More applications to add:
Last edited by DR; 16-08-2007 at 08:22 AM.
No love for SuperDuper?
check out perian from google cuz its a great codec
Well they may be kind of nerdy (read really nerdy), but some utilities and basic apps are really useful:
BBEdit lite (basic text editor)
Terminal (sometimes you just need to get around some silly for your own good protection)
X11 (The ability to run linux software allows many open source projects to provide Mac versions)
XCode (best IDE, EVER)
Skitch - A great app for quick screen grab, post to web, and then copies the hosted url to the clipboard for pasting straight into forum posts
I've got 2 beta invites if anyone is interested?
I would second the recommendation of Quicksilver, I'm lost on a computer without it.
Also Growl is pretty handy, as is SpiritedAway (hides inactive apps), VirtueDesktops (multiple desktops), MarcoPolo (automatic location detection and changing of network settings etc)
The Caped Crusader :-)
Quick three from me. All premium stuff though, no freeware.
CSSEdit - A bit niche, but I love this app so much, probably my favourite on OS X. Saves me a lot of time.
Transmit - FTP software.
XTorrent - Only Torrent app on OS X I've been able to tolerate. I've not liked Azureus since I replaced it with uTorrent on my PC, horrible clunky thing. Others haven't worked particularly well or have been too basic. Search thing is rather nifty.
Oh and second the Adium choice. Went through all the IM apps a couple of weekends ago and I found it to be the best one by far.
most of the programs I use are on the list
There's also a free program called 'Burn' which I use for backups - burn-osx.sourceforge.net
Also I can't believe this one has not been mentioned - VirtueDesktops - virtuedesktops.info
Another app I don't see on the list which I use almost everyday is CoverSutra
Brilliant for playing music on iTunes without going into the iTunes GUI. Also some cool hotkey combo's for changing to the next track. It also supports last.fm which is cool and saves running a lastfm app in the background.
Perian - Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats. Install that and QuickTime, and hence Front Row, will play back all sorts of stuff that it doesn't out of the box such as divx.
For anything that Perian won't handle, and to play DVD's from any region without mucking around with changing your drive region (which you can only do five times) try VLC
http://www.osxbmc.com/ is getting pretty close to complete.
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