A Series of Reviews: Some of The Greatest Software Available For Your Mac
“In Mac OS X, you vote with your dock.” – Michael Lopp
Who doesn’t love great software? I wanted to write these reviews for two reasons: (a) I love to brag on the things I use and enjoy, and (b) perhaps you’ll find something you can spend your lunch money on.
The apps I’ll be reviewing are:
- NetNewsWire – Arguably the best desktop feed reader on the planet.
- Mint – The site stats application for people who love great (and tasty) things.
- Transmit – Yellow Cab, Purple Box, FTP. What more could you ask for?
- Coda – The One-Window Wonder.
- MarsEdit – Helping the Personal Publishing Revolution.
- SuperDuper! – Hard drive backup for mere mortals.
- iCal – People think I actually remember all my meetings.
- Apple Mail – You’ve got mail!
- My Task Notebook – How I get things done every day. (UPDATE: Not any more.)
The first five are related to this site, and I thought it would make sense to “start here” and work my way “out”. The sixth app, SuperDuper!, is sort-of in a class of it’s own within the list, so I thought I’d put it in the middle.
The final three are free apps (heck, one isn’t even an application at all), but since I use them constantly I thought I would share a bit of how I use them.