongoing work. Open-Source Software Freeware

Version Control

  • Cornerstone - Powerful version control with a gorgeous interface.
  • Fork - Fast and friendly Git client for Mac.
  • Git Cola - Powerful, Fast, Lightweight and Friendly Git GUI. For those caffeine adicting users. Open-Source Software
  • Gitbarstars343 - Open-source,display GitHub contribution statistics on your menu bar. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • GitFinder - Fast and lightweight Git client for Mac with Finder integration. Freeware
  • Gitfox - Commit faster, improve your code quality with superior diffs - and look good doing it. App Store
  • GitHub Desktop - The official GitHub GUI. Freeware Open-Source Software
  • GitKraken - The most popular Git GUI for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • GitUp - A simple & powerful Git client。Open-Source Software Freeware
  • GitX-dev - Fork of Pieter'sstars1.8k nice git GUI for OS X. Includes branch/tag sidebar and various fixes. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Hub - Command-line wrapper for Git that makes you better at GitHub. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • OhMyStar - Beautiful and efficient way to manage, explore and share your GitHub Stars. Freeware App Store
  • SmartGit - Git client with support.
  • SourceTree - Free Git & Mercurial client for Windows or Mac. Freeware
  • Sublime Merge - Git client, from the makers of Sublime Text.
  • Tower2 - The most powerful Git client for Mac and Windows.
  • Vershd - The free for personal use effortless Git GUI, for Windows, Mac, & Linux. Freeware
  • Versions - Mac Subversion (SVN) Client.


  • Docker - Powerful, performs operating-system-level virtualization. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • Multipass - Ubuntu VMs on demand for any workstation. Open-Source Software
  • Parallels - Powerful, easy-to-use VM. No free upgrade for each new Mac OS.
  • QEMU - A free and open-source emulator and virtualizer that can perform hardware virtualization. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • UTM - UTM is an easy-to-use GUI for QEMU and can run ARM64, x64 and other VMs on M1 Macs. Open-Source Software
  • Vagrant - Tool for building and distributing development environments. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • Veertu - The lightest VM on Mac. Responsive, sandboxed & native way to run VM on your Mac. Freeware
  • Virtual Box - Powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product. Freeware
  • VMware Fusion - Powerful, commercial VM developed by VMware.


  • Apache Directory Studio - LDAP browser and Active Directory client. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Azure Data Studio - Cross-platform database tool for using on Microsoft family on-premises and cloud data platforms such as MSSQL Server Freeware
  • Another Redis Desktop Managerstars22.1k - A faster, better and more stable redis desktop manager.Open-Source SoftwareFreeware
  • Base 2 - Application for creating, designing, editing and browsing SQLite 3 database files.
  • Beekeeper Studio - Smooth SQL editor and database manager Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Bdashstars1.4k - Modern SQL client application, supports MySQL, PostgreSQL (Redshift) and BigQuery.Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Chrome MySQL Adminstars137 - Powerful Chrome app to manage your MySQL. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Core Data Editorstars2.1k - Core Data Editor lets you easily view, edit and analyze applications‘ data. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • DB Browser for SQLite - Official home of the DB Browser for SQLite. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • DBeaver - Universal SQL Client.
  • ElectroCRUD - Modern MySQL CRUD application. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • FastoNoSQL - Cross-platform GUI client for Redis, Memcached, SSDB, LevelDB, RocksDB, UnQLite, LMDB, ForestDB, Pika and Dynomite key-value databases. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • FastoRedis - Cross-platform professional GUI management tool for Redis. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • JackDB - Secure, collaborative environment for your queries and data-driven insights. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Keylord - Desktop GUI client for Redis, Bolt, LevelDB and Memcached key-value databases.
  • MDB Explorer - MDB tool to open, read, export your MDB files to other formats and databases.
  • Medis - GUI Manager for Redis. Open-Source Software
  • Mingo - Easy to use MongoDB GUI with mind-blowing features.
  • Mongo Management Studio - Simple MongoDB GUI.
  • - The easiest way to get started with mongoDB on the Mac. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • MongoDB - MongoDB is a document database with the scalability and flexibility that you want with the querying and indexing that you need. Open-Source Software Freeware Awesome List
  • MySQL Workbench - The official MySQL GUI.
  • Navicat Data Modeler - Powerful and cost-effective database design tool which helps you build high-quality conceptual, logical and physical data models. App Store
  • neo4j - The leading graph database! Open-Source Software Freeware
  • pgModeler - pgModeler is an open source data modeling tool designed for PostgreSQL. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • - The easiest way to get started with PostgreSQL on the Mac. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Postico - Modern PostgreSQL client for Mac.
  • PSequel - PostgreSQL GUI tool for Mac OS X. Freeware
  • RedisClientstars140 - Redis client application on mac, windows and linux. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • RedisDesktopManager - Cross-platform GUI management tool for Redis. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Sequel Pro - MySQL database management for Mac OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Sequel Acestars4.8k - The maintained "sequel" to the longtime macOS tool Sequel Pro. Open-Source Software
  • SQLight - SQLite database manager tool. Freeware
  • SQLPro Studio - Simple, powerful database manager for macOS.
  • Tableau Public - Free data-visualization software. Freeware
  • TablePlus - Supports: PostgreSQL, MySQL, RedShift, MariaDB... High-end security ensured. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • redis-prostars556 - Small, easy to use Redis management, written with SwiftUI, support Dark mode. Open-Source Software Freeware

