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I'd hold out before putting skype on your favorite list. Thye released a UB version not too long ago which turned out to be a bomb, and later removed the link.

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SnapNDrag (Universal, Freeware): http://www.yellowmug.com/snapndrag/

SnapNDrag lets you take a screenshot by just clicking a button and dragging the resulting screenshot off.

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ReelBean 0.98 (Universal, Free) http://www.macupdate...fo.php/id/20205

ReelBean is a movie converter and player. It can be used to convert movies to the video iPod format, and many other formats, and has media playing features available as standard that are often pro features in other applications.

Cubic Navigator (Universal, Shareware) http://www.macupdate...fo.php/id/17325

CubicNavigator is a browser for VR panoramas. It can retrieve many popular VR formats from the web or your hard drive and display them using hardware accelerated OpenGL for viewing in a window or fullscreen.

Folder Glancer (Universal, Donationware) http://home.online.n...lderGlance.html

FolderGlance is a small Contextual Menu Plugin for the Finder. When it is installed, it allows you to control-click or right-click on folders to see and open their contents, as well as examine the contents of sub-folders down an unlimited number of levels. + More

FolderGlance causes finder not to update for me, gonna report to dev

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Cabos (the best Limewire client for OS X86 IMO.....even in PPC/Java only version....) The source code is available for those you would like to recompile.....

Azureus a full featured Bittorrent client for OSX86 as well.....

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Goliath a webdav client.....

Gimp.app a nice package of gimp for OSX86....(requires X11) but oh sooooooo sweeeeet......

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SnapNDrag (Universal, Freeware): http://www.yellowmug.com/snapndrag/

SnapNDrag lets you take a screenshot by just clicking a button and dragging the resulting screenshot off.

Love it!!

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A quicklist of some that I don't think have been mentioned:

Colloquy - Super sexy IRC client. - Free
Growl - A must notification system. -Free
Aquisition - The most sexy P2P client out there. - Shareware
Transmit - A really atractive and usefull FTP program. - 30 Day trial then time limit
Toast - The sexiest burning app ever. - Money

As you can tell, I really enjoy highly aesthetic applications. Which brought me to OSX because Windows apps are really ugly.

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Here's a great list of Menubar applications. Tons I'd never seen.

http://menu.jeweledplatypus.org/

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Speaking of menus, here is another "must have".

MainMenu, UB, Free: http://www.macupdate...fo.php/id/17111

MainMenu is an easy-to-use menubar item that allows you to run a large set of Mac OS X maintenance, cleaning and optimization tasks. MainMenu can repair permissions, update prebindings, clean system and users caches, empty many browsers caches/history, force empty the trash, clean logs, repair disks, and much more. Most tasks provide feedback in the log window during execution. The batch task function allows you to run many routines at once. Bug reports, feature requests, feedback (positive as well as negative) and anything else are welcome. MainMenu is currently free.

Edited by domino, 18 August 2006 - 02:37 AM.


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I must agree that this thread lists almost all of the greatest, but I only see 1 backup option. CCC looks OK but I was wondering what other Backup options are being used? Any good suggestions?

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I must agree that this thread lists almost all of the greatest, but I only see 1 backup option. CCC looks OK but I was wondering what other Backup options are being used? Any good suggestions?

Sorry this list a bit outdated. New and approved applicartions have been released the past month or so. There are too many to list and most are found at either MacUpdate or VersionTracker. The apps I've tried and worked are:

- SuperDuper!: http://www.macupdate...fo.php/id/13803
- YourBackup: http://www.macupdate...fo.php/id/20701
- Personal Backup X4 10.4.5: http://www.macupdate...nfo.php/id/9765

I have not found a FREE & complete backup solution yet.

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ya.. So I added a few more goodies I'm quite fond of and best of all, they are FREE!

see 1st post and enjoy

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Life is good. i just found a few new apps that are making my life a bit easier.

Wrap Around 1.2.2 - from one edge of the screen to the other. Great for multiple displays.
http://www.apple.com...wraparound.html

Himmelbar - A list of apps and utilities in the menu bar.
http://www.apple.com.../himmelbar.html

and Folder Glance - Context Menu that cascades.
http://www.apple.com...lderglance.html

OSX .... love it

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Holy {censored} man... I just installed WrapAround and it took like 2 seconds to realize just how INCREDIBLY USEFUL this thing is... no more wasted wrist effort to move the damned mouse back and forth, back and forth all over the place...

It's amazing, IMO.

Thanks for tipping us off

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What usenet- AKA news-client (NNTP) do you guys use?

As it seems that unlike Outlook Express Apple's mail is just that.... email.

Regards,

EPDM

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EPDM, try these: http://www.macupdate...r...&button.y=0

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Screen Grabber (UB, Free): http://peylow.no-ip....eengrabber.html

A Mac OS X application for grabbing screen shots at even time intervals from a movie. Very useful for creating previews, and thumbnails.

PeerGuardian 2 (UB, Free): http://phoenixlabs.org/pgosx/

A Phoenix Labs’ premier IP blocker for OS X. PeerGuardian 2 integrates support for multiple lists, list editing, automatic updates, and blocking all of IPv4 (TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc), making it the safest and easiest way to protect your privacy on P2P.

Note that this app is also available for Windows XP/2003/98/x64.

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Proteus Powerful Instant Messaging Client for Mac OS X (works fine under osx86), supports Jabber, MSN, ICQ, Yahoo, .Mac, Lotus Sametime, Bonjour. > http://proteusx.org/

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Capture Me from Chimoosoft - screen capture utility for Mac OS X

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Capture Me is a screen capture utility for Mac OS X which features a floating capture window and resize ability.

To use the program, drag and resize the floating window to cover the area you want to capture. Then click in the window to capture the screenshot. You can resize it, copy it to the clipboard, and save it in a variety of formats and locations. Its behavior is customizable with respect to what happens after a capture.

What advantage does Capture Me hold over the built in OS X screencapture facility? For some tasks, the answer is simple - there is none - the built in capture is elegant and easy to use. However, there are occasions when it's nice to be able to choose what file format your capture saves in, copy it to the clipboard without holding down four keys at once, or resize it on the fly. It's also common to want to take successive shots of the exact same position on the screen without moving the capture region at all, or make all your captures the same size. These tasks are trivial with Capture Me, but difficult at best with the built in utilities. Another possible use is as a floating capture pad - see the comments in the review section for an example of one user who does this.




Download v1.3.1 UniBin: http://www.chimoosoft.com/Software/CaptureMe1.3.dmg

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FREE FTP SERVER!!!

www.pureftpd.org

Took me hours of searching but this thing works, your own account setup, share multiple harddisks in your homedir and its even UNI bin to.

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Terminal here plugin
hard to find little app for intel now

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EV Nova, best game ever Ambrosiasw.com/evn

And, for an app? Snapz Pro.

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CoRD Remote desktop. Downloads.

An universal RDP client for accessing those Windows machines. The official Microsoft one is as good as this one, but it's not universal. And we all know that rosetta sucks.





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