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mac essentials – best apps / hacks / utilities

so i finally jumped on the mac os wagon & got myslef macbook w/ leopard on it …. & yes, i love it!
here’s a list of hacks / best apps, utils i’ve discovered so far:

* best mac apps- courtesy of matthias (thx!)
- perian - play Divx, Xvid, AVI and other movies in quicktime (or via Front Row)
there’s always VLC – bets video player for mac & windows
- sofacontrol Sofa Control Download- control most of ur mac apps via the remote!
- - chat – all IM mac clients in ONE
- music rescue – ipod recovery
- handbreak / mac the ripperdvd ripper for mac
- download manager: igetter with flashgot in firefox – avail for windows too

- Xslimmer Logo- slims down mac os
- Quicksilver - i’m not quite sold on this one yet, but then again haven’t used it yet :)
Cocktail cocktail/ CandyBar candybar- simple mac os tweaks / customize your icons
- geniushelps you remember things
more links: 10mac apps, Top 100 Mac App, 35 Absolutely Essential Mac Apps, The Ultimate Mac Apps List

* hints / shortcuts
- enable right click on the mac mouse! (works on track pad too!) – it _helps_ soooo much if you coming from the PC world
Cool things you can do on a Mac

* beginer’s video guides to mac:
- leopard features videoan impressive newest mac os overview, especially the iChat stuff
- An Orientation to Mac OS Xsurprisingly couldn’t’ find intro video tutorial to mac os on the apple website, so found this instead … it’s tiger, but still very informative for those who never used mac os before.

ps: one thing i can’t seem to figure out is how to maximize a window via keyboard shortcuts after you minimize it to the dock …. anyone?

best free mp3 editor

so you want to edit your music / song / mp3 … or need to know
how to create a FREE ring tone from your mp3 song :) ?

best free program / utility out there to edit mp3 out there is called:
audacitybut as w/ all free programs, you’ll need LAME mp3 encoder, so you can save the mp3 you just edited … in mp3 !

i also recommend downloading LADSPA plugins (over 90 cool mp3 editing plug-ins)

Audacity is extremely easy to use, but here are some tutorials for the mouse challenged.


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