- Mac Software
Ben Haller of Stick Software is a GENIUS! Stick Software has great Mac OS X software at very reasonable prices. Utilities, games, screensavers and more. Remember ‘Solarian II‘? Stick Software has been producing outstanding shareware for almost two decades. Check out the new version of Fracture – a fractal-generating screensaver – now Intel-Mac compatible! You’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve used it for years and it’s worked flawlessly – cranking out glorious images that can be saved and printed! Worth every penny of the shareware fee – Support Shareware!
- Ranchero Software
I use NetNewsWire daily! Simply the best RSS aggregator on the web, IMHO!
- TedMasterWeb.com – Some useful software, articles and links. Live from the Canary Islands! I highly recommend the PHP Glossary if you use BBEdit! -d
Makers of PopChar, easy beat, KeyCue and other useful Mac utilities. These are professional tools, well-worth owning. PopChar works absolutely flawlessly and IMHO should be built into the Mac OS – it’s that good.
PopChar is a MUST for anyone using symbol fonts or foreign languages with alternate characters. Pays for itself in saved time!
- Fixamac Software
Maker of Print Center Repair and Printer Setup Repair – simply two of the most critical utilities a Mac OS X user can have! Having trouble printing? Not a Unix guru? Hit John Goodchild’s site and in no time flat you’ll be cranking out prints! Beautiful mac-like interface and fall-off-a-log simple to use!
The secret love children of the Beagle Brothers. If you don’t know what that means, don’t ask. Home of Transmit 2 – the simplest, most economical and most Mac-like FTP utility I’ve ever seen! These folks are loyal Mac developers – and it shows in the quality of their tools!
- SubRosaSoft – Avoid Like the Plague! Why? Check out this lovely product.
The tools I use daily or recommend strongly for web workers on Macs
Interarchy for FTP – $59.95
CyberDuck for FTP – free (Donationware)
BBEdit for text editing – $125 (Educational $49)
or TextWrangler – free
Voodoopad – incredible text editor/database/info organizer – $29.95
XScope – superb onscreen measurement tools – $16.95
QuickPicker – picks colors off the screen as hex values – free
CleanArchiver – Makes .ZIP files without Mac hidden files
NetNewsWire – $29.95 – best damn RSS reader for the Mac. Period.
NetNewsWireLite – baby bro to the NetNewsWire, doesn’t do everything, but free
Irfanview – great, simple image editor