Best Free Software for Mac OS: Page 4 of 10

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 Best Free Disk and File Tools for Mac OS
 

Best Free Backup Program for Mac OS

  • iBackup

    "iBackup is a simple to use backup utility for Apple computers. iBackup backups and restores user data, system and applications settings such as System Preferences, Mail, iPhoto, iTunes, but also 3rd party applications settings from any Mac to any Mac. iBackup runs on almost all OS X, from 10.3.9 to 10.10 "

 

 

Best Free CD Recovery Utility for Mac OS

  • PhotoRec

    "PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures (thus the Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media's file system has been severely damaged or reformatted."

  • JFileRecovery

    "JFileRecovery is a free Java Web Start application that can copy files from damaged storage devices and media, skipping over problematic regions that typically cause copying to fail. If the file is listed, there is a good chance that JFileRecovery can salvage much of the data with minimal corruption. For many media files such as MP3, MPEG, AVI and JPEG, corruption is often not even noticeable. JFileRecovery is a Java application that recovers files from damaged hard drives, CDs, DVDs and Flash media quickly and efficently. JFileRecovery will run on Windows, Linux, Mac and other operating systems supporting Java 1.5 or higher. "

 

Best Free Disk Imaging Program for Mac OS

  • FreeDMG

    "FreeDMG is one of the most powerful and easy to use disk imaging program available for Mac OS X. With this software it is possible to quickly perform disk imaging on the fly. Both the program's window, and the dock icon can be used for drag-and-drop imaging. There many image formats that that can be chosen (UDZO, UDCO, etc.). FreeDMG can make internet enabled disk images for distribution to Macs as well as ISO/Joliet hybrid images for cross-platform delivery. Verbose preferences, and a built-in log window help users hide/display additional information about the imaging process. Gain easy access to the many options available for creating and manipulating disk images in Mac OS X with FreeDMG. From the "resize" function built into hdiutil to the adjustable compresion levels available for the UDZO format, this software attempts to unveil it all. Users have the option to overwrite exising files, and can choose to quit the program automatically after creating an image on launch. It is possible to encrypt images (password protect) with the click of a button."

  • iDMG

    "A useful application allows you to create disk images quickly and easily with a simple drag-and-drop. Features include encryption, internet enabled, set your background, create an ISO copy, and more."

 

Best Free iOS Device Connection Utility for Mac OS

  • iBrowse

    "iBrowse is a simple app that lets your Mac or PC access an iOS device file system. Simply connect your device to your computer and you can read and write to the device - or - view and access iTunes backups of an iPhone or iPad. You can connect with any iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or even your Apple TV. It also works with every version of iOS released on any device. Operating System Compatibility: Mac - OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 or later   PC - Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 or later "

 

Best Free Tree Mapping Utility for Mac OS

  • Disk Inventory X

    "Disk Inventory X is a disk usage utility for Mac OS X 10.3 (and later). It shows the sizes of files and folders in a special graphical way called "treemaps". If you've ever wondered where all your disk space has gone, Disk Inventory X will help you to answer this question. For a quick start please read the readme file on the disk image. It is absolutely free and released under the GPL. The layout algorithm is based on KDirStat. The idea to develop this program came to me when a fellow of mine showed me his creation WinDirStat. "

  • GrandPerspective

    "GrandPerspective is a small utility application for Mac OS X that graphically shows the disk usage within a file system. It can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space. It uses a so called tree map for visualization. Each file is shown as a rectangle with an area proportional to the file's size. Files in the same folder appear together, but their placement is otherwise arbitrary. 27 Sep 2014: GrandPerspective has been downloaded more than a million times! I should again apologize though for the recent lack of activity on the GrandPerspective front. I have simply been too busy with too many other things. All good though, no worries."

 

Best Free File Archiver / Zip Utilities for Mac OS

  • The Unarchiver

    "A much more capable replacement for the built-in Archive Utility on Mac OS X. It's designed to handle many more formats and to better fit in with the design of the Finder. It can also handle filenames in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems."

