By AN Jay on September 17, 2010

10 Coolest Mac OS X Apps You Might Not Know About

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There are many Mac OS X apps out there, but getting by free and good ones is not that easy. That is why I am sharing The10 Coolest Mac OS X Apps You Might Not Know About (But Should). Read each entry in the list and see which tool suits your needs best.

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Elmedia Mac media player

Elmedia Mac media player is a versatile tool that supports multiple formats playback (FLV, SWF, XAP (Silverlight), RM and RV (Real), AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV). No need to install a separate player for each video you want to watch. Enjoy your screening with Elmedia Player.

QuickNote

QuickNote is a combined notepad and clipboard manager, useful to quickly jot down ideas and todos, store quotes, code snippets or whatever.

SiteCapture

With the click of one button SiteCapture loads a set of web pages and creates images in the format you want. The pages are rendered using WebKit, the browser engine used by Safari.

Get Backup

Get Backup gracefully combines various backup capabilities, such as disk cloning, scheduling, compression tools, the ability to restore an archive on any computer without necessarily using Get Backup, and much more.

myAppLauncher

It’s just a very simple app for quick launching your applications and nothing more. It’s no calculator, no clipboard manager and of course no replacement for Quicksilver and LaunchBar.

Phone Disk

iPad, iTouch or iPhone Disk Mode is made easy with Phone Disk. Using your standard USB cable, this tiny program runs in the menu bar or system tray of your Mac or PC. When it finds an iPod Touch or iPhone it seamlessly mounts it to your file system so you can directly access its files using Windows Explorer, Finder and every other program.

Quiet Read

Quiet Read is an application that lets you save any link for later. There are note taking applications and everything-buckets to do that, but it is light and as simple as dragging a link onto a menu bar item to store it.

DesktopRecorder

Do you want to record your desktop as a video? If you want to make an instructional video, or simply want to record what your doing. If so DesktopRecorder is the tool for you.

Filemailer for Mac

Filemailer is a file sending solution for Mac OS X. Saving both time and disk space, Filemailer is a handy utility that changes the way people share files via internet.

WinX HD Video Converter for Mac

WinX HD Video Converter for Mac, as a professional Mac HD converter software, provides the perfect solution to convert Blu-ray videos and videos from HDTV and HD camcorders, like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon to other formats. This HD converter for Mac supports converting Multi-track HD video M2TS, MKV, AVCHD, HDTV BDAV and MPEG-TS video movies.

Get Backup — Free Backup Software for Your Mac

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Efficient backup software

Important aspects of your life are stored within the data on your computer, the loss of which can turn into a nightmare. Some of these important files include photos, music and videos, e-mail archives, business related documents, financial records, and more. To protect yourself from hard drive crash or human error related data loss, back up your files.

Get Backup gracefully combines various backup capabilities, such as disk cloning, scheduling, compression tools, the ability to restore an archive on any computer without necessarily using Get Backup, and much more. And, more amazingly, all of this comes free of charge.

In addition to creating backup archives, Get Backup offers tools that allow you to automatically synchronize files and folders in two different locations. This helps keep files up-to-date on both your desktop and laptop computers.

For hardcore users, and those in need of more tools, Get Backup Pro is available. Read about the differences between freeware version and Get Backup Pro.

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Why use Get Backup?

  • Produce compressed, encrypted backup archives of your data.
  • Create bootable backups for instantaneous restore.
  • Keep files in sync on two computers in one network.
  • Automate backup, cloning, and sync processes.

Backup on a regular basisFeatures at a Glance:

Bootable Backups via Cloner
When a hard disk crashes, one of the most frustrating things is that in order to copy over backed up files you must wait for a replacement hard drive and then go through the tedious restore process. The Cloner in Get Backup takes an external hard disk and turns it into a bootable copy of the disk in your Mac. So no need to wait for the replacement. You can place the clone right into your Mac and even work using the external disk until your replacement arrives.

Automate Backup and Sync Processes
The customizable schedule tool allows to fully automate the backup and synchronization processes, so that backups are built and sync takes place on a regular basis (daily, weekly, biweekly or monthly). Specify the backup and sync start time down to a minute. You can even create separate schedules for several backup and file sync projects.

Back Up to CD/DVD and Any Mounted Device/Drive
The program allows you to save backups to any locally mounted device/drive, including FireWire, USB, ATA, SCSI, CD and DVD devices, or network volumes.

IntegrationIntegration
Integration with Apple iPhoto, Mail, iTunes and Address Book makes it very easy to access and backup your music, photos, e-mail and address records. Also, you can easily backup any other file or folder stored on your computer.

Data Sync
Synchronize files and folders on your laptop and desktop computers, or any mounted drive. Two-way synchronization (Pro only) ensures that you have the most recent version of files you worked with, no matter which computer you are using. Schedule sync processes for more convenience and flexibility.

EncryptionEncryption (Pro only)
Secure your backups using one of four encryption standards (AES-128, AES-256, Blowfish or Triple DES) to prevent unauthorized archive restore. The ability to encrypt backups provides a high level of comfort and peace of mind when storing backup archives on external hard drives, third-party servers, and other locations where others might have access to your archives.

Diverse Backup Methods:

  • Full — all selected files are saved, and the resulting archive replaces the previously created one.
  • Versioned — all selected files are saved in a new backup archive, and the previous archives remain intact.
  • Incremental — each time a backup is built, only the files that were changed are saved in the new backup archive. (Pro only)

Get Backup vs. Apple Time Machine
You may wonder why you need an additional backup software if you already have Apple Time Machine on your Mac. Get Backup has multiple advantages when you need to control what to backup. It offers advanced compression and encryption methods and much more. Compare Get Backup with Time Machine.

More features…

Mac OS X Universal Logo
Availability: Freeware and Pro editions, compare them.
Pricing: Starting from $39.95. Academic pricing is available. For more details…
System Requirements: Mac OS X v10.4 or later. Snow Leopard compatible. 17 MB of free space for the application.
Available in: English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Spanish

If you write backups on CDs or DVDs, extra hard disk space equals the size of one CD or DVD, plus about 30—300 MB for resource forks and auxiliary files.





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Comments

Quiet Read screenshot is missing, guys…

@Celia, Thank you for correction. It’s fixed.

Thanks

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