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The thriftmac app directory, a platform for recommending free Mac apps that has been online since 2006, has been tidied up and expanded. Previously, the site was known as Free for X, in reference to the name OS X for the operating system of Apple computers. Since 2007, the worm mascot Scrimpy has been inviting people to browse and download the hand-picked free programs. In recent years there have only been occasional updates to the thriftmac website, but now there has been a major clean-up and a new record of 261 free apps with no ads, in-app purchases, trial periods or other restrictions.
In May of last year, the thriftmac website got its current look. And that is much clearer than the old blog format before. Since then it has been free application software for macOS much easier to find. And while in June 2021 there were still 228 apps to be discovered, these were always cleaned out a bit over time (apps that are no longer free, suddenly show advertising or otherwise no longer fit into the program are thrown out) and new entries have been added . As of now, there are 261 apps from a wide variety of categories to choose from: 3D software such as Blender, audio, graphics, Browser, word processing, menu bar extensions, window management and much more.
If you click on the website of the offer, then I recommend that you first take a look at the article "What's thriftmac all about? Links to free Mac apps!“. There you will not only find a short outline of the history of the website and the mascot Scrimpy, but also helpful links. With these, you can submit your own app recommendations, follow the site's RSS feed, view personal favorites of the person behind the website, and last but not least, search the entire app list from A to Z - that's overkill the so-called archive. In addition to the app name, there is a small description and a link to the developer or download page.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.