Essential programs

Name: Quicksilver
Website: http://qsapp.com/ (latest), https://github.com/quicksilver/Quicksilverhttp://code.google.com/p/blacktree-alchemy/
Platform: Mac (10.4,10.5.10.6.x)
License: Apache Licence
Description: Quicksilver doesn’t let you do much that you can’t do already, but it allows you to do it a whole lot faster. If using a computer is like walking around and shooting things, using a computer with Quicksilver is like carrying a lightsaber and throwing robots across the room with your mind.

Name: TotalFinder
Website: http://totalfinder.binaryage.com
License: propietary license (http://totalfinder.binaryage.com/license.txt. Interesting point:
“You may improve, modify, decompile, disassemble, otherwise reverse engineer
TotalFinder as long as you are doing it for good, not for evil.” I Like it :-)
Platform: Mac (10.6, 10.7)
Description: TotalFinder works like the original Finder but adds tabs, dual panel, folders on top and other useful features. My goal is to improve Finder in areas where it lacks but keep the overall design which is good in my opinion. TotalFinder works OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Some features are also available in OSX 10.7 (Lion).Name: TotalTerminal
Website: http://totalterminal.binaryage.com/
License: propietary license (http://totalfinder.binaryage.com/license.txt. Interesting point:
“You may improve, modify, decompile, disassemble, otherwise reverse engineer
TotalFinder as long as you are doing it for good, not for evil.” I Like it :-)
Platform: Mac (10.6, 10.7)
Description: TotalTerminal is a plugin for Terminal.app. It provides persistent Visor Window which slides down when you press a hot-key. Remember Quake Console?

Name: Calibre
Website: http://calibre-ebook.com/
License: GNU GPLv3
Platform: Multi Platform (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)
Description: calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:
– Library Management
– E-book conversion
– Syncing to e-book reader devices
– Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
– Comprehensive e-book viewer
– Content server for online access to your book collectionName: Shiftit
Website: http://code.google.com/p/shiftit/
License: GNU GPL v3
Platform: Mac (10.6)
Description:
This application will let you resize and move your windows without having to using a mouse. Following are some of things you can do with the Shift It:
– Shift the focused window to left/right/top/bottom half of the screen.
– Resize the focused window to fill the whole screen.
– Move the focused window to the center of the screen.
Shift It is a great tool that lets you organize your windows. Now you can read documents side-by-side without having the pain of manually resizing the windows.

Name: ImageMagick
Website: http://www.imagemagick.org/
License: ImageMagick License (http://www.imagemagick.org/script/license.php)
Platform: Unix, Mac OS X, iOS, Windows
Description: ImageMagick is a software suite to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 100) including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PhotoCD, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF. Use ImageMagick to resize, flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.

Name: MacPorts
Website: http://www.macports.org/
License: BSD 2-Clause License (http://opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php)
Platform: Unix, Mac OS X, iOS, Windows
Description: The MacPorts Project is an open-source community initiative to design an easy-to-use system for compiling, installing, and upgrading either command-line, X11 or Aqua based open-source software on the Mac OS X operating system. To that end we provide the command-line driven MacPorts software package under a BSD License, and through it easy access to thousands of ports that greatly simplify the task of compiling and installing open-source software on your Mac.

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