Mac Apps Recommendations 12 June 2007
Free applications are always a boon. Today I showcase three free applications for OS X that can help you become more productive in your creative endeavors. Tody I showcase CYBERDUCK, an efficient and free FTP app, THINK, a simple “getting things done” app and BEAN, a text editor on steroids.
CYBERDUCK: It also looks cute on your dashboard
Though I was a user of Fetch, I had decided to migrate to Cyberduck because it was simple to use and best of all, free. it has never been lacking in features, allowing you to do multiple connections, support for Keychain and Spotlight search and best of all – ultra simple navigation. [DOWNLOAD]
THINK: Everything else is black
Think is a simple but powerful application that simulates the Expose feature for applications. What it does is blacken out all other desktop activity except for the current window you are working on. [DOWNLOAD via Office Tweaks]
BEAN: A better Textedit
Bean is a RTF or RTFD (RTF with graphics) text editor that works pretty much like the built in Textedit application for OS X. I rarely use Microsoft Word, unless I want to read my documents formatted. I’ve gotten used to typing all my documents on RTF to give graphic artists an easier time to lay things out by giving them documents without formatting. Bean accomplishes this and adds the ability to read graphics and do many more functions such as live word counting (w00t!) and a zoom slider. [DOWNLOAD]