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Mac@LehighValley's 50 Best Free Mac Software 2016

Application

Adium - Instant Messaging * [10.68 or later
Adobe Reader - PDF Viewer * [10.9 or later, †10.5.8]
Alfred - Application Launcher *** [10.6 or later]
AppCleaner - Uninstaller *** [10.10 or later, †10.6]
Audacity - Sound Recording Tool * [10.4 or later]
Blue Griffon - WYSIWYG HTML Editor *[10.6 or later]
Burn - CD/DVD Disk Burning *** [10.6 or later]
Calibre - eBook Reader [10.7.2 or later]
Chrome - Google's Internet Browser * [10.6 or later]
ClamXav - AntiVirus * [10.6.8 or later]
Crashplan - Backup Service * [10.6 or later, † 10.5]
Cyberduck - FTP Program *** [10.7 or later]
Day-O - Menu Bar Calendar *** [10.5 or later]
Disk Drill - File Data Recovery * [10.6.8 or later]
Display Menu * [10.8 or later]
Dropbox - Syncing Files * [10.6 or later, †10.4]
DuckCapture - Screen/Window Capture * [10.5 or later]
EasyFind - Desk Top Search Utility *** [10.6.8 or later]
Evernote - Notes Organizer *** [10.9 or later, †10.7.5]
Firefox - Internet Browser * [10.6 or later]
Formulate Pro - Overlay Text on PDF * [10.4 or later]
GIMPshop - Photo Editing * [10.3 or later]
Grand Perspective - Disk Usage Display * [10.5 or later]
Handbrake - DVD Ripping * [10.6 or later]
IDMG - Disk Image Tool * [10.5 or later]

Application

iPodDisk - iPod Music Ripper * [10.4 or later]
Jing - Screen Session Recorder * [10.5 or later]
KisMAC - WiFi Finder * [10.6 or later]
LibreOffice - Office Suite * [10.8 or later]
MacClean - Smart Cleaning &Maintenance * [10.7 or later]
Maintenance - OS X Cleanup & Tuning * [10.11 or later, †10.4]
Miro Video Converter - Converts Videos to MP4 * * [10.6.8 or later]
MuseScore - Music Notation Writer * [10.7 or later]
NameChanger - Rename Lists of Files *** [10.7 or later]
OnyX - OS X Cleanup & Tuning * [10.11 or later, †10.2]
OpenOffice - Office Suite * [10.7 or later]
Picasa - Photo Management * [10.5 or later]
PixIr - Photo Editor * [10.9 or later]
Q Emulator - Runs Windows or Linux on OS X * [10.3 or later]
Quicksilver - Application Launcher * [10.8 or later]
RSSOwl - RSS Client *** [10.2 or later]
Scribus - Desktop Publishing * [10.10 or later]
SuperDuper - Bootable Backups * [10.7 or later, †10.2]
Task Coach- Multiplatform To-do List Manager * [10.5 or later]
Telephone - Make Phone Calls over Internet *** [10.8 or later]
TextWrangler - Powerful Plain Text Editor * [10.8.5 or later]
The Unarchiver - File Extraction *** [10.7 or later]
Thunderbird - Email Client * [10.6 or later]
Tor Bundle - For Firefox Security & Privacy * [10.6 or later]
Vienna - RSS and Atom Newsreader *** [10.6 or later]

Versions: 10.2 Jaguar, 10.3 Panther, 10.4 Tiger, 10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan.

† Click on Title for older versions.

* Installation: To install a program you must do one of the following:

*.dmg files are disk images which must be opened to install software.
**.pkg and other “Installer” files also must be opened to install software.
***Application files or folders which must be dragged to the Applications Folder.

More Information:               Read Me First.rtf                                    2015 M@LV Best Free Mac Gems DVD.pdf        

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Mac@LehighValley CD1

  • AppleJack 1.4.1 - Emergency startup utility and troubleshooting utility
  • Boinx Mousepose´ 1.2 - Converts mouse to spotlight
  • Bonk 1.0 - OS 9 fun game where you bonk heads
  • Firefox 1.07 - Arguably the best for the Mac®
  • Firefox 1.5b.2 - Beta version of Firefox
  • FireFoxy 1.4.7 - Firefox widget
  • GIMP 2.2.6 - Graphics image editor will handle a wide variety of different image file types
  • Image Tricks 1.1 - Image editor that uses Mac OS X® 10.4 Core Image Filters
  • ImageWell 2.0.25 - Easy way to edit and upload photos
  • Keyboard Symbols - Chart of Mac® Key Symbols
  • Mac® Data Sheet - Chart to record your system information, passwords, and more
  • MacJanitor 1.3 - Runs system maintenance scripts
  • Mac OS X® Keyboard Shortcuts - Chart of keyboard shortcuts
  • MactheRipper 2.6.6 - DVD ripper and extractor; unlocks DVDs
  • NeoOffice/J 1.1 - Office Suite: Word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing; will edit MS Office files
  • Preferential Treatment 1.1.4 - Detect problems in your preference files.
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Mac@LehighValley CD 2

