View Full Version : Post Your Favourite Application

29th June 2008, 10:58 AM
Following on from the, "Post your desktop, dock, dashboard, setup and hi-fi", I thought it would be cool for MacTalkers to post their favourite Application or Applications.


1. Make sure you give the full name,
2. Try and post the logo of the App if you can,
3. If you want, include a screenshot
4. Also, provide a link to the app site for more info and download
5. If it costs money, list the price and if it is freeware, please say so.


29th June 2008, 11:38 AM
Schoolhouse would be my favourite if it wasn't so damn buggy. It's a assignment management application for all us students. It's freeware from here (http://www.loganscollins.com/schoolhouse/).

29th June 2008, 11:42 AM
GET tube free to download from Here (http://web.mac.com/simonvrel/en/gettube/gettube.html)

29th June 2008, 11:48 AM
Skitch. Every Mac user should have Skitch :)

29th June 2008, 12:21 PM
I have two Fav's.

Navicat which has a free version and a payed version.
Navicat Lite which is free allows you to GUI edit MySQL with ease, the reason i use it is because i can SSH to the server and connect to the database from that point.
The advantage on a Macbook is clear, you can be anywhere on the internet it will SSH to the server and you will be allowed in.
Also all transit is encrypted.
You can do all the other bits and pieces you do in SQL admin users, create databases ect.
The other feature i like is the ability to connect to two databases at once and simply drag and drop them between servers and it will do a copy using your machine as a middle point.

Navicat Pro which isnt freeware allows you to do all the feature above but will also allow exporting of tables and databases to excel files, doc and a number of other formats.
Also it gives you the ability to save searches so if your doing say a query every day for broken jobs you can do this with one click.

Navicat (Product Details) - the Most Popular MySQL access to mysql tool for Windows, Linux & Mac OS X (http://www.navicat.com/mac_detail.html)

Also a flash demo of the product can be found here Navicat MySQL GUI - Feature Tour (http://www.navicat.com/Flash_tour/index.htm) sorry its in windows but the menu is exactly the same from Mac,Win,Linux which is nice that they kept it exactly the same across OS.

The price however has only gone up over the last few years, its now at $75 USD for the non-commercial version and $129 USD for the standard.
As stated before Navicat Lite is free.

My other fav is ConceptDraw Pro and ConceptDraw Mindmap.
It is Visio for mac but unlike visio this can be ran on Mac or Windows. :)
Examples of some of the cool things you can do with this program are here ConceptDraw Gallery - ConceptDraw Samples (http://gallery.conceptdraw.com/)
Also a 30 day trial is available on all products, when your downloading it if you say "god this thing is bloated" its simply because they have a heap of shapes and items in the library that you can pick from building graphs or charts.

I also use mindmap for meetings you jot down points per line and it build you a flow chart you press project and it converts it to a project with task completion.
It brings Visio and Project into the one application.
Overall project can be found here http://www.conceptdraw.com/en/products/
the costs are shown on the right but its worth every penny, checkout the 30 day trial.
Click on the product name they have a tour of their product including the links to download the trial.

29th June 2008, 12:25 PM
I don't know why so many people hate it, but I think iTunes would have to be one of the best programs around, it does what its supposed to and more. The iTunes store is a nice touch and it is a really simple yet effective solution for sorting out your music/media and storing/streaming it onto iPods, Apple TVs etc.

29th June 2008, 12:28 PM
Skitch is quite good...thanx

29th June 2008, 12:30 PM
Skitch is quite good...thanx

im about as creative as Bill Gates, i think if i had Skitch i'd have to look at dana's work and copy it.
sound like any other company we know :)

29th June 2008, 12:30 PM
Default Folder X (http://www.stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX/) - provides much needed extra functionality for open/save dialogues. The best features are the ability to click on an open folder on the desktop to jump to it in the open/save dialogue, and with a keystroke, move back through recently accessed folders quickly. Saves a LOT of time opening or saving files from within applications.

Worth the US$34.95 it costs.