Sunday, 6 April 2008

Useful OS X Applications and Utilities

This is a list of OS X Applications and Utilities that I or others I know find useful. Most is Open Source or freeware.

  • Wireshark 1.0
  • Quicksilver (apparently much more than a free app launcher - two people I know can't do without it)
  • Handbrake - for DVD => mp4.
  • MetaX - tag mp4 files.
  • VLC
  • Fairmount (required VLC) mounts a DVD as though it had no CSS.
  • MacTheRipper - rips DVD to disk.
  • Cyberduck - GUI based ssh client.
  • Text wrangler - excellent free text / code editor.

  • Firefox 3 - Should be released in June 2008. Beta versions seem stable.
  • Apptrap - uninstall apps when dragging to trash.
  • FanControl - keep macbook cooler.
  • Menumeters - cpu/network/etc. meters.
  • Vmware fusion - vm.
  • Google Desktop - shows local files when searching google. Also, fast way to run apps.
  • Google Earth
  • Open office 2.4 (aqua) - improving each month.
  • Burn and Firestarter - cd burner.
  • Cronnix - schedule tasks.
  • Istumble - wifi scanner.
  • Fink - once they release 10.5 version it will be easy to install.