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    My Essential Mac Apps

    Posted 13 years 6 months ago
    • here's a quick list.. i'll edit/add to this as i get more time

      Textmate - bar none, best text editor - shareware
      Quicksilver - program launcher - nothing else beats this - free
      Pathfinder 4 - finder replacement - shareware
      Transmit - Fantastic FTP client - shareware
      Dejamenu - assign window menu to key or button - free
      iTerm - Tabbed terminal - essential - free
      Colloquy - superb IRC client - free
      Proteus - multiprotocol messenger - shareware
      skype - you know it, you love it - free
      netnewswire - best rss reader on the planet - shareware
      Apple Mail - better than thunderbird on the mac - free
      Firefox - Safari is good, firefox has more tools - free
      Zend IDE - PHP development - commercial
      Eclipse - PHP/Java development - free
      Bits on Wheels - for torrents - free
      SmartSyncronize - compare/diff tool - commercial
      SmartSVN - decent svn client - commercial
      Omnigraffle - awesome charting tool - free
      Navicat - great Mysql client tool - commercial
      SuperDuper - very nice backup program - shareware
      Toast Titanium - CD/DVD burning app - commercial
      VoodooPad - note taking and brain dump app - shareware
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    Re: My Essential Mac Apps

    Posted 13 years 6 months ago
    • Hi Andy,

      Thanks for the list. Gives my something to learn and look for.
      I also want to recommand VoodooPad.
      Use it on a daily base.
      You can drop anything in it, in the way you want it.
      And Gus is a really very nice guy!
      Always helpful and very quick to answer
      your questions in a personal way.
      Piece of Essential Mac software to me.

      For Windows users there is a similar program called WikidPad.
      But I have no experience with that program.

      Cheers, HansNL
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    Re: My Essential Mac Apps

    Posted 13 years 6 months ago
    • I'm going to throw into the ring,  SketchUp by At Last Software. It's commercial and not necessarily cheap (depending on your POV), but it is a stunning value from mine.

      One ought not be allowed to have this much fun on a computer.  ;D
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    Re: My Essential Mac Apps

    Posted 13 years 6 months ago
    • Sketchup does look very cool - pricey though
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    Re: My Essential Mac Apps

    Posted 13 years 6 months ago
    • Andy Miller wrote:
      Sketchup does look very cool - pricey though
      Yeah... you'd have to be a keen hobbyist if it weren't for professional use...
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    Re: My Essential Mac Apps

    Posted 13 years 6 months ago
    • Was just playing with the demo, quite fun. You know of anyway to manipulate cylinders? Was thinking of trying to make a version of the rocket logo with this but doesn't seem to handle round objects, only polygon based stuff.
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    Re: My Essential Mac Apps

    Posted 13 years 6 months ago
    • It's not really a NURBS modeller in the classic sense, but there is a way to do it. Give me a day or two and I'll see what I can do. Actually... is there a vector version of the logo art you can send me?

      dlattari [AT] kadocreative [DOT] com


      For a fabulous little modeller that comes in at number two fun apps on the Mac for me is Cheetah.

      www.cheetah3d.com
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    Re: My Essential Mac Apps

    Posted 13 years 5 months ago
    • My list looks similar.

      I use
      DEVONthink instead of VoodoPad (a lot more expensive but it's a heavy duty data storage app)
      Yummy FTP instead of Transmit (don't like the interface as well but it's noticibly faster)

      Never could make the transition from BBEdit to Textmate. It looks great but there are too many years of use hardwired into my fingers. Maybe BareBones will get worried and roll the text collapse into the next version. That would be cool.

      Omnigraffle is only free for Powerbook users.

      Have you tried Curio? It's an amazing visual project planning/asset management tool.

      iBiz keeps track of my project hours and billing.

      Oh, and Ecto the best desktop blogging tool around.

      Don't forget the new Garageband. It really does make podcasting a piece of cake.
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    Re: My Essential Mac Apps

    Posted 13 years 5 months ago
    • I tried Yummy a while back and went back to Transmit. Can't remember now what that reason was. Anyway, giving Yummy a second chance and liking it so far. I think you are right, it is faster.
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    Re: My Essential Mac Apps

    Posted 13 years 5 months ago
    • Michael Mckee wrote:
      My list looks similar.

      I use
      DEVONthink instead of VoodoPad (a lot more expensive but it's a heavy duty data storage app)
      Yummy FTP instead of Transmit (don't like the interface as well but it's noticibly faster)

      Never could make the transition from BBEdit to Textmate. It looks great but there are too many years of use hardwired into my fingers. Maybe BareBones will get worried and roll the text collapse into the next version. That would be cool.

      Omnigraffle is only free for Powerbook users.

      Have you tried Curio? It's an amazing visual project planning/asset management tool.

      iBiz keeps track of my project hours and billing.

      Oh, and Ecto the best desktop blogging tool around.

      Don't forget the new Garageband. It really does make podcasting a piece of cake.

      Hi Michael,

      You talk about some programs I did not know.
      Nice to research them.

      DEVONThink is a class in itself.
      Indeed other stuff then VoodooPad

      I would vote also for anything from DEVON Technologies.
      DEVONAgent can find things for me that Google wo'nt.

      Cheers, HansNL

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