Friday, July 03, 2009

Mac OSX Software I like

Sometimes I get the question which Mac OSX software I use. So here's a list of programs I've installed. Some I use often others less often. If you use other nice software, feel free to add!

Standard Mac Software:

  • Address Book
  • AppleScript
  • Automator
  • Calculator
  • Dashboard
  • Dictionary
  • Expose
  • Font Book
  • Image Capture
  • TextEdit
  • Unison
  • Utilities
  • Spaces
  • iCal
  • iSync
  • Stickies
  • Server - because we also have Mac OSX Server

Office:
  • iWork
  • iLife

Internet Applications:
  • Adium - chat
  • iChat - chat
  • Colloquy - irc (not used that much)
  • Cyberduck - ftp client
  • DynDNS Updater - link a hostname to an ip
  • Dropbox - online storage
  • Firefox with different plugins (YSlow, LiveHTTPHeaders, Firebug, ColorPicker, ...)
  • Safari - standard browser on OSX
  • GoToMeeting - to do remote support and meetings
  • SSH Tunnel Manager - ssh
  • Meerkat - ssh
  • Cisco VPNClient - vpn
  • Viscosity - vpn
  • Skype
  • Mail
  • Twitterrific - twitter reader
  • Reader Notifier - get rss updates
  • Yuuguu - connect to others
  • Transmission - download files

Graphical Software:
  • Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
  • Adobe Flash CS3
  • Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Adobe InDesign CS3
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • PDFpenPro - edit pdf
  • Paintbrush
  • OmniGraffle Professional 5 - make schemes
  • iWeb - make websites

Games:
  • Chess
  • Quinn - tetris like
  • MasterMind - dashboard plugin

Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • DivX Converter
  • DivX Player
  • EyeTV - makes it able to watch tv on my mac
  • Flip4Mac - be able to play wmv
  • GarageBand - audio
  • Front Row - menu to all entertainment
  • iDVD
  • iMovie
  • iPhoto
  • iTunes
  • ScreenFlow - record video
  • Photo Booth
  • VLC - play video
  • QuickTime Broadcaster
  • QuickTime Player
  • VisualHub - convert video (not updated anymore)
  • Spotify - play any song (only works when I'm in the UK)
  • BookSmart - online creation of you photo albums
  • WorldRadio widget - listen to radio as dashboard app

Local/External storage:
  • ExpanDrive - Mount drives even through ftp etc
  • Macfusion - extend to other filesystems
  • SuperDuper! - backup your Mac

Phone:
  • Missing Sync for Windows Mobile - I've an HTC and not an iPhone, so need extra software to sync agenda, contacts etc
  • TomTom HOME - on my phone I have also GPS and navigation software

Oracle related:
  • Oracle SQL DataModeler - SQL Modeler
  • Power*Architect - SQL Modeler
  • SQLEditor - SQL Modeler
  • SQLDeveloper - my day to day tool to talk to the Oracle database
  • Versions - SubVersion client
  • VMware Fusion - to get access to my remote machines

Project Management:
  • Merlin - allows to estimate the work and breakdown in pieces
  • Mindjet MindManager - read MindMaps
  • OmniFocus - to do list which is able to sync as well

Text Editor:
  • SubEthaEdit - allows to work on a text with more persons, real time editing
  • TextMate - favorite text editor

OSX Tools:
  • OmniDazzle - mouse focus and effects
  • Quicksilver - lunch commands fast
  • StuffIt Expander - zip like
  • 1Password - store passwords in a secure way
  • Wallet - store passwords in a secure way
  • World Clock Deluxe - to keep an eye when my clients get awake
  • iBank - trying that, MS Money type app
  • Caffeine - let your Mac never go in sleep mode
  • Time Machine - automated backups
  • iStat Pro widget - shows a lot of information about your Mac (ip, temperature etc)
  • AccuWeather widget
  • SysTran translation widget
  • Currency converter widget

For the people who want to work faster, here's a good list of shortcuts for OSX.

3 comments:

Louis-Guillaume Carrier-B├ędard said...

Thanks for the list.
I am new to the Mac World and I appreciate it. :)

Stew said...

Ah, you're a fan of MindManager! I knew there was something extra-special about you!

I've used it for almost 10 years on the PC. I'm sorry for you that the Mac version isn't as robust as the PC version.

I tried out DynDNS Updater on the PC but couldn't figure it out. I wanted to be able to access my home Apex installation from elsewhere but failed.

steven said...

Really great ideas. I like every example. Just might have to try these... So cute! Thank you!
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