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Functionality

Backdrop

Like the name says, provides a backdrop for your Mac, with your choice of which windows go in front. It’s been a long time since there was a update, but it still works.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

Clyde

Would-be thieves get blasted with a loud alarm if they close the lid on an unattended Mac.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

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.


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1 Yes + 0 No = a score of 1

Cursorcerer

Hide your cursor at any time with a global hot key. Handy for those times it gets in the way when you’re watching a video.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

FreshBatch

Batch rename files and extensions — just tell it what folder you want to modify, what about the filename you need to change, and what you want to change it to.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

HideSwitch

A super simple way to show and hide system files. Just use the toggle on a semi-transparent bezel.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

Hyperkey

Remap the caps lock key to shift, control, option and command — all combined — to create a new modifier key. Great for those who never use caps lock for its intended purpose.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

Karabiner-Elements

Customize your Mac keyboard — simply change normal keys to other keys or set up complex rules.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

LinearMouse

Set up scrolling direction, pointer acceleration, pointer speed and modifier keys — separately for each device. Your mouse and trackpad can be customized differently.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

Mos

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


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

Muzzle

Automatically turn off those annoying, and possibly embarrassing, notifications when you’re screen sharing.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

NameChanger

Rename a list of files quickly and easily — and see the changes as you type. Options for changing names include: replace first occurrence, replace last occurrence, replace all, wildcard, prepend, append, character removal, sequence and date.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

Pock

Get the most out of your MacBook’s touch bar with this widgets manager.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

Remote Mouse

Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod into a wireless remote control for your Mac or PC — just like working with a real mouse and keyboard. Useful for presentations.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

Script Kit

Create a script to do pretty much anything your Mac is capable of — or choose one from the community — and launch it from the app.


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4 Yes + 0 No = a score of 4

SelfControl

Block access to distracting websites, mail servers or anything else on the Internet for any period of time you like. They stay block until the time is up — even if you restart your computer or delete the application.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

Shareful

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


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

Shortcat

You may never need your mouse again. Access your Mac’s user interface from a command palette — click buttons, focus text fields, invoke menu commands, switch windows, and more.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

Transnomino

Batch rename many files at once — from simple to complex using regular expressions. This app can monitor a folder and automatically run a recipe when files are dropped in it. Extensive support for AppleScript.


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0 Yes + 0 No = a score of 0

Unclack

Mute your mic while you type and no one will know you’re busy on your keyboard during a Zoom meeting. Allows for pausing so you can type and talk. Three icons to choose from.


Helpful?

1 Yes + 0 No = a score of 1