Mac Open Web

A collection of open and indie Mac, iOS, and web apps that help promote the open web. Updated June 10, 2019

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Text & Writing

  • Bear

    by Shiny Frog

    A beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose

  • Byword

    by Metaclassy

    Markdown app for writing in plain text efficiently. Available for Mac, iPhone and iPad

  • iA Writer

    by iA

    Markdown writing app that removes distractions, giving you a calm, focused writing space

  • nvALT

    by Brett Terpstra

    A fork of the original Notational Velocity with additional features and interface modifications.

  • Ulysses

    by Ulysses GmbH & Co

    A pleasant, focused writing experience with flexible exporting options


  • BBEdit

    by Bare Bones

    A text editor that doesn't suck®

  • Coda

    by Panic

    A well-rounded Mac & iOS application for coding websites by our friends at Panic

  • CotEditor

    by CotEditor Project

    A light-weight, neat, yet powerful text editor.

  • Fork

    by Danil Pristupov

    A fast and friendly git client for Mac and Windows

  • GitUp

    by GitUp

    A powerful GUI front-end interface for your git repos.

  • Glitch

    by Glitch

    Glitch is the friendly community where everyone can discover and create the best stuff on the web.

  • Script Debugger

    by Late Night Software

    The full power of applescript automation. Experience applescript made easy.

  • Sublime Text

    by Sublime

    A cross-platform, highly extensible text editor

  • TextMate

    by Macromates

    Powerful and customizable text editor with support for a huge list of programming languages and developed as open source.


Photo Sharing

  • 500px

    by 500px

    A photo sharing community catering to professional photographers

  • Flickr

    by Flickr Team

    Photo sharing & organizing, and one of the original photo-based social networks

  • Sunlit


    Publish photos to your own blog and discover beautiful photos from other users




    by Jakob Egger and Chris Pastl

    The easiest way to get started with PostgreSQL on the Mac

  • Postico

    by Egger Apps

    A Modern PostgreSQL Client for the Mac

  • Table Tool

    by Sandro Peham, Andreas Aigner, and Jakob Egger

    A simple CSV editor for the Mac