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Amarra!!! (Hi-Fi music player)

Beat all the software which play the music / _> \
 
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Trillian is the best all-in-one IM application nowadays, both for Windows and OS X (IMHO). Adium was my previous choice but I'd got tired of it's bugs. I don't know it's current situation.

VLC has still no rival in it's area. MPLayer variants are feature poor beneath VLC.

Safari is the fastest browser on OS X but lacks many things Firefox & Chrome have, especially add-ons.

Logic is awesome with Ableton Live. Reason as well.

Lightroom beats Aperture.
All other Adobe applications are already rock solid (Photoshop, After Effects etc.).

Microsoft's Office suit was slow as hell until the 2011 version. iWork is very elegant but the rest of the world still uses MS-Office or Libre Office. Plus it is OS X only (like Logic).

Final Cut Pro was a masterpiece until the hideous X version. Nobody uses it except the golden 9 series.

No need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader as OS X supports PDF files out of the box.

And my last discovery is Clementine of course. It's definitely the best audio player on OS X (and Linux and Windows). It's open source and a fork of the legendary Amarok 1.4 audio player from the KDE Linux world and uses processing resources very low. Plays almost every audio format including FLAC and DOES NOT IMPORT the songs you play into somewhere on the library without asking to the user. Songbird fails the mission becuse it's very processing power and RAM hungry and sluggish. iTunes is only used for my iPad. Nothing else.

By the way, Clementine plays 24bit, 192 Khz audio successfully and IT IS FREE (free on both freedom and free not to pay any bucks).
 
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PIEZO :thumbup: Piezo makes it a snap to record audio on your Mac. In seconds, you'll be recording audio from any application or from audio inputs like microphones. Piezo requires almost no configuration, and it's a blast to use! Simple and inexpensive - that's a winning combination.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/41057/piezo :D
 

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My favorite apps:

Alfred App http://www.alfredapp.com/
A lot like quicksilver but better :)
Sparrow Mail http://sparrowmailapp.com/
Fantastical http://flexibits.com/
TextExpander http://smilesoftware.com/TextExpander/
1password https://agilebits.com/onepassword/mac
Osfoora http://www.osfoora.com/
TotalFinder http://totalfinder.binaryage.com/
Ecoute http://www.pixiapps.com/ecoute/
To play my music. I actually hate most apps that start with the i.
iPhoto, iTunes both sluggish freakin resource eaters!
Sparkbox http://www.icyblaze.com/sparkbox/
Reeder http://reederapp.com/
DayOne http://dayoneapp.com/
Here's an exception on the apps starting with an i
iA Writer http://www.iawriter.com/

Reason I left windows 2,5 years ago behind is not because I'm soo in love with Mac OS but with the apps developers create for the Mac :)
 
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I also like the previously mentioned TextWrangler, but sadly it is Mac only. A similar editor, but available for Linux, Windows and Mac is Editra. (http://editra.org/preview) Be sure to look at the available extensions.
 
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buggywhip said:
I also like the previously mentioned TextWrangler, but sadly it is Mac only. A similar editor, but available for Linux, Windows and Mac is Editra. (http://editra.org/preview) Be sure to look at the available extensions.
Sublime Text 2 is great too and is available for Mac/Win.
Finally in full version mode btw :)
 
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I just build a new Hack, which is running Mac OS X SL 10.6.8. I just wonder what version of iLife and iWork I should get.

I already install the following free software:

1- Blue Fish (editor)
2- Picasa (drawing/photo)
3- Audacity (audio)
4- Kindle

Anyhow, I would appreciate your comments and assistance to decide if I should buy iLife or iWork. I found out that amazon has iLife versions 11 and 9 whereas Apple doesn't see to sell iWork any more, but it does seem to sell its components in the App Store for about $20 each of the components. Thanks.
 
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