Great OSX Apps '05
After I had used my iBook for a few
months, I wrote my original article pointing out some lesser-known but
great Mac software. I've noticed that what I've used has changed since
then and thought that I should make a new article for 2005.
What's in my Dock
- QuickSilver - Hard to describe. QuickSilver is Spotlight done right. Try it, you'll love it. (OSS)
- NetNewsWireLite - A free RSS reader
- Camino - A Gecko-based browser that was the inspiration for Firefox. Camino offers the best browsing experience on the Mac.
- Thunderbird - Mozilla's top-flight mail client
- iTerm - The best terminal for Mac OSX
- iTunes - Apple's famous music player/manager
- iCal and Sunbird - .ics Calendar applications
- Smultron - An excellent, OSSmulti-file text editor
- iPhoto - Apple's photo management software
- CyberDuck - SFTP/FTP client
Fun to play
- Gimp.app - The best port of The Gimp for OSX. Requires X11
- HandBrake - Easy to use video transcoder (originally written for BeOS!)
- Audacity - A great cross-platform multi-track sound editor
- VLC - Videolan Client is the best audio/video player for any platform
- OmniGraffle - A fantastic image... tool. I use it for everything from network diagrams to CD covers. It's absolutely awesome.
- NeoOffice - THE version of OpenOffice for the Mac. No X11 required.
- AbiWord - A simple, light, cross-platform word processor
- nVu - A WYSIWYG HTML editor. (It originally began life as Mozilla's composer.)
- iBiz & iBank - Nice little Mac native small business and banking programs.