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Best Free Audio Editing Software for Mac OS

  • Soundhack

    "Spectral Sound Processing for the Macintosh. (This) original application still ticking, still swooshing, still awfully useful (original release October 26, 1991). 5 Versions - working on ANY Mac back (to the SE!)! Latest: Universal Binary (v. 0.896) Intel / PPC (10.4+) Older Mac PPC or Intel: Carbon (v. 0.893) CarbonLib / OSX (10.0 – 10.3.9) Ancient Mac PPC (v. 0.88888) PowerPC (8.6 – 9.2) & OSX Antique Mac FPU (v. 0.881) Older 68k+fpu macs Museum Piece Mac (68000 Processor!) NF (v. 0.881) Older 68k-fpu macs Sea Mac has used this since "Antique Mac" Days!!! "

  • AudacityAudacity

    "As far as single track editing goes, there is very little that cannot be achieved with Audacity easily and cleanly. Its functionality for editing is balanced and recording is equally powerful for applying effects and modifications to existing audio tracks.

    The process of recording a track either from an internal or external source could not be more simple and many neat things are right there such as slide control and multi-track recording." (Review)

  • Traverso DAW

    "Traverso Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) is a cross platform multitrack audio recording and editing suite, with an innovative and easy to master User Interface. It's suited for both the professional and home user, who needs a robust and solid DAW. Traverso is a complete solution from recording to CD Mastering. By supplying many common tools in one package, you don't have to learn how to use lots of applications with different user interfaces. This considerably lowers the learning curve, letting you get your audio processing work done faster. A unique approach to non-linear audio processing was developed for Traverso to provide extremely solid and robust audio processing and editing. Adding and removal of effects plugins, moving Audio Clips and creating new Tracks during playback are all perfectly safe, giving you instant feedback on your work."

 

Best Free Audio / Video Format Conversion for Mac OS

  • Smart Converter

    "Drag your video or audio file to Smart Converter, select an output format and convert, it will analyse your file and preserve as much of the original as possible, optimising conversion speed and quality.

    It handles hundreds of file types and converts to all your favourite formats, it will also add your converted file to iTunes."

  • Handbrake

    "A long-time favourite of mine, when I need to convert from just about any format to a nice, no-nonsense iPod/iPhone compatible video (encoded in H.264). It has a queue, and supports multiple Apple presets including Apple TV." (Review)

  • Miro Video Converter

    "For even easier device conversion, there is Miro Video Converter. With just a dozen device presets and support for only one file at a time, it may not be the best choice for power users. However, its simple interface is 'newbie-proof', and conversion quality is on a par with other programs." (Review)

 

Best Free CD Ripper for Mac OS

  • Max

    "An application for creating high-quality audio files in various formats, from compact discs or files. When extracting audio from compact discs, Max offers the maximum in flexibility to ensure the true sound of your CD is faithfully extracted."

  • fre:ac

    "fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. It currently converts between MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats. More Info: http://www.freac.org/ With fre:ac you easily rip your audio CDs to MP3 or WMA files for use with your hardware player or convert files that do not play with other audio software. You can even convert whole music libraries retaining the folder and filename structure. The integrated CD ripper supports the CDDB/freedb online CD database. It will automatically query song information and write it to ID3v2 or other title information tags."

 

Best Free CD / DVD Burning Software for Mac OS

  • SimplyBurns

    "SimplyBurns is a Mac OS X application with a GUI, which allows the user to burn CD / DVD media. Good burning program ..."

    Sea Mac's note: Works on Mac OS X 10.9.5 - now my #1 pick for Best FREE CD/DVD Burning Software for Mac!!!!"

 

Best Free DVD Ripper for Mac OS

  • HandBrakeHandBrake

    "The program has a relatively small file size for all the features that it offers. The transcoded video is surprisingly good quality for the amount of time it takes to rip.

    Handbrake produces an MPEG-4 file which is compatible with a wide range of media players, and has a very great feature with preconfigured profiles for Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple TV. It also provides numerous video and audio parameter settings for advanced users to alter the file size and video quality accordingly." (Review)

 

Best Free Media Center for Mac OS

  • KodiKodi

    "Kodi (Formerly XBMC) is truly outstanding in this category and earns the Gizmo's Top Pick title rightfully in my eyes. It played all media files I fed it with and turned out to be the most reliable product for me.

