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I haven't actually used it at all, but from what others have been saying about it, perhaps Shiira should be added to the Browser list?

Also, a couple of other suggestions as essential utilities:

MacJanitor (esp for i/PowerBook owners) for manually running the system crontab that clears the system.log file etc.

Cronnix for much the same reason (its a GUI app for altering crontabs, including the system crontab which enables you to re-schedule the times for the daily/weekly/monthly tasks to more sensible times).
     
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Jun 16, 2004, 01:07 PM
 
*bump*ing this up to see whether Mindwaves feels my and others submissions worthy

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Word processing and spreadsheet:
1. Mariner Write & Calc: Just the right amount of features. To it's credit: liked by ATPM.
FTP:
2. Captain FTP: Nice Cocoa FTP client. To it's credit: acclaimed by Moore.
A new text-editing section mentioning BBEdit, BBEdit Lite, TextWrangler, Tex-Edit Plus, TextEdit, etc.
A new HTML/CSS/JavaScript section.
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F10 Great launch management utility.

Safari Enhancer Deactivates the cache and more.

Pithhelmet More control over blocking ads.

Transparent Dock

TinkerTool More options for the dock.

DejaMenu Brings the menu to you.

Pacificst Manages packages.

CookieMuncher Manage your cookies.

DeLocalizer Manage language packs.

ReFresh iCal Date

Carbon Copy Cloner

WinSwitch Changes Fast User Switching to icon or short names.

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Jul 10, 2004, 02:31 PM
 
It might be kind of helpful to have a translation between Windows apps and their corresponding ones for Mac. That way, people who are switching from Mac to PC can figure out what apps they need to do the same things they did on PC.
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Jul 10, 2004, 09:33 PM
 
Why would anyone need an extra app to refresh the date in the iCal Dock graphics ? It does it by itself. I started iCal at around 10pm and when midnight came closer and the hour turned to midnight and then some- I noticed that it changed by itself. OMG WOW.

Atleast it does this with the latest versions of iCal and Panther. Can't tell if it does it on Jaquar aswell.
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Jul 22, 2004, 07:28 AM
 
No one is missing

Do some basic sound editing:

1) ...

? I'm out of ideas for the commonly used apps right now, but maybe someone can help out.

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Originally posted by Fonzie:
Why would anyone need an extra app to refresh the date in the iCal Dock graphics ? It does it by itself.
If open, it does. I don't always use iCal. Some days I don't use it, but when I had it in my dock (I use F10 now), I liked having the current date without having to open and close iCal.

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Jul 22, 2004, 01:20 PM
 
Backup needs to include:

ChronoSync (simple, VERY effective file/folder synchronization utility, with background scheduling support)

You Synchronize (same functionality, slower than ChronoSync, but can be more accurate due to use of checksums instead of file dates)

Impression -- Backs up to disk images, CDs, DVDs, remote folders, etc.
     
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Jul 22, 2004, 04:12 PM
 
A page and a half of suggestions and we haven't covered the completely obvious (other than Word):

Desktop Publishing
Adobe Photoshop - the premier image-editing app on the Mac (or probably any other platform)
Adobe Illustrator - the original vector-based illustration tool
Macromedia FreeHand - another great vector-based illustration tool
QuarkXpress - the more-or-less standard for page layout, from the company that hates you
Adobe InDesign - an excellent page layout tool, but not as ubiquitous. From the company that, deep within its soul, wishes you were on Windows (but will never admit it).

Web Publishing
Macromedia DreamWeaver - WYSIWYG web authoring environment
Adobe GoLive - DreamWeaver's main competitor
CSSEdit - an excellent standalone shareware CSS editor
Tag - probably not commonly used--since it's so new--but promising shareware HTML editor

Pro-Level Font Management
FontAgent Pro
MasterJuggler
Suitcase and/or FontReserve
     
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Jul 22, 2004, 04:30 PM
 
More of the obvious:

Video Editing
Final Cut Pro - taking Hollywood by storm, they say. Steep learning curve if you're new to this kind of thing.
Final Cut Express - for mere mortals, at least in terms of price, but still a bitch to learn. Fortunately there are books for this. And a diety who goes by the unlikely name of Tom Wolsky who inhabits the Apple Final Cut Express user forums.

Sound Editing
Logic Pro
Logic Express

This post brought to you courtesy of Apple friggin' Computer, Inc., who seem to have cornered the market on this sort of thing.
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Jul 23, 2004, 08:44 PM
 
Desktop Publishing

RagTime Available for both OS X and OS 9, as well as cross-platform for Windows. This German developed program is very capable, including high end word processing, page layout, spreadsheet, drawing, etc.

