Mac

Mac


When you are new to OSX the applications below might be unknown to you. The purpose of this page is to show people which programs I use for what purpose so other people can use them as well.

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Useful keyboard shortcuts

Put Mac to sleep CMD + ALT + EJECT
Lock screen CTRL + SHIFT + EJECT
Open Spotlight CMD + SPACE
Screenshot of whole screen to desktop CMD + SHIFT + 3
Screenshot of part of screen to desktop CMD + SHIFT + 4
Screenshot of window to desktop CMD + SHIFT + 4 then SPACEBAR
Detect Displays CMD + BrightnessUp (F2 or fn + F2)

Applications

price:
free
windows equivalent:
Windows Live Messenger
description:
An instant messenger which support most popular networks like: MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ etc.
screenshots:
adium

price:
free
windows equivalent:
unknown
description:
A tiny application which prevents any screensaver to start or to have your Mac going to sleep mode. Very useful when viewing youtube videos.
screenshots:
caffeine

price:
free
windows equivalent:
Mozilla FireFox
description:
Camino is an open source web browser developed with a focus on providing the best possible experience for Mac OS X users.
screenshots:
camino

price:
free
windows equivalent:
unknown
description:
Provides you an overview of your MacBook’s battery health.
screenshots:
coconutBattery

price:
free
windows equivalent:
mIRC
description:
Colloquy is an advanced IRC, SILC & ICB client
screenshots:
Colloquy

price:
free
windows equivalent:
FileZilla, CuteFTP, BulletproofFTP
description:
FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files & Amazon S3 browser.
screenshots:
Cyberduck

price:
free
windows equivalent:
TreeSize
description:
This application graphically shows the disk usage within a file system
screenshots:
GrandPerspective

price:
free
windows equivalent:
unknown
description:
This application is replacement for the traditional terminal application
screenshots:
iTerm

price:
free
windows equivalent:
Microsoft Office
description:
This application is OpenOffice with an OSX interface
screenshots:
NeoOffice

price:
free
windows equivalent:
unknown
description:
This application is a RSS reader which can sync with Google Reader
screenshots:
NetNewsWire

price:
free
windows equivalent:
uTorrent
description:
Bittorrent client with optional web interface
screenshots:
Transmission

price:
9 USD
windows equivalent:
unknown
description:
OpenVPN client for Mac OSX
screenshots:
Viscosity

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