|Type||Free program||Replacement for|
|3D computer graphics software||Blender
|Autodesk Maya ("Maya")|
|Desktop publishing||Scribus||Adobe InDesign|
|Document viewer||Adobe Reader|
|Email client, news aggregator||Claws Mail||Apple Mail|
|Instant messaging client||Cryptocat
|Media player||VLC media player (VLC)||Apple QuickTime|
|Numerical computing||GNU Octave
|Office suite||LibreOffice||Microsoft Office|
|Online storage||ownCloud (client only)||Dropbox|
|Raster graphics editor||GIMP
|Vector graphics editor||Inkscape
|Web browser||Tor Browser||Apple Safari|
- This is a selection of the more common free software applications available for the Apple macOS platform, and is nothing like a comprehensive list. You may want to check the Runs-on/OS_X category for more software. macOS-only programs may be listed here as well but has external links since the Directory only includes program entries for GNU systems.
- Included in the operating system.
- Mozilla branded programs such as Firefox and Thunderbird are not free software unless their names are changed. This is due to Mozilla's trademark policy that forbids selling copies of unmodified executables.
- Recommends nonfree software.
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