This page lists some useful Mac OS X applications. The one which are not stated as commercial are freeware, shareware or could be used for free but with limitations such as features or time.


  • FOSS stands for Free and open-source software.

Apps for Generals

  • Alfred (Free, Previous version of Alfred 2) - a keyboard-driven productivity application, helping you launch apps and search your local computer as well as the web with great speed. link
  • Alfred 2 - (Free, new version of Alfred) Alfred saves you time when you search for files online or on your Mac. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your fingertips. link
  • AppCleaner (Free) - is a small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps. - link
  • Audacity - free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.
  • DaisyDisk (Paid or Limited) - is an app with which you can see what's on your Mac and recover disk space every time you need it; it shows your files and folders as a visual interactive map. - link
  • FreeMind - a premier free mind-mapping? software written in Java. And it's open source.
  • GIMP - a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
  • LibreOffice - a free and open source office suite
  • SizeUp - allows you to quickly resize and position your windows on one or more monitors with keyboard shortcuts or a handy menu bar icon. - link
  • Skitch - is an app with which you can take screenshots and perform simple decoration to them. - link
  • Spotify - you can listen to music for free, but sometimes advertising will be played between tracks.
  • Vienna - a free and Open Source RSS?/Atom news-reader application.
  • VLC - an video player.
  • XMind - a free and open source mind mapping and brainstorming software, like FreeMind.

Apps for Developers

  • Android Studio - an IDE for developing Android apps. Built on JetBrains?’ IntelliJ IDEA platform.
  • AppCode - an replacement for Xcode. You could use it for up-to 30-minutes at each time of launching it. Built on JetBrains?’ IntelliJ IDEA platform.
  • Beyond Compare - a data comparison utility. Commercial, but it allows 30 days of actual use before the registration.
  • Genymotion - Android emulator. Detail: GenymotionEmulator
  • Gitbox - a convenient GUI client of Git. You can use it to access one Git repository before registration.
  • Graphviz - an open source graph visualization software.
  • HexMiner - a hex editor.
  • Homebrew - The missing package manager for Mac OS X with which you can easily install software like GNU utilities. (NOTES: Konca prefers Homebrew to MacPorts.) link
  • IDA - a popular software disassembler tool for ReverseEngineering?. (Commercial, free trial)
  • iTerm 2 - is a terminal emulator for Mac OS X that does amazing things. link
  • Hopper Disassembler - a reverse engineering tool for OS X and Linux. (Commercial, free trial)
  • JD-GUI - JD-GUI is a standalone graphical utility that displays Java source codes of “.class” files.
  • MacVim - is a port of the text editor Vim to Mac OS X that is meant to look better and integrate more seamlessly with the Mac than the older Carbon port of Vim. - link
  • PyCharm - an IDE for Python. Built on JetBrains?’ IntelliJ IDEA platform.
  • Snippets 2 - code snippets management.
  • SourceTree - A free Git & Mercurial client for Windows or Mac. link
  • Sublime Text - a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
  • TextMate - a text editor.
  • TextWrangler - a text editor.
  • Tunnelblick - VPN client.
  • VirtualBox - a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product.
  • Visual Paradigm - a software design tool tailored for agile software projects. It supports UML, BPMN, ERD, DFD, SysML.
  • Wireshark - a network protocol analyzer for Unix and Windows.
  • Wine - a free and open source compatibility layer software application that aims to allow applications designed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems.
  • Xcode - an IDE containing a suite of software development tools developed by Apple for developing software for OS X and iOS.


See also

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