My Favorite Free and Low Cost Mac Applications

laptopOne of the great things about a Mac® is that there hundreds of free and low cost applications available for it. You can find many on Apple’s download site. Here are a few of my favorites:

Uninstalling applications on a Mac is easy compared to a Windows® machine. CleanApp makes uninstalling applications even easier.

Wonder what’s taking up so much space on your computer? Disk Inventory X gives you a visual map (treemap) of your hard drive, making it easier to clean it up.

LaunchBar makes it easy to launch applications and is a must when you have many applications on your Mac.

Locking and unlocking multiple files isn’t easy on the Mac but LockMeBaby makes the task a breeze.

Licensekeeper stores the all important software licensing numbers. One of the best features is that it scans emails for the software titles and serial numbers so for downloaded software there is nothing to input. It also stores as an attachment the orignial email and related documents.

Audacity® is a great open source recording and editing software.

NeoOffice® is an open source office suite for the Mac. It is based on office suite and is a great alternative to Office 2008. It can read Microsoft Office formats.

Flip4Mac Windows Media® Components for QuickTime allows you to play Windows Media files on your Mac and is a must in a Windows dominated world.

Those are a few of my must have Mac applications. What are some of yours?