Houdini is a small utility for the Mac that will hide those files that haven’t been active for some time. Developed by UglyApps, it’s very useful if you run a lot of programs simultaneously. With so many applications open it’s easy to get confused but with this nifty tool that won’t happen.
Imagine is a text editor for the Mac, but it has features that make it way easier to use than other word processors. Created by Benjamin Chan, it’s a writing app that doesn’t come with any distracting features and allows you to focus on just writing. When you set it in full screen mode you will really be able to appreciate its clean interface. And if you need the menu just press CMD+Alt+T.
Fotor Photo Editor by Everimaging is a free but state of the art photo and collage editor. There is no shortage of editing tools on the App Store, but this is definitely one of the best. Not only is it easy to use but the features, including collage, photo enhancement and effects among others, rival commercial software.
VirtualBox, originally created by innotek GmbH and now being developed by Oracle, is a virtualization product that allows you to load and run several operating systems under a single operating system. Since its initial release new features have been constantly added including running VMS on startup, NIC support, changing settings in a VM execution and more.
uzzy doesn’t really work as an alternative to iTunes. Instead this app, developed by Pedro Vieira, Celio Silva and Raphael Lopes, works with iTunes to deliver the music you want. If you’re an iTunes user, you’ll find that Muzzy makes things so much easier. Some of its features include sliding lyrics, track notifications, artwork timebar and more.
TeamViewer for Windows (versions also available for the Mac, Windows Mobile, Android and Linux) is a program (free for personal use) that allows for remote access and web conferencing. Developed by TeamViewer GmbH, you can also access the application from a web browser and perform many other functions.
NoobProof is a tool for configuring firewalls on the Mac. Created by Hanynet, this utility makes it easier to change the settings on your firewall until it is at the security level that you prefer. Firewalls are traditionally hard to set up but this one makes it easy to understand and follow.
SeaMonkey is an all in one Internet application suite. Under constant development by the SeaMonkey team the suite includes an Internet browser, web development tools, an IRC client, an HTML editor, an email and newsgroup client. Although it is aimed at web developers and advanced users, many of the applications are easy enough for casual computer users to use.
Livid Looper from Livid Instruments is free audio software that makes it easy to use samples to create original music. With its easy to use interface you’ll have no trouble editing your sound and adding VST effects and plugins. Because it’s open source you can download not just the program but the code as well.