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Mac@LehighValley CD 3

  • AcidSearch 0.62 - Search enhancement for Safari. (was 0.61)
  • Adobe Reader 7.0.8 - View and print Adobe PDF files. (was 7.0.7)
  • AppleJack 1.4.2 - Emergency startup utility and troubleshooting utility (was 1.4.1)
  • EasyFind 3.9 - Finds files, folders or contents without indexing. (was 3.8.1)
  • Firefox 2.0 - Arguably the best browser for the Mac (was 1.07)
  • Flip4Mac 2.1 - Play Windows Media files in QuickTime Player. (was 2.0.2)
  • Genius 1.6 - Genius helps you memorize things. (was 1.5.4)
  • GIMP 2.2.8 - Graphics image editor will handle a wide variety of different image file types (was 2.2.6)
  • iBackup 5.1.5 - Backup/restore utility for scheduled backups. (was 5.0.7)
  • Image Tricks 2.3.3 - Image editor that uses Mac OS X 10.4 Core Image Filters (was 1.1)
  • ImageWell 3.0b3 - Easy way to edit and upload photos (was 2.0.25)
  • iStat pro 3.1 - System monitoring widget. (was 2.21)
  • Mac OS X Intel Update 10.4.8 Combo - For Mac OS X versions 10.4 to 10.4.7 (new)
  • Mac OS X PPC Update 10.4.8 Combo - For Mac OS X versions 10.4 to 10.4.7 (was 10.4.6)
  • NeoOffice 1.2.2 - Office Suite: Word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing; will edit MS Office files (was 1.1)
  • NetNewsWire Lite 2.1.1 - Display news from thousands of web sites (was 2.0.1)
  • Preferential Treatment 1.1.7 - Detect problems in your preference files. (was 1.1.4)
  • TextWrangler 2.1.3 - A powerful and richly-featured text editor for composing, modifying, and transforming text stored in plain-text files. (9.0M)
  • You Control: Tune 1.4.1 - Control iTunes from the OS X menu bar. (was 1.3.3)

Mac@LehighValley CD 4


Mac@LehighValley Best Free Mac Software DVD 2013

Adapter - Video, Audio, & Image Converter Miro Video Converter - Convert Video for Mobile
Adium - Instant Messaging Application MplayerX - Media Player
Adobe Reader X - PDF Reader NeoOffice - Suite: Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation
AIM - Instant Messaging Application NetNewsWire - RSS & Atom Newsreader
Air Video Server - Video Steaming to Mobile Devices NetSpot - WiFi Survey & Analysis Tool
Alfred - Quick Launcher Nook for Mac - Ebook Reader
Audacity - Audio Recording, Editing & Mixing Notational Velocity - Manage Notes
Avira Free Mac Security - Antivirus/Anti-malware OmmWriter - Text Editor Hides Tools & Has Music
Bean - Fast and Lean Word Processor OnyX - Mac OS X System Maintenance Utility
Bitdefender Virus Scanner - Malware & Identity Theft ooVoo - Internet Video Phone Conferencing*
Caffeine - Powerful Plain Text Editor OpenOffice - Suite: Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation
calibre - Ebook Management System Opera - Web Browser
Capture Me - Capture Screens, Movies, and Sound Pacifist - Opens Mac OS .pkg & .dmg images, etc.
CCleaner - Hard Drive Optimization & Cleaning Pencil - Animation Drawing Tool
Chandler - Email, Calendar and Contacts Manager PhotoRescue - Recover Images on Memory Cards
Chicken of the VNC - Fast VNC Client PhotoStickies - Place Collage of Pictures on Desktop
ClamXav - Virus Checker Picasa - Organize, Edit and Share Photos
Clementine - Music Player and Organizer Picture Collage Maker Lite - Photo Collage Editor
CloudApp - Drag and Drop File to Share Plex - Catalog Media in Libraries and Play
Cyberduck - FTP Browser Quicksilver - Keyboard based App Launcher
Dashlane - Secure Autofill For Online Purchases Rili - Simple Small Calendar
Debut - Video Capture Safari - Web Browser
Default Folder - Smartens open and save dialog box Scribus - Page Layout Program
Dia - Program to Draw Flow Diagrams Simple Comic - Comic Viewer
Dockdrop - Drag and Drop Files to Share Skim - Read and Annotate PDFs
Dropbox - Online File Synchronization Skype - Internet Phone
Evernote - Manages Notes and Clippings Smart Converter - Efficient Video Converter
Evom - Convert Videos Stuffit Expander - Decompresses Many Files Formats
Firefox - Web Browser TeamViewer - Remote Connect with Macs & PCs
Flux - Adapt screen brightness & color to the time of day TextWrangler - Powerful Plain Text Editor
FreeMind - Make Mind Map Spider Diagrams The Unarchiver - Decompresses Most File Formats
GIMP - Image Editing Thunderbird - Email Reader from Mozilla
Google Chrome - Web Browser TNEFs Enough - Opens winmail.dat Files
Google SketchUp - 3D Modeling Transmission - BitTorrent Client
Grand Perspective - Visually displays file sizes TrueCrypt - Disk Encryption
Gruml - Google Newsfeed Reader TubeSock - Grabs YouTube Videos
Handbrake - Convert Video Sources to MP-4 Vienna - RSS & Atom Newsreader
iBackup - Backup/Restore Utility VirtualBox - Runs Windows & Other OSs
Inkscape - Vector Graphics Editor (lines & shapes) VLC media player - Multimedia Player & Streamer
Jing - Screen Capture Stills and Videos Vuze - Torrent Downloader
Jumpcut - Clipboard History Archive Wunderlist - Task Manager with Cloud Syncing
Keka - File Compression & Archiving XBMC - Media Center Tool
Kindle Reader - Read Kindle Books Xee - Image Viewing and Management
Kiwi - Twitter Client with Themes XMind - Make Mind Map Spider Diagrams
LastPass for Safari - Password Manager XnConvert - Batch Image Converter and Resizer
LogMeIn Free - View & Control Remote Mac xTorrent - Torrent Downloader
Miro - Music and Video Player * only program not Mountain Lion or Lion compatible.

