Brilliant applications you have only recently discovered

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Cromulent, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Well thought I'd start a post about excellent applications that people have only just discovered.

    I found a couple today and they have changed how I do things on my computer so I am pretty happy.

    Max 0.7.1
    Unison 1.7.9

    Both are pretty darn useful. I have been looking for a decent newsgroup reader for Mac OS X ever since I switched over from Windows in October and I think Unison looks like a very promising application.

    As for Max, being able to convert Flac files to Apple Lossless Format directly is a god send :). Probably up there in my top 5 most useful applications.

    So anyone else have any applications they have only just discovered and want to share with anyone else who may not know about them?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Sixtyforce is actually teh shizz, a N64 emulator

    Chocoflop - Now works alongside Seashore for my image manipulation

    Copernicus, a FREE screen video capture app
     
  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Well...I recently decide to give Quicksilver another try and now I can't imagine living without it. I also recently installed Growl and found the Vienna RSS reader as well.

    And krank which is a pretty addictive little game.
     
  4. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    Forgot to post links :).

    Unison
    Max

    As for Growl, it can be very helpful. Especially when you install the addons for iTunes and Mail. Also handy if you use Adium.
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I recently discovered TextExpander and it's a very useful little app. You type a series of characters such as rts and it will expand it to return to sender.
     
  6. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    That's exactly why I got it: Adium, iTunes, Mail...plus it works with iChat if you have the Chax add-ons to iChat. Vienna also accesses it (which I believe Unison does as well).
     
  7. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Saft is a great add on to Safari. You can move tabs. Go full screen or max screen, control a variety of other preferences and best of all, all new windows can be opened in a new tab, also next to the current tab.
     
  8. psychofreak Retired

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    If you like Safari enhancements, I definitely recommend Inquisitor.
     
  9. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Looks great, thanks.
     
  10. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    An app I just recently picked up (via MacHeist) that I can't stop staring at is CoverSutra. When 2.0 comes out, I will definitely be buying it.
     
  11. kolax macrumors G3

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    Or you could use iTunes in miniplayer option and have full functionality with the remote for free.
     
  12. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    I agree. I've tried others, NewsReader, Shrook, etc. and I still like Vienna the best.
     
  13. aftk2 macrumors regular

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    Scrivener

    I can't imagine writing without Scrivener. It took a little while to understand its workflow (since I'm so used to using crappy last-century word processing software like Word as writing software - which it definitely isn't.)

    Seriously - I write simple things like weblog entries with Scrivener, and its perfect for organizing all my thoughts and media and research. When it finally comes time to write that great novel, I can't imagine being without it.
     
  14. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Well, I'm waiting for that "great novel" from ya :p
     
  15. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Of course you could, but then you wouldn't get the lovely display of album art on your desktop. Nor would you get the global hotkeys, either (even though I use QS for my hotkeys), nor the Last.FM integration.

    But yes, you could roll with just the mini-player for no money. Agreed.
     
  16. justG macrumors member

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    Not essential, not by a long shot, but discovered recently and happy to have 'em:

    Twitterrific
    Yasu
     
  17. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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    Re: Yasu

    Interesting. Yasu looks like a cross between OnyX and MacJanitor.
     
  18. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    I just found the "FileMerge" app in the OSX>>Developer>>Applications>>Utilities folder on my mac...Freakin Awsome!

    I modify my webpages, with html coding after I make the raw part in WYSIWIG, and I like to make sure that I'm only uploading the Files that have changed,

    Start Filemerge, drag the previous site build folder into the Left Box, and the new site folder into the Right Box, and compare.

    It tells you which files are different, you can select which way you want to see which is different, and it will even oopen them in side-by-side windows and show you exactly which lines have changed.

    Incredible.

    Brian
     
  19. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Papers...

    For me, this application is the best thing since sliced bread. Possibly even bread itself.

    Papers, by mekentosj.com

    An insanely great app.
     
  20. Trogloxene macrumors regular

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    I really like DropDMG for making compressed filesand automounting disc volumes that I can post or email around.

    DropDMG Homepage:
    http://c-command.com/dropdmg


    -T
     
  21. furious macrumors 65816

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    NTFS-3G

    A NTFS file read/writer for OSX. brilliant and Free.
     
  22. kwabena macrumors member

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    Inquisitor

    Safari Isnt Complete Without 'Inquisitor'
     
  23. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    The Filter - iTunes playlist generator
    iAlertU - Notebook security/alarm app using the iSight and the motion sensors
    SecuritySpy - surveillance app
    MusicIP Mixer - another playlist generator

    Awesome apps. There are more, just have to think of them. :)
     
  24. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I'll second that. Inquisitor is excellent!
     
  25. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    SmartBackup
    I just got a copy of this and a new external hard drive. It works great. Although you have to use iCal or something else to get it to schedule, it has an option to run automatically when started.

    I haven't been using OSX long enough to really know of anything else. I will be watching this thread for a while. :)
     

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