  • Keka

    "Keka is a free file archiver based off of a 7-zip port (p7zip).  Keka allows for the replacement of the default file compression utility as well as context menu integration with an addon (See fix below).  Keka supports 7z, Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, DMG, and ISO compression and RAR, 7z, Lzma, Zip, Bzip2, ISO, EXE, CAB, PAX, and ACE extraction." Just open the utility, drag and drop the file needed for extraction and let Keka do the rest! For OS X Lion, put the context menu file "Compress with Keka.workflow" in the "/Macintosh HD/System/Library/Services" folder.

 

Best Free File Encryption Utility for Mac OS

  • AES Crypt

    "AES Crypt is the perfect tool for anyone who carries sensitive information with them while traveling, uploads sensitive files to servers on the Internet, or wishes to protect sensitive information from being stolen from the home or office. AES Crypt is also the perfect solution for those who wish to backup information and store that data at a bank, in a cloud-based storage service, and any place where sensitive files might be accessible by someone else."

  • encrypt

    "encrypt is a small application which has been designed, from the beginning (all three of them so far), to be as simple to use as possible and have the smallest file size (download time) achievable. The idea is small and simple, yet the encryption aims to be a strong as possible, as well as giving the user the choice about how their data is secured."

  • jFileCrypt

    "jFileCrypt encrypts and decrypts files and directories fast and secure. It is written in Java 5 and uses the Java Cryptographic Extensions. It supports the following algorithms: Blowfish, DES, 3DES, AES and RC4."

 

Best Free File Copy Utility for Mac OS

  • Ultracopier

    It's free and open source software licensed under GPL3 that acts as a replacement for files copy dialogs. Main features include: play/pause, speed limitation, on-error resume, error or collision management.

    "It has some pretty exciting features but what speaks most about it is that it has an excellent file resume option." (Review)

 

Best Free Stand Alone .SWF File Player for Mac OS

  • iSwiff

    "iSwiff is a Stand Alone Shockwave Flash file Player for Mac OS X. Full Screen Flash outside the browser. Play Flash files without a web browser. iSwiff will let you play Flash from your own hard disk & let you enjoy a full screen experience. You have to provide an email address: but you will NOT be spammed."

 

Best Free File Manager for Mac OS

  • muCommander

    "muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java support. Java 5 or later is required to run muCommander. Java 6 is recommended. Bring muCommander everywhere with you and use it on any computer. Sea Mac's Note: The OS X Version (v0.9.0 - .dmg - 4.5 MB) is not working on 10.9.5 and the USB Portable version (v0.9.0 - tar.gz - 4.1 MB) does appear to work. Be SURE you get the Portable .JAR file and NOT the Macintosh .DMG Version."

  • Moroshka File Manager

    "A cross-platform file manager with native GUI for you to manage your files the same way on different systems. The native GUI means you get the familiar look-and-feel for each platform, while the cross-platform core provides the same level of services on each of them."

 

Best Free File Rename Utility for Mac OS

 

  • Free File Renamer

    "A cross-platform file and folder mass renamer. Easy to use and to learn. Features: read new names from text files; insert, replace and remove strings; numbering; case-change; real-time preview; interactive tutorial; order files in different ways. Written in Java so it doesn't require installation."

  • BatchRename'em

    "This application enables you to batch rename files and folders in various ways. Actions include: make sequential, add text, replace text, change case and add date or time. Options are available under each of these actions. Operating System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or later. For Mac systems ONLY."

  • NameChanger

    "A file rename tool designed for the sole purpose of renaming a list of files quickly and easily, with the new version to support Regular Expression, ability to sort by EXIF date and add the EXIF date to the filename."

  • Rename File Application

    "Rename File Application is written by java with GUI, it should be easy and simple enough to use. Rename application included 3 functions - Add Text, Replace Text and Auto Generate."

