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I love my Mac and I have hundreds of applications installed on it. As a result I wanted to do a post on what I believe are the top 100 Mac applications that are essential to any user. I’ve picked a variety of applications that I could think of. I have tried to go for the cheaper free option, but quite a few you have to pay for. If you think I am missing an application leave a comment with a link to the app and why you should think it should be included, it doesn’t have to be long, I just want your opinions. If you disagree with any leave a comment with your reasons.

Each application will be split into a couple of major sections. There are some applications that could be in more than one section, but that is not the point of this post. I will also include a link and a bit of descriptive text on what the application is about. There may be duplicate items of the same nature i.e word processing, i’ve included this due to the differences each application has. The list is in no particular order, mostly alphabetical.

If you want to take your knowledge of Mac apps a bit further I recommend these two books on Amazon, Cool Mac Apps and The Little Mac Book they have got some raving reviews and are probably a good read. I’m sure if you look through Amazon there is plenty of stuff that you can find.

Computer Files

This section is all about programs that can be used to work with files and applications

1) AppFresh
Software updater is great for Apple applications, but appfresh has the ability to check third party apps for updates. A great little tool for keeping up to date.

 

2) AppZapper
Although applications are easy to uninstall on a mac there are usually small preference files hanging about. Appzapper cleans up an uninstall all of those files.

 

3) Disk Inventory X
A simple program that scans your disk and visually shows what files takes up how much space, good to visualize if you are running out of space and you have some size hogs.

 

4) Grand Perspective
Very similar to Disk Inventory X, shows you what files take up how much space on your website.

 

5) OpenPlist

A very cool little tool if you need to end up editing Plist files.

 

6) Quicksilver
One of the best applications ever made for the mac. Its a quick launch tool that enables you to open and do practically anything. Very fun and really increases your productivity.

 

7) Stuffit
An application design to unstuff or unpack nearly any file. Great if you use archives a lot.

 

8) TextWrangler
A very cool text editor that lets you edit text files quickly. Sometimes more powerful than text edit.

 

9) TidyUp
An application that enables you to search through a list of files finds duplicates. Great if you have many files and you need to organise them.

 

10) Todos
Leaves no application behind. A very visual way to view all of the applications on your computer. Kind of surpassed by the stacks in the dock.

 

11) UnRarX
UnrarX gives you the abilty to easily uncompress .rar files. Very good, although stuffit can now handle .rar files.

 

12) Xslimmer
Give your mac a diet. It goes through and removes the powerpc or intel parts of your program. It can really reduce the size of applications. Can also break them if you are not careful.

 

Internet

This section is all about applications that use the internet or this type of connectivity in some way.

13) Adium
A simple all in one AIM, chat client. Supports, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo and many other through the use of plugins and basic support. It does lack some functionality in some chat protocols.

 

14) ApGrapher
A great little program that offers the ability to find information about the wireless networks whizzing around your head.

 

15) Azureus
One of the best bittorrent clients out there. Has lots of user extensions through the use of plugins.

 

16) Colloquy
A really powerful application that can be used for the IRC networks. Special care has been taken in this application to make it blend in with the rest of the Mac OS theme.

 

17) CSSedit
A must for any web developer. CSSedit offers the best tools around to help you edit and modify CSS code for you webpages.

 

18) Cyberduck
A small lightweight application for ftp. Has some small niggles, but it is free. Transmit is better if you use ftp a lot.

 

19) Firefox
One of the best web browsers around in my opinion. Has a massive add-on library which you can customize to your needs. A viable alternative to safari.

 

20) iStumber
I found this a great small application that enabled you to view wireless and bluetooth networks quick and hassle free.

 

21) LittleSnitch
The application that snitches on any application that is trying to access the net to phone home. Great for protecting you privacy.

 

22) Netnewswire
A very popular RSS client for the mac, nuff said.

 

23) Skype
Offering superior calls over the internet, it is the application if you do a lot of talking and want a good quality transmission.

