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Scrimpy the thriftmac worm
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Check your Mac’s stats at a glance in the menu bar. Stats covers disk, network, CPU and RAM. You can also see what’s going on with GPU, sensors and fans.


One of the free apps I use the most. Super handy for transitory notes that I used to fill physical notebooks with.


Launch apps, search files, do calculations, check you clipboard history, access your calendar — and much more. Extensions allow you to work with other apps such as Zoom and G Suite. Free while in beta. Basics will remain free when out of beta.


Get easy access to your apps and scripts from the menu bar. Or skip the mouse and use custom keyboard combinations.

System Color Picker

A nice app version of the color picker that comes with your Mac. It can be invoked from the menu bar or record your own shortcut. It gives values in hex, hsl and rgb.


This one comes with scripting capabilities that “can make the player do almost anything.” Make your own or grab one from the wiki.


Features include: real-time preview of effects, cross-platform support, multi-selection for delicate editions, efficient editing of large files and fully featured spectrogram.


Customize backup intervals for Time Machine — by number of hours, by calendar date and time, or when inactive. Macworld has a good writeup.


Sometimes you need to take a break from the computer. This app will remind to do just that — at intervals you set. Lots of other little features.


Add extra powers to the share menu: copy, save as, open in, and more. Available in any app that has a share button.