A simple list of best free Mac OS X Apps.

Web Browsers

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

The premier free, open-source browser. Tabs, pop-up blocking, themes, and extensions. Considered by many to be the world's best browser.
Download Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications.
Download Google Chrome
Opera

Opera

Opera is a Web browser that offers lots of features to let you take advantage of today's Web. Opera Turbo speeds up browsing on slow connections.
Download Opera
SeaMonkey

SeaMonkey

Web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editing made simple—all your Internet needs in one application.
Download SeaMonkey
Tor Browser Bundle

Tor Browser Bundle

The Tor Browser Bundle is an easy-to-use portable package of Tor, Vidalia, Torbutton, and a Firefox fork preconfigured to work together out of the box.
Download Tor Browser

Chat (IM, VoIP, IRC)

Adium

Adium

Adium is a free instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, XMPP (Jabber), Yahoo, and much more.
Download Adium
Jitsi

Jitsi

Jitsi is an audio/video and chat communicator that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, AIM/ICQ, Windows Live, Yahoo!, Bonjour, and much more.
Download Jitsi
Skype

Skype

Skype allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the Internet without the inconvenience of long distance telephone charges.
Download Skype
Telephone

Telephone

Telephone is a VoIP program which allows you to make phone free calls over the internet. It can be used to call regular phones via any appropriate SIP provider.
Download Telephone
Viber

Viber

Viber for Mac lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country!
Download Viber
Colloquy

Colloquy

Colloquy is an advanced IRC & SILC client which aims to fill a void left by unglamorous clients.
Download Colloquy
LimeChat

LimeChat

LimeChat is an IRC client for OS X written on RubyCocoa.
Download LimeChat

Email Clients

Thunderbird

Thunderbird

Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.
Download Thunderbird
Mailbox

Mailbox

Mailbox is the Mac version of the popular iOS and Android email app, designed to handle email excess simply and quickly.
Download Mailbox
Foxmail

Foxmail

Mailbox is the Mac version of the popular iOS and Android email app, designed to handle email excess simply and quickly.
Download Foxmail

Newsreaders

Vienna

Vienna

Vienna is an RSS/Atom reader for Mac OS X, packed with powerful features that help you make sense of the flood of information that is distributed via these formats today.
Download Vienna
RSSOwl

RSSOwl

RSSOwl is a free and powerful news feed reader. RSSOwl lets you gather, organize and search news in a convenient, easy to use interface with endless flexibility.
Download RSSOwl

File Sharing

Transmission

Transmission

Transmission is a fast, easy and free multi-platform BitTorrent client. Transmission is designed for easy, powerful use.
Download Transmission
Vuze

Vuze

Vuze is the ultimate client for BitTorrent. Mac-native, it's a fast and accessible file sharing solution.
Download Vuze
uTorrent

uTorrent

uTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client. While the interface has been polished and the overall size remains smaller than your average Facebook pic.
Download uTorrent
Acqlite

Acqlite

A Gnutella file sharing client written in Cocoa. It is based on LimeWire, Acquisition and Cabos. It is free software, no spyware, no adware.
Download Acqlite
SoulseekQt

SoulseekQt

SoulseekQT is an ad-free, spyware free, official cross-platform Soulseek client for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
Download SoulseekQt

File Hosting

DropBox

DropBox

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers.
Download DropBox
Google Drive

Google Drive

Google Drive is a cloud storage service that allows you to store your documents, photos, videos, and more online.
Download Google Drive

Office Suites

OpenOffice

OpenOffice

OpenOffice.org is both an Open Source product and a project. The product is a multi-platform office productivity suite.
Download OpenOffice
LibreOffice

LibreOffice

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites.
Download LibreOffice
Bean

Bean

Bean is a small, easy-to-use word processor that is designed to make writing convenient, efficient and comfortable.
Download Bean

Media Players

VLC

VLC

VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, OGG...)
Download VLC
MPlayerX

