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Tue 21 Jun 2005

Links for Apple class

Category : mac and the internet

I was at Apple Singapore later for a workshop run by Junior and Adrian. Jen and Beng Chiak were there too.

After going through my biodiversity work, I discussed some shareware - those and a few more worth checking out are listed below.

Also it is worth mentioning that Other World Computing is selling 1G PC-2700 laptop RAM at US$135 + shipping; check this link.

  • Super Duper! - utility for backing up software.
  • Spam Sieve is critical for eliminating spam.
  • Interarchy - ftp client that provides ftp mirroring and ftp droplets. Or try instead Transmit for its marvellous feel or the very cute and free CyberDuck.
  • Bookit allows me to synchronise all my browsers in a couple of keystrokes. It saves to a file that can be used in other computers for synchronisation.
  • GmailStatus - alerts me when my gmail account has mail, by displaying a number on the menubar.
  • Copy Paste X - stores multiple clipboards so you can cut and past away at ease. Great when extracting extract URLs, titles and text from webpages.
  • Drag Thing - allows me to assign shortcut keys to applications, folders and bookmarks.
  • Firefox - an alternate browser, now in version 1.0.3. I can install the Amazon A9 toolbar which also contains my bookmarks.
  • Camino - I'm a browser junkie, if one desn't work, some other will. I like the look andd feel of Camino and now in version 0.8.4 and looking serious!
  • Acid Search - provides drop-down alternative search engines in the google bar of Safari; critical for research of resources on the web.
  • ToFu - provides drop-down alternative search engines in the google bar of Safari; critical for research of resources on the web.
  • Thunderbird - alternative email when I want to access the IMAP server in NUS on days when Entourage has not been synched with my desktop at the office. And for reading RSS feeds.
  • SnapNDrag - a great screen capture utility.
  • Text Wrangler 2.0 - need this for all my Samizdat blogs - a free text editor with inbuilt FTP access.
  • Ecto for OS X - for editing blog accounts on Blogger, Wordpress, etc.
  • Graphic Converter - image editor and browser.
  • Stuffit - for compression/decompression of archives. OS X has a built in ZIP capability though, so its more for archiving documents.
  • iView Media or iView Media Pro - for creating photos galleries and reviewing photos
  • Schubart's pdf and word plugins - essential for reading pdf and word documents within a browser; not sure if Safari 2.0 still needs this, though.
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0 reader - resource hungry but I can't live without it yet. Remember to turn it off as the primary pdf browser plugin to allow the faster Schubart plugin to work. You still have the opttion to open pdfs in Acrobat so its the best of two worlds.
  • Desktop Calendar - an elegant and useful calendar I often use.
  • Quicksilver - when I type Cmd-space and the first few letters of an application, Quicksilver finds it and I can launch the application with the return key. It also works with bookmarks, and is much faster than Spotlight.
  • VLC for viewing videos - well, if it is still available; it is threatened by EU controls.
  • Cocktail - for running maintenance scripts.
  • Amnesty's Widget Browser.

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