The Great Mac Software Hunt
The March 2007 A-List of Mac Software
These are the products tried and accepted to the A-List of Mac Software. Products are regularly reviewed, and some -- such as ClamXav -- have already dropped off the list. Others, such as SnapNDrag, are newly added.
- Microsoft Office 2004 (office suite)
- IBM Lotus Notes 7.0.2 (enterprise e-mail/database client)
- Eudora by Qualcomm (e-mail package)
- Spamnix for Eudora by Spamnix Software (antispam utility)
- Apple Safari (Web browser)
- Mozilla Firefox (Web browser)
- Parallels Desktop (virtualization utility)
- BBEdit by Bare Bones Software (text editor)
- iPartition by Coriolis Systems Ltd. (nondestructive disk partitioning utility)
- Microsoft Remote Desktop Client (Mac to Windows remote access utility)
- SuperDuper by Shirt Pocket (whole-disk backup utility)
- StuffIt Expander by Smith Micro Software Inc. (decompression tool)
- SnapNDrag Pro by Yellow Mug Software (screen-capture utility)
- Yummy FTP by Yummy Software (FTP client)
- CuteFTP Mac Pro by GlobalScape (FTP client)
- Adobe Reader (PDF reader)
- DoubleCommand by Michael Baltaks (keyboard-customizing utility)
- OnyX by Titanium Software (OS X system-tweaking utility)
- VirusBarrier X4 by Intego Software (antivirus utility)
- ListGarden by Software Garden (RSS-feed-creation tool)
- Apple .Mac (online storage and syncing service)
- Apple iCal (calendar)
- Apple iChat (instant messaging client)
- Apple iPhoto (photo-management tool)
- Apple iTunes (music-library tool)
Apps Under Consideration
- Quicksilver by Blacktree (program/data access tool)
- Path Finder by Cocoatech (file management enhancement)
- Adium (instant messaging client)
- Apple Mail (e-mail package)
- NetNewsWire by Newsgator Technologies Inc. (RSS reader)
- OmniWeb by Omni Group (Web browser)
- Camino by Mozilla's Camino Project (Web browser)
- Shiira by Shiira Project (browser overlay)
- Saft by Hao Li (Safari browser plug-in)
- Pagespinner by Optima System (HTML editor)
- Norton AntiVirus 10.0 for Mac by Symantec (antivirus utility)
Do you have something you want to tell me about a Mac application? Drop me a line.
This article is an excerpt from the March 2007 issue of Scot's Newsletter and is published by permission. Scot Finnie is Computerworld's online editorial director.
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