What are your favorite open source apps?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on /r/macapps

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  • Calendr

    Menu bar calendar for macOS (by pakerwreah)

    Calendr - small calendar for the menu bar

  • AlDente-Charge-Limiter

    macOS menubar tool to set Charge Limits and prolong battery lifespan

    Yea you might right about Al Dente, I’m not entirely sure, but there is definitely a GitHub-Repo named Al Dente charge limiter

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  • Rectangle

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

    Rectangle - better window management

  • hidden

    An ultra-light MacOS utility that helps hide menu bar icons

    Hidden Bar - hides menu bar icons

  • TempBox

    Instant disposable emails for Mac powered by Mail.tm

    TempBox - temporary mail addresses

  • Bitwarden

    The core infrastructure backend (API, database, Docker, etc). (by bitwarden)

    Bitwarden - Password manager

  • alt-tab-macos

    Windows alt-tab on macOS

    AltTab - Windows-like App switcher

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • Cork

    A fast GUI for Homebrew written in SwiftUI

    I use Cork every day. It’s an open source GUI for the Homebrew package manager. I like that it has some features that not even Homebrew itself has (like tagging packages and only showing those installed by you, filtering out the ones installed only as dependencies)

  • MiddleClick-Sonoma

     "Wheel click" with three-finger click/tap for Trackpad and Magic Mouse.

    MiddleClick - adds middle click https://github.com/artginzburg/MiddleClick-Ventura

  • Touch-Tab

    Switch apps with trackpad on macOS.

    Touch-Tab - switch apps with 3-finger swipe https://github.com/ris58h/Touch-Tab

  • open-source-mac-os-apps

    🚀 Awesome list of open source applications for macOS. https://t.me/s/opensourcemacosapps

    Here’s a nice collection on GitHub that’s regularly updated if anyone’s interested.

  • PowerShell

    PowerShell for every system!

  • mac-mouse-fix

    Mac Mouse Fix - Make Your $10 Mouse Better Than an Apple Trackpad!

    Mac Mouse Fix

  • Transmission

    Official Transmission BitTorrent client repository


  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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