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Scrimpy the thriftmac worm
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An open-source notes app with almost too many features to list. Notes are plain text files that can be opened and edited with any text editor. Each consists of fields, starting with title and body — you can add more and organize using these fields.


Copy text or URLs to your clipboard from anywhere — PDFs, images, videos, screenshots, Zoom calls — with OCR technology. Free but you can support with an Mac App Store purchase.


The venerable open sources RSS reader still provides an interesting alternative after many years in active development


Screenshots on steroids — features include scrolling screenshots, pixelate or remove objects, markup, screen ruler, zoom, text recognition and a colour picker.


Three times faster than Chrome, plus protection from Google, plus a secure crypto-wallet — that’s what they promise, but you know what they say about things that sound too good to be true.

Ungoogled Chromium

Google Chrome is based on the open source Chromium. Without all the dependencies added by Google, Chromium is faster, safer and more private.


Create dynamic macOS wallpapers (a.k.a. desktop pictures) based on solar calculations, the time of day or system appearance — one for light and one for dark.


Simple outliner syncs on Mac, iPhone and iPad. Allows for embedded images, customized fonts, searching, crossing off items, linking and sharing.


Blend the notch in your MacBook Pro with the menu bar. Can also added rounded corners to your wallpaper.

DaVinci Resolve

The free version of this video editor has so much going for it that it might be all you ever need. Capabilities cover cutting, keyframing, color grading and audio tools.


Open source video editor features multi-track editing, configurable interface and shortcuts, titler, dozens of effects and transitions, audio and video scopes, proxy editing, keyframeable effects — and more.