Continuing some of the posts about Mac software and tools I use, this might be of interest – a few of the applets you’ll find in my menubar. The vast majority of these are free.
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- LittleSnapper – handy for taking annotated screenshots or grabbing webpages. I don’t run this all the time, but it was running to take this shot.
- Google Quick Search Box – I’ve been a Quicksilver user for a long time, currently I’m trying out QSB instead.
- Camouflage – hides the icons on the desktop. Great for recording screencasts, or just for tidying up.
- DropBox – handy for sharing files between Windows, Linux and Mac.
- Caffeine – disable screensaver for watching movies and presentations etc.
- iScrobbler – for Last.FM support
- Skitch – my screen capture utility of choice, which I do have running all the time. Not as good for annotation or web page capture as LittleSnapper, but quicker to use.
- Evernote – todo lists and note taking (syncs with iPhone)
- Eject applet
- Canon printer/scanner utility for the MP620
- SoundSource – very handy tool to select input and output sources, great for podcasting etc.
- Displays (enabled from System Prefs) – useful for presentations and viewing video on the TV.
- Language (enabled from System Prefs) – quick access to language, special characters, keyboard viewer, etc.
- MagiCal – pop up monthly calendar