While macOS has been relegated to the back burner (with disastrous if predictable results), a few intrepid developers continue to craft apps so performant and pleasing that I look for excuses to launch them:
Claquette ("Working with video doesn't have to feel heavy") by Thomas Zoechling. If you edit video, create screen recordings, or work with GIFs, you want this in your life.
Fileloupe ("A Ludicrously Fast File Browser for macOS") by Kenny Carruthers, who previously worked on Finder at Apple and BeOS at Be (and it shows).
MacDown ("The open source Markdown editor for macOS") by Tzu-ping Chung. Makes writing lengthy posts or presentations an absolute joy.
Sublime Text ("A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose") by Jon Skinner (and team, now). Legendary native performance across Linux, macOS, and Windows.
All four can be launched consecutively before Messages can open or iTunes stop beachballing.
/mac | Jun 03, 2020
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