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Apr 1, 2008

Top 15 Freeware apps for mac

The Mac essentials!
Top freeware apps for mac, a good idea is to keep these files for whenever you need a clean install of your mac.
Tip: To stay updated on the newest versions of software
for both Windows and OS10, check out Version Tracker.





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Gimp is like a Photoshop clone, but best of all its FREE. You can edit/create single images with endless possibilities (like photoshop) and also do batch processing to add effects/name extensions etc to multiple images all at once. full-featured interface supports tablet input devices and saves in a variety of formats.
Lots of Plug-ins and a great user community, simply the best free image editor out there.


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2. Limewire
Limewire is the best P2P program out there, you can download anything with the free version but with the pro version ($21.95) you get customized skins, tech support and supposedly better downloads.

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3. Flip4Mac WMV Player (Quicktime Codec)
Flip4Mac WMV Player, Lets Apple QuickTime play windows media formats.
To import into quicktime for conversion you need Flip4Mac Player Pro ($29)
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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 4. TextWrangler
TextWrangler. For any type of coding. The little brother of BBEdit, it checks your code while you type in. It can check the following codes: HTML, XHTML, Java, JavaScript, Unix shell scripts, XML, ANSI C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Tcl, TeX, Object Pascal, Perl, PHP, Python, Rez,

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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 5. HandBrake
HandBrake A free converter that supports many formats, It can convert to and from: DVD, MPEG-4, MP4, MKV, AVI, OGM video tracks.
AAC, MP3, C-3, DTS, LPCM, MPEG audio tracks, Vorbis or AC-3 and any DVD-type of source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD.
Both pal and ntsc.
Won't crack security code

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It's the best browser out there, with free extensions allowing for endless customization.
Very secure and relatively fast even with lots of plugins installed.
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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 7. Azureus

Azureus A JavaScript-based bit torrent client for Mac users. The best one at least until uTorrent is available for mac. The advanced settings allow you to customize your network settings.It has a pretty good Wiki and an active users community.

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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 8. StuffIt Expander
StuffIt Expander often comes pre-installed on new Macs, but is not actually part of OS X. StuffIt Expander extracts .rar, .zip, and .sit files. Needed to extract archives and compressed folders.

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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 9. iSquint
iSquint, This free alternative to QuickTime Pro converts video files into iPod or TV-friendly formats. Mostly drag-and-drop and works with the following formats: .mov, .mp4, .avi, .mpg, .wmv, .flv, and .m4v.

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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 10. Carbon Copy Cloner
Carbon Copy Cloner, For making bootable backups, Carbon Copy Cloner is still better than Time Machine.


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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 11. GeekTool
GeekTool This program allows you to embed things for display on your desktop and specify update frequency. You can put pictures video or text, as well as text or commands from programs, and shell commands. You can show things like logs, activity monitors, updating pictures from the web or any type of dynamically changing data.

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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 12. MenuMeters
MenuMeters Show system stats like your CPU and memory usage and network and disk activity in the toolbar/system menu. Click the icons for a drop-down report..

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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 13. Burn
Burn OS X can burn basic system files iTunes handles audio CDs and mp3, and for more options, like DVD, DivX, VCD, and SVCD, try Burn . Simple drag-and-drop interface.

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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 14. Neo Office
Neo Office A free office type of program for handling text files, excel documents and power point files, Microsoft office files.
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15. VLC
VLC? Can play most video formats including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, mp3, MPEG-4, DivX, ogg, as well as DVDs, VCDs, and many streaming protocols

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