Mac OS X
John Coggi and Ann Mazuk
Aerospace Macintosh Users Group
July 8, 2002
Forget the introduction, move on to
OS X Utilities (items in blue will be demoed)
ASM - Brings some OS 9 Finder features to
TinkerTool - System and Finder modification
Overseer - Shows processes, virtual memory
Sharity - Browse the network of the darkside.
Brickhouse - Nice GUI front-end to X’s
Ittec - Contextual-menu folder browser.
BBedit - Great text editor. ‘nuff said!
DragThing - Nice Launcher utility.
SnapzPro - Screen capture utility. Unlike
Grab, SnapzPro can capture single window.
ImageBuddy - Image viewer, cataloger.
PixelNhance - Image manipulator.
GraphicConverter - Image viewer and
Fun and Games
SigmaChess - Chess game carbonized
for OS X.
Fern - Gnutella music download client
WeatherPop - displays current weather
conditions in toolbar.
SOAP - (Shameless plug) Version 11.20 has
been carbonized for OS X.
Software that’s is in a category by
Lotus Notes 6.0PR2 - carbonized
version of your favorite 140 MB email
iTools in OS X
Firefly pocket Firewire hard drive
Digital camera usage with OS X via USB
Tons of startup shortcuts
John’s Mac Links
Mac info sites Bargain sites
BatChmod - This utility has several functions, but it is especially useful for
changing the user permissions on a file that won't allow you to modify or
move it. http://scoopnet.ca/macchampion/batchmod13.hqx
Xoptimize - Xoptimize pre-binds applications so that they load faster. What
that means is that it helps applications to find where their associated files
are so that they can load them more quickly.
EmptyTrashX - Have files in your trashcan that won't trash? This utility will quickly
get rid of them whether they want to go or not.
ProcessWizard - ProcessWizard creates a nifty little menu that allows you to trash
any active process. Useful when you get that odd system message that
something can't be quit. It also allows you to change the UNIX "nice" value for an
application. So, if you have an application that runs too slowly, like VirtualPC, you
can reset its "nice" value for better performance.
LAUNCH BAR - App Switcher and QuicKeys smashed together and put on
steroids. This is to X what 'Finder Pop' is to Classic.
CaptainFTP 1.3 - Here is a cute little ftp program that is free for
personal use. http://captainftp.xdsnet.de/ftp/description.php
http://www.stimpsoft.com - the apps are just hysterical! It looks like the guy
will not continue development but it looks like many will take them over and
still work on them!