- 1 Useful Review Sites
- 2 Internet Browsers
- 3 FTP and SFTP clients
- 4 Databases
- 5 Mail Clients
- 6 Movie/Video Tools
- 7 Movie/Video Players/Libraries
- 8 Music
- 9 Office Applications
- 10 Office Applications/Word Processing
- 11 Other
- 12 Photography
- 13 Vector Graphics
- 14 Utilities
Useful Review Sites
- Macupdate.com is a site containing lists of most Mac Software with some recommendations.
- Cnet Mac downloads formally Versiontracker.com is site containing lists of most Mac Software with some recommendations.
- OpenSourceMac.org is a simple list of free Open Source software for the Mac.
- Every Mac User should have at least 2 browsers on their machine.
- If you have trouble using a website with one, you can easily switch to the other.
- If you would like to test the browser you use to determine how well follows the applicable specifications. Try Acid3 Test. wikipedia:Acid3
- If you would like to merge the bookmarks between your various browsers. Try Bookdog.
Mozilla Browser created especially for the Mac
Mozilla Browser found on virtually every platform
Browser Leaning toward the social environment.
Perhaps the most Spec compliant Browser.
Apple Web Browser
Fills the same space as the old Netscape Communicator. Combine Browser, eMail client and more.
Overnight test builds for a possible future Safari. Should only be used by people willing to deal with the possible problems of alpha/beta level software.
An Application that builds a browser for a single site. (Requires at least 10.5 Leopard)
Consumer level database package (Requires Leopard, 10.5 or greater)
Pro level Database Application. (Our Club Database uses this.)
Open Source Enterprise level Application
Apple's built in eMail Client.
Part of MS Office.
Grand Daddy of all today's eMail Clients. Website
Convert your DVD for use in iTunes, iPhone and iPods.
Backup your DVD's on to your Hard Drive.
Converts Video from 1 format/codec to another.
Apple DVD Player
Web based Video Streaming Service
Application Based Video Streaming Service
VLC - Video Lan Client
Open Source - Plays Videos and DVD's of most types (Codecs)
The Great Package that never dies.
Open Source MS Office Replacement written in Java. Derived from Open Office, but with a Mac interface.
Open Office - X11
X11 Open Source MS Office Replacement
Commercial package in a world dominated by Microsoft. Had a excellent reputation for Mac and Windows. Update to Leopard seems slower...lj
Office Applications/Word Processing
- abiword - Open Source Word Replacement
- Bean -
- iWork Pages -
- MS Office MS Word
- Neo Office - Open Source MS Office Replacement written in Java
- Open Office - X11 Open Source MS Office Replacement
Adobe Photoshop Elements
iPhoto plus, with a professional bent.
Gimp - X11
Been on the Mac since they invented color ;-)
Command line/ batch processor of pictures.
ImageMagick® is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a variety of formats (over 100) including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PhotoCD, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF. Use ImageMagick to translate, flip, mirror, rotate, scale, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.
Blender - X11
Open Source 3D Package
Inkscape - X11
Transition from Eudora to Mail.app or Thunderbird
Worlds greatest little productivity tool
Make Spam Problems a thing of the past.