Thanks to Colin Devroe I’ve been selected as the next to carry on this useful meme. Pick my favorite Mac applications. Okay, let’s go:
- Adium — The best instant messaging client on any platform happens to be only for Mac OS X. Totally customizable, ad-free, open source, tabbed chatting, XHTML/CSS theming, it kicks major ass.
- Apple Mail — Apple Mail is my email client of choice. It’s very fast, very stable, and does everything I want. Also, it has some really nice add-ons, like…
- Mail.appetizer — This is an add-on for Apple Mail that I cannot live without, and as soon as you install it you won’t be able to live without it either. If you have Mac OS X 10.4, Mail.appetizer pops up transparent window with the first few paragraphs of a new mail message, and lets you mark it as read, delete it, or view the message without actually having Apple Mail as your frontmost application. Instead of clicking on the Mail icon in your dock to see that you have a new message that turned out to be spam, you can delete it instantly in about 1 second. A serious time saver if you’re at your Macintosh all day long.
- TextMate — TextMate is my editor of choice now, surpassing BBEdit full-time about 8 months ago. The tabbed project view is great, every site I’m working on has its own TextMate project associated with it.
- Transparent Dock — Doesn’t really do anything useful except take your dock background away, but I can’t live without it.
Those are just the ones that may not be in usage on your machine. Obviously I’m in Photoshop, Safari, iTunes and Transmit all day long, but those are more common so I didn’t list them. Got any favorites?