The Solo version can be used for free for personal use. I am laying out a personal writing project of 300 pages (text and photos). I am very satisfied with it.
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Aug 18, 2004, 02:09 AM
 
For making organizational graphs:
OmniGraffle
GraphViz
XFig

For making vector drawings/diagrams:
OmniGraffle
XFig

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Aug 18, 2004, 04:59 AM
 
For Open-Source WYSIWYG Html editors:

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Aug 22, 2004, 04:43 AM
 
I know this has been mentioned already, but Quicksilver is really coming of age. I'm pretty sure that once Tiger is out it'll be of no use whatsoever but until then it is fantastic.

http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/
     
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Aug 22, 2004, 07:11 AM
 
I suggested a title 'Manage files differently' here on the first page of this thread, including Quicksilver (links and all).

Any new additions to that list?

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Sep 19, 2004, 10:17 AM
 
Originally posted by trash80:
BBEdit/TextWrangler - is my pick for web development / word processing

Goliath is a great WebDAV file transfer program, i use it to transfer files to my iDisk, it works so much faster than mounting the thing with Finder
Another vote here for Goliath, it's the only WebDAV program that I'm aware of for X and works great for uploading files.
Also for simple HTML editing nothing beats Taco HTML.
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Sep 23, 2004, 06:19 AM
 
I'd like to add Nice Player to the video section. It plays all Quicktime but in a stylish and minimal window with no border, title bar etc and has native full screen support.
     
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Sep 25, 2004, 09:12 PM
 
i'm humbly suggesting wordperfect, which runs in classic:

a short list of wordperfect resources

a longer list of wordperfect resources
     
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Sep 26, 2004, 01:35 AM
 
I have found that thee best video player for me is MPlayer. It plays all Quicktime and many other codecs (wmv, avi, and more). If there is any other video player that can do all that MPlayer does and more please let me know. I have found that MPlayer does have some trouble playing .wmv files occasionally. Minor bug though.
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Dec 12, 2004, 04:48 PM
 
I think the app's status (open source, etc) and price should also be shown, as well as some kind of general rating or indication if it's still being actively developed. And, Mozilla Firefox surely merits more than the description "open source browser"!

How about:

FireFox: Free, Open Source, supports tabbed browsing, plug ins, pop up blocking.
     
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Feb 15, 2005, 03:26 PM
 
What are the best (if any) tools for extracting subtitles from a DVD???


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Feb 16, 2005, 09:15 AM
 
Wasn't this thread a sticky?

     
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Feb 16, 2005, 04:00 PM
 
Originally posted by Randman:
If open, it does. I don't always use iCal. Some days I don't use it, but when I had it in my dock (I use F10 now), I liked having the current date without having to open and close iCal.
I keep it open all day to remember a single event recurring daily. You can have it play a little sound when it's time.



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Feb 16, 2005, 05:33 PM
 
Mine are as follows SOrry for using your headings it was easier to fill in this way.

Commonly used video viewing applications:
1)quicktime
2)VLC
3)Realplayer

Commonly used FTP applications

1) Transmit
2) Cyberduck

Commonly used Word processing applications

1) MS Office

Commonly used Chat applications

1)iChat

Utilities

1) Diskwarrior
2) TechTool Pro
3) Drive 10
4) Apple Disk Utility
5) Tinkertool
6) Onyx
7) Launchbar
8) Stuffit Deluxe

Design Apps- Web and Graphics

1) RapidWeaver
2) DreamWeaver
3) GoLive

Other Apps

1) iTunes
2) iPhoto
3) iMovie
4) iDVD
5) SnapzPro
6) Wiretap Pro
7) Audio HiJack
8) Limewire
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Great list...I'm new to Mac and was a bit concerned over the Windows-to-Mac OS "which app equates to which app" transition. Thanks a lot, everyone!
     
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Feb 17, 2005, 06:02 PM
 
Originally posted by brutal:
Wasn't this thread a sticky?
I believe this is the suggest thread, the final list is still a sticky and is simply a list.
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Feb 21, 2005, 05:18 PM
 
...want to: flatten the volume of divx movies...

Get: Audio Hyjack Pro

Hyjack mplayer or whatever you are using and mess around with the effects. I can't remember exactly what to do (I just got a new DVD player), but it's there. No longer will you be jumping up from the sofa to turn down the incredibly loud bits.

These phrases are on my "Loud movies" file and no doubt hold the key:

variable gain amplifier
audio compression


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Feb 22, 2005, 07:10 AM
 
I've compiled a list of what I see as "Indispensable MacOS X Software"...

Linky: Indispensable MacOS X Software

Indispensable MacOS X Software, music videos, music, science...

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http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/ Great app for capturing anything on the screen - including video (an estra cost option on the original software.
     
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Feb 24, 2005, 08:26 PM
 
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Apple's iWork suite which includes Pages and Keynote.
     
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Feb 28, 2005, 06:57 PM
 
If I could suggest, in addition to other software search sites, one of my own. It has a larger selection of apps than the others, has far fewer dead/missing links, less advertising, better tracking of licensing, and some unique search options.

