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Scrimpy the thriftmac worm
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Mute your mic while you type and no one will know you’re busy on your keyboard during a Zoom meeting. Allows for pausing so you can type and talk. Three icons to choose from.


Organized your menu bar items by spacing them into groups.

Camera Preview

See how look before going live on your web cam — from the the menu bar, the dock or a keyboard shortcut. You can also take a picture, or zoom in or out.

Day Progress

How’s your day going? Keep track of how much time as passed with a customizable graphic in the menu bar. You decide what the day range should be, and which days of the week you want to keep track of.


Download from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and other video sites. Convert downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in one step.


Like the name says, provides a backdrop for your Mac, with your choice of which windows go in front. It’s been a long time since there was a update, but it still works.

Phoenix Slides

A quick and easy way to browse photos in a folder, optionally as a slideshow. Some JPEG transformations are also available.


A simple and lightweight open source markdown editor with support for Shortcuts.


Would-be thieves get blasted with a loud alarm if they close the lid on an unattended Mac.


Lossless trimming and cutting of video and audio files — quickly extract the good parts or add a track without having to encode and lose quality.


Tap your Mac’s command key twice, then hold, and see a display of the app you’re currently using. In some cases, the list is enormous!