Favourite open-source apps?

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

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  • Rectangle

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

    Rectangle - app for window management

  • Godot

    Godot Engine – Multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine

    Godot game engine. An absolute pleasure to study game dev with!

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The open-source backend cloud platform. The open-source backend cloud platform for developing Web, Mobile, and Flutter applications. You can set up your backend faster with real-time APIs for authentication, databases, file storage, cloud functions, and much more!

  • numi

    Beautiful calculator app for macOS

    Numi - calculator with a lot of functionality

  • espanso

    Cross-platform Text Expander written in Rust

    espanso - text expander

  • alt-tab-macos

    Windows alt-tab on macOS

    AltTab - Windows-like app switcher

  • tiny-wifi-analyzer

    A tiny Wi-Fi analyzer for macOS

    Most of my favorites are being mentioned by others, so I’ll just point out Tiny Wi-Fi Analyzer. Apple annoyingly doesn’t allow WiFi analyzers in the iOS App Store, so when my last working Android device died, I went looking for a Mac version. This was exactly what I wanted.

  • lossless-cut

    The swiss army knife of lossless video/audio editing

    LosslessCut - media cutter.

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • got-your-back

    Got Your Back (GYB) is a command line tool for backing up your Gmail messages to your computer using Gmail's API over HTTPS.

    GYB - gmail backup tool (I use the linux version, but it does have a version for mac).

  • syncthing-android

    Wrapper of syncthing for Android.

    Syncthing - file synchronizer.

  • squirrel

    【鼠鬚管】Rime for macOS (by rime)

    RIME/Squirrel - super flexible input engine for Chinese typing.

  • Kodi Home Theater Software

    Kodi is an award-winning free and open source home theater/media center software and entertainment hub for digital media. With its beautiful interface and powerful skinning engine, it's available for Android, BSD, Linux, macOS, iOS, tvOS and Windows.

    Kodi - media platform.

  • iina

    The modern video player for macOS.

    IINA - media player.

  • calibre

    The official source code repository for the calibre ebook manager

    Calibre - best ebook library app, now with the best reader, too.

  • Telik

    macOS app to track YouTube channels and playlists

    Telik (track YouTube channels and playlists)

  • open-source-mac-os-apps

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

    There is a github repo with a list of Open source mac os apps

  • MiddleClick-BigSur

     "Wheel click" with three-finger click/tap for Trackpad and Magic Mouse. [Moved to: https://github.com/artginzburg/MiddleClick-Ventura]

    MiddleClick - middle click with 3-fingers click/tap.

  • Itsycal

    Itsycal is a tiny calendar for your Mac's menu bar. http://www.mowglii.com/itsycal

    Yes: https://github.com/sfsam/Itsycal

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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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