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UsefulMacSoftware - SH/SC Wiki. 15 Must-Have Free Apps For Your Mac & Giveaway. The very first Mac article ever published by MakeUseOf was about Things.

15 Must-Have Free Apps For Your Mac & Giveaway

That was about 2 years ago. Since then we’ve continued to serve the Mac community well, publishing over 300 articles. While reviewing apps, part of the job description is testing them out. After we’re done, we ask ourselves the golden question, “Is this app a keeper?” That’s what this list is all about — those apps that eventually find a permanent place on our Macs to call Home. Dropbox Everyone knows Dropbox for their amazing file-sharing service. Sign up for a free account and you automatically get 2GB to share with your friends. Need mobile access to your files? AppFresh Surely you must know how it feels to load an app, just to have it inform you that it’s outdated and there’s a newer version available? AppFresh is what you want. Adium Adium is probably the most widely-used multi-protocol chat app on Macs.

Adium supports a wide range of chat protocols from MSN to Facebook to ICQ to Gadu Gadu. The Unarchiver Skitch. I use this osx software: New Releases. How to Make Symbols on a Mac: 12 steps. Steps Method 1 of 5: Using the Option Key Codes 1Hold down the ⌥ Option key.

How to Make Symbols on a Mac: 12 steps

On a Macintosh, ⌥ Option is the same as ⎇ Alt on a Windows computer. The list on the left shows symbols you can type by holding down ⌥ Option plus another key. The list at right requires you to press ⌥ Option, ⇧ Shift, and a third key. Method 2 of 5: Using System Preferences 1Go to System Preferences. 2Select International. 11Close the Character Palette. 1Click "Edit" in the Menu Bar2Click "Special Characters...

" at the bottom of the Edit menu. 3A new Character Palette will appear on screen. 4Select a category from the menu on the left. 5From the list on the right, click on a symbol. 6Close the Character Palette. 1Click "Edit" in the Menu Bar2Click "Special Characters... " at the bottom of the Edit menu. 3A new Character Palette will appear on screen near the cursor in your application. Method 5 of 5: The Maverick Update Tips Ad. David Alison's Blog: Switching to Mac. On February 2, 2008 I was a Windows software developer.

David Alison's Blog: Switching to Mac

I had a house full of Windows based machines and was working on building up my next software company using some of them. I am what you might call a heavy duty computer user; I use my machines to communicate with folks (e-mail, forums, etc), develop software, manage my digital photos, edit home videos, play high end games, etc. Basically I spent most of my waking hours in front of a computer and was fine plugging away on Windows XP. Something however was missing. It took me a while to figure out but I was simply bored with Windows. Every 6-9 months I would have to reinstall Windows and my core applications and suddenly my performance would return.

It was at this point in my life that many of my friends started getting Macs. Still, more and more people, including some highly technical software developers I knew, were getting Macs and raving about them. Not Perfect But Close EnoughMy Macs have not been perfect mind you.