HUGE MEGA APPLE iMAC MAC SOFTWARE COLLECTION PROGRAMS
VIDEO PLAYER TORRENTS PODCASTING
Miro is the only internet TV youll need — its an application that brings together thousands of shows from all over the web. Theres TONS of great content, lots of it in HD, and fresh shows are added all the time. You can watch and organize video feeds when youre offline or traveling, find TV programs on sites like Hulu, and download from sites like YouTube. Miro downloads in HD, whenever its available!
IM INSTANT MESSAGING
Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS Xs Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team. Based on the libpurple protocol library, Adium can connect you to any number of messaging accounts on any combination of supported messaging services (see further down for the list) and then chat with other people using those services that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more.
Quicksilver is a computer utility software program for Mac OS X, made by Blacktree Software and distributed freely. It is essentially a graphical shell for the OS X operating system aimed at increasing user efficiency. It allows users to use the keyboard to rapidly perform tasks such as launching applications, manipulating files and data, running scripts, or sending e-mail. It is similar to the Mac OS X applications LaunchBar and Butler, but uses a different interaction paradigm. Although it is a complex application, it is centered on a simple three-panel interface, called the command window: the user performs complex tasks using simple, configurable key-combinations.
HandBrake is an open-source program designed to convert MPEG video (including DVD-Video) into an MPEG-4 video file in MPEG-4 Part 14 (.mp4) or Matroska (.mkv) containers.
The program is used to convert DVDs into other forms so they can be viewed on iPods, iPhones and with the Mac QuickTime Player.
Originally developed for BeOS, HandBrake is now available for Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.
RSSOwl is a news aggregator for RSS and Atom News feeds. It is written in Java, and uses SWT as a widget toolkit to allow it to fit in with the look and feel of different operating systems while remaining cross-platform. Released under the Eclipse Public License, RSSOwl is free software.
RUNNING WINDOWS SOFTWARE ON MACS
Q is a free emulator software that runs on Mac OS X, including OS X on PowerPC. Q is Mike Kronenbergs port of the open source and generic processor emulator QEMU. Q uses Cocoa and other Apple technologies, such as Core Image and Core Audio, to achieve its emulation. Q can be used to run Windows, or any other operating system based on the x86 architecture, on the Macintosh.
Q is available as a Universal Binary and, as such, can run on Intel or PowerPC based Macintosh systems.
Unlike QEMU, which is a command-line application, Q has a native graphical interface for managing and configuring virtual machines.
PEER TO PEER FILESHARING
Soulseek is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing network and application. It is used mostly to exchange music, although users are able to share a variety of files. It was created by Nir Arbel, a former Napster programmer. The server used is composed of two networks since 2006. Since 6 July 2008, there has been an attempt to merge them with the arrival of a new stable release
— A Macintosh BitTorrent client
itTorrent promotes the accessibility of data on the Internet by allowing anyone to share information with a large audience. For more information, take a look at the pretty images over at https://www.tradebit.com.
Transmission is a BitTorrent client which features a simple interface on top of a cross-platform back-end. Transmission is free software dual licensed under the MIT License and GNU General Public License.
Want to listen to internet audio programs (podcasts), music and shows but cant when they are scheduled? Juice is for you.
Juice lets users select and download shows and music and play whenever they want on their iPods, portable digital media players, or computers automatically.
THE UNARCHIVER - 2.5
The Unarchiver is a free data decompression frontend of libxad, which supports more formats than Archive Utility (formerly known as BOMArchiveHelper), the built-in archive unpacker program in Mac OS X. It can also handle filenames in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems. The latest version requires Mac OS X v10.3.9 or higher.
Perian enables QuickTime application support for additional media types:
AVI, FLV, and MKV file formats
MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivx, H.264, FLV/Sorenson Spark, FSV1, VP6, H263i, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2 Video, Fraps, Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis (in Matroska), and MPEG Layer II Audio
AVI support for: AAC, AC3 Audio, H.264, MPEG4, and VBR MP3
Subtitle support for SSA/ASS and SRT
VLC MEDIA PLAYER
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, that plays most multimedias files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
It is simple to use, yet very powerful and extendable.
CD DVD BURNING
Keep your files safe and share them.
Burn your files to a disc so you can access them later on. Choose different filesystems so you can share your files with people with different operating systems.
Change advanced settings like, file permissions, the disc icon, file dates and more on the fly in Burns inspector.
Vidalia (formerly known as Tor) is a toolset for a wide range of organizations and people who want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Vidalia can help you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and more. Vidalia also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy.
