MVP - your most valuable program

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  1. You are the One, Jul 26, 2015
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    You are the One macrumors 6502a

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    What program/app on your MAC (running El Capitan) gives you the most value? Do you have any favourite that stands out from the rest?

    For me it's Little Snitch without any doubt. Why? It allows me to see and control what servers different apps/progs connect to. Nowadays apps connect all over the place, way beyond what is needed for functioning; for marketing, ads and for data collection. To be able to shut that down is very valubale to me.

    Go to any random web-page and most of them will connect to 5-10-15 or even more other servers to monetise your ip.

    Would be interesting to hear what other MAC users consider essential for their experience. /Cheers.

    *edit: Put in El Capitan for emphasis.
     
  2. PhiLLoW macrumors 6502

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    Better Touch Tool / Better Snap Tool / Little Snitch.
     
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    ill have to do some research on little snitch, sounds interesting
     
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    Bartender & iStat Menus…

    P.S.: How is this relevant to OS X El Capitan?
     
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    One APP that i have been using lately that i love is

    Affinity Photo.
     
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    We are using these on El Cap of course ;) I added El Cap in the OP for clarity. Thanks for pointing out.
     
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    Living earth.
    Mac ID
    Status bar

    Seems that iTunes is another one.
     
  12. SlCKB0Y, Jul 26, 2015
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    My most need program is VMWare Fusion Tech Preview. It allows me to run other local OSs and also allows me to do basic administration on my ESXi testing server. This latest version of Fusion allows you to create remote VMs which is pretty massive.
     
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    This program is helplessly broken in El Capitan because of rootless so be careful.
     
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    I've never understood the appeal of Little Snitch. I find it more annoying than useful.

    Are you guys running software "from other sources" and don't want them phoning home?
     
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    If you read the OP you would have the answer to you question there :)

    Chill out mate, have a beer. :p

     
  16. PhiLLoW macrumors 6502

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    a lot of free non-appstore tools have suspicious connections. i simply don't want them to send any data from my system to servers I don't know.
     
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    Except VMWare Fusion and Parallels Desktop :D They are both leaps and bounds better.

    Virtualbox is awesome for free software though.
     
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    • BetterTouchTool
    • XtraFinder
    • USB Overdrive
    • iStat Menus
     
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    Movist and SteerMouse. I hate magic mouse so i use regular PC gaming mouse.
     
  22. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan, Jul 27, 2015
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    The official release clones El Cap fine but lost rootless protection. The latest betas of SuperDuper and El Cap fixes it.
     
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    Are you saying the latest SuperDuper beta doesnt result in rootless being disabled on the backup?
     

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