Useful things to have installed on a Mac

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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.

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.

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

iTerm works a bit better than

Cyberduck does SFTP, S3 and the rest.

Adium is my favourite chat client. Free.

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

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