WORD PROCESSING OFFICE SUITES
AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, etc. It is designed to integrate perfectly with the operating system it runs on. It will take advantage of the functionality provided by the system, such as image loading or printing capabilities.
Bean is a small, easy-to-use word processor (or more precisely, a rich text editor), designed to make writing convenient, efficient and comfortable. Bean is Open Source, fully Cocoa, and is available free of charge! MS Word, OpenOffice, etc. try to be all things to all people. But sometimes you just want the right tool for the job. That is Beans niche.
https://www.tradebit.com, commonly known as OOo or OpenOffice, is an open-source software application suite available for a number of different computer operating systems. It is distributed as free software and written using its own GUI toolkit. It supports the ISO/IEC standard OpenDocument Format (ODF) for data interchange as its default file format, as well as Microsoft Office formats among others. As of November 2009, OpenOffice supports over 110 languages.
KisMAC is a wireless network discovery tool for Mac OS X. It has a wide range of features, similar to those of Kismet (its Linux/BSD namesake) and far exceeding those of NetStumbler, its closest equivalent on Windows. The program is geared toward network security professionals, and is not as novice-friendly as similar applications.
Audacity is a free software, cross-platform digital audio editor and recording application. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and BSD.
Audacity was created by Dominic Mazzoni while he was a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University. Mazzoni now works at Google, but is still the main developer and maintainer of Audacity, with help from many others around the world.
GRAPHICS PHOTO PUBLISHING
If youre an experienced 3D modeler and dont want to pay the earth for your software, then open source application Blender is definitely worth a look.
The Blender project is based in the Netherlands and encompasses modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. With it, you can create high quality 3D graphics, movies and replay real-time interactive 3D content. Such is its renown that its become a popular tool with professional animation studios across Europe involved in the production of high quality 3D content.
Overlay text and graphics on PDF documents. Great for filling out forms.
GIMP is a versatile graphics manipulation package. This page should help you get a taste of what GIMP is capable of. You can also have a look at our introduction page or browse through the tutorials.
Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.
Scribus is an open-source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/Unix, Mac OS X and Windows desktops with a combination of press-ready output and new approaches to page layout. Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. Scribus/Aqua is a port of Scribus to a native Aqua build using Qt Free for Mac OS X.
Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS Xs Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMPs technology and uses the same native file format.
Xee is a lightweight, fast and convenient image viewer and browser. It is designed to be a serious tool for image viewing and management, with a sleek and powerful interface.
Cyberduck is a free FTP client with a simple GUI that makes it very easy to handle your uploads and downloads.
The client handles FTP, SFP, Webdav and Amazon S3 transfers. Adding a new connection is very simple and only takes a couple of seconds. You can also drag and drop bookmarks to and from your Finder. Cyberduck lacks a proper bookmarks drawer though, something available in previous versions. All in all though, the interface is easy to use and will probably be well suited to first time users.
Fugu gives an interface to the commandline Secure File Transfer (SFTP). The whole application is encrypted letting you upload and download files in total security.
Fugu offers an interface that, if not a little rudimentary, is similar to most FTP clients. You can browse through your directories, drag and drop files and preview images. Fugu includes full directory upload and history.
OneButton FTP is a graphical FTP client for Mac OS X with a strong emphasis on simplicity, drag and drop usability, and file queuing. It allows you to easily transfer files to and from remote servers, such as the ones hosting your website, simply by dragging files to and from your computer.
HTML TEXT EDITING
Smultron is a text editor written in Cocoa for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or later. It is designed to be easy and intuitive to start off with and to become more and more able as and when the user wants it. Some of its features are line numbers, support for syntax colouring for many different languages, functions list, support for text encodings, snippets, a toolbar, a status bar, HTML preview, split window, multi-document find and replace with regular expressions, possibility to show invisible characters, tabs, authenticated open and saves, command-line utility, .Mac synchronisation, full screen editing and running commands from within Smultron.
Traditionally, chat clients on the Mac have been anything but glamorous. Colloquy is an advanced IRC, SILC & ICB client which aims to fill this void. By adhering to Mac OS X interface conventions, Colloquy has the look and feel of a quality Mac application.
CenterStage is a powerful and intuitive Mac Media Center application that allows users to manage, categorize and play their digital content through an attractive, all-in-one interface.
CenterStage also includes BackStage, a comprehensive solution for managing and categorizing video files.
Use MusicBrainz to fix your mp3 and aac tags in iTunes after theyve been ripped using acoustic matchings. This acoustic music tagger will enhance the sound of, for example your guitar track you insert in iTunes.
