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  • Rectangle

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

    Rectangle - Window resizing

  • numi

    Beautiful calculator app for macOS

    Numi - simple calculator lets you use phrases

  • 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!

  • stretchly

    The break time reminder app

    Stretchly, a customizable break reminder

  • Fluor

    A handy tool for macOS allowing you to switch Fn keys' mode based on active application.

    Fluor (per app fn button behavior) https://github.com/Pyroh/Fluor bettertouchtool (I bought a trackpad for my desktop I love it so much) MonitorContol (control external displays via brightness keys) https://github.com/MonitorControl/MonitorControl/releases Stay (tries) to keep windows in their locations when going between external monitors and unplugged (for MacBooks) https://cordlessdog.com/stay/

  • 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.

    Fluor (per app fn button behavior) https://github.com/Pyroh/Fluor bettertouchtool (I bought a trackpad for my desktop I love it so much) MonitorContol (control external displays via brightness keys) https://github.com/MonitorControl/MonitorControl/releases Stay (tries) to keep windows in their locations when going between external monitors and unplugged (for MacBooks) https://cordlessdog.com/stay/

  • Mousecape

    Cursor Manager for OSX

    Another suggestion: I just started using it recently but Mousecape for customizing your macOS cursor. I'm currently using a KDE Breeze theme and it looks and runs pretty well.

  • mousecape_breeze

    A macOS mousecape port for KDE breeze cursor theme

    Another suggestion: I just started using it recently but Mousecape for customizing your macOS cursor. I'm currently using a KDE Breeze theme and it looks and runs pretty well.

  • SonarLint

    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

  • sublime_text

    Issue tracker for Sublime Text

    I’m partial to sublime text if we’re counting nagware as free.

  • Primitive Pictures

    Reproducing images with geometric primitives.

    primitive, create vector art from your pictures https://primitive.lol

  • macmediakeyforwarder

    Media Key Forwarder for iTunes and Spotify

    Media Key Forwarder (discontinued) , opens Spotify instead of iTunes when using media keys https://github.com/milgra/macmediakeyforwarder

  • cyberduck

    Cyberduck is a libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure & OneDrive and OpenStack Swift file transfer client for Mac and Windows.

    Cyberduck (donationware), FTP client https://cyberduck.io

  • alt-tab-macos

    Windows alt-tab on macOS

    Haven't seen this mentioned yet, but AltTab is amazing and i use it to replace the command-tab app switcher.

  • mac-mouse-fix

    Mac Mouse Fix - A simple way to make your mouse better.

    If I may present an alternative to Mos: Mac Mouse Fix accomplishes the same thing, is just as simple and lightweight but a little less sketchy in appearance. Here’s the Git as well.

  • Joplin

    Joplin - an open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services. Easy to start, it is available in the cloud or on-premises.

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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