# System

# Battery / Power management

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Batteries Track all your devices' batteries from your Mac. Website Paid Closed-Source
coconutBattery Inspect your battery life and get live and current health information, as well in your menu bar. Website Freemium Closed-Source
Juice! Keeps an eye on your laptop’s battery charge level and can play a sound when it’s time to plug in or when it’s OK to disconnect from the mains. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Wattagio Powerful battery assistant for your Mac. It gives you information about current battery health, including battery life, battery consumption, and battery cycle count. Website Paid Closed-Source
FruitJuice FruitJuice will let you know how long to stay unplugged each day to keep your battery healthy. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
App Tamer Detect applications and take control over apps that is resource hogs. App Tamer will automatically slow down or pause your applications whenever you're not using them, greatly reducing their CPU use. Website Paid Closed-Source

# Bluetooth

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Juice The missing Bluetooth manager for macO (Note: No longer maintained, tested and works in Catalina). Website Paid Closed-Source
AirBuddy AirBuddy brings the same AirPods experience you have on iOS to the Mac. Website Paid Closed-Source

# Desktop

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Free My Desktop Automatically hides all the icons from your desktop, the dock and the menubar. Website Free Closed-Source
HiddenMe Hide your desktop icons with a single click AppStore Freemium Closed-Source

# Device management (MDM)

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
iMazing Profile Editor Create, edit, and sign Apple configuration profiles. AppStore Free Closed-Source

# Display

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
SwitchResX Get full control of your displays Website Paid Closed-Source
f.lux It makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. Website Free Closed-Source
MonitorControl Control your external monitor brightness & volume on your Mac Github Free Open-Source
GammaControl Per-screen color adjustments. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
QuickRes Quick and simple resolution changer for MacOS as a menubar dropdown. Website Paid Closed-Source
Displays Manage your monitors and more Website Paid Closed-Source
NightTone Makes your screen more comfortable, enjoyable and healthier by shifting the colors of your display to a warmer, eye-friendly palette. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
EasyRes A fast screen resolution switcher for Mac OS X with live previews. AppStore Free Closed-Source
RapidRes This allows to change the display resolution from the title bar. AppStore Paid Closed-Source

# File system / Drivers

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
FUSE for MacOS FUSE extends macOS by adding support for user space file systems Website Free Open-Source
Mounty for NTFS A tiny tool to re-mount write-protected NTFS volumes under macOS in read-write mode. Website Free Closed-Source
Paragon NTFS for Mac Seamless first-class support for NTFS. Write, edit, copy, move and delete files easy on your Mac. Website Paid Closed-Source
Paragon extFS for Mac Read or write files from HDD, SSD or flash drives formatted under Linux ext2, ext3, and ext4 file systems. Just connect the disk and access the files. Website Paid Closed-Source
Blue Harvest BlueHarvest keeps your devices free of macOS and Windows metadata such as ._ files, .DS_Store files, .Trashes, Thumbs.db, Desktop.ini and $RECYCLE.BIN etc. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Microsoft NTFS by Tuxera Get reliable read-write compatibility for all NTFS-formatted USB drives Website Paid Closed-Source
AutoMounter AutoMounter ensures that your shares are always mounted when you need them. AppStore Freemium Closed-Source

# Keyboard

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
KeyCastr An open-source keystroke visualizer Github Free Open-Source
Karabiner-Elements A powerful and stable keyboard customizer for macOS. Website Free Open-Source
Visualize Visualize allows you to highlight your key presses and mouse clicks right on your desktop! AppStore Paid Closed-Source

# Management

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
AppCleaner A small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps. Website Free Closed-Source
TrashMe Clean and uninstall, the perfect way Website Paid Closed-Source
DaisyDisk Analyze disk usage and clear up space AppStore Paid Closed-Source
LaunchControl LaunchControl is a fully-featured launchd GUI allowing you to create, manage and debug system- and user services on your Mac. Website Paid Closed-Source
Lingon An easy to use yet powerful app to run things automatically Website Paid Closed-Source
Disk Inventory X Disk usage utility for Mac OS X. It shows the sizes of files and folders in a special graphical way called "treemaps". Website Free Open-Source
OmniDiskSweeper This shows you the files on your drive, largest to smallest, and lets you quickly Trash or open them. Website Free Closed-Source
Darksight Visualize your disk, so you can easily find and remove large folders and files that might be not needed anymore. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Launch Services Uses the macOS Launch Services API to perform lookups of bundle IDs and file extensions. Website Free Closed-Source

