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Scrimpy the thriftmac worm
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A clipboard with a lot of extras — not only a list of things you’ve copied, but also saved clips, the date, time and lorem ipsum. Smart clips are like templates where you can fill in a blank. It also does calculations.


Create a disposable email address so you can sign up for an account without fear of being spammed, targeted with ads or open to data leaks. Best used for services you just want to try out.

Hand Mirror

Check up on how you look before going live with an online meeting — one-click convenience from the menu bar.


Optimize images — PNG, JPEG or GIF — to the smallest size possible as you copy them to the pasteboard.


Just like the good old days of Hypercard, you can once again use a linked deck of cards to create e-zines, presentations, and adventure games like Myst.

Plain Text Editor

Ideal for those who prefer their text with no formatting. Options allow for optimal line length, word, character and line count, a transparent background and keeping the window on top.


Put times from various cities in your menu bar — 24-hour or AM/PM. Use a slider to show how the times compare through the day.


Use AI models to upscale low-resolution JPG or PNG photos. You can batch upscale of a folder of images.


Nirvana for word nerds — search for anagrams, rhymes, crossword solutions, allowable Scrabble words — plus the usual definitions and synonyms.


Plug in a microphone or a keyboard to record, edit, mix and master audio and MIDI projects.

Notes SE

Notes app with a simple interface syncs via iCloud across Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. Create links by typing in the URL. Supports widgets and Shortcuts.