40 Handy Free Applications For Mac OS X

After the tremendous success of my compilation of 50 Handy Applications For Ubuntu & Other Linux Operating Systems, I decided to create a similar post for our Mac readers. The below mentioned applications might not be the most famous apps for Mac OS X users however, they are likely to be of good use. These application are not listed in any particular order and the objective of this post is to provide Mac users with a list of diverse application that they might find useful.


Note: Clicking on the hyperlinks below will lead you to a detailed review for the application. Each review has a download link given at the end of the post. As many of the below given application are cross-platform, therefore details given for the freeware might be more in-depth for other platforms than Mac. Nonetheless, you can find out Mac specific details from the developer’s website.


1. Perfect365 (Feature rich image editor that allows you to perform amazing image tweaks, including lifting your cheeks, changing eye color, making the face slim and dozens of other features).


2. iBoostUp (Fix disk errors and optimize your Mac computer).


3. Disk Speed Test by Blackmagic (Test hard disk read and write speed).


4. App Bar (Quickly access Mac applications from the Dock and Menu Bar).

Mac App Bar

5. Smart Converter (Encode video and audio files and send audio to iTunes).

6. TunnelBear (Get free VPN to access location restricted websites like Hulu, Pandora and Spotify from outside USA and Europe).

7. Echofon (Sync and view your Twitter updates with iOS, Mac and Windows based operating systems).


8. TV-Browser ( Get TV channel schedules for your favorite TV Shows).

Game of Thrones Title

9. ShareMouse (Synergy alternative to share mouse and keyboard across Windows and Mac computers).

Share Mouse

10. RestoreMeNot (Prevent Mac OS X Lion application from restoring).

Restore Me Not

11. MenuSearch (Search the web from Mac MenuBar).


12. Scroll Reverser (Customize Mac Lion scrolling and add the reverse scrolling feature to Mac Snow Leopard).

Scroll Reverser

13. Lion DiskMaker ( Create Mac OS X Lion installer USB or DVD).


14. Lion Tweaks (Turn Mac features on/off with Lion Tweak).

Mac OS X Lion Tweak

15. Tab For Google+ (Access Google Plus  from Mac Menu Bar).

Google  Mac

16. Dupe Guru ME (Music Edition) (Find and remove duplicate audio files).


17. Docker (Completely customize Mac OS X Lion and Leopard Dock)


18. Launchpad-Control (Tweak Mac Launchpad to  hide unwanted items).


19. Loginox (Change Mac login screen image).


20. Jomics (Java based Comic Book Reader for Mac).


21. Hide Folders (Hide files and folders in a single click).

Hide Folders

22. Mendeley (View and sync PDF files and use Mendeley social media for research and collaboration).

Mendeley Application

23. Sigil (Feature rich ePub editor for editing e-Books).


24. Cam to Scan (Make any photo look like a scanned document).


25. PlexyDesk (Add a number of handy widgets to transform your desktop).


26. ComicDaily (Get daily comic strips from numerous online sources).


27. Image MetaData Stripper (Remove meta data from images).


28. VinnPlayer (Portable desktop client for YouTube).

29. 4k Video Downloader (Download and convert videos from YouTube, Facebook, DailyMotion and Vimeo).


30. Open Teacher (Create language based test to learn new languages).

Open teacher

31. Swackett (Get suggestions about what to wear according to weather conditions).

32. InstantBird (Multi Messenger).


33. BBC iPlayer (Watch BBC Radio and TV Channels. Available only in UK, unless you are using a VPN like TunnelBear).

34. Meteorologist (Get weather forecast for multiple cities).

35. AirPhones (Stream audio from your Mac, Linux or Windows computer to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device.

36. StreetView Explorer (Walk around in Google Street View images).

StreetView Explorer

37. Mobile Media Converter (Convert audio to mobile and other file formats).

38. deskTube (Adobe Air based desktop player for YouTube).


39. Lego Digital Designer (Create digital LEGO Models).

Lego Digital Designer

40. UMPlayer (VLC alternative with YouTube and SHOUTcast integration).

UM Player

I hope you found the above mentioned application to be of use. If you know of a unique and useful freeware for Mac and would like us to review it, then leave a comment below. Also check out: 10 Best Alternative To Windows Media Player & VLC.