 

Best Free File Synchronization Utility for Mac OS

  • DirSync Pro

    "DirSync Pro is a small, but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. DirSync Pro can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. Use DirSync Pro to easily synchronize files from your desktop PC to your USB-stick (/Externa HD/PDA/Notebook, ...). Use this USB-stick (/Externa HD/PDA/Notebook, ...) to synchronize files to another desktop PC."

  • Synkron

    "Synkron is an application that helps you keep your files and folders always updated. You can easily sync your documents, music or pictures to have their latest versions everywhere. Synkron provides an easy-to-use interface and a lot of features. Moreover, it is free and cross-platform."

  • FreeFileSync

    "FreeFileSync is a free, open source folder comparison and synchronization software for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It also works on 64bit operating systems on all platforms. The program can be installed in two versions: as a standard installer on Windows or as a portable application (no registry entries). Powered by a clean, easy, intuitive interface, this tool offers a myriad of features for synchronization purposes."

  • FileSync

    "FileSync is a file synchronization utility originally created in 2003. Synchronization is fast, threaded and cancelable. Synchronization lists for each volume or server are created, stored and selected from a convenient drawer window.

    It updates only recently modified files, and copies any new or orphaned files on one location that are not on the other location.

 

Best Free Hash Utility for Mac OS

  • Hasher

    "HashserGUI is a GUI interface for Jacksum. It is intended to provide a graphical tool to create hashes for files within a directory, and check the hashes generated. It works with many hash functions: md5, sha1, sha256, sha512, md4, sha0, sha384, md0, and sha224. This project works on Mac OS X 10.9.5 - while the latest JackSum Does Not seem to! This is my #1 recommendation for a Hash Utility on Mac OS X systems. "

 

Best Free Online Backup Sites for Mac OS

  • Dropbox

    "Offers 2 GB free storage. Load the desktop client or upload through the web interface and begin adding folders to the Dropbox folder. Once in the folder, Dropbox syncs the files between your computer and the cloud. Quick, light and in the background, Dropbox is a must try and is my preferred Online Backup Solution." (Review)

  • Google Drive

    "Google Drive lets you store and access your files anywhere -- on the web, on your hard drive, or on the go. Store the first 5 GB for free."

 

Best Free Partition Manager for Mac OS

  • GParted

    "GParted is a GNOME partition editor for resizing, creating, deleting, moving or copying partitions on a hard disk. It can be used on x86 and x86-64 based computers running Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X by booting from media containing GParted Live. A minimum of 128 MB of RAM is needed to use all of the features of the GParted application."

 

Best Free Secure Erase Utility for Mac OS

  • Permanent Eraser

    "Beginning with Mac OS 10.3, Apple enhanced its security by introducing the Secure Empty Trash feature, which follows the U.S. DoD pattern of overwriting data seven times.

    Permanent Eraser provides an even stronger level of security by implementing the Gutmann Method to overwrite your data thirty-five times, scrambles the original file name, and truncates the file size to nothing. Once your data has been erased, it can no longer be read through traditional means."

  • Darik's Boot and Nuke

    "Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) is used to construct a floppy disk or CD that will automatically wipe the hard drives of any PC that's booted from the disk. It's great for bulk disk cleaning of PCs, and is also useful as an emergency tool for quickly removing sensitive information. However, the power of this app makes it a dangerous tool in the hands of beginners." (Review)

     

 
 

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"... Helium - a floating browser window for OS X ...":
http://heliumfloats.com/

 

Lacona lets you control your Mac with natural language commands:

https://www.lacona.io/

 

"... Polymail ... simple, beautiful, powerful email ...":
https://polymail.io/

 

"... WMail ... the missing desktop client for Gmail & Google Inbox ...":

https://thomas101.github.io/wmail/

Happy Holidays to you ALL. I've updated the games page with a LOT of new stuff.  (And almost all of those new games will play on Windows or Linux systems also!)

Numpty Physics may need an alternate download link For MAC Users. Here it is: Numpty Physics.

"... WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client ...":

https://weechat.org/

No. This entry is a bad joke.

