Apps

Here is A comprehensive list of apps I use + interesting apps I have to keep record of..



MacOS

Right now on my MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019:

  • Stats, macOS system monitor in your menu bar.
  • Maccy, Lightweight clipboard manager for macOS.
  • Actions, additional actions for the Shortcuts app..
  • Anki, software to make remembering things easier.
  • Psst, Fast and multi-platform Spotify client with native GUI.
  • Anytype, alpha version of a privacy respecting environment.
  • HapticKey, to provide haptic feedback to the touchBar.
  • MacShareToPiwigo, to directly upload pictures to Piwigo from Mac.
  • Black Light, to add display color filters in MacOS.
  • Watchit, Open movies app using IPFS.
  • Plash, make any website the desktop wallpaper.
  • Shareful, Supercharge system share menu.
  • Rustdesk, an open source TeamViewer alternative.
  • Rclone, a command line program to manage files on cloud storage..
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic, alas, the best photo editing software out there. I hate Adobe, but it works so damn good. I’m doing my best to completely switch to the two following programs but, damn, it’s so hard. Also: I have to keep Lightroom on my device because it’s impossible to move photography edits committed with Lightroom to Darktable.
  • Adobe Photoshop, . I tried living without it. I couldn't. Hands down, it’s the best visual editing software in the world. You could do anything with it.
  • AlDente, a MacBook utility to avoid over-charging the battery when the device is plugged and it have reached 100% charge.
  • AppCleaner, a neat, simple and efficient app to remove data of uninstalled apps.
  • Backtrack, the Holy Graal for university students which get easily distracted (me). It allows you to recover audio up to 5 hours before. It’s not Open Source and I payed 2€ for it. Totally worth it..
  • ChatSecure, an XMPP messaging client.
  • Clean Me, a better, neat and perfectly working alternative to CCleaner written in Swift.
  • Clipy, clipboard history logger.
  • CopyQ, a clipboard history recorder, which keeps a record of all copied text and items. It saved my life several times.
  • Cosmicast, a minimal and beautiful podcast player which syncs with iOS through iCloud. It is proprietary software and it costs. 3,5€.
  • Cubbit, desktop synchronization client.
  • Curiosity, a MacOS Reddit client.
  • DarkModeBuddy, a must have: MacOS theme changes from light to dark based on surrounding ambient light.
  • Darktable, the most common free and open source photo editing client. It is full of features but it is super complicated.
  • deadbolt, file encryption and decryption made easy..
  • Digikam, a photo management software.
  • dupeGuru, a file (specially images) duplicate finder. It is great and there is no other sotfware capable of doing its job..
  • DWAgent, a great, simple and lightweight VNC, thus a program which allows you to access your computer remotely from any web browser.
  • Element, the most common and stable Matrix client.
  • Espanso, a wonderful text expander.
  • Final Cut Pro, again, pricey and proprietary, but it’s so optimised for MacOS, thus so fast, that I really need it to edit with ease videos I need to have ready in a short time.
  • Firefox, the best browser ever..
  • Firefox Developer Edition, to debug and improve Web Design and front-end Web development experience..
  • FreeTube, a private, simple, nice desktop client for YouTube.
  • GIMP, photo manipulation and editing software. Better known as the Photoshop free alternative, it’s full of resources and it misses almost no feature, but it’s so so so messed up and confusing (as Photoshop is). Too much stuff in too many different places.
  • GitUp, my favorite GUI interface for git. .
  • Get It, a GUI interface for youtube-dl. Basically, a tool to download videos from YouTube.
  • Gifski, to create GIFs.
  • GPG Keychain, to store and handle PGP Keys..
  • HandBrake, anything you need to do with video files, it gets it done (in a short or eternal amount of time).
  • Hidden Bar, to hide itchy icons from the menu bar.
  • Inkskape, . Anything with graphics? Use this. I definitely love it..
  • iTerm, a feature-packed terminal emulator..
  • Jami, peer-to-peer unlimited video and voice communications. On paper it’s the go-to for everyone and I love it’s philosophy. Unfortunately, it still has a few bugs which make it impossible to use it regularly.
  • Jitsi Meet, a video conferencing service which can be self-hosted. Since it should work only on Google Chrome browser, I installed the Electron-based app.
