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Editors and IDE
applications to edit text, suggest open source editors
- Brackets - A modern, open source text editor that understands web design by Adobe.
- Visual Studio Code - Microsoft's free & open source editor, TypeScript friendly.
- Emacs - A popular text editor used mainly on Unix-based systems by programmers, scientists, engineers, students, and system administrators.
- TextMate - A editor brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors.
- BBEdit - A doesn’t suck editor.
- A highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient.
- vim-plug - A minimalist Vim plugin manager.
- vim-web - Based on WebVim, Vim for front-end developers (docs are in Chinese).
- Neovim - Vim-fork focused on extensibility and agility.
- Spacevim - The use of imitation Spacemacs way。
- Spf13 - A set of comprehensive configuration items。
- Vimr - Refined Vim Experience for OS X.
- HBuilder - An IDE for web development (Support HTML5), built by DCloud. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- IntelliJ IDEA - A powerful Java IDE. ( Free for Students)
- Coda2 - A fast, clean, and powerful text editor.
- Deco IDE - The best IDE for building React Native apps.
- Xamarin Studio - Free cross platform C# IDE. Xamarin Studio supports iOS, Android and .Net development
- WeFlow - A development tools for front-end workflows based ontmt-workflow. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- Koala - A GUI application for Less, Sass, Compass and CoffeeScript compilation.
- Hosts.prefpane - A system preference pane to manage your hosts file.
- Gas Mask - A simple hosts file manager for Mac OS X.
- DiffMerge - An application to visually compare and merge files.
- 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.
- Kaleidoscope - A powerful compare tool for text, images and folders. It works perfectly with git, svn or other version control tools.
- Fanvas - Convert swf to animation of html canvas. ( Missing English Docs )
- EnvPane - An OS X preference pane for environment variables.
- Dash - Awesome API documentation browser and code snippet manager.
- Dlite - The simplest way to use Docker on OS X.
- SnippetsLab - Easy-to-use code snippets manager.
- StarUML - Powerful UML app.
- Vagrant Manager - Manage local services.
- zeplin - Collaboration tool between designers and developers.
- SecureCRT - A terminal emulation which supports SSH, Telnet or other protocols.
- Finicky - An application that allows you to set up rules that decide which browser is opened for every link that would open the default browser.
Editor of regular expression
- Patterns - Editor of regular expression.
- Reginald - Regular Expression test application, using RegexKitLite .
- Regex - It might be the prettiest app for testing regular expressions.
- Reggy - Editor of regular expression.
- RegExRX - Development tool for regular express.
- Charles - A proxy tool which supports checking all the requests with http or https protocol.
- Insomnia 3.0 - A beautiful HTTP testing tool.
- Cocoa Rest Client - Test HTTP/RESET endpoints and it's more beautiful than PostMan.
- Paw - An advanced HTTP client.
- Cellist - HTTP debugging proxy for OS X.
- Integrity - Find out all the invalid links.
- Postman - Postman, help us test API quickly.
Command Line Tools
- iTerm2 - iTerm2 is a terminal emulator for OS X that does amazing thing.
- tmux tmux is a "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.
- HyperTerm - Beautiful, extensible terminal built on open web standards.
- cool-retro-term - A good looking terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display.
- Oh my zsh - It comes bundled with a ton of helpful functions, helpers, plugins, themes, and a few things that make you shout.
- Glances - Glances is a cross-platform curses-based system monitoring tool.
- Cakebrew - Client of Homebrew . You have the GUI to install, check or remove app, no commander needed.
- Black Screen - A terminal emulator for the 21st century.
- Fish Shell - A smart and user-friendly terminal, which is similar with zsh
- oh-my-fish - Alternative to oh-my-zsh，on fishShell framework
- bash-it - Shameless ripoff of oh-my-zsh for bash.
- color-retro-term - A the end of style restoring ancient ways, very cool。
- hyperterm - A terminal based on Node development software, pretend bility is very high。
- Git - The Version Control Tool, Official website provides dozens of GUI clients for Mac.
- SVN - The Version Control Tool.
- Gitbar - Open Source，display Github contribution statistics on your menu bar.
- GitHub Desktop - Github official GUI.
- Oh My Star - The best way to organize your Github Stars.
- GitUp - A simple and powerful git client.
- Hub -Hub is a command-line wrapper for git that makes you better at GitHub.
- SourceTree - A free Git & Mercurial client for Windows or Mac.
