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Smultron is an open-source text editor written for Mac OS X with many of the features that you might need. It features easy selection of the opened documents, line numbers, support for syntax colouring for many different languages, support for text encodings, code snippets, a toolbar, a status bar, HTML preview, multi-document find and replace with regular expressions, possibility to show invisible characters, authenticated saves, command-line utility, .Mac synchronisation of preferences and many more features.

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Text editors:
TextEdit
SubEthaEdit
BBEdit/TextWrangler
TextMate
Smultron
Xcode
JEdit
skEdit
vim/gvim - Aqua or command line
emacs - Aqua or command line
     
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No descriptions yet, here's a category up for discussion:

Motion graphics and VJing

Motion
Quartz Composer
Adobe After Effects
Pure data
Max MSP
Neuromizer
ES-X
Vidvox
Digitalstage
Flowmotion
Modul8
Quartonian
Isadora

Please add suggestions and feel free to come up with a short description if you're familiar with a particular software - I'll try to add some later.

Granted, some of these are not perhaps 'commonly used', but then it's just a case of truncating the list.

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i think this thread should be updated now that we're in 06.
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hmm...will update the list "soon." Please let me know if any links need to be updated. I will also go through and delete/add as necessary.
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System Utilities:

OnyX Universal Binary (Donationware).

Cocktail 10-use demo, different version for each cat (jaguar, panther, tiger).

Mac Pilot 15-day unlimited trial.

Mac Janitor Freeware, not Universal yet, Panther, and Tiger versions.

Applejack Powerful, Single-user mode based troubleshooting utility.

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Congrats! That is a great post. Although you could add a new Chat program that can substitute MSN Messenger. It is called Mercury (Mercury - News) and it is great. Sometimes it shuts down, its a bug, but it works fine
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Maybe add some DVD/CD burning programs as well as ripping shareware also.
     
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Post some links and a short description and I shall add it.
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I would but I do not know of any that's why I looked there lol.
     
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what about animation and 3-D? What's the industry standard? What are the on-the-cheap substitutes?

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Originally Posted by trash80 View Post
BBEdit/TextWrangler - is my pick for web development / word processing
If you include that, you should include Smultron, a very nice text editor geared to writing code (as is Textwrangler).
Euhm what about... iTunes, ShapeShifter, CandyBar, Cocktail, Quicksilver, Launchbar, Stuffit Expander and UnRar ?
You should include Mighty Mouse (the software to change the cursor), The Unarchiver, and BetterZip; also do not forget Onyx.
For playing sound files, there are Cog, QMidi, Audacity, and VLC (good for audio as well as video).
     
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Originally Posted by alex_wlu_82 View Post
how about some news reader apps?
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iText Express - Freeware has extended TextEdit's open source to let you control TextEdit's many buried features.

Features include, but are not limited, to adjustable margins, page layout, multiple columns, headers, footers, editable URLs, tables, styling, font lists, high lighting background colors, footnotes, line numbering, multi-media, tracking, baseline shift, etc. In fact it is capable of quick and dirty DTP and multi-media, whilst still a very capable basic text editor.

Audio Hijack Pro US$32 Indispensible if you want to record web radio or audio from any source whatsoever on your Mac. You can filter, schedule, automate your audio capture.
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I don't know if someone already suggested, but:

For renaming a lot files (bulk) and some other nice "file operations":
File Buddy 9

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Along with the usuals (Mail, Safari, etc.), my two most commonly used applications are Bean (a free word processor better than iText or TextEdit, yet not bloated with features few will use) and Scrivener, the best app I've ever seen for writers; it makes organizing info and drafting stories (fiction, nonfiction, plays, screenplays) easier than anything I've ever used.
     
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3D Modelling/Shading/Rendering:

Blender - GNU GPL comprehensively featured 3D software package

Wings 3D - Open source subdivision modeller

Cinema 4D - Commercial mid-range 3D software package

Carrara - Commercial mid-range 3D software package

Zbrush - Pro level digital sculpting tool

Maya - Pro level 3D software package used by the film, TV and video game industry


There are many others of course, but the above should be a decent start.
     
