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Scrimpy the thriftmac worm
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An open source alternative to Notion that distinguishes itself with data security and cross-platform native experience. Features include detailed to-do lists, kanban boards, content calendars and built-in AI.


You may never need your mouse again. Access your Mac’s user interface from a command palette — click buttons, focus text fields, invoke menu commands, switch windows, and more.


Drop in an audio or video file to get a text transcription, which can be exported for editing. It’s powered by Open AI’s Whisper, but everything runs locally on your Mac. Requires at least 16 GB of RAM.


Batch rename many files at once — from simple to complex using regular expressions. This app can monitor a folder and automatically run a recipe when files are dropped in it. Extensive support for AppleScript.


Organize your images into a single library. Use folders, tag hierarchy and search to keep track of your collection.


Set up scrolling direction, pointer acceleration, pointer speed and modifier keys — separately for each device. Your mouse and trackpad can be customized differently.


What’s better than a shortcut? An automated shortcut. Run a shortcut when you start an app, connect USB, when your wifi connection changes, you log in or out, your Mac loses power — and more.


A powerful, cross-platform raw photo processing system designed for developing raw files from a broad range of digital cameras. Features non-destructive, 32-bit processing engine, modern demosaicing algorithms, and advanced color+detail editing.


Drop your file into Encrypto, give it a password, then send it securely on its way. Adds AES-256 encryption, allows optional password hints.


Open source app lets you watch YouTube videos in a browser without tracking or ads. Subscribe to channels without an account.

Thorium Reader

Access EPUB 3 publications in reflow or fixed layout format, audiobooks and visual narratives, PDF documents and DAISY 2.02 and 3 accessible ebooks; LCP protected or not.