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

 

MainMenu, UB, Free: http://www.macupdate.com/info.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.

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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Sorry this list a bit outdated.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.com/info.php/id/13803

- YourBackup: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/20701

- Personal Backup X4 10.4.5: http://www.macupdate.com/info.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/downloads/macosx/syst...wraparound.html

 

Himmelbar - A list of apps and utilities in the menu bar.

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/syst.../himmelbar.html

 

and Folder Glance - Context Menu that cascades.

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/syst...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.com/search.php?keywor...&button.y=0

 

Added:

 

Screen Grabber (UB, Free): http://peylow.no-ip.org/screengrabber.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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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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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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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.

This one is nice. Thank you.

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My favorite torrent program for OS X is XTorrent. It has the best UI I've seen and it is really fast. The best part is that it has a built-in torrent search that incorporates its own web browser. I really like it.

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Phoenix Slides - Version 1.2.4 released 2007 May 1

Phoenix Slides is a fast full-screen slideshow program/image browser, for flipping through folders or disks full of images. Phoenix Slides also does lossless JPEG transformations and can display EXIF data. It requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later.

 

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Features:

* fast (pre-cached) full-screen slideshows

* rotate/zoom in slideshow

* fast JPEG thumbnails (uses Epeg)

* lossless JPEG rotation

* view EXIF data, JPEG comments

* search subfolders (recursively) for images

* move files to trash, set image as desktop

* supports drag and drop, Finder aliases

* Localizations: Chinese, German, Spanish, French

* Universal binary (runs on Intel Macs)

 

Download ---> HERE

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Quicksilver - Keyboard shortcuts to do everything on your computer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBvFUhTqKK4

www.quicksilver.blacktree.com

 

Desktop Manager - Have multiple virtual desktops, like Leopard's "Parallels"

http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Utilities/Desktop-Manager.shtml

 

NeoOffice - Office suite based on OpenOffice, tweaked for Mac

http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php

 

AppZapper - Uninstall applications without letting them leave behind random files peppered in hidden places

http://appzapper.com/

 

iAlertU - Use your Mac remote to activate the motion sensor within, as a theft alarm

It will even use the iSight camera built-in to take a snapshot of whoever triggered the alarm, and automatically email the image to you.

http://www.slappingturtle.com/home/

 

MacTheRipper/Handbrake - Rip your DVD collection to your hard drive and playback with Apple's DVD player

http://www.mactheripper.org/

www.handbrake.m0k.org

 

Stuffit Expander - Extract all kinds of zipped and compressed files

http://www.stuffit.com/mac/expander/index.html

 

Firefox - Unbeatable web browser, customize with extension "add-ons." Block banner ads within pages automatically, etc. Upcoming version 3.0 to support native Mac look.

www.getfirefox.com

 

Shiira - Best Safari replacement. Built with Apple's "cocoa" code-writing, so it renders pages as Safari would. Adds more features such as Expose for tabs within browsing. This is good if you need multiple browsers open and logged into the same sites with different accounts.

http://hmdt-web.net/shiira/en

 

Parallels - Run Windows XP within a window, or full-screen. I use it in conjunction with Desktop Manager, to make one of my virtual desktops a full-screen session of Windows XP.

http://www.parallels.com/

 

-3nigma

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