- Tower2 - The most powerful Git client for Mac and Windows.
- Versions - Mac Subversion Client (SVN).
- Cornerstone - Best Mac SVN Client.
Version control system
- GitLab open source git repo management software.
- Coding.net - A one-stop cloud platform for developers, free for repository hosting, project collaboration, code quality assurance and Page service.
- phabricator Open software engineering platform and fun adventure game.
- Gogs - Gogs (Go Git Service) is a painless self-hosted Git service.
- Gerrit Code Review for Git.
- Github Lot code hosting, project management, presentation deployment, look, you can visit to making now。
- Sequel Pro - MySQL database management for Mac OS X.
- MySQL Workbench - MySQL Official GUI.
- Postico - A Modern PostgreSQL Client for the Mac.
- ElectroCRUD - Modern MySQL CRUD Application.
- Base 2 - Base is an application for creating, designing, editing and browsing SQLite 3 database files.
- Postgres.app - The easiest way to get started with PostgreSQL on the Mac.
- PSequel - PostgreSQL GUI tool for Mac OS X.
- Robomongo - Native and cross-platform MongoDB management tool (Admin UI).
- MongoBooster - Shell-centric and cross-platform GUI tool for MongoDB. It provides update-in-place, fluent query builder, ES6 syntax support and True IntelliSense experience.
- Mongo Management Studio - The simple MongoDB GUI.
- MongoChef - The GUI for MongoDB.
- Chrome MySQL Admin - This is a powerful Chrome app to manage your MySQL.
- JackDB - Direct SQL access to all your data, no matter where it lives.
- Medis - GUI Manager for Redis.
- MDB Explorer - MDB tool to open, read, export your MDB files to other formats and databases.
Design and Product
- Acorn - A 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.
- Blender - Free and open 3D creation software.
- Pixelmator - Full-featured image editor for Mac.
- Professional Digital Design for Mac.
- Sketch Toolbox - A super simple plugin manager for Sketch.
- inklet - Turn your Mac trackpad into drawing board.
- Monodraw - Powerful ASCII art editor designed for the Mac.
- SketchBook - Drawing software for concept design, comic art, and digital sketching.
- Tayasui Sketches - Professional drawing software.
- Krita - Open Source software for Concept Artists, Digital Painters, and Illustrators.
- Justinmind - Prototyping platform for web and mobile apps.
- MockFlow - Online prototyping suite for web design and usability testing.
- Axure RP 8 - Prototypes, Specifications, and Diagrams in One Tool.
- Mockplus - Prototype faster, smarter and easier.
- OmniGraffle - OmniGraffle - diagramming and graphic design for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
- XMind - The Most Popular Mind Mapping Tool on The Planet.
- Scapple - A practical mind mapping software.
- Framer - Tools for interactive prototyping.
- TinyPNG4Mac - Open source tool to compress image.
- Image2icon - Create and personalize icons from your pictures.
- ImageAlpha - Compress image with PNG format and remove the useless transparent.
- ImageOptim - Compress image and remove EXIF information.
- Sip - The best way to collect, organize & share your colors.
- Frank DeLoupe - Color-picking tool, support Retina.
- ColorSchemer - A professional color matching application for your Mac.
- IconKit - App icon generator.
- Snagit - All-in-one screenshot app. Supports scrolling capture, panoramic capture, even video and audio capture.
- LICEcap - Record the screen and export to GIF. You can change the recording area anytime during recording.
- GIPHY Capture - Capture and share screen with GIF.
- Skitch - Screen shot with a powerful annotation capabilities.
- 截图(Jietu) - Screenshot with a powerful annotation capabilities, by Tencent. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- Snip - Efficient tool for screenshot. Supports scrolling windows capture. By Tencent.
- iPic - Upload image and share link. ( Missing English UI and Docs . Alternative of imgur)
- Iconjar - Icon management tool to organize or search your icons.
- RightFont - Preview, sync, install and manage fonts on Mac, Dropbox or Google Drive.
- Solarized - clean and beautiful color theme. Work well with iTerm, JetBrains products, Vim etc.
- Parallels - Powerful and easy-to-use VM. No free upgrade for each new Mac OS.
- Virtual Box - A powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product.
- VMWare Fusion - A powerful commercial VM developed by VMware.
- Veertu - The lightest VM on Mac. Responsive, Sandboxed & Native way to run VM on your Mac.
