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Useful apps and utilities for Mac OSX
Joshua Brown, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 11:17 PM on 07.20.06
->> I find these threads useful to find new stuff. Here are some I have started using lately

Quicksilver (quickly launch ANYTHING)
http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/

Menuet (with last.fm integration)
http://www.specere.net/index.php

AppZapper (uninstall random software)
http://appzapper.com/

Awaken (sleep timer and alarm clock)
http://www.embraceware.com/products/awaken/

iBank (better alternative to Quicken)
http://www.iggsoftware.com/ibank/index.html

iSale (make slick eBay ads)
http://www.equinux.com/us/products/isale/index.html

Plaxo for Mac (address book plugin)
http://www.plaxo.com/downloads/mac

SpamSieve (haven't had spam in a few months)
http://c-command.com/spamsieve/

Growl (system notification)
http://growl.info/

Yahoo IM (new version is MUCH nicer)
http://messenger.yahoo.com

Transmission (clean BitTorrent app)
http://transmission.m0k.org/

Speed Download 4
http://www.yazsoft.com/

Anyone else have one they like?
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Michael Muszynski, Photographer, Student/Intern
Chicago | IL | USA | Posted: 12:02 AM on 07.21.06
->> Absolutely essential:

Super Duper
http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/


Very useful:

Textpander
http://www.petermaurer.de/nasi.php?section=textpander

LocationX
http://homepage.mac.com/locationmanager/



There's a new website where people are sending in the things that they like, kind of like digg, if you've seen that website. Anyway, this one is called www.iusethis.com. Check it out to see what people are using and maybe find some new essentials!
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PJ Heller, Photographer
Santa Barbara | CA | USA | Posted: 1:06 AM on 07.21.06
->> Here's a few more:

Macaroni:
http://www.atomicbird.com

Little Snitch:
http://www.obdev.at

Bookit:
http://www.everydaysoftware.net

iClock:
http://www.scriptsoftware.com
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Chris Machian, Photographer, Assistant
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 1:26 AM on 07.21.06
->> any good widgets to recommend?
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Brud Jones, Photographer
Kansas City | MO | USA | Posted: 1:37 AM on 07.21.06
->> Great renaming tool

http://www.tulip.sannet.ne.jp/tayo/

Find dupes and more

http://www.skytag.com/filebuddy/en/9/index.html
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Kevin M. Cox, Photographer, Assistant
Round Rock (Austin) | TX | US | Posted: 12:05 PM on 07.21.06
->> I really like Net Monitor:
http://homepage.mac.com/rominar/net.html
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Jeff Kowalsky, Photographer
West Bloomfield | MI | United States | Posted: 12:10 PM on 07.21.06
->> A free widget I find very useful to print envelopes is EasyEnvelopes.

http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/easyenvelopes/
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Kevin Sanders, Student/Intern, Photographer
Des Moines | IA | USA | Posted: 12:54 PM on 07.21.06
->> Adium: http://adiumx.com/

Combines AIM, MSN, Yahoo, .Mac, Google Talk, Jabber, ICQ and others into one app and works exactly like iChat, for the most part.
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Sebastian Szyszka, Photographer
Lisle (Naperville) | IL | USA | Posted: 4:14 PM on 07.21.06
->> Panic's Transmit - Awesome FTP client includes a very useful FTP dashboard widget.
http://www.panic.com/transmit/

CSSedit - Real-time style sheet editing.
http://www.macrabbit.com/cssedit/
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Ryan Gladstone, Photo Editor, Photographer
Columbia | MO | US | Posted: 8:23 PM on 07.21.06
->> Got anything to sync the GMail calender with Address Book?
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Matthew Rosenberg, Photographer
Philadelphia | PA | United States | Posted: 9:12 PM on 07.21.06
->> I am surprised that nobody has mentioned this by now:

Diskwarrior
http://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/

WILL save your bacon at somepoint in time.
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Ronnie Montgomery, Photographer
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 11:54 PM on 07.23.06
->> Synergy - Provides controls for iTunes from menubar and/or keyboard and has a cool transparent floater that briefly shows the cover art at the beginning of songs. Everything is highly user configurable.
http://wincent.com/a/products/synergy-classic/
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Robert Caplin, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 12:20 AM on 07.24.06
->> Great for quiet digital photographer rooms after a big game.