 

24) Transmission
A light weight bittorrent application that is gaining popularity. Its personal choice at this point of transmission verse Azureus.

 

25) Transmit
A great application from Panic that will feature a couple of time in this list. It is a powerful application for ftp uploads and downloads.

 

26) Undercover
A piece of software that dials to the undercover servers if you computer has been stolen. Great if you use a laptop, less useful on a desktop.

 

27) Unison
Another piece of panic software that enables you to use the usenet newsreader networks. A really good piece of software if you use usenet a lot. If you are looking for a good news provide I recommend Giganews.

 

28) Vidalia
A GUI controller for the Tor anonymity network. One click on, one click off, simple and easy to use. Best of all its free.

 

Multimedia

This section is all about video, images and sound. Anything of this nature is included here.

29) VLC
The all in one application for watching videos. Supports nearly every codec imaginable.

 

30) Aperture
One of Apples Pro programs for organizing and altering photos. A very powerful application although comes with a bit of a price tag.

 

31) Audacity
A free audio editor which has a few advance features that make it create for editing audio for your videos or other applications.

 

32) Blender
A free 3D modeler which has the same power of many of the most advance applications on the market. Comes with quite a steep learning curve.

 

33) Delicious Library
A very cool application used to organise your books, movies, games and CD’s. You can use your built in iSight to save time by scanning your books. Very cool and fun to use.

 

34) DeskLickr
A simple application that uses the vast photo resource of flickr to change your wallpaper every so often. Makes a cool change.

 

35) Desktastic
Another Panic app. This time it can be used to write directly on your desktop. Very cool if you use a tablet for your daily work.

 

36) Gimp
The free image editing program. Used by many open source and linux users. A create start since Leopard doesn’t include any image editing software.

 

37) Google Earth
One of the best applications from Google. Use it to zoom in on planet earth and explore the world around you. A great time waster, as well as a very useful tool if you are going anywhere and want to check out the surroundings.

 

38) HandBreak
An open source application that can quickly convert DVD’s to Mpeg-4.

 

39) iLife
The all in one package made by Apple. I don’t think this needs any explaining.

 

40) iShowU
This application takes a direct recording of your screen. Great if you want to make recordings of specific applications. You need a good CPU, a bit of a power hog.

 

41) Joost
A very hot application that lets you watch free TV. Beautiful application even though the amount of TV stations are a bit small.

 

42) Photoshop
The high priced application for real pros who want to edit and manipulate images and photos. Not for people with tight wallets.

 

43) Pixelmator
The medium priced application that has a lot of great image editing potential. Not as expensive as Photoshop.

 

44) Shapeshifter
Bored of your interface? Let shape shifter change it for you. Not Leopard compatible although this is likely to change.

 

45) Theme Park
A great little app which lets you delve into the resource files for applications and lets you change them. Not as powerful as Shapeshifter but lets you tweak little bits of your operating systems interface.

 

46) TVShows
A little app that downloads all of the torrent files for your favourite TV shows. You need a bittorrent client to finish the process off.

 

47) Wallsaver
Puts your screensaver as your wallpaper. Add a bit of life to your desktop.

 

Little Apps

Little Applications are small applications in size that add a bit of functionality or are just plain cool.

48) Autorate
A simple piece of software that rates your musis in your iTunes library based on the number of plays and track skips.

 

49) Fish
A simple little program that shows you little fishes swimming around.

 

50) iAlertU
A little program that can arm your computer. Moving your laptop will set of the alarm and alert you to intruders.

 

51) Liquidmac
Once again using the motion sensor in a laptop. This program fills the screen with water which you can play around with by moving your computer.

 

52) MacSaber
Let your Mac become a jedi. Once again using the motion sensor makes cool lightsaber noises. Don’t let the mac fly out of your hands as it has with a couple of people.

 

53) Quinn
Tetris on the extreme side of life. A cool little app with amazing graphics on the old arcade favourite Tetris.

 

54) Resize ‘Em All
A little program which can be used to resize images.

