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Your top 5 (or so) freeware/shareware apps for OS X? (Page 12)
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Nov 11, 2014, 08:55 AM
Wow, haven't done that list for quite a long time!

- CornerClick (a bit buggy and not anymore updated since years but still working)
- Plex
- JDownloader
- Movist
- Vox

and a special lifetime achievement award goes to:
- VLC (congratulations for being in the list more than a decade now!! )
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Jan 30, 2015, 11:56 AM
My favorite free apps:

1) Handbrake
2) VLC
3) Plex
4) Chrome

Apps I have a lasting contempt for:
Any Microsoft product, particularly Outlook - horrid on Macs, great on PCs, no wonder. Die Microsoft, die!
Any Oracle product - still looks like 1970s programming + has the most ludicrous Java requirements.
Sophos Anti-virus: Poorly written, system resource hog, utter crap. Use Clam
"Faster, faster! 'Till the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death." - HST
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Jan 30, 2015, 05:18 PM
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
Sophos Anti-virus: Poorly written, system resource hog, utter crap. Use Clam
LOL, with a little inspirational help from a thread by jeff k

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Jan 31, 2015, 06:07 PM
As of January 2015:

1. TeXShop
2. Menumeters (yes, still...)
3. Audacity
4. R
5. NeoOffice (as much as it pains me to say it's not free and is buggy as all heck, but boy can it do a ton of vector graphics)
On behalf of my 14.8 years of literary forum genius at MacNN, this inspiritional post comes from the heart of yours truly,
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Apr 21, 2015, 06:37 AM
Free apps:
1. Evernote - I put everything into Evernote
2. Vox - The best music player for me
3. Dr.Cleaner - An app I start at login
4. MPlayerX - The only video player I need
5. Chrome - I don't like Safari, so Chrome is my default browser
Paid apps:
1. BetterSnapTool - Window manager for Mac
2. ViewPic - View all photos in a folder
3. Snagit - Screen capture app
4. FineReader - Best OCR app to extract text from image
5. Scapple - great mind management app
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Sep 16, 2015, 01:05 AM
3.Chrome or Firefox or Safari
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Jan 21, 2016, 05:36 AM
Top 5 for me but no order:


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May 11, 2016, 02:08 AM
Not in order

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