    Kodi offers convincing media library features and is highly configurable with custom skins and backdrops. You will find a vast amount of plugins, skins and other goodies for it as the community around Kodi is large." (Review)

  • iTheater

    "iTheater: The Mac Media Center - is a media center application for Mac OS X Like Kodi, or Apple's discontinued "Front Row" App was. iTheater is an open source project that aims to create a media center application for Mac OS X, to fully take advantage of Apple's OSX. The project aims to integrate most media-based Mac applications into a single console (or media center)."

 

Best Free Media Player for Mac OS

  • VLC Media PlayerVLC Media Player

    "VLC is the swiss army knife of media playback software that marvels you with compatibilities and capabilities. It sports an excellent menu based interface that is strictly simple and stripped down.

    The toolbars are fully customizable so you get to choose the buttons needed on the interface. The media player is powerful, light, fast and has the capability to repair broken content and supports many subtitle formats with advanced controls." (Review)

  • MPlayer OSX Extended

    "This player aims to deliver a powerful, functional and no frills video player for OSX. It's based on the original MPlayer OSX project but has since undergone fundamental changes, making it a modern and easy to use video player.

    It's one of the fastest choices on OSX to play back HD H264 videos, supports instant playback of MKV files and advanced styled subtitles in the ASS format."

  • NicePlayer

    "Niceplayer is a fullscreen borderless multi-engine player for Mac OS X. This program aims to be a multi-engine player designed for playing movies nicely for a person who likes to watch or present movies on their computer (such as the casual viewer or the video artist). This program features full screen or border-less floating windows, convenient controls for scrubbing or queuing movies, and on the fly playlist creation."

 

Best Free MP3 Tag Editor for Mac OS

  • Kid3Kid3

    "An audio tag editor runs on multi platforms and supports editing all tags in MP3 files. You can generate tags from file names or vice versa, and import tags from online databases including gnudb.org, TrackType.org, Discogs and MusicBrainz.

    It allows for dragging and dropping a cover art to a file and helps searching album arts and lyrics via a browser from online resources as well. Other features include convert between ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 tags, edit tags of multiple files, generate playlist files, rename and create directories from tags, case conversion and export tags." (Review)

  • MusicBrainz PicardMusicBrainz Picard

    "This freeware adopts a new tagging concept that is album oriented, as opposed to tracks or files oriented tagging.

    It identifies track information by comparing a unique digital thumbprint to the information in the MusicBrainz database. Once the tracks are best matched, you can save their tag info into selected MP3 files. Checking details of a selected file evokes a list of all existing tags, including lyrics. If a tag doesn't exist, you can always add it." (Review)

 

Best Free Music Notation Software for Mac OS

  • MuseScoreMuseScore

    "The best free music notation software with fast and easy note entry in WYSIWYG mode. It's integrated with a sequencer and FluidSynth software synthesizer and allows for an unlimited number of staves; up to four voices per staff; 128 instrument sounds for playback plus eight drum and percussion sets.

    Other features include import and export of MusicXML and standard MIDI files; output as PDF or PNG documents and basic ensemble scoring." (Review)

  • LilyPond

    "LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts. LilyPond is free software and part of the GNU Project. Note: LilyPond is a text-based music engraver; it is more similar to a programming language than a graphical score editing program. Before downloading LilyPond, please read about our Text input."

  • Five Line Skink

    "Five Line Skink is a desktop application which is used to create music staff notation using the abc standard described at http://abc.sourceforge.net/ Skink is available for the Macintosh, Windows and Linux platforms (early versions were also tested on Solaris), but requires that Java be installed - at least Java 1.4 for Skink version 1.x and Java 5 for Skink version 2.x. If you are running on a Macintosh, Java is installed for you. "

 

Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Mac OS

  • Nightingale

    "Nightingale is a community created fork of the Songbird media player. It is developed by a proud community and we are equally proud to bring you the most extensible, feature-rich media experience on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Nightingale allows you to change the user interface, select the features you need, and use the Web to find new music and videos, besides organizing your music libraries."

