What? You never bought something that you didn’t need, but really, really wanted? The world’s economic survival depends on such emotions.
We Mac users display the same care and understanding of the damage to our economy when we don’t buy what we don’t need. Therefore, Mac360 offers a Banana Split Trio of Mac apps that you don’t really need, but will taste great just the same.
3 Great Mac Apps & A Bonus Topping
Sure, we have everything that Mac OS X offers, and some of it we just never use, but it’s there, ready to pounce on screen with a mere click. Apps like Grapher or System Profiler.
Yes, they’re pretty. They’re free. But who uses those apps? Not me.
A Banana Split Trio of Mac apps should be useful, fun, worth trying, and not cost an arm or a leg or push your credit card balance into next year in case you decide that one of the scoops is a keeper.
What makes a great Mac app? One that does what you can’t already do.
First on the list is Choosy, the little Mac app that does what all of us geeky girls and neophyte Mac power users really want—more power.
If you’re like me then you have more than one browser on your Mac. There’s Safari, which is required by Apple to maintain your Fanboy™ status. Firefox, to let everyone know you’re really a cross platform kinda Mac user (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Or, maybe Opera, or Chrome, or Flock, or whatever flavor of Mac browser strikes your fancy upside the head at the moment.
The problem is simple. Click on a link in email or wherever, and your default browser opens the link. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could right click on any link and choose which browser to open? Sure it would. Really. Let the Reality Distortion Field control your clicks.
Choosy lets you choose which browser to open when you click on a link. Yes, there are hoops to jump through, but think of how good you’ll feel knowing you can do something that most other Mac users will never, ever, never in a million years even care about.
You thought the Mac’s Finder was complete? Not as long as TotalFinder is in the neighborhood. Here it comes.
TotalFinder adds tabs to the Finder.
The Mac’s Finder was created back in the last century and has survived many trends and fads, but good old Apple refuses to enter the 21st century and the Age of Tabs, so TotalFinder does it instead. Granted, the tabs look like Google’s Chrome tabs, therefore crappy, and not at all Mac-like, or even Safari-like, but they’re tabs.
Where’d you put that last file you were working on? Yep, it’s right there on the Mac’s Desktop—along with twenty seven eleven other files, documents, apps, and crap you haven’t put away since the last time your mom told you to clean up the place or else.
With a single click, FileMyFiles does the dirty deed. It puts away that which you have failed to do oh so many times—messy adolescent Mac user that you are.
Wait. There’s more.
FileMyFiles is no One Trick Pony. One click also copies essential Mac files from Mac to Mac (like iMac to MacBook). It also changes file names, deletes files and folders, and has a handy scheduler.
The Trio Topping
No Mac Banana Split Trio of apps you don’t need but probably would like if you’d just try them because they have a good personality would be complete without a topping. How about an imported topping?
Even better, right? Imported all the way from Japan.
Dioretsa is a Mac app that—if you scroll past the Japanese to the English (unless you don’t read English but you read Japanese and now I wonder how you got this far)—lets you view PDFs with tabs.
No, the PDFs don’t have tabs. But Dioretsa has tabs. Drag and drop multiple PDFs to Dioretsa and you get multiple tabs, each with a PDF. No, that’s not exactly as good as chocolate or whipped cream, but it is unique and multilingual.
Three Mac apps you don’t need with an extra bonus of another Mac app you don’t need, but one of them is bound to stick if you try it out for 90 days.