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post #16 of 89
When you use an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, and just use the MB/P as the 'brains' as it were. You close the lid but it carries on working.


Don't suppose anyone knows of a simple way to convert itc files to jpg's do you?
post #17 of 89
psst - stops the mac chime
audio switcher or soundsource- allows quick on the fly changing of audio in/out source
post #18 of 89
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Grabup - Handy for screenshots
Thanks for that. Needed some bits and bobs for a presentation, and that was the perfect tool for the job. Win.
post #19 of 89
My favorite freeware, taken from a somewhat similar thread:
In alphabetic order:
* 7zX -> 7-Zip frontend. Compressing/decompressing files
* Adium -> Multi-protocol instant messaging client
* Camino -> Web browser. Running Mozillas Gecko rendering engine, as Firefox and others.
* Colloquy -> IRC client
* Max -> Audio CD ripper and converter
* Meteorologist -> Weather program for the menu bar
* Monolingual -> Remove language resources from Mac OS X
* OpenOffice.org -> Office suite
* Seashore -> Image editor
* SimplyBurns -> CD/DVD ripper and burner.
* Smultron -> Text editor
* Transmission -> BitTorrent client
* VLC -> Audio/video playback client
* Xcode Tools - Apple's software development tool
post #20 of 89
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by J.D.N View Post
When you use an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, and just use the MB/P as the 'brains' as it were. You close the lid but it carries on working.


Don't suppose anyone knows of a simple way to convert itc files to jpg's do you?
Ah, I see. Never done that with my MB before. Maybe it requires the mini-DVI slot to to be occupied.

On the itc files to jpg issue. Can't you right-click -> copy, then paste elsewhere or "New from Clipboard" in Preview?
post #21 of 89
Adium - Instant messenger
Alarm Clock - Self-explanatory, lets you play music from iTunes to wake up to.
Bean - Amazingly pretty, simple, and functional word processor.
iMousefix - Fixes the dumb acceleration curve of Mac mouses
Mario Paint Composer - Epic music maker
Max - Audio encoder
Passage - Epic game
Quinn - Tetris
UnRarX - Archive thing
VLC - Greatest video player out there.

Bold = Favorites
post #22 of 89
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Originally Posted by stewtheking View Post
Thanks for that. Needed some bits and bobs for a presentation, and that was the perfect tool for the job. Win.
The Jing Project works well also, it allows you to save to screencast.com, ftp, flickr or disk, only problem is it occasionally memory leaks one time it had a cpu leak and used 100% cpu but I didn't notice for a while. It happens very sparingly. Also as a downside it doesnt use default osx grab tool.
post #23 of 89
Definitely smc fan control, and iStat Menus for checking cpu temps and core usage. Since Flash 10 on mac is such a dog, even when you think you're doing some light computing, your cpu could be cranking full tilt, and on a laptop, the extra heat is no fun!
post #24 of 89
Yeah, I love Mac OSX. If only Sopcast worked on it so that I could watch some live cricket...
post #25 of 89
Quicksilver: essential as far as I'm concerned, should be included in OSX
Handbrake: great for ripping DVDs
TeXShop: who needs Pages, Word, etc. when you can have LaTeX?
Caffeine: keeps your computer awake and prevents from going to sleep and dimming the screen light
iSquint: works great to convert movies to put on my iPod Touch
Lockdown: anti-theft protection
Simple Comic: excellent comic reader
post #26 of 89
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
My favorite freeware, taken from a somewhat similar thread:
In alphabetic order:
* 7zX -> 7-Zip frontend. Compressing/decompressing files
* Adium -> Multi-protocol instant messaging client
* Camino -> Web browser. Running Mozillas Gecko rendering engine, as Firefox and others.
* Colloquy -> IRC client
* Max -> Audio CD ripper and converter
* Meteorologist -> Weather program for the menu bar
* Monolingual -> Remove language resources from Mac OS X
* OpenOffice.org -> Office suite
* Seashore -> Image editor
* SimplyBurns -> CD/DVD ripper and burner.
* Smultron -> Text editor
* Transmission -> BitTorrent client
* VLC -> Audio/video playback client
* Xcode Tools - Apple's software development tool
very good list...my only 2 quibbles are Camino and OpenOffice. i used to love camino. but it's grown out of favor with me in the last year b/c it's still a bit underfeatured...and with foxmarks i'm able to keep bookmarks in sync b/c firefox and safari. i've been using firefox more and more b/c it doesn't bog down after time like safari does.

the other is openoffice. it's too bulky and slow. i prefer neooffice.

otherwise, very good list...Smultron is fantastic.
post #27 of 89
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So, if Plex used to link up OS X to XBox? Or is it like a Front Row replacement?
Front Row replacement I guess - but far more impressive than front row!

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P.S.: Thanks for the xPad recommendation. It looks great. Love how it handles multiples. Might just replace TextEdit.
Yeah I dig it - I also use google notebook www.google.com/notebook (kinda fits the free app category)
post #28 of 89
kugino. Regarding Camino, which features are you missing?
Ok, its not as extensible as Firefox, but neither is Safari. Apart from that it does every single thing I want it to.

As for OpenOffice, to me it has an edge on NeoOffice since it has all the 3.0 goodness. While Neo is still on 2.x. I don't make much use of it though, as I do pretty much all my document writing at work.
post #29 of 89
Thread Starter 
^ But if it's Camino v. Firefox, why Camino? I mean, FF is now native. I used to avoid FF because Camino had that upper hand, but now there seems to be no reason to stick to Camino. Thoughts?

Also, on the OpenOffice v. NeoOffice issue, I'd shell out some dough for iWork. Sometimes a commercial app just does a better job. It's not about Pages (which I love) and Numbers (which I hate), it's about Keynote. It's brilliant. But, of course, this is a freeware thread.
post #30 of 89
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Originally Posted by jonathanjong View Post
^ But if it's Camino v. Firefox, why Camino? I mean, FF is now native. I used to avoid FF because Camino had that upper hand, but now there seems to be no reason to stick to Camino. Thoughts?
Firefox is still drawing all windows using XUL. While Camino is native and draw windows using Aqua. Firefox is no more native today than it was on day 1 (afaik).
Camino also have Keychain and Address Book support, while Firefox don't.

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Also, on the OpenOffice v. NeoOffice issue, I'd shell out some dough for iWork. Sometimes a commercial app just does a better job. It's not about Pages (which I love) and Numbers (which I hate), it's about Keynote. It's brilliant. But, of course, this is a freeware thread.
This is the freeware thread.
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