Useful tweaks/applications for your Mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cathyy, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. cathyy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2008
    Hey guys, just got a new Macbook Air yesterday and I've been pimping it up with cool applications such as the following:

    1) BetterTouchTool - Most of you probably know what it is by now. It allows you to map touchpad gestures to your own keyboard shortcuts

    2) f.lux - Adjusts the warmness of your screen according to the time of the day

    3) HyperSwitch - Brings W7 alt-tabbing to Mac where it shows a preview of each window rather than an icon of each app.

    Anyone here have any other applications to recommend to provide a better Mac experience? :)
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    I like the shareware application iStat Menus and the free application Meteorologist. Another shareware that I like is TextExpander.

    Plus in 10.9 pay close attention to System preferences->Security & Privacy pane, Privacy mini-tab , Accessibility entry. Many program need to be accepted.
  3. 82asmdf203 macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2013
    DockMod - customize the Dock background using any color, image, or even make it totally transparent if you wish.

    Xtrafinder - like TotalFinder? This one is FREE and works better than TF. Many options to choose from (Dual Panel & Dual Windows, arrange folders on top, cut and paste, etc.).

    LiteIcon - like CandyBar but found it doesn't work with Mavericks? LiteIcon is free and does a great job.

    OnyX -maintenance and customization tool. Too many options/tweaks to list here.

    Secrets.prefPane - customize many aspects of OS X without having to use Terminal. Works with Mavericks too.
  4. tweaknmod, Nov 28, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2013

    tweaknmod macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2012
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Fantastical - Amazing iCal and Reminders integration

    jiTouch - Awesome multitouch gestures - I can't live without it (use in conjunction with BetterTouchTool)

    MenuAndDock - allows you to autohide the menubar

    Bartender - puts menubar icons under one, making it cleaner

    TotalSpaces - get SnowLeopard spaces back!

    ObsidianMenubar - black menubar

    Alfred - launch and do anything with a quick shortcut

    Geektool - make your desktop an information hub

    Dragthing - custom Dock and drawers

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