More Information:               Read Me First.rtf                                    M@LVBest Free Mac Software DVD.pdf        

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Mac@LehighValley Best Free Mac Software DVD 2015

Application

AbiWord - Word Processing *
Adium - Instant Messaging *
Adobe Reader - PDF Viewer *
Alfred - Application Launcher * * *
AppCleaner - Uninstaller * * *
Audacity - Sound Recording Tool *
Blue Griffon - WYSIWYG HTML Editor *
Burn - CD/DVD Disk Burning * * *
Calibre - eBook Reader
Chrome - Google's Internet Browser *
ClamXav - AntiVirus *
Crashplan - Backup Service *
Cyberduck - FTP Program * * *
Day-O - Menu Bar Calendar * * *
Disk Drill - File Data Recovery *
Dropbox - Syncing Files *
DuckCapture - Screen/Window Capture *
EasyFind - Desk Top Search Utility * * *
Evernote - Notes Organizer * * *
Firefox - Internet Browser *
Formulate Pro - Overlay Text on PDF *
GIMPshop - Photo Editing *
Grand Perspective - Disk Usage Display *
Handbrake - DVD Ripping *
IDMG - Disk Image Tool *
 

Application

iPodDisk - iPod Music Ripper *
Jing - Screen Session Recorder *
KisMAC - WiFi Finder *
LibreOffice - Office Suite *
Magican - OS X Cleanup * *
Maintenance - OS X Cleanup & Tuning *
Miro Video Converter - Converts Videos to MP4 * *
MuseScore - Music Notation Writer *
NameChanger - Rename Lists of Files * * *
OnyX - OS X Cleanup & Tuning *
OpenOffice - Office Suite *
Picasa - Photo Management *
PixIr - Photo Editor *
Q Emulator - Runs Windows or Linux on OS X *
Quicksilver - Application Launcher *
RSSOwl - RSS Client * * *
Scribus - Desktop Publishing *
SuperDuper - Bootable Backups *
Task Coach- Multiplatform To-do List Manager *
Telephone - Make Phone Calls over Internet * * *
TextWrangler - Powerful Plain Text Editor *
The Unarchiver - File Extraction * * *
Thunderbird - Email Client *
Tor Bundle - For Firefox Security & Privacy *
Vienna - RSS and Atom Newsreader * * *

Versions: 10.2 Jaguar, 10.3 Panther, 10.4 Tiger, 10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks. 10.10 Yosemite.

† Click on Title for older versions.

* Installation: To install a program you must do one of the following:

*.dmg files are disk images which must be opened to install software.
**.pkg and other “Installer” files also must be opened to install software.
***Application files or folders which must be dragged to the Applications Folder.

More Information:               Read Me First.rtf                                    2015 M@LV Best Free Mac Gems DVD.pdf        

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