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For web design apps, how about Flux from The Escapers

DISCLOSURE: I am one half of The Escapers....

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Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
Post some links and a short description and I shall add it.
Hi Mindwaves, what about updating the list a bit, as it originate from 2004?

I had to look for an app for a cousin, kind of Macpaint look a like, found Paintbrush: The Bitmap Image Editor for Mac OS X
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Good ideas people. I'll update the list accordingly.
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File System:

MacFUSE - OS X compatible binary of FUSE. Provides a fully functional file system in a user space. With appropriate plugins, you have read & write access to sshfs (SFTP), NTFS, ftpfs (FTP), wdfs (WebDAV), cryptofs, encfs, bindfs, unionfs, beaglefs, GmailFS, etc.
NTFS-3G - NTFS plugin for MacFUSE. Read & Write NTFS support.

FTP & SFTP:

MacFusion - Free, and very nice GUI for MacFUSE. Mount FTP & SSH/SFTP sessions right on your desktop like Finder, except fast. Absolute must-have for any Mac user that uses FTP & SFTP on a regular basis.
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I'm currently trying to view a number of online streams, i've downloaded divx but i'm constantly being told that these files are not divx files, is there anything else I should download that may help with this?

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Not too sure how commonly used this application is, but I'll share anyways. I recently got a copy of "MacLife" and found this software referenced inside. GeekTool is a cool little preference pane that will post Unix commads, Log files or images onto your desktop. I used it for a little while, it was cool to see my "Uptime" and other little commands.
     
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Right, here’s my personal take on this thread as it seems get a bit dusty but new mac people still use it as a reference.

First of all, what’s with the order of applications? is it random or are the most recommended and popular applications listed first (which is how it should be in my eyes, but it isn’t).

It would be cool if you could repost the whole sticky in here so we can quote it and post edited versions in here. That would save you from doing all the formatting. The original sticky is closed and can’t be quoted by regular users for that reason.

View video files:

Mplayer - does anyone really use this over Quicktime and/or VLC? If so, why? voting for remove.
Quicktime should be #1, mention Perian with it.
Windows Media Player - replaced by/renamed to Flip4Mac, is a QT plugin now.
RealPlayer - ouch. this is 2008 folks!

Do some type of file transfers:

http://extendmac.com/flow/ should be added.
http://filezilla-project.org/ should be added.
Cyberduck Link is broken.
Personal opinion: Transmit should be #1, Cyberduck #2, Flow #3, Filezilla #4, 1999 wants all the other apps back.

Make a word processing document or spreadsheet:

Appleworks is discontinued, iWork should be #1 or #2.

Do some basic photo editing/organizing:

iView Media Pro was bought by Microsoft so yeah, you can pretty much kiss the Mac version goodbye.
Maybe you could remove the “basic” and mention Lightroom 2 and Aperture 2 in addition to the others? GraphicConverter link is dead.

Chat with someone online or video chat:
Skype should be listed (#3 or something like that), Fire is discontinued, Proteus link is broken. new one is: http://www.proteusx.org/

Browse the web in style:

Firefox should be #2, Netscape is now Seamonkey, Flock should be added.

Backup files/restore files/clone a drive:

Time Machine should be #1 since the posting mentions plenty of other built in applications. Retrospect link is dead.

Desktop Publishing:

Macromedia FreeHand is dead. remove.

Web Publishing:

Adobe GoLive is dead, Panic Coda is missing (and should be #1)

Pro-Level Font Management:

Linotype FontExplorer X missing

In addition to olePigeon’s list above:

Expandrive - allows users to mount SFTP shares in the Finder

it is similar to MacFusion, just a whole lot faster and reliable in my experience. YMMV.)

