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Unbound for Mac

No-nonsense photo management

Download the final version for free (no support available)

(Why is it final??)

Unbound keeps photo organization simple—and fast.

Manage your photo library the way you want—just point the app at your photos directory and you’ll get a simple, gorgeous browsing experience that respects your files & folders.

Unlike other photo managers, Unbound doesn’t use some proprietary library that might screw up your data... or be abandoned.

With Unbound, your photos simply live in a plain old folder on your computer, accessible from anywhere. You can use Dropbox or any of a million other cloud syncing tools to back them up and share them, and you can be sure they’re actually backed up. Your photos are just files… what a concept!

Quickly navigate your photo library using your keyboard.

Your photos stay right where you left them.

Always keeps up to date when files change.

Sync using your existing cloud service.

Easily view camera settings for each photo.

Show off your photography with a slideshow.

What People Say About Unbound

. . . very fast, and very simple, it doesn't needlessly duplicate your photos like practically every other app out there.

bertfw_, App Store review

Unbound for Mac could replace iPhoto on your Mac

Charlie Sorrel, Cult of Mac

The best and ONLY solution for some specific problems

highTechFool, App Store review

What’s New

See the complete changelog for more.

Unbound is now free*

Tyler Young, developer of Unbound

Hi, I’m Tyler. I took over development of Unbound in early 2020 as a way to learn more about the Apple UI frameworks and to try my hand at building an app business. I was kind of sick of my day job, and working on Unbound provided a nice outlet.

Fast forward to today, I have a new full-time job that I’m quite happy in, and I’ve just not had the motivation or spare brain cycles to give Unbound the attention it needs. I dread support emails, and I feel vaguely guilty that I’m not working on improving the app more.

Thus, after many years of being a paid app, I’ve decided to make Unbound free (both in the sense of freedom and advice).

There is absolutely no support available for Unbound. (That’s the whole point of me ceasing to sell it! 😅)

With that said, I believe it’s more or less functional on Catalina and Big Sur.

If you would like to browse the code, you can find it for free (under the 2-clause BSD license) on GitHub.

System Requirements

Unbound requires a Mac. Any Mac running either of the two most recent versions of macOS will work great.

  • Supported operating systems: macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and macOS 11 (Big Sur)
  • Supported CPUs: both Intel and M1/Apple Silicon
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Unbound for Mac

Download the final version for free (no support available)

(Why is it final??)