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FREEWARE!
#5475 10/29/09 10:45 PM
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Building upon this list which we started at MFI: <<Freeware, an exhaustive list>>

I just discovered another text editor previously unbeknownst to me...
Haven't tried it yet, but the website has a professional appearance anyway. wink [plus, it was recommended in an ArsTechnica forum, and they're usually a critical crowd.] It seems to consist of a large amount of python scripts. [one of the other apps i mentioned in the MFI thread called "Editra" also heavily employs python.] The thing is huge... almost 40 megs for the dmg download, and almost 150 megs for the app on disk.

Anyway... into the list it goes.

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Hal Itosis #5477 10/30/09 02:10 AM
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For those who are so inclined, the indie edition of 3D game development suite Unity 2.6 just became free ($1400 Pro edition). laugh


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That's pretty amazing.

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Hal Itosis #5492 10/30/09 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis

I just discovered another text editor previously unbeknownst to me... [list][*] Komodo Edit


Did you know about Bean ?
There's also a link to a page of Freeware at the bottom of the Bean info. I steer clear of add-ons, but Bean is a useful stand-alone application. Interestingly, Bean just showed up in my Services menu one day. I think I had recently downloaded something else, can't remember what. I use Bean once in awhile, but I'll be darned if I can find the application on my hard drive! I think I'll download the latest version and see what happens.

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Gregg #5493 10/30/09 01:15 PM
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Did you know about Bean?

[I hope VersionTracker cleans up their act, because i'm not fond of MacUpdate.]


Okay... yes i knew about Bean, but somehow it never got posted to MFI.  My bad.

Here's an assortment of freeware food:
  • Bean -- rich text editor
     
  • Tofu -- nifty reader (need to try to see why)
     
  • Skim -- pdf reader and note-taker


Re: FREEWARE!
Hal Itosis #5549 11/03/09 06:26 AM
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Quartz Composition iTunes Visualizers

Back in this post i linked to a couple of quartz-composition-type of iTunes visualizers.

Tonight i ran a search and just discovered >>>this article<<< dated July 2 (day two of my vacation, thereby i totally missed it). There are even two visualizers which only get mentioned in the comments, most notably "Morphyre" -- which comes in 3 flavors: free, per$onal, and profe$$ional.

From the article itself, most interesting (to me anyway) was Cubism, and also amazing are several over at >>wowlab<< -- Dragon being the strangest (almost life-like), Circle (uses too much clock for its simple display, but clever anyway), and Figure.

I only wish iTunes would let us randomize a subset of all installed visualizers... instead of us having to play around with menus to change the scenery. Also, I have yet to find any QC visualizer which make sufficient use of album cover artwork, other than the iVisualize/BeComposed combination (1st link in this post, to the MFI archives).

Once again, it feels good to be *free* of G-Force [and its yearly "subscription" fee].

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Hal Itosis #5601 11/06/09 06:15 PM
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Not freeware, but free for the time being in MacHeist’s current Nano Bundle. tongue


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alternaut #5639 11/07/09 09:00 AM
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unpkg is freeware that "[...] unpacks all the files in a package into a folder in the same directory as the package."

Works with .pkg...not with .mpkg.


The new Great Equalizer is the SEND button.

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artie505 #5641 11/07/09 10:58 AM
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Wonder where your disk/disc space went?

Then maybe OmniDiskSweeper is for you.

I don't recall when it became so, but it is now free.


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Pendragon #5652 11/07/09 05:13 PM
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I don't recall when it became so, but it is now free.

That announcement was made on February 24, 2009, when OmniWeb, OmniDazzle, and OmniObjectMeter became freeware too. Another Omni freebie is OmniDictionary. Omni lists these apps as a separate group in the left column on their web page.


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Hal Itosis #5725 11/10/09 12:38 PM
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Just discovered this little gem: a freeware Pref Pane that lets you toggle a long list of undocumented Apple preferences for everything from controlling how Dashboard widgets are displayed to controlling how Spaces works.


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tacit #5726 11/10/09 02:40 PM
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Two days left to download the free nanoBundle from MacHeist.com, which includes six apps.


