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This section covers software compatible with 10.12 and newer, since that version was the official rebrand from OS Xplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigOS X

Until 2016, Apple's flagship operating system was known as OS X, with the “X” representing the Roman numeral for 10. The original OS X, Cheetah, was rough around the edges, and it wasn't really until Panther (10.3) that things took off. Tiger (10.4) introduced many of the features Mac users take for granted today.osx index
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Release History

Data retrieved from Apple on Sept 17, 2022. Release Name Version macOS Monterey 12.6 macOS Big Sur 11.7 macOS Catalina 10.15.7 macOS Mojave 10.14.6 macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Notes

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  • BetterTouchToolplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigBetterTouchTool

    Official websiteOfficial download This is a paid application to enable customizing the behavior of all your Apple input devices (remotes, keyboards, mice, touchpads, etc.) It's definitely worth the money for a lifetime license. Older versions that don't support current macos index
  • Hyperswitchplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigHyperswitch

    Official websiteOfficial download[A Better Geek mirror] This allows Cmd+Tab to behave like Window Alt+Tab, meaning you can switch between open windows as opposed to open applications. This particular behavior of the OS X and MacOS app switcher has never made sense to me, and I've always used third-party applications to fix it. Hyperswitch complains about being an expired trial every time it launches (i.e. when you reboot), but if you let it check for updates, it will let you use it a…
  • TotalFinderplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigTotalFinder

    TotalFinder is a Finder extension that adds some very nice features to the Finder. Apple finally introduced tabs, but they're kludgy and fat. TotalFinder slims down the Finder chrome so it's not so bulky, along with adding features like context menu file cut/copy/paste and dual pane mode, which is