There IS NO Macintosh Binary for this APP! You expect my typical reader to Download the Source package/Check the Hashes to see it hasn't been tampered with/Compile this to MAKE a binary copy/Start the compiled App in the Terminal - all for a Command Line program with NO GUI?

I, myself, have never compiled a package to MAKE a Program: and I do NOT expect my readers to do things I cannot. And I do not use command line programs: you must remember a whole bunch of complicated command line sequences and be a good touch typist as well. Frankly, that stuff went out with DOS 5.0: And I do not care to revisit those days. Programs I will use have Menus and can be controlled with a pointing device: like a mouse, or trackpad, or trackball. And my readers expect the same.

Please, in the future do not post any program as a suggestion for this list for which you must compile your own binary! And, I would highly dissuade you from suggesting anymore command line programs: Because I do not intend to post them unless they really fulfill a critical function that no other program (With a GUI) can match. I want the 10 minutes of my life, that it took me to check this useless entry, Back!

Viber for Mac lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country:

https://www.viber.com/en/products/mac

("Wait here. I'll Be Back." - Arnold S.)

I'll be back ...

Cuckoo is an automated malware analysis system: a tool that allows you to understand what a given file does when executed inside an isolated environment:
http://www.cuckoosandbox.org/

 

"... fish is a smart and user-friendly command line shell for OS X, Linux, and the rest of the family ...":

http://fishshell.com/

 

dispcal GUI - open source display calibration and characterization:
http://dispcalgui.hoech.net/

"... tonight you die is an audio rich first person exploration game. players are abandoned in a desolate brutalist cityscape with only a menacing note as a clue: "tonight you die" ...":

http://duendegames.itch.io/tonightyoudie

 

Asciinema - record and share your terminal sessions:

https://asciinema.org/

 

"... Jahshaka is bringing you the future of immersive digital content creation. It delivers a media management and playback platform the is accentuated by compositing, editing and effects modules ...":
http://www.jahshaka.com/

 

"... Kibana is an open source data visualization platform that allows you to interact with your data through stunning, powerful graphics that can be combined into custom dashboards that help you share insights from your data far and wide ...":

https://www.elastic.co/products/kibana

 

"... ScreenCloud makes screenshot sharing easy ...":
https://screencloud.net/

 

"... Apache Directory Studio is a complete directory tooling platform intended to be used with any LDAP server however it is particularly designed for use with ApacheDS ...":
https://directory.apache.org/studio/

 

GNS3 - a graphical network simulator to design and configure virtual networks:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gns-3/

 

"... Jenkins is an award-winning application that monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron ...":
https://jenkins-ci.org/

"... Iridium is a free, open, and libre browser modification of the Chromium code base, with privacy being enhanced in several key areas. Automatic transmission of partial queries, keywords, metrics to central services inhibited and only occurs with consent. In addition, all our builds are reproducible, and modifications are auditable, setting the project ahead of other secure browser providers ...":
https://iridiumbrowser.de/

 

HipChat:
https://www.hipchat.com/

 

Xpad - notepad (not maintained anymore):
http://getxpad.com/

 

XTorrent2:

http://www.xtorrentp2p.com/

 

Telephone is a VoIP program which allows you to make phone calls over the internet:

http://www.tlphn.com/

 

Buddi is a personal finance and budgeting program:

http://buddi.digitalcave.ca/

 

FreeWRL is an Open Source, cross platform VRML2 and X3D compliant browser, with script, SAI and EAI support:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/freewrl/

 

TeXShop:

http://pages.uoregon.edu/koch/texshop/index.html

 

Photivo:

http://photivo.org/

"... OpenRA is a Libre/Free Real Time Strategy project that recreates the classic Command & Conquer titles. We include recreations of C&C (Tiberian Dawn), C&C: Red Alert, and Dune 2000. These are not intended to be perfect copies, but instead combine the classic gameplay of the originals with modern improvements such as unit veterancy and the fog of war ...":

http://www.openra.net/

 

Terminology for OS X Dictionary:

http://agiletortoise.com/terminology/mac/

 

Disconnect free:

https://disconnect.me/

 