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/games/whoopeecushionwidget.html
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PJ Heller, Photographer
Santa Barbara | CA | USA | Posted: 1:04 AM on 07.24.06
->> For all you fans of "24" who can hardly wait for the new season:

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/29948
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Marc Browning, Photographer
Wichita | KS | | Posted: 9:30 PM on 08.14.06
->> How about away to install nikon capture 4.4 on a intel mac. nikon is only making the new capture NX to work on intel macs, but It does run in rosetta. I can't get nikon capture 4.4 to install at all! is there away to do this? I don't mind it running in rosetta, or, I don't think I would.
Thanks
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Michael Hickey, Photographer
Kokomo | IN | United States | Posted: 10:47 PM on 08.14.06
->> Has anybody tried Parallels?
It's a PC emulator for the Intel Macs that I hear people raving about OVER BootCamp, because you can run it side by side instead of re-booting and since Microsoft has killed VirtualPC.

http://www.parallels.com/
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Gene Boyars, Photographer
Matawan | NJ | United States | Posted: 7:56 AM on 08.15.06
->> For those moments right after you realize "Ack!, I just deleted the image folders I needed" Data Rescuse II saved me big time. It even sorts the recovred files by file type for you and it works on your hard drive as well as flash memory.

http://www.prosofteng.com/products/data_rescue_info.php
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Marc Browning, Photographer
Wichita | KS | | Posted: 9:32 AM on 08.15.06
->> Yes Michael, that looks like the only way to go for now, I was looking at buying that software last week. To bad I'm in the process of getting rid of all my pc stuff. Than the mac world is trying to put windows back in my computers. I bought the mac's to get away from the pc world & all it's troubles. Funny how the world works.
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Joshua Brown, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 11:32 PM on 01.02.07
->> Since the original thread a few months ago, here are some updates and a couple news ones.

Disk Warrior 4 (universal + indispensable)
http://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/

Tiger Cache Cleaner (best system utility I have tried)
http://www.northernsoftworks.com/tigercachecleaner.html

Tangerine (automatically analyses songs to make playlists)
http://www.potionfactory.com/tangerine/

Virtue Desktops (coming in Leopard, but still cool)
http://virtuedesktops.info/

Tubular (beta)
http://www.tubularapp.com/blog/

Service Scrubber
http://www.petermaurer.de/nasi.php?section=servicescrubber

TextExpander (probably really useful on deadline)
http://www.smileonmymac.com/textexpander/
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Delane B. Rouse, Photographer, Photo Editor
Washington | DC | US | Posted: 11:39 PM on 01.02.07
->> Hickey...I use Parallels EVERY day...works like a charm and is very stable (it should be, its no longer a beta).

Delane
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Joshua Brown, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 11:39 PM on 01.02.07
->> Oh yeah, and this one for converting weird video formats. Streamclip

http://www.squared5.com/
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Dave Einsel, Photographer, Photo Editor
Houston/Friendswood | TX | United States | Posted: 11:40 PM on 01.02.07
->> My new favorite:

http://applejack.sourceforge.net/
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James Madelin, Photographer
AKL | Auckland | New Zealand | Posted: 6:49 PM on 01.03.07
->> http://cyberduck.ch/

a free ftp app.. so easy to use i downloaded it and was ftp'ing with ease in minutes. superb and has made my working day so much easier. for those of you who don't ftp images to your clients, it's WAY faster than email as it transfers just the image file(s) data directly to your client's server.

also

http://www.istumbler.net

i've not tried it yet, but it looks good and i've been searching for something like this for ages.
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Joshua Brown, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 6:16 PM on 01.11.07
->> Witch
http://www.petermaurer.de/nasi.php?section=witch

Drag Thing
http://www.dragthing.com/

PDF Lab
http://www.iconus.ch/fabien/pdflab/

Perian
http://perian.org/

Ranamer4mac
http://www.power4mac.com/renamer/
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Joshua Brown, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 1:25 AM on 04.14.07
->> I am basically getting paid to find these things now :) So here are my latest finds you guys might find useful.