  • Joplin, basically it’s just a note-taking application, but it has anything else you can think of.
  • Karabiner-Elements, keyboard remapping. I use it to swap the esc key with , for a better usability in Vim.
  • KeePassXC, a community maintained fork of the popular discontinued KeePassX application with more features and frequent updates..
  • Keybase, a great secure messaging service.
  • LBRY, the first digital marketplace to be controlled by the market’s participants rather than a corporation or other 3rd-party. Basically, a healthier version of YouTube.
  • LibreOffice, the best open Office Suite..
  • LyricsX, a lyrics app which integrates with Spotify and Apple Music.
  • MacDown, a markdown editor which has everything I need. I don’t use it much since I have both Joplin and Vim to open and edit .md files, but it’s very lightweight and it’s handy to have an app to view and edit them on the fly.
  • MacSVG, to create animated SVGs.
  • MacVim, a standalone Vim app for MacOS. pretty nice to edit files on the go..
  • Mast, a wonderful, simple and neat Mastodon [client](https://joinmastodon.org/apps 'Mastodon clients)..
  • MEGAsync, the synchronization app for MEGA Cloud service..
  • MonoFocus, focus on one task at a time..
  • Mumble, the most common open-source VoIP service. I use it with the awesome NixNet Services.
  • NetNewsWire, the best feed reader ever. I sync it with the awesome Feedbin..
  • Nextcloud, desktop client..
  • OmegaT, a translation memory application written in Java. I used it to translate MDN articles for Mozilla Italia..
  • Obsidian, the best markdown-based knowledge management software ever!.
  • OnionShare, . Stop using WeTransfer! Use this..
  • OnlyOffice, the office provider I use, synced with [my Nextcloud instance](https://cloud.tommi.space 'cloud.tommi.space’).
  • Openwhyd, an open-source platform to discover and share music. Basically, a Spotify alternative to save and share playlists.
  • OpenVPN Connect, the desktop client for OpenVPN, which I host on my server.
  • PDF Expert, PDF Swiss Army knife. Not open source and quit pricey, but it does its job very well. I got it with a students’ 30% discount. 33,5€.
  • Plug, A Hype Machine MacOS client.
  • Pock, to move the Dock in the Touch Bar..
  • Pocket, save articles for later. It’s not Open Source but I use it anyway because it’s owned by Mozilla (and I love Mozilla and I have so many pages there that transferring them someplace else would be painfully annoying..
  • Protonmail Bridge, an app which allows me to access and use my ProtonMail account from Apple Mail..
  • ProtonVPN, a security-focused VPN developed by CERN scientists from the ProtonMail team. It’s free, but I pay for it, it’s a great service.
  • qBittorrent, the best and lightest torrent client you can find out there.
  • Rectangle, a window management app which allows to resize windows quickly with a simple keystroke..
  • Signal, the best encryption system in the world, easy and fast communication, plus, it’s owned by a non-profit. Thus, a healthier WhatsApp.
  • Skype, you know it. Proprietary software, [ouch](https://stallman.org/skype.html Reasons not to use Skype, from Richard Stallman’s blog').
  • smcFanControl, to control the fans of the Mac to make it run cooler.
  • Sozi, a presentation tool which uses SVG images to create zooming and panning animations. It’s astounding how cool it is..
  • Sub It, a GUI interface for Subliminal, a tool to download movie subtitles ithout ads.
  • Telegram, WhatsApp on steroids. I wish the back-end software was Open Source, too.
  • Timer, sometimes it’s quicker to set it from the laptop than from my smartphone.
  • TinyPNG4Mac, simply and quickly resize PNGs.
  • The Desk, something like TweetDeck for Mastodon (and all of the Fediverse apps).
  • TomatoBar, set simple working timers.
  • Tor browser, to navigate online completely anonymously.
  • TweetDeck, to tweet as bad as I can. Obviously, this is a very bad proprietary software.
  • uTox, a tiny, light super-private, peer-to-peer app to chat with my geek privacy-obsessed friends.
  • VLC, to watch anything..
  • Whalebird, Mastodon desktop [client](https://joinmastodon.org/apps 'Mastodon clients)..
  • Whatsapp, well, you know it. Owned by that monster called Facebook and surprisingly free but, guess what? Proprietary software.
  • Zettlr, fully-featured Markdown editing app.
  • Zoom, you all know it. I'm not a fan and if it was for me I'd use Jitsi Meet only, but I need it to access my university's classes.
  • z, jump around easily among folders in Terminal.