"... Toggl Desktop is a small desktop application that will help you track time more conveniently. It sits quietly in your system tray and when you need it (to start/stop/edit your work), it’s quickly accessible. It does what it’s designed to do best – tracks time ...":
http://support.toggl.com/toggl-on-my-desktop/

 

Fluid lets you create a Real Mac App out of any website or web application, effectively turning your favorite web apps into OS X desktop apps:

http://fluidapp.com/

 

"... Hocus Focus automatically hides application windows that have been inactive for a certain period of time, leaving only the applications you’re using visible. It’s a great way to keep your screens clutter free and your mind focused on the task at hand ...":

http://hocusfoc.us/

 

Desperate Gods is a free online board game that was designed to be played just like a board game in real-life: no rules are enforced by the computer, and all moves are performed in a shared physical space. The game itself is a cross between Monopoly and Diablo, a dark fantasy dungeon crawl for up to four players:

http://www.wolfire.com/desperate-gods

 

StepMania is a free dance and rhythm game:

http://www.stepmania.com/

 

Pac the Man X:

http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Games/Pac-the-Man-X.shtml

 

Vega Strike is an Open Source 3D Action-Space-Sim that lets you trade, fight, and explore in a vast universe:

http://vegastrike.sourceforge.net/

 

VidMasta - a search application to watch and download movies and TV shows:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vidmasta/

 

Enpass takes care of all your life important credentials & online accounts in safe and best way:

http://www.enpass.io/apps/macosx/

 

Slife makes it impossibly easy to keep track of time and stay productive:

http://www.slifeweb.com/

 

Burn:

http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html

 

Deeper is a personalization utility for OS X which you can use to enable and disable the hidden functions of the Finder, Dock, Safari, iTunes, login window, and many of Apple’s applications, and more:

http://www.titanium.free.fr/

 

Monolingual is a program for removing unnecessary language resources from OS X, in order to reclaim several hundred megabytes of disk space:

https://ingmarstein.github.io/Monolingual/

 

Colloquy is an advanced IRC, SILC & ICB client:

http://colloquy.info/

 

Skype for Mac:

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

 

IPSecuritas is a free IPSec client:

http://www.lobotomo.com/products/IPSecuritas/

 

With Tiger Envelopes you can stop snoops from reading your email:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/tigerenvelopes/

 

Paparazzi! is a small utility for Mac OS X that makes screenshots of webpages:

https://derailer.org/paparazzi/

 

Juice:

http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/

Thank you for all the useful suggestions .... but a few of your suggestions are old programs that no longer even launch on Mac OS 10.7 or later, or won't work properly on any recent Mac OS.

Take "Juice", from 2005, for example: it won't even launch!

Or your suggestion for "Burn" - which quits in the middle of a Burn - and is no longer supported by the developer: I removed that from this list 2 weeks ago! (and commented on its removal - so no one would suggest it again - in the editor's forum: in a thread with the words Mac and Gory in the title ... please read it?)

And thank you for all the suggested games. But I don't happen to have a spare year handy in which to check to see if they are still working on Mac OS 10.9 ... nor to even post the 100 games in the "Merry Christmas" list I made (in the "Recent Finds" section in the editors forum) - that I know still work because I pre-tested them out FOR Christmas! This is my first time online this week ... my real life has become way too busy to allow me any time online to post new things ANYWHERE.

Pile 'em On!!! But I will not be posting new stuff until I've checked the whole existing list and removed all the posted things that don't work any longer (like Burn). And that's not going to be soon if I only get 3 hours online a week - only by getting up super early at 4 AM some day ....

After I check the existing things on the list to see if they still work, and weed out the remaining non-functional items, then - and only then - will I start weeding out any non-functioning suggestions and adding them to the list. I seem to be the only editor here with a Macintosh - and half of my friends own Macs too - so it falls on me to see if they still work before they are posted. It is a big responsibility ... and weeks of continuous non-stop working just to test the remaining ones ... and I have less time for the internet now than ever before (I'm not liking the fact I can't be here as much as I wish to be ... ).

