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Which of the newsgroup programs is the best?

http://www.macupdate.com/search.php?keywor...&button.y=0

 

I also need a sweet torrent program,... whats the best? im used to using windows and running utorrent

 

i can say that microsoft mac is amazing, and who doesnt love itunes lol...

 

 

downloading is what i do alot of, both newgroup and torrent so i need some very good apps, like i said im used to utorrent and grabit, if someone can show me something compareable ill be super happy

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Which of the newsgroup programs is the best?

 

Try Panic's Unison. Not free, but I think it is worth it just as a download manager.

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I'd like to recommend hellanzb, the best usenet period. It does literally everything and all you need to do is drag and drop a .nzb file , it'll queue the rest of it up, download, check pars, unrar it, and dump it into a finished folder ready to use! It'll even decompres flac and several other formats into .wav.

 

http://www.hellanzb.com/trac/

 

 

have a gander, don't be intimated by it's unixness, just setup macports and your ready to go ;o.

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Anyone know a good application to customize the appearance of the dock in leopard? I found one that can even change the "running" icon, but I lost it and forgot what its call...

 

It might be CandyBar.

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excelent list domino

i agree about menumeters

this lil soft is so cool :D

 

I'd like to suggest someones:

 

BBEdit (UB): Edit every .plist .xml and texts or configuration files

is very fast usefull with load of options.

 

Get Here: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/726

 

Quicksilver: (UB): Find everthing on everywhere on your disk, you can use your spotlight, but i preffer quicksilver, is much fast and best with more options than this one from apple.

 

Get Here: http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/

 

Wrangler is almost as good as BBEdit, and it's free. It opens ANYTHING!

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After so many good recommendations I would like to add:

 

Default Folder X - see here: www.stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX

... makes pull down menues configurable (=shorter)

 

And:

 

SoundSource, freeware: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/freebies/

... you can easily switch between sound sources from the menu bar - very helpful if onboard sound does not work and you have to switch between USB-sources frequentially

 

I have another project running: Scanning all my paper documents with a semi-prof scanner which is fast and does a good job: about 10000 sheets already scanned. Without haassling around with a real database you can do all that indexing and searching with:

 

Leap - find it here: http://www.ironicsoftware.com/leap/index.html

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I'm a good fan of Indev's software http://www.indev.ca/

They make MailTags and Act-On which are two plugins for Apple's Mail.app

MailTags was once a featured download on Apple's download page.

iPoco

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ReadIris: Convert Any PDF, image etc to a Text-editable document.

TubeTV Download Youtube Videos directly for viewing off-line or to your non-IpodTouch Ipod.

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Here is mine essential list:

 

Onyx - system maintenance tool

 

Remote Buddy - advanced remote control of your MAC

 

Toast Titanium - powerful burning tool

 

VMware Fusion - there are still some apps not available under OS X - not a prob. with Fusion :-)

 

Audio Hijack - want to grab some music from your apps ? ;-)

 

Audacity - audio editing tool

 

Transmission - torrent downloader

 

VLC - universal video player

 

App Zapper - app. removal tool

 

Adium - universal instant messaging client

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Guys I wanted to ask for 2 programs that would be the best (doesnt matter free or not)

 

1st To convert video files to iphone format.

2nd IS a good video converter in general.

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Adium - Message Client

iTunes - Media Player

FireFox - Web Browser

Guitar Pro - Tablature Editor

Transmission - BitTorrent Client

Photoshop CS3 - Image Editing Software

Logic Pro 8 - Digital Audio Workstation

Stuffit - Unarchiver

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very useful Thread

 

you should check out MacTubes

an app that brings you results of your youTube searches, in thumbnail, just like on the web site itself

it has an inbuilt youtube player which can play & download the video in either FLV or MP4 file format

 

its like a one stop shop to enjoying your youtube videos

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Guys I wanted to ask for 2 programs that would be the best (doesnt matter free or not)

 

1st To convert video files to iphone format.

2nd IS a good video converter in general.

 

iSquint is what i use for iphone video format conversion

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I'm looking for a program to browse fonts. I tried the OSx native one, but it *installed* the fonts, which resulted in a big blowup (there's 12.000 fonts in a folder, some overwrote the OS fonts ;)). Already tried fontPilot, but it crashes (on the count I guess). Anything else?

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