The Ultimate Mac Apps List

App Zapper

Everybody loves the drag and drop nature of OS X. Drag an app into your Applications folder, and it’s installed. You’d think uninstalling would be just as easy dragging it to the trash. But it’s not — applications install preferences, caches, and other support files throughout your computer that take up space and generate clutter. App Zapper automates the process for you, because deleting these by hand every time you delete an app is a pain.


Choose a playlist, pick from either a weekly or specific date alarm, set the time, and enter a reminder note if you wish — and you’re done. The volume of the music can be set to fade from 0% to the desired level over a specified number of minutes to gently wake you from a peaceful slumber without a sudden jolt. You can also use the sleep timer to fall asleep to your favorite iTunes playlist. The volume can be set to slowly fade to 0% as you fall asleep. Once the timer reaches the end it can put your Mac to sleep and later wake itself at alarm time. This might be the greatest thing since the Snooze Button.


CrossOver Mac allows you to install your favorite Windows applications and games on Mac OS X. CrossOver includes an easy to use, single click interface, which makes installing Windows software simple and fast. Once installed, your application integrates seamlessly in OS X. Just click and run your application directly from the OS X Finder.

Garage Sale

Are you sick and tired of creating auctions using eBay’s slow web site? Have you spent years waiting patiently for an affordable, quality listing utility for the Mac OS? Salvation is here: Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re pleased to announce the release of Garage Sale


HandBrake is a GPL’d multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter. HandBrake was originally available on the BeOS, but now has been ported over to MacOS X and to GNU/Linux. A Windows port is under development.


RSS web feeds and podcasting are hot technologies, and NewsFire is even hotter. It’s packed with features, blindingly simple to use, and ground-breakingly elegant. NewsFire is the ultimate RSS experience for the Mac.


On The Job is an unobtrusive, easy to use time tracker. It’s not bloated with features you’ll never use, yet it’s powerful enough to handle all of your time tracking needs. On The Job is perfect for anyone billing by the hour.


Pzizz combines Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), enchanting music, sound effects and a binaural beat to achieve a wonderfully relaxed state in the listener, similar to that experienced during the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) stage of sleep.


With Tables you can not only organise data but also calculate and compare them, too. Add, multiply, or otherwise manipulate numbers or process data by using different functions. Tables offer extensive options to format the data to currency, an amount, as percentage rates, scientifically or with different dates.


TextMate brings Apple’s approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.


Transmission is a free, lightweight BitTorrent client. It features a simple, intuitive interface on top on an efficient, cross-platform back-end.
Transmission is open source (MIT license) and runs on Mac OS X (Cocoa interface), Linux/NetBSD/FreeBSD/OpenBSD (GTK+ interface) and BeOS (native interface).


Transmit is the most refined FTP client available to mac users. It has a myriad of features including: Droplets, Searching, SApotlight, Automator Actions, .Mac Syncing, and my favorite, server to server transfers


Yojimbo makes keeping all the small (or even large) bits of information that pour in every day organized and accessible. It’s so simple, there is no learning curve. Yojimbo’s mechanism for collecting, storing and finding information is so natural and effortless, it will change your life without changing the way you work.


Every computer has loads of PDF files, probably scattered all over your hard disk. Use Yep to search, view and manage all these documents in one convenient place.


VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

VooDoo Pad

VoodooPad is a garden for your thoughts. Plant ideas, images, lists and anything else you need to keep track of. VoodooPad grows with you, without getting in the way no fences to box you in! Type in notes, highlight important words or phrases and create new pages. Drag and drop folders, images, applications, or URLs into VoodooPad they’re linked up just like on the web. With powerful search, nothing will be lost or out of reach.

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Kristian & Kristine