Post your favorite or essential Mac apps


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What are your favorite and/or essential Mac apps? I'll kick-off:

1Password - use complex passwords everywhere and store them in a safe database for quick & easy use
Adobe Creative Suite - essential package for web designers
Aperture - intuitive way of photo editing and management
AppCleaner - thoroughly uninstall apps - free
Caffeine - keep you Mac awake when viewing video (prevent screensaver from showing for a while) - free
ClamXav - virus checker - free
Cyberduck - the best FTP app for Mac IMO - free
DiskWarrior - restores hard disk directories. When you need it, you'll be happy you got it
EyeTV - watch cable & some digital TV on you Mac while doing other work
GrandPerspective - graphically shows the disk usage on your Mac - free
GrandTotal - the best easy to use invoice app I could find, really happy with it
iTweaX - reveal some usefull hidden features and maintenance tools for Mac OS X - free
JellyfiSSH - simple bookmark manager for connecting to *NIX boxes like BSD/Linux etc via Telnet or SSH 1 or 2. - free
MacPAR deLuxe - checks, restores & unpacks newsgroup downloaded binary files. - free
Microsoft Office 2011 - the only MS product I still like to use on Mac
Mkvtoolnix - create, alter and inspect Matroska files - free
SABnzbd - Easy to use, time saving usenet downloader - free
SubFix - very simple and easy to use SRT/subtitle file synchronizer - free
TextWrangler - text editor with many features - free
Things - awesome task management app that I wouldn't want to miss
UnRarX - expand rar archives and restore corrupted or missing archives using par2. - free
VLC - media player that plays just about anything - free

Please post your favorites :)


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Thanks for that list, I'm going to be going thru it, esp for the free ones, LOL.


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Must have Monolingual(removes all unused languages, they waste a surprising ammount of space at least on the systems I worked on) unless of course you installed the o.s. yourself, and selected your native language.

Main Menu has some nice features as well.


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So those mac owners out there what is some good software to check out?

I'm looking for a good virus scanner for the mac, any suggestions?

Things (Task Management) -


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Cool Things are

App Cleaner
Spirited Away
iMedia Browser
Better Touch Tool

check it out


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  • #11
I thought growl already came with OS X?

I'm posting this from my new MacBook Air.