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Mac OS X Software List

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giga    45

Archives

The Unarchiver

keka

UnRarX

BetterZip [$]

Springy [$]

RarMachine [$]

Audio

Bowtie

Ecoute [$]

Vox

Cog

CoverSutra [$]

Nice Player

You Control Tunes [$]

Audio Utilities

Audio Hijack Pro [$]

Max

Audacity

WireTap Studio [$]

XLD

Fission [$]

Soundflower

Senuti [$]

Airfoil [$]

SoundSource

iRip [$]

expod

Amadeus Pro [$]

Podcast Maker [$]

Media Rage [$]

Backup

Carbon Copy Cloner

SuperDuper [$]

Time Machine

iBackup

Backuplist+

Blogging

MarsEdit [$]

Blogo [$]

Ecto [$]

Browser

Chrome

Firefox

Camino

OmniWeb

Opera

CD/DVD Burning

Burn

Toast [$]

SimplyBurns

LiquidCD

Customization

CandyBar [$]

Dislaperture

Aqua Extreme

LiteIcon

Change Desktop

FruitMenu [$]

WindowShade X [$]

Magnifique

Wallpaper Clocks

TerminalColoreopard

Cloud Service

Dropbox

CloudApp

Droplr

Dashboard Widgets

iStat Pro

iStat Nano

CharacterPal

Delivery Status

Minutes

App Update

Organized

Ding

PEMDAS

StopDashboard

TV Forecast

DockDoctor

Design

Adobe Creative Suite [$]

Pixelmator [$]

Gimp

Acorn

xScope [$]

DrawIt [$]

Pixen

iPalette

Picaresque [$]

Seashore

Paintbrush

VectorDesigner [$]

Review [$]

Development

Coda [$]

Textmate [$]

TextWrangler

BBEdit [$]

SubEthaEdit [$]

Snippets [$]

Fraise

CSSEdit [$]

MAMP

Xcode

Sequel Pro

Taco HTML Edit [$]

SSHKeyChain

skEdit [$]

Finance

Moneywell [$]

iBank [$]

Money [$]

CheckBook Pro [$]

FTP

Transmit [$]

CyberDuck

Interarchy [$]

ExpanDrive [$]

FileZilla

Flow [$]

ForkLift [$]

Fetch [$]

Gaming

Steam

LittleWing Pinball [$]

Klondike Forever

Mine Swept

Ambrosia Software [$]

Quinn

Primrose

Cave Story

Digital: A Love Story

Frogatto

iFactor

Nexuiz

Sauerbraten

Sequoia

The Battle for Wesnoth

Bioshock [$]

Black & White 2 [$]

The Deadly Rooms of Death games [$]

Halo:CE [$]

Insectoid [$]

Lux [$]

Pocket Tanks [$]

Prey [$]

Reactive [$]

Spore [$]

IRC

LimeChat

Colloquy

Linkinus [$]

X-Chat Aqua

Launcher

Find Any File

Easy Find

Quicksilver

Alfred

Google Quick Search Box

LaunchBar [$]

Maintenance

Onyx

AppZapper [$]

AppCleaner

GrandPerspective

CleanApp [$]

iDefrag [$]

Hazel [$]

WhatSize [$]

DaisyDisk [$]

OmniDiskSweeper

jDiskReport

Monolingual

Cocktail [$]

Xslimmer [$]

KFC

Camouflage

Menubar Extras

I Love Stars

CoconutWifi

MainMenu [$]

Notify [$]

MenuMeters

Menuet

Salling Clicker [$]

iStat menus

Messaging

Adium

Messenger for Mac

Chax

Trillian

Skype

Yahoo Messenger

Miscellaneous

Witch [$]

Growl

Soulver [$]

Cinch [$]

Google Earth

Kaleidoscope [$]

F.lux

Simple Comic

WinSwitch

Awaken [$]

Delicious Library [$]

CamTwist

Wallet [$]

Mactracker

Prey [$]

Apimac Timer [$]

Letterbox

Freedom

SiteCrawler [$]

Dropzone [$]

Stellarium

Celestia

Remote Buddy [$]

XNJB

Mouse & Trackpad

BetterTouchTool

MagicPrefs

jiTouch

SteerMouse [$]

USB Overdrive [$]

Network

Little Snitch [$]

iStumbler

KisMAC

PortMap

WiFi Scanner

AirRadar [$]

Lighthouse [$]

Office Suite

iWork [$]

Office for Mac [$]

OpenOffice

NeoOffice

P2P & Downloads

Transmission

uTorrent

Vuze

Leech [$]

Acquisition [$]

Speed Download [$]

jDownloader

Acqlite

Cabos

Photography

Aperture [$]

Lightroom [$]

iPhoto

Picasa

Bibble Pro [$]

Raw Photo Processor

Raw Developer [$]

Exif Viewer

GraphicConverter [$]

Productivity

Bean

Notational Velocity

WriteRoom [$]

Schoolhouse [$]

Scrivener [$]

Papers [$]

Taskpaper [$]

OmniWriter

Yojimbo [$]

Calibre

ShoveBox [$]

OmniFocus [$]

Today [$]

Remember

Anxiety

OmniGraffle [$]

Journler [$]

LittleSecrets [$]

Sidenote

Quick Look Plugins

Folder QL

BetterZip QL

Suspicious Package

Syntax Highlighting

FLV

Animated GIF

IPA

AVCHD

RSS/Atom

NetNewsWire

NewsFire

Vienna

Shrook

Safari Extras

Extensions Gallery

ClickToFlash

Glims

SafariStand

Screen Capture

LittleSnapper [$]

