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5 Must Have Free Applications For Mac Users

Free Apps for Mac OSThis post is specifically aimed at first time Mac users and at others who have been looking for some free and open source softwares to make their daily tasks easier. Not only do the softwares listed here come free of cost, they also do their work as well as their paid counterparts.

Here I’m listing down free apps for Mac, which will help you to get more done in less time.

Few must have apps for Mac:

Adium – for IM/Chat



A free instant messaging App, Adium will let you connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, Gtalk among various others. This is the best IM client I have ever used on any platform. Adium sets a great example of how good open source products can get.

Cyberduck – for FTP/SFTP


Cyberduck is the perfect tool for all your FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files, Google Docs, Amazon S3 file browsing needs. In fact I even use it for SSHing into the iPhone when I need access to its file system. It supports Bonjour service and makes tasks easier. And the magical OS X integration doesn’t stop just there. It extends to Spotlight and Keychain as well.

Handbrake – for Video Conversion

Handbrake Free video converter

Handbrake is the must have tool for all video converting needs. This is one tool which provides for both first time users as well as custom settings for advanced users. It makes use of your Mac’s resources pretty well and provides for very fast and good quality videos. I use it very frequently for converting Videos for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.

Transmission – Torrent Downloader

Transmission Torrent client

Who can live without a torrent downloader. Before I came across this, I had very bad experiences with the other applications. uTorrent on Mac, as most of you know, isn’t up to the mark yet. So, here’s the very simple yet powerful torrent downloader, Transmission for you. It has a scheduler which actually works to keep a control over bandwidth consumed during peak hours. Lastly, its very lightweight and comes free.

Colloquy – Best IRC client


Here’s a very advanced IRC, SILC & ILB client for Mac OS X. It is very intuitive and provides for all the necessary features one would ask from an IRC client. The interface is clean and along with the iPhone app you can stay connected on the go by setting bouncers for yourself. Download Colloquy here.

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For the five needs specified above, these are not only the free solutions but also one of the best available. If you like them do leave us word and subscribe to our feeds. Also, if you wanted to know about other applications for a specific purpose you can ask us via comments.

10 Must Have Free Windows Applications

If you are addicted to stay online whole day and using Windows then I would to suggest you to have following windows software to save your PC from virus, saving time or to be more organized. The best part is that all these applications are free to use.


Here are 10 must have free windows applications:


Ccleaner is one of my favorite application when it comes to clean up my computer system easily and quickly. It removes all temp and useless files and helps to run your windows run faster. It can also cleans the trace of your online activities.


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Fences is a software without which I can’t imagine my desktop. It helps me to organize my all file and folder in proper fence so that I can easily search any of the files easily. You just need to use your right mouse button and create a fence by dragging it on desktop.


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TrueCrypt is a reliable application to encrypt and hide data. It helps you to hide encrypted data so that no one can even know that it exist. It works with USB drives also so even if your USB drives gets lost then also no one able to use your confidential or important data from USB drive. You can read more about TrueCrypt on Shoutmeloud’s article about Truecrypt.


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Revo Uninstaller

Revo Uninstaller helps you to uninstall programs fast. It gives you option of Advance uninstall which helps you to uninstall the unwanted programs completely without leaving any temp files or registry key behind.


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7Zip is an good option to consider when you are looking for an application to compress files. The best part about 7zip is that it doesn’t require any registration or sign-up. It supports multi-languages that too more than 74 languages and it is very quick when it comes to compress multiple files.


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Irfan View

Irfan View is a free image viewer. It consists of many useful features which makes it a user-friendly application such as image editing, rotating, resizing, slideshow, batch coversion and many more. There are few plugins available which will help you to add more features to it.


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Tweak UI

Tweak UI helps you to change system settings which are not easily done by default Windows UI, thus making your computer system more faster and secure. There are many useful features of Tweak UI to customize taskbar, desktop, mouse, my computer etc.


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It becomes frustrating to unlock the files which gives you error like “Cannot delete file”, “File is in use by other user” and other similar errors while deleting, renaming or moving files. Unlocker helps you to unlock such files easily and quickly. Thus with Unlocker, you don’t need to again restart your system or close the files.


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Launchy helps you to launch applications easily and quickly with simple shortcut. It is quick and easy to install and it gives you option to customize with your own shortcuts. Whenever you want to open an application you just need to enter shortcut or Alt+space and you will get quick access to the application.


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Free Download Manager

If you stay online whole day and keep on downloading lot of files then Free Download manager is must for you. It is best Download manager available for free. It supports torrents and have awesome features like adjust traffic usage, schedule downloads, downloading websites with HTML spiders and many more.


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Apart from these applications, you must have a best Antivirus software to secure your computer system.

These are few Windows app which I am using and if you have used any of these then don’t forget to share your feedback with us.