Design and Product

Design Tools

  • Acorn - Great Mac OS X picture and photo editor, built for humans.
  • Affinity Designer - Professional graphic design software for Mac.
  • Affinity Photo - Professional image editing software for Mac.
  • Alchemy - Experimental, open-source drawing application with an emphasis on creating conceptual art. Open-Source Software
  • Amadine - A vector drawing app that has everything a graphic designer needs wrapped in an uncluttered and intuitive interface.
  • Art Text 3 - This is graphic design software specifically tuned for lettering, typography, text mockups and various artistic text effects.
  • Blender - Free and open 3D creation software. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Colorpicker - Colorpicker is a complete open-source colors manipulation tool with picking! Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Figma - The collaborative interface design tool, for vector graphics and UI prototyping. Freeware
  • FontForge - Free, open-source font editor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program. Open-Source Software
  • Gravit Designer - Full featured free vector design app right at your fingertips. Freeware App Store
  • inklet - Turn your Mac trackpad into drawing board.
  • Inkscape - Professional vector graphics editor. Open-Source Software
  • Krita - Open-source digital painting software for concept artists, digital painters, and illustrators. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • macSVG - Designing HTML5 SVG art and animation. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • MagicaVoxel - Free, lightweight 8-bit voxel editor and interactive path tracing renderer.
  • MakeHuman - Powerful and free 3D human modeler. Freeware
  • Monodraw - Powerful ASCII art editor designed for the Mac. App Store
  • Nik Collection - Nik Collection by DxO.
  • Paintbrush - Bitmap image editor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Pencil2D - A easy, intuitive tool to make 2D hand-drawn animations. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Pixel Perfect - Tool to overlay design images over implementation and make it pixel perfect. App Store Freeware
  • Pixelmator - Full-featured image editor for Mac.
  • Principle - Application for designing animated and interactive user interfaces.
  • ScreenToLayersstars114 - Easily export your screen into a layered PSD file. Open-Source Software Freeware App Store
  • Sculptris - 3D sculpting software. Freeware
  • Sketch - Professional digital design for mac.
  • SketchBook - Drawing software for concept design, comic art, and digital sketching. Freeware
  • Sparkle - Pro visual web design.
  • System Color Pickerstars685 - The macOS color picker as an app with more features. [Open-Source Software] Freeware App Store
  • Tayasui Sketches - Professional drawing software.
  • Vectornator: Design Software - The Most Intuitive and Precise Illustration Software in the Galaxy. App Store
  • Vectr - Free graphics editor used to create vector graphics easily and intuitively. Freeware

Prototyping and Mind-Mapping Tools

  • Adobe XD (Experience Design) - First all-in-one cross-platform tool for designing and prototyping websites and mobile apps.
  • Axure RP 8 - Prototypes, specifications and diagrams in one tool.
  • Balsamiq Mockups - Wire-framing tool that helps you work faster and smarter.
  • Flinto - Quickly create interactive prototypes of mobile, desktop, or web apps.
  • Framer - Tool for interactive prototyping.
  • Justinmind - Prototyping platform for web and mobile apps.
  • Kite - Powerful animation and prototyping application for Mac & iOS.
  • Lighten - The best way to clarify thinking, boost productivity, brainstorm, and visualize concepts.
  • Loremify - Great Lorem ipsum generator.FreewareApp Store
  • Marvel - Simple design, prototyping and collaboration.Freeware
  • MindNode - Mind-mapping software with an emphasis on simplicity and ease-of-use.
  • MockFlow - Online prototyping suite for web-design and usability testing.
  • Mockplus - Prototype faster, smarter and easier.
  • OmniGraffle - Diagramming and graphic design for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
  • Origami Studio - Tool for designing modern interfaces, built and used by designers at Facebook.
  • pencil - Free, open-source tool for making diagrams and GUI prototyping. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ProtoPie - Create the most advanced prototypes as easy as Pie.
  • Scapple - Practical mind-mapping software with free whiteboard-like layout.
  • SimpleMind - The world leader in cross platform Mind Mapping tools.
  • WriteMapper - Get from idea to final draft in no time.
  • XMind - The most popular mind-mapping tool on the planet.
  • Simple Diagrams - A desktop app for creating hand-drawn-like, fast, clear sketches of problems, processes, workflows, ideas and more!
  • yGraph Editor - High quality diagrams made easy.

