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Many have been mentioned.

Here are some I didn't see, that I really like.

Airparrot : Provides Airplay for those hackintoshes that are not Airplay enabled.
Duplicate Finder: Searches more than just photo duplicates, tried several, this is one is the best IMHO.
ShowHiddenFiles: Self-explanatory.
TorBrowser: hmmm... you figure it out. ;-)
VPNOneClick: If you are outside the usa and are blocked from viewing certain website/content/videos, this is the simplest way to access them, plus anonymity when needed. You need to pay for the service though. But it's really easy to use. Works on IOS devices also.
Hyperdock: sorta like a windows 7 preview for the dock, open apps have a preview thumbnail when you hover their icon on the dock.
FolderWatch: Synchronizes folders across several HDD, good for files/data back up.
Find Any File : finds everything including hidden files.

I also need to mention an IOS app I like. Apple remote, lets you use your ipad's big keyboard as a keyboard for AppleTV. No need for a bluetooth keyboard connected to your AppleTV.
 

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Not Mac Specific, goes on everything I can find a version for.

The most useful file manager for any computer system

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A.K.A. Midnite Commander You either love it or hate it (until you need it).
 
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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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