Top 10 Most Useful Free Mac OS X Software
Below you can find some of the most awesome useful free software for Mac OS X. All you need to do is to click on each of their title and begin downloading.
With DiskWave you can find what’s eating up your precious space on your hard drive. So, if you don’t have enough space for games or movies and you don’t know what to erase, you could definitely use DiskWave (known as WhichSize) and find out those useless files or folders and delete them. Clean your hard drive with DiskWave and get rid of those useless folders, you can find the results of the scanning in its memory.
Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS. It is a free and open source. Instead of Photoshop you can use this awesome software because it’s much smaller and lighter than Photoshop and of course, more easier to use. Seashore loads very quickly under a high work load. It features the usual tools like gradients, textures, anti-aliasing for anything you want from text to brush strokes, so you can enjoy this simple software as much as you want. Seashore supports a couple of layers and several channel editing. It uses the GIMP’s file format.
08. Skim PDF Reader
Skim is an awesome PDF reader for Mac. With Skim you can view and read any PDF file, a great way to start working on your book or other projects. This awesome program has some great interesting tools, like embed notes (shorter or anchored notes, the one that is marked by a bubble icon that takes you to another window), you can add circles and mark up something you find interesting in a PDF file. So, go ahead and take a look at this free software.
07. MPlayer OS X
MPlayerOSX represents the main distribution of MPlayer and comes with its native GUI in MacOSX. MPlayer is the most used multimedia application for Linux and is now one of the most popular application for Mac OS X. This awesome application has support for AVI, ASF, Ogg Vorbis, RealMedia, QuickTime Movie and many other files, but some users like this application because: it works with Apple Remote, has “keyboard shortcuts” and framedropping (on systems less ‘equipped’ at the hardware part can synchronize audio and video). With this awesome program, you can even watch .NSV (Nullsoft Streaming Video) files.
SeaMonkey is the name of the new open-source Mozilla Suite. SeaMonkey incorporates a browser, mail client, web editor and a chat client. It also includes pop-up block for malicious ads and advanced web features.
05. Sunrise Browser
Sunrise Browser is an incredibly speedy, if somewhat quirky browser for Mac users. Sunrise is a really awesome browser, some say because of the speed with which it launches and the speed of its web-page rendering. This awesome unique software comes with unique bookmarks features which works really well whenever you will use it. But pay attention because its less appealing with large numbers of bookmarks. What are you waiting for? It is worth checking out and playing with and enjoy it.
IceClean is an awesome System Maintenance and Optimization Tool based on UNIX. Some of its features: you can easily repair permissions, cleanup your system, enable or disable firewall, rebuild finder menu icons and it can clean up a bunch of problems with Spotlight. There are a lot of other great functions and you can check them out here. Take into consideration that this is a free program and it can solve some of the most important problems for your Mac.
Once you’ve begin your optimization or maintenance process with IceClean, don’t stop it because it can cause serious problems to your system, just let it finish its process.
Floola is a free application that lets you organize your music, video, podcasts and photos on your iPod or Motorola phone (any model compatible with iTunes). This is an application that requires no installation and runs on Mac OS X and Linux or Windows. With Floola you can even add youtube and myspace videos with a single click. If you have a computer at home and one at work and want to use your iPod on both without going through iTunes, Floola is the solution. Have fun with it, because it’s free.
Floola is an open-source alternative to iTunes, with its beautiful user interface Floola provides an easy method of installation to handle virtually all common tasks that would be needed to deal with iTunes. You can transfer files from any system without any restriction.
Adium is an instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to networks like AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo(an important feature), Facebook of course and more. The only lack is the protocol for Skype. Certainly useful to those who have accounts in multiple networks and want to keep discussions in one place.
An awesome application translated into many languages(Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and many more). Adium has some important features, lile encrypted chat and the file transfer that will help you with any kind of text or pictures.
PsyncX is a backup application that can meet the requirements of many Mac users, with advanced functionality and interface extremely easy to use. With this awesome application anyone can make a full bootable copy of a hard drive or to copy the entire hard drive to another computer. So, all that you have to do is to simply choose what partition you want to back up, where to backup, and then a time frame for that backup. Enjoy this awesome free application and save all your important data.