Let's redo the "Must Have Software" thread....

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  1. Rev. Johnny Vegas

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    To clean it up, get rid of dead/useless programs, etc.

    Obviously I want y'alls input because y'all make the forum what it is, but I think there are some key things we need listed about all the software. Those key things include:

    Name (duh).
    Website (duh).
    Software category, type, and price. By category I'm thinking something like IM, Video Tools, Image Tools, Games, etc. By type I mean is it freeware, shareware, retail, etc. And price should be self explanatory.
    Description. Just a real brief description of what the software does and why it is "must have".

    For example...

    Name: VLC Player
    Website: www.videolan.org/vlc
    Software Category, Type, Price: Media Player, Freeware, $0
    Description: Versatile, lightweight media player that can play most media types without additional codecs.


    To make it easy for ya....

    Name:
    Website:
    Software Category, Type, Price:
    Description:

    For the record I'm not just going to copy every piece of software posted here into the new thread. There are some clear choices, like VLC, Adium, Firefox, Handbrake, AppZapper, etc. that are easy, but there are some pieces of software that I know are more complex and will probably end up being argued about and debated extensively. Use this thread for that.

    Let's leave Apple software off the list because I think most of us have an easy time finding out about that. :big grin:
     
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    Name: Quicksilver
    Website:http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/
    Software Category, Type, Price: Launcher, $0
    Description: This program lets you launch programs without having to use anything other than the keyboard. Once you get used to using it, you won't be able to live without it.
     
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    Name: Adium
    Website: www.adiumx.com
    Software Category, Type, Price: IM, Freeware, $0
    Description: A great IM program that can be used on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and other networks.
     
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    Name: Chax
    Website: http://www.ksuther.com/chax/
    Software Category, Type, Price: iChat plugin, free (donation)
    Description: Chax is a collection of minor modifications and additions that make using Apple's iChat more enjoyable. Includes Tab support.
     
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    Great stuff guys. I'll add those to the new thread.
     
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    Name: acquisition
    Website:http://www.acquisitionx.com/
    Software Category, Type, Price: p2p, free demo and 17.99 to buy
    Description: best p2p on the mac!
     
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    Name: Windows Media Components for Quicktime
    Website: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/wmcomponents.mspx
    Software Category, Type, Price: Quicktime plugin, free
    Description: With Windows Media® Components for QuickTime, by Flip4Mac™, you can play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a Web browser.
     
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    Name: Xee
    Website: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19978
    Software Category, Type, Price: Photo viewer, freeware, $0
    Description: Allows you to select a folder and scroll through it picture by picture without having to preload each file, like it preview.
     
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    Name: Candybar
    Website: http://www.iconfactory.com/cb_home.asp
    Software Category, Type, Price: Free to try, $12.95 to buy
    Description: Candybar allows you to easily change the icons used by the system for folders, applications, file types, etc., and can even change sets of icons using iContainers.
     
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    Name: Senuti
    Website: http://fadingred.org/senuti/
    Software Category, Type, Price: iPod music retreiver, $0 - takes donations for support
    Description: Senuti allows you to copy files off your iPod to your computer.
     
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    what is that?
     
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    Name: Growl 0.7.4
    Website: http://growl.info/
    Software Category, Type, Price: Notification system, Freeware, $0
    Description: Growl is a notification system for Mac OS X: it allows applications that support Growl to send you notifications.
     
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    Name: ImageWell
    Website: http://www.xtralean.com/IWOverview.html
    Software Category, Type, Price: Image Editor, $0
    Description: A lean program for quick picture editing and uploading/saving. Allows drag/drop and can even open RAW files, to be quickly saved as JPG in seconds.
     
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    Name: ssx (soulseex)
    Website: http://chris.schleifer.net/ssX/
    Software Category, Type, Price: p2p, free
    Description: Soulseek for the mac!
    Screenshots:
     
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    any have a good mp3 cutting program? working with intel mac is a must
     
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    audacity
    i will do a formal thing in a bit but google audacity, its free
     
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    Name: Audacity
    Website: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    Software Category: free
    Description: Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Learn more about Audacity...
     
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    the icon just bounces in the dock for me, it doesn't seem to be universal
    i tried it yesterday
     
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    mp3 trimmer, i dont know if its universal yet though.
     
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    Never heard of Nufle and Xee, but exactly the kind of thing I need! Thanks :big grin:
     
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    Name: PocketMac for BlackBerry
    Website: http://www.pocketmac.net/
    Software Category, Type, Price: Sync Tool, $0
    Description: Lets you sync between your Mac and your BlackBerry. Awesome utility.
     
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