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Akaunting

Accounting software for small businesses to manage finances and cash flow. Takes care of invoicing, accepting online payments and keeping track of expenses. Can be installed on your host/server.

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Aptana

Open-source web development IDE allows you to create web applications with an all-in-one interface. While it’s great as a free alternative, Mac users may find the look and feel a bit jarring.

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Calibre

Manage e-book libraries, convert e-books in a huge number of formats, sync to readers (including iPad), view e-books with support for many features, and use a content server for online access to your book collection using a browser from any computer.

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Economix

Simple program helps you keep track of expenses and your bank balance. Good idea if you’re wondering where all the money went. Site is in French, but an English version of the app is available.

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F.lux

Adjusts the colour of your computer’s display to the time of day — warm at night and like sunlight during the day — automatically taking into account where you live and the type of lighting you have.

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GnuCash

Personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports. Personally, I find the live-within-your-means method works quite nicely.

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Growly Calculator

A spreadsheet that specializes in crunching numbers. There are plenty of functions, similar to the ones in Excel, but not nearly as many. Supports DIF, CSV and RTF.

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Kindle for Mac

No Kindle? No problem. Select from the 800,000 Kindle books available from Amazon and read them on your Mac. Features include syncing, notes, highlights, and search.

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MacTracker

A database of information on every Mac ever made — even those made by companies other than Apple. No detail is too obscure. You can even play startup chimes.

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Manta

Customizable templates for creating invoices and keeping track of them. Contacts allow you to keep information for billing the same client. Save as a PDF, then send it by email or print it off.

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Remind Me Later

Open it up, type in what you need to be reminded of, and with a click it will be added to iCal. The cool part is that you can type in your reminder using plain English. For example, “Buy vitamins today at 2pm” will place a “Buy vitamins” entry in iCal today at 2 p.m.

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Satellite Eyes

Automatically change your desktop wallpaper to the satellite view of where you are, right now. Pull your laptop out somewhere new, and your desktop will automatically change to the view from overhead.

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Stellarium

Gaze with wonder through Stellarium at the night sky constellations from wherever you happen to live on this planet. Then go outside and see the stars as they are. Other cool ways to check out the universe are Celestia and SkyORB.

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Time Out

Configure Time Out to remind you to a take a break every so often. A transparency covers the screen and a progress bar shows how long have until the break is over.

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Timer

Stopwatch, alarm clock, countdown and clock utility all in one. Click “Download” for free version.

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TrailRunner

Plan routes for long distance sports such as running, biking and hiking. It calculates route distances and can export directions into your iPod.

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Vocab

List words you’ve learned in European languages and see how well you’ve memorized them by plotting a graph.

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Growly Calculator

A spreadsheet that specializes in crunching numbers. There are plenty of functions, similar to the ones in Excel, but not nearly as many. Supports DIF, CSV and RTF.

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Manta

Customizable templates for creating invoices and keeping track of them. Contacts allow you to keep information for billing the same client. Save as a PDF, then send it by email or print it off.

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Akaunting

Accounting software for small businesses to manage finances and cash flow. Takes care of invoicing, accepting online payments and keeping track of expenses. Can be installed on your host/server.

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Economix

Simple program helps you keep track of expenses and your bank balance. Good idea if you’re wondering where all the money went. Site is in French, but an English version of the app is available.

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Satellite Eyes

Automatically change your desktop wallpaper to the satellite view of where you are, right now. Pull your laptop out somewhere new, and your desktop will automatically change to the view from overhead.

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Aptana

Open-source web development IDE allows you to create web applications with an all-in-one interface. While it’s great as a free alternative, Mac users may find the look and feel a bit jarring.

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GnuCash

Personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports. Personally, I find the live-within-your-means method works quite nicely.

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Remind Me Later

Open it up, type in what you need to be reminded of, and with a click it will be added to iCal. The cool part is that you can type in your reminder using plain English. For example, “Buy vitamins today at 2pm” will place a “Buy vitamins” entry in iCal today at 2 p.m.

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Kindle for Mac

No Kindle? No problem. Select from the 800,000 Kindle books available from Amazon and read them on your Mac. Features include syncing, notes, highlights, and search.

