Everything Macintosh Software Picks

 

Apowersoft Screenshot Free
Excellent free screen shot utility that also provides annotation tools that let you draw ovals, rectangles, arrows, and add text. Captures the whole screen or any selected areas. We use it daily to provide visual support to our clients in a hurry. You can save your screen captures directly to the clipboard or to a file.
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
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.
1Password
These days we all have so many passwords that it’s impossible to keep track of them all in our heads, and writing them all down on paper isn’t very secure. 1Password (for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android) stores all your passwords, logins, secure notes, software licenses, credit card info, social security info, drivers license info…literally all your most personal information…in a highly encrypted database that can sync across, and be accessed on, all your devices. In a web browser, you can enter your passwords automatically. 1Password even creates new, very secure passwords for you…none of which you’ll have to remember, because 1Password will remember them for you.
Carbon Copy Cloner
Our favorite backup program. It clones one drive or folder to another, or to a disk image. Each time it runs, it makes the backup location you’ve chosen (a disk, folder, or disk image) an exact duplicate of the source you’ve chosen. It provides scheduling capabilities, and we often use it as the ultimate daily backup program for our clients. When Carbon Copy Cloner copies your internal hard drive to an external drive, the external drive is completely bootable…so if your internal drive fails, you can simply start up your computer from the external drive and get right back to work.