My MacOS applications dream team

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) :
CyberDuck
OpenOffice 3.2 RC1, waiting for the January release and still considering Keynote (loads of ODP content that I'd need to convert)
iLife
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
Perian
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
Skype
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.

Comments:

why audacity when there is garageband on your mac ; ) ? And don't forget:

Wireshark for Networkscans
Colloquy for IRC
Timemachine for Backups
TextWrangler for Text (Transformations)
Firebug (Firefox-Plugin)
WebDeveloper (Firefox-Plugin)

Posted by mcahornsirup on décembre 29, 2009 at 06:26 AM CET #

May I recommend QuickSilver? http://blacktree.com very handy app launcher that does about a billion more things.

Posted by Morgan Nelson on décembre 29, 2009 at 09:33 AM CET #

@mcahornsirup : Well, I don't know about GarageBand... I tried an it may be I'm reluctant to change but I get work done with Audacity faster.

Clearly I'm now sold on TextWrangler.

I'm not an IRC person. Never been one. Just too many channels open (and Twitter is not helping).

Wireshark is nice indeed. I don't need it all that often. Firebug on the other hand is a must have indeed. Installing now.

TimeMachine saved my life several times already.

@Morgan : I use spotlight for launching apps. I know QuickSilver does a lot more but I think I'm too lazy to start using a launcher that's not part of the OS.

Posted by Alexis MP on décembre 29, 2009 at 03:29 PM CET #

I'm not sure if you're interested, but if you'll use Vodafone Mobile Connect, please take a look here: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2162054&tstart=1 it may be helpful. I had several issues with VMC and Mac OS X (especially Snow Leopard).

Posted by Andrei Gavrila on janvier 13, 2010 at 05:35 AM CET #

Here is my favourite Mac OS applications :
http://www.stateofmind.fr/confluence/display/java/Outils+standards
Sorry, it's a French web page...
I advice you to use QuickSilver and a multiclipboard application like ClipMenu because you will be really more efficient by using these applications.

Posted by Olivier Catteau on janvier 21, 2010 at 03:51 PM CET #

Thanks Olivier. I've actually been using Jumpcut for a while now. Very neat.

Posted by Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine on janvier 21, 2010 at 04:11 PM CET #

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