Ten apps every Mac user should own

f.lux – adjust screen tint – free, https://justgetflux.com/

BetterTouchTool – assign gestures and keyboard shortcuts to actions – pay what you want, minimum $3, https://www.boastr.net/

Mjolnir – set of Lua frameworks for Mac scripting – open source, https://github.com/sdegutis/mjolnir

Scroll Reverser – use old-fashioned scrolling for mice and natural scrolling for trackpad – open source, https://pilotmoon.com/scrollreverser/

Backblaze – backup utility – $5/mo, https://www.backblaze.com/

Karabiner + Seil – remap keys – free, https://pqrs.org/index.html.en

Airmail 2 – email client that I like – $10, http://airmailapp.com/

Audio Hijack – record audio output as well as input – $50, https://www.rogueamoeba.com/audiohijack/

InsomniaX – keep laptop awake when closed – open source, http://semaja2.net/projects/insomniaxinfo/

OnyX – general maintenance and customization utility – free, http://www.titanium.free.fr/onyx.html

The Unarchiver – open a myriad of archive formats, including old ones – open source, http://unarchiver.c3.cx/unarchiver

VirtualBox – free VM software – free, https://www.virtualbox.org/

Wine – run Windows apps without a full VM (uglier and fewer apps work, but more convenient when they do) – open source, https://www.winehq.org/

Homebrew – package manager for OS X – open source, https://brew.sh/

iTerm 2 – better terminal emulator than Terminal.app – free, https://iterm2.com/index.html

Cyberduck – free FTP client – open source, https://cyberduck.io/?l=en

uBar – Dock replacement, kind of like Windows taskbar but better – $20, https://brawersoftware.com/products/ubar

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