Top Ten Free Mac Apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by drewsy1, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. drewsy1 macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking to find some good programs for my Mac that i'm getting this school year. I've already got emulators down pat :) but i can't find a good 'Paint.net'/'Photoshop' equivelent for mac. any help in that subject?

    anyway, just post some good free :apple: apps for a bored high schooler.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There is so many:

    Seashore (Not GIMP because it use X11 so its ugly)
    Onyx (for system cleaning)
    Handbrake (ripping DVDs)
    TaskMate (ToDo list)
    iSquint (video converter)
    utorrent
    Bean (free word processor) great for notes
    Adium (instant messaging)
    Caffeine (keeps your mac awake)
    mac loc (locks your mac with a click)
     
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    1)Quicksilver (I love this program, makes application launching and file opening soo much easier and faster!)
    2)Firefox (Best web browser for the add-ons and ability to customize)
    3)AppCleaner (Makes uninstalling apps so much simpler, there are often preference files and other files that are missed when simply dragging and app to the trash)
    4)Vuze (IMO best bittorrent client)
    5)SMC Fan Control (makes it easy to keep your mac running cool by adjusting the minimum fan speeds)
    6)Thunderbird (Mail is good, but I love thunderbird's ability to use ad-ons to customize your mail experience)
    7)VLC (Plays pretty much any video or audio format you throw at it)
    8)Growl (Notifications made easy and helpful)
    9)Handbrake (Great video encoder/DVD ripper)
    10)Adium (Simple and fun instant messaging client)

    *There are many more that I could list so send me a PM if you want more suggestions
     
  5. question fear macrumors 68020

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    I use Paintbrush for absolutely basic things like blotting out personal information on a screenshot, etc.
     
  6. steveLONDON macrumors regular

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  7. coronel mustard macrumors member

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    Here are some more...

    1) Spotify- Listen to music legally through the web. (Not available in the US yet)

    2) Mactubes- Download youtube videos from the web.

    3) Jing- Video/Image Screen Capture software

    4) Get Lyrical- Adds Lyrics to your iTunes music collection
     
  8. drewsy1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you guys so much!

    just a quick note: i don't use torrents because i'm afraid i'll do something illegal. thanks anyway, for those who offered them ;)


    (please continue posting, just adding thanks to be nice)
     
  9. drewsy1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    which is most similiar to paint.net in windows? i've really come to like that program.

    (magic wand tool, 'global' tool for painting/selecting all of the same/similiar color, hue-saturation for selected area, layers, etc.)
     
  10. ikos macrumors regular

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    utorrent
    skype
    tubetv
    caffeine
    istat pro/menus
    appfresh
    appcleaner
    coconut battery
    flip 4 mac
    perian
     
  11. nickarmadillo macrumors regular

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    Skype
    Firefox
    Handbrake
    Marathon
    Chicken of the VNC
    Audacity
    Open Office
    Second Life
    Transmission
     
  12. aidricksdad macrumors regular

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    i like prism check it out

    it lets you make native apps from websites and webapps

    i made a little netflix player with its own cool little icon
     

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