Mac Open Web

A collection of open and indie Mac, iOS, and web apps that help promote the open web. Updated August 23, 2019

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RSS Readers & Discovery

Programming & Dev

  • 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.

  • Cyberduck

    by iterate GmbH

    An open file transfer and cloud storage browser for the Mac since 2003.

  • Fork

    by Danil Pristupov

    A fast and friendly git client for Mac and Windows.

  • Forklift

    by Binary Nights

    Powerful, fast FTP client for the Mac.

  • 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.

  • iTerm

    by George Nachman

    iTerm is a powerful replacement for the default Terminal on macOS.


    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.

  • Prompt

    by Panic

    An elegant and powerful SSH client for iOS.

  • Script Debugger

    by Late Night Software

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

  • Sequel Pro

    by Sequel Pro Devs

    A MySQL/MariaDB management GUI with just the greatest icon in the world.

  • SubEthaEdit

    by Dominik Wagner & Contributors

    General purpose plain text editor for macOS. Widely known for its live collaboration feature.

  • Sublime Text

    by Sublime

    A cross-platform, highly extensible text editor

  • Table Tool

    by Sandro Peham, Andreas Aigner, and Jakob Egger

    A simple CSV editor for the Mac

  • TextMate

    by Macromates

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

  • Transmit

    by Panic

    Upload, download, and manage files on tons of servers with an easy, familiar, and powerful UI.



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

  • Citationsy

    by Cenk Özbakır

    Citationsy is a reference collection and bibliography creation tool for people who value simplicity, privacy, and speed.

  • 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


Read Later & Bookmarking

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