Essential MacOS X Apps

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  1. Kelvin

    Kelvin Active Member

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    OS X Ain\'t Complete w/o this 3rd Party App

    Ok, so what app should every mac user have? Let me start:

    (1) Launchbar. (Shareware) Like vic said, Apple should considering having this built into OS X. It's that good. Product description from their website:

    LaunchBar is an award winning productivity utility that offers an amazingly intuitive and efficient way to control your computer. It provides instant access to thousands of documents, folders, bookmarks and email addresses, applications and preference panes just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item's name.

    You just hit Command-Space to bring LaunchBar's input window to front, enter an arbitrary abbreviation, and as soon as you start typing LaunchBar displays the best matching choices, ready to be opened immediately.

    (2) Little Snitch. (Shareware) Concerned about the information that's going out of your computer? Do you hate applications that send user information (phoning home) without you knowing? Then this is the real deal. Product description from their website:

    ou start an application that tells you that a new version is available. You suddenly realize that with every start this application connects to the developer's server. Even statistics information about your computer may be sent this way. Little Snitch helps you avoid this situation.

    Trojan horses - i.e. programs transmitting unconsciously data stored on your computer - can be detected by Little Snitch and prevented on the transmission of data.

    On a more general basis, network connections to certain servers can be denied.

    (3) Synergy (Shareware) is a tiny Cocoa application for Mac OS X 10.2 (and later) that puts three buttons to control iTunes in your menubar: previous track, next track, and play/pause; as well as providing you with visual feedback about the currently playing tune.

    So what app can't you live without?
     
  2. extremyks

    extremyks Guest

    Can't live without the ff:

    1) VLC (universal video player)
    2) Toast (CD/DVD burning)
    3) Acquisition (peer to peer appz)
    4) Yemuzip (simple drag and drop zip utilities)
    5) Cocktail (system utilities)
     
  3. vicicasas

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    Almost everything made by

    Yellow Mug Software, especially Snap'N'Drag, YemuZip, and (for iDisk users) FileChute.

    Great little company.
     
  4. penmanila

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    1. ms word
    2. toast titanium
    3. text-edit plus
    4. fruitmenu
    5. limewire
    6. freephotoconverter
    7. carbon copy cloner
     
  5. berniej

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    my list:

    1. QuickSilver
    2. PathFinder
    3. SlimBatteryMonitor
    4. XResourceGraph
     
  6. Zauber

    Zauber Guest

    In no particular order:

    1. LaunchBar
    2. Mozilla
    3. Toast
    4. Phone Agent
    5. Snap N Drag
    6. Office X
    7. Slim Battery Monitor
    8. Speed Download
    9. VLC
    10. Transmit
    11. SpamFire
    12. Fast DVD Copy
    13. Temperature Monitor

    Whew! :blush:
     
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    vlc, transmit, SMX 0.61, azurues, newsmac, ms office, phone agent, salling clicker, toast and proteus. no specific order. :lol:
     
  9. Maverick

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    OSXVnc, Chicken of the VNC.
     
  10. maryannemoll

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    just ms office and vlc:)
     
  11. Arel

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    Can't live w/o Phone Agent & Side Track!
     
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    1. VLC
    2. YuBurner
    3. SideTrack
     
  13. ayrton senna

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    question from a newbie....

    what is the difference between acquisition & limewire? i do have acquisition right now, and so far im satisfied w it & im also planning on having it registered (but i just want to make sure im getting the right stuff before i pay for it). do i need to have both for better results or are they just the same thing? if they are the same, which 1 would u guys recommend?

    AS
     
  14. Kelvin

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    There are a lot of other P2P programs worth checking it out.

    (1) Poisoned: Poisoned is a GUI frontend for the giFT daemon that allows you to share files across the internet or a network on the following major P2P file sharing:
    • OpenFT
    • Gnutella
    • FastTrack

    (2) AcqLite (Freeware version of Acquisition): An open-source peer-to-peer app based on LimeWire and Acquisition, acqlite searches the Gnutella network.

    (3) mlMac: mlMac is a GUI for mldonkey, a multi-platform multi-networks peer-to-peer client.

    If you're familiar with Bit Torrent there are 3 clients I know of: Azureus (Java based), Official Bit Torrent Client, and Tomato Torrent.

    Going back to the topic, I've replaced Launchbar with QuickSilver as my app launcher. Faster than Launchbar and has more visual feedback options.
     
  15. Arel

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    SafariSorter

    - sorts Safari bookmarks alphabetically. Whew!!!! :p
     
  16. barryg

    barryg Guest

    Good Day!

    Apple X11
    /posfink
    ratpoison
    ssh
    screen
    vim
    mutt
    elinks
    wget
    nmap
    docbook {sgml+xml}
    rsync
    tetex
    xpdf


    Mabuhay! barryg
     
  17. ayrton senna

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    thanks the links kelvin, but is bit torrent more reliable than the 1st 3 u mentioned. i heard from a friend that its very fast (although he is a pc user) but again i cant compare how fast is fast ksi nga i just started learning about this p2p recently. i guess its pretty complicated for a newbie like me eh, any simple inks u can guide me to learn more on how it works or how it can help me decide on w/c 1 to choose? and if u dont mind what p2p sofware do u use.

    AS

    sorry nga pala for changing the topic & asking to many questions i just dont know where to start asking ksi eh kya hope u guys do understand.... thanks again:roll:

    [Edited on 7-21-2004 by ayrton senna]
     
  18. katorse

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    CodeTek VirtualDesktop 2.3.14 - VersionTracker

    Discover significant workflow improvements as you gain the ability to switch between multiple desktops and applications. Ideal for graphic artists, programmers, power users, or anyone who has more than one application open at a time! Considered by many users to be the most powerful implementation of virtual desktops on any platform, which is exactly what Mac OS X deserves.
     
  19. Jiru-chan

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    My turn!

    1) VLC
    2) Snap 'n' Drag
    3) mlMac
    4) PodWorks
    5) Konfabulator
    6) MS Office (I never thought I'd say that....)
     
  20. Kelvin

    Kelvin Active Member

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    I use Bit Torrent and mLmac to download big files (anywhere from 200MB zip files to gigs of video files). I use Poisoned for smaller files (less than 10MB). The problem with Bit Torrent is that you need to know where to download the Torrent file of what you you want to download. And since there are an almost infinite number of Torrent files you can download, searching for what you actually need (especially if you don't know the specialized Torrent sites) can be quite frustrating.

    Here's an FAQ on how to use Bit Torrent.
     

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