My hour is up .... see you next week.

Sorry about that. I got those from Best of Mac lists from the net.

I have 30 more to check/post and then I am done ;)

Yes, those suggestions ... and then I have Another List to dig through (leave that one to me, Please)!

After I get done posting those 100 Games I stored away for later in "Recent Finds", that is ....

And I'll be posting new things for a long time to come .... 

No, it is my bad for failing to list Burn BY NAME in my editing list ... I'm just getting done spanking myself over it in the editors forum. Mea Culpa!!!

OpenClonk is a free multiplayer action game in which you control clonks, small but witty and nimble humanoid beings. The game is mainly about mining, settling and fast-paced melees:

http://www.openclonk.org/

 

Aquamacs is a user-friendly build of the powerful Emacs text editor:

http://aquamacs.org/

 

XMind free:

http://www.xmind.net/

 

".. Anxiety is a super-lightweight To-do list application for Mac OS X Leopard that synchronizes with iCal and Mail. Its aim is to provide a streamlined, easily accessible interface to add and check off your tasks, while remaining poised to melt into the background at a moments notice ...":

http://www.anxietyapp.com/

 

"... Adapter - the ultimate converter ...":

https://www.macroplant.com/adapter/

"... darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them ...":

http://www.darktable.org/

 

"... Koala is a GUI application for Less, Sass, Compass and CoffeeScript compilation, to help web developers to use them more efficiently ...":

http://koala-app.com/

 

SimpLESS is your easy-to-use LESS CSS compiler:

http://wearekiss.com/simpless

 

MacClean:

http://www.imobie.com/macclean/

 

"... Infinit is the easiest app for sending any kind and size of files to your friends ...":

https://infinit.io/

 

"... SiteSucker is a Macintosh application that automatically downloads Web sites from the Internet. It does this by asynchronously copying the site's Web pages, images, backgrounds, movies, and other files to your local hard drive, duplicating the site's directory structure. Just enter a URL (Uniform Resource Locator), press return, and SiteSucker can download an entire Web site ...":

http://www.sitesucker.us/mac/mac.html

 

"... Enigma is a puzzle game inspired by Oxyd on the Atari ST and Rock'n'Roll on the Amiga. The object of the game is to find uncover pairs of identically colored Oxyd stones. Simple? Yes. Easy? Certainly not! Hidden traps, vast mazes, laser beams, and, most of all, countless hairy puzzles usually block your direct way to the Oxyd stones ...":
http://www.nongnu.org/enigma/

 

Numpty Physics is a drawing puzzle game:

http://numptyphysics.garage.maemo.org/

 

"... Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design applicationthat helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D ...":

http://www.sweethome3d.com/

 

Luminance HDR:

http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/

 

Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program:

http://pinta-project.com/

 

Dwarf fortress:

http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/index.html

"... BetterTouchTool is a great, feature packed FREE app that allows you to configure many gestures for your Magic Mouse, Macbook Trackpad and Magic Trackpad. It also allows you to configure actions for keyboard shortcuts, normal mice and the Apple Remote ...":

http://www.bettertouchtool.net/

 

"... X Lossless Decoder(XLD) is a tool for Mac OS X that is able to decode/convert/play various 'lossless' audio files. The supported audio files can be split into some tracks with cue sheet when decoding ...":

http://tmkk.undo.jp/xld/index_e.html

 

"... ImageOptim is a free app that makes images take up less disk space and load faster, without sacrificing quality ...":

https://imageoptim.com/

 

Sip:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sip/id507257563?mt=12

 

"... LineIn is a simple application for OS X to enable the soft playthru of audio from input devices. In simpler terms, you can use LineIn to play sound coming in through a microphone or any other device plugged in to your Sound In port, just as was once available with OS 9's "Play input through output device" option ...":

https://www.rogueamoeba.com/freebies/

 

AppPolice is a minimalistic application for Mac OS X that lets you quickly limit the CPU usage of any of the running processes:

http://definemac.com/

 