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F.lux

Adjusts the colour of your computer’s display to the time of day — warm at night and like sunlight during the day — automatically taking into account where you live and the type of lighting you have.

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Calibre

Manage e-book libraries, convert e-books in a huge number of formats, sync to readers (including iPad), view e-books with support for many features, and use a content server for online access to your book collection using a browser from any computer.

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Time Out

Configure Time Out to remind you to a take a break every so often. A transparency covers the screen and a progress bar shows how long have until the break is over.

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Vocab

List words you’ve learned in European languages and see how well you’ve memorized them by plotting a graph.

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Timer

Stopwatch, alarm clock, countdown and clock utility all in one. Click “Download” for free version.

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TrailRunner

Plan routes for long distance sports such as running, biking and hiking. It calculates route distances and can export directions into your iPod.

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MacTracker

A database of information on every Mac ever made — even those made by companies other than Apple. No detail is too obscure. You can even play startup chimes.

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Stellarium

Gaze with wonder through Stellarium at the night sky constellations from wherever you happen to live on this planet. Then go outside and see the stars as they are. Other cool ways to check out the universe are Celestia and SkyORB.

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Akaunting

Accounting software for small businesses to manage finances and cash flow. Takes care of invoicing, accepting online payments and keeping track of expenses. Can be installed on your host/server.

Download site

Aptana

Open-source web development IDE allows you to create web applications with an all-in-one interface. While it’s great as a free alternative, Mac users may find the look and feel a bit jarring.

Download site

Calibre

Manage e-book libraries, convert e-books in a huge number of formats, sync to readers (including iPad), view e-books with support for many features, and use a content server for online access to your book collection using a browser from any computer.

Download site

Economix

Simple program helps you keep track of expenses and your bank balance. Good idea if you’re wondering where all the money went. Site is in French, but an English version of the app is available.

Download site

F.lux

Adjusts the colour of your computer’s display to the time of day — warm at night and like sunlight during the day — automatically taking into account where you live and the type of lighting you have.

Download site

FlyGesture

Use pre-defined mouse gestures to invoke actions or chains of actions, similar to Automator.

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GnuCash

Personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports. Personally, I find the live-within-your-means method works quite nicely.

Download site

Growly Calculator

A spreadsheet that specializes in crunching numbers. There are plenty of functions, similar to the ones in Excel, but not nearly as many. Supports DIF, CSV and RTF.

Kindle for Mac

No Kindle? No problem. Select from the 800,000 Kindle books available from Amazon and read them on your Mac. Features include syncing, notes, highlights, and search.

Download site

MacTracker

A database of information on every Mac ever made — even those made by companies other than Apple. No detail is too obscure. You can even play startup chimes.

Download site

Manta

Customizable templates for creating invoices and keeping track of them. Contacts allow you to keep information for billing the same client. Save as a PDF, then send it by email or print it off.

Download site

Remind Me Later

Open it up, type in what you need to be reminded of, and with a click it will be added to iCal. The cool part is that you can type in your reminder using plain English. For example, “Buy vitamins today at 2pm” will place a “Buy vitamins” entry in iCal today at 2 p.m.

Download site

Satellite Eyes

Automatically change your desktop wallpaper to the satellite view of where you are, right now. Pull your laptop out somewhere new, and your desktop will automatically change to the view from overhead.

Download site

Stellarium

Gaze with wonder through Stellarium at the night sky constellations from wherever you happen to live on this planet. Then go outside and see the stars as they are. Other cool ways to check out the universe are Celestia and SkyORB.

Download site

Time Out

Configure Time Out to remind you to a take a break every so often. A transparency covers the screen and a progress bar shows how long have until the break is over.

Download site

Timer

Stopwatch, alarm clock, countdown and clock utility all in one. Click “Download” for free version.

Download site

TrailRunner

Plan routes for long distance sports such as running, biking and hiking. It calculates route distances and can export directions into your iPod.

Download site

VirtualBox

Run Windows or Linux on your Mac with this open source alternative to Parallells or VMWare Fusion.

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Vocab

List words you’ve learned in European languages and see how well you’ve memorized them by plotting a graph.

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