MacOS Best of Breed (Freeware) Software

Who said the best things in life come for free? They do, check out my favourite FREEWARE list below. The list is built of applications and tools that I am using or I have deployed. While many alternatives may exist, these are the ones that do the job for me. There is no such thing as a free lunch, so you will need to tolerate some advertising or constraints in functionality. If you are willing to ‘pay that price’, you have a good deal. Enjoy the free ride!

Virus and Spam Protection

  • Trend Micro Antivirus is a FREE virus scanner that works well for MacOS.
  • VIRA is a FREE virus scanner that works well for MacOS.

Backup Tools

  • FreeFileSync is a FREE backup and file synchronisation tool that works well for MacOS.
  • KeePassX is a FREE password manager that works well for MacOS. Use MiniKeepass for iOS.

System Cleaning and Filing Tools

  • Dr. Cleaner is a FREE system optimization tool that works well for MacOS.
  • Dr. Unarchiver is a FREE file compression tool that works well for MacOS.
  • FileZilla is a FREE file transfer client and server that works well for MacOS

Media Library and Conversion Tools

  • VLC is a FREE mediaplayer with great video codec support that works well for MacOS
  • iTunes is a FREE mediaplayer and library tool that works well for MacOS
  • calibre is an ebook management tool that works well for MacOS
  • Mixxx is free, open source DJ software that works well for MacOS,

Remote Assistance Tools

  • TeamViewer is a FREE Remote Assistance Client that works well for Windows XP, Vista and 7 to 10 and MacOS

Note: check out my posts on Remote Assistance support

Browsers

  • Google Chrome is a FREE web browser that works well for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 to 10 as well as for MacOS.
  • Safari is a FREE web browser that works well for MacOS, Windows XP, Vista 7 & Windows 10.
  • Mozilla Firefox is a FREE web browser that works well for MacOS, Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 to 10.

Note 1: Internet Explorer and Firefox have different implementation of ‘standards’ which causes unsimilar display results when you design web pages – (check out my posts on Mozilla Firefox).

Note 2: Mozilla performs better than Safari when it comes to file downloads and display of some web pages at particular websites.