Free Mac Software
Below is a list of freely available software that I would recommend for all Mac users.
- Alfred - If you install nothing else, install this. Alfred makes it easy for typers to find applications, folders, etc.
- f.lux - Save your eyes at night
- OmniDiskSweeper - A simple utility to find where you're using all your disk space.
- SuperDuper! - A great disk cloning utility. The free version is quite useable for the occasional backup. You'll want to purchase the full version if you're going to use it heavily.
- TechTool Delux
- Tunnelblick - Great open source VPN client for OSX. Unobtrusive and very functional.
- coconutBattery - Found out the health of your battery
- The Unarchiver - Great add-on to support additional compression formats (rar, etc.)
- iOS Backup Extractor - Simple utility to get all your files (like voicemails) out of your iTunes backup
- Gimp - A great free image editor
- Seashore - Seashore takes core parts of the Gimp and brings it into OSX's native look and feel. Note that while quite useable, it's not as complete as the Gimp.
- Skitch - A Simple photo annotation utility. Create arrows, fun doodles, etc.
- Evernote - A great way to sync notes, images, etc. between all your devices
- OmniDazzle - A simple utility to highlight certain areas of the screen. Great for presentations or just entertainment.
- GnuCash - Relatively simple open source finance tracking application. The only personal finance tool I've seen (free or commercial) that really makes use of double-entry accounting.
- VLC - While Quicktime Player is quite nice, sometimes you it doesn't understand some files. VLC is usually the answer.
- OsiriX - If you've got digital XRays or MRIs, this free utility will let you view it