 

55) Rulers
Put a ruler on your screen. This application lets you measure nearly anything on your screen, great if you are in the design world.

 

56) smcFanControl
A small application that runs in your menu bar to control your fan speeds. A must if you think your computer runs a bit hot.

 

57) TimeOut
One for the work-a-holic. A little application that tells you to take a break and stop what you are doing.

 

58) Wallsaver
Sets your screen saver as your wallpaper. A great little program to add a bit of movement to your desktop.

 

Tools

This section of essential applications is all about tools. These are tools to do specific task or just to give you information.

59) Apple Remote Desktop
One of Apples many programs that lets you work effectively on your network. This app lets you look in on a remote desktop and work with it remotely.

 

60) Battery Health
One of many tools used to help you find out how much juice is left in your Mac battery. A tool for any laptop.

 

61) BootCamp
Installing Windows on a Mac is never easier with BootCamp. A simple program that create a partition on you disk for installing windows.

 

62) BwanaDik
A menu bar monitoring tool for you network. Lets you find tons of info about you LAN and WAN in one easy to reach place.

 

63) Carbon Copy Cloner
For serious back ups you need something like Carbon Copy Cloner that can clone your entire drive quickly and easily.

 

64) Chmox
Chmox is a program that enables you to open .chm help files on your Mac. Chm files are not supported in preview.

 

65) Coconut Battery
A personal favourite of mine, this is another battery tool to monitor the health of your battery. I wish my laptop was run off coconuts.

 

66) DasBoot
DasBoot is a tool to create a diagnostic and repair kit for your computer to put on an iPod or flash drive.

 

67) Flip4Mac
The tool endorsed by Microsoft to help with those pesky .wmv files.

 

68) FreeDMG
This software creates drag and drop .dmg archives on the fly. Easy to use if you make a lot of disk images.

 

69) GeekTool
GeekTool is a preference pane module to show system logs, unix commands output, or images (i.e. from the internet) on your desktop.

 

70) Growl
A very useful tool that is used by many applications to show a clean way of displaying messages to you. Like the bubbles in Windows except a hell of a lot better.

 

71) Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor is designed to check the various pieces of hardware on you computer for faults and problems as well as give messages back to you.

 

72) Hex Fiend

Editing hex files cannot be easier with Hex Fiend.

 

73) HoudahGeo
HoudahGeo allows you to add Geo data to any image within the EXIF data. Helps you find your way around the world in your images.

 

74) iStat Menus
iStat Menus off a wide range of statistical analysis of your computer including various hardware bits. Their widget is one of my favorites.

 

75) Mac Pilot
This piece of software allows you to modify various parts of your computer that you would normally have to do through Terminal.

 

76) MacJanitor
This little app cleans up various system files and other bits and bobs to keep your computer running smoothly.

 

77) MainMenu
MainMenu is another piece of software to help you keep your computer running smoothly. This one has more advance options such as rebuilding the spotlight database.

 

78) MenuMeters
Another monitor piece of software but this one is designed to run within the menu bar.

 

79) Monolingual
Who needs to know French. Monolingual removes the languages from the computer that you do not need.

 

80) Operation
A project management tool that lets you organise your projects quickly and easily.

 

81) Parallels
Highly recommended virtualization software for virtualizing other OS’s.

 

82) Service Scrubber
Helps you organise and remove services from your menus (Name of App > Services).

 

83) SquidDan
Once a very popular proxy tool for sorting out your own proxy for handling your internet connection. Has become disused over time.

 

84) Stomp
Stomp those big files down to size. Helps reduce video files into more compressed formats.

 

85) SuperDuper
Another great backing up utility although its not fully Leopard compatible at the time of writing.

 

86) Synergy2
A very cool little application that lets you share a mouse and keyboard between one or more computers.

 

87) TinkerTool
A tool that lets you access more preferences the Apple has built into the OS.

 

88) VMWare
Another very good piece virtualization software to enable to to virtualize other OS’s.