Recordit:

http://recordit.co/

 

"... iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm ... iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted ...":

https://www.iterm2.com/

 

Slate is a window management application:

https://github.com/jigish/slate

 

XtraFinder add Tabs and features to Mac Finder:

https://www.trankynam.com/xtrafinder/

xhyve - a port of bhyve to OS X:

https://github.com/mist64/xhyve

 

"... MacID is a fast, secure way to unlock your Mac without the inconvenience of typing your password over and over ...":

http://macid.co/

 

VimR - refined Vim Experience for OS X:

http://vimr.org/

 

Tiny for Mac:

http://www.delightfuldev.com/tiny/

 

"... Skynet takes the things you share the most and makes them easier, faster, and more fun. And with support for group conversations, you can send to as many people you'd like ...":

http://joinskynet.com/

 

Secret Maryo Chronicles is an Open Source two-dimensional platform game with a design similar to classic computer games:

http://www.secretmaryo.org/

 

Spectacle - "... Window control with simple, customizable keyboard shortcuts ...":

http://spectacleapp.com/

 

Touchgrind:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/touchgrind/id453696042?mt=12

 

CSR Racing:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/csr-racing/id561080741?mt=12

 

Pocket planes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-planes-free-airline/id491994942?mt=8

 

Gas Mask is simple hosts file manager for Mac OS X. It allows editing of host files and switching between them:

https://github.com/2ndalpha/gasmask

 

MenuMeters is a set of CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools:

http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters/

 

Hex Fiend - hex editor:

http://ridiculousfish.com/hexfiend/

 

Potrace is a tool for tracing a bitmap, which means, transforming a bitmap into a smooth, scalable image:

http://potrace.sourceforge.net/

 

Integrity - "... Easily find your website's broken links ...":

http://peacockmedia.software/mac/integrity/free.html

 

Asepsis prevents creation of .DS_Store files. It redirects their creation into a special folder:

http://asepsis.binaryage.com/

 

KeepingYouAwake is a small menu bar utility can be activated to prevent your Mac from going into sleep:

https://github.com/newmarcel/KeepingYouAwake

"... Homebrew Cask extends Homebrew and brings its elegance, simplicity, and speed to OS X applications and large binaries alike ...":

http://caskroom.io/

 

"... The Battle for Wesnoth is a Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat ...":

http://www.wesnoth.org/

 

"... Comical is a portable CBR and CBZ viewer written in C++ using wxWidgets. It supports multiple image formats and uses high-quality image scaling algorithms to fit pages onscreen ...":

http://sourceforge.net/projects/comical/

 

YACReader:

http://www.yacreader.com/

 

"... Karabiner -  apowerful and stable keyboard customizer ...":

https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/

 

"... Dragand - a quick and simple application to download subtitles of your favorite series ...":

http://dragand.watch/

 

Encrypto:

http://macpaw.com/encrypto

 

Fotor:

http://www.fotor.com/mac/index.html

 

"... Cobook is the unified address book that brings together contact info from your computer, social networks and other sources ...":

https://cobook.co/

 

"... Vienna is an RSS/Atom reader for Mac OS X, packed with powerful features that help you make sense of the flood of information that is distributed via these formats today ...":

http://www.vienna-rss.org/

 

"... GeekTool is an application for Mac OS 10.6+. It lets you display various kinds of information on your desktop via 3 default plug-ins ...":

http://projects.tynsoe.org/en/geektool/

 

"... Nerdtool allows you to display many things directly on top of your desktop; weather reports, headline news, and system vitals are just a few uses ...":

http://mutablecode.com/apps/nerdtool.html

 

Retinizer:

http://retinizer.mikelpr.com/

 

Amnesty singles - a drag-and-drop utility that converts Dashboard widgets into standalone applications:

http://mesadynamics.com/

 

PS3 Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server:
http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/

 

"... teleport is a simple utility to let you use one single mouse and keyboard to control several of your Macs ...":

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/14042/teleport

 

"... nvALT is a fork of the original Notational Velocity by Brett Terpstra and ElasticThreads (David Halter) with some additional features (MultiMarkdown preview and source views, public note sharing, customizable colors…) and some interface modifications (bookmarks HUD, fullscreen view and more) ...":

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/36277/nvalt

Caddy - the HTTP/2 web server:
http://caddyserver.com/

Phocus - free image processing software:
http://www.hasselblad.com/software/phocus

Apparently this is a 'Yes, BUT ....' program with hidden catches to it ... I'll list it here: BUT with a few caveats.

