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To do a quick Internet search with different search engines, even directly on your favorite site:
- Monocle
- Alfred
I've been using Monocle for years, it's free.
Alfred can do a lot more things.

I second someone who mentioned Keyboard Maestro (shortcut manager with apps, scripts & shells management, to name a few...), as indispensable as Launchbar in my workflow!
Launchbar and Alfred are somehow similar for the launching operations but I prefer how Launchbar works.

I haven't seen many mention Dragthing, that allows you to have drawers all around the screen to access your favorite folders/files/apps. There's an Apps drawer to easily switch, hide, quit or force quit your apps.

One that I keep on using in Mavericks although it's not supported anymore is Maxmenus, basically the same thing as Dragthing but from a tiny dot in a corner or (before Mavericks) in the empty part of the menubar. To bring back that function to Mavericks, I use Finderpop, a venerable ancester amongst Mac apps, that can do other great little things.
EDIT: I was forgetting Application Wizard, another approach in apps management, that allows you creating a shortcut to show different menus for launching/quitting apps, your preferred folders, etc. Note that Maxmenus also allows the use of shortcuts for the same matter.

I can't believe noone mentioned Filebuddy!!!??? Indispensable to change info on files or searching for them by their characteristics. :thumbup:
 
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Great list! There are a few here I haven't tried! Got to add a few of my personal favs to this list:

VLC- Swiss Army Knife of Audio/Video players.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Transmission- Bit t*****t Client for Mac
http://www.transmissionbt.com/

Textmate- Text/Code Editor Extraordinaire
http://macromates.com/

Cyberduck- FTP/SSH Client
http://cyberduck.ch/

XLD- Audio Encoder/Decoder
http://tmkk.hp.infoseek.co.jp/xld/index_e.html

Onyx- Multifunctional OS X Disk Utility- clean caches, permissions, repair disks, etc...
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11582

XSlimmer- Remove foreign languages, PowerPC code from Apps- gain GBs of Disk space!
http://www.xslimmer.com/



Its a PRO list, I use all of this myself, and I wood ad the wonderfull ITerm2 ( http://iterm2.com/ )
 
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App I use more then anything, would have to be Textual 5. It's an IRC Client. I'm on IRC a lot, so ya.
 
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I like Evernote a lot too.

Something I cannot live without that hasn't been mentioned is WebDrive for Mac. I use it at home (and the Windows version in the office) to access and edit my files on OneDrive. Tons of other connectors too. http://www.webdrive.com/products/webdrive-mac/
 

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I recommend you try Paragon CampTune X is incredibly easy to use and allows you to resize partitions NTFS and Mac within a single hard disk without data loss. It is designed to run on Bootcamp but is perfect if you have Windows and OS X on the same hard disk.
 
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Here's a great 3rd party OS X app. If you use screen savers you probably get easily bored with the standard options that are offered on your Mac/Customac. Now there are some apps available on github that let you stream the Apple TV video screensavers right to your Mac/Customac. I'm using the one by John Coates (aerial).

http://www.ithinkdiff.com/use-new-apple-tv-screen-savers-on-mac-os-x/

Link to Aerial: https://github.com/JohnCoates/Aerial

Thats an awesome find, thanks for that, it's beautiful!


Let me add some recommendations:

- Kiwi for Gmail: nice if you want a separate gmail interface, and though it seems not much more than a browser window for gmail specifically, you can add multiple gmail accounts, it has it's own icon, and notifications too. I love the gmail interface, so I hate all clients that do the traditional approach for gmail. Airmail was ok, but Kiwi is perfect for me.

- Microsoft Remote Desktop: for connecting to remote Windows machines this is really the best, most responsive rdp client. Supports multiple monitors too, and credential management. This not the same as "Microsoft Remote Desktop" which is a whole different client (also from microsoft but its the older version I think).

- Pixelmator: what a great great, cheap alternative for Photoshop. Well worth the 30 usd/euro when you regularly use it to edit photos etc.

- Disk Drill: SMART and SSD wear leveling monitor. Also does data recovery.

- Disk map: such a simple app like filelight that creates a map where your precious disk space has gone. Especially fond of this app because it is fast and has a great simple clear interface. Got it in a bundle so it was cheap too.

- Little Snitch: fantastic for monitoring outgoing traffic (its an outbound firewall). Essential if you ask me; if you like to install applications you can see what they do to phone home. Recently an app tried to connect to a malware domain... that's a good sign that you want to get rid of it.

-mpv: light, player style, free, media player. I had to build it from scratch, but yesterday I saw that there is a osx binary available now. Very nice media player in the style of vlc and mplayerx (had to ditch the latter because of the spyware that had infested it).

-Gemini: duplicate file finder, works great. Got it in a discount, well worth it (for a discount, full price is a bit much for a single-task-tool).

-Force-paste: simple tool that types the text in your clipboard. Useful when copy/paste does not work (for example apple Time Machine password box, or file vault password box). Essential when you use long randomised passwords. Which brings me to:

-1Password: fantastic password manager. Quite expensive though, but knowing how important security is these days, I think that it's well worth the money. For me the only way to force myself to use different, difficult passwords for every application, locker and website.

- Bitdefender A/V: times that mac was virus free are over. More and more people have macs so the platform is more interesting for hackers now. I got 6 months of free coverage on this one, liking it so far (5 months in). Hardly notice it running, and has found plenty of trojan/virus for me, mostly in downloaded mails though. Especially since we running hackintoshes, which might not be patched on day 1 by the owner because something might break, trojans/viruses/worms might creep in. You're still way safer on mac than windows, but times are changing.

-wacaw: nice little app to make screenshots from the command line with your webcam. I made a cronjob that makes a shot every few hours, it's fun to make a compilation. But you could use it to make a screenshot every time someone unlocks the mac, as a security record maybe or if you don't trust your spouse :p

-Amphetamine: more elaborate version of caffeine (keeps your mac awake), I like it better.

- Visual Studio Code and Sublime Text: both great text/code editors.

-Bluestacks: Android emulator, when you have an android app that you want to use in OSX. Works really well.
 
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