 

Work

This final section ,and to round up, is going to be all about top programs for use at work.

89) Cha-Ching
A simple money program that helps you organise your accounts, budgets and finances.

 

90) Concept Draw
More of a group of programs that offer a wide range of applications such as flow charts to mind maps.

 

91) Filemaker
A cross platform database application, that has amazing power and potential.

 

92) iWork
Apples work application package to complement iLife, a good package if you want the Apple integration although lacks on some features.

 

93) Microsoft Office
Office is one of the most prominent packages on the Windows machines for work programs. Very good on Mac, although some small annoying bugs.

 

94) Money2
Another application for managing your accounts. The interface on this program is amazing.

 

95) Neooffice
An Open Office port to Mac, like Microsoft Office, except its free.

 

96) Nvu
A very powerful webpage editor for designing and creating websites. Just as good as Dreamweaver.

 

97) Omnigraffle
A brill program that offers a really cool way of creating presentation diagrams. Check out the Omni Groups offerings for all of the cool programs they have to offer.

 

98) Process
Another program by Jumsoft on this list that lets you plan and organise your projects.

 

99) Quicken
Another personal finance program, but this one feels more corporate and official.

 

 

100) Yojimbo
A cool little program that helps you organise all your bits of information, great if you end up filling up dashboard with millions of stickies.

Well folks, there you have it, my personal Top 100 Essential Mac Applications. I hope you agree that there are some awesome applications out there. It has taken me over a week to put this togther and if you think I have missed any please leave a comment with the program you would like to include and a reason why.


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67 Responses to “Top 100 Essential Mac Applications”

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    Thanks for the new apps those are some cool ones to check out.

    Nvu, i’m not sure about the output can be a bit fiddle. Nvu is the most free one I have found.

    Comment By James Powell on February 5th, at 9:08 pm

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    I’m glad to see Transmission and Cyberduck on the list. I like using Cyberduck to FTP into my XBMC.

    Comment By Bill on February 5th, at 9:13 pm

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    Great list, I’ve use quite a few of these on a regular basis.

    I must say, I’m surprised Panic Software’s Coda did not make it on here. Same people that make Transmit. Once I started using Coda, it made Transmit, TextWrangler, and CSSEdit, and even Mac’s Terminal obsolete. Powerful, brilliant, and cheap (around $89, $69 with a purchased Transmit serial code).

    Comment By Anonymous on February 5th, at 9:20 pm

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    Great list, and 85) SuperDuper is now fully Leopard compatible…and probably the best backup program I have ever used!!! Complete bootable copy of your hard drive on a scheduler.

    Comment By KnightRyder on February 5th, at 9:21 pm

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    Thanks for the list – I agree with James and have had pretty good luck with NVU.

    Another one I found recently is deskUNPDF from http://www.docudesk.com. This is very useful in my workflow to convert PDF to .doc, .xls, html, xml etc…

    Comment By Anonymous on February 5th, at 9:42 pm

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    Great list. Looks like a lot of work went into making it, and it shows!

    deskflikr is awesome, now I can stop searching for new desktops every week and have it auto-change every day!

    Thanks

    Comment By Anonymous on February 5th, at 9:43 pm

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    funny how most of these “essential” apps are installed by default on most Linux distros…

    Comment By Anonymous on February 5th, at 9:44 pm

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    iBank is a lot nicer then Quicken for managing finances on your Mac. Version 3 which is about to come out in beta was runner-up in Apple’s Leopard design competition. It’s pretty hot!

    Comment By Anonymous on February 5th, at 9:47 pm

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    What about QuickShareIt? http://quickshareit.com. I use QuickShareIt like 1000x a day!

    Comment By Anonymous on February 5th, at 9:50 pm

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    What about AudioSwitcher? It’s a great little program that makes it easy to switch your audio input/output device. An annoying little problem that Apple forgot about.
    http://www.spikesoft.net

    Comment By Anonymous on February 5th, at 10:33 pm

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    Eclipse beats Nvu any day of the week. Probably a bit too comprehensive for the average noob, but, powerful and opensource. (modules for anything related to programming, very stable application)

    Pixel Mater isn’t just ‘cheaper’ it is *alot* cheaper – $50 vs. $700

    Bean is an excellent, light weight, RTF document editor.

