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What are your favorite OS X apps?





Handyman
There have been a lot of topics here at Frihost Forums about people's favorite applications, but most of them were Windows. So I'll start a topic about our favorite Mac OS X applications. (Since we all know that OS X is the best!)

Rapidweaver is by far my favorite site designer.

cyberduck great free ftp program.

SongBird media player

css edit css editor that is easy to use.
novisdesign
I love Panic's Transmit. Good looking and very easy to use.
Rocky3478
Adium
Finder
Quicksilver
Dashboard
Safari
Mail
iPhoto
iTunes
Lightroom
Pages
Keynote
Smultron
Terminal
iCal
iWeb
AudioExpress
Garageband
Handbrake
MactheRipper

Pretty much any OS X app rocks, since they are usually simple and well-designed. Love the freeware. Very Happy
kiranaghor
These are my favourite day to day apps that I use and can't do without:

Snapz X pro: To record screen events n capturing
iTunes and Audion
Apple DVD Player
Apple Mail
BBedit 8 (it ROCKS for me): web development
MS Office 2004
Fetch FTP
Xcode (of course)
VLC player
The Terminal
iLife
Sunrise browser: developer oriented
Garage Band
Phoenix Slides: Better efficiency
Preview: Much much better than Adobe reader for viewing pdf
Limewire 4
And Dashboard obviously.
novisdesign
Dashboard is also one of my favorite apps. I develop a few widgets so obviously I like it. Mac OS X rocks.

-gs
ammonkc
- terminal
- quicksilver (cant live without)
- Textmate (the best text editor for programmers)
- iTunes
- FFMpegX (the most versatile video encoder/transcoder)
- iPhoto
- acquisition
- newsfire
- transmit
- dropcopy
- azureus/transmit
- toast
- growl
- EyeTV
- DVDpedia
- AppZapper
Xeniczone
iDVD
iTunes
Firefox
Xcode
Dashboard

I can't wait till Transgaming comes out for the intel macs but I need a Intel macintosh first. I like the new mac pros Very Happy
Ryansindustries
1. Visual basics - I know quite a lot of it yay for winsock and DirectX
2. Winamp - Media player
3. Msn - Chat progie
4. Firefox - I love you <3
5. Steam - I love the games.
sphangman
I'm completely addicted to azureus .,,
completly customiseable, you can check your torrents using the html browser from work .. set new torrents off work ..
amazing Smile

\Also salling clicker is amazing..
I have my laptop as the media hub ... connect to a video projector ..,
using your phone you can select and play and movies .. view photos .. music and when the phone rings it pauses the movie / music so you can talk !!!!
how integrated is that !
PerArne
You all forgot Opera Wink
Opera is by the far best program I know on OS X, altho it's slower than on XP, but not much Wink
ammonkc
Ryansindustries wrote:
1. Visual basics - I know quite a lot of it yay for winsock and DirectX
2. Winamp - Media player
3. Msn - Chat progie
4. Firefox - I love you <3
5. Steam - I love the games.


When did apple start supporting DirectX? Smile
kiranaghor
Everyone must try Quicksiver. It is the most versatile application made for Os X. I have been using it for last 4 days and now I know tht I just cannot do without it. Little Snitch is also good for security purposes. Two apps that I must mention here are Coconut Battery that gives details abt ur Apple battery (cycles, lifetime etc) and coconut identity card which gives details about the manufacturing date of ur mac and where it was manufactured.
Xeniczone
ammonkc wrote:
Ryansindustries wrote:
1. Visual basics - I know quite a lot of it yay for winsock and DirectX
2. Winamp - Media player
3. Msn - Chat progie
4. Firefox - I love you <3
5. Steam - I love the games.


When did apple start supporting DirectX? Smile


When did Apple start supporting both DirectX and Visual Basic, and if we are on the same page Steam is for Windows only.
yhtsolutions
iTunes
Apple Mail
MS Office 2004
Xcode (of course)
The Terminal
iLife
Garage Band
Photoshop CS
tar-xzv
novisdesign wrote:
I love Panic's Transmit. Good looking and very easy to use.


I completely agree with you novisdesign.

I like MS Virtual PC, if they only had VMware workstation for a mac Rolling Eyes


5ani
blueray
my favorite is FinalCut Pro. A video editing and effect application. For the lastest version, it can now run univeral within OSX on powerpc and X86.
novisdesign
Another good one is iMovie. Sometimes overlooked, but the thing that is great about it is that it takes a difficult thing and makes it so easy that anyone can use it.

-gs
purcebr
I Love garageband. It's so easy to use and versitile. Apple really made a quality program. I like Pages and Keynote, but I really wish it was bundled -
like iLife. It's a little backhanded to offer 30 day trials.
undoweb
I use:

itunnes
opera
YM
irc
some games
VLC
photoshop cs1.0
skype
macromedia dreamweaver
pacsey
great...thx
Handyman
My favorites right now are:

Text Wrangler
Photoshop cs2
NVU
Xfactor
Fink
Quicksilver
Onyx
Rapidweaver
css edit

My tastes change from time to time. I am leaning toward site design right now so most of them involve editing and graphics.
ammonkc
I gotta add parallels and xtorrent to the list now. I've been using xtorrent for a little while and I like it. its definately beta still, but it looks very promising. I love that you can search torrent trackers from within the app itself. very convenient feature.
cheeta
Wow so many application listed... really helpful for a new MAC user Smile
blueray
purcebr wrote:
I Love garageband. It's so easy to use and versitile. Apple really made a quality program. I like Pages and Keynote, but I really wish it was bundled -
like iLife. It's a little backhanded to offer 30 day trials.


hi, purcebr, thanks, I take a look of it on apple.com. It really cool. It's a all in one apps from recording, creating, and publishing, and have a professional interface.


novisdesign wrote:
Another good one is iMovie. Sometimes overlooked, but the thing that is great about it is that it takes a difficult thing and makes it so easy that anyone can use it.

-gs



Yes, It helped beginner or even experienced user quickly produce high quality video and effects without any effort.
Srs2388
I really like adium
its awesome
{name here}
I like the one that doesn't use Brushed Metal as an interface. Razz
mikethm
My fave OS X application is BootCamp.
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