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Scrimpy the thriftmac worm
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Create colourful risographs suitable for prints and magazines. Extensive documentation available for this distinctive art form.


Multi-functional app includes many options for display and management of windows, some of which are quite innovative. The long list of features also includes modifier keys, mouse triggers, hot corners, contextual menus, QuickTime Player extensions and Stage Manager enhancements.


Set the direction of your Mac’s touch pad and mouse wheel separately — plus, make scrolling smoother than ever. Apps can be managed individually.

Free Ruler

Handy little utility for those times when you want to measure something on your screen. Over 20 years old!

Beaver Notes

Markdown editor stores files on your device. It features note-linking, a command prompt and a tagging system. Notes can be searched or organized by tag or date.


FreeCAD is an open-source parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. Parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model history and changing its parameters.

Command X

Cut and paste files the Windows way. Highlight, hit Command-X, go to destination and use Command-V. The Mac way? Command-C, then Command-Option-V.


A free and open source to Notion with a focus on getting things done. Create documents, grids, boards and calendars. Plus import documents. Type “/” to access content blocks.


Third-party Reddit apps may no longer be working, but they’re starting to appear for the alternatives. Leomard — a Mac client for Lemmy — is in the early stages, but quite functional.


Continuously synchronize files between two or more computers in real time online or over a local network — private and encrypted. Only devices you have explicitly allowed can connect to your other devices.


Backup files and folders online with strong AES-256 encryption. Save space with incremental backups and data deduplication. Run backups on any machine through the web-based interface or via command line interface. Duplicati has a built-in scheduler and auto-updater.