    FileZilla beats Cyberduck in my opinion.

    Comment By Anonymous on February 5th, at 10:50 pm

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    OnyX!

    Comment By Anonymous on February 5th, at 11:04 pm

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    what no TextMate

    Comment By Anonymous on February 5th, at 11:34 pm

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    ditto, textmate is vastly better than textwrangler.

    that being said, how come some of these essentially duplicate the features of other apps – e.g. parallels vs. vmware?

    Comment By Jane on February 5th, at 11:35 pm

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    Launchbar! :P

    Comment By Anonymous on February 5th, at 11:39 pm

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    I noticed Navicat was missing from this list. I use it along with Coda daily. Cocoa MySQL is also a decent alternative.

    Thanks for the great list!

    P.S. The link to Delicious Library is currently pointing to Blender.

    -beauford.vox.com

    Comment By Anonymous on February 6th, at 12:06 am

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    Great list, thanks. I’m a new Mac user, and this has given me lots of ideas.

    By the way, about Monolingual – I can think of about 120 million people who need to know French. Being monolingual doesn’t seem like much of an advantage to me.

    Comment By Simon on February 6th, at 12:35 am

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    Here’s two I use a lot:

    Info.xhead – Personal Secure Database

    http://www.xheadsoftware.com/info_xhead.asp

    Recorder.xhead – Voice Recorder/Player/Converter

    http://www.xheadsoftware.com/recorder_xhead.asp

    Comment By Anonymous on February 6th, at 12:51 am

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    This looks like a great list! I’m a fan of textwrangler, not so much of cyberduck though.
    I’m assuming VLC is a favorite for many college students.

    Comment By GradBlogger on February 6th, at 12:54 am

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    Nice list. Very close to what i own.
    I’d add:
    BBedit more complete than Textwrangler
    CircusPoney Notebook, more intuitive than yojimbo
    ecto for blogging offline
    Trailrunner for tracking your joggings
    Last.fm for listening to music
    Acquisition for P2P
    Writeroom for rtf editing

    Comment By Anonymous on February 6th, at 1:12 am

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    Great list. I would recommend KompZer instead of NVU though…it’s and upgraded version based on the original NVU code.

    Comment By Anschauung on February 6th, at 1:21 am

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    Seems to me Transmit is way more powerful than Cyberduck. Nice list of apps though.

    Comment By Gareth Boyd on February 6th, at 1:25 am

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    What about sketchup from google?

    Comment By Anonymous on February 6th, at 4:12 am

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    Awaken is a pretty cool app too, excellent for timer, playing music before going to sleep or its main purpose, alarm for morning. Nothing better than being awaken by your own music instead of the annoying BipBip of the alarmclock…

    Comment By Joannie on February 6th, at 5:27 am

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    the list could have use Snapz Pro X on it…

    Comment By Anonymous on February 6th, at 5:30 am

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    Thanks for the great list.
    you got one more subscriber.

    awesome on desflikr.

    Comment By assabakie on February 6th, at 6:23 am

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    caffeine is useful

    Comment By Anonymous on February 6th, at 7:42 am

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    GraphicConverter is excellent! It has to be on the list.

    Comment By Anonymous on February 6th, at 11:57 am

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    no Bibble? a little surprised, but never used it on a mac…..

    Comment By Anonymous on February 7th, at 1:49 am

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    You missed ScreenSteps.
    http://www.screensteps.com

    Comment By Rodd Lucier on February 7th, at 3:24 am

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    Ever seen Taco HTML Edit from Tacosw.com? It’s great and free.

