Best macOS GUI Apps

Unless otherwise stated, all apps are FREE.

Categories

Terminals

  • Alacritty - Cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator.

Interface

  • Bartender3 ($15) - Organize your menu bar apps.
  • Contexts ($10) - Radically simpler & faster window switcher.
  • KeyCastr - Open-source keystroke visualizer.

Development

  • Beyond Compare ($60) - Intelligent comparison for files and folders.
  • Dash ($25) - Instant offline access to 200+ API documentation sets.
  • Docker - Develop Dockerized apps on a Mac.

Productivity

  • Clipy (supersedes ClipMenu) - Clipboard extension app.
  • CheatSheet - Hold the ⌘-Key to see shortcuts of the current application.
  • Flux - Makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day.
  • Karabiner Elements - Powerful and stable keyboard customizer.
  • Marked 2 ($14) - Previewer for Markdown files.
  • Skim - PDF reader and note-taker.

Text Editors

  • Atom - Hackable text editor for the 21st century.
  • iA Writer ($20) - Removes distractions. Giving you a calm, focused, writing space.
  • Typora - A truly minimal markdown editor.
  • Veonim - Simple modal IDE built on neovim
  • Visual Studio Code - Free & cross-platform code editing redefined.

Image Editors

  • Draw.io - Diagrams for everyone, everywhere.
  • GIMP - Free & open source image editor.
  • Pixelmator ($30) - Powerful, full-featured image editor for Mac.

Media Recorders

  • Audacity - Cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.
  • LICEcap - Simple animated screen captures.

Media Miscellaneous

  • ColorDial - Rich and powerful, open-source color wheel/picker.
  • Handbrake - Convert video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
  • ImageOptim - Saves disk space & bandwidth by compressing images without losing quality.
  • Monosnap - Make screenshots, draw on it, shoot video and share your files.
Last Updated: 12/26/2018, 11:38:46 PM