More free Mac apps
There are plenty more completely gratis options to choose from
11 > WhatsApp Desktop whatsapp.com
Best known as a mobile messaging tool, this native macOS app allows you to use WhatsApp on your Mac. It works just the same as on mobile but, if you’re having a long detailed conversation, you can type on your Mac, not your phone.
12 > CyberDuck cyberduck.io
Most of us rarely need to access an FTP server, so paying for a tool to do it makes little sense. CyberDuck allows you to copy files to/from FTP and SFTP servers, Amazon S3 storage, WebDAV servers and cloud services — all for free. You can also sync files between servers.
13 SUPERDUPER shirt-pocket.com
SuperDuper started out as a way to clone your Mac’s hard drive, but it has since evolved into way more than that. You can configure clones so they are bootable — acting as an emergency backup if the worst happens and your Mac breaks completely. The clone can be stored on any volume, partition, or disk image — though if you want to use it as a safety net, it’s best to back it up to an external hard drive that’s unplugged and stored safely. You can even clone Time Machine volumes.
You can create as many clones as you like as often as you like without paying a cent. However, if you pay $27.95, you can unlock the Smart Update feature that incrementally updates clones, and schedule cloning operations. The paid–for version is also scriptable.
14 > The Unarchiver theunarchiver.com
The Unarchiver admittedly only does one thing, but it does it well. While the Mac’s built–in Archive Utility stumbles over all but the most common formats, The Unarchiver will open RAR archives, Tar, Gzip, and even extremely old formats like StuffIt and Disk Doubler.
15 > TinkerTool 7 bresink.com
Deep in macOS, there’s an array of ‘hidden’ settings that would normally require a trip to Terminal to change. TinkerTool allows you to make changes more easily. Want to change the default location or naming convention for screen grabs? TinkerTool can do it.
Dashlane 16 dashlane.com
Password managers are pretty much an essential tool for anyone who spends much time online and wants to use secure passwords. The free version of Dashlane allows you to store, and automatically fill, up to 50 passwords. You can also store other sensitive information like credit card details, payment information, and secure notes. Your data is secured using AES 256–bit encryption. Dashlane also has a dashboard that displays information on the ‘health’ of your passwords. Features like syncing across devices, a built–in VPN, and Dark Web Monitoring are available with a subscription, but the free version is excellent.
17 > CopyClip fiplab.com
CopyClip sits in your menu bar and stores everything you have cut or copied. Unlike the Mac’s built–in clipboard, which only retains one item, you can view, search, and use multiple items. You can even pin items to the top for quick and easy access.
18 > Franz meetfranz.com
Trouble keeping up with friends and colleagues using different messaging platforms? Try Franz. It’s a messaging client that allows you to connect and chat on multiple platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype, and several more.
19 > HiddenMe bit.ly/mfhddnm
Mojave’s Stacks can help solve desktop clutter, but most of us still have files lying around. HiddenMe allows you to hide them at the tap of a button, saving you from accidentally showing that receipt when you show a friend something on the Mac.
Spark 20 readdle.com
Spark is an email client designed for collaborating with teammates. You can work together on message drafts, share messages via a URL, and chat inside the app. It’s smart enough to tell the difference between promotional emails and regular messages and give the latter more prominence. You can snooze messages, and a quick–reply feature allows you to respond with an emoji. Built–in widgets allow you to see recently opened emails, calendars, and reminders. It’s the ideal email client for collaborative working.