  • Banshee

    "Play your music and videos.  Keep up with your podcasts and Internet radio.  Discover new music and podcasts.  Keep your portable device loaded with good stuff.  Simple enough to enjoy.  Powerful enough to thrill.  Open-source through and through."

 

Best Free Video Editor for Mac OS

  • Avidemux

    "A free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities."

 
 

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"... Helium - a floating browser window for OS X ...":
http://heliumfloats.com/

 

Lacona lets you control your Mac with natural language commands:

https://www.lacona.io/

 

"... Polymail ... simple, beautiful, powerful email ...":
https://polymail.io/

 

"... WMail ... the missing desktop client for Gmail & Google Inbox ...":

https://thomas101.github.io/wmail/

Happy Holidays to you ALL. I've updated the games page with a LOT of new stuff.  (And almost all of those new games will play on Windows or Linux systems also!)

Numpty Physics may need an alternate download link For MAC Users. Here it is: Numpty Physics.

"... WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client ...":

https://weechat.org/

No. This entry is a bad joke.

There IS NO Macintosh Binary for this APP! You expect my typical reader to Download the Source package/Check the Hashes to see it hasn't been tampered with/Compile this to MAKE a binary copy/Start the compiled App in the Terminal - all for a Command Line program with NO GUI?

I, myself, have never compiled a package to MAKE a Program: and I do NOT expect my readers to do things I cannot. And I do not use command line programs: you must remember a whole bunch of complicated command line sequences and be a good touch typist as well. Frankly, that stuff went out with DOS 5.0: And I do not care to revisit those days. Programs I will use have Menus and can be controlled with a pointing device: like a mouse, or trackpad, or trackball. And my readers expect the same.

Please, in the future do not post any program as a suggestion for this list for which you must compile your own binary! And, I would highly dissuade you from suggesting anymore command line programs: Because I do not intend to post them unless they really fulfill a critical function that no other program (With a GUI) can match. I want the 10 minutes of my life, that it took me to check this useless entry, Back!

Viber for Mac lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country:

https://www.viber.com/en/products/mac

("Wait here. I'll Be Back." - Arnold S.)

I'll be back ...

Cuckoo is an automated malware analysis system: a tool that allows you to understand what a given file does when executed inside an isolated environment:
http://www.cuckoosandbox.org/

 

"... fish is a smart and user-friendly command line shell for OS X, Linux, and the rest of the family ...":

http://fishshell.com/

 

dispcal GUI - open source display calibration and characterization:
http://dispcalgui.hoech.net/

"... tonight you die is an audio rich first person exploration game. players are abandoned in a desolate brutalist cityscape with only a menacing note as a clue: "tonight you die" ...":

http://duendegames.itch.io/tonightyoudie

 

Asciinema - record and share your terminal sessions:

https://asciinema.org/

 

"... Jahshaka is bringing you the future of immersive digital content creation. It delivers a media management and playback platform the is accentuated by compositing, editing and effects modules ...":
http://www.jahshaka.com/

 

"... Kibana is an open source data visualization platform that allows you to interact with your data through stunning, powerful graphics that can be combined into custom dashboards that help you share insights from your data far and wide ...":

https://www.elastic.co/products/kibana

 

"... ScreenCloud makes screenshot sharing easy ...":
https://screencloud.net/

 

"... Apache Directory Studio is a complete directory tooling platform intended to be used with any LDAP server however it is particularly designed for use with ApacheDS ...":
https://directory.apache.org/studio/

 

GNS3 - a graphical network simulator to design and configure virtual networks:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gns-3/

 

"... Jenkins is an award-winning application that monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron ...":
https://jenkins-ci.org/

"... Iridium is a free, open, and libre browser modification of the Chromium code base, with privacy being enhanced in several key areas. Automatic transmission of partial queries, keywords, metrics to central services inhibited and only occurs with consent. In addition, all our builds are reproducible, and modifications are auditable, setting the project ahead of other secure browser providers ...":
https://iridiumbrowser.de/

 

HipChat:
https://www.hipchat.com/

 

Xpad - notepad (not maintained anymore):
http://getxpad.com/

 

XTorrent2:

http://www.xtorrentp2p.com/

 

Telephone is a VoIP program which allows you to make phone calls over the internet:

http://www.tlphn.com/

 