Team communication and collaboration tools recommendation
- Franz - A Electron based multi protocol wrapper for web-based chat client. One application, 23 messenger services.
- QQ - Official QQ app for Mac. ( Missing English Docs )
- WeChat - Official WeChat app for Mac.
- Electronic WeChat - An open source WeChat client, build withElectron.
- Skype - A cross-platform application that provides video chat and voice call services. Users can exchange images, text, video and any other digital documents.
- WeiboX - A third-party Weibo client for Mac OS. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- 御飯 - A third-party FanFou client for Mac OS. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- ChitChat - Unofficial WhatsApp.
- Telegram - A new era of messaging.
- Messenger For Mac - A third-party Facebook messenger for Mac.
- Adium - A free instant messaging application for Mac OS X, connecting to AIM, MSN, SMPP, Yahoo and more.
- Textual - Textual is the world's most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on OS X.
- Gitter - An instant messaging and chat room system for developers as well as GitHub users. Developer friendly with Markdown syntax support.
- 简聊 - A communication tool for enterprise. You can build your own service with its open source version. ( Missing English Docs )
- 钉钉 - A free office communication platform for enterprise. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- LimeChat - An open source IRC client for Mac OS X.
- Slack - Awesome tool for team collaboration and communication.
- 零信 - Work anywhere at anytime. Cross platform. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- 今目标 - An internet work platform for small-medium sized enterprises. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- BearyChat - Team collaboration and communication tool for internet team. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- Bitpost - A private decentralized messaging system. Instead of connecting to centralized servers(like Facebook, Gmail etc) or federated servers(like email, IRC, Jabber), it uses P2P protocol to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers.
- Teambition - A team collaboration tool, including many features like task plan, schedule, file sharing, instant discussion and everything you need when collaborating with other team members.
- WeeChat - The extensible command-line chat client.
- Airmail - A fast email client. For both Mac OS and iOS.
- MailTags - Use tags to organize email and schedule
- N1 - An extensible, open source mail app, free for developers and $7/month for Pro.
- Postbox - A powerful, simple and beautiful email client, need to pay for a license.
- Polymail - Simple, beautiful and powerful email client.
- CloudMagic Email - An excellent email client with concise interface.
- DiskWarrior -The world’s most advanced repair and recovery tool for Mac.
- Data Rescue - A comprehensive and professional data recovery tool for most cases.
Audio and Video
- VOX Player - #1 high-definition audio player for Mac and iPhone. Music just sounds better!
- Sonora - A minimal, beautifully designed music player.
- Audacity - A free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.
- Audio Hijack - Record any application's audio, including VoIP calls from Skype, web streams from Safari, and much more.
- Stringed 2 - The perfect tool for every musician.
- Mixxx - The most advanced free DJ software.
- Cog - A free open source audio player.
- VLC - A free and open source cross-platform multimedia player as well as framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
- XLD - A tool to decode/convert/play various 'lossless' audio files.
- HandBrake - A tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
- MPlayerX - A simple, powerful, beautiful media player.
- ScreenFlow - Screencasting and video editing software.
- mpv - A free, open source, and cross-platform media player.
- ArcTime - A simple, powerful, efficient subtitle creation software. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- ( Retired, no longer supported
Let QuickTime play all the common formats of free plug-ins.
Reading and Writing
- Spillo - Powerful, beautiful and amazingly fast Pinboard client for OS X.
- iChm - An ebook reader for CHM (Microsoft Compiled HTML help) files.
- Chmox - Read CHM documents on your Mac.
- Kindle App - Amazon official reading app of kindle.
- Feeds 2 - Keep tabs on your favorite website and RSS feeds from your Mac's menubar.
- ReadKit - Have all your reading in one place.
- Reeder 3 - A news reader for Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler and so on.
- Leaf - An amazing news reader dedicated to help you enjoy your daily news and easily manage your subscriptions.
- Vienna - An RSS/Atom reader for Mac OS X.
- Mou - A Markdown editor for developers, on Mac OS X.
- Marp - A Markdown presentation writer with cross-platform support.
- TextNut - A rich-format editor featuring Markdown export and Markdown syntax hint.
- MWeb - Pro Markdown writing, note taking and static blog generator App.
- Typora - A truly minimal Markdown editor featuring seamless live preview.
- MacDown - An open source Markdown editor for OS X.
