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My Mac Toolbox 2013

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A memo about software on my mac.

AirServer is an AirPlay receiver, similar to Apple TV. So I can mirror display from my iOS devices.

Caffeine temporarily disable the sleep feature and screen savers. So I can do presentation smoothly.

MusicBrainz Picard uses an album-oriented approach with audio fingerprints to correct the music file tags.

Vox is the best music player on osx IMO.

MPlayerX. Mplayer is the best media player on all platform.

cocountBattery checks current battery health.

Cyberduck is a FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Google Cloud Storage, and everything you can think about storage client.

Filezilla is a great FTP, SFTP client.

TweetDeck, best Twitter client ever.

TinkerTool access to additional preference settings Apple has built into OS X. I need it to tune the font size.

iTerm2, everyone need a terminal. Much much better than the default one.

Welly is my favorite BBS client.

Sublime Text 2 is my favorite text editor in addition to vim.

LibreOffice. Sometimes we still have to open docx files. I also use LibreOffice to make my presentation slides.

Dropbox. Simply cannot live without it.

Evernote. My second brian. =)

VirtualBox. I done most my development on Linux environment.

Xcode. I also develop apps.

f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

Spotify. Nice music streaming.

Divvy. Great window manager.

The Unarchiver.

XQuartz is the X.Org X Window System that runs on OS X. I run some Linux application on mac, most of them are installed by Homebrew. For example: Meld, a great diff and merge tool.

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