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Scrimpy the thriftmac worm
Scrimpy
No in-app purchases. No ads. No subscriptions. No trials. Just 100% free Mac apps.

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VPaint

Experimental app, which will forever be in beta, features free-form sketching, sculpting, painting, animation, and onion skinning. It will eventually evolve into VGC Illustration and VGC Animation.

diagrams.net

This online drawing tool can be downloaded and used as an app on your desktop. Plenty of sample charts and diagrams get you started. Easy and intuitive to use.

Magic

Draw with your finger, using your Mac’s track pad. It’s pressure sensitive, has custom brushes, and allows you to save your projects.

Browserosaurus

When you click on a link, a menu displays with your installed web browsers. Choose the one you want.

MacPass

Free, open-source, KeePass-compatible password manager works the way you would expect of a Mac-native app: tabs, autosave, undo/redo, drag and drop, and quicklook.

Moped

A light-weight text editor that supports syntax highlighting for dozens of programming languages. Choose from several themes and mono-spaced fonts.

Pictogram

An easy way to change the icons for your apps — and easily revert if you change your mind. A good place to find a new icon is at macOSicons.

espanso

Type a keyword with a colon in front, and it expands. Includes special triggers for dates, emojis and shell commands, plus several expansion packages. You need to be comfortable with Terminal for installation.

ActivityWatch

Keep track of how much time you spend doing different kinds of things on your computer — apps, windows titles, browser domains, categories, and more.

Amethyst

Automatically tiles windows for you as they are opened. Lots of options for how this is done, plus you can have different setups for different Spaces.