Your top 5 (or so) freeware/shareware apps for OS X?

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  1. Pablo macrumors regular

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    What are some of your favorite free/cheap shareware programs, and what are they?


    (In no particular order)

    1) Transmit - ftp
    2) Mac Stumbler - presence/singal/strength of wireless networks
    3) ClearDock - removes translucent background from the Dock
    4) Camino - browser
    5) VLC - media player
     
  2. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

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    no order.

    of the ones that are already in the system my favorite is terminal. (the itunes and iphoto too)

    others:

    - BBedit

    - Safari and Links

    - Notes

    - Photoshop

    - Toy Viewer and Image Indexer. Both are really small softweares, fast and do exactly what they promise. Especially Image Indexer saves a lot of work. :)
     
  3. Schiffi macrumors 6502a

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    Photoshop isn't freeware...

    1. Spark ME (audio recorder)
    2. MacJanitor
    3. VLC
    4. FTP Thingy
    5. DVTimeLapse
     
  4. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    1. VueScan
    2. Camino
    3. VLC
    4. OSXPM
    5. MacJanitor
     
  5. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    1. Weatherpop/Meteorologist (latter has been a bit buggy...)
    2. MacJanitor
    3. KeepSoundAwake (10.2.6 may have fixed this, but maybe not...)
    4. Fugu - sftp/scp app

    These are the four apps I use practically every day. I also use CodeTek Multiple Desktop - though recent avalanche of updates got me a little weary that these guys are not checking their apps too carefully as a part of their development process... A bit too much fire-fighting to me...

    not "exactly" freeware/shareware but Safari, QT Pro and iChat AV are fine apps from Apple.
     
  6. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    No particular order:

    Transmit
    EvoCam
    Konfabulator
    Okito Composer
    Kung-Log

    I obviously didnt include Apple freeware... if I did the list would look like:

    Safari
    iTunes
    iChat
    iPhoto
    iMovie
     
  7. VIREBEL661 macrumors regular

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  8. Coca-Cola macrumors 6502

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    1. Watson
    2. Omni Disksweeper
    3. Checkbook
    4. Folding@home
     
  9. StrongGlad macrumors member

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    1. Proteus
    2. Chronosync
    3. Son of Weather Grok
    4. RBrowser Lite
    5. BBEdit Lite
     
  10. jpmack macrumors member

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    1. LaunchBar
    2. see #1
    3. Default Folder
    4. iView Media Pro
    5. Transmit

    LaunchBar is the greatest thing to happen to the Mac UI since MultiFinder. I am sooo old ;(
     
  11. StrongGlad macrumors member

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    Oh! How could I forget:

    6, 7, 8. The Escape Velocity Games from Ambrosia!
     
  12. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    no particular order:
    -codetek dockextender
    -M-Beat
    -Adium
    -Key Xing
    -APE manager and enhancers (www.unsanity.com)
    -VLC player
    -BBEdit
    -Stuffit
     
  13. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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  14. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    BBedit
    Maintain Your Mac
    EV Nova
    SNES9X
    VueScan
     
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  16. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    I used to use MacJanitor, but now I use Cocktail-it is a lifesaver.
     
  17. pEZ macrumors 6502

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    I used to use MacJanitor, then switched to Cocktail.

    I used to use Cocktail, then switched to OnyX. More features.

    1. OnyX
    2. iBank
    3. Proteus
    4. TransparentDock
    5. VLC
     
  18. benixau macrumors 65816

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  19. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    Spark ME
    Greenoak Crystal AU Synth (AMAZING)
    WeatherPop
    NetNewsWire
    iChat AV (this is the kewlest thing i have ever seen since the last thing that i thought was the coolest thing i had ever seen)
     
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  21. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    windowshade X
    cleardock
    menu meters
    UptimeInMenuBar
    TinkerTool
     
  22. segastyle macrumors member

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    no aprticular order...
    WATSON -- the only way i choose to get tv and movie listings
    ADIUM -- chat with tabs, one whole window holding everything (including buddylists), and dock notifications.
    R-NAME -- renames any number of files, any way you want
    FRUITMENU -- custom apple menu and contextual menus
    TINKERTOOL -- easy, one-step access to all the os x custom confiurations

    almost in my top 5...
    OMNI GRAFFLE -- forget visio
    OMNI OUTLINER -- i love outlines and lists
     
  23. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    1. Spark ME (Freeware)

    2. TinkerTool (Freeware)

    3. VLC (Freeware)

    4. Audion (Shareware)

    5. NetStatInDock (Freeware)
     
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  25. littlejim Guest

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    Excluding Apple freebies, and in no order.

    Drag Thing
    Amadeus
    XNap
    BBEdit Lite
    LiFTP
     

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