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iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion. Its focus is on performance, internationalization, and supp...
Homebrew is a package manager for OS X. For alternatives see here. HomeBrew (the command is named brew, when you type it in at the terminal) is not just one power tool, it's...
Alfred is a launcher for OS X. It's primarily used as a replacement for Spotlight. For alternatives see here. Alfred is a productivity tool for OSX that provides numerous im...
#4 Sublime Text 2
Sublime Text is a text editor. For alternatives, see here. Sublime Text, while being a lightweight text editor, provides powerful IDE-like features, Python scripting, and the ab...
1Password is a password manager. For alternatives, see here. 1Password will create strong passwords for each of your services and securely store them for you in your database.
AppCleaner is a small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps. Helps you clean up your harddrive. For alternative OS X app uninstallers, see here.
#7 Transmit 4
Transmit by Panic is a very powerful and fast client for exchanging data with FTP, SFTP or WebDAV servers or your Amazon S3 storage.
ImageOptim is a simple compression utility that crushes PNG, GIF, and JPEG images losslessly for web usage. For alternative OS X losseless image compressors, see here.
DaisyDisk is a disk space analyzer for Mac OS X. For alternatives, see here.
LaunchBar is a launcher for OS X. It's primarily used as a replacement for Spotlight. For alternatives see here. LaunchBar was the first application available on the Mac (ac...
Backblaze backs up everything on your computer except your operating system, applications, and temporary files. For other cloud backup services, see here.
Divvy is a window management tool. For alternatives, see here.
#13 Notational Velocity
Notational Velocity takes notes. For alternative OS X tools for writing and finding plain-text notes, see here.
Provides a variety of UI improvements to the default mac finder, such as tabs and dual pane views. For other plugins, see here; for complete Mac Finder replacements, see here.
Bartender is an app to manage all of your menu bar apps in one place. For alternatives, see here.
TotalTerminal is a plugin for OS X's native terminal that allows quick access by a hotkey (such as Ctrl+~). For other plugins see here.
Hazel is a tools for sorting files and folders. For alternatives, see here. Hazel is a System Preference pane that works silently in the background, automatically doing basically
Growl is a notification system that plays nicely with the default notifications. For other alternatives to Apple's Notification Center, see here.
Quicksilver is a launcher for OS X. It's primarily used as a replacement for Spotlight. For alternatives see here. Quicksilver is an open source launcher utility for OS X th...
Evernote is a cross-platform note taking and idea capture utility that automatically syncs to the company's cloud service. It allows you to easily save websites, photos, and...
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