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15 Free Tools For Mac OS X You Should Bookmark

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  1. Superduper was mentioned, this was my preferred choice when using Tiger and never let me down, however when I upgraded to Leopard it took so long for Superduper to get updated for Leopard I had to find a replacement which was Carbon Copy Cloner again works a treat and is free.

  2. anonymous says:

    the quality of this article is very low. low resolution photos, misspellings, and weird crudely built programs galore

  3. Anonymous2 says:

    The screenshot of The Unarchiver is actually Cyberduck, which is odd because CyberDuck isn’t even mentioned in the article.

  4. Great tools. Thanks you very much !

  5. Nicholai says:

    Great article, outlined some good tools
    Perian should be at the top though.
    Maybe its just me but it seems like all the macintosh archiving utilities have really crappy icons for their associated files.
    Im just used to the winrar logo on all my archived files though.

  6. Anonymous3 says:

    The screenshot of The Unarchiver is actually Cyberduck, which is odd because CyberDuck isn’t even mentioned in the article.

    Text2iPod is also Journler (http://journler.com/)… One of the worst articles I have ever read.

  7. leenyx says:

    Obviously this guy has never bother to learn how to use Preview. You can save a lot of space in your hard drive by not installing applications that replicate Apple’s own apps, as they will never work better than the originals.

    Check a tutorial on how to use Preview and trip over…mate.

  8. E.J. says:

    This is incredibly sloppy. The Text2iPod screenshot is actually a picture of Journler. (I see from the other comments that someone else has already mentioned this). The description of Desktop Manager is pulled straight from the app’s website, making it sound like it’s *your* pet project rather than *his* pet project — and heaven only knows what its accompanying screenshot is depicting. Not to mention that Spaces has supplanted a lot, though not all, of DM’s functionality in Leopard.

    As someone else also mentioned, the Unarchiver screenshot is in fact Cyberduck.

    From a subjective standpoint, RSSOwl doesn’t hold a candle to Vienna. It’s clunky Java and hasn’t been updated in a year. It’s like you took the first free RSS client you could find.

    And, finally, a lot of these screenshots are from Puma- or Jaguar-era OS X. Things have come a long way in, uh, six years.

    Tell you what: You should have saved your first post on Mac OS apps until someone with a modicum of competence could write it.

  9. James Dean says:

    Wow, I did not realize there were so many cool apps around for MAC. I am impressed. Maybe it is time to make the swith!

    Jess
    http://www.anolite.echoz.com

  10. The screenshot of The Unarchiver is actually Cyberduck, which is odd because CyberDuck isn’t even mentioned in the article.
    Here we go!!

  11. Okay, this is the worst article in Smashingapps. The author is definitely don’t know a thing about Mac application.

  12. Jeremy says:

    Carbon Copy Cloner is much better and its free!!!! bombich.com

  13. erichansaq says:

    Cyberduck != The Unarchiver

  14. Michi says:

    RSSOwl is a good tool.

  15. Garcya says:

    WTF? is this blog run by robots? even spammmed comments are automatically approved ? what’s with the long lorem impsum ???
    Ok… this is lame.

  16. ntopics says:

    What a great collection of Mac tools!
    Its cool to have some tips.
    Good work.

    thanks from tony

  17. Jeff says:

    Seriously, this list was really bad. There are better choices for each kind of app out there

  18. Mr. Smith says:

    Super Duper does everything except what I want it to. Author might have mentioned the difference between the free and not free functions. Not sure why Little Snitch says Super Duper must phone home every few minutes. Well, nothing lost except 20 minutes of my time.

    I read about “must have” Mac applications every week. I have to wonder if there are kickbacks involved, as I’ve rarely found a useful app from such lists.

    Someone should put LV out of our misery.

  19. cm says:

    This article was a waste of my time, I wouldnt use a single app from there, all crap!

  20. Great list. But Super Duper isn’t free. I prefer Carbon Copy Cloner anyway because it can backup over a network.

  21. John says:

    nice stuff, thank you.

  22. nick yapma says:

    good tool thanks

  23. radyo says:

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  24. Fanny says:

    It is so nice, I will try it on my mac.

  25. rent a car says:

    he Parrots top all for me. Very nice

  26. Thank you very much, I was looking for this!abercrombie

  27. Flodner says:

    You forgot about MacKeeper.
    I’m not sure it is free, but at least it has Free trial and the software is very powerful.

    I.e. it has my favourite photo recovery mac tool.

  28. The link for TwitterPod seems to be dead.

  29. Céline says:

    I used Stellar Drive Tool Box instead of one-on-one Mac tools which has almost every utility for Mac optimization like Partitioning,cloning,formatting,Deleting,Creating partition,Scanning system everything which you want just in one pack….

  30. Similar to above mention there is also Photo recovery software I would like to share which apple site Mac Photo Recovery instantly without acquiring any technical knowledge.
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/photorecoveryfordigitalmedia.html

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