MPlayerX

MPlayerX is armed by FFmpeg and MPlayer, which means it could handle almost any media format in the world for you and no extra codec packages are required.
Download MPlayerX
MPlayer OSX Extended

MPlayer OSX Extended

Leveraging the power of the MPlayer and FFmpeg open source projects, MPlayer OSX Extended aims to deliver a powerful, functional & no frills video player for OS X.
Download MPlayer OSX Extended
NicePlayer

NicePlayer

NicePlayer aims to be a multi-engine player designed for playing movies nicely for a person who likes to watch or present movies on their computer.
Download NicePlayer
XBMC

XBMC

XBMC is an award winning media center for OS X. The ultimate High Definition hub for all your media, XBMC is easy to use, and has a large helpful community.
Download XBMC
Perian

Perian

With Perian, the Swiss Army Knife for QuickTime, any OS X application that uses QuickTime can now use these additional media types.
Download Perian

Video Converters

HandBrake

HandBrake

HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
Download HandBrake
Subler

Subler

Subler is a simple mp4 file format muxer. Quickly remux your mkv or mov files to mp4 or add new subtitles tracks to your mp4 file.
Download Subler
MPEG StreamClip

MPEG Streamclip

MPEG Streamclip converts QuickTime movies, MPEG-1/2/4 files and transport streams into several formats.
Download MPEG Streamclip
Miro Video Converter

Miro Video Converter

Miro Video Converter has presets that will convert video to the correct sizes and formats for popular phones, iPods, and other media players.
Download Miro Video Converter

Music & Audio

Audacity

Audacity

Audacity is a free audio recorder/editor/mixer. You can record sounds, play sounds, import and export WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files, and more.
Download Audacity
ocenaudio

ocenaudio

ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy to use, fast and functional audio editor.
Download ocenaudio
LilyPond

LilyPond

LilyPond is an automated engraving system. It formats music beautifully and automatically, and has a friendly syntax for its input files.
Download LilyPond
OpenSong

OpenSong

OpenSong is a free, open-source software application created to manage lyrics, chords, lead sheets, overheads, computer projection, and more.
Download OpenSong
DeTune

DeTune

Browse the contents of your iPod, iPhone or iPad from your Mac. Copy your music back to your Mac.
Download DeTune

Graphics & Design

GIMP

GIMP

The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction.
Download GIMP
Blender

Blender

Blender is Open-Source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation, and playback.
Download Blender
Inkscape

Inkscape

Drawing app, capabilities similar to Illustrator/Freehand/CorelDraw or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
Download Inkscape
Scribus

Scribus

Scribus is an Open Source program that brings professional page layout to Mac OS X with a combination of press-ready output and new approaches to page design.
Download Scribus

Emulators

VirtualBox

VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.
Download VirtualBox
Q emulator

Q emulator

Q emulator is a feature-packed Cocoa port of QEMU: Run Linux, Windows, and other systems on your Mac.
Download Q emulator
DOSBox

DOSBox

DOSBox is a DOS-emulator that uses the SDL-library which makes DOSBox very easy to port to different platforms.
Download DOSBox
Boxer

Boxer

There’s no clots of configuration and baffling DOS commands between you and your fun: just drag-drop your games onto Boxer, and you’ll be playing in minutes.
Download Boxer

CD / DVD Burning

Burn

Burn

Create data discs with data settings like, file permissions, the disc icon, file dates and more on the fly. Create video & audio discs without worrying about conversion.
Download Burn
LiquidCD

LiquidCD

LiquidCD is for burning CDs and DVDs. It allows you to burn personal hybrid discs (showing files on PC/Mac only), add a custom icon to the disc and burn cue/bin files.
Download LiquidCD
SimplyBurns

SimplyBurns

SimplyBurns is a Mac OS X application with a GUI, which allows the user to burn CD/DVD media.
Download SimplyBurns

