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Revision as of 22:38, 10 February 2014

For a more complete collection of terminal applications, be sure to check the Recommended software (Linux) page.

Package Managers

Terminal Applications

File Management

FTP Clients

Online Storage

Network Monitoring

System Monitoring


Audio Players

Audio Tools

Video Players


See Browsers



Application Launchers

  • Alfred - Simple but efficient application launcher. Best in combination with the Powerpack.
  • Launchbar - A little more complicated than Alfred, has a few convenient features that Alfred lacks.
  • Quicksilver


  • Obsidian Menu Bar - Changes the color of the menu bar to black.
  • Bartender - Utility to clean up and manage your menu bar.
  • Geektool - Add shell scripts and images to your desktop.


System Maintenance


Disk tools

  • DaisyDisk - Gives you a graphical overview over your file system.
  • Disk Inventory X - Free alternative to DaisyDisk.
  • Gemini - Intelligent duplicate remover.

Torrent Clients

  • Transmission - Simple and lightweight open source torrent client.
  • rtorrent - Terminal torrent client.


Images & Graphics


  • ImageAlpha - Program for reducing the file size of PNG files.
  • ImageOptim - Software for reducing the size of JPG and PNG files.


  • Preview - The default image viewing and editing app. Lightweight and functional alternative for simple edits.
  • Skitch - Simple editing program for adding anotations to images.
  • Pixelmator - A good and affordable alternative to photoshop.
  • Acorn - Similar to Pixelmator.
  • Sketch - Another alternative to Pixelmator.
  • GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program. Free open source image editing program.


  • Preview

Other Platforms