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Hey guys,

I'm was told about Quicksilver by one of my friends and in my inquiries on this forum, I was given good reviews.

Are there any other free and useful applications I need to know about???
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flip4mac
firefox (add ons: adblock, foxmarks, .com fixer)
adium (for iming)
alarm clock (to wake me with my itunes)
appcleaner
cube 2 (an incredible, free, mac os game - check it out if you're into gaming)
google earth
insomniaX (to keep my computer from going to sleep while lid is shut)
pandoraboy
parallels (to run a VM of windows XP)
solitaire XL
songbird (beta but awesome way to discover new music)
stuffit (for extracting compressed files)

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flip4mac
firefox (add ons: adblock, foxmarks, .com fixer)
adium (for iming)
alarm clock (to wake me with my itunes)
appcleaner
cube 2 (an incredible, free, mac os game - check it out if you're into gaming)
google earth
insomniaX (to keep my computer from going to sleep while lid is shut)
pandoraboy
parallels (to run a VM of windows XP)
solitaire XL
songbird (beta but awesome way to discover new music)
stuffit (for extracting compressed files)

Will give these a shot.

Anyone else has any other apps???
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Onyx-System Maintenance

Appfresh-3rd Party Application Updater

Caffeine-Stops computer from going to sleep

ClamXav-Virus Protection

Coconut Battery-Check health of battery and lifespan

Disk InventoryX-See whats taken the space up on your hard drive

Fluid-Create apps from websites

Handbreak-Video Conversion

iSquint-Video Conversion

Mac The Ripper-Video Conversion

You Send It- Send larger emails to people (Up to 1 gig for free)

Skim-My personal favourite PDF reader

Lastfm-A especially good radio app which searches for artists similar to your music tastes

and the greatest free application I own without a doubt is Net News Wire for all your RSS needs. Ry.
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Program preferrence depends on taste... but how are the reviews on the above programs???

"ClamXav-Virus Protection" - Does Mac really need an antivirus???
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This has been covered countless times in other threads, most recently in this one:
Must have Mac Programs?
So before we all post the same list of apps again, perhaps take a look over at that thread.

The answer to your virus question is a sticky in the switcher's forum.

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