Awesome free apps for your Mac

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Latest free apps

Mini Diary

Mini Diary helps you make sense of all those thoughts churning in your mind every day. It doesn’t have a lot of features but it covers the basics: search, calendar, bold, italic, lists and word count. Plus it is password protected. Jump in and spill.

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A pretty good alternative to Illustrator that appears to be free with no strings attached. “We’re backed by amazing investors that lets us offer Vectornator to you at no cost.”

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Keep a personal journal with a calendar and time line. You can also group entries, and use it as a notes app. Started out free 18 years ago, went paid, and now it’s free again.

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Hidden Bar

Simple and effective way to hide the icons cluttering your menu bar. Decide which ones you want to hide, then use an arrow icon to reveal them when needed. They’ll hide themselves again after a time that you set.

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This tiny scrapbook with a gorgeous interface can live either in the dock or the menu bar. It’s a handy place to keep seven pages of temporary notes, and no more. Syncs with iCloud. If you want something even tinier, check out Tyke.

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Timer helps reduce eye strain by reminding you to look away from the screen every 20 minutes — for 20 seconds.

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