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Essential (mostly free!) Mac Applications...

  • This is a list of software links that I frequently recommend to all Mac users.
  • Adium - Multi-protocol instant messenger client
  • Address-o-sync - Sync multiple Macs without MobileMe
  • Amadeus - Great tool for audio enthusiasts
  • Audio Hijack Pro - Custom audio output filtering
  • Backlight - Menu extra toggles screensaver as your desktop
  • Butler - Get more out of Finder
  • CandyBar - Change your application and system icons
  • Carbon Copy Cloner - Easy-to-use backup/cloning utility
  • Chmox - An OS X native CHM file (Compiled HTML/eBook) reader
  • Cocktail - Simplifies use of UNIX functions in OS X, and more
  • Colloquy - IRC client
  • CSSEdit - Visual CSS style editor
  • CyberDuck - FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files & Amazon S3 Browser for Mac OS X
  • DeepVacuum - Download entire websites
  • Default Folder - Expanded functionality in "Save As.." dialogue boxes
  • Deja Vu - Schedule regular file backups
  • Delicious Library - Catalogue your books, cd's, games, dvd's
  • Dimensionizer - Contextual Menu to display an image’s dimensions
  • DeskShade - Hide desktop icons, terminal lock, and more
  • Desktastic - Doodle on your desktop
  • Dock-It - Add multiple multi-fucntion docks
  • DragThing - An alternative to the dock
  • DV Backup - Use your DV camera as a backup medium
  • Evocam - Webcam application with built in web server, FTP, etc.
  • FileJuicer - Extract images from Powerpoint, PDF, HTML, and CAB files
  • Fink - Unix Ports for X
  • Firefox - Open source web browser
  • Fugu - An SFTP, SCP and SSH frontend
  • Huevos - Customisable search engine helper
  • HyperEdit - live previews of HTML and PHP pages
  • iBank - Intuitive personal finance manager
  • iBiz - Self-employed time billing manager
  • iConquer - 1-to-6 player world conquest game
  • iPodDisk - Utilize your iPod as an iDisk
  • iRooster - Great free alarm clock
  • iWipe - Secure disk and file deletion
  • iZoom - Crop and resize your photos
  • LiteSwitch X - Keyboard application switcher
  • Little Snitch - Alerts you of outgoing network connections
  • MacJanitor - Great tool for running & rescheduling OS X maintenance tasks
  • MacMame - Multi arcade machine emulator
  • MacSniffer - View all traffic on a network connection
  • MacTheRipper - Go Ahead, Back that DVD up
  • MacTracker - Database of all Mac models
  • Mac Vim - The aqua version of Vim
  • Mail.appetizer - Enhance Mail with this small but handy notification plugin
  • Mplayer for OS X - Another great video player
  • Net Monitor - Network throughput monitor
  • Net Tool Box - Handy tool for the toolkit - for network issues
  • NetNewsWire - RSS aggregator (If you're gonna use one, use NetNewsWire)
  • Onyx - System tweaks and configuration
  • OSXvnc - VNC remote control protocol
  • PDF Browser Plugin - Allows web browsers to display PDF files
  • Pixen - Pixel graphics editor
  • Quicksilver - Application launcher and much more
  • RCDefaultApp - Preference pane to set default applications
  • Renamer4Mac - Rename files en masse. Useful for digital cameras
  • SideTrack trackpad driver - Enhanced trackpad driver for Apple Laptops
  • Simon Extreme - Classic Milton Bradley Simon game
  • Skype - Uses P2P for phone-over-internet talking
  • SubEthaEdit - Use Rendezvous for collaborative editing
  • Synergy - Adds iTunes controls to your menu bar
  • Transmit - FTP client
  • Unison - Usenet newsreader handles messages, files, & media
  • Virtue - Virtual desktop manager
  • VLC - Play DivX encoded movies (and more).
  • VoodooPad - Notepad with many advanced features
  • Word Browser Plugin - Allows web browsers to display Word files
  • xPad - Notebook/scrapbook supports drag & drop
  • XRay - Expanded version of the Finder's "Get Info" window
  • xScope - Suite of screen tools for UI designers

Your favorite application isn't listed?  Just send me an email from the contact page and I'll add it!