This piece of software lets you create, maintain, encrypt, and install configuration profiles on one or several iPhones. Administrators can install provisioning profiles and authorized applications. iPhone Configuration Utility is also useful to edit settings for VPN, Wi-Fi, APN and change parameters for Exchange accounts, mail settings, and certificates. Licence: Freeware
Records audio on your Mac and helps you to edit it. Useful open source utility when the time comes. You might not need Audacity often, but when you need it, it’s there. Deals with AIFF, WAV, MP3, Ogg, FLAC, WMA and other data.
Highly customisable tool for nerds to keep an eye on things. MenuMeters sits in the menu bar of your Mac and shows the activity of CPUs, hard drives, the memory used or the download and upload speed of your network. Licence: Open source.
Free and easy to use VPN-Client. Connects several Macs securely via the Internet. Useful to access remote machines and to play games which support LAN connections but have no build in Internet support. Licence: Open Source. Support discontinued – still works though.
Classic FTP-Client for uploading files to a server. Cyberduck supports many formats such as FTP/TLS (FTP secured over SSL/TLS), SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer), WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning). Amazon S3, Google Docs and Rackspace Cloud Files. Licence: Open Source
Flv Crunch accepts many files – for example Flash videos or .mkv and converts them into different formats. The usage is pretty straight forward and the software costs you: zero. If you are looking for video converters you might want to check out ReduxEncoder too.
Knows how to handle most regular used archives on the web. Download this freeware and you are covered for Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, 7-Zip, Rar, LhA, StuffIt and other file formats.
App Store Expense Monitor. It’s all in the name. Licence: Freeware
This little tool will let you set the backup interval of Time Machine. You can chose to do hourly, daily, weekly and monthly backups. And it costs you nothing.
Rips DVDs to your Mac. Afterwards you can convert these files into formats like MP4 and MKV (MPEG-4, H.264, Theora). HandBrake is open source and offers plenty of video settings.
Open Source component for QuickTime and Apple’s Quick Look feature. Perian adds support for many video formats, among them Windows Media Video (WMV), FLV and Flash Video.
With QuickTime X you can record your screen actions on your Mac. Just go to “File” and select “New Screen Recording”. It sits in your application folder and is free!
As the name implies, this program keeps track of all computers Apple builds. Mactracker includes detailed information on many sorts of things: Processors, components, year built and expansion slots. Useful if you need to find out which type of RAM and how much you can fit in your machine. Or which graphics cards are supported, in case you want to upgrade it. All that information comes free and you can have it in an iPhone app as well!
This tool gives you a shortcut to control iTunes with your keyboard. Licence: Free
Always wanted to take a screenshot of a whole website and in full resolution? Paparazzi will do it for you. It’s even free! In case you want to download an entire site, give SiteSucker a go.
Plays Windows Media Files (WMV, WMA) in your browser and in QuickTime. Licence: Freeware.
Free all-rounder for video and audio files. Plays almost anything you can download from the web. And it streams your DVDs and movie files to other Macs or over the Internet too. Highly customisable media player. Licence: Open Source
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Like following the stars? Stellarium gives you your very own planetarium right at home on your Mac. It shows you the sky in 3D, exactly like you would see it outside your door or anywhere else in the world – even when it’s cloudy Check it out if you want – it’s open source, i.e. costs you nothing.
There are many word processing tools for Mac users out there. Microsoft Word, NeoOffice and Open Office being the most prominent. But if you are looking for a small, lightweight writing solution Bean might just do it for you. It’s simple open source and handles Word (doc and docx), the rtf-format and .odt. So you are covered regarding different file formats. The novel you have to write yourself.
Small help tool to measure pixels, inches, picas and centimetres on your screen. Free Ruler gives you a horizontal and vertical ruler with adjustable transparency settings among other options.
Take a picture of the whole screen: command + shift + 3 (command = ⌘-key).
Take a picture of a part of the screen: command + shift + 4
Take a picture of a program window: command + shift + 4 + space
Screenshots are saved to your desktop as PNG files. You can also use the system tool “Grab” for screenshots. It’s located in the utilities folder.
A simple backup utility for backing up data, system and application settings. iBackup’s special feature is system preferences, which is useful for highly personalised programs such as Mail, iTunes and iPhoto. Since it’s free you might just try it for yourself. Or have a go with SilverKeeper.
Helpful battery tool, which lets you know everything there is to know about your MacBook’s juice pack. coconutBattery gives you the current maximum capacity in relation to the original capacity. It also tells you about the battery’s load cycles and about the age of your Mac. Free!
Sigil is an eBook editor to edit books in the popular ePub format. It’s an open source project to help you get your written work out to Apple’s iBookstore or Amazon’s Kindle Store and other platforms. It runs on Mac, Windows and Linux. There’s also a manual to get you started.
If you want to access your iPhone directly, for example to copy or delete pictures and movies without syncing via iTunes, this software is for you. And you can use your phone as a USB dive too. Owners of a jailbroken iPhone can also get to their e-mails, text messages, voice mails and address book.
Dropbox offers a great way to store, sync and share files over the Web. 2GB of space come free and it integrates perfectly with Mac, PC and iPhone/iPad. It’s really helpful for many things, just check it out!
Ultimate piece of software for video, chat and voice communication. Skype is simple to use, it’s free and runs on Mac and Windows. Prices to call mobiles and landlines are moderate. You can also get a land line number and answering machine. Licence: Freeware.
ReduxEncoder is a great freeware for the Mac to convert video files into different formats. There are several options to get the job done, this is one of them. Flv Crunch another.
Winston übernimmt für Mac-User die Kommunikation mit dem Finanzamt (Umsatzsteuervoranmeldung (UStVA), Dauerfristverlängerung, Lohnsteueranmeldung (LStA), Lohnsteuerbescheinigungen (LStB) und Steuerkontoabfrage). Das Programm überzeugt durch seine einfache Bedienung und gute Anpassungsmöglichkeiten. Die Basisversion kostet €14,99.