- EME - Recently launched a Markdown editor, interface is like Chrome browser interface, very simple。
- Quiver - The Programmer's Notebook.
- 有道云笔记 - A note-taking app. It features multi-level notebook structure，Markdown syntax and iWork/Office preview. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- 为知笔记 - A note-taking app. It features multi-level notebook structure, multi tags, Markdown syntax and unlimited cloud storage space. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- Leanote - A note-taking app. Features Markdown syntax and blog export. ( Missing English Docs )
- Calibre - A 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.
- Sigil - A multi-platform EPUB ebook Editor.
- Transmit - A highly flexible and intuitive FTP client, supports SFTP, S3 and iDisk/WebDAV.
- Flow - An award-winning, beautiful, fast, and reliable FTP + SFTP client.
- Yummy FTP - Pro-level, fast, reliable FTP/S + SFTP + WebDAV/S file transfer app.
- Cyberduck - A libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Backblaze B2, Azure and OpenStack Swift browser.
- FileZilla - A free software, cross-platform FTP application. Supports FTP, SFTP and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS).
Frameworks for Hybrid App
Node.jsmodules directly from DOM and enables a new way of writing applications with all Web technologies.
- React Native Desktop - Build OS X desktop apps using React Native and Cocoa.
- aria2 - A lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility.
- JDownloader - A free, open-source download management tool with a huge community of developers that makes downloading as easy and fast as it should be.
- You-Get - A tiny command-line utility to download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the web.
Recommend some online storage with Mac client.
- Dropbox - A file hosting serviced that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud and collaborative edit.
- Baidu cloud - Baidu cloud official client. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- Tecent cloud - Tencent cloud client. ( Require Tencent Account, Missing English UI and Docs )
- Jianguo cloud - Jianguo cloud client. ( Not recommended )
- 115 - 115 cloud client. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- 360 - 360 cloud client. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- ownCloud Cloud storage.
- Mega - Free cloud service, offers 50GB free storage.
- QQ Input for Chinese - Produced by Tencent. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- Sogou Input for Chinese - Sogou input. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- Baidu Input for Chinese - Baidu input. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- Qingge Wubi Input - Wubi input produced for iOS and Mac. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- WBIM - Wubi input method.
- Rocket - Emoji input method.
- Emoticon Input - Emoticons icons or characters input method. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- RIME - Rime input method. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
Browsers on Mac OS
- Safari - Build-in browser of Mac OS.
- Firefox - Firefox.
- Opera - Opera.
- QQ Browser - QQ browser, produced by Tencent.
- 傲游云浏览器 - ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- Vivaldi - Vivaldi, new browser from Opera's developers.
(Or you could just use Mac OS built-in dictionary)
- iTranslate - Translate entire website instantly with its built-in browser or with iTranslate Safari extension into over 40 languages.
- YouDao Translate - ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- 海词词典 - ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- Eudic - ( Missing English UI and Docs )
Proxy and VPN Tools
- ShadowsocksX - A secure socks5 proxy, designed to protect your internet traffic.
- ShadowsocksX-NG - Next generation of ShadowsocksX.
- Lantern - Lantern is a free application that delivers fast, reliable and secure access to the open internet.
- 鱼摆摆 - An application for the access to open internet.
- Tunnelblick - A free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X.
- GoAgentX - An application for the access to open internet. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- Surge - Surge is a web developer tool and proxy utility for iOS 9.
- srocket - An application for the access to open internet. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- LoCoVPN - An application for the access to open internet. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- 二师兄VPN - An application that connects you to the VPN. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- GTX加速器 - An application that connects you to the VPN. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- GreenVPN - A powerful and fun tools that helps you to solve any network issues. (Mainly used for the access to open internet)
- 风驰VPN - An application that connects you to the VPN. ( Missing English UI and Docs )
- 开眼 - A Chrome plugin for the access to open internet.
- Alfred - An award-winning app for Mac OS X which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords, text expansion and more. Search your Mac and the web, and be more productive with custom actions to control your Mac.
- BetterZip 3 - An archive tool supports ZIP, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TXZ (new), 7-ZIP, RAR。
- Numi - A beautiful calculator app for Mac.
- Itsycal - A tiny calendar for your Mac's menu bar.
- BitBar - An app lets you put the output from any script or program right in your Mac OS X menu bar. Good commutity.
GTD (Getting Things Done)
- Todoist - A cross-platform todo list app.
