I’ve decided to complile a list with all the OSX Mac Software I use on a constant basis on my MacBook  Pro, and try to make this first post about software that is not very well-known or that helps the end-user perform several tasks better. The list, of course, is far from being complete and more posts will follow in the next week with other apps as well. Below is the list:



Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats. (It’s somekind of a Mac Codec Pack and works pretty well)



MacFUSE allows you to extend Mac OS X’s native file handling capabilities via 3rd-party file systems. It is used as a software building block by dozens of products. (The main feature I enjoy from MacFUSE is the NTFS-writing ability)



AppFresh helps you to keep all applications, widgets, preference panes and application plugins installed on your Mac up to date. All from one place, easy to use and fully integrated into Mac OS X. AppFresh works by checking the excellent osx.iusethis.com for new versions and lets you download and install available updates easily.



AppCleaner is a small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps. Installing an application distributes many files throughout your System using space of your Hard Drive unnecessarily. AppCleaner finds all these small files and safely deletes them.



F.lux makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again. Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. F.lux will do the rest, automatically.

Quicksilver (by Blacktree)


A unified, extensible interface for working with applications, contacts, music, and other data. (It’s a very good program that combines the Spotlight functionality, App Launcher, and many more. I personally use it as a fast App Launcher and it never lets me down.)

Have any other suggestions? Post them in the comments below