FreeMind is written in Java, so it will run on almost any system with a Java runtime environment.
In order to make things easier for you, weve prepared installers for the most common desktop environments: Windows, Linux and Macintosh OS X. You may choose a minimum install that gives you only the basic FreeMind package or a maximum install, which includes plugins for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Portable Document Format (PDF), reminders and help files.
Buddi is a finance managing program thats poised with potential. Open-source and free, it offers a cross-platform, extensible experience wrapped up in a simple tabbed interface. As they say in the money biz, it looks great on paper.
Cashbox is a nice alternative to the expensive and often bloated financial management software available. It offers the most important features (imports from banks, graphs, transfers, reconciling, etc), but not too much that it is overwhelming. So get those finances in order and see just where all that money is going.
The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite (see below). Such a software suite was previously made popular by Netscape and Mozilla, and the SeaMonkey project continues to develop and deliver high-quality updates to this concept. Containing an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools, SeaMonkey is sure to appeal to advanced users, web developers and corporate users.
Shiira is a web browser written in Cocoa. It uses the KHTML rendering engine provided by Apples Web Kit. Since this is the same rendering engine used by Safari, HTML content rendered by Shiira will look the same as in Apples own browser. All source code is publicly available under the BSD license. We hope that our code will help other developers just starting out on their own Web Kit projects.
Sunrise (formerly known as SunriseBrowser) is a web browser for web developers. This software is developed with Cocoa/Objective-C by Xcode, and uses the same KHTML rendering engine as Safari. This is light, space-saving and gives the functions for web developers.
Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.
Jomic is a viewer for comic books stored in CBZ, CBR, and PDF files. Features include a two page mode, caching and support for several image formats (PNG, JFIF/JPEG, TIFF, and GIF). It is Open Source software distributed under the GNU General Public License.
Cube is an open source multiplayer and singleplayer first person shooter game built on an entirely new and very unconventional engine. Cube is a landscape-style engine that pretends to be an indoor FPS engine, which combines very high precision dynamic occlusion culling with a form of geometric mipmapping on the whole world for dynamic LOD for configurable fps & graphic detail on most machines. Uses OpenGL & SDL.
If youve been gripped by space-travel fever or just want a simple but effective way to learn about the universe then Celestial is a superb learning tool.
Celestial gives you a superb overview of the bigger picture out there by allowing you to explore the universe from the comfort of your armchair. It works by allowing you to navigate your way around the universe using your mouse and when you discover something of interest, you can use your mouse wheel to zoom in. You can also zoom right into planet surfaces or zoom out far enough to see the entire Milky Way.
Stellarium is an open source desktop planetarium for Mac OS X, Linux/Unix, and Windows.
It renders the skies in realtime using OpenGL, which means the skies will look exactly like what you see with your eyes, binoculars, or a small telescope.
Stellarium is very simple to use, which is one of its biggest advantages: it can easily be used by beginners.
One of the last things Bungie did before Microsoft bought them (and their flagship game, Halo), was to release the Marathon code into the open source arena. Until not all that long ago, in order to play Marathon 2 or Infinity, you had to run it on a Mac OS 9 machine, or in Classic (or, shudder, on a Windows machine).
Welcome to Zombies, a turn-based game where the only goal is to outlast and destroy the zombies before they do the same to you. Can you save humanity from being overrun?
Armagetron Advanced is a Tron game clone in 3D.
This has been the tagline of Armagetron, since, well, a very long time, and is probably the shortest and most accurate description possible. Tron was an arcade game based on the movie of the same name, release by Disney in 1982. The original game consisted of 4 sub-games, the only one of concern is the Light Cycles one, in which the player uses a left/right joystick to control a Light Cycle which leaves a wall behind it wherever the cycle it goes, turning only at 90 degree angles. The player must then get the AI to crash into their wall while avoiding hitting the AIs own wall themselves. Those were the humble beginnings of Armagetron Advanceds game play, which has now blossomed into 16 player mayhem, with highly advanced AI, network game play, and of course all in a 3D environment.
OpenSource OpenGL Multiplayer Multiplatform Battle Zone capture the Flag. 3D first person Tank Simulation
StepMania is a rhythm game. Arrows pointing in different directions scroll up from the bottom of the screen and the player must hit the corresponding button in time to the music. The game can be played with your hands using the keyboard, but the real fun comes when using a sensor-laden dance pad. StepMania has Game Modes similar to Konamis Dance Dance Revolution and Andamiros Pump It Up, Amuseworlds EZ2Dancer, and Konamis Para Para Paradise. Support for more games is planned in the future.