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Mac Apps Recommendations 12 June 2007

Free applications are always a boon. Today I showcase three free applications for OS X that can help you become more productive in your creative endeavors. Tody I showcase CYBERDUCK, an efficient and free FTP app, THINK, a simple “getting things done” app and BEAN, a text editor on steroids.


CYBERDUCK: It also looks cute on your dashboard
Though I was a user of Fetch, I had decided to migrate to Cyberduck because it was simple to use and best of all, free. it has never been lacking in features, allowing you to do multiple connections, support for Keychain and Spotlight search and best of all – ultra simple navigation. [DOWNLOAD]


THINK: Everything else is black
Think is a simple but powerful application that simulates the Expose feature for applications. What it does is blacken out all other desktop activity except for the current window you are working on. [DOWNLOAD via Office Tweaks]


BEAN: A better Textedit
Bean is a RTF or RTFD (RTF with graphics) text editor that works pretty much like the built in Textedit application for OS X. I rarely use Microsoft Word, unless I want to read my documents formatted. I’ve gotten used to typing all my documents on RTF to give graphic artists an easier time to lay things out by giving them documents without formatting. Bean accomplishes this and adds the ability to read graphics and do many more functions such as live word counting (w00t!) and a zoom slider. [DOWNLOAD]

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

2 replies on “Mac Apps Recommendations 12 June 2007”

hey! I like Think. perfect for chronic pseudo-multitaskers who don’t get to finish anything (that would be me 🙂 ). I’m using it now, thanks!

Jayvee, the following is not technology related, but I hope you consider it anyways.. it’s very important to me and many other Filipinos..

I’m doing a writing project regarding the recent murder of Musa Dimasidsing, the district supervisor who was shot dead, he was the election official who exposed the election fraud and anomalies that occurred in Maguindanao.

I hope you can join the writing project and write a blog post about your reaction, and we will link to your post, we will collect the links everyday and post them in one blog post starting Wednesday until Sunday. We will make combine all the links on Sunday evening in one post.

You can read about the writing project by going to my blog at and learn how you can participate. A simple post will do, as long as you join and it is thoughtful.

Anyone that reads this can also join.

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