Tag Archives: Software

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 […]

Mac Essentials: Skype
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Skype offers free VoIP calls between Skype users. All you need to do is to download Skype to your Mac or iDevice, and a registration for a Skype account on their website. The best thing about Skype is that it is available on all desktop platforms and almost all mobile platforms. Therefore there is a […]

Mac Essentials: iStumbler
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iStumbler is a tiny little free open source tool that helps in finding wireless networks and devices with your Airport or Bluetooth equipped Mac. It is a tool that you install immediately after you get a new machine. iStumbler provides additional features over and above the Mac network tool and is very easy to use. […]

Mac Essentials: FireFox
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Generally known as the geek’s web browser, FireFox is a powerful web browser that supports tons of pug-ins and add-ons. It is similar to the Apple app store, if you are looking for an extention to do something specific, it is more than likely to have multiple add-on options for it. There are 9 main […]

Mac Essentials: Quicksilver
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Quicksilver is one of the first tools I install as soon as I get my hands on a new Mac. It is one application that feels completely native to the OS and one that you’ll not be able to live without on your Mac. Quicksilver is the quickest way to get to application, contact, music […]

Mac Essentials: Caffeine
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Imagine yourself watching an interesting video on one of your favourite sites (You Tube, Vimeo .. alright, you get the idea!) and the screen of your Mac goes dark right when there is something interesting. It would take even more time to get it back to normal if your screen saver activates with a password […]

Mac Essentials: AppFresh
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If you have used Apple software Update utility before, you would have no problems using AppFresh as it feels very native to the Mac platform. The tool helps you find available updates for all software installed on your Mac including widgets (how cool is that?!) The look and feel of this software is very Mac […]