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Mac (4770 programs)

  1. VLC media player

    3.0.17.3
    • 4
    • (5231 votes)

    Free cross-platform multimedia player

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Free to use, Plays almost any video and audio file format, Useful hotkey functionality, Plays BluRay and DVDs and ignores region codes, Lightweight and fast, Features a host of advanced functions, Converts YouTube files into MP3
    CONS: Basic interface that is not visually appealing or user-friendly, Advanced functionality is difficult to discover, Overly complicated menu items and workflows, Reports of vulnerabilities, Limited online documentation, Users need patience to navigate advanced workflows
  2. Roblox

    2.449
    • 4.6
    • (76 votes)

    Build virtual worlds in this game

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Versatile content choices, Multiple customization options, Large community, Interactive and engaging
    CONS: Free version comes with limitations, Blocky, patchy, and blurred artwork
  3. Microsoft Teams

    4.10.1
    • 3.7
    • (299 votes)

    A free collaboration tool for businesses

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Has a feature-rich platform, Offers voice and video calling, Option to integrate with third-party apps
    CONS: May seem complicated to administrators
  4. Soundflower

    2.0.b2
    • 2.7
    • (2238 votes)

    Free audio routing solution

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Allows different applications to access soundcard at the same time, Supports 2 and 64 channel audio, Fairly simple to use once configured, Wide range of applications, Very low latency and CPU usage, Quick and elegant — works directly with Mac audio architecture
    CONS: Installation is not straightforward, Sound may have interference at first, Fist-time configuration may be tricky, Captures all sounds coming out of a Mac's speakers whether you want it to or not, You cannot hear audio when it is channeled through Soundflower, Users will need to find useful tutorials and articles themselves online
  5. Google Chrome

    105.0.5195.102
    • 3.9
    • (4480 votes)

    Free web browser for Mac

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Fast browsing, Several extensions, Bookmarking, Password manager
    CONS: Drains battery life, Resource hungry, Chrome Extensions may cause lagging
  6. uTorrent

    1.8.7-build-45548
    • 3.2
    • (2364 votes)

    One-stop solution for easy downloading

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Search for torrents quickly, Lightweight and fast, Works in the background, Doesn’t take too much space, Is free to download and use
    CONS: Doesn’t work with Mac OS Catalina
  7. WinRAR

    6.11
    • 2.7
    • (67 votes)

    Popular compression software for macOS

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Lets users compress and backup files, Option to encrypt sensitive data, Works well on all types of files
    CONS: Doesn’t have a user interface
  8. Adobe Flash Player

    32.0.0.344
    • 3.3
    • (1606 votes)

    Important note: as of 2021, this software has been discontinued.

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Low bandwidth usage, Pre-installed in most browsers, Supports a number of formats
    CONS: Security issues, Privacy breaches, Interferes with Mac operations
  9. Zoom Meetings

    5.6.1
    • 4.1
    • (575 votes)

    A simple free tool to conduct virtual meetings

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Comes with various free functionalities, Features varied pricing plans, Offers support for HD video calls, Comes with a clean interface
    CONS: Needs good internet connectivity, Occasional crashes and lags
  10. iTunes

    12.8.3
    • 3.6
    • (1007 votes)

    One of the best media players

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Simplified interface, Familiar design, Smart playlist creation, Mini-player version available
    CONS: Limited file formats supported, Cluttered with additional features
  11. ClipGrab

    3.9.7
    • 3.8
    • (524 votes)

    A convenient and quick way to download videos

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Constantly monitors the clipboard, Works with multiple websites, Supports a search function, Supports video to audio file conversions
    CONS: Slow download speed
  12. Adobe Reader DC

    2021.001.20140
    • 3.7
    • (1130 votes)

    An easy-to-use PDF reader and converter!

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Supports multiple file formats, Quick conversions, Compatible with Adobe Document Cloud, Simple and clean interface
    CONS: Can be overwhelming, Takes time to open big files
  13. Free Mac Data Recovery

    4.5.0.520
    • 4.7
    • (2263 votes)

    A great free utility tool for recovering data on Mac

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Free but efficient, Easy to use, Can recover different file types, Has wizard mode for beginners
    CONS: Limited functions
  14. AnyDesk

    6.6.0
    • 4
    • (312 votes)

    Safe, free remote desktop software

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Fast, Reliable, Good quality streaming, User-friendly and simple interface, Supports almost all uses, Works across devices and platforms, Free for personal use, Upgrades available
    CONS: Minimal configuration options, Can be a security risk if not used correctly, Can perform poorly at low internet speeds, CPU usage on older devices can be high, Paid-for upgrades
  15. Steam

    1.2
    • 3.1
    • (407 votes)

    The ultimate games platform from Valve

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: An impressive catalog of games, An active community, Amazing promotions, Automatic updates, Easy to handle
    CONS: An aging interface, Lack of options for navigating easily through the catalog, The security aspects on some games prevents sharing
  16. Android File Transfer

    1.0
    • 2.4
    • (107 votes)

    Software to Transfer Files Between Mac and Android Devices

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Chromebook computers are also supported by Android File Transfer., A total file size of 2.8 megabytes will not negatively impact most operating systems.
    CONS: There is currently no way to transfer files via a wireless connection., Files larger than 4 gigabytes (such as an entire HD film) cannot be transferred.
  17. Microsoft Edge

    105.0.1343.27
    • 3.6
    • (416 votes)

    The classic internet browser

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Supports keyboard shortcuts, Strong privacy controls, Compatible with Mac OS buttons, Supports Hub and Learning tools
    CONS: Lacks updates, URL bar is hidden
  18. Internet Explorer

    5.2.3
    • 2
    • (2422 votes)

    Microsoft's now discontinued browser for Mac

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Nostalgic
    CONS: Doesn't render web pages properly, Constantly crashes, Slow and unstable, Abandoned software
  19. The Unarchiver

    4.3.5
    • 3.7
    • (720 votes)

    Open Archived Files in Seconds

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Straightforward installation, Supports a wide variety of archive file formats, Free to use, Opens your archive files fast
    CONS: Sometimes cannot open two files at once, Slightly lackluster interface
  20. Google Classroom

    1.8
    • 3.9
    • (84 votes)

    Free web-based platform for online classes

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Integrated with G Suite tools, Accessible to all GMail users, Simultaneous submission and feedback, Customizable features for teachers
    CONS: May not be compatible with university email

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