Everything Macintosh Software Picks


TapDex TapDex
Gives you a quick and simple search interface to your Mac OS X’s Address Book. Tap the hot key and up pops a search window, start typing to narrow down your search. TapDex is small and fast. It is designed to run in the background and activate with a hot key. Customize it to auto-launch on log in and all your Address Book contacts are one tap away! Free!
Cyberduck Cyberduck
An open source FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files and Amazon S3 browser for the Mac. Easy to use interface, and you can quickly preview files with Quick Look. To edit files, a seamless integration with several external editors makes it easy to change content quickly. Both Amazon CloudFront and Cloud Files from Rackspace can be easily configured to distribute your content in the cloud. Many OS X core system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour and the Keychain are supported and a large number of translations makes you feel at home. Free!
Labels & Addresses Labels & Addresses
Add sophisticated envelope, label, and card printing to Address Book. Merge printing capability, include pictures and graphics, and automatically print industry standard postal barcodes. Commercial $49.95.
MoosePad MoosePad
A modern replacement for Apple’s Note Pad and ScrapBook, and unlike Stickies does not require that you keep all of your notes open. MoosePad also supports Speech and Multiple Memo Databases. MoosePad is a great utility for anyone who may reuse large amounts of text, or store an inventory of product serial numbers, software activation codes, or pictures. Memos are not stored in clear text and can be password protected. Free!
Paintbrush Paintbrush
A Cocoa-based paint program for Mac OS X, similar to Microsoft Paint and the now-defunct MacPaint. The project’s ultimate goal is to recreate the basic functionality of Microsoft Paint, which has been noticeably absent from Mac OS X for years. Paintbrush can open and save to most major image formats, including BMP, PNG, JPEG, and GIF. Free!