Tip 405Supertip: Get Some Must-Have Mac Apps

In this book I’ve deliberately avoided recommending third-party apps. There are a handful of exceptions where apps are needed to make up for rare deficiencies in OS X’s functionality—for example, Tip 387, Expand QuickTime Player’s Knowledge of File Types—but throughout the book a DIY approach and faith in OS X’s extensive built-in toolkit are encouraged.

That said, there are some add-in apps that are part of a standard Mac setup for many users. I’ve listed a handful here. Unless otherwise marked, the apps are free of charge and can be downloaded from the websites mentioned.

  • ClamXav (http://www.clamxav.com): Adds on-demand virus scanning to OS X. Unlike other antivirus programs,[42] ClamXav doesn’t ...

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