Best Applications For Mac OS X

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  1. Parm289

    Parm289 New Member

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    There have been a couple threads asking for the best Mac apps, and Teslanaut has compiled a short and sweet list of some good apps. I think it's time to make one thread to end them all.

    So post your favorite Mac apps, and we'll make a huge list for reference.

    My favorites are:

    Firefox RC1
    ByteController - iTunes controls in the menubar + hotkeys
    aLunch - App launcher in the menubar. Similar to a Windows start menu.
    Quicksilver - hotkey app launcher
    Adium - Instant messaging client
    Skitch - Screenshot taking, editing, and hosting app. VERY powerful.
    Hear - Turns all system and application sounds into rich, high-quality 3D surround sound. Amazing application.
    MS Office 2008 - I'm a windows convert.
    Growl - a notification popup system that gives notifications in the bottom right-hand corner when an iTunes song changes, an im buddy signs on, a download is finished, and even when FF3 finds an extension update.

    So, post your best apps. Try to post a description as well as the app name.
  2. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    I'd take a look at iScrobbler and the Growl preference pane. Much better pop ups (Though I think you're already using it)

    There are so many apps on OS X that are so fun and easy to use. I haven't been on Windows in a LONGG time lol
  3. Parm289

    Parm289 New Member

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    Yup, it was growl. I was looking through my Applications folder for the app, but I forgot it was just a prefs pane.

    Ever since I installed Leopard, I've been on Windows maybe 5 times.
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    I don't understand why we couldn't use Teslanaut's old thread? There was a decent list there.

    Transmission - Transmission is a fast, easy, and free multi-platform Bit******* client with a focus on being lightweight yet feature-filled.
    http://www.transmissionbt.com/

    VLC - VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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    Parm289 New Member

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    I've never seen Tes's thread...
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    Handbrake for converting/burning dvd's and making them compatible for ipod touch.
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    Instead of MS Office 2008 do NeoOffice or Open Office. (NeoOffice is a fork of the free/open source OpenOffice.org office suite that is ported to Mac OS X.)

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