Must Have Utilities for Mac OS X
My list of must-have utilities for Mac OS X:
(General Arcade) — stores your last n clipboards and allows you to
easily choose one to paste. Saves a surprising amount of effort (for
example, copying username / password? No more switching back and
forth – just copy twice, switch to the terminal application, and
(CrowdCafe) — makes it easy to snap windows to half or quarter
screens. I bound the Ctrl-Alt-arrow keys to snap the window to half
- Iterm2 (George Nachman) —
really nice terminal emulator with many features that I don’t use.
Also has a fair number of profiles based on popular color schemes
(i.e., Zenburn, Solarized, whatnot).
- Homebrew (also called Brew) —
amazing replacement for MacPorts and Fink. Constantly being updated
with new recipes for the latest stuff, and it’s easy to create your
own recipes as well.
(Many Tricks) — nice window switcher that allows you to alt-tab to
the right window, not just the right application. Lots of
(Running With Crayons, Ltd.) — spiritual successor to Quicksilver.
Allows quick access to files and programs on your Mac. I use it to
really reduce the size of my Dock Bar – anything I want to run is
just a few keystrokes away.
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