Top All-Time Mac Apps

  • Posted: 23 May 2011 11:30 PM

    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”

    Your thoughts?


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    Posted: 24 May 2011 12:49 AM #1

    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.

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    Posted: 05 July 2011 09:07 PM #2

    Keyboard Maestro 5 has been released.  For macro fans, KM has been a leader.

    Version 5 is an epic upgrade

  • Posted: 06 July 2011 04:31 AM #3

    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.

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    Posted: 14 July 2011 07:40 AM #4

    I’ll “+1” Graphic Converter, Fire, ClarisWorks/Appleworks, Soundjam

    and add to the list:
    Oregon Trail, BBEdit Lite, Transmit, and Quicktime