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Nov 11, 2014, 07:55 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, 10:56 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
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Jan 30, 2015, 04:18 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, 05:07 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)
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Apr 21, 2015, 05:37 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, 12:05 AM
3.Chrome or Firefox or Safari
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Jan 21, 2016, 04:36 AM
Top 5 for me but no order:


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May 11, 2016, 01:08 AM
Not in order

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Feb 18, 2019, 07:55 AM
I have played a lot of Pharmacology applications so that I could learn it easily, currently I use

1) Simple pharmacology
2) Pharmacology Mnemonics
3) Clinical Pharmacology

It is best to first define your way about how you are going to learn something which is relevant to you. Nothing is impossible to learn, what universities do is they basically provide you with the foundations of the fields then you must find your passion to go into some specific field and I found it in pharmacology.
( Last edited by andi*pandi; Feb 18, 2019 at 01:12 PM. )
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Feb 18, 2019, 01:12 PM
Sounds like you got your degree in Marketing though, not pharma?
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Feb 18, 2019, 06:07 PM
I was heavily into pharmacology back in college. Think WUCMS would accept those “credits”?
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