Mac Essentials: Onyx

 

Titanium Onyx
Onyx

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 to help you understand each feature and reasons behind each action.

OnyX allows you to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance, configure some hidden parameters of the Finder, Dock, Dashboard, Exposé, Safari, Login window and of some of Apple‘s own applications, to delete caches, to remove a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome. All of this to help you be in more control of your system.,

Above all, Onyx helps you keep your system fit and fine so that you can keep using it for a long time without any problem. If you run OnyX maintenance tool for the first time on your system or if you happen to use it after a long time, you’ll see a noticeable difference(better) in the performance of your system.

Do consider to contribute your donations to developers on their site for this awesome tool.

Click here to download Onyx for free.

Mac Essentials: Cyberduck

Cyberduck FTP
Cyberduck

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 uploads and downloads. It’s interface will come across as familiar and intuitive to Mac users as it mimics the Finder’s list view.

Cyberduck also supports external text editing with most of the commonly used text editors. It is very easy to handle and tasks like adding new connections are simple and quick. It is a very good open source program over all.

Recent upgrade released by Cyberduck has added easy to use interface to connect to FTP (File Transfer Protocol), SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer), WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning), Amazon S3, Google Storage, Windows Azure, Rackspace Cloud Files and even Google Docs.

You definitely want to consider to leave some donation for this lot of developers for doing an amazing job and keeping the software free.

Click here to download for free.

Update: The author was misinformed about the price of the product. It is not free  and carries a reasonable price to download from Apple appstore.