Top All-Time Mac Apps
Just curious your take on the topic. Friends and I were discussing which apps over the years have been the most valuable to the Mac. We seemed to agree on the following:
Word - if only because it kept us in the game when times were bleak
SoundJam/iTunes - because music is great and then what all it led to
iPhoto - because it and iTunes provided basic functionality for the “digital hub”
Corel Wordperfect, NetNewsWire, Omniweb, Proteus are some of my favorites from 7-20 years ago.
As we go from Jaguar to Leopard, haxies become less important. My top 2 haxies would be Alias Menu and Pith Helmet.
I enjoyed early versions of Entourage, but it did not filter junk very well.
These days, new top apps have to include Perian and VLC.
Keyboard Maestro 5 has been released. For macro fans, KM has been a leader.
Version 5 is an epic upgrade http://www.stairways.com/press/2011-07-04
I used Fire for instant messaging for the first several years of using Mac OS X.
I haven’t been running them lately, but Camino and OmniWeb were my top browsers for quite a while.
Most of my high school and college work was done on ClarisWorks/AppleWorks.
Claris Em@iler was a big favorite of mine. It was by far the best email client on the classic OS for some time.
I’ll “+1” Graphic Converter, Fire, ClarisWorks/Appleworks, Soundjam
and add to the list:
Oregon Trail, BBEdit Lite, Transmit, and Quicktime