Inquisitor 3 -spotlight for the web
http://www.inquisitorx.com/safari/

App Fresh
http://metaquark.de/appfresh/

Color Schemer Studio
http://www.colorschemer.com/

Ecto -desktop blogging client
http://ecto.kung-foo.tv/archives/000990.php

Stikkit plugin for Quicksilver
http://www.tuaw.com/2007/04/11/how-to-stikkit-plugin-for-quicksilver/

Main Menu
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17111

MacScan
http://macscan.securemac.com/

iTunes Catalog (new version)
http://www.kavasoft.com/iTunesCatalog/index.php

Photomatix Pro
http://www.hdrsoft.com/download/download20.php

Sticky Windows
http://www.donelleschi.com/stickywindows/

beaTunes
http://www.beatunes.com/

VacuumMail
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/email_chat/vacuummail.html

Duplicate Annihilator
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18748


New websites

http://www.apertureprofessional.com

http://www.jott.com

http://www.stikkit.com

http://www.wufoo.com

http:://www.humblevoice.com

http://www.virb.com

http://www.ziki.com
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Wynn Rujiraviriyapinyo, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | USA | Posted: 12:15 AM on 04.22.07
->> Thanks Joshua, some of these are fantastic!
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Baron Sekiya, Photographer
Kailua-Kona | HI | USA | Posted: 5:03 AM on 04.22.07
->> TinkerTool.app
http://www.bresink.com/osx/TinkerTool.html

You can put double scroll-bars at the top and bottom of your windows. If you've ever had a permissions problem where your jpegs and other images can't be opened by other staffers when you copy them to the server this can solve that. And a great feature is the ability to make desktop screenshots save as jpeg instead of png files. And many other things in its very cool feature set.
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Robert Irvin, Photographer
Neptune | NJ | USA | Posted: 1:19 PM on 04.22.07
->> http://www.daniele.ch/downloads.html

iResize 2.3.5
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Jack Kurtz, Photographer
Phoenix | AZ | United States | Posted: 2:41 PM on 04.22.07
->> For those of us old enough to remember Now Utilities and System 7 (a moment of silence please...). Take a look at You Control (http://www.yousoftware.com/control/) a selection of menu enhancers and little apps that make getting around your computer a lot simpler.

Some of my other favorites:
Spell Catcher (works with everything):
http://www.rainmakerinc.com/
Default Folder (lets you set favorite folders and works in the Open/Save boxes):
http://www.stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX/

Two of the others mentioned, Disk Warrior and Transmit are absolutely essential. To me they are as important as Photoshop.

jack
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Nick Hoover, Photographer, Assistant
Arcata | CA | USA | Posted: 5:04 PM on 09.19.07
->> Anything new out there that anyone wants to share? Hopefully OS X 10.5 comes out soon enough, I'm waiting to upgrade to a Mac Pro...
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Michael Springfield, Photographer, Photo Editor
Smyrna (Atlanta) | GA | USA | Posted: 10:09 AM on 09.20.07
->> An excellent DVD to MP4 converter. If you have an iPhone, iPod video or AppleTV this is a great app to have. It will allow you to create files from your movies formatted for various Apple devices.

http://handbrake.m0k.org/
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Tom Knier, Photographer
Landisville | PA | USA | Posted: 10:36 AM on 09.20.07
->> smcfancontrol
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23049

To keep the MBP from burning a hole through my desk.
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Sebastian Szyszka, Photographer
Lisle (Naperville) | IL | USA | Posted: 1:51 PM on 09.20.07
->> Journler (http://journler.com/)

Coda (
http://www.panic.com/coda/)

Art Rage 2 (
http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html) or Sketchbook Pro (http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?id=6848332&siteID=123112) when I'm not near a sketchbook

NetNewsWire to keep up with my blog addiction (
http://www.newsgator.com/Individuals/NetNewsWire/Default.aspx)

And finally Super Duper! to keep me sleeping at night (
http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/)
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