Objective-C MacOS

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Top 23 Objective-C MacOS Projects

  • SDWebImage

    Asynchronous image downloader with cache support as a UIImageView category

    Project mention: How can I get the image from a URL and make it UIImage? | reddit.com/r/swift | 2021-10-19

    Urlsession is the native approach, but there are also libraries that asynchronously download and show the images like SDWebImage or Kingfisher

  • CocoaLumberjack

    A fast & simple, yet powerful & flexible logging framework for Mac and iOS

    Project mention: Awesome macOS Libraries List | dev.to | 2022-01-21

    CocoaLumberjack - A fast & simple, yet powerful & flexible logging framework. Language: Objective-C.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support. Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • UTM

    Virtual machines for iOS and macOS

    Project mention: Arch Linux on an iPhone | reddit.com/r/linux | 2022-05-28

    This is using UTM emulator with xfce as it seems to be one of the fast er desktop environments out there.

  • hammerspoon

    Staggeringly powerful macOS desktop automation with Lua

    Project mention: What's an app that you use regularly but it feels like you're the only person who knows about it? | reddit.com/r/macapps | 2022-05-20

    Hammerspoon also hasn't received the love from this community it deserves.

  • sequelpro

    MySQL/MariaDB database management for macOS

    Project mention: Applications - GUI and DevTools | dev.to | 2022-03-09


  • MacPass

    A native OS X KeePass client

    Project mention: Secrets Password Manager Questions | reddit.com/r/macapps | 2022-04-24

    I recommend MacPass. It’s free on GitHub

  • Sparkle

    A software update framework for macOS

    Project mention: Sparkle 2.0: Secure and reliable software update framework for macOS | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-12-29
  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • Sloth

    Mac app that shows all open files, directories, sockets, pipes and devices in use by all running processes. Nice GUI for lsof.

    Project mention: Can't macOS let me know which program is using external disk | reddit.com/r/mac | 2022-03-07

    You can try Sloth

  • Sequel-Ace

    MySQL/MariaDB database management for macOS

    Project mention: Best way to do local Wordpress development in 2022? | reddit.com/r/Wordpress | 2022-02-14

    Just wanted to add that Sequel Pro is not getting updates anymore. Sequel Ace is the new version that is still getting updates.

  • KeepingYouAwake

    Prevents your Mac from going to sleep.

    Project mention: Things I can’t do on macOS which I can do on Ubuntu | news.ycombinator.com | 2022-04-26
  • santa

    A binary authorization system for macOS

    Project mention: So is there no way to block macOS apps via MDM? | reddit.com/r/macsysadmin | 2022-03-04
  • InjectionIII

    Re-write of Injection for Xcode in (mostly) Swift

    Project mention: [Beta] Orion: Create tweaks in Swift | reddit.com/r/jailbreak | 2021-09-03

    It isn't going to be easy, but I do want to try my hand at making one someday. In the meanwhile you might want to check out Echo and InjectionIII for a glimpse into what might be possible.

  • ssl-kill-switch2

    Blackbox tool to disable SSL certificate validation - including certificate pinning - within iOS and macOS applications.

    Project mention: Is this networking knowledge enough ? | reddit.com/r/AskNetsec | 2022-03-17

    Another tip is looking at the source code of well-known tools that feature root/jailbreak/cert pinning bypasses like Objection, SSL Kill Switch 2, and Shadow to learn reverse engineering stuff.

  • plcrashreporter

    Reliable, open-source crash reporting for iOS, macOS and tvOS

    Project mention: Users keep reporting crashes on my SwiftUI app, but I'm clueless how to investigate them. I'd appreciate any advice or tips! | reddit.com/r/SwiftUI | 2022-05-03

    Recently I integrated PLCrashReporter (https://github.com/microsoft/plcrashreporter) hoping to get a handle on this and I started sending crash reports to the backend.

  • XVim2

    Vim key-bindings for Xcode 9

    Project mention: Vim on xcode 12 | reddit.com/r/Xcode | 2021-06-29
  • ProvisionQL

    Quick Look plugin for apps and provisioning profile files

  • Platypus

    Create native Mac applications from command line scripts.

  • Scroll-Reverser

    Per-device scrolling prefs on macOS.

    Project mention: Apple products suck | reddit.com/r/apple | 2022-05-20

    I used this app for the longest time: https://pilotmoon.com/scrollreverser/

  • syncthing-macos

    Official frugal and native macOS Syncthing application bundle

    Project mention: Ask HN: What are some good open-source Mac apps you can't live without? | news.ycombinator.com | 2022-02-01
  • HapticKey

    A simple utility application to trigger haptic feedback when tapping Touch Bar.

  • Couchbase Mobile

    Lightweight, embedded, syncable NoSQL database engine for iOS and MacOS apps.

  • MetalPetal

    A GPU accelerated image and video processing framework built on Metal.

  • SubEthaEdit

    General purpose plain text editor for macOS. Widely known for its live collaboration feature.

    Project mention: Zed–A lightning-fast, collaborative code editor written in Rust | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-12-15
NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2022-05-28.

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What are some of the best open-source MacOS projects in Objective-C? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 SDWebImage 24,132
2 CocoaLumberjack 12,696
3 UTM 12,689
4 hammerspoon 9,126
5 sequelpro 8,674
6 MacPass 6,242
7 Sparkle 5,891
8 Sloth 4,654
9 Sequel-Ace 4,596
10 KeepingYouAwake 4,563
11 santa 3,718
12 InjectionIII 3,053
13 ssl-kill-switch2 2,509
14 plcrashreporter 2,433
15 XVim2 2,304
16 ProvisionQL 2,048
17 Platypus 1,995
18 Scroll-Reverser 1,693
19 syncthing-macos 1,660
20 HapticKey 1,571
21 Couchbase Mobile 1,552
22 MetalPetal 1,357
23 SubEthaEdit 1,271
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