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Top Free Utility Mac Apps You Aren’t Using

Do you get the most out of your Mac? Whether you're a seasoned Mac user or new to the ecosystem, there are numerous utility apps available to help you increase productivity, optimize your workflow, and enjoy your Mac experience more. Here's a selected selection of ten top-tier free utility Mac programs that may not be on your radar but deserve a spot in your toolkit.

1. Mission Control Plus

Put the 'control' back in Mission Control.

Tired of the default Mission Control on your Mac? Mission Control Plus enhances this feature, offering more customization options and smoother navigation between your open windows and desktops.


2. Aldente

The ALL-IN-ONE Charge Limiter App for MacBooks.

Li-ion batteries (like the one in your MacBook) last the longest when operated between 20% and 80%. Keeping your battery at 100% most of the time will significantly shorten the lifespan of your MacBook battery, and replacing an old battery is not only harmful to the environment but also costs around $ 200. With AlDente installed, you can set a charging limit in a more healthy charging range, and with more features like Heat Protection, Sailing Mode, and Calibration Mode you can keep your battery healthy even longer.


3. Maccy

Lightweight clipboard manager.

Unlike other Mac clipboard managers, Maccy does only one job - keep your copy history and let you access it fast. You won't be overloaded by unnecessary features.


4. Bluesnooze

Automatically disables Bluetooth on sleep.

If you pair Bluetooth headphones or speakers with both your phone & Mac, it can be frustrating when your sleeping Mac connects intermittently and disrupts the audio.
With Bluesnooze, the Bluetooth connection is switched off when your Mac sleeps, and switched on when your Mac wakes.


5. Paletro

Command Palette in any applications

With Paletro, by pressing ⇧⌘P, you have access to all of the functionality of current focused app, including keyboard shortcuts for the most common operations.


6. Stats

MacOS system monitor in your menu bar

Want to keep an eye on your Mac's performance in real-time? Look no further than Stats. This lightweight app provides detailed insights into your CPU, memory, disk usage, and network activity, helping you identify any bottlenecks or issues that may arise.


7. Disk Disk

The Premier Mac Data Recovery Software.

Accidentally deleted an important file? Disk Drill has got you covered. This powerful data recovery app helps you retrieve lost or deleted files from your Mac's hard drive, external storage devices, or even formatted partitions with ease.

Disk Disk

8. Fig

The next-generation command line.

Fig makes the command line easier for individuals and more collaborative for teams.
Our most popular product is Autocomplete. As you type, Fig pops up subcommands, options, and contextually relevant arguments in your existing terminal.



The modern media player for macOS.

Say goodbye to the default media player on your Mac and hello to IINA. This modern and open-source media player supports a wide range of audio and video formats, offers advanced playback controls, and even integrates with streaming services like YouTube, making it a must-have for media enthusiasts.


10. Keyboard Clean Tool

A utility that's an integral part of my everyday routine.

Keep your Mac's keyboard clean and free from dust and debris with this handy utility app. It disables your keyboard temporarily, allowing you to wipe it down without triggering any unintended key presses or actions.



These ten free utility Mac apps might not be household names, but they certainly pack a punch when it comes to improving your Mac experience. Whether you're looking to boost your productivity, enhance your creativity, or simply keep your system running smoothly, give these apps a try—you won't be disappointed.

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