Buddi is a personal finance and budgeting program:

http://buddi.digitalcave.ca/

 

FreeWRL is an Open Source, cross platform VRML2 and X3D compliant browser, with script, SAI and EAI support:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/freewrl/

 

TeXShop:

http://pages.uoregon.edu/koch/texshop/index.html

 

Photivo:

http://photivo.org/

"... OpenRA is a Libre/Free Real Time Strategy project that recreates the classic Command & Conquer titles. We include recreations of C&C (Tiberian Dawn), C&C: Red Alert, and Dune 2000. These are not intended to be perfect copies, but instead combine the classic gameplay of the originals with modern improvements such as unit veterancy and the fog of war ...":

http://www.openra.net/

 

Terminology for OS X Dictionary:

http://agiletortoise.com/terminology/mac/

 

Disconnect free:

https://disconnect.me/

 

"... Toggl Desktop is a small desktop application that will help you track time more conveniently. It sits quietly in your system tray and when you need it (to start/stop/edit your work), it’s quickly accessible. It does what it’s designed to do best – tracks time ...":
http://support.toggl.com/toggl-on-my-desktop/

 

Fluid lets you create a Real Mac App out of any website or web application, effectively turning your favorite web apps into OS X desktop apps:

http://fluidapp.com/

 

"... Hocus Focus automatically hides application windows that have been inactive for a certain period of time, leaving only the applications you’re using visible. It’s a great way to keep your screens clutter free and your mind focused on the task at hand ...":

http://hocusfoc.us/

 

Desperate Gods is a free online board game that was designed to be played just like a board game in real-life: no rules are enforced by the computer, and all moves are performed in a shared physical space. The game itself is a cross between Monopoly and Diablo, a dark fantasy dungeon crawl for up to four players:

http://www.wolfire.com/desperate-gods

 

StepMania is a free dance and rhythm game:

http://www.stepmania.com/

 

Pac the Man X:

http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Games/Pac-the-Man-X.shtml

 

Vega Strike is an Open Source 3D Action-Space-Sim that lets you trade, fight, and explore in a vast universe:

http://vegastrike.sourceforge.net/

 

VidMasta - a search application to watch and download movies and TV shows:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vidmasta/

 

Enpass takes care of all your life important credentials & online accounts in safe and best way:

http://www.enpass.io/apps/macosx/

 

Slife makes it impossibly easy to keep track of time and stay productive:

http://www.slifeweb.com/

 

Burn:

http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html

 

Deeper is a personalization utility for OS X which you can use to enable and disable the hidden functions of the Finder, Dock, Safari, iTunes, login window, and many of Apple’s applications, and more:

http://www.titanium.free.fr/

 

Monolingual is a program for removing unnecessary language resources from OS X, in order to reclaim several hundred megabytes of disk space:

https://ingmarstein.github.io/Monolingual/

 

Colloquy is an advanced IRC, SILC & ICB client:

http://colloquy.info/

 

Skype for Mac:

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

 

IPSecuritas is a free IPSec client:

http://www.lobotomo.com/products/IPSecuritas/

 

With Tiger Envelopes you can stop snoops from reading your email:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/tigerenvelopes/

 

Paparazzi! is a small utility for Mac OS X that makes screenshots of webpages:

https://derailer.org/paparazzi/

 

Juice:

http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/

Thank you for all the useful suggestions .... but a few of your suggestions are old programs that no longer even launch on Mac OS 10.7 or later, or won't work properly on any recent Mac OS.

Take "Juice", from 2005, for example: it won't even launch!

Or your suggestion for "Burn" - which quits in the middle of a Burn - and is no longer supported by the developer: I removed that from this list 2 weeks ago! (and commented on its removal - so no one would suggest it again - in the editor's forum: in a thread with the words Mac and Gory in the title ... please read it?)

And thank you for all the suggested games. But I don't happen to have a spare year handy in which to check to see if they are still working on Mac OS 10.9 ... nor to even post the 100 games in the "Merry Christmas" list I made (in the "Recent Finds" section in the editors forum) - that I know still work because I pre-tested them out FOR Christmas! This is my first time online this week ... my real life has become way too busy to allow me any time online to post new things ANYWHERE.

