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Noonster
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Apr 26, 2006, 10:30 AM
 
I thought it could be a good Idea if we had a list of the must have GUI Apps and perhaps maybe a moderator could make it a sticky so new members (and old) can easily find the apps etc...

I will start the list and if people could add links in here I will continue to edit this post to keep it upto date and then maybe like I said it will eventually become a sticky and help people find products and save repeated questions.

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- Shapeshifter | Theme Mac OSX
- TransparentDock | Mac OSX Dock Customisation
- Slider | Adds a sliding + fading effect when opening/closing any window of a cocoa application
- Candybar | Lets you change the Mac OS X icons you usually can't!
- MightyMouse | Allows you to customize your cursors with style
- Silk | Enables the Quartz text rendering and smoothing introduced in Mac OS X 10.1.5 in all Carbon applications
- Pixadex | Lets you import, organize and search huge numbers of icons quickly & easily
- Sticky Windows | Transforms your windows into tabs when you drag a window towards the edge of your screen
- Themepark | Lets you give your computer a style of its own
- ThemeChanger | Switches your theme in MacOS X
- Catalyst | Create themes on Intel or PowerPC Macs
- guikitty | Companion tool for any people interested in creating themes to be used with the ShapeShifter
- DeskShade |
- WindowShade X |
- ShadowKiller |
- ClearDock |
- Psst | Allows user to turn the startup chimes on or off
- MenuShade | Puts a colored mask over the menubar which fades away on mouse hover
- NewsTicker |

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Apr 26, 2006, 02:33 PM
 
Candybar http://www.iconfactory.com/cb_home.asp

Good idea, Noonster - & thanks to wigglywoo for the tip on Slider.
     
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Apr 26, 2006, 02:51 PM
 
Thanks have added both of them... keep them coming
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Apr 26, 2006, 06:08 PM
 
Mightymouse http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/mightymouse
Changes the look of the Mac OS X cursor.
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May 3, 2006, 04:11 PM
 
Thanks for the links have updated the first post... not had chance to look at what the apps do yet though so if people wanted to post a brief thing like I have for the first few then that would be a great help...

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May 3, 2006, 10:56 PM
 
Now you want us to do the descriptions on top of the detective work?? We gettin paid for this?

Hey man, you gotta keep up the consistency of the list.
     
Noonster  (op)
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May 4, 2006, 04:01 AM
 
Originally Posted by Banghazi
Now you want us to do the descriptions on top of the detective work?? We gettin paid for this?

Hey man, you gotta keep up the consistency of the list.
You dont have too no... Im not here to tell you what to do I just asked for a little bit of help as was busy at the time.

If you dont want to help thats fine... when I get chance (probably later today) then I will have a look and put something next to them.
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May 4, 2006, 04:07 AM
 
Have added all short discriptions now...

Anymore apps we should know about??
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May 4, 2006, 08:12 PM
 
Here's a description for ThemePark:
Create OSX themes for use with ShapeShifter.

DeskShade http://www.macrabbit.com/deskshade/

...and I believe the remaining Unsanity apps are:

WindowShade X http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/wsx

ShadowKiller http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/shadowkiller

ClearDock http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/cleardock

And noonster, I hate to say it, but I doubt this thread will be stickyified, seeing as how there are virtually none in this forum anyway.
     
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May 5, 2006, 06:06 PM
 
Psst - http://mac.softpedia.com/get/System-...ies/Psst.shtml
Allows user to turn the startup chimes on or off.
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May 13, 2006, 02:02 AM
 
but anything to change the startup chime?
     
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May 13, 2006, 02:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by mugget
but anything to change the startup chime?
I think it is hard coded so really can't be changed
     
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May 15, 2006, 01:44 AM
 
@ mugget:
I read at applefritter a while back that the startup chime sound byte is in the firmware (FYI, you can listen to every startup chime every Apple computer has ever had with the application Mactracker)

@ Lee33:
How is "Psst!" a GUI app?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUI

&@ noonster:

MenuShade http://www.nullriver.com/index/products
Puts a colored mask over the menubar which fades away on mouse hover.

Not sure if this one counts; it's one of those things people will see in the screenshots thread and ask what it is.
NewsTicker http://www.nullriver.com/index/products/newsticker
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May 15, 2006, 08:29 AM
 
Updated again... will finish the update when I get home from work
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May 16, 2006, 10:08 AM
 
@ Lee33:
How is "Psst!" a GUI app?
It's not. I made a mistake but decided to leave it there so people like you could feel needed by pointing it out.
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May 16, 2006, 01:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Lee33
It's not. I made a mistake but decided to leave it there so people like you could feel needed by pointing it out.
LOL

thanks so much!

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