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Scrimpy the thriftmac worm
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Customize your Mac keyboard — simply change normal keys to other keys or set up complex rules.


Create customized widgets for your desktop, based on system commands. Output the data in charts, graphs and tables that you design.


Open source all-in-one home media server for managing and streaming your media with an emphasis on privacy.

Scaler Bandwidth Monitor

Stay on top of your Mac’s download and upload speeds in the menu bar. Click to visualize with a chart.


Put a pomodoro timer in your menu bar. This technique breaks tasks into timed intervals with set rest periods in between. The app keeps track of the times for you.


Organize your to-do lists by day of the week, and get a seven-day look at what’s coming up. You can also make custom lists. Allows for notifications and tweaking the appearance.


Switch focus to any open window — like command-tab for programs, but for windows. Once you’re in focus, you can minimize, close or full-screen the window. Customize the app’s appearance and trigger shortcuts.


This colour picker lets you check out contrast ratios and confirm WCAG accessibility compliance. Choose from formats like formats like hex, RGB, HSB, or HSL. You can set up a global hot key to access it from anywhere.

Pure Paste

It can be super annoying to paste some text into, say, an email message, only to find that a bunch of formatting came along for the ride. This app makes sure you can nothing but plain text.

X Lossless Decoder

Decode, convert and play lossless audio files — can be split into tracks with cue sheet when decoding.

XnView MP

This powerful photo viewer, image manager and image resizer supports JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, WEBP, PSD, JPEG2000, OpenEXR, camera RAW, HEIC, PDF, DNG, CR2.