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Old 06-26-2007, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default Top Utilities For Enhancing OS X

OS X has been praised for its simplicity, power, sophistication and functionality. But can this power and flexibility be improved upon? Today we will examine three OS X utilities, Quick Silver, OnyX and Path Finder that all claim they can. But can they? We are about to find out.

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Old 06-26-2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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Nice job! TextExpander would have been a nice mention, but I have no complaints regardless.

Here's a quick list of general OS X applications I would recommend:
  • Adium - The best instant messenger out there. Honorable mention: Chax, an iChat plugin
  • Chicken of the VNC - Program that lets you access machines romotely
  • Handbrake / VusualHub / MacTheRipper - For all your legal DVD backup needs
  • Parallels / VMWare Fusion - running virtual machines within OS X
  • SuperDuper! - For backing up (until Time Machine debuts, at least)
  • Transmit - One of the best FTP clients available
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    Old 06-26-2007, 10:55 PM   #3
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hotsoda View Post
    Nice job! TextExpander would have been a nice mention, but I have no complaints regardless.

    Here's a quick list of general OS X applications I would recommend:
    • Adium - The best instant messenger out there. Honorable mention: Chax, an iChat plugin
    • Chicken of the VNC - Program that lets you access machines romotely
    • Handbrake / VusualHub / MacTheRipper - For all your legal DVD backup needs
    • Parallels / VMWare Fusion - running virtual machines within OS X
    • SuperDuper! - For backing up (until Time Machine debuts, at least)
    • Transmit - One of the best FTP clients available
    How right you are! All of the programs you mention above are indeed great OS X programs and hopefully, I will get around to reviewing them someday?

    All-in-all, I must say you have great taste in OS X programs hotsoda!
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    How right you are! All of the programs you mention above are indeed great OS X programs and hopefully, I will get around to reviewing them someday?

    All-in-all, I must say you have great taste in OS X programs hotsoda!
    Thanks.

    Now that I think about it, I forgot to mention Max, ffmpegx, VLC and OpenOffice (since NeoOffice has been super-seeded, though the current version sans X11 is apparently pretty buggy).
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      Old 06-27-2007, 01:19 PM   #5
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      Default Quick Silver video

      For any who might like to see Quick Silver in action applegazette.com has just released two videos of it.

      Enjoy. This is absolutely a most amazing program. Its also amazing that Black Tree makes it available for FREE!

      http://www.applegazette.com/quick-ti...ics/#more-1575

      Also:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EydTYOeqIrk

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DYb56xxnh4
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