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  • 1Password loved

    1Password is a password manager that goes beyond simple password storage by integrating directly with your web browser to automatically log you into websites, enter credit card information, fill registration forms, and easily generate strong passwords.

    Your passwords, identities, and credit cards, are just some of the confidential information that 1Password stores in one secure place, protected by the only password you will need to remember.

    1Password has received numerous awards, including 4.5 mice from Macworld magazine, MacLife Editors pick, and was the Pick of Week on MacBreak Weekly by both Leo Laporte and Merlin Mann.

  • Bookit loved

    With all the browsers available for the Mac OS keeping your bookmarks organized can become a real problem. But with Bookit keeping your browsers' bookmarks synchronized is quick and easy. Bookit compares the bookmarks you have and then lets you synchronize the bookmarks that are not in all of your browsers. Finally, Bookit creates identical bookmark files for each browser. If you use more than one browser regularly, give Bookit a try, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

  • Caffeine loved

    Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon in the right side of your menu bar. Click it to prevent your Mac from automatically going to sleep, dimming the screen or starting screen savers. Click it again to go back. Hold down the Command key while clicking to show the menu.

  • Camino loved

    Camino is an open source web browser developed with a focus on providing the best possible experience for Mac OS X users.

    The Camino Project has worked to create a browser that is as functional and elegant as the computers it runs on. The Camino web browser is powerful, secure, and ready to meet the needs of all users while remaining simple and elegant in its design.

    Camino combines the awesome visual and behavioral experience that has been central to the Macintosh philosophy with the powerful web-browsing capabilities of the Gecko rendering engine.

  • CoverSutra loved

    CoverSutra gives music lovers a handy and attractive way to control iTunes without having to leave the currently active application. CoverSutra features a powerful music search feature along with global keyboard shortcuts and informative bezels that provide users with song and album details in an unobtrusive way. In addition, CoverSutra has integrated support for Last.fm, the popular social music recommendation service.

  • Dropbox loved

    Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems.

  • EarthDesk loved

    Replaces your static desktop picture with an image of the Earth showing current sun, moon, and city illumination. The software operates silently, in the background, keeping your desktop updated while you work. With an internet connection, EarthDesk displays real-time global cloud cover, allowing users to track hurricanes and typhoons, or simply admire our beautiful planet. User options allow you to adjust the overall transparency of the cloud layer.

    EarthDesk supports eleven different map projections, political and satellite views, and is the only application of its kind to support both accurate moonlight and multiple monitors. With multiple monitors, each desktop is independently configurable so that different maps can be shown on different screens - or you may choose to only display map images on certain monitors. Version 5 is a major upgrade with many new features and benefits.

  • Fluid loved

    Are you a Gmail, Facebook, Campfire or (Insert Your Favorite Webapp Here) fanatic? Do you have 20 or more browser tabs open at all times? Are you tired of some random site or Flash ad crashing your browser and causing you to lose your (say) Google Spreadsheets data in another tab?

    If so, Site Specific Browsers (SSBs) provide a great solution for your webapp woes. Using Fluid, you can create SSBs to run each of your favorite webapps as a separate desktop application. Fluid gives any webapp a home on your Mac OS X desktop complete with Dock icon, standard menu bar, and logical separation from your other web browsing activity.

    How does it work?

    Fluid itself is a very small application. When launched, Fluid displays a small window where you specify the URL of a webapp you'd like to run in a Site Specific Browser. Provide an application name, click 'Create' and you'll be prompted to launch the new native Mac app you've just created.

    Use Fluid to run YouTube, GTalk, Flickr, Basecamp, Delicious, .Mac webmail, or any other webapp as a separate Mac desktop application.

    Anytime you click a link to another site in an SSB, the link is opened in your system default web browser, keeping your SSB dedicated to the original site you've specified.

  • Growl loved

    Growl is a notification system that allows any application to send it a notification, and then it displays it. You can (for example) be notified that you have new email, or that a download completed, etc.

    Support for Applescript, Perl, Python, TCL, Cocoa, Carbon, Ruby and more being added.

