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  • #16
    Netfixer for capturing/downloading webpages
    Burn for burning CDs and DVDs
    iSquint for converting .avi, .mov, .mpg, .flv .etc. files for iPod (Touch in my case)
    Gawker for doing time lapse movies
    Gif fun for making animated gifs
    SmallImage2 for batch downsizing of images
    NoiseNinja for reducing noise in digital captures
    Zipeg for zipping and unzipping files
    OSXplanet for a real time desktop background view of the earth and weather patterns
    MainMenu for system maintenance

    best gordo

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    • #17
      What are people using to print the contents of a Finder window? I have tried Print Window 4.0.1 by Searchware Solutions, but found it very inadequate.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Al Ferrari View Post
        What are people using to print the contents of a Finder window? I have tried Print Window 4.0.1 by Searchware Solutions, but found it very inadequate.
        We keep an OS 9 Mac around for just this purpose (in addition to handling jobs from customers who haven't made the leap to OS X). I have tinkered with Print Window and although it works well, I guess I just appreciate how much more dynamic the built-in OS 9 feature was and however the window was set, is what printed.

        Cheers,
        Jon Morgan
        Hopkins Printing

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        • #19
          For us, it's:

          SMARTReporter - warns of potential hard drive failure.
          FontNuke - for nuking those pesky font cache files that OS X loves to keep around (thanks, Jake!).
          OnyX - for system maintenance and customization.
          PDFshrink - for easy and fast shrinking of PDFs so they can be emailed.
          iKey - for assigning keyboard shortcuts to run AppleScripts.

          Cheers,
          Jon Morgan
          Hopkins Printing

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          • #20
            What I miss most from OS 9 is the ability to highlight files and folders in a window, then copy and paste into a text editor to produce a list of the highlighted items from the OS window. That has never worked in any OS X.

            Anybody know how to copy a window's contents as text?

            Al

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Al Ferrari View Post
              What I miss most from OS 9 is the ability to highlight files and folders in a window, then copy and paste into a text editor to produce a list of the highlighted items from the OS window. That has never worked in any OS X.

              Anybody know how to copy a window's contents as text?

              Al
              I just tried it by copying a folder of files, opened TextEdit and chose "Paste and Match Style" from the Edit menu. Worked well.

              I also tried it with Microsoft Word, QuarkXPress 7, InDesign CS3.....all pasted the file names as text.

              Cheers,
              Jon Morgan
              Hopkins Printing
              Last edited by Hopkins Printing; 08-22-2008, 11:49 AM.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Al Ferrari View Post
                What I miss most from OS 9 is the ability to highlight files and folders in a window, then copy and paste into a text editor to produce a list of the highlighted items from the OS window. That has never worked in any OS X.

                Anybody know how to copy a window's contents as text?

                Al
                Al, this still work in OS X if you are using the Apple TextEdit program and your open document is set as a plain text document (Under "Format" window change it using "Make Plain Text". Open your finder window, select all, copy, go to the plain text document in TextEdit and paste.

                Oops....hopkinsprinting beat me to it.
                Joe
                OS: Mac OS X 10.10.2 - RIP: Prinergy Connect 6.1 - CTP: Luscher XPose! 160 (2)

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Joe View Post
                  Oops....hopkinsprinting beat me to it.
                  HA! What do I win?

                  LOL,
                  Jon

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                  • #24
                    Hey, thanks Jon and Joe. I didn't know that all this time since moving to OS X. Boy, the grief I've gone through for not being able to copy/paste lists of folder contents! Wow, just like the good old days.

                    Al
                    Last edited by Al Ferrari; 08-22-2008, 08:45 PM.

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                    • #25
                      Nothing too exciting here just:
                      Neo Office
                      Cyberduck

                      There used to be a cool freeware app called Art Director's Toolkit, looks like it's no longer free.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by chasd View Post
                        Preview since it takes so much less time to open and less resources than, um, other PDF viewers.
                        I think you will find that Reader 9 launches FASTER and views PDFs FASTER than Preview.

                        I would be curious, however, to learn what you definition of "resources" is, in this context? Memory/RAM? Disk space? Other?

                        thanks,
                        Leonard

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                        • #27
                          Butler: use abbreviations to launch apps, music, websites, etc.
                          Sizzlingkeys: Shortcuts for Itunes. This way you can keep your itunes hidden and can still pause, play, next or previous song, etc.
                          Vienna: separate RSS reader
                          Adium
                          Cyberduck

                          I'm still looking for a free FTP server to set up a local FTP server on Mac. Can someone help me with this?

                          Cheers,
                          Brain
                          Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!

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                          • #28
                            Hi Brain

                            Try Pure FTPd Manager <http://jeanmatthieu.free.fr/pureftpd/> for your free FTP server.

                            Its a Mac GUI on top of the open source Pure FTPd. It's robust, secure and easy to set up. I've been using it for a while with no problems.

                            Shawn

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                            • #29
                              My core app set installed on all my Macs

                              MacTracker
                              RsyncX
                              Carbon Copy Cloner
                              Script Debugger
                              UI Browser
                              OS X's Disk Utility
                              Apple Remote Desktop
                              Print Window
                              Font Finagler
                              Text Wrangler
                              Adium
                              Dead-thread Necromancer!

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