Pile 'em On!!! But I will not be posting new stuff until I've checked the whole existing list and removed all the posted things that don't work any longer (like Burn). And that's not going to be soon if I only get 3 hours online a week - only by getting up super early at 4 AM some day ....

After I check the existing things on the list to see if they still work, and weed out the remaining non-functional items, then - and only then - will I start weeding out any non-functioning suggestions and adding them to the list. I seem to be the only editor here with a Macintosh - and half of my friends own Macs too - so it falls on me to see if they still work before they are posted. It is a big responsibility ... and weeks of continuous non-stop working just to test the remaining ones ... and I have less time for the internet now than ever before (I'm not liking the fact I can't be here as much as I wish to be ... ).

My hour is up .... see you next week.

Sorry about that. I got those from Best of Mac lists from the net.

I have 30 more to check/post and then I am done ;)

Yes, those suggestions ... and then I have Another List to dig through (leave that one to me, Please)!

After I get done posting those 100 Games I stored away for later in "Recent Finds", that is ....

And I'll be posting new things for a long time to come .... 

No, it is my bad for failing to list Burn BY NAME in my editing list ... I'm just getting done spanking myself over it in the editors forum. Mea Culpa!!!

OpenClonk is a free multiplayer action game in which you control clonks, small but witty and nimble humanoid beings. The game is mainly about mining, settling and fast-paced melees:

http://www.openclonk.org/

 

Aquamacs is a user-friendly build of the powerful Emacs text editor:

http://aquamacs.org/

 

XMind free:

http://www.xmind.net/

 

".. Anxiety is a super-lightweight To-do list application for Mac OS X Leopard that synchronizes with iCal and Mail. Its aim is to provide a streamlined, easily accessible interface to add and check off your tasks, while remaining poised to melt into the background at a moments notice ...":

http://www.anxietyapp.com/

 

"... Adapter - the ultimate converter ...":

https://www.macroplant.com/adapter/

"... darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them ...":

http://www.darktable.org/

 

"... Koala is a GUI application for Less, Sass, Compass and CoffeeScript compilation, to help web developers to use them more efficiently ...":

http://koala-app.com/

 

SimpLESS is your easy-to-use LESS CSS compiler:

http://wearekiss.com/simpless

 

MacClean:

http://www.imobie.com/macclean/

 

"... Infinit is the easiest app for sending any kind and size of files to your friends ...":

https://infinit.io/

 

"... SiteSucker is a Macintosh application that automatically downloads Web sites from the Internet. It does this by asynchronously copying the site's Web pages, images, backgrounds, movies, and other files to your local hard drive, duplicating the site's directory structure. Just enter a URL (Uniform Resource Locator), press return, and SiteSucker can download an entire Web site ...":

http://www.sitesucker.us/mac/mac.html

 

"... Enigma is a puzzle game inspired by Oxyd on the Atari ST and Rock'n'Roll on the Amiga. The object of the game is to find uncover pairs of identically colored Oxyd stones. Simple? Yes. Easy? Certainly not! Hidden traps, vast mazes, laser beams, and, most of all, countless hairy puzzles usually block your direct way to the Oxyd stones ...":
http://www.nongnu.org/enigma/

 

Numpty Physics is a drawing puzzle game:

http://numptyphysics.garage.maemo.org/

 

"... Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design applicationthat helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D ...":

http://www.sweethome3d.com/

 

Luminance HDR:

http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/

 

Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program:

http://pinta-project.com/

 

Dwarf fortress:

http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/index.html

"... BetterTouchTool is a great, feature packed FREE app that allows you to configure many gestures for your Magic Mouse, Macbook Trackpad and Magic Trackpad. It also allows you to configure actions for keyboard shortcuts, normal mice and the Apple Remote ...":

http://www.bettertouchtool.net/

 

"... X Lossless Decoder(XLD) is a tool for Mac OS X that is able to decode/convert/play various 'lossless' audio files. The supported audio files can be split into some tracks with cue sheet when decoding ...":

http://tmkk.undo.jp/xld/index_e.html

 

"... ImageOptim is a free app that makes images take up less disk space and load faster, without sacrificing quality ...":

https://imageoptim.com/

 

Sip:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sip/id507257563?mt=12

 

