Shell MacOS

Open-source Shell projects categorized as MacOS

Top 22 Shell MacOS Projects

  • macOS-Simple-KVM

    Tools to set up a quick macOS VM in QEMU, accelerated by KVM.

    Latest mention: Using Mac on VM to run Flutter | | 2021-01-09

    Repo Link:

  • m-cli

     Swiss Army Knife for macOS

    Latest mention: m-cli Swiss Army Knife for macOS | | 2021-01-07

    Check out this open source tool at

  • macos-virtualbox

    Push-button installer of macOS Catalina, Mojave, and High Sierra guests in Virtualbox for Windows, Linux, and macOS

    Latest mention: Sosumi Snap – Download and Install macOS in a Ubuntu | | 2021-01-17

    Sosumi Snap uses Clover internally.

    [1] showed how to boot macOS in KVM without the usual Clover / Opencore setup but is not maintained for newer versions anymore. [2] shows how to run current macOS versions without Clover or Opencore in VirtualBox by changing the VM's ACPI(?) entries and loading variables into the NVRAM. [3] uses KVM but also uses Opencore.

    I tried to translate [2] to QEMU but was never successful.

    Does anybody know some resources how to have a pure KVM macOS VM without any hackintoshing?




  • tmpmail

    📬 A temporary email right from your terminal written in POSIX sh

    Latest mention: A temporary email right from your terminal written in Posix sh | | 2021-01-14
  • la-capitaine-icon-theme

    La Capitaine is an icon pack designed to integrate with most desktop environments. The set of icons takes inspiration from the latest iterations of macOS and Google's Material Design.

    Latest mention: Which icon pack are you using? | | 2021-01-19

    I have been using La Capitaine for a while, nice and clean with bright colors and the icons are easily distinguishable at a glance.

  • maza-ad-blocking

    Local ad blocker. Like Pi-hole but local and using your operating system.

  • trust

    Travis CI and AppVeyor template to test your Rust crate on 5 architectures and publish binary releases of it for Linux, macOS and Windows

  • purge-wrangler

    AMD & NVIDIA eGPUs for all Thunderbolt Macs.

    Latest mention: Can We Develop Our Own Kexts For Egpu Support On | | 2021-01-13

    Link: purgewrangler

  • dotfiles

    Dotfiles for macOS

    Latest mention: New Mac Coding/Dev Setup | | 2020-12-26

    use github with a pattern like dotfiles or homesick, read more here.

  • nexus-tools

    Installer for ADB and Fastboot on Linux, macOS, and Chrome OS

    Latest mention: Installing adb on linux | | 2021-01-18

    I made an ADB/Fastboot installer for Mac/Linux/ChromeOS just for this:

  • docker-wine

    Docker image that includes Wine and Winetricks for running Windows applications on Linux and macOS

    Latest mention: Fusion 360 alternative | | 2020-12-29
  • SketchCrapp

    SketchCrapp - Crack your in seconds :) Supports MacOS Big Sur.

    Latest mention: Part of your world: Why we’re proud to build a truly native Mac app | | 2020-12-24
  • SwiftSnippets

    🍮 A collection of Swift snippets to be used in Xcode

  • Installomator

    Installation script to deploy standard software on Macs

    Latest mention: Trying to best manage new mac towers | | 2021-01-04

    We use for the most common apps

  • macOS-GateKeeper-Helper

    Simple macOS GateKeeper script.

    Latest mention: You Do Not Have Permission To Open The | | 2021-01-06 :)

  • smlinux

    Super Mario Linux - Build Install Update Script for Super Mario 64 Ports - Linux macOS Android DOS Web

    Latest mention: I Made a .desktop File For the Game! | | 2021-01-13


  • macOS-KVM

    Streamlined macOS QEMU KVM Hackintosh configuration using OpenCore and libvirt

    Latest mention: single amd gpu passthrough tutorial | | 2021-01-18
  • Terminal-Setup

    Best Setup for your terminal for programming on macOS

    Latest mention: Want to make my terminal look like the Ubuntu terminal | | 2021-01-19

    complete setup :

  • automator-for-barrykn-micropatcher

    Automator for the BarryKN Micropatcher

    Latest mention: Big Sur On Unsupported Mac | | 2021-01-06

    Either the MicropatcherAutomator or BenSova Patcher MicropatcherAutomator: BenSova:

  • m1_benchmark

    Some benchmarks of MacOS M1 (Apple Silicon) - using ffmpeg and primitive: CPU centered

    Latest mention: Running a CPU Benchmark on Apple Silicon M1 | | 2021-01-14

    I created a benchmark based on ffmpeg/primitive (CPU-bound) to compare my Mac Mini M1 to my MacBook Pro-2013 and Dell XPS15-2017 (both i7 - 16GB). The M1 is up to 5 times faster than my MBP and up to 2 times faster than the Dell.

    The Github repo allows for outside contributions:

  • dotfiles

    Scripts for setting up my macOS machine, configuration dotfiles

    Latest mention: fzf: Can't seem to properly make a bookmark jumper. | | 2020-12-28

    Take a look at for the full config.

  • macupdater

    Auto-update macOS using package managers like mas, homebrew, npm and gem all in one go.

    Latest mention: Macupdater: Auto-update macOS using package managers like mas, homebrew, npm and gem all in one go. | | 2021-01-20
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).


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

Project Stars
1 macOS-Simple-KVM 9,232
2 m-cli 8,296
3 macos-virtualbox 6,223
4 tmpmail 2,046
5 la-capitaine-icon-theme 1,721
6 maza-ad-blocking 1,423
7 trust 1,050
8 purge-wrangler 936
9 dotfiles 652
10 nexus-tools 586
11 docker-wine 282
12 SketchCrapp 150
13 SwiftSnippets 140
14 Installomator 135
15 macOS-GateKeeper-Helper 71
16 smlinux 46
17 macOS-KVM 18
18 Terminal-Setup 15
19 automator-for-barrykn-micropatcher 7
20 m1_benchmark 1
21 dotfiles 0
22 macupdater 0