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Old 12-30-2004, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I just recently made the switch to Mac and I must say I love it. I wanted to get a post going for different aps that people have found for mac's that are useful and fun.

You Control Tunes ITunes controls in your applications bar

BackLight Use your screensaver as a background

Visage Customize boot images and text

SideTrack Customize your Mac laptop touchpad

Share your fun tweak and customization programs.
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Old 12-31-2004, 12:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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M-Beat and iPodRip , by The Little App Factory.

Shapeshifter , a theme application, by Unsanity.

mPlayer, an all purpose video player application.

Adium, free AIM/ICQ/MSN chat client (great because it uses very few system resources).
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Somebody got there first with adium,

BrickHouse , allows much finer control of your ipfw firewall than the Mac GUI under system preferences without having to resort to Terminal.app
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Old 01-12-2005, 02:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, I make plugs for Adium because I moderate on the forum they rent space on, so I gotta help them out (like they need it anyway! they have one of the best osx chat clients out there!).
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Old 01-21-2005, 04:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I highly reccomend System Optimizer X .
It's like disk clean-up for Mac it speeds up your system and does the little things on a type of schedule. It can automatically clean up your Safari Cache (even thought thats pretty darn easy ) And you can even tell it to prioritize your RAM!
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Old 02-15-2005, 09:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Pocket Tanks, ported to the Mac

Temperature Monitor, a program that will tell you how hot everything in your computer is

TigerLaunch, application launcher

DragThing, a dock to tidy up your desktop

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Old 03-04-2005, 12:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Theres Some Pretty cool Stuff! and Mac rules I just got mine!
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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OK from now on please just post recommendations and no comments except those directly related to said recommendations.
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Old 03-04-2005, 11:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Oh Uh sorry...:<
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Pastor - Stores your passwords to important information in an encrypted file. The file itself is encrypted arround another password, so it still doesn't give out access to all your information. This requires MacOS X 10.3, but if you don't have it, I can look arround my computer for the installer, and upload an older version which only requres 10.1.

EDIT: I found the Pastor 1.6 installer on my computer. It was in my trash can, where anything can be found. I love my big HD, and never empty the trash (never lose anything that way :P)
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