Skitch

TinyGrab

SimpleCap

Paparazzi

Snapplr [$]

Snapshot

Screencasting

ScreenFlow [$]

iShowU [$]

Jing

Screenflick [$]

Streaming

PS3 Media Server

Rivet [$]

Playback [$]

Connect360 [$]

MediaLink [$]

iSedora [$]

Twitter

Tweetie

Kiwi [$]

Twitterific [$]

Hibari [$]

TweetDeck

NatsuLion

itsy

Twitt

Echofon [$]

Usenet/Newsgroups

Unison [$]

MT-NewsWatcher

NZBVortex [$]

Thoth

Video

Perian

Handbrake

Windows Media Components

ffmpegX

EyeTV [$]

RipIt [$]

Fairmount

Subler

MetaX

MacTheRipper

Mpeg Streamclip

iMedia Converter [$]

Video Editing

iMovie

Final Cut Express [$]

Final Cut Pro [$]

Media Composer [$]

Premiere Pro [$]

Video Players

VLC

Movist

Plex

MplayerX

MPlayer OS X Extended

Virtualization

VMWare Fusion [$]

Parallels [$]

VirtualBox

VNC & Remote Desktop

Chicken of the VNC

JollysFastVNC [$]

Remote Desktop Connection Client

CoRD

Utility

Secrets

PathFinder [$]

Hardware Monitor [$]

Mac Pilot [$]

TimeMachineEditor

TimeMachineScheduler

1Password [$]

File Juicer [$]

Caffeine

AppFresh [$]

Lockdown

coconutBattery

iPartition [$]

Name Mangler [$]

Pacifist [$]

ClipMenu

JumpCut

TinkerTool

InsomniaX

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MikeM97    205

Is this list huge enough to make me switch from Windows ?

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+Kyle    98

Is this list huge enough to make me switch from Windows ?

Well you can run a Windows VM on your mac, so there is no point in Windows at this point. ;-)

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MikeM97    205

you can run a Windows VM on your mac

 

I know .

A Windows VM can run on Linux too ...

But when we take an OS not just as a main one , but as the only OS for personal use ...

Which has more apps ?

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+Kyle    98

I know .

A Windows VM can run on Linux too ...

But when we take an OS not just as a main one , but as the only OS for personal use ...

Which has more apps ?

Depends on what types of applications you are looking for. 

 

If you want well built, quality applications; Mac. If you want a sheer abundance of applications, Windows is probably your champion. I thought very logically when I bought my Mac and asked myself what exactly I will be doing with it. 

  • Building Mobile Apps
  • Enterprise Network Management
  • Web Development
  • Web Design
  • Photography Editing
  • Writing papers for school
  • Managing finances
  • General web browsing

Now what I need to know is what are my requirements?

  • System needs to very rarely freeze up
  • The device should be able to sleep quickly and wake up even quicker
  • Power consumption should be low
  • Device should last me for years (should be able to pass onto kids later in life)

The very last reason to choose a device is what apps the platform supports. But in my mind, Apple products have always had superior apps on their devices. The apps are quick, responsive and almost rarely crash (at least in my experience). Aside from "gaming" a Mac can pretty much do anything a Windows device can, but cleaner. 

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MikeM97    205

Thank you , Kyle .

As long as OSX is Unix - like as Linux is too , the gaming would be rather the same [ no '' better '' here ? ] and behind Windows OS ?

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(Spork)    87

just moved to the mac  just got a new macbook pro retina 15 inch  love it looking for ways to customize it 

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illage3    100

Is there a more up to date version of this list?

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Lemoon16    0

Yes, there are many could be updated.

Well, I always keep this on my Mac(third-party):

The Unarchiver (FREE)

Versions

Foxit Reader (FREE)

Cisdem Video Player (FREE)

FireFox (FREE)

Magnet

OneDrive(FREE)

EverNote(FREE)

 

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Andrew    2,855

We're looking to update this list as it has become quite outdated.

 

I'll be compiling a list of software I'm familiar with and recommend but would love some suggestions from the community to add to the OP. Please post them and look out for an updated list in early 2018.

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Augusta Flemings    0
On 30/12/2017 at 5:35 PM, Andrew said:

We're looking to update this list as it has become quite outdated.

 

I'll be compiling a list of software I'm familiar with and recommend but would love some suggestions from the community to add to the OP. Please post them and look out for an updated list in early 2018.

thanks for this post. and next thanks for the thought of upgrading the list. Can you suggest me any good mail-archiver? i need to thin my bulky inbox. I use a mac book pro 2016 loaded with high sierra. i work on gmail and yahoo through IMAP 

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+UKer    12
On 12/30/2017 at 1:05 PM, Andrew said:

We're looking to update this list as it has become quite outdated.

 

I'll be compiling a list of software I'm familiar with and recommend but would love some suggestions from the community to add to the OP. Please post them and look out for an updated list in early 2018.

These days, the software I use daily is:

 

PDF Expert

Affinity Photo/Designer

Coda

TwistedWave

Omnifocus

Omnioutliner

Omniplan

Omnigraffle

 

Hope this helps!

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+UKer    12

I forgot to include Scrivener

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Augusta Flemings    0

what are your views on Mail Backup X? i have been looking out for some good archiver solution for mails. felt like consulting you before testing it on my mails.

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