"... LineIn is a simple application for OS X to enable the soft playthru of audio from input devices. In simpler terms, you can use LineIn to play sound coming in through a microphone or any other device plugged in to your Sound In port, just as was once available with OS 9's "Play input through output device" option ...":

https://www.rogueamoeba.com/freebies/

 

AppPolice is a minimalistic application for Mac OS X that lets you quickly limit the CPU usage of any of the running processes:

http://definemac.com/

 

Recordit:

http://recordit.co/

 

"... iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm ... iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted ...":

https://www.iterm2.com/

 

Slate is a window management application:

https://github.com/jigish/slate

 

XtraFinder add Tabs and features to Mac Finder:

https://www.trankynam.com/xtrafinder/

xhyve - a port of bhyve to OS X:

https://github.com/mist64/xhyve

 

"... MacID is a fast, secure way to unlock your Mac without the inconvenience of typing your password over and over ...":

http://macid.co/

 

VimR - refined Vim Experience for OS X:

http://vimr.org/

 

Tiny for Mac:

http://www.delightfuldev.com/tiny/

 

"... Skynet takes the things you share the most and makes them easier, faster, and more fun. And with support for group conversations, you can send to as many people you'd like ...":

http://joinskynet.com/

 

Secret Maryo Chronicles is an Open Source two-dimensional platform game with a design similar to classic computer games:

http://www.secretmaryo.org/

 

Spectacle - "... Window control with simple, customizable keyboard shortcuts ...":

http://spectacleapp.com/

 

Touchgrind:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/touchgrind/id453696042?mt=12

 

CSR Racing:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/csr-racing/id561080741?mt=12

 

Pocket planes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-planes-free-airline/id491994942?mt=8

 

Gas Mask is simple hosts file manager for Mac OS X. It allows editing of host files and switching between them:

https://github.com/2ndalpha/gasmask

 

MenuMeters is a set of CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools:

http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters/

 

Hex Fiend - hex editor:

http://ridiculousfish.com/hexfiend/

 

Potrace is a tool for tracing a bitmap, which means, transforming a bitmap into a smooth, scalable image:

http://potrace.sourceforge.net/

 

Integrity - "... Easily find your website's broken links ...":

http://peacockmedia.software/mac/integrity/free.html

 

Asepsis prevents creation of .DS_Store files. It redirects their creation into a special folder:

http://asepsis.binaryage.com/

 

KeepingYouAwake is a small menu bar utility can be activated to prevent your Mac from going into sleep:

https://github.com/newmarcel/KeepingYouAwake

"... Homebrew Cask extends Homebrew and brings its elegance, simplicity, and speed to OS X applications and large binaries alike ...":

http://caskroom.io/

 

"... The Battle for Wesnoth is a Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat ...":

http://www.wesnoth.org/

 

"... Comical is a portable CBR and CBZ viewer written in C++ using wxWidgets. It supports multiple image formats and uses high-quality image scaling algorithms to fit pages onscreen ...":

http://sourceforge.net/projects/comical/

 

YACReader:

http://www.yacreader.com/

 

"... Karabiner -  apowerful and stable keyboard customizer ...":

https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/

 

"... Dragand - a quick and simple application to download subtitles of your favorite series ...":

http://dragand.watch/

 

Encrypto:

http://macpaw.com/encrypto

 

Fotor:

http://www.fotor.com/mac/index.html

 

"... Cobook is the unified address book that brings together contact info from your computer, social networks and other sources ...":

https://cobook.co/

 

"... Vienna is an RSS/Atom reader for Mac OS X, packed with powerful features that help you make sense of the flood of information that is distributed via these formats today ...":

http://www.vienna-rss.org/

 

"... GeekTool is an application for Mac OS 10.6+. It lets you display various kinds of information on your desktop via 3 default plug-ins ...":

http://projects.tynsoe.org/en/geektool/

 

"... Nerdtool allows you to display many things directly on top of your desktop; weather reports, headline news, and system vitals are just a few uses ...":

http://mutablecode.com/apps/nerdtool.html

 

Retinizer:

http://retinizer.mikelpr.com/

 

Amnesty singles - a drag-and-drop utility that converts Dashboard widgets into standalone applications:

http://mesadynamics.com/

 

