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Free Mac Application Download Sites
This info from https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-safe-secure-mac-apps/ and summarized on 3/15/2023.
- WOT Web of Trust. Higher score out of 100 is better
- APIVoid's URL Reputation. Lower score out of 100 is better.
|MacUpdate||https://www.macupdate.com/||91/100||0/100||Apps are hand picked. Has free and paid apps; some link to Mac App Store. Categories.|
|Softpedia||https://mac.softpedia.com/||93/100||10/100||Files updated daily so you can get latest version. Many apps tagged with “100% Clean” label. Some user reviews.|
|Pure Mac||https://www.pure-mac.com/||92/100||0/100||More than 80 categories to search. Downloads are via links to app's publisher or developer. See: antivirus link below.|
|CNET Download||https://download.cnet.com/mac/||90/100||0/100||Software is tested rigorously. CNET bans apps with confusing end-user license agreements, or that modify browsers or security settings, or that send info about you to developer. Many CNET editorial reviews.|
|MacApps||https://macapps.link/||?||0/100||Similar to Ninite on Windows. Select apps from the list, MacApps gives you a custom Terminal command, which downloads the apps.|
|Mac App Store||https://www.apple.com/app-store/||92/100||0/100||IN theory has robust processes to prevent malicious apps; but isn't perfect though.|