  • Mailplane loved

    Do you love Gmail? With Mailplane, Gmail becomes even more productive and fun. Acting as a site specific web browser for Google’s Gmail, Mailplane is a full fledged Mail client for the Desktop:

    Save time using photo drag and drop to send attachments.
    Personalize your messages with formatted signatures.
    Easily switch between different Gmail accounts.
    Get notifications and never miss an important message.
    Link Gmail conversations with Mac documents.
    Make Mailplane your default email client

  • PodWorks loved

    PodWorks is an application that compensates for the iPod's only downside: Apple only allows you to copy songs to your iPod. If you have two Macs and want to use your iPod to transfer music from one to the other, or you only store your MP3s on your iPod and need to copy them back onto your hard drive after a disk failure, you are out of luck!

    This is where PodWorks comes in: it allows you to copy songs from any Mac iPod to any Mac running OS X (10.4).

    PodWorks has been consistently recommended by Mac authorities, including the Wall Street Journal's Walter Mossberg.

  • Precipitate loved

    Precipitate lets you search for and launch your cloud data from within Spotlight or Google Desktop for Mac. It currently supports the following services:

    • Google Bookmarks
    • Google Docs

    Precipitate works by creating files on your machine that are imported by Spotlight, then periodically checking in with the server and updating the local files to reflect any changes. Note that changes may take up to an hour to be visible in local searches.

    Installation and Setup - Open the Precipitate preference pane, and install it either for yourself or for all users. Enter your Google account information into the preference pane, check the box for each service you want to make searchable, then press "Refresh Now" to start the initial import (note that this may take some time, depending on how much data you have). Then just start searching!

  • Snapz Pro X loved

    Amazing and mature motion-screen capture tool with brilliant features.

  • Textmate loved

    TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

  • Transmit loved

    Transmit is an excellent FTP (file transfer protocol), SFTP, S3 (Amazon.com file hosting) and iDisk/WebDAV client that allows you to upload, download, and delete files over the internet. With the most Mac-like interface available, Transmit makes FTP as simple, fun, and easy as it can possibly be.

  • iStat menus loved

    iStat menus lets you monitor your system right from the menubar. Included are 8 menu extras that let you monitor every aspect of your system.
    Take a look at some of the features.

    • CPU - Monitor cpu usage. 7 display modes, multiple core support.
    • Memory - Monitor memory usage. 4 display modes, page ins/outs and swap usage display.
    • Disks - Monitor disk usage and activity. 6 display modes, ability to hide disks you dont want to see.
    • Network - Monitor current and total bandwidth, peak bandwidth, ip addresses . Ability to hide disks you dont want to see.
    • Temps - Monitor the temperature of your mac. 2 display modes, ability to hide sensors you dont want to see.
    • Fans - Monitor the fan speeds in your mac. 2 display modes, ability to hide sensors you dont want to see.
    • Bluetooth - Control bluetooth status plus monitor the battery level of your Apple wireless keyboard or mouse.
    • Date & Time - Date + time in your menubar. World clock display lets you see the time in multiple locations around the world.
  • iTunes loved

    iTunes is a free application for Mac and PC. It plays all your digital music and video. It syncs content to your iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. And it’s an entertainment superstore that stays open 24/7.

  • Address Book

    Address Book provides a flexible and convenient way to store your contact information online. Because Address Book is integrated with Mail, iChat, and other applications, you have to enter information only once to have your contacts available from all these applications.

  • AddressBookSync

    AddressBookSync is a Mac OS X application to download Facebook profile pictures to Address Book cards. This is a handy tool to keep your contacts' pictures updated if you have numerous Facebook friends in your Mac OS X Address Book.

  • Adium

    Adium is a fast and free instant messaging client which supports AIM, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, Yahoo! Japan, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, and Lotus Sametime. Adium supports beautiful WebKit message display, tabbed messaging, encrypted chat, file transfer, and more. Give it a try; you won't look back.

    Adium is currently translated into Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, and Traditional Chinese.

  • AdiumBook

    AdiumBook is a free Mac OS X bridge application between Adium and Address Book, used to search, manage and keep your contacts in sync.

    • Add Adium contacts to Address Book.
    • Update card's information using Adium data.
    • Find an Adium contact in Address Book.
    • Find an Address Book contact in Adium.
    • Full text search for both applications.
    • Listing of contacts grouped by IM service.
    • Contacts with no picture.
    • Contacts present in Adium but not in Address Book.
    • Contacts present in Address Book but not in Adium.
  • Amazon MP3 Downloader

    Downloader for the AmazonMP3 service.

  • Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.