PS3 Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server:
http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/

 

"... teleport is a simple utility to let you use one single mouse and keyboard to control several of your Macs ...":

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/14042/teleport

 

"... nvALT is a fork of the original Notational Velocity by Brett Terpstra and ElasticThreads (David Halter) with some additional features (MultiMarkdown preview and source views, public note sharing, customizable colors…) and some interface modifications (bookmarks HUD, fullscreen view and more) ...":

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/36277/nvalt

Caddy - the HTTP/2 web server:
http://caddyserver.com/

Phocus - free image processing software:
http://www.hasselblad.com/software/phocus

Apparently this is a 'Yes, BUT ....' program with hidden catches to it ... I'll list it here: BUT with a few caveats.

First thing upon launch: "Phocus wants to access my contacts.". Well. I cannot think of a legitimate purpose that a big camera company (that only has very wealthy clients) would want the name/address/number/department/ETC of everyone I know (presumably all of their wealthy clients never think twice and freely share this information?) - but I can think of several purposes they might use this information for that I might be unhappy about at a later time.

So, NO: they do not get permission from the system to access my contacts - denied! 

Then this sneaky program tries to "call home" anyway: behind your back! Thank goodness for "Little Snitch" (I have purchased) warning me about bad activities tried over my internet connection!

Now, there are legitimate reasons a program might want to call home: to check for a newer version of itself is the common usage. But a good developer always warns you, with a prompt or two ... something to the effect of "AnyAPP would like to check for updates. (You must be connected to the internet to continue.)" {CANCEL} { OK } before it snatches at your internet connection, and sometimes the part in parenthesis is in a separate notifier box with {CONTINUE} instead of { OK }.

Having already tried to grab up all my contacts personal information: NOW Phocus will try to transmit information through my internet connection without me noticing it - until it is too late. What say you 'Little Snitch'? DENIED!!!!! Do NOT let Phocus call home, I said.

Now Phocus insists I register it - with my Hasselblad camera serial number, and a whole long user profile - 'for support purposes' (marketing support ... I'll bet): good thing there is a {LATER} Button: or I'd have quit checking this software out and given a failing grade to it right then. It will nag you regularly to register it, you bet!

Finally I get to the Welcome dialog. I checked the program out. It is "Adobe Photoshop" complicated in there: just the way I like it. Seems like well written code - just that it acts snoopy without permission. IF you trust Hasselblad will not snoop through your computer for data: go ahead and install this "Free Download" program.

Is there any way I can batch remove 3249 unwanted emails from my ipad. I have mail "ruled" to avoid spam on my syncd mac but the syncing seeme to occur prior to the sorting.

I think so ... but I do not use an iPad or Apple "Mail", myself. Here is how I would theoretically proceed: 1. Get them all in a group. Arrange their sorting order so as to get as many spam messages in a contiguous block as is possible - hopefully they are all marked as junk and you can sort by junk status. You can arrange to sort them by clicking on the tops of the various columns (sender email address/junk status/date/subject/ ... and so on) - which will regroup them by sender or subject ... or whatever. 2. Bulk delete shortcuts On my Mac Desktop I can "Select" a large contiguous block of files in the finder - or messages in my email client (or in quite a few other Mac programs) in one of two ways: Drag Select ... where you hold the left mouse button down while drawing a rectangle that encloses JUST the items you want ... OR Select the first message of the block you want deleted - then HOLD DOWN the Shift Key and click on the last message of the block you want deleted: that selects all messages between the first and last ones. Then click Delete. Go get the iPad Manual: https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide... and check page 55 Please. "Delete, move, or mark multiple messages. While viewing a list of messages, tap Edit. Select some messages, then choose an action. If you make a mistake, shake iPad immediately to undo."
Sadly, Xee is not freeware anymore. :-(
Yes, the latest version from the Apple App store DOES cost money .... HOWEVER ... the last free version of Xee - 2.2 - is still freely available, and DOES seem to still work on Mac OS X 10.9.5 ... at least it launched when I tested it, and all of the pieces appeared to be there ... I'm putting it BACK ... it is still of use. "The Last Free Version" is still good enough.
Thank You. I will remove it.
Homebrew - The missing package manager for OS X: http://brew.sh/

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