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Old Nov 5, 2014, 11:08 AM   #26
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Yojimbo and BBEdit
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keyremap4macbook/Karabiner -Mapping Command Q over to Option Q is an awesome mod!
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Old Nov 8, 2014, 07:42 PM   #27
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All of these suggestions are free and/or open source, and many are the best app in their category.

TextMate2 - My favourite text editor
iFileX - Great for searching
Adium - Multi IM client
MPlayerX - Much better than VLC
Caffeine - Menubar app to keep your mac awake
Chicken of the VNC - VNC client
Colloquy - IRC client
CoRD - RDP client
Cyberduck - FTP/SFTP/FTPS/Google Cloud Storage/Openstack swift/Webdav/Amazon S3/Azure/Rackspace client
Filebot - Movie and TV show renamer
Handbrake - Video encoding
Keka - Compression utility
Mactracker - Database of Apple products
Namechanger - Bulk file renamer
Onyx - System utilty
OpenEmu - an amazing multi-emulator system
Sequel Pro - Excellent MySQL client
Telephone - SIP client
Transmission - The best torrent client
Evernote - cloud notes
DiskWave - disk usage utility
Virtualbox - Free alternative to Fusion/Parallels
http://tvshowsapp.com - When used with transmission and Filebot this overs full PVR automation.
Homebrew - A BSD Ports-like system for OS X.
Angry IP Scanner - scan for hosts on an IP range
Boxer - Emulate DOS games.
Burn - Best DVD burning software.
ClamXAV - Antivirus when dealing with Windows users' files.
iStumbler - WiFI scanner
iTerm2 - Terminal app.
The Unarchiver - decompression utility.
CheatSheet - Hotkey to display all keyboard shortcuts for the current app in a popup window.
Seashore - Excellent basic image editor (Gimp engine but great UI).
KeePassX - Password manager.
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Old Nov 8, 2014, 08:07 PM   #28
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Thanks guys!

Be great if I could look at an updated list for 2014
updated...
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Old Nov 10, 2014, 09:38 AM   #29
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Namechanger - Bulk file renamer
Oohh, hidden gem!
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Old Nov 10, 2014, 09:50 AM   #30
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In no particular order:

Logic Pro
iReal Pro
Pixelmator
iA Writer
Mail
Safari
Terminal
VLC
AcupointsUltimate
Guitar Jam Tracks
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Old Nov 27, 2014, 10:21 AM   #31
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My list of the most useful OSX apps

Hi guys,

iPhoto
Safari
Of course Skype
Notifier Pro for Gmail (this one is a great replacement for old google notifier)
SublimeText 2
bmGlyph (I use bmGlyph to make custom fonts)
Precious Disk (a French app that keeps your Mac clean)
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Old Nov 27, 2014, 10:33 AM   #32
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about google notifier

Hi,

If you are interested in Google Notifier, I can recommend you an app that does exactly the same thing: Notifier Pro for Gmail for OSX 10.9+

I hope this information will be helpful for you.
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Old Nov 27, 2014, 11:03 AM   #33
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Apps (more than 10)

Chrome
Google Drive
Copy
PostBox
Lastpass
Evernote
TextWrangler
uTorrent
Hangouts
Microsoft Office 2011
ArcSoft Photo +
VLC
Audacity
HandBrake
Vox

Utilities (less than 10)

iStat Menus
Carbon Copy Cloner
App Cleaner
OnyX
Grab
ClamXav
Audio Switcher
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Old Nov 27, 2014, 11:58 AM   #34
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CheatSheet - Hotkey to display all keyboard shortcuts for the current app in a popup window.
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Old Nov 27, 2014, 12:18 PM   #35
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Most useful depends on your particular definition and circumstance. The ones I use at least on a daily basis are:

Safari
Massages
Mail
iTunes
RealVNC
Numbers
Pages
Evernote
Unison
Quicken Essentials

I guess I could include Dropbox but that is more of an extension now and I run it on all my devices.

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Old Nov 27, 2014, 10:51 PM   #36
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+YouTube
+Gmail
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Old Nov 27, 2014, 11:48 PM   #37
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CloudApp
Yoink
GoodTask (I use Fantastical on my iOS devices, I have never cared for the Mac version of it. It sorta does the same thing I use Fantastical for. My shortcut for it is Fn-F1 which works very well!)
Locko
Soulver (I actually just bought it last month, it replaced CalcNote which I was using for awhile. The sync with the iOS apps is great. When I wasn't using these apps, I was always using Google since it has basic calculation tools.)
Write
The Unarchiver
iMazing
Image Capture
Preview
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Old Nov 28, 2014, 02:15 AM   #38
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A couple of apps nobody mentioned I think:
  • Wunderlist: Great app (and free!) to organize your tasks up to three levels. It supports chats for colaborative work, file attachment and there are available apps for iOS and Android as well.
  • DayOne: Simple but useful journal. I use it mainly to consolidate work related thoughts and ideas. Usually I write the stuff down on my iPhone and later I polish it on the Mac app.
  • OneNote: A powerful note organizer, better than Evernote IMHO when it comes to complex notes.
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Old Nov 28, 2014, 02:53 AM   #39
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+1 Evernote
Chrome
Gmail
Gmail Contents Exporter
Preview
Numbers
VLC
Duplicate File Finder
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Old Nov 29, 2014, 12:18 AM   #40
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Safari
iMessage
FaceTime
DropBox
Final Cut Pro X
Memory Cleaner
Transmission
iWork
HandBrake
PhotoShop CS6
P3
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Old Nov 29, 2014, 01:46 AM   #41
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  1. Airmail
  2. Aperture
  3. Moneywiz
  4. Dropbox
  5. Wunderlist
  6. Teamviewer
  7. Simplemind
  8. Grab
  9. Cloud Commander
  10. Office 2011 (not Outlook, don't use that any more)
  11. Deskconnect
  12. Battery Guard
  13. BarTender
  14. CCC
  15. Zoom It

Thats in addition to iCal, Notes, Safari etc etc
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I was just about to revive this thread, lists like these helped me find several great apps!

My top 10 (not necessarily the most used, but the most important for me, in nor particular order):
  1. Lightroom
  2. Dropbox
  3. Scrivener
  4. Better Touch Tool
  5. Moom
  6. Microsoft Office
  7. Pages '09
  8. iState Menus
  9. Write
  10. Stock Apps: Safari, Mail, iTunes, and Reminders

Kind of cheated with the stock apps, but I wanted to stress third party apps because those were the most useful when I was finding new apps.
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