Useful things to have installed on a Mac

· by joe · Read in about 1 min · (131 Words)

I’m a bit of a puritan. I don’t like hundreds of ornate tools. But a few things help.

TextMate is quite good. It’s not free but I consider it worth paying for.

http://macromates.com/

F.lux adjusts the colour temperature of your monitor according to the time of day. I generally have my monitor set quite yellow and low-brightness anyway. Free.

http://stereopsis.com/flux/

ShiftIt allows you to arrange windows into non-overlapping pre-defined layouts with keyboard shortcuts. Doesn’t beat Awesome window manager http://awesome.naquadah.org/ on Linux, but probably the best possible for Mac OS. Free.

http://code.google.com/p/shiftit/downloads/list

iTerm works a bit better than Terminal.app

http://iterm.sourceforge.net/

Cyberduck does SFTP, S3 and the rest.

http://cyberduck.ch/

Adium is my favourite chat client. Free.

http://adium.im/

cdto allows you to open a command line prompt from a Finder window. Useful. Free.

http://code.google.com/p/cdto/

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