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Neat! (downloading now to get a closer look).

Which reminds me that Marathon went "free" ages ago, and a few OSX versions have been ported. I never tested any *real* OSX version, simply running in Classic instead (back in Jaguar maybe). I was utterly hooked on the whole Marathon trilogy (starting around 1995?), and its various scenario-spinoffs (Siege of Nor'Korh, Tempus Irae, Rubicon, Marathon RED and Marathon EVIL).

This link should be a good starting point: http://source.bungie.org/get/

[the original developers were lured away from the Mac platform by Micro$$$oft to create Halo for the Xbox.]

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Hal Itosis #6050 11/23/09 11:40 PM
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The new Great Equalizer is the SEND button.

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artie505 #6058 11/24/09 05:52 AM
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Cute. grin

If we're going that route, i think you'll enjoy "Jared - Butcher of Song".

(i seem to recall in OS9 he would lip-sync as iTunes played music, or did i dream that?)

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Hal Itosis #6060 11/24/09 08:54 AM
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Doesn't quite make the grade...needs a "mute" option to augment its run/quit behavior.

I envision "Duck" as a great confounder of pets, whereas "Jared" strikes me more as an "Isn't it about time you went home?" app.

> (i seem to recall in OS9 he would lip-sync as iTunes played music, or did i dream that?)

You can select an iTunes song to replace the default song, if thats what you mean. (A built-in algorithm that butchered your selection would make it more appealing to me.)

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The new Great Equalizer is the SEND button.

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artie505 #6067 11/24/09 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: artie505
Doesn't quite make the grade...needs a "mute" option to augment its run/quit behavior.

Um. . . . . . . . . . . nevermind.

Re: FREEWARE!
Hal Itosis #6097 11/26/09 03:52 AM
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FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY (until Dec 1st maybe?) FOR FREE
iPhone & iPod touch versions of 1Password Pro (and regular):


1Password Pro
1Password

[Admittedly, there's all manner of free "apps" at the App Store, but 1Password usually goes for $8 (or something), and will soon return to that status.]


edit(#3?): BTW, more general info about 1Password itself is at http://agile.ws/

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Hal Itosis #6586 12/11/09 12:29 PM
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I recently realized that JARED has an unadvertised feature, i.e. it enables users to switch, albeit one song at a time and with a quit/relaunch required, between iTunes libraries without quitting and relaunching iTunes. (I e-mailed the developers and asked that they facilitate switching.)

I have not searched for other apps that may have the same, but more easily invoked, functionality; is anybody aware of one?


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Hal Itosis #6597 12/11/09 06:06 PM
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Assuming iPhone apps count as well, check out Dragon Dictation for the iPhone. It provides better voice recognition on the iPhone that is far superior to anything I have seen on the Mac and it is FREE. The actual voice to text conversion is done on their servers not on the iPhone itself so if you happen to be running on Edge it can be a tad slow, but with a WiFi connection it is almost instantaneous. A very impressive little app.

Caution: It does capture the names (only the names) from your Contacts to improve voice recognition.


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joemikeb #6947 12/23/09 08:50 PM
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The "Lotsa" Screen Savers mentioned (and linked to) in this post have been updated for Snow Leopard. (i could play around with that M.C. Escher one for hours... but LotsaWater makes for a nice saver too).

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Hal Itosis #6950 12/24/09 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
but LotsaWater makes for a nice saver too).


I first grabbed LotsaWater after seeing it running in the SmallDog store, and now I have it on the 20 eMacs in my lab. it drives some of the kids crazy, and they run around hitting the space bar to make it stop...

ah, the little pleasures in life.


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roger #6960 12/24/09 06:28 PM
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I like to have LotsaWater fix on this photo: Saab logo. The raindrops on the hood add to the overall effect (well sort of), and the darkness of the image helps with the "screen saver" aspect.

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Hal Itosis #7733 01/19/10 05:32 PM
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HEADS UP!

TextWrangler version 3.1

...in da house my Homies.

Yow, major geekage: Release Notes

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