Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Question: Top 10 utilities/software/games for osX - Mac Software Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Question: Top 10 utilities/software/games for osX missyvortexdv Posted: May 27, 2003 10:34AM in Mac Software edited January 2014 As a newbie i want to find out what the best programs available are, so for all those using os xWhat are your top 10games?utilities/programs?shareware/freeware? Comments Reply 1 of 16 keyboardf12 Posts: 1,379member May 27, 2003 11:57AM i love maxmenus and default folder. they are a wee bit pricey but looking over my productivy over the past year, they have easily paid for themselves.they used to have a bundle price though.check versiontracker.com for both Reply 2 of 16 serrano Posts: 1,806member May 27, 2003 12:10PM In no particular order...OSXVNC, Acquisition, iTunes, Warbirds III, On My Command, KisMAC, Frongblast, MPlayer OSX 2, VLC, ettercap Reply 3 of 16 rampancy Posts: 363member May 27, 2003 12:45PM -Games:EV: NovaFalloutFallout 2Icewind DaleBaldur's Gate 2: Shadows of AmnTony Hawk's Pro Skater 2Marathon to Aleph OneStarcraft/Brood War-Utilities:DiskTrackerCocktailX Resource GraphSon of Weather GrokDiskWarrior 2.1 Reply 4 of 16 ibrowse Posts: 1,749member May 27, 2003 1:09PM CocktailAdium/iChat/Proteus/FireA-Dock/Workstrip X (if you have any need for another Dock)BatChmodGraphic Converter (if you need anything for images but can't afford PhotoShop)Definately drop IE and get either OmniWeb, Safari, or CaminoTransmit (if you have any need for FTP beyond Finder's handicapped abilities)If you're willing to/want to venture into terminals and *nix-y stuff get X11 from Apple's site. Reply 5 of 16 junkyard dawg Posts: 2,801member May 27, 2003 1:59PM 10 utilities. * denotes freeware.In no particular order:Cocktail*--Mutlifunction system utility.Carbon Copy Cloner*--Disk and volume cloner.Show Desktop*--Dock icon that hides everything to show desktop.NetMonitor--Graphs internet connection activity in menubar.----MenuMeters*--Same function as NetMonitor but less polished.Dockjecktor*--Right click icon in dock to eject any mounted volume.R-Name*--Renames items in Finder.Kudown*--Schedule shutdowns, sleep.iGetter--Download manager w/hang-up and shutdown options.X-Tunes*--Hotkey-activated iTunes controller.Ultralingua--A dictionary, no computer is complete without one. Reply 6 of 16 lemon bon bon Posts: 2,383member May 27, 2003 2:14PM Games? Check out the classic Marathon games. In fact, do they still sell the special pack of all three games plus level editor and community levels disk?I've still got mine. I haven't tried running it in classic though...Lemon Bon Bon Reply 7 of 16 torifile Posts: 4,024member May 27, 2003 3:47PM LaunchBarPTH iTunesNotifierOmniOutlineriCalAddressbookDrag-'n-tooth (Palm TT bluetooth app)SafariiTunesMeteorologist Reply 8 of 16 doctorgonzo Posts: 529member May 28, 2003 8:08PM Quote:Originally posted by rampancy -Games:EV: NovaFallout 2CANNOT BE EMPHASIZED ENOUGHOh and Uplink is pretty good, too. Reply 9 of 16 bioflavonoid Posts: 723member May 28, 2003 10:33PM DUH! http://www.scifihifi.com/podworks/ Reply 10 of 16 missyvortexdv Posts: 63member May 29, 2003 5:14AM Originally posted by rampancy -Games:EV: NovaFallout 2so whats EV:nova? never heard of that (despite having looked around at the games for macs i could find online)and what does the EV stand for, because if i knew then i could find it better by full title.fallout 1 and 2 i've heard of, but is it necessary to play them in order? just wondering since its hard to get fallout 1 in the uk as far as i have seen Reply 11 of 16 doctorgonzo Posts: 529member May 29, 2003 7:45AM Quote:Originally posted by missyvortexdv Originally posted by rampancy -Games:EV: NovaFallout 2so whats EV:nova? never heard of that (despite having looked around at the games for macs i could find online)and what does the EV stand for, because if i knew then i could find it better by full title.fallout 1 and 2 i've heard of, but is it necessary to play them in order? just wondering since its hard to get fallout 1 in the uk as far as i have seen EV: Nova = Escape Velocity Nova. It's the latest in a legendary series of games dating back 7 years. (Ouch, it's been that long already?)You really should play Fallout 1 before Fallout 2, but if you can't you won't be too lost. Just read a synopsis of F1 and watch the entire opening movie in Fallout 2 and you should be fine. Fallout 2 is hideously addictive, just so you know. Reply 12 of 16 koffedrnkr Posts: 170member June 1, 2003 10:36PM here are mine...in no particular order1 ) aquisition - first rate P2P gnutella client2 ) konfabulator - run free widgets to do just about anything3 ) macjanitor - run OSX's built in maintenance with an easy GUI4 ) clutter - it controls itunes, get cover art, organizes music & more5 ) silverkeeper - free and decent backup app from lacie6 ) pacifist - extract individual apps from PKG files (like apple disks)7 ) tranquility - bizarre and addictive mac game...like nothing else8 ) bejeweled - next to tetris, the most addictive game ever9) watson - for doing lots of web things really well10 ) inotepad - notepad on steroids...locks, encryption, searching etc. Reply 13 of 16 costique Posts: 1,084member June 2, 2003 6:25AM Sorry for weird items in the list:1. Finder2. Project Builder3. Cocoa Browser4. Menu Meters5. Disk Copy6. Mail7. Terminal8. StuffIt Deluxe9. Safari10. Hydra(in no particular order) Reply 14 of 16 bancho Posts: 1,517member June 2, 2003 8:36AM One of my favorites which I haven't noticed mentioned is OmniGraffle. This is a kick ass diagramming program. Reply 15 of 16 foad Posts: 703member June 2, 2003 6:24PM -DefaultFolder X (File Dialog Box Functionality)-LiteSwitch X (Application Switcher)-Fruitmenu (Customize OS X Menus)-Firewalk (Firewall)-Little Snitch (Application Firewall....alerts you when a application is trying to call hom)-Extensis Suitcase (Font Management)-Proteus (Chat)-Transmit (FTP)-XSee (Image Browser) And lately I have been messing with PathFinder which is so far seeming pretty cool. Hope the FInder gets a upgrade in Pather.PS...sorry for not noticing this thread Brad. Reply 16 of 16 heady Posts: 18member June 3, 2003 1:18PM Quote:Originally posted by Lemon Bon Bon Games? Check out the classic Marathon games. In fact, do they still sell the special pack of all three games plus level editor and community levels disk?I've still got mine. I haven't tried running it in classic though...Of course, whether Marathon runs in Classic is irrelevant, as we have Aleph One :-) Just drop the Aleph One application into your Marathon 2 or Infinity folder, and there you are, shooting Pfhor in 1024 x 768 OpenGL goodness.If you miss the original Marathon, just download M1A1, the Marathon 1 remake for Aleph One. Again, just drop the Aleph One application into your M1A1 folder.The best part is that Aleph One is now playable over the Internet, provided you have a broadband connection. For that you need the newest build from SourceForge (it hasn't been posted yet to the official Aleph One website, so make sure you get the the May 30th build or later from SourceForge). To find players, try the "Aleph One" AIM chatroom.And while we're on the topic of oldschool Bungie games, why not dig up that Myth II CD and try the newly released Myth 1.4 update which brings such niceties as Mac OS X support and OpenGL hardware acceleration to one of the finest RTS games.-Heady Sign In or Register to comment.