I was a MacOS hater until...

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  • alt-tab-macos

    Windows alt-tab on macOS

    I am trying out Alt-Tab but I got so used to Cmd Tab and the swipe gestures, I rarely use Opt-Tab.

  • Hot

    Hot is macOS menu bar application that displays the CPU speed limit due to thermal issues.

    The Hot . app is great for showing how hot or cold my laptop is running, and whether it has throttled.

  • 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!

  • chatgpt-mac

    ChatGPT for Mac, living in your menubar.

    chatgpt topbar is really useful - just click on it and ask a question.

  • sublime_text

    Issue tracker for Sublime Text

    Sublime Text - my favorite text-editor. side-by-side type stuff, workspaces, find and replace across multiple files in the same folder, and this crazy thing that lets you type into multiple rows at the same time. ouch. can't easily find an animated gif. but it's just great.

  • licecap

    LICEcap simple animated screen capture tool for Windows and OS X

    LiceCAP - crappy name, but lets you record great animated gifs, and mouse-clicks and set the framerate at will. great for sending "this is what happens when i click on something" type reports to people.

  • HomeBrew

    🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

    Definitely get Homebrew going - let's you install bunches of apps from commandline and just overall helps streamline the whole installation process.

  • homebrew-bundle

    📦 Bundler for non-Ruby dependencies from Homebrew, Homebrew Cask and the Mac App Store.

    If you like homebrew, definitely give homebrew bundle a whirl if you haven't already

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • yabai

    A tiling window manager for macOS based on binary space partitioning

    Consider Yabai over rectangle.

  • stats

    macOS system monitor in your menu bar

    Stats does mostly the same as Istat, just free and opensource: https://github.com/exelban/stats

  • openmtp

    OpenMTP - Advanced Android File Transfer Application for macOS

    OpenMTP file transfers for MacOS lovers with Android phones :)

  • Latest

    A small utility app for macOS that makes sure you know about all the latest updates to the apps you use.

    Latest checks for updates for your installed apps and installs them directly

  • Rectangle

    Move and resize windows on macOS with keyboard shortcuts and snap areas


  • Clipy

    Clipboard extension app for macOS.

    Are you talking about Clipy (one "p") with the latest release being 1.2.1 from October 2018 and whose website appears to be in Korean?

  • MonitorControl

    🖥 Control your display's brightness & volume on your Mac as if it was a native Apple Display. Use Apple Keyboard keys or custom shortcuts. Shows the native macOS OSDs.

    Extremly useful for multimonitor setup MonitorControl. To chage brightness and volume on every monitor by hotkeys.

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