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March 12, 2008

Cool OSX Software

Filed under: — Alex Salamakha @ 5:13 AM

Previously I’ve blogged about my favourite Windows Mobile applications. Now it’s time to write about my favourite software for OSX. Even though my Macbook Pro came with a whole bunch of useful software, there were few gaps required attention.

  • Quicksilver. While OSX built-in search facility, Spotlight, is pretty good, Quicksilver simply kicks arse! It’s super fast and finds everything.  Amazingly, it’s free. Google for Quicksilver tutorials and you will discover why this is a must-have tool.
  • Perian. If you watch DivX, AVI, XVID files on your Mac, it’s a must have, especially considering it’s price ($0). Integrates into QuickTime and I haven’t come across a fileit couldn’t play.
  • VLC Player plays pretty much everything and it’s free.
  • MacTheRipper is good for grabbing DVDs.
  • Toast Titanium is an equivalent of Nero in Mac’s world.
  • TextMate is a fantastic text editor. Not free, but worth every penny.
  • Cyberduck is a FTP client for Mac. Good. Free.
  • Read eBooks in CHM format on your Mac? Chmox is the best (and free) tool.
  • Adium is the best chat client I’ve found. It supports AOL Instant Messenger (Including ICQ and .Mac), Jabber (Including Google Talk and LiveJournal), MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger (Including Yahoo! Japan), Bonjour (Compatible with iChat), MySpace IM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, QQ, Lotus Sametime.

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If you use any other Mac software worth mentioning, please leave a comment here or contact me.

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