Yet another Collection of (Mac) Tools

This is a opinionated list of cool tools available for Mac (and often for other platforms as well).

OSX Menu Path Shortcut
Open Emojis and Symbols <^> + <⌘> + <Space>
Euro symbol <⌥> + <⇧> + 2
Yen symbol <⌥> + Y


Alfred is an award-winning app for Mac OS X which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords, text expansion and more. Search your Mac and the web, and be more productive with custom actions to control your Mac.


Get loads of app-launching, file-searching goodness for free, and boost your productivity!


Atom is a text editor that's modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core—a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.


A hackable text editor for the 21st Century


Chrome - One browser for your computer, phone and tablet


Get a fast, free web browser

With lot's of cool Apps like: Postman.

Note: Lately we added Developer's essential Chrome Shortcuts


Coccinellida - is A Simple SSH Tunnel Manager written in Cocoa for Mac OS X


It uses Mac OS X system provided ssh client to create secured tunnel connections to remote servers


Cyberduck is a libre server and cloud storage browser



An integrated, easy-to-deploy environment for building, assembling, and shipping applications from a Mac, Docker for Mac is a native Mac application architected from scratch, with a native user interface and auto-update capability, deeply integrated with OS X native virtualization, Hypervisor Framework, networking and file system, making it faster and more reliable than previous ways of getting Docker on a Mac.


BUILD, SHIP, RUN - Docker is the world’s leading software containerization platform


Available on every Mac. Here's a short list of useful shortcuts:

Menu Path Shortcut
Goto folder <⇧> + <⌘> + G
Show hidden files <⇧> + <⌘> + .
Go Full Screen <^> + <⌘> + F


The new and cool Git client for Mac: Fork?

Fork - a fast and friendly git client for Mac

The free (beta) is definitely worth a try…



OmniGraffle is for creating precise, beautiful graphics

Menu Path Shortcut
Group <⇧> + <⌘> + G
Ungroup <⇧> + <⌘> + U


iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with OS X 10.8 or newer. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted.


iTerm2 is a terminal emulator for OS X that does amazing things.

A nice resource for further productivity improvements: iTerm2 Tips for Network Engineers


KeePassX is an application for people with extremly high demands on secure personal data management.


Originally KeePassX was called KeePass/L for Linux


nvALT - a Notational Velocity app.

Notational Velocity is a way to take notes quickly and effortlessly (using just your keyboard).


A messaging app for teams who put robots on Mars


The team behind the Mars Curiosity Rover is one of tens of thousands of teams around the world using Slack to make their working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.


SourceTree - A free Git & Mercurial client for Windows or Mac.

With <⇧> + <⌘> you've got almost everything you need on the tips of your fingers...

Menu Path Shortcut
Repository > Commit <⇧> + <⌘> + C
Repository > Reset <⇧> + <⌘> + R
Repository > Stash <⇧> + <⌘> + S
Repository > Push <⇧> + <⌘> + P
Repository > Pull <⇧> + <⌘> + L
Repository > Fetch <⇧> + <⌘> + F

Creating a pull request is as easy as <⌥> + <⌘> + P.



Menu Path Shortcut
Take Finder Selection <⌘> + G
Enter free text ..

Large Type

The following example shows how to print a large banner on your screen:

Press . - you can enter free text. Choose Large Type as action and you’ll see the text in a large box.


One especially smooth integration to take / handle screenshots is available via the “Screen Capture Plugin”

Mac OS X at your fingertips


OWASP Zed Attack Proxy Project

The OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is one of the world’s most popular free security tools

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