Mac & Pc Users! Essential Software You Should Have!

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  1. i.am

    i.am Currently in motion

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    Found this on an albeton site. The list is pretty good.

    Here are my personal favs:

    - Carbon Copy Cloner, Menu Shade, and Desk Shade are my current favs. I'll keep adding to this list the more I find stuff.

    MAC Heads:

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    Here is the complete list:


    Please list any Universal binaries with a * eg:-

    Get posting, and we will compile a nice list for all our members. Please post Mac-only links here, though do post in both threads if its dual-platform!

    - *A Better Finder Rename Batch re-name Mac files using Windows-safe syntax - perfect for moving warped files between platforms(Trial).

    http://www.publicspace.net/ABetterFinderRename/

    -*Name Cleaner As above utility for renaming files on Mac so they are PC safe(Trial).

    http://www.sigsoftware.com/namecleaner/

    - *SoundConverter converting sound files between different sound formats. It's free for files under 500K. Note that not all wav and wma encodings are supported. (Shareware).

    http://www.dekorte.com/projects/sha...SoundConverter/

    - Inspector plug in, excellent metering tool. Free!

    http://www.rogernicholsdigital.com/inspector.htm

    - MIDIstroke midiStroke converts midi note, program or CC messages into keystrokes. Any single midi message can trigger as many keystrokes as you like, in order. As one example, you could use one note on message to select all, copy, move to the right, paste, move right and paste again.

    http://www.charlie-roberts.com/midiStroke/

    - ControlAid Designed to help maximize the use of MIDI controllers with Live or any program that allows you to assign onscreen controls to MIDI messages. The program is freeware and runs in Mac OSX 10.3 and higher, free.

    http://www.charlie-roberts.com/controlAid/


    - Musolomo plug in, Sampler Instrument. Free!

    http://plasq.com/musolomo

    - Izotope Vinyl 64-bit processing and advanced filtering, modeling and resampling to create authentic "vinyl" simulation, as if the audio was a record being played on a record player(Free).

    http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/vinyl/

    - *Camel Space/Phat & Chameleon5000, Quality plug ins. Trials.

    http://www.camelaudio.com

    - *Max, Render Flac on the Mac platform and its O so free!

    http://sbooth.org/Max/

    - *Mixed In Key, Harmonic Mixing/Key detection software, trial.

    http://www.mixedinkey.com/

    - Carbon Copy Cloner, Ultra reliable back up of you're HDD, free are they mad?

    http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html

    - *Transmit, Best FTP app for the Mac platform and its free to boot!

    http://www.panic.com/transmit/

    - App Zapper, cleans your random files left from apps if used to de-instal apps.

    http://www.appzapper.com/

    - Sysex Librarian,utility for Mac OS X which lets you communicate with MIDI devices using System Exclusive messages, also known as SysEx. The most common use is to backup patch data from synthesizers, although there are others (such as sending firmware updates).

    http://www.snoize.com/SysExLibrarian

    - MIDI Monitor, Diagnose MIDI issues quick and easy for free!

    http://www.snoize.com/MIDIMonitor/

    - Menu Shade, Dim that menubar, you'll sigh at the difference it makes & its free!

    http://www.nullriver.com/downloads/MenuShade.zip

    - *Desk Shade, free desktop manager for OSX!

    http://macrabbit.com/deskshade/

    - *Paparazzi, Take screen shots of whole web pages, also free!

    http://www.derailer.org/paparazzi/

    - *UnRarX, Unpack .rar files under OSX without using the command line!

    http://www.unrarx.com/

    - *UnAce, Unpack .ace files under OSX.

    http://www.winace.com/news.html#Dec_16

    - OnyX,clean up and make sytem maintenance on os x.

    http://www.titanium.free.fr/

    - *OSX c0cktail. general purpose utility for Mac OS X(Shareware).

    http://www.winace.com/news.html#Dec_16

    - *Speed Download4. Download manager with built-in FTP/P2P(Shareware).

    http://www.yazsoft.com/

    - VLC Media Player.Excellent cross platform multi media player.

    http://www.videolan.org/

    - VLC Icon Overhaul. complete icon set will update your cone-based VLC with sleek black document icons and a shiny application icon.

    http://macrabbit.com/goodies/downlo...conOverhaul.dmg

    - Sidetrack. replacement driver for Apple MacBook, PowerBook and iBook trackpads. With SideTrack installed your standard trackpad becomes a powerful multi-button scrolling mouse(Shareware).

    http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/sidetrack/

    - Gmail Notifier. The Google Notifier is an application that shows you alerts in your system tray(Beta).

    http://mail.google.com/mail/help/no...tifier_mac.html

    - AdiumX. Adium is a free instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more.

    http://www.adiumx.com/

    - KeyCue. KeyCue gives you an instant overview of the overall functionality of any application, plus you automatically start working more efficiently by making use of menu shortcuts..

    http://www.macility.com/products/keycue/

    - *Flip4Mac. Import WMV inside of Apple's Quicktime.

    http://www.flip4mac.com/

    - Quicksilver. Unified, extensible interface for working with applications, contacts, music, and other data..

    http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/




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    PC Heads:



    - Izotope Vinyl64-bit processing and advanced filtering, modeling and resampling to create authentic "vinyl" simulation, as if the audio was a record being played on a record player(Free).

    http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/vinyl/

    - *Camel Space/Phat & Chameleon5000, Quality plug ins. Trials.

    http://www.camelaudio.com

    - *Mixed In Key, Harmonic Mixing/Key detection software, trial.

    http://sbooth.org/Max/

    - Ckrename, use this to batch rename files, very configurable, great way to rename many samples (photos, etc) at once.

    http://www.musicsucks.com/CKSoft/CKRename/

    - Ccleaner, cleans your system of many temp files and folders, old cookies, etc.

    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    - Smart FTP, best freebie FTP client I've ever used.

    http://www.smartftp.com/

    - Spybot, cleans your system of spy-ware.

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

    - Ad-aware SE, cleans your system of Ad-ware.

    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

    - MIDI Ox, another must have utility, for dealing with midi. Excellent at capturing and sending sysex files. This one can do SOOO much.

    http://www.midiox.com/

    - VLC Media Player.Excellent cross platform multi media player.

    http://www.videolan.org/

    - MacDrive6, Share files fast and easy between Mac OS and Windows(trial).

    http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive6/

    - Inspector plug in, excellent metering tool.

    http://www.rogernicholsdigital.com/inspector.htm

    - Ckrename, use this to batch rename files, very configurable, great way to rename many samples (photos, etc) at once.

    http://www.musicsucks.com/CKSoft/CKRename/

    - Ccleaner, cleans your system of many temp files and folders, old cookies, etc.

    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    - Smart FTP, best freebie FTP client I've ever used.

    http://www.smartftp.com/

    - Spybot, cleans your system of spy-ware.

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

    - Ad-aware SE, cleans your system of Ad-ware.

    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

    -DBpoweramp, best audio file converter out there imo, and it's FREEE!!!!

    http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm
     
  2. Noxxus

    Noxxus Master baiter

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    dBPoweramp rocks I've been using it for time. cheers anyways, definitely gonna check out CKrename and sort out my sample folders.... aaargh what a job :-/
     
  3. RAkoon

    RAkoon DuttyDubz

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    yea Uve listed some good programms...

    peace. respect. :)