Here is my list of applications for quality of life.

From AppStore:

Independent sources:

  • Homebrew is the best OSX CLI package manager;
  • iTerm2 is one of the best terminals among all platforms;
  • Matrix Screensaver: RedPill2 is best the Matrix screensaver (probable source code location) after one old Windows XP-7 version (fails at newer versions of Windows) IMO;
  • Choosy to choose browser to open links based on app with link or even by regexp;
  • Bartender to manage icons in menu bar;
  • Viscosity is the best VPN client for OpenVPN;
  • IINA is a great video player.