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Post your favorite or essential Mac apps

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dutchbb, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    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 :)
    Neal, krstep, Ingenious and 1 other person like this.
  2. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

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

    Floris Guest

  4. CurveGotti

    CurveGotti Active Member

    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.
  5. D37

    D37 Active Member

    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) - http://culturedcode.com
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I use Macscan - works really well :)
  7. jasetaro

    jasetaro Well-Known Member

  8. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

  9. glorify

    glorify Well-Known Member

  10. hcmagix

    hcmagix Active Member

    Cool Things are

    App Cleaner
    Spirited Away
    iMedia Browser
    Better Touch Tool

    check it out
  11. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I thought growl already came with OS X?

    I'm posting this from my new MacBook Air.
  12. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    Maybe a mod can merge this thread with the other one?
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Merged :)
    Elizabeth likes this.
  14. glorify

    glorify Well-Known Member

    Found another I use a lot
    ID3 Editor to edit mp3 tags/cover art

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