What are your favorite freeware apps?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DanielKane, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. DanielKane macrumors newbie

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    So what are your favorite mac freeware apps?
    Here are some of mine!

    SketchBox
    Transmission
    Quinn
    Handbrake
    Cooliris
    Caffeine
    UnRarX
    Adium
    Senuti
    Jing
    Flock
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Firefox
    Plex
    Carbon Copy Cloner

    There is a good 75% of my freeware usage.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    ccc is a godsend

    as is openoffice

    as is firefox

    plex will be sweet once i figure out how i can use it with say my eyetv remote
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  5. DanielKane thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll have to check out plex I've never heard of it, thanks :)
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    http://www.plexapp.com : Its a front row replacement and so much more.
     
  7. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Cyberduck, Adium, Transmission, and VLC. I use all of them regularly.
     
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  9. Dexter v House macrumors member

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    That's some fine looking apps there for my new MBP when it arrives.
    Thanks.
     
  10. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Honestly, I think I only have one app that isn't freeware, BBEdit, and my work paid for it. The Open Source community has really provided some great stuff. Just to list some apps:
    • Firefox
    • Gimp
    • OpenOffice/NeoOffice
    • CLIX
    • Cyberduck
    • TextWrangler
    • Smultron
    • TrueCrypt
    • ViewIt
    • MAMP
     
  11. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    There are a lot of free apps that I use, by my favorites are:

    Handbrake
    Cyberduck
    Audacity
    VLC - the best
    MPEG Streamclip
    MetaX
    Boxee on my Apple TV
     
  12. messedkid macrumors 6502

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    VLC - Media Player. Only use it when watching numerous shows/movies back to back since quicktime doesn't support playlists. Otherwise I use Quicktime with...
    Perian - Codec which allows Quicktime to play as many different media formats as VLC.
    Trailrunner - Route planning freeware. I use it to find and plan biking and running routes. Can also import routes other people have created. Very fun (once you step back from the mac and go outside ;) )
    Adium - Chatting.
    Transmission - My favourite Torrent client. Very simple to use, and yet very powerful.
     
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  14. macneurotic macrumors newbie

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    Evernote - indispensable :cool:
    HandBrake - handy, to say the least ;)
    Visual Hub - gone, but still lives on my machine and still perfect :eek:
    Inkscape - I now use Illustrator, but this is a kick ass free alternative. :)
    MetaX - moo!(vie) meta data :rolleyes:
    Transmission - simple, works :apple:
    Skitch - fun and powerful screen capture tool :p
    Quicksilver - using less and less :confused:
     
  15. xDYLANx macrumors regular

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    Let's see...

    Adium, Transmission, Tweetie, Caffiene, Carbon Copy Cloner :)
     

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