And last but not least I think it would be a good idea to mention http://osx.iusethis.com/ along with macupdate/versiontracker/apple.com

(I wish vB would implement a wiki-like system for threads like this)
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Thank you for your reply moep. I have been neglecting this link. I will take your thoughtful amendments into consideration and will update this link shortly.
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Hi,

www.applemacfreeware.come is the largest source of free mac software on the net and is there purely for Mac users who want to find free software without sifting through Shareware and Trial downloads.

All of the Applications on your thread that are completely free i/e Freeware/Open source are listed on the site with the exceptions of some Open Source Apps which are not longer supported on the Mac platform.

Would it be possible to put this as a number 4 on your list of "So where do I download these Freeware, Shareware, and/or Updates:"
     
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Do some basic photo editing/organizing - Adobe Lightroom

     
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I see that NeoOffice is included under "feeling geeky"/open source applications, but it seems to me that NeoOffice or OpenOffice would be better placed simply under word processing/office software, particularly since OpenOffice is now a native OS X app. Running OpenOffice or NeoOffice doesn't require any more tech savvy than Microsoft Office, IMO.

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View and edit hex - 0xED

Make a free and easy patchstick for your AppleTV (ATV) - atvusb-creator

Connect to a VPN easily and with handy GUI options: Viscosity.
     
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Awesome list! Being an audio guy, I would add "Audacity" to the list, since it's FREE as opposed to Logic's hefty price tag.

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It's also in no way comparable.

(Good app, to be sure! But that's like comparing a hacksaw to the price of a fully decked-out toolshed - if all you need is a hacksaw, good, but really… Also, Logic Studio by all rights should be the $5000 it used to be, so the "hefty price tag" is kind of a laugh, really.)
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
It's also in no way comparable.

(Good app, to be sure! But that's like comparing a hacksaw to the price of a fully decked-out toolshed - if all you need is a hacksaw, good, but really… Also, Logic Studio by all rights should be the $5000 it used to be, so the "hefty price tag" is kind of a laugh, really.)
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Has anyone tried the iDocument before? It looks beautiful!

I've tried with my Playboys, awsome! ^_^ I recommend iDocument as the top document managements software on Mac!
     
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What's the difference with Finder?
     
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What's the difference with Finder?
No, try it, it's completely different!
It can be understand as the better method for manage the documents, it's like iTunes to your mp3 or movies.
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Come on, €35,- for a different look of the Finder?
Sorry, I tried it out, but it's not completely different.
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No, I'm a student in Wales, and Come on, you just replied like what, 2 mins away, I doubt you even tried the program.....
I tried the software from macupdate, and it only took me around £20 for student license to get the product. Also, I really think it works great with my Pdfs, and my assignments.
Anyway, I'm just saying some ppl will like its designs, especially the academic or business users.
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Originally Posted by leiren7 View Post
...you just replied like what, 2 mins away...
09.11 - 08.39 = 32 mins.
Hope you do not study maths...
     
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lol, my major is geography, and I didn't know since when, French time runs quick than GMT time. 30 seconds a min?
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Time for bed? A student in Wales? It's 9 am!

Interesting.
     
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Time for bed? A student in Wales? It's 9 am!

Interesting.
You never were a student yourself? Students tend to go out on Wednesdays evenings late until morning brakes, and then need to go to bed, in order to have a quick power nap, before attending classes geography...well, you know, the study where calculating time is not practised anymore, and where they certainly have no clue about Greenwich Mean Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and therefor have no idea why there is a difference of 32 minutes between 08.39 and 09.11 instead of 2 minutes.
     
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Commonly used video viewing applications:
iSwiff - for .swf files

Commonly used Word processing applications:
NeoOffice
OmniOutliner

Video Editing:
SimpleMovieX

Sound (wave form) Editing:
Audacity

Archive Handling:
BetterZip
Zipeg

CD Audio Ripping:
Max
     
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I don't see any conversion programs like from wma to mp3 specifically. With all the windows converts im surprised this one is this hard to solve.
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I do no know but it must have been me. I tried getting it to work and I just couldn't figure it out. I'll go back though and try it again since you suggested it.
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