Hey, the economy is in rough shape. Mac360 will do our part to find the bargains you need for gifts to your Mac-loving family and friends this week. How? Freebies.
It’s The Best of Free Mac Apps Week. The perfect place to check out top Mac apps with low prices. As in no price tag at all. We’re not just rolling back prices. We’re not even looking at apps with a price tag.
Is Free Good? Or, Just Free?
For Macs, free doesn’t mean devoid of features or quality. Free Mac apps are a labor of love, not a commercial and profit making platform to perpetuate the Adobe’s and Microsoft’s of the world.
Who knows free Mac apps better than our resident Value Vixen™?
Who knows where to look for Mac apps that are not just free, but compete well against commercial offerings; feature for feature, benefit to benefit?
Another way to save money this holiday season is to share music, photos, movies, and apps online. BitTorrent isn’t dead yet. Legal or otherwise, the Best Mac App For Online File ‘Sharing’ is a click away.
File sharing online has some drawbacks. Some of those shared videos are not easily played by Windows Media Player, Flash, or QuickTime. Free to the rescue. Try the Best Media Playback App Not From Apple, Adobe, Or Microsoft.
It even plays movies on your iPhone.
Speaking of iPhone, do you know what’s on yours? The Best App To Explore iPhone From A Mac also happens to be free. What a great gift idea. Put your own price tag on it and show off.
Anybody remember the Mac’s first word processor, MacWrite, circa 1984? Me neither. Fortunately, Mac360 has some old Mac users on staff who wax poetic about the former best Mac word processor, and how it’s kinda sorta reincarnated to become The Best Word Processor For Pure Writers.
I’m just glad I can’t remember using a Mac that long ago.
Weather is like politics. When it’s good, we benefit. When it’s not, we complain. But nobody does much about either one when it’s bad.
How about getting the weather on your Mac? Me? I like it in the Menubar, where God intended for weather to be displayed to Mac users, and that means you have multiple choices, as most weather apps are free.
Meteo is one of the Best Weather Apps In Your Mac’s Menubar. One click and you get instant weather and conditions for up to a couple of dozen cities worldwide. But you still won’t be able to do anything about it.
Did you know your Mac keeps secrets? Did you know your Mac needs system maintenance? Did you know your Mac needs loving attention, caresses, and pillow talk?
Do all that and more with the Best Apps To Manage Mac System Maintenance And Unlock Hidden Features.
Do you use a word processor? Of course you do. Do you edit text on your Mac? If you answered, “Huh?” then you need to read The Mac’s Best Text Editor Revealed.
Not only will you learn about the differences between processing words and editing text (they’re not the same—really), but you’ll appreciate me even more for digging up such capable Mac apps that don’t have a price tag. I love being appreciated.
Email is dead, right? Long live chat and instant messaging. Wait. Aren’t they dying, too? If you’re still stuck in the past The Top Way To IM Chat With Almost Anyone is still a free app.
With Twitter, Facebook, and text messaging I wonder about email and IM. What I don’t wonder about is the need for backups.
Cost isn’t an object because The Best Mac Backup App Costs Nothing. Alright, the app is free. You still need a destination to backup your files.
Today is the 4th best day of the week, but #1 if you need a free money app, or a free notes app, or a free photo gallery and album app.
Just so you know—Friday is the best day, followed by Saturday and Sunday. I skip Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, then feel better on Thursday because Friday is just around the corner. Just so you know.
What’s The Best Mac Money And Budget App for free? It’s one that manages your money but doesn’t charge you to do so.
Mac users have plenty of choices for taking notes. As to The Best Mac, iPhone, And PC Notes App, that also syncs online, that line is much shorter.
Finally, you’ve got digital photos, you’ve got 10,000 of them in iPhoto, so now what? The Best Mac Standalone And Online Photo Gallery And Album is also free.
There are so many very good Mac apps with no price tag that I think we should extend the Best Of Free Mac Apps Week for a few days. What do you think? Are you with me?
I truly like little pop up notifications that come and go away. Just enough to alert. Not enough to annoy.
If you’re beginning to think we could run a whole web site of reviews on only free Mac apps, you’re probably right. Today is the final day for the Best of Free Mac Apps Week.
Nearly every Mac user has a Mac with a hard disk drive. Wouldn’t it be nice to get a warning when it’s about to die? Sometimes you can with the Best Mac Hard Disk Drive Monitor.
If you love the tedium and time wasted on renaming hundreds of photos on your Mac, you won’t need the Best Mac File Name Changer App (that is also free).
Allow me to wax poetic over the loss of SneakerNet, whereby we transferred files from Mac to Mac using floppy disk drives, compact discs, and USB flash drives. It’s easier using the Best Mac-to-Mac File Transfer App. It’s free.
Speaking of file transfer apps, can you spell FTP?
If you can, and you know what it means, and you don’t have any money left at the end of your month for file transfer apps, then CyberDuck is your friend.
If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, and transfers files like a duck, it’s the Best Mac FTP File Transfer App named CyberDuck.
So ends another exciting adventure in the Best Of Free Mac Apps Week For Good Gifting.