These are some of the most useful applications available on the OSX platform. Almost all of them are free to use.
Getting your laptop or your phone stolen sucks, but there is something you can do about it. Prey is a lightweight theft protection software that lets you keep an eye over them whether in town or abroad, and helps you recover them if ever lost or stolen.
VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt 7.1a.
The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.
Is your Mac running slow? Annoying adware, like pop-ups, or malware could be the problem. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac scans for and removes code that degrades system performance or attacks your system. Making your Mac, once again, your Mac.
Stremio is an app that helps you organize and instantly watch your favorite videos, movies, TV series and TV channels. Make sure to use some addons to give yourself the ultimate experience.
Kodi® (formerly known as XBMC™) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more. Kodi runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.
Plex organizes your video, music, and photo collections and streams them to all of your screens.
All the music you'll ever need is right here. Your favorite artists, albums and readymade playlists for every moment.
Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.
HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
The one-and-only remote for your computer. Turn your smartphone into a universal remote control.
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.
Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books.
Unsplash is a thousands of stunning photos in high resolution. It would be nice to see them on your desktop, right? Irvue does exactly this!
There are a lot of iOS KeePass tools around but a distinct lack of a good OS X version. KeePass can be used via Mono on OS X but lacks vital functionality and feels sluggish. MacPass is the best OS X port of KeePass.
KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).
OnyX is a multifunction utility for OS X which you can use to verify the startup disk and the structure of its system files, to run miscellaneous tasks of cleaning and system maintenance, to configure some hidden parameters of many of Apple’s applications, and more.
Alfred is an award-winning app for Mac OS X which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys and keywords. Search your Mac and the web effortlessly, and control your Mac using customised actions with the Powerpack.
AppCleaner is a small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps.
Cyberduck is a libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure & OneDrive and OpenStack Swift browser for Mac and Windows.
Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.
TextWrangler is a powerful, general-purpose text editor crafted in Bare Bones Software's best traditions. For anyone who works with text, this award-winning application provides a clean, intelligent interface to a rich set of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text with high performance.
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.
The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR, 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2. It will also open many older formats, such as StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and ARC. It will even open other kinds of files, like ISO and BIN disc images, some Windows .EXE installers.
Found provides a lightning-fast, intuitive search experience that finds files across your Mac and personal cloud services, including Dropbox, Evernote, SkyDrive, Google Drive/Docs, and Gmail (attachments).
SuperDuper is an advanced, yet easy to use disk copying program. It can, of course, make a straight copy, or "clone" -- useful when you want to move all your data from one machine to another, or do a simple backup. In moments, you can completely duplicate your boot drive to another drive, partition, or image file.
Transmission is a BitTorrent client which features a variety of user interfaces on top of a cross-platform back-end.
VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.
ShareMouse lets you share your mouse and keyboard with multiple networked computers.
Traditionally, chat clients on the Mac have been anything but glamorous. Colloquy is an advanced IRC, SILC & ICB client which aims to fill this void. By adhering to Mac OS X interface conventions, Colloquy has the look and feel of a quality Mac application.
All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype. Simplify your life.
Window control with simple and customizable keyboard shortcuts.
Private Internet Access VPN Service encrypts your connection and provides you with an anonymous IP to protect your privacy.
TunnelBear VPN provides you with a secure and private connection to a less restricted Internet. Up to 1.5 GB free per month.
Spotflux is the best way to protect and enhance your internet connection. It performs millions of cloud-based real-time calculations, encrypts and compresses your mobile internet traffic. Spotflux works across all your devices.
Get to all your files from anywhere, on any device, and share them with anyone. 2GB Free.
Get access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more with Google Drive. 15GB Free.
Working with coworkers and external teams has never been simpler – securely share files and collaborate with anyone, on any device. Easily create, edit and review documents with others in real-time or on-the-go and keep your projects moving forward. 10GB Free
Offers 50 GB of free storage space. Uploaded files are encrypted and only the user holds the decryption keys.
pCloud is your personal online storage space for your memorable photos and videos, your favorite music or important work documents. 10GB Free.
Store your files online in a personal and secure space. Either upload your documents to your online space yourself, or let the hubiC application do it for you. 25GB Free.
Chrome brings your open tabs, bookmarks and recent searches from your computer to your phone or tablet, and vice versa. That way you have your web on all of your devices. Just sign in on your other devices to start syncing.
Very good, feature packed, open-source browser. With many great available plugins Firefox is a must have for anyone wanting to greatly enhance their experience on the web.
The Opera browser is a fast, simple and safe way to get around on the web.
Chromium is the open-source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code. The browsers share the majority of code and features, though there are some minor differences in features and they have different licensing.
Midori is blazing fast, utilizing the latest web technologies and a small but dexterous array of extensions provide all the essential features.