    Comment By Jay Robinson on February 7th, at 12:55 pm

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    I suggest:

    Mac Messenger : lots of people use it ( free)

    Limewire pro: p2p gnutella files share network( free&paid)

    screen grabber : take frame by frame captions from a movie file .great for torrent descriptions . (free)

    Iserial reader : to get the newest software serial keys versión ( of course free )

    Onyx :keep your mac in good shape (free)

    Visual hub : powerfull & simple video converter ( paid)

    Mactheripper : Rips dvd content by chapter or full dvd data for “backup” (free)

    dvd2onex2 :create & customize dvd from several file sources

    Toast titanium : a must be burning tool (paid)

    FinAL CUT : the best video editing software for mac. Profesional or not (paid )

    Comment By pato on February 7th, at 9:13 pm

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    As a student, Skim is a must-have program. It looks and feels like preview – but allows highlighting and notes in .pdf files. As more and more of our work comes in .pdf – its nice to not have to print everything for note-taking purposes. Not as slick as the paid version of Acrobat – but it’s free!

    Schoolhouse is also a nice free program that is used to organize assignments, group projects, grades and other deadlines. Most of the calendar and organizing programs aren’t that compatible with a student schedule. If only I knew how to integrate it with iCal…..

    And thanks for the tip about Undercover…..I am extremely intrigued.

    Comment By draconismoi on February 10th, at 2:57 am

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    It’s a great list but what about Onyx. It’s for my liking one of the best mac maintainence apps out there.

    Comment By Anonymous on February 10th, at 1:57 pm

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    No Final Cut Pro?

    Comment By Anonymous on February 10th, at 6:28 pm

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    Nice list, Some apps I know and love. Canvas is a stunning app, much under-rated, I have used it for eight years. New one I love, NoteMind. (see Apple productivity downloads), Very smart, useful, intuitive prog. Except for one ‘Dozer all comments polite and Nice. Typical of Apple people. Consider. Apple apps may only be 1/10th the number of ‘Doze trash, but the general quality is light years ahead.
    Cheers, have you bookmarked now.
    Modeller.

    Comment By Anonymous on April 1st, at 8:50 am

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    Circus Ponies Notebook is an awesome program that has revolutionized the way I organize my info (to-do lists, class notes, projects, journals, etc.) Students will LOVE this app, and will kick themselves for not downloading it sooner. $50 for standard download, $30 for students/educators, $100 for a family pack. Download the free trial and see for yourself.
    http://www.circusponies.com/

    Comment By Anonymous on May 13th, at 12:19 am

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    What is the best burning software you have? For audio cds, dvds, vcds, data cd, etc?

    Comment By Anonymous on May 18th, at 6:39 pm

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    Toast is very good.

    Comment By James Powell on May 18th, at 7:45 pm

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    A great application is Sapiens, i use it 24/7 on my mac

    Comment By Anonymous on May 29th, at 12:54 pm

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    Great list!

    What about “SilverKeeper”? It is free and very efficient in backing-up my HDs.
    I use it daily and it never failed me.
    Find it at http://www.lacie.com or http://www.silverkeeper.com
    Cheers!

    Comment By Li Tse on June 3rd, at 9:33 pm

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    this is an essential list! thanks.

    Comment By Bee on August 8th, at 4:35 am

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    “The Unarchiver” is much better than UnRarX.

    Comment By kL on October 11th, at 3:45 pm

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    there are good software. I also want to share a good mac freeware.
    http://www.moviesmac.com/mac-free-video-downloader/index.html#121

    Comment By share a free video downloader for mac on October 16th, at 10:52 am

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    Wallsaver appears twice. For sure its great, but it could appear once and allow Onyx in the list – Onyx is a great utility that gives you access to many hidden features and lets you start maintenance routines. Some may argue that MacPilot is already in the list and does the same… But Onyx is free!

    Comment By Pierrox on October 28th, at 10:47 am

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    Thanks James, this is a very useful list. I appreciate your effort.

    Comment By Dan on November 9th, at 1:21 am

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    great list mate! very helpful.. ive got a macbook hopefully arriving tomorrow & this had been a big help as im ‘converting’ from pc.
    cheers!