Screencapturing Software

  • CleanShot - Discover a superior way to capture your Mac's screen.
  • CloudApp - Work at the speed of sight. Freeware
  • Flameshotstars18.5k - Powerful yet simple to use screenshot software. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Gifox - Gif Recording and Sharing. App Store
  • Kap - Open-source screen-recorder built with web technology. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • KeyCastrstars8.9k - KeyCastr, an open-source keystroke visualizer. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Kyapcharstars56 - Simple screen and microphone audio recorder for Mac. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Licecap - Record your screen and export to GIF. You can change the recording area anytime during recording. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Lightshot - The fastest way to take a customizable screenshot. Freeware
  • Monosnap - Make screenshots. Draw on it. Shoot video and share your files. It's fast, easy and free. Freeware App Store
  • ScreenShot PSD - Capture the screen as a layered PSD for easy editing. Freeware App Store
  • Shottr - Screen capture application with features like Scrolling capture, OCR and markup. Freeware
  • Skitch - Screen capture application with a powerful annotation capabilities. Freeware
  • Snip - Application for sharing captured images on QQ Mail. Freeware
  • Snipaste - Simple but powerful snipping tool. Freeware
  • Teampaper Snap - Let your screenshots speak up. Freeware App Store
  • Xnip - Handy Screenshot App. App Store Freeware
  • Dropbox - Dropbox app offers easy screenshot capturing and sharing Freeware

Other Tools

  • APNGbstars260 - PNG image assembler/disassembler app. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Assetizr - Resizing images and optimising them for web and mobile applications. Freeware App Store
  • Couleurs - Simple app for grabbing and tweaking the colors you see on your screen. Freeware
  • Eagle App - Simple and intuitive file manager with tag and annotaion for all your design files. Supports all major source, image, RAW, video, 3D, audio, font, and office files.
  • ExifCleaner - Remove exif metadata from images and videos with drag and drop. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Frank DeLoupe - Color-picking tool, supports Retina.
  • HEIC Converter - Convert HEIC images to JPEG or PNG. Freeware App Store
  • Iconset - Free, cross-platform and fast SVG icon organizer and manager for Mac and Windows.
  • Iconjar - Icon management tool to organize or search your icons.
  • IconKit - App icon generator. App Store
  • Image2icon - Create and personalize icons from your pictures. Freeware
  • ImageAlpha - Compress images with PNG format and remove transparency. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ImageOptim - Compress images and remove EXIF information. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • iPic - Easily upload images with Markdown supported. Freeware App Store
  • JPEGmini - Reduce image size by up to 80%, without compromising quality. App Store Freeware
  • Mark Man - Measure & Spec Fast.
  • Nucleo - Icon manager. Import, export, customize and convert icon libraries.
  • Preset Brewery - Tool to convert Lightroom presets to Adobe Camera Raw.
  • Resize Master - Batch resize and watermark your images fast and easy. App Store
  • RightFont - Preview, sync, install and manage fonts on Mac, Dropbox or Google Drive.
  • Sip - The best way to collect, organize & share your colors.
  • Snagit - Simple, Powerful Screen Capture Software and Screen Recorder.
  • Spectrum - Easily and intuitively creating beautiful color schemes. App Store
  • svgus - Organize, clean and transform your SVGs. App Store
  • TinyPNG4Macstars3.2k - Open-source tool to compress images. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Tropy - Research Photo Management. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • PicGostars17.9k - Support for common cdn image hosting tool. Open-Source Software
  • AppIconBuilder - Export icons for multi-platformApp Store
  • uPicstars2.8k - macOS native app, powerful terse image hosting client. Open-Source Software Freeware


