The Best Unknown Mac Apps – 2
As I was reinstalling Windows ME on my old Dell Inspiron, I browsed the internet on my Mac while I waited. I got into scanning MacUpdate, and I found a few new cool, mildly known apps. I’ve compiled a second list of “The Best Unknown Mac Apps.” The first list can be found here. The third list is here. These apps for this particular list are varied in category. Some are productivity, some are widgets, and some are just cool (useless) additions to OS X. Lets start:
This is a cool iTunes visualizer plugin. The app will add a dancing Steve Jobs to your iTunes. He will jump and swing his arms to the beat of your music. It’s really crative and quite funny. In the visualizer click ‘P’, and it will go iPod Silhouette mode. Steve will gain an iPod and go black. Definitely a fun addition to your music.
CronniX is a fantastic UI adaption of the Unix cron utilities. This app will help ease your job of scheduling system maintenance.
Yojimbo is another example of truly great Mac design. The interface is spotless and extremely professional. Although this app does cost money, the ease of note taking and jotting down web addresses makes this quality shareware.
This is a very small Dashboard widget, but it is useful and simple and very well designed. This app will display your up and down bandwith speeds. If you haven’t noticed, look and feel plays a very important role in the qualification of “good” apps.
This niche-market app appeals to tea drinkers. This app will help you know when your tea is ready for drinking. Cute idea.
This is one of those apps that serves absolutely no purpose, yet I still like it. Ever have a document open or maybe a picture open that really pissed you off? Well, if that ever happens, pull up this app and let loose. This small app will let you riddle your screen with bullet holes. Fun!
I wish I had found this app before I had written my script. This is an incredible free app. I seriously was blown away that the developer had not made this a shareware download. This app lets you create professional movie scripts and manage all aspects of the fimling process. This truly is incredible. Although it is not as nice as Final Draft 7 is in the script department, the price tag of $0.00 certainly makes up. Indie-movie lovers rejoice. Enjoy!
This preference panel expands on Apple’s screen corner activation. This will let you do a myriad of tasks using the screen corners as activations. It also expands on whether a screen corner simply needs to be hovered over, clicked or pressed with a key command. This app also contains a polished UI. Check it out.
Well, that’s all for now, but don’t fear, more will come. I always have my eye on the lookout for great, unknown apps to put on the list.
Until next time,