    Comment By Dave W on November 9th, at 11:04 am

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    useful list — thanks for sharing! note that delicious library, #33, links to the same site as the previous application on the list, blender.

    Comment By tevan on November 28th, at 1:03 am

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    I’d prefer this all-in-one mac media pack, it can help you rip dvd, convert video, edit video and burn DVD on mac, it’s easy to use and powerful
    http://www.mac-dvd.com/ultimate-dvd-video-converter-for-mac.html

    Comment By maccolar on December 4th, at 10:16 am

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    http://handbrake.fr/ Dvd ripping.. easy… check it out.. I’m sure you will agree.. a must have.

    Comment By Tommy on January 16th, at 12:50 am

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    Not just excellent,
    it’s fantastic, fabulous, marvelous, any these kind of words you can think of!
    nice job

    Comment By AnnChi on February 11th, at 3:04 pm

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    I prefer utorrent for any torrent!!
    anyway good site i like!
    thankssss

    Comment By Tarik on February 26th, at 2:17 am

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    Thanks! This is my first MacBook Pro, first Apple in my life, and this applications are really helpful.
    Robert, Croatia.

    Comment By Robert on March 6th, at 9:54 pm

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    I would also recommend Jumpcut:Minimalist Buffering for OS X.
    This a pretty cool clipboard extension and it’s free. It should be on the list!

    http://jumpcut.sourceforge.net/

    Comment By ZO on March 27th, at 8:29 pm

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    Awesome list but instead of 2 programs that are so similar (Grand Perspective and Disk Inventory X) You should consider Omni Disk Sweeper, http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnidisksweeper/ It allows you to drill down through folders finding large collections of smaller files whereas the others just look for large single files. This let’s you find a forgotten folder of mp3s or a temp or download folder. I love it.

    Comment By tjk176 on April 9th, at 6:57 pm

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    looking for apps to exporting my mp3 to audio CD. any idea what’s best?

    Thanks

    Comment By netster on April 22nd, at 5:43 pm

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    BowTie!!
    FREE!
    MUSIC MANAGER!

    Comment By dpasker on April 23rd, at 3:43 am

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    Just a little comment to let you know that 33) Delicious Library link directs to http://www.blender.org

    Comment By Someone on April 25th, at 9:41 pm

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    great list, thanks!

    Comment By Stephen on May 18th, at 4:33 am

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    -Together
    -Skitch
    -iClock Pro
    -Butler
    -Netnewswire
    -Appcleaner
    -Overflow
    -SpotInside
    -Spark
    -Dropbox
    -Mplayer

    Comment By Dave on May 23rd, at 2:10 pm

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    Thanks for the nice listing.

    Delicious Library linked to blender.org. Please have a look.

    Bage.

    Comment By bage on May 30th, at 3:20 am

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    Amazing list.

    Only one missing is Dropbox. ** Incredibly useful app ** !!

    Comment By nimzo on July 17th, at 7:48 pm

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    Evernote! Remember everything.

    Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere. Did we mention that it’s free?

    http://www.evernote.com

    Comment By Walker on July 18th, at 6:14 pm

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    There is also Cram . Cram helps students prepare for any test with flashcards and multiple choice tests.A

    Comment By Ashli Norton on November 3rd, at 5:02 am

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    I think the only one you are missing is SCREENFLOW!!!!!!!!!! This is an encredibly useful app that lets you record your face with your desktop, but this is good for video editing fanatics (LIKE ME!!!) http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/video/screenflow.html

    Comment By Yasmin on March 8th, at 10:35 pm

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    Don’t forget Forklift (FTP client)

    Comment By Edu;mac on March 28th, at 3:35 pm

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    You might want to add Airfoil by Rogue Amoeba. It allows to wireless stream audio to any windows, mac, r even Linux computer, from any app on your mac. also you can stream to iPod touches and iPhones, I love it!

    Comment By Taylor on May 28th, at 2:36 pm