I’ve needed to harness my new mac with some apps/tools I’m using daily. There are lots of good options today in the apple mac store. However, you might want to find some cool apps that are not there. Here is the list I’ve made:
- Quicksilver – Quicksilver is an excellent multi-application launcher. Quicksilver is a handy app and folder launcher has quickly.
- Sparrow – mail app for the ones that are still not using gmail web interface…
- Chrome (go with canary) / Firefox
- VLC – VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player.
- Dropbox – a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.
- Google earth – lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean.
- Picasa – helps you organize, edit, and share your photos. It’s free, and easy to use.
- EverNote – works with nearly every computer, phone and mobile device out there.
- Adium – Open source multi-protocol instant messaging client for Mac OS X, supports MSN, Jabber, Yahoo! and other networks.
- Seashore – is an open source image editor for Mac OS X’s Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes.
- Pixelmator – Excellent image editor that give you more then Seashore (and less then photoshop).
- Sublime Text 2 – my favorite editor these days.
- Textmate / text wrangler – good editors.
- Chicken of the VNC – A Mac VNC client that allows one to display and interact with a remote computer screen.
- Cyber Duck – is an open source FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Rackspace Cloud Files, Google Docs, Windows Azure & Amazon S3 browser for Mac and Windows.
- IntelliJ IDEA – Powerful IDE for Java and if you are a web developer try Web Storm
- Eclipse – Good IDE for Java/GWT/Google App and many more.
- Netbean – Fully-featured Java IDE written completely in Java, with many modules available, such as: debugger, form editor, object browser, CVS, emacs integration etc’. It’s a good IDE (as eclipse) but I even more like their php/JS support.
- MAMP – Install Apache, PHP and MySQL with few clicks under Mac OS X.
- Zend Server/Framework – in case you live in PHP world.
- Sequel pro – Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.
Have I forgot something? Any other ‘killer app’ that should be part of each mac?