F.lux for Mac

Flux adjusts the color temperature of your Mac’s display according to the time of day. Designed to help late-night computer users save their eyes, F.lux for Mac provides a softer and gentler backlight for the screen by helping the display adapt to the time of the day.


App description: Flux 39.94
App description: System
The good: Free
The bad: None
Updated: March 31, 2017
System requirements: The program requires OS X 10.10 or later.

Download Flux


Unixbench for Mac

Unixbench is the most used benchmarking software tool. Free benchmark and good replacement for GeekBench 3/4. It can measure the performance of bash scripts, CPUs in multithreading and single threading. It can also measure the performance for parallel task. Also, specific disk IO for small and large files are performed.


To use Unixbench:

1. UnixBench from version 5.1 on has both system and graphics tests.
If you want to use the graphic tests, edit the Makefile and make sure
that the line “GRAPHIC_TESTS = defined” is not commented out; then check
that the “GL_LIBS” definition is OK for your system. Also make sure
that the “x11perf” command is on your search path.

If you don’t want the graphics tests, then comment out the
“GRAPHIC_TESTS = defined” line. Note: comment it out, don’t
set it to anything.

2. Do “make”.

3. Do “Run” to run the system test; “Run graphics” to run the graphics
tests; “Run gindex” to run both.

You will need perl, as Run is written in perl.

For more information on using the tests, read “USAGE”.

For information on adding tests into the benchmark, see “WRITING_TESTS”.

App description: Unixbench 5.1.3
App description: Tools
The good: Free
The bad: None
Updated: January 18, 2011
System requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or later

Download UnixBench for Mac

Go2Shell Mac

Go2Shell MacOS

Useful tool to opens a terminal window to the current directory in Finder.
Install this app, drag it to a finder window and just drag and drop the app onto the toolbar​.


App description: Go2Shell 1.2.2
App description: Tools
The good: Free
The bad: None
Updated: Jan 27, 2015
System requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Download (from Apple Store)