Terminal

  • tea, a tool to interact with Gitea servers.
  • borg, to search and save shell snippets without leaving your terminal.
  • howdoi, to get instant coding answers via the command line.
  • percollate, to turn web pages into beautiful, readable PDF, EPUB, or HTML docs.
  • bspwm, .
  • The Silver Searcher, something similar to ack, but better and faster.
  • bat, cat improved.
  • exa, a modern replacement for ls.
  • sd, sed improved.
  • McFly, to literally and smartly fly in the shell history.
  • ripgrep, recursively searches directories for a regex pattern while respecting your gitignore.
  • dust, du improved.
  • haste, terminal client for Hastebin.
  • ncspot, a terminal Spotify client.
  • Homebrew, MacOS package manager.
  • git, the VCS nobody can live without..
  • Vim, is preinstalled on UNIX-based OSs, but I installed Neovim which is so great. I use it on a daily basis and I love it. See Vim Resources for learning material.
  • Mackup, an awesome tool to sync settings among Macs and Linux devices.
  • Animated QR code generator, .
  • Deep-daze, artificially generate images by describing content.
  • Exposé, a simple and beautiful static site generator for photoessays.
  • fd, find improved.
  • fonttools, manipulate font files.
  • fzf, a fuzzy finder which works in some way with Vim but I’m still figuring it out..
  • gitupdate, to commit and push updated files with file names as commit message.
  • massren, batch files renaming using a text editor (works great with vim). It’s developed by the same developer of Joplin.
  • ExifTool, an awesome and extremely useful little tool to edit almost anything in an image EXIF data. I use it to rename my images based on the date and time I shot them..
  • ffsend, a CLI tool for Firefox Send.
  • yst, create static websites from YAML data and string templates.
  • lnav, log files navigator.
  • Pandoc, a lovely swiss-army knife for document conversion. NOTE: I admire its genius creator, he’s a Philosopher developer whose name is John MacFarlane.
  • megacmd, a command-line tool to do actually anything with Mega.
  • m-cli, Swiss Army knife for MacOS.
  • miller, CSV sorting and editing tool (something like a combination of sed and awk).
  • nb, a CLI-based text editor..
  • tldr, a man crowd-sourced alternative made of super insightful examples.
  • rip, rm improved.
  • Subliminal, a tool to download subtitles.
  • csvdiff, compare CSV files.
  • xsv, CSV management tool..
  • You-get, to download stuff from the internet.
  • gping, ping with a graph.
  • wkhtmltopdf, to generate PDFs from HTML files.
  • youtube-dl, a tool to download videos (and audios) from YouTube.


iOS

Apps installed on my iPhone 12 mini:



Android

Apps installed on my OnePlus 6T running OxygenOS LineageOS.

