Category Archives: Mac Essentials

Mac Essentials : VirtualBox
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VirtualBox, as the name suggests is a powerful virtualisation tool which in lay man’s term means installing the second OS within your existing OS. VirtualBox is a feature rich tool that can not only be used by  home users but can be easily and deployed in an enterprise setup. VirtualBox is very light in weight […]

Mac Essentials: NameChanger
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NameChanger, as the name suggests is a simple to use tool to change names of multiple files at the same time. You must have come across many situations when you have a list of files on your Mac machine and wish that they were all named in a particualar format or that they all had […]

Mac OS X Lion launched on Mac App Store
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Today, 20 July 2011 is a historic day in the world of desktop operating systems(OS). Apple today announced the launch of their new OS called Mac OS X Lion (Mac OS X 10.7) on their Mac Appstore. It is the first time that an OS is made available to upgrade straight from the net without […]

Mac Essentials: Chipmunk
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Every one of us has come across this situation where you are frantically trying to find something on your machine but you literally cannot. This may occur not due to a file not found but multiple versions of the file being found. You would take the pain of arranging the files on your machine every […]

Mac Essentials: Onyx
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  OnyX is a highly recommended maintenance tool for your Mac. This maintenance program will help you keep you Mac clean and in good running condition. OnyX starts with a verification of the S.M.A.R.T status of your disk to analyse the structure of your disk and to prevent failure. OnyX has a comprehensive help guide […]

Mac Essentials: Cyberduck
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If you own a website, you must have come across FTPs and a need of a good FTP to transfer your files. Cyberduck is an opensource FTP client for the Mac that does a very good job in handling FTP, S FTP, Webdav and Amazon S3 transfers. Cyberduck makes it very easy to handle both […]

Mac Essentials: VLC
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VLC is an open-source multimedia player and framework that plays nearly every type of multimedia file. VLC is simple, clean and has a small footprint and because it is open source it can be extended as per need. We all need to play videos on our computer both at home and in office for one […]

Mac Essentials: Growl
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Growl If you are someone who has just switched from Windows to Mac, this will come as a pleasant surprise to you. Growl is a universal cross application alert system for Mac, something that does not exist on the Windows platform. You get so used to the alerts from Growl that it becomes an integral […]

Mac Essentials: Flip4Mac
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Flip4Mac is a collection of QuickTime components that allow you to use QuickTime based applications to play, import and export Windows media audio and video files on Mac Since Windows is the most popular operating system in terms of numbers installed, there is a lot of media that is generated on Microsoft Windows platform which […]

Mac Essentials: Think
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Are you one of those users who have a lot of application windows open on your screen at the same time? Have you faced a situation where you are trying to focus very hard on the task in hand and the application that you are currently looking at and then go to another window just […]