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Scrimpy

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Caesium

An image compressor with all the options up front. It keeps the original and has the option to resize.


Spaceman

View your spaces in the menu bar in one of four different styles. Rectangles, numbers, rectangles with numbers, or named spaces. Icons indicate whether a space is active.


Upscayl

Take a grainy old picture, and make it both bigger and better with the help of AI.


Notepad Next

Notepad++ is a venerable text editor for Windows, and now you can run a reimplementation of it on macOS — complete with icons from the ’90s.


Notion Calendar

An alternative desktop interface for Google Calendar. It features a menu bar item, scheduling, time zones, multiple languages, command menu and, of course, optional integration with other Notion products.


Grab2Text

Capture and copy text from images, then paste it into a text editor. Keeps the history of your last 10 extracted texts. Can also extract QR codes.


CustomShortcuts

Create keyboard shortcuts for most Mac programs. Helps you navigate menu hierarchies and get the titles right. Works with KeyClu, which lists all active shortcuts of the current application.


Stando

Gentle notifications remind you to sit, stand or adjust your posture based on your preferences. Gain insights with sitting and standing habits tracked over time.


Firefly III

Double-entry bookkeeping system supports budgets, categories, tags, and multiple currencies. Reports show expenses by week, month or year.


Boop

Paste in some text, hit Command-B, and choose what you want done with it. Made for developers, but you can import you own scripts to extend its capabilities.


BreakTimer

Set up customizable breaks with reminders. Decide how often and how long your breaks are, configure your work hours, opt for skip or snooze.


Super Productivity

Create time sheets and work summaries to track and document your work. Connects with Jira, GitLab and GitHub. Features include a pomodoro timer, a break reminder and an anti-procrastination page.