Note

My main phone is now an iPhone 12 mini. My OnePlus 6T comfortably sits in a drawer sadly I will not be opening for a while.
  • andOTP, 2FA app.
  • AnonAddy, mobile client for [AnonAddy](https://anonaddy.com' title='AnonAddy official website')..
  • AntennaPod, the best podcast player for Android.
  • AnySoftKeyboard, simple, neat and lightweight yet feature-rich keyboard. Settings are a bit messy.
  • Audius, Audius Music mobile client..
  • Banca Etica, internet banking for Banca Etica. It’s not open source and it works very badly. Considering to uninstall it, since the web client is exactly the same.
  • Bandcamp, mobile client for Bancdamp..
  • Barinsta, a lightweight Instagram client for Android. You cannot post from there, but you can search and view public stuff without having to login.
  • Blokada, efficient and powerful ad blocker. It has some issues working with VPN on, still trying to fix it.
  • Book Reader, a book reader with a simple UI.
  • BOOM, an app to fully access my two UE BOOM 2 speakers’ features.
  • Cythara, guitar tuner.
  • DAVx5, to sync contacts, calendar, and reminders via WebDAV.
  • Deck, Nextcloud Deck mobile client.
  • Element, the most common and stable Matrix client.
  • Etar, a simple, light and very nice calendar.
  • F-Droid, a FOSS app store..
  • FairEmail, the name says it all.
  • Fedilab, an Android client to post to the Fediverse, I use it for Mastodon and [Pixelfed](https://pixelfed.org/ 'Pixelfed’).
  • Freezer, stream super high quality music from Deezer, for free.
  • FeedMe, an RSS reader app which syncs with Feedbin.
  • FilLMiC Pro, a super powerful app to boost video shooting from the phone and tweak as much settings as possible. I paid for it and it is not open source, because -unfortunately- there’s no app like it.
  • Fennec, a browser based on the latest Firefox release (codenamed Fenix), and it has proprietary bits and telemetry removed. It works wonderfully.
  • Firefox Send, to send files up to 2.5GB, with server-side encryption. I hate to say it, but it’s not completely bug-free.
  • Flickr, to access my photo storage. As of right now, this is also the only not-open-source service I’m paying for. I won’t lie: price ain’t that low, but it’s a pretty solid service.
  • Frost, lightweight open source Facebook client for Android~~. I deleted my Facebook account..
  • GitHub, when geek attraction to software cannot wait for me to get back to my desktop.
  • GitJournal, intended to be a note editor to be synced with GitHub, but I use it to update this website on the go.
  • H2O Icon Pack, look how gorgeous it looks~~. No icons displayed anymore: I am turning my smartphone into a boring tool.
  • Loop Habit Tracker, to keep track of daily accomplishments. Feature requests and bugs are [here](/bugs#loop-habit-tracker 'Loop Habit Tracker Bugs and Feature requests).
  • Hype, the mobile client for Hype..
  • Hourly Reminder, I often lose track of time and I get distracted very easily. This app helps a tiny little bit, reminding me time is flowing and I need to get things done!.
  • Image Editor, not open source, but it’s free. I love it. Basically, it’s an Android version of Photoshop. You can do anything to a photo with it.
  • Imaging Edge Mobile, to import images from my Sony camera. I would have said “quickly import”, but no, the process is itchy and annoying. Obviously, since the app is made by Sony to achieve this purpose, it is non-free software and I cannot find anything which works better. I’m bound to continue using it until I change my Camera brand (very unlikely).
  • IO, a curious open source app to manage public services in Italy..
  • Jami, same as on Mac. Still hoping..
  • Jitsi Meet, video conferencing, same as on Mac.
  • Joplin, same as on Mac, but here it isn’t customizable, thus unsolvably crap.
  • K-9 Mail, .
  • KeepassDX, password manager.
  • Keybase, same as on Mac.
  • KISS Launcher, as in Keep It Simple and Stupid. I friggin’love it. It has a dedicated note in The Jar..
  • Konele, which offers speech-to-text user interfaces and services to other apps..
  • LBRY, same as on Mac.
  • Librera Reader, ebook and PDF reader.
  • LibreSpeed, an open-source alternative to the ubiquitous ads-clumsed Ookla Speedtest.
  • Lightroom, .
  • Meditation Assistant, .
  • MEGA, same as on Mac..
  • Mgit, git client.
  • MoneyWallet, personal finance management and expenses logging.
  • Morse, to translate words into Morse code. I may never use it, but I feel it could come handy.
  • MusicPiped, to stream music straight from YouTube. Testing it to attempt a transition from Spotify (which I don’t wanna pay anymore).
  • NewPipe, a clever solution to watch YouTube without having YouTube, thus, anonymously. It has also a nice set of pretty interesting features.
  • Nextcloud News Reader, RSS reader synced with Nextcloud.
  • Nextcloud, mobile client for Nextcloud.
  • Nextcloud Notes, to edit notes synced with the desktop Obsidian folder, even though bi-directional links aren't supported.
  • Nextcloud Deck, it rarely works.
  • OnlyOffice, same as on Mac..
  • Open Note Scanner, a simple and intuitive app to scan documents. Its scanning resolution is very bad, I wish they improved it.
  • Open Keychain, to manage PGP keys. It works hand in hand with FairEmail..
  • OpenTracks, track tracks and paths.
  • OpenVPN Connect, OpenVPN Android client.
  • OsmAnd+, a great Google Maps alternative, based on OpenStreetMap.
  • PhoneTrack, open source version of Find my iPhone for Android.
  • Padland, to manage, share, remember and read Etherpad documents.
  • plees tracker, a sleep tracking app.
  • Pocket, same as on Mac.
  • Poet Assistant, a set of tools to help with writing poems. I’m not good, but I can use a little help.
  • PosteID, to manage my virtual ID Card.
  • Protonmail Bridge, to get my emails from my ProtonMail accounts. I need to use ProtonMail’s app because of its emails’ encryption..
  • ProtonVPN, same as on Mac.
  • Rai Play, Rai’s streaming service.
  • Rai Play Radio, Rai radio channels’ streaming service.
  • Red Moon, a screen filter app for night time phone use.
  • RHVoice, an open source TTS engine.
  • Signal, same as on Mac.
  • Simple Calendar Pro, a light and neat calendar app, with the right features and without too many useless bells and whistles.
  • StreetComplete, to contribute to OpenStreetMap.
  • Super Tuner, a very ugly yet lightweight and working (it’s just what I need: stuff that actually works) guitar tuner.
  • Ultrasonic, to listen to Funkwhale.
  • Thorium, a PeerTube Android client.
  • Telegram, .
  • Termux, a terminal emulator for Android.
  • Trail Sense, to survive when pretending to be Bear Grylls.
  • Tutanota, private email client. Second choice after ProtonMail.
  • UltraSonic, a Funkwhale client for Android.
  • UntrackMe, to transform YouTube and Twitter links into Invidious and Nitter links respectively.
  • Vespucci, to contribute to OpenStreetMap.
  • WhatsApp, .
  • WhatsDeleted, to read deleted messages in WhatsApp (this task is accomplished by monitoring notifications).
  • Who Has My Stuff?, to keep track of lent items.
  • Zoff, let’s say you’re at a party on the beach and you and your friends are using the same bluetooth speaker connected to your phone, but there are too many requests for you to add songs to your player queque and enjoy the evening at the same time. This is where Zoff comes useful: you just create a room on the platform and you share its unique link with your friends. They can add the songs they want and they’ll be played seamlessly ithout you handling the “let’s play this song instead!” deal.
  • AGESCI, AGESCI subscription management.
  • AndFTP, FTP. client to connect to my server.
  • Piwigo, Piwigo client.
  • Reddit, the official Reddit client.
  • Satispay, Satispay client.
  • Spotify, to listen to music on Spotify.
  • Trenitalia, Trenitalia mobile client.
  • Ultimate Guitar Tabs, to access Ultimate Guitar.
  • Vimeo, Vimeo client.
  • Where Are U, shortcut to contact the Italian emergency number.
  • WordReference, WordReference mobile client.


