hidden VS AppPolice

Compare hidden vs AppPolice and see what are their differences.


An ultra-light MacOS utility that helps hide menu bar icons (by dwarvesf)


MacOS app for quickly limiting CPU usage by running applications (by AppPolice)
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hidden AppPolice
45 8
9,379 1,036
2.3% 0.5%
0.0 0.0
4 months ago 3 months ago
Swift Objective-C
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of hidden. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-09-26.


Posts with mentions or reviews of AppPolice. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-18.
  • Free alternative to AppTamer?
    2 projects | /r/macapps | 18 May 2022
    Is this the latest version? https://github.com/AppPolice/AppPolice/releases/tag/v1.1
    2 projects | /r/macapps | 18 May 2022
    It's not as full-featured, but AppPolice is good if you want to manually tame adjust just a few apps. FOSS, but it hasn't been touched in a while.
  • Hackintosh / MacOS free tools
    32 projects | /r/hackintosh | 1 Jun 2021
    - Lulu : user friendly and easy to use firewall - Stats : monitoring your hack/mac hardware (temps, fans, HDD, SSD...), basically a copy of iStat Menu but free - KeepingYouAwake : keep your hack/mac awake (prevent from going to sleep mode without modifying system parameters) - Hackintool : The Swiss army knife of vanilla Hackintoshing (must have) - HoRNDIS : use your Android phone's native USB tethering mode to get internet access - AppCleaner : thoroughly uninstall apps - AppPolice : quickly throttle down the CPU usage of any running process - Onyx : clean and configure your hack/mac - HandBrake : open source video transcoder - Shutter Encoder: easy to use video transcoder - Keka : lightweight and powerful file archiver - Sublime Text : lightweight and powerful text editor - SuperDuper! : backup your disks, make the copy bootable if necessary - Teamviewer : control your hack/mac from another device (phone/computer/tablet) - VirusTotalUploader : check for malware inside a file - Malwarebytes : scan your system drive for malware - WineBottler : use Windows apps on MacOS - Karabiner-Elements : configure your keyboard as you want (useful to configure hotkeys on a windows keyboard) - IriunWebcam : use your phone as a wireless webcam - DaVinci Resolve: professional video editing software - Shifty : get more control over Nigh Shift

What are some alternatives?

When comparing hidden and AppPolice you can also consider the following projects:

Dozer - Hide menu bar icons on macOS

Hackintool - The Swiss army knife of vanilla Hackintoshing

sensible-side-buttons - A macOS menu bar app that enables system-wide navigation functionality for the side buttons on third-party mice.

LuLu - LuLu is the free macOS firewall

eul - 🖥️ macOS status monitoring app written in SwiftUI.

HoRNDIS - Android USB tethering driver for Mac OS X

Mos - 一个用于在 macOS 上平滑你的鼠标滚动效果或单独设置滚动方向的小工具, 让你的滚轮爽如触控板 | A lightweight tool used to smooth scrolling and set scroll direction independently for your mouse on macOS

yabai - A tiling window manager for macOS based on binary space partitioning

iTerm2 - iTerm2 is a terminal emulator for Mac OS X that does amazing things.

KeepingYouAwake - Prevents your Mac from going to sleep.

iina - The modern video player for macOS.