I thought it would be cool to know what little freeware / shareware / super cheap non-Apple apps other people use to make their Mac lives easier. My (current) top three are: Hog Bay Notebook It's a notes database app which lets you add pictures, format text (in a basic way) and use Wiki-style links to link to other notes in your notebook. It sounds boring... but then you start using it, and you get addicted. It's great for all those little bits of information you never know what to do with. http://www.hogbay.com Anything from the Iconfactory Particularly iPulse (skinable CPU / memory usage monitor), Pixadex (place for storing all your icons) and CandyBar (icon replacement app). These guys do great, great work - everything is very beautiful to look at, and fits right in with OS X. It also works well and is generally a joy. Anybody who hasn't discovered the IconFactory yet should go and check it out: http://www.iconfactory.com UnCoverIT Cool app for making CD covers from data on a disk (for example, if you have a data cd that you want a cover for, that details all the stuff that's on that cd, you just open UnCoverIt, select the disk, and the rest is done for you - you don't have to type any info in yourself). It's great for if you've got a CD with a project on it that has lots of associated bits and pieces - a website for example, or a Quark layout with associated image files, fonts etc. http://www.iwascoding.com Anyway, i'd love to hear what other people are using (provide links if you can) - the only way I ever find out about this stuff is by recommendation. And it's good to support all these people making stuff for OSX.