Linuxplosion

Apps which I have installed on my beloved Linuxplosion

  • Stats, macOS system monitor in your menu bar.
  • Maccy, Lightweight clipboard manager for macOS.
  • Actions, additional actions for the Shortcuts app..
  • Anki, software to make remembering things easier.
  • Psst, Fast and multi-platform Spotify client with native GUI.
  • Anytype, alpha version of a privacy respecting environment.
  • HapticKey, to provide haptic feedback to the touchBar.
  • MacShareToPiwigo, to directly upload pictures to Piwigo from Mac.
  • Black Light, to add display color filters in MacOS.
  • Watchit, Open movies app using IPFS.
  • Plash, make any website the desktop wallpaper.
  • Shareful, Supercharge system share menu.
  • Rustdesk, an open source TeamViewer alternative.
  • Rclone, a command line program to manage files on cloud storage..
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic, alas, the best photo editing software out there. I hate Adobe, but it works so damn good. I’m doing my best to completely switch to the two following programs but, damn, it’s so hard. Also: I have to keep Lightroom on my device because it’s impossible to move photography edits committed with Lightroom to Darktable.
  • Adobe Photoshop, . I tried living without it. I couldn't. Hands down, it’s the best visual editing software in the world. You could do anything with it.
  • AlDente, a MacBook utility to avoid over-charging the battery when the device is plugged and it have reached 100% charge.
  • AppCleaner, a neat, simple and efficient app to remove data of uninstalled apps.
  • Backtrack, the Holy Graal for university students which get easily distracted (me). It allows you to recover audio up to 5 hours before. It’s not Open Source and I payed 2€ for it. Totally worth it..
  • ChatSecure, an XMPP messaging client.
  • Clean Me, a better, neat and perfectly working alternative to CCleaner written in Swift.
  • Clipy, clipboard history logger.
  • CopyQ, a clipboard history recorder, which keeps a record of all copied text and items. It saved my life several times.
  • Cosmicast, a minimal and beautiful podcast player which syncs with iOS through iCloud. It is proprietary software and it costs. 3,5€.
  • Cubbit, desktop synchronization client.
  • Curiosity, a MacOS Reddit client.
  • DarkModeBuddy, a must have: MacOS theme changes from light to dark based on surrounding ambient light.
  • Darktable, the most common free and open source photo editing client. It is full of features but it is super complicated.
  • deadbolt, file encryption and decryption made easy..
  • Digikam, a photo management software.
  • dupeGuru, a file (specially images) duplicate finder. It is great and there is no other sotfware capable of doing its job..
  • DWAgent, a great, simple and lightweight VNC, thus a program which allows you to access your computer remotely from any web browser.
  • Element, the most common and stable Matrix client.
  • Espanso, a wonderful text expander.
  • Final Cut Pro, again, pricey and proprietary, but it’s so optimised for MacOS, thus so fast, that I really need it to edit with ease videos I need to have ready in a short time.
  • Firefox, the best browser ever..
  • Firefox Developer Edition, to debug and improve Web Design and front-end Web development experience..
  • FreeTube, a private, simple, nice desktop client for YouTube.
  • GIMP, photo manipulation and editing software. Better known as the Photoshop free alternative, it’s full of resources and it misses almost no feature, but it’s so so so messed up and confusing (as Photoshop is). Too much stuff in too many different places.
  • GitUp, my favorite GUI interface for git. .
  • Get It, a GUI interface for youtube-dl. Basically, a tool to download videos from YouTube.
  • Gifski, to create GIFs.
  • GPG Keychain, to store and handle PGP Keys..
  • HandBrake, anything you need to do with video files, it gets it done (in a short or eternal amount of time).
  • Hidden Bar, to hide itchy icons from the menu bar.
  • Inkskape, . Anything with graphics? Use this. I definitely love it..
  • iTerm, a feature-packed terminal emulator..
  • Jami, peer-to-peer unlimited video and voice communications. On paper it’s the go-to for everyone and I love it’s philosophy. Unfortunately, it still has a few bugs which make it impossible to use it regularly.
  • Jitsi Meet, a video conferencing service which can be self-hosted. Since it should work only on Google Chrome browser, I installed the Electron-based app.
