Best Free Software for Mac OS

 Best Free Programming for Mac OS

Best Free HTML Editor for Mac OS

  • BlueGriffon

    "The next-generation Web Editor based on the rendering engine of Firefox! BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. This is our new first choice for novices. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it's a modern and robust solution to edit Web pages in conformance to the latest Web Standards. Open source, Cross-platform, Multilingual, and Free."

  • SeaMonkey Suite

    "Web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editing made simple ... all your Internet needs in one application. Under the hood, SeaMonkey uses much of the same Mozilla source code which powers such successful siblings as Firefox and Thunderbird."

    SeaMonkey's Composer pane is an up-to-date 'Bug-Fix' version of "NVu" or "Kompozer": and is one of the most intuitive WYSIWYG HTML design tools I know of. There is a Site Manager that helps make publishing updated or new pages to your site as easy as saving files locally.

  • KompoZer

    "One of the best free editors, and it is open source/cross-platform, too. It's designed for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive web site without needing to know HTML. Features include integrated file management, tabbed editing, and support for forms, tables and templates." (Review)

  • Netbeans

    "Experienced users might prefer Netbeans. It started life as a Java Editor but with recent releases has developed into a powerful text editor for web scripting. At first glance, Netbeans is a little intimidating. Most of the menu items can be ignored by ordinary mortals. Using it as an HTML/PHP editor is akin to using a steam hammer to crack a peanut. Nevertheless the code completion, code colouring and the professional look and feel make it an excellent choice." (Review)


Best Free NFO Viewer for Mac OS

  • NFOViewer

    "NFOViewer is a MacOSX application for viewing documents containing ASCII art ("nfo", "asc" or "diz" documents)."

  • Yet Another NFO Viewer

    "A handy tool to properly view ASCII artwork files in DOS encoding (with extensions NFO, ASC and DIZ). This tool is intended for Intel-based Macs only, running on the Mac OS X 10.6 operating system."


Best Free Programming Editor for Mac OS

  • BluefishBluefish

    "A lightweight yet powerful editor designed for experienced programmers and web designers, and works as a general-purpose editor as well with the IDE.

    This program provides options to write websites, scripts and programming codes in many programming and markup languages. Its user interface is complete with toolbars, dialogs and user-customized menus. Other useful features include code collapse, matched code highlights, in-line spell checker, etc." (Review)

  • Editra

    "Editra is a multi-platform text editor with an implementation that focuses on creating an easy to use interface and features that aid in code development. Currently it supports syntax highlighting and variety of other useful features for over 60 programming languages. Editra is freely available for use under the terms of the wxWindows License. Currently the project is in the alpha development phase but test builds of "stable" points are available for download and trial as Windows and Mac OSX (Universal) binaries."

  • Aquamacs

    "Aquamacs: The Emacs for the Mac! An Editor for Text, HTML, LaTeX, C++, Java, Python, R, Perl, Ruby, PHP, and more... Aquamacs is a modern editor based on GNU Emacs. Aquamacs is a user-friendly build of the powerful Emacs text editor. Aquamacs integrates with the Mac and offers the same comforts that any application on the Mac provides. Yet, it comes with all the ergonomy and extensibility you've come to expect from GNU Emacs. Aquamacs has been available for about a decade and is used daily by thousands of academics, programmers, and authors. "


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Homebrew - The missing package manager for OS X:
No, that's MacPorts.

Since Bean is no longer being developed, I'd recommend replacing it with Growly Write, which is excellent, small, and very actively supported by its developer Chris Mason, long ago project head for Microsoft Word 5 ("back when Word was fun," as he says).

Also, nothing wrong with FileZilla, but why a separate app installed when you can use the excellent FireFTP add-on for Firefox?

Hey, Hey! Only a Year Late ... Thank you for the GREAT Suggestion!
Thank you for the suggestions. I'll add them to this category in the next few edits.
Mac Linux USB Loader - a tool allowing you to take an ISO of a Linux distribution and make it boot using EFI:
fish is a smart and user-friendly command line shell for OS X, Linux, and the rest of the family. Features: - Autosuggestions - Glorious VGA Color - Sane Scripting - Web Based configuration - Man Page Completions - Works Out Of The Box
MPlayerX provides you a super easy way to enjoy your favorite multimedia collection, without losing any functionalities:
Is Carbon Copy Cloner free? It looks like it's croakware CCC is no longer donationware. In order to grow our support and development team, we have made the transition to a commercial product. This will allow us to to continue offering frequent updates to our software, including new features. This will also enable our stellar customer support to remain that way. Transitioning from donationware to a commercial offering underscores our commitment to deliver the best Mac OS X cloning and backup utility on the market.
Thank you Reid. Carbon Copy Cloner is now removed from the list. MC - Site Manager.
Quicksilver leaves beta: Vecte is a very simple app, designed as a replacment for the OS X application switcher. Features: - Faster. Vecte is far faster then the OS X switcher. Don't wait for the window to disappear before switching apps... - No setup. Simply open the Vecte app, and hit Command-Tab. - Simple. Vecte is very simple and out of the way. Don't worry about a thing. - No system resources. Vecte is exceptionally light weight, and will not effect your battery life.

I Just found out about this Mac utility app called Magician. It has many functions-various cleaning utils,duplicate finder,memory optimization,left and right fan speed adjustment,app uninstaller, and more.

I was impressed by what this program can do, definitely worth giving it a look to compare it to CLeanMyMac and others...

Hi JTAlsman, I've added Magician to the list. Thank you for brining it to light! Alec