What are your top Mac Applications that you couldn't live without?

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Hi all,



I know we’ve all seen this title before, but I always find it interesting to see what Mac applications people love and couldn’t live without. I had a simular thread going over at MacRumors and that came back with some great results (loads of apps I had not heard of before).



I have recently posted my top 25 on my blog. Be sure to check it out to get started:



No rules on price etc, just a list of great applications.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    Non-Apple:

    Mellel

    Nisus Writer Pro

    Accordance

    Adobe CS4 Master Collection (Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop)

    Bookends

    Scrivener

    Papyrus

    NeoOffice

    iWork 08

    Firefox

    WiTopia/Tunnel Block

    SpellCatcher





    Apple developed:

    Safari

    Mail

    iCal

    iTunes

    Quicktime

    Spaces

    Address Book

    Grab
  • Reply 2 of 10
    sequitursequitur Posts: 1,901member
    In alphabetical order, but not necessarily rated in that order:



    Adobe Acrobat Professional

    Carbon Copy Cloner

    ClamXav

    Cocktail

    Graphic Converter

    MilkyWay (temporarily puts enlargement of picture on screen)

    Pastor (Keeps passwords and security info)

    R-Name (changes names in a file to consecutive numbers)

    SuperDuper

    TechTool Pro 5

    What's Keeping Me (Gets rid of stuff that won't go away - e.g., stuff 'Trash' won't trash)

    WindowDragon (Grabs a document anywhere so it can be dragged - not just

    \t \tthe top and bottom edges. Also enlarges or diminishes a document from anywhere - not just from the lower right corner.)



    and last but not least: MacSolitaire - great for killing time.
  • Reply 3 of 10
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,146member
    Mine



    1password

    Movist

    DFX

    Typinator

    Spellcatcher

    iWork

    Garageband
  • Reply 4 of 10
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    I could live without them all.
  • Reply 5 of 10
    wplj42wplj42 Posts: 439member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    I could live without them all.



    Ditto ... but that's not the point. I would not know what to do without GarageBand. There are other apps that work, but GB totally rocks. Windows 7 RC (BootCamp) thinks my USB Turntable is a microphone and I can't seem to fix it. I could live without Mac OS X if only Ubuntu was as easy to use. Then again, I'd still miss GB. Audacity is only second best.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,146member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pchukwura View Post


    Safari 4

    1Password

    AppCleaner

    Tweetie

    Acorn

    Cram (shameless plug... because I'm the developer of it lol)



    Welcome to the forums!



    Hmmm Cram (though a bit spendy) is a good looking app. I may download a demo and check it out. Good use of icon colors.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WPLJ42 View Post


    Ditto ... but that's not the point.



    It's the question.
  • Reply 8 of 10
    s.metcalfs.metcalf Posts: 872member
    In no particular order (ok maybe alphabetical) These are my staples. A surprising number of them are free!



    Adblock Plus & NoScript (browser plugins) (free)

    Adium (free)

    AppUpdate (widget) (free)

    CandyBar

    Coda

    Growl (free)

    Handbrake (free)

    iTunes and iPhoto and pretty much all the OS apps (free with computer)

    LiquidCD (free)

    MainMenu (free)

    Perian (free)

    Picturesque

    Pixelmator

    RapidWeaver

    SoundTrack Pro

    Transmission (free)

    XLD - X Lossless Decoder (free)

    iStat Pro (widget) (free)
  • Reply 9 of 10
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    It's the question.



    Ireland are you drinking and trying to start something here?



    1. Safari

    2. iTunes

    3. Firefox

    4. CrossOver

    5. MS Word (yeah...)

    6. MS Excel

    7. iPhoto

    8. Apple Mail

    9. iCal

    10. iChat

    11. Photobooth!

    12. VLC

    13. Preview & Adobe Reader

    14. Acquisition

    15. Skype

    16. VMWare Fusion

    17. Address Book

    18. Stickies

    19. KisMAC

    20. Route 66 (This is maps, for when you're out in the wood with no internets. Damnit this is years and years old..any newer mapping software? I'm STILL pissed about DeLorme leaving us... almost a decade ago!)

    21. Textedit

    22. Pages

    23. Keynote

    24. Adobe Acrobat Professional

    25. GraphicConverter ...kinda wish they'd update the interface on this thing but it sure as hell can open and convert anything.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    antiiantii Posts: 7member
    1. Safari / Firefox

    2. iTerm

    3. Photoshop CS4

    4. iResize

    5. iTunes / Spotify

    6. Smultron

    7. Skype

    8. Adium

    9. Mail

    10. 1Password
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