  • Joplin, basically it’s just a note-taking application, but it has anything else you can think of.
  • Karabiner-Elements, keyboard remapping. I use it to swap the esc key with , for a better usability in Vim.
  • KeePassXC, a community maintained fork of the popular discontinued KeePassX application with more features and frequent updates..
  • Keybase, a great secure messaging service.
  • LBRY, the first digital marketplace to be controlled by the market’s participants rather than a corporation or other 3rd-party. Basically, a healthier version of YouTube.
  • LibreOffice, the best open Office Suite..
  • LyricsX, a lyrics app which integrates with Spotify and Apple Music.
  • MacDown, a markdown editor which has everything I need. I don’t use it much since I have both Joplin and Vim to open and edit .md files, but it’s very lightweight and it’s handy to have an app to view and edit them on the fly.
  • MacSVG, to create animated SVGs.
  • MacVim, a standalone Vim app for MacOS. pretty nice to edit files on the go..
  • Mast, a wonderful, simple and neat Mastodon [client](https://joinmastodon.org/apps 'Mastodon clients)..
  • MEGAsync, the synchronization app for MEGA Cloud service..
  • MonoFocus, focus on one task at a time..
  • Mumble, the most common open-source VoIP service. I use it with the awesome NixNet Services.
  • NetNewsWire, the best feed reader ever. I sync it with the awesome Feedbin..
  • Nextcloud, desktop client..
  • OmegaT, a translation memory application written in Java. I used it to translate MDN articles for Mozilla Italia..
  • Obsidian, the best markdown-based knowledge management software ever!.
  • OnionShare, . Stop using WeTransfer! Use this..
  • OnlyOffice, the office provider I use, synced with [my Nextcloud instance](https://cloud.tommi.space 'cloud.tommi.space’).
  • Openwhyd, an open-source platform to discover and share music. Basically, a Spotify alternative to save and share playlists.
  • OpenVPN Connect, the desktop client for OpenVPN, which I host on my server.
  • PDF Expert, PDF Swiss Army knife. Not open source and quit pricey, but it does its job very well. I got it with a students’ 30% discount. 33,5€.
  • Plug, A Hype Machine MacOS client.
  • Pock, to move the Dock in the Touch Bar..
  • Pocket, save articles for later. It’s not Open Source but I use it anyway because it’s owned by Mozilla (and I love Mozilla and I have so many pages there that transferring them someplace else would be painfully annoying..
  • Protonmail Bridge, an app which allows me to access and use my ProtonMail account from Apple Mail..
  • ProtonVPN, a security-focused VPN developed by CERN scientists from the ProtonMail team. It’s free, but I pay for it, it’s a great service.
  • qBittorrent, the best and lightest torrent client you can find out there.
  • Rectangle, a window management app which allows to resize windows quickly with a simple keystroke..
  • Signal, the best encryption system in the world, easy and fast communication, plus, it’s owned by a non-profit. Thus, a healthier WhatsApp.
  • Skype, you know it. Proprietary software, [ouch](https://stallman.org/skype.html Reasons not to use Skype, from Richard Stallman’s blog').
  • smcFanControl, to control the fans of the Mac to make it run cooler.
  • Sozi, a presentation tool which uses SVG images to create zooming and panning animations. It’s astounding how cool it is..
  • Sub It, a GUI interface for Subliminal, a tool to download movie subtitles ithout ads.
  • Telegram, WhatsApp on steroids. I wish the back-end software was Open Source, too.
  • Timer, sometimes it’s quicker to set it from the laptop than from my smartphone.
  • TinyPNG4Mac, simply and quickly resize PNGs.
  • The Desk, something like TweetDeck for Mastodon (and all of the Fediverse apps).
  • TomatoBar, set simple working timers.
  • Tor browser, to navigate online completely anonymously.
  • TweetDeck, to tweet as bad as I can. Obviously, this is a very bad proprietary software.
  • uTox, a tiny, light super-private, peer-to-peer app to chat with my geek privacy-obsessed friends.
  • VLC, to watch anything..
  • Whalebird, Mastodon desktop [client](https://joinmastodon.org/apps 'Mastodon clients)..
  • Whatsapp, well, you know it. Owned by that monster called Facebook and surprisingly free but, guess what? Proprietary software.
  • Zettlr, fully-featured Markdown editing app.
  • Zoom, you all know it. I'm not a fan and if it was for me I'd use Jitsi Meet only, but I need it to access my university's classes.
  • z, jump around easily among folders in Terminal.