Native OS X Applications
http://osx.hyperjeff.net/Apps/

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Feb 28, 2005, 08:55 PM
 
Will update as soon as I have some time. Thanks for the contributions. Improvements are always good!
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I get asked an awful lot by customers whether creating backup copies of one's own DVDs is possible on the Mac.

I suggest a category for this, with

DVDBackup and MactheRipper
DVD2oneX and Popcorn
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Audio recording/editing:

-Audacity
-Ableton Live!
-Propellerheads Reason

Java Development:

-jedit

Local weather:

-Son of Weather Grok

Videos:

-Quicktime
-Mplayer
-Windows Media Player

Chat:

-iChat
-MSN Messenger
-Yahoo Messenger

Gaming:

-World of Warcraft
-UT2004
-Warcraft III
-Diablo I & II
-Starcraft
-Call of Duty
-Nanosaur 2 (yes!)


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Video Player:
Everybody whose alive has Windows Media Player and QuickTime and each one lack. Only MPlayer incorporates both players capabilities plus more and the icing on the cake? It's free.

DVD:
MacThe Ripper is fantastic for making DVD backups on your Mac. However, doing so takes up a lot of HD space.

System Maintenance:
Macjanitor
MacSweeper
System Optimizer X 4.6
Onyx
Xupport
File Utilities

Home Security & WebCam:
EvoCam
HomeGuardianX
Smart Eye 2 Carbon

Icons:
Iconographer
IconMachine
Iconverter

Application Luncher:
DragThing
HotApp
Maxmenus
Application Wizard

Haxies:
ShapeShifter
MightyMouse
WindowShade
Xounds
APE Manager
*Pretty much anything developed by Unsanity. They ROCK !!!

May these gems guide you through the fog my Mac Brethren
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Mar 17, 2005, 02:42 AM
 
Originally posted by TheZee:
Video Player:
Everybody who's alive has Windows Media Player and QuickTime and each one lack. Only MPlayer incorporates both players' capabilities plus more and the icing on the cake? It's free.
That's not really accurate. Open Source alternatives like MPlayer don't support the latest Windows Media codecs, they don't support QT features like QTVR, interactive sprites, chapters, reference movies, copy protected content, text tracks, QT frame-accurate editing or navigation, or more obscure codecs like indeo or 3ivx d3. Open source media players are a supplement to corporate ones, not a replacement. Furthermore WMP and QT (or apps that use it to provide the same or more features than MPlayer, not counting codec compatibility) are also free.


System Maintenance:
Macjanitor
MacSweeper
System Optimizer X 4.6
Onyx
Xupport
File Utilities
It's funny that "system maintenance" would come up in a thread for switchers, because only windows users really think they have to work to keep their computers running smoothly. I know this is only anecdotal evidence, but I run my machine pretty hard and I've never once run a single "system maintenance" program, nor do I know of anyone who does. OS X takes care of itself. I propose that it's irresponsible to imply to new-comers that they need know about any of those apps.
     
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I really like Konfabulator.
It's like a free dashboard!!!
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I'll pimp my first page suggestions for the third time goddammit

Mindwaves hates my suggestions?

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Originally posted by hyperjeff:
If I could suggest, in addition to other software search sites, one of my own. It has a larger selection of apps than the others, has far fewer dead/missing links, less advertising, better tracking of licensing, and some unique search options.

Native OS X Applications
http://osx.hyperjeff.net/Apps/

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I agree versiontracker, macupdate are great for a quick search but if your looking for say free/opensource software in a paticular category this site is the bee wax.
     
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Originally posted by Judge_Fire:
I'll pimp my first page suggestions for the third time goddammit

Mindwaves hates my suggestions?

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I am worthy !

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Any suggestions on good filemaker templates? Books?
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how about some news reader apps?
     
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For backup apps, let me add a vote for Deja Vu (comes bundled with recent versions of Toast).
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I don't see Yahoo Messenger in here. Its good for chat & video conferencing cross-platform. There is Mac, PC and Linux version, and they all work nicely together. I've used iSight with a PC friend and it works without a any problems... MSN has come out recently with video support

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Commonly used Chat applications

What about Skype (www.skype.com)? I have used it a few times for chat and the sound quality is excellent, as is the file exchange. I haven't tried the conference facility yet. You also have the option of SkypeOut where you can connect to a phone at the other end - most countries cost €0.02 per minute so I suspect I have paid my last phone bill. It has made a big difference to me, and as the company was set up by the guy who developed Kazaa they are not a rapacious greedy bunch.
     
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Shiira should certainly be added to the web browser category now.
     
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Originally Posted by d.fine
... MSN has come out recently with video support
There's no video support for MSN.

I recommend iStopMotion to use your iSight for stop animation.
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