# Mouse / Trackpad

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
BetterTouchTool BetterTouchTool is a great, feature packed app that allows you to customize various input devices on your Mac. Website Paid Closed-Source
Mos A lightweight tool used to smooth scrolling and set scroll direction independently for your mouse on MacOS. Website Free Open-Source
SmoothScroll Give your mouse wheel buttery smooth scrolling. Website Subscription Closed-Source
Swish Control windows and applications right from your trackpad with intuitive two-finger swipe, pinch, tap and hold gestures. Website Paid Closed-Source
Mouseposé Add spotlight to your mouse cursor. Website Paid Closed-Source
Middle Add middle click to your Mac Website Paid Closed-Source
MultiTouch Easily add more gestures to macOS. Website Paid Closed-Source
SteerMouse A utility that lets you freely customize buttons, wheels and cursor speed. Both USB and Bluetooth mice are supported. Website Paid Closed-Source
CursorSense An application that adjusts cursor acceleration and sensitivity. It can move the cursor to a specified destination, such as OK and Cancel button automatically. Website Paid Closed-Source

# Notification Center

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
muzzle A simple app to silence embarrasing notifications while screensharing. Website Free Closed-Source

# Package management

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Homebrew Most popular and easy to use package manager for MacOS. Website Free Open-Source
MacPorts Ports for compiling, installing, and upgrading either command-line X11 or Aqua based open-source software. Website Free Open-Source
MAS Mac App Store command line interface Github Free Open-Source
Cakebrew The Mac App (GUI) for Homebrew. Website Free Open-Source
Latest App for macOS that checks if all your apps are up to date. Website Free Open-Source

# Sleep

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Lungo Prevent your Mac from going to sleep AppStore Paid Closed-Source
KeepingYouAwake Prevents your Mac from going to sleep. Github Free Open-Source
Amphetamine Amphetamine can keep your Mac, and optionally its display(s), awake through a super simple on/off switch, or automatically through easy-to-configure Triggers. AppStore Free Closed-Source

# System information

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Intel MacCPUID MacCPUID is a tool used for displaying information collected from the microprocessor via the CPUID instruction. Website Free Closed-Source
Intel Power Gadget Software-based power usage monitoring tool for Intel CPUs Website Free Closed-Source
Sensei Monitor, tweak and optimize your Mac with a easy to see dashboard. Website Paid Closed-Source
iStat Menus An advanced system monitor for your menubar. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
EtreCheck Produce a comprehensive diagnostic report on the current state of your computer. This report includes details about hardware, installed software, and performance. AppStore Freemium Closed-Source
Sloth Show all open files, directories, sockets, pipes and devices in use by all running processes. GUI for lsof. Website Free Open-Source
iStatistica Advanced system monitor for macOS. It includes notification center widget and status bar menu AppStore Paid Closed-Source
FreeSpace Show free space of your drives in a menubar app, including TimeMachine and hidden local TimeMachine snapshots. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Stats Simple macOS system monitor in your menu bar to show cpu, ram, network, battery and sensors. Github Free Open-Source

# Tiling window managers

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Yabai A tiling window manager for macOS based on binary space partitioning. Github Free Open-Source
Amethyst Tiling window manager for macOS along the lines of xmonad. Website Free Open-Source

# System Tweaks

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Fanny Notification Center Widget and Menu Bar application to monitor your Macs fans. Website Free Open-Source
Monolingual A tool for removing unneeded language localization files for macOS Github Free Open-Source
New File Menu New File Menu allows you to create new files quickly via the Finder context menu. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Context Menu Context Menu is a configurable contextual menu extension for Finder. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
PrefEdit PrefEdit is an application to manage nearly all aspects of the preference system contained in every macOS installation. Website Paid Closed-Source
Prefs Editor A GUI for the 'defaults' command. a.k.a. the Registry Editor for macOS. Website Free Closed-Source
Easy New File A finder extension which adds some functions in right click menu in the Finder AppStore Paid Closed-Source

# Window layout / Snapping

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Rectangle Rectangle is FOSS window management app based on Spectacle, written in Swift. Website Free Open-Source
Magnet Magnet declutters your screen by snapping windows into organized tiles. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Moom Moom makes window management as easy as clicking a mouse button—or using a keyboard shortcut. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
Mosaic Effortlessly resize and re-position windows on your Mac. Website Paid Closed-Source

# Window management

Name ⇵ Description ⇵ Get it ⇵
Alt-Tab Windows alt-tab on macOS. Website Free Open-Source
WindowSwitcher Powerful Mac Desktop Window Switcher and Window Manager for macOS Website Paid Closed-Source
MaxSnap Powerful Window Manager for Mac, Alternative to SizeUp, Divvy and Moom. Website Paid Closed-Source
ScreenFocus Dimms any number of screens, so that you can focus only on what you are actually working on. AppStore Paid Closed-Source
HazeOver Distraction Dimmer for Mac. Website Paid Closed-Source
CommandQ Never accidentally quit an app or mistakenly close a window again. Website Paid Closed-Source
Hocus Focus A Mac menu bar utility that hides your inactive windows. Website Free Closed-Source
Window Focus Highlight your active window and dim the rest Website Paid Closed-Source
Contexts Switch between application windows effortlessly. Website Paid Closed-Source