Server

The services I self-hosted which are running on my server can be found in the Server Jam ingredient.



Awesome Software

Lists with a ton of apps which are too valuable to be forgotten



Worth remembering

Apps which are not installed but it is worth remembering or testing in the future.

  • termius, a SSH client that works on desktop and mobile. Termius securely syncs data across all your devices..
  • warp, secure and simple terminal sharing.
  • List My Apps, list all of the apps on an Android device.
  • maid, run tasks and scripts in Markdown files.
  • pdfarrnger, to merge or split pdf documents and rotate, crop and rearrange their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface.
  • fusuma, to make slides with markdown easily.
  • novelWriter, focused on writing very long Markdown files.
  • Slides, terminal-based presentations from markdown files.
  • Zathura, .
  • WebApps, to containerize website pages and make them individual WebApps.
  • Regex, to test regex patterns. 13,99€.
  • Knil, universal link testing.
  • pass, password manager.
  • Timelines, an iOS only app for time tracking. It is incredibly similar to my concept of Timeline, but it has a pro subscription which is not worth it.
  • twtxt, a decentralised, minimalist microblogging service for hackers.
  • Timeline, a timeline manager, for Linux and Windows only.
  • OPAC App, an Android app to access libraries catalogs around the world (not in use since the ones I frequent are not supported).
  • World Scribe, an Android app for fictional world-building.
  • Hook, to link stuff in MacOS.
  • doing, a CLI script to remember what you were doing.
  • ad-free, to mute audio while audio ads are played (built to work with Spotify in particular).
  • Andy Works, not boring apps. They are actually wonderful but in the end quite useless; the system default ones are okay..


Missing digital tools

Although I literally love some of the apps I installed on my devices, there are some Missing digital tools that I keep note of, in case someone with more programming expertise than me may be able to develop.

!Missing digital tools

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