    Firefox 3.5 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past year. Firefox 3.5 offers many changes over the previous version, supporting new web technologies, improving performance and ease of use, and adding new features for users: It is now available in more than 70 languages, includes a Private Browsing mode, better performance and stability with the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, the ability to provide Location Aware Browsing using web standards for geolocation, support for native JSON, and web worker threads, support for new web technologies such as: HTML5 < video > and < audio > elements, downloadable fonts and other new CSS properties, JavaScript query selectors, HTML5 offline data storage for applications, and SVG transforms.

  • Flip4Mac WMV

    Play wma content on your mac. Works as a Quicktime plugin.

  • Google Quick Search Box

    This app is very experimental, but through it you will be able to see many of the areas we are exploring: contextual search, actions, and extensibility. It is by no means feature-complete, but is a very good indication of things to come.

  • Handbrake

    HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

    Supported Sources:

    • Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted--protection methods including CSS are not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), and some .VOB and .TS files
    • Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.


    • File format: MP4 and MKV
    • Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
    • Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 and DTS pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)

    Misc features:

    • Chapter selection
    • Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)
    • Integrated bitrate calculator
    • Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
    • Grayscale encoding
  • Knox

    As the only integrated solution for encryption and backup, Knox makes securing your files easier than ever. Create as many encrypted vaults as you want, each with separate passwords. Then schedule automatic backups. You can even reformat USB sticks and external drives as encrypted Knox vaults - moving files between Macs has never been so simple and secure.

    Knox uses the Mac OS X encrypted disk images feature, the technology behind FileVault, to protect your data. This means that your vaults are encrypted by the U.S. Government’s new Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 256-bit or 128-bit key length. The AES algorithm is secure, but don’t take our word for it: even the NSA has found its strength to be sufficient for protecting classified national security information. The implication? Your data will be safe whether it's a rogue kid or a rogue nation going after it.

    And because the encrypted disk images are supported as standard in Mac OS X, Knox vaults - including whole disks encrypted with Knox - can be opened even without Knox installed.

  • OmniGraffle Professional

    OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

    OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in 3.0, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.

  • Pages

    Apple's word processing/page layout software. Easy to use and relatively inexpensive (includes the excellent "Keynote" program in the price). Might not replace Word or InDesign but is terrific for making academic posters for conferences.

  • Skype

    What we've got is a simple bit of software we want to give you. It'll let you make free calls to your friends all over the world. And we don't want any money for it. It's free.

    You could think of us as the big, free Internet telephony company. We prefer to think of ourselves as a big group hug, even a present. Yes! that's it; we're a present; but without the ribbon.

  • Skype API Plugin

    The third-party Skype Plugin allows Adium to use the Skype API to display your Skype contacts within Adium and let you chat with them via text-based instant messaging. By the nature of the Skype API, it requires that the Skype program be installed and running.
    It's not supported natively within Adium (i.e., without a plugin). The library that we use to support most protocols, libpurple, doesn't support Skype at all right now, not even for chat. Until it does Adium most likely won't, either.
    Keep in mind that Skype is a proprietary, closed protocol, so it must be reverse-engineered before third-party clients like Pidgin and Adium can use it. Protocols like OSCAR (AIM) and MSN have already been reverse-engineered, but they're much older than Skype, and reverse-engineering is hard. It will take a long time and won't happen at all unless someone chooses to take interest in it and dedicate significant time to the effort.

  • Terminal

    Mac OS X's Terminal application.

  • Visor

    Visor provides a systemwide terminal window accessible via a hotkey, much like the consoles found in games such as Quake. Visor requires elements of Quartz only found in 10.4. Visor is compatible with 10.4 and higher only.

  • clicktoflash

    Safari/WebKit plugin that prevents loading of Flash content until you click it. Whitelist sites by holding the option key when clicking a flash box.

  • iCal

    iCal allows you to choose between viewing your schedule by day, week or month. And it's easy to find things on your calendar using iCal's powerful search feature.
    iCal helps you organize your schedule by letting you create as many separate calendars as you need.
    At the click of a mouse, you can easily subscribe to any number of public calendars available on the Internet.

  • iChat

    Apple's chat client supporting AOL Instant Messenger and Jabber Instant Messenger clients.

  • iScrobbler

    An alternative to the bloat-ware that is the "official" last.fm client.


    • Integrated iPod support.
    • Local Scrobble lists and profile charts.
    • Minimal or full detail interface - your choice.
    • Stable and lightweight.
    • Lots of other goodies.