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Join Date: Apr 2009
Re: What are the "must have" applications for OS X? - 04-20-2009, 01:48 PM
I'm really surprised no one's mentioned one of my favourite apps - Fluid
It basically makes a browser app for any website you want. Whenever I want to use Gmail, I just click on the Gmail.app in the Dock. Saves having to open Safari and clicking on the Gmail bookmark. I live in the UK so I made a BBC iPlayer app too.
Other essentials (sorry if I'm repeating prior posts):
Growl and Hardware Growler - so good it's the first thing I installed on my MacBook Mini. Amazing.
iStat Pro - I use the widget.
Expose (in preferences)- top left= widgets; top right=app windows; bottom right=desktop; bottom left=all apps. The first thing I set up in every Mac I lay my hands on
Remote Desktop Connection - for remotely using a concurrent user in the background on my Windows Mediacenter. Better than most VNCs I've played with.
SuperDuper - the best image cloner / backup solution, but I use it with...
Crashplan - for live, in background continuous backup to another computer and offsite every few minutes (ok, I haven't set this up on the Mini yet as I don't do anything critical on it, but it's saved me a few times on other Macs)
1Password - particularly good password keeper that syncs everything between all your Macs. Shares them with all internet browsers. Good iPhone app too for when you can't remember a bank card pin number, or just need to log in to a website from someone else's computer.
Omnifocus - ultimate To Do / GTD app. Syncs to all your Macs and your iPhone. Essential for me at least.
Hope that helps someone! I've been using a Mac as my main computer for a few years now.
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: What are the "must have" applications for OS X? - 04-20-2009, 03:58 PM
If you use Twitter, a great little twitter client that just came out called "Tweetie" wieghing in at only 3.5MB its small and robust. No need to install Adobe Air (like other twitter clients forces you to do)
http://<br /> <a href="http://www.at...eetie-mac/</a>
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