Best Open Source Software for Mac OS X

by Stephen on September 21, 2011 · 1 comment

in Mac

Here is my list of the best free and open source software for Mac OS X.

Web Browsing
Chrome A very simple, yet powerful and secure browser created by Google.
Firefox A highly popular, fast, free web browser.
The Unarchiver Uncompress tar, zip, rar and everything else.
Video Playback:
MPlayer Can play almost all video formats.
Word Processing/ Office Suites:
LibreOffice Full featured office suite with word, excel and powerpoint. Comparable to Microsoft Office.
CyberDuck A very good, free FTP program.
Gimp Best free image manipulation program for Mac OS X
Inscape Vector graphic editor
Wifi Scanning:
KisMac Easily scan all wireless access points near you.
 HTML Editor:
Nvu HTML wysiwyg editor, comparable to Dreamweaver.
Audacity Simple, good audio recording tool
CD Burning:
Burn Easily make CD and DVD videos playable in any DVD players.
TrueCrypt Very good disk encryption software.
VirtualBox My favorite virtualization program, comparable to VMware.
Personal Finance:
GnuCash Good financial manager application.


For a lot more good, free programs/applications for Mac OS X, check out this Ubuntu list:

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Stephen October 12, 2011 at 7:38 am

Update with one more favorite app: Download Manager.


This is as good as GetRight on Windows.


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