This post is mostly for my own recognition, but it might interest some of my readers (potential OS X switchers come to mind).
I will try to list the “must-have” applications on your fresh OS X, it’s been a while since switched (although I still use various Linux distros regulary).
- Adium - Good IM client, supports alot of protocols. (nice integration with growl to)
- Backup - Apples backup software, quite good. I use this for daily/weekly backups to a external hard-drive
- Bluephone Elite - Combined with Growl, displays caller id. mutes itunes, dial directly from the app.. Well worth the bucks
- Chicken of the VNC - VNC Client
- Cocoamysql - MySQL frontend, used in conjunction with the tools availible from mysql.com
- Fink - Install/manage installations (kind of like APT)
- Fugu - SCP client
- Growl - Global notification system, I have several plugins activated (mail, itunes etc)
- Keynote - Apple’s version of powerpoint, presentation tool done right!
- NetNewsWire - Great RSS client, I use it in conjunction with Bloglines (yes, it supports fetching of your bloglines subscription). I keep all my subcriptions at Bloglines, that way I always have updated subscriptions.
- Omnigraffle - Nice tool (allot like MS Visio), good for the occasional non-UML diagram (like org. charts etc)
- Pathfinder - Finder replacement, filemanagement done right.. well worth the bucks!
- Remote Desktop Connection - Connect to MS terminal servers
- Salling Clicker - Bluetooth remote tool, very handy for controling keynotes
- skEdit - A good html-editor
- Stuffit (For extracting files, mostly the occasionaly .sit file)
- SubEthaEdit - My texteditor of choice, also incorporates nice colaboration features.
- Transmit - Ftp client, really good
- Virtue - Virtual Desktop manager
- VLC - All purpose media-playerDevtools such as IDE’s, app-servers and such are left out.. :) I believe my readers will know what and were to get them.. And I have probably missed some software.