Collaboration and Team Tools

  • Adium - Free instant messaging application for Mac OS X. Connect to AIM, MSN, SMPP, Yahoo and more. Freeware
  • Caprinestars6.4k - Third-party privacy-focused Facebook Messenger app. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • DingTalk - Free, powerful and professional office tool used by over 5 million enterprises and organizations globally. Freeware
  • Discord - All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that's free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone.
  • Franz - Electron based, multi-protocol wrapper for web-based chat. One application, 23 messenger services. Freeware
  • Gitter - Instant messaging and chat room system for developers as well as GitHub users. Developer friendly with Markdown syntax support.
  • Keybase - Secure groups, files, and chat for everyone! Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Krisp - An AI-powered noise cancelling app that mutes background noise during calls.
  • Lark - The Next-Gen Collaboration Suite. All your chats, meetings, calendars, docs, and emails in one place. Freeware
  • LimeChat - Open-source IRC client for Mac OS X. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Messenger For Mac - Third-party Facebook messenger for Mac. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Muzzle - A simple mac app to silence embarrassing notifications while screensharing.
  • BlurScreen App - Blur sensitive data instantly anywhere on screen, while recording or screen sharing. No post editing required.
  • Rambox - Messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Element - Create, share communicate. Chat and call securely. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Presentify - A mac app to draw on your screen while on calls, highlight your cursor, and more. App Store
  • Signal Desktop - Fast, simple, secure. Privacy that fits in your pocket. Open-Source Software
  • Skype - Cross-platform application that provides video chat and voice call services. Users can exchange images, text, video and any other digital documents.
  • Shift - De-clutter your desktop workspace and streamline your accounts, apps, and workflows.
  • Slack - Awesome tool for team collaboration and communication. Freeware
  • Stack - Open, organize and use multiple web apps on a single screen. Stack your apps by categories or projects.
  • Teambition - 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
  • Telegram - Messaging app with a focus on speed and security. Open-Source Software App Store
  • Textual - Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client. Open-Source Software
  • Wavebox - A revolutionary and feature-rich Chromium browser that's built for productive working across Google Workspaces, Microsoft Teams, ClickUp, Monday, Atlassian, Asana, AirTable, Slack, and every other web app you use to get work done.
  • WeChat - Official WeChat app for Mac. Freeware App Store
  • WeeChat - The extensible command-line chat client. Freeware
  • WhatsApp Desktop - Available in the Mac App Store, Whatsapp for Desktop. App Store

Email Clients

  • Airmail - Fast email client. For both Mac OS and iOS.
  • ElectronMailstars1.2k - An Electron-based unofficial desktop client for ProtonMail. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Foxmail - Fast email client. Freeware
  • MailTags - Use tags to organize email and schedule.
  • Mailspring - A beautiful, fast, and fully open source mail client. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • N1 - Extensible, open-source mail app, free for developers and $7/month for Pro. Open-Source Software
  • Nylas Mail - Extensible desktop mail app built on the modern web. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Polymail - Simple, beautiful and powerful email client. Freeware
  • Postbox - Powerful, simple and beautiful email client, need to pay for a license.
  • Spark - Fast email client. For both Mac OS and iOS.Freeware
  • ThunderBird - Software that makes email easier. Freeware
  • Tutanota - Encrypted email focused on security and privacy. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Edison Mail - A customisable, simple, and beautiful email client. Freeware
  • Skiff Mail - Encrypted & Decentralized Email -- available on web, iOS/Android, and macOS. Freeware Open-Source Software

File Sharing

  • Cyberduck - Free FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Backblaze B2, Azure and OpenStack Swift browser. Freeware
  • Flow - Award-winning, beautiful, fast, and reliable FTP + SFTP client.
  • Transmit - Highly flexible and intuitive FTP client, supports SFTP, S3 and iDisk/WebDAV.

Data Recovery Tools

  • Data Rescue - Comprehensive and professional data recovery tool for most cases.
  • DiskWarrior - The world’s most advanced repair and recovery tool for Mac.
  • R-Studio for Mac - Powerful tool for recovering data on disks, even if their partitions are formatted, damaged or deleted.
  • SuperDuper! - Painless fully bootable disk backups.

Audio and Video Tools

  • Adapter - Free audio, video and image conversion software. Freeware
  • Aegisub - 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 Freeware
  • Audio Profile Manager - Allows you to pin input/output devices for each particular combination of connected devices. May suppress HDMI displays from being chosen. App Store
  • Ardour - Cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing. Open-Source Software
  • Audacity - Free, open-source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing. Open-Source Software