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Functionality

CheatSheet

Hold down the Command key for a couple of second and get an overlay with all the shortcuts for the active program. Follow through with the shortcut of your choice or click on the one you want. One of the handiest utilities you’ll ever install.

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DropCopy

Easily share files between Macs in a local network. Drag the file over the icon, watch a list of networked Macs appear, then drop the file on the one you want to share with.

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FastScripts

Get instant access to your scripts by keyboard shortcut or menubar. Go beyond the AppleScript menu with many usability improvements and a refined interface. First 10 shortcuts are free.

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FunctionFlip

Individually controls your MacBook or MacBook Pro’s function keys, turning special keys back to regular F-keys, or vice-versa. FunctionFlip is a preference pane found in the “Other” category in System Preferences.

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NameChanger

Rename a list of files quickly and easily — and see the changes as you type. Options for changing names include: replace first occurrence, replace last occurrence, replace all, wildcard, prepend, append, character removal, sequence and date.

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RedQuits

When you click on the red button in the top-left of a window on a Mac, it closes the window — but the program keeps running. With this RedQuits, the program quits.

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Rename

Interface allows you to rename files in a variety of ways, including the ability to apply several changes at the same time. A preview of the changes is included.

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SelfControl

Block access to distracting websites, mail servers or anything else on the Internet for any period of time you like. They stay block until the time is up — even if you restart your computer or delete the application.

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Service Scrubber

If you’re overwhelmed by the number of services you find in your service menu, use this handy utility to scrub out the ones you don’t want. With services at a manageable level, you might actually use them. For OS X 10.5 or older.

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Spectacle

Organize your windows with easy-to-remember keyboard commands. Put them to the left, right, top or bottom. Put them corners. Centre them. Make them go full screen. It’s a great way to make comparisons, and it works in all apps.

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Teleport

Use a single mouse and keyboard to control several Macs. Simply reach an edge of your screen, and your mouse teleports to your nearby Mac, which also becomes controlled by your keyboard. The pasteboard can be synchronized, and you can drag and drop files between Macs.

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XtraFinder

Add new features to Finder, such as tabbed windows, dual panels, cut and paste, and global hotkeys — to name a few. Plus, you can get back colour icons in the sidebar if you miss them.

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Functionality

SelfControl

Block access to distracting websites, mail servers or anything else on the Internet for any period of time you like. They stay block until the time is up — even if you restart your computer or delete the application.

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RedQuits

When you click on the red button in the top-left of a window on a Mac, it closes the window — but the program keeps running. With this RedQuits, the program quits.

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XtraFinder

Add new features to Finder, such as tabbed windows, dual panels, cut and paste, and global hotkeys — to name a few. Plus, you can get back colour icons in the sidebar if you miss them.

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NameChanger

Rename a list of files quickly and easily — and see the changes as you type. Options for changing names include: replace first occurrence, replace last occurrence, replace all, wildcard, prepend, append, character removal, sequence and date.

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CheatSheet

Hold down the Command key for a couple of second and get an overlay with all the shortcuts for the active program. Follow through with the shortcut of your choice or click on the one you want. One of the handiest utilities you’ll ever install.

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Spectacle

Organize your windows with easy-to-remember keyboard commands. Put them to the left, right, top or bottom. Put them corners. Centre them. Make them go full screen. It’s a great way to make comparisons, and it works in all apps.

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DropCopy

Easily share files between Macs in a local network. Drag the file over the icon, watch a list of networked Macs appear, then drop the file on the one you want to share with.

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FunctionFlip

Individually controls your MacBook or MacBook Pro’s function keys, turning special keys back to regular F-keys, or vice-versa. FunctionFlip is a preference pane found in the “Other” category in System Preferences.

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Rename

Interface allows you to rename files in a variety of ways, including the ability to apply several changes at the same time. A preview of the changes is included.

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Teleport

Use a single mouse and keyboard to control several Macs. Simply reach an edge of your screen, and your mouse teleports to your nearby Mac, which also becomes controlled by your keyboard. The pasteboard can be synchronized, and you can drag and drop files between Macs.

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FastScripts

Get instant access to your scripts by keyboard shortcut or menubar. Go beyond the AppleScript menu with many usability improvements and a refined interface. First 10 shortcuts are free.

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Service Scrubber

If you’re overwhelmed by the number of services you find in your service menu, use this handy utility to scrub out the ones you don’t want. With services at a manageable level, you might actually use them. For OS X 10.5 or older.

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Functionality

Afloat

Keep a selected window floating above the others, move or resize it from any edge, turn it into an overlay, pin it to the desktop — and more.

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Arranger

Neatly arrange Finder or application windows into splits or corners. Handy feature is that you can split Finder windows while in an application.

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CheatSheet

Hold down the Command key for a couple of second and get an overlay with all the shortcuts for the active program. Follow through with the shortcut of your choice or click on the one you want. One of the handiest utilities you’ll ever install.

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CornerClick

Take hot corners to the next level with the ability to open files, hide applications, open URLs, run AppleScripts and do the usual exposé actions.

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DropCopy

Easily share files between Macs in a local network. Drag the file over the icon, watch a list of networked Macs appear, then drop the file on the one you want to share with.

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FastScripts

Get instant access to your scripts by keyboard shortcut or menubar. Go beyond the AppleScript menu with many usability improvements and a refined interface. First 10 shortcuts are free.

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FreshBatch

Batch rename files and extensions — just tell it what folder you want to modify, what about the filename you need to change, and what you want to change it to.

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FunctionFlip

Individually controls your MacBook or MacBook Pro’s function keys, turning special keys back to regular F-keys, or vice-versa. FunctionFlip is a preference pane found in the “Other” category in System Preferences.

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NameChanger

Rename a list of files quickly and easily — and see the changes as you type. Options for changing names include: replace first occurrence, replace last occurrence, replace all, wildcard, prepend, append, character removal, sequence and date.

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RedQuits

When you click on the red button in the top-left of a window on a Mac, it closes the window — but the program keeps running. With this RedQuits, the program quits.

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Remote Mouse

Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod into a wireless remote control for your Mac or PC — just like working with a real mouse and keyboard. Useful for presentations.

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Rename

Interface allows you to rename files in a variety of ways, including the ability to apply several changes at the same time. A preview of the changes is included.

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SelfControl

Block access to distracting websites, mail servers or anything else on the Internet for any period of time you like. They stay block until the time is up — even if you restart your computer or delete the application.

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Service Scrubber

If you’re overwhelmed by the number of services you find in your service menu, use this handy utility to scrub out the ones you don’t want. With services at a manageable level, you might actually use them. For OS X 10.5 or older.

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Spectacle

Organize your windows with easy-to-remember keyboard commands. Put them to the left, right, top or bottom. Put them corners. Centre them. Make them go full screen. It’s a great way to make comparisons, and it works in all apps.

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Teleport

Use a single mouse and keyboard to control several Macs. Simply reach an edge of your screen, and your mouse teleports to your nearby Mac, which also becomes controlled by your keyboard. The pasteboard can be synchronized, and you can drag and drop files between Macs.

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XtraFinder

Add new features to Finder, such as tabbed windows, dual panels, cut and paste, and global hotkeys — to name a few. Plus, you can get back colour icons in the sidebar if you miss them.

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