First thing upon launch: "Phocus wants to access my contacts.". Well. I cannot think of a legitimate purpose that a big camera company (that only has very wealthy clients) would want the name/address/number/department/ETC of everyone I know (presumably all of their wealthy clients never think twice and freely share this information?) - but I can think of several purposes they might use this information for that I might be unhappy about at a later time.

So, NO: they do not get permission from the system to access my contacts - denied! 

Then this sneaky program tries to "call home" anyway: behind your back! Thank goodness for "Little Snitch" (I have purchased) warning me about bad activities tried over my internet connection!

Now, there are legitimate reasons a program might want to call home: to check for a newer version of itself is the common usage. But a good developer always warns you, with a prompt or two ... something to the effect of "AnyAPP would like to check for updates. (You must be connected to the internet to continue.)" {CANCEL} { OK } before it snatches at your internet connection, and sometimes the part in parenthesis is in a separate notifier box with {CONTINUE} instead of { OK }.

Having already tried to grab up all my contacts personal information: NOW Phocus will try to transmit information through my internet connection without me noticing it - until it is too late. What say you 'Little Snitch'? DENIED!!!!! Do NOT let Phocus call home, I said.

Now Phocus insists I register it - with my Hasselblad camera serial number, and a whole long user profile - 'for support purposes' (marketing support ... I'll bet): good thing there is a {LATER} Button: or I'd have quit checking this software out and given a failing grade to it right then. It will nag you regularly to register it, you bet!

Finally I get to the Welcome dialog. I checked the program out. It is "Adobe Photoshop" complicated in there: just the way I like it. Seems like well written code - just that it acts snoopy without permission. IF you trust Hasselblad will not snoop through your computer for data: go ahead and install this "Free Download" program.

Is there any way I can batch remove 3249 unwanted emails from my ipad. I have mail "ruled" to avoid spam on my syncd mac but the syncing seeme to occur prior to the sorting.

I think so ... but I do not use an iPad or Apple "Mail", myself. Here is how I would theoretically proceed: 1. Get them all in a group. Arrange their sorting order so as to get as many spam messages in a contiguous block as is possible - hopefully they are all marked as junk and you can sort by junk status. You can arrange to sort them by clicking on the tops of the various columns (sender email address/junk status/date/subject/ ... and so on) - which will regroup them by sender or subject ... or whatever. 2. Bulk delete shortcuts On my Mac Desktop I can "Select" a large contiguous block of files in the finder - or messages in my email client (or in quite a few other Mac programs) in one of two ways: Drag Select ... where you hold the left mouse button down while drawing a rectangle that encloses JUST the items you want ... OR Select the first message of the block you want deleted - then HOLD DOWN the Shift Key and click on the last message of the block you want deleted: that selects all messages between the first and last ones. Then click Delete. Go get the iPad Manual: https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide... and check page 55 Please. "Delete, move, or mark multiple messages. While viewing a list of messages, tap Edit. Select some messages, then choose an action. If you make a mistake, shake iPad immediately to undo."
Sadly, Xee is not freeware anymore. :-(
Yes, the latest version from the Apple App store DOES cost money .... HOWEVER ... the last free version of Xee - 2.2 - is still freely available, and DOES seem to still work on Mac OS X 10.9.5 ... at least it launched when I tested it, and all of the pieces appeared to be there ... I'm putting it BACK ... it is still of use. "The Last Free Version" is still good enough.
Thank You. I will remove it.
Homebrew - The missing package manager for OS X: http://brew.sh/

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