- Fantastical - The calendar app you won't be able to live without.
- Things - A delightful and easy to use task manager. ( Award-winning App )
- OmniFocus - A nice GTD app, made by OmniGroups.
- 2Do - A nice todo app.
- Wunderlist - The easiest way to get stuff done.
- xScope - A powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, inspecting & testing on-screen graphics and layouts.
- Karabiner - A powerful and stable keyboard customizer for OS X.
- Keytty - A app to keep your hands on the keyboard. Move, click, scroll, drag and more with a few strokes.
- BetterTouchTool - A great, feature-packed app that allows you to configure many gestures for your Magic Mouse, Macbook Trackpad, Magic Trackpad and also Mouse Gestures for normal mice.
- Hammerspoon - A tool for powerful automation of OS X, programmable by Lua scripting engine.
- ShiftIt - Managing window size and position in OSX.
- Moom - Allows you to easily move and zoom windows, or to another display—using either the mouse or the keyboard.
- Divvy - Window management at its finest with its amazing Divvy Grid system.
- Slate - A window management application similar to Divvy and SizeUp (except better and free!). ( Needs config file )
- SizeUp - Powerful, keyboard-centric window management.
- Spectacle - Move and resize windows with simple and customizable keyboard shortcuts.
- Amethyst - A tiling window manager.
- Password Management
Nice to have
- CheatSheet - An application to show the current short cuts.
- KeyCastr - An open-source keystroke visualizer.
- f.lux - An application makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day.
- AppCleaner - A small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps.
- iStats - iStats is a command-line tool that allows you to easily grab the CPU temperature, fan speeds and battery information on OS X.
- Monity - A system monitoring widget for OS X.
- SSH Tunnel - An application to manage your SSH.
- Mounty - A tiny tool to re-mount write-protected NTFS volumes under Mac OS X 10.9+ in read-write mode.
- Tuxera NTFS - Full read-write compatibility with NTFS-formatted drives on a Mac.
- gfxCardStatus - An unobtrusive menu bar app for OS X that allows MacBook Pro users to see which apps are affecting their battery life by using the more power-hungry graphics.
- DaisyDisk - An app gives you a great overview of all connected disks. It also make more spaces for you by cleaning up your disk.
- iStat Menu - An advanced Mac system monitor on the menubar.
- HTML5 Player - An HTML 5 video player. Keep your mac from "burning".
- InsomniaX - Disable either lid and/or idle sleep (so you can play music with your lid closed, for example).
- Caffeine - An app that doesn't let your mac to fall asleep.
- openEmu - A great simulator of console. (e.g. Sony PSP, GameBoy, NDS and so on)
- WWDC - The Mac OS unofficial WWDC app.
- TeamViewer - A proprietary computer software package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers.
Third Party App Markets
- If you came across some websites offering pirate software or cracks, please postHERE. We love apps, authentic only :)
Here are some of the major software to download the site, there are a number of OSX Mac software to share the site
- Homebrew - If you are familiar with Terminal, feel free to get it here.
- MacUpdate Desktop - Change the way you install and update apps with the all new.
- Homebrew-cask - Homebrew Cask extends Homebrew and brings its elegance, simplicity, and speed to Mac OS applications and large binaries alike. Again, if you are familiar with Terminal.
Third party application market APP black list, there is the spread of pirated software and download, refused to start from me, welcome everyone to monitor them And adults.
腾讯电脑管家- 电脑管家for Mac 带应用市场。
迅雷Thunder Store- 迅雷Thunder for Mac 带应用市场。
Mac App Download Sites
Here are some of the major software to download the site, there are a number of OSX Mac software to share the site.
Genuine / Introduction
- Slant - I personally recommend this. This is a platform where you could compare apps side-by-side. You might get an idea by other users who may struggle just like you. Contribute if you know something.
- Also a very nice community. If you are looking for some alternative apps FROM
Windows or other platform,
else ifyou want some alternative apps FOR Windows platform, check this site.
- Other sites like MacStories , LifeHacker , ProductHunt is somewhere else you could go for.
- Also, Quora , Reddit , you know the drill.
- MacUpdate： https://www.macupdate.com/
- App Shopper： http://appshopper.com/
- HackStore it is an amazing free alternative of App Store for side developers and apps for Mac OS which Apple doesnt accept.
- Chinese community
Pirated software download site blacklist
Refuse piracy from me. Software vendors can go to these places rights.