Dozer: A Free and Open Source Alternative to Bartender App for Mac

Free and open source app that hides status bar icons to give your Mac a cleaner look

Almost every top/must have/best Mac apps list in existence for the past couple of years is recommending Bartender – a simple app that hides away menu bar icons until you need them and so both saves space and stops distractions.

So far so good. The only problem with the app is that it costs $15. I mean, when you pay a few thousand bucks for a non user upgradable, with no ports, that breaks easily and it’s super hard to repair laptop, yeah… 15 bucks for an app seems like a bargain.

But what if i told you that you can get the same functionality, for free, from an open source app? Enter Dozer….

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HOW TO: Find Social Media Accounts by Username

an easy way to find usernames across social media networks

Over the time you’ve created quite a few profiles on different services and, chances are, you used the same username for all of them.  ( hopefully not the same password – never use the same password everywhere. Use a password manager like KeePass or Bitwarden ).

It’s definitely a good idea to audit your username(s) and delete those profiles if you’re not using them anymore. And to make your job easier, you can hunt down your username(s) across a vast list of services using Sherlock.

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iStats: Check Sensor and Battery Stats

iStats is a command-line tool that allows you to easily grab the CPU temperature, fan speeds and battery information on macOS

Here’s a nifty little Ruby gem that allows you to read your Mac’s sensors in Terminal – iStats.

Not to be confused with iStat Menu, a closed source GUI tool that costs $10 and does similar things.

iStats is simply a free macOS command-line tool that allows you to easily grab the CPU temperature, fan speeds, battery stats etc.

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Alacritty: The Fastest Terminal Emulator in Existence. Cross Platform

Alacritty is the fastest terminal emulator in existence.

Alacritty is the fastest terminal emulator in existence. Using the GPU for rendering enables optimizations that simply aren’t possible without it. Alacritty currently supports macOS, Linux, BSD, and Windows.

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MPV + youtube-dl

Watching online videos can be annoying most of the time. Ads, annotations, not to mention cookies and history that you leave behind.

So here’s a quick and easy way to improve not only your visual experience, but also improve your privacy and ( if you’re using a laptop ) some battery life: mpv player + youtube-dl.

Don’t be fooled by the “youtube” in “youtube-dl”. This nifty little program, or plugin or add-on however you want to call it, supports a shitload of websites.

So let’s get started with this short and sweet tutorial….

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