22 essential Mac utilities

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  1. antz

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    From computerworld.com

    "Right out of the box, your Mac can do a lot of things. With these utilities, you can make it do nearly everything."

    Out of the 22, i only use 2:

    1.TechTool Pro
    2. Cocktail
     
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    1. Adium
    2. StuffIt Expander
    3. TinkerTool
    4. Quicksilver
    5. Little Snitch
    6. AppZapper
     
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    1. Onyx
    2. Carbon Copy Cloner
    3. TinkerTool
    4. Adium
    5. Perian
    6. QuickSilver
    7. Monolingual
     
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    This is a good article, particularly for those new to the Mac. Also, I like reading the readers' comments where they suggest other essential Mac applications.
     
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    agree, its a nice read.

    TechTool Pro is $98? OMG! :eek:

    ill post my essentials in another time as im currently on my windows desktop. :redface:
     
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    I availed of the June 18, 2007 macupdate promo, 11 applications for $49.99 and from that 11 applications, i only use TTP and Cocktail.
     
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    i use only adium and monolingual of the 22 haha
     
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    guys, sorry, um.. what is Monolingual, Onix and Carbon copy cloner?... As of now, i only have adium. YM for Mac sucks right? arrgh
     
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    Monolingual removes the unused languages in your Mac and saves you a lot of disk space. CCC as the term implies clones a copy of drive/disk. I use CCC to clone my laptop's hard drive. You'll never know when your HD fails so that will be a back up and a bootable drive also. that means, when you connect your clone HD to another mac, say your friend's, you can actually boot from clone HD and use your friend's mac like yours. Onix, i'm not sure about it? Haven't used that.
     
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    Interesting article, but a bit... dated.
    1. Perian
    2. Quicksilver
    3. Stuffit Expander
    4. Onyx
    5. Carbon Copy Cloner
    Perian is great for video files, and makes the QuickTime Player a lot more useful with most video content you get from the web.

    Quicksilver I love, I basically do everyting on it, from fast file searches (Spotlight is pretty slow to be honest), to file manipulations such as quickly moving files from directory to directory (I'm too lazy to open and navigate to multiple folders in Finder to drag and drop files to move them), searching web sites and using search engines quickly, manipulating files, using it as a calculator, issuing terminal commands. I've installed it on every Mac at home. Without it on a Mac, it feels kinda like somebody has cut off the fingers of my hand. Highly recommended.

    Stuffit Expander. So far I only use it to expand old .sit files. Which is happening less and less as time goes by.

    Onyx for my system chores.

    Carbon Copy Cloner. If you ever had a hard drive crash on you. This thing will save your job and your sanity.

    I'll mention again that I'm a Quicksilver devotee. Just takes a little plumbing and a little perseverance to find "The Way".
     

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