Compression Utilities

The Unarchiver

The Unarchiver

The Unarchiver is a much more capable replacement for the built-in archive unpacker program on OS X. Uncompress Zip, Tar-GZip, Tar-BZip2, RAR, 7-zip, LhA, StuffIt...
Download The Unarchiver
Zipeg

Zipeg

Zipeg is an absolutely free universal .rar and .zip file opener. This tiny but mighty utility also opens .tar, .tgz, .bzip2 and many other compressed archives.
Download Zipeg
TarPit

TarPit

TarPit creates Tar archives by drag-n-drop. Compression options include GZip BZip2, and compress with adjustable compression levels.
Download Tarpit

System Utilities

Quicksilver

Quicksilver

Quicksilver is a launcher utility app for Mac OS X which gives you the ability to perform common, every-day tasks rapidly and without thought.
Download QuickSilver
KisMAC

KisMAC

KisMAC is an open-source and free WiFi stumbler/scanner application for Mac OS X.
Download KisMAC
Disk Inventory X

Disk Inventory X

Disk Inventory X is a disk usage utility for Mac OS X. It shows the sizes of files and folders in a special graphical way called "treemaps".
Download Disk Inventory X
XRG

XRG

XRG will monitor your computer's CPU usage, memory usage, battery status, network activity, disk activity, and machine temperature and fan speeds.
Download Disk XRG
MenuMeters

MenuMeters

MenuMeters is a set of CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools for Mac OS X. The MenuMeters monitors are true SystemUIServer plugins (Menu Extras).
Download MenuMeters
smcFanControl

smcFanControl

smcFanControl lets the user set the minimum speed of the build in fans. So you can increase your minimum fan speed to make your Intel Mac run cooler.
Download smcFanControl
SynergyKM

SynergyKM

Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems without special hardware.
Download SynergyKM
Monolingual

Monolingual

Monolingual is a program for removing unnecesary language resources from OS X, in order to reclaim several hundred megabytes of disk space.
Download Monolingual
InsomniaX

InsomniaX

InsomniaX disables either lid and/or idle sleep on your MacBook - any MacBook - allowing you to play music through speakers even while it's closed!
Download InsomniaX

FTP / SFTP

Cyberduck

Cyberduck

Cyberduck is a robust FTP/FTP-TLS/SFTP browser for the Mac whose lack of visual clutter and cleverly intuitive features make it easy to use.
Download Cyberduck
Fugu

Fugu

Fugu gives secure SSH an GUI interface for command-line SFPT file tranfers.
Download Fugu

Text Editors

MacVim

MacVim

MacVim is a port of the text editor Vim to Mac OS X that is meant to look better and integrate more seamlessly with the Mac than the older Carbon port of Vim.
Download MacVim
Aquamacs

Aquamacs

Aquamacs is an Emacs text editor. Aquamacs lets you write text from LaTeX manuscripts to to-do lists, from C to Cobol, Java, Python, Lisp, everything!
Download Aquamacs
jEdit

jEdit

jEdit is a cross platform, programmer's text editor written in Java.
Download jEdit
TextWrangler

TextWrangler

TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator's tool.
Download TextWrangler
Tincta

Tincta

Tincta is an elegant one-window text editor that is intuitive to use on personal tasks like writing blog posts, letters or grocery lists.
Download Tincta

Development Tools

Xcode

Xcode

Apple Xcode is Apple Computer's integrated development environment (IDE) for OS X.
Download Xcode
Eclipse

Eclipse

Eclipse SDK is an extensible Java IDE for development of highly integrated tools.
Download Eclipse
NetBeans

NetBeans

NetBeans is an open source environment covering Develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, PHP, C/C++, and Groovy.
Download NetBeans
Qt Cross-Platform

Qt Cross-Platform

Qt is a cross-platform application C++ framework that is used for developing application software with a graphical user interface (GUI).
Download Qt Cross-Platform

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