My MacOS applications dream team
By alexismp on déc. 24, 2009
With business slowing down I thought I'd finally spend the time to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Unfortunately my MPB drive crashed during the upgrade. I did have a TimeCapsule backup but some stupid reason I decided to exclude applications (mainly because I the user data for those apps). So here I am reinstalling what I thought would be a rather small number of applications. For the record, here's the list (in no particular order) :
• OpenOffice 3.2 RC1, waiting for the January release and still considering Keynote (loads of ODP content that I'd need to convert)
• NetBeans 6.8, for the first (and limited) time I'll have a single copy of the IDE.
• GlassFish v3, what else?
• Eclipse Tools bundle for GlassFish
• JarInspector, small but very useful except it no longer runs on SnowLeopard since the Cocoa binding for Java were removed :(
• Firefox 3.5.6, still not my primary browser but at least it prefers HTML over XM (I've actually been a happy Chrome user for the past few days...).
• Audacity, ugly UI, great features
• TextWrangler, trying this to replace un-maintained Smultron
• The very fine VirtualBox
• SJphone, another ugly UI and complex config.... (x-lite 4.0 beta just hangs up all my calls after 30 seconds)
• Flash 10
• Vodafone Mobile Connect, MacOS is an after-thought for this 3G USB modem but getting better
• iStat Menus
• Tweetie, been happy with this Twitter client for a while now
• NetNewswire, it's been free for a while and the sync to Google Reader saved my day
• iShowU, the video grabber that I use
• Growl, not sure reinstalling this disturber was the smartest thing I did
• DropBox, I really like this service and the app does what you expect
• VLC, what else?
• jCalSync, so others know what I'm up to (and I get to use the nifty Mail/iCal/Contacts integration)
• Transmission, not doing much bittorrent lately but useful once in a while
• Call Recorder for Skype, simple and effective (at least for voice)
• Almost forgot: The Gimp for Mac OS
• Adium, although I'm now hitting this bug:(
• update: I see I forgot to add jumpcut (find it very hard to live without clipboard buffering now)
That's it so far (I'm sure I'll remember about smaller ones). No more Cisco VPN (using the built-in feature), and having an iPhone helped me recover calendar and contacts data. Overall the day could have been worse.