Free Mac OS X software (and shareware) tour

I took a little time off this morning and went on an exploring trip, to see what new, free software (and shareware) is available for Mac OS X. The trip started when someone wrote a comment on this site about TinkerTool and xMod, but once I got on Apple's Mac OS X software download site, I started poking around, and founds all sorts of great, free Mac software applications.

Mac OS X internet software

For starters, Camino 2.0 was released last week. (It was a busy week for me personally, and I forgot to note that here.) If you haven't heard of Camino, it is a free Mac OS X browser, and several years ago it was the only real Mac OS X browser option besides Safari. I just downloaded it, and will give it a spin shortly.

Cyberduck is a free Mac software app, and it's described as "an open source FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Mosso Cloud Files and Amazon S3 browser for the Mac", and it is an Apple "Staff Pick".

ShareTool lets you quickly, easily, and securely access all of your Bonjour services from anywhere in the world, and it's also an Apple Staff Pick.

TiVo Desktop lets you "Stream music and photos from your Mac to your TiVo DVR for listening/viewing on your TV." I don't have a TiVo any more (just a DVR from the cable company), but if you have TiVo, this sounds very cool, and it's also free.

Mac OS X imaging applications

I do own a tablet device, so TabletDraw looks like a very cool shareware application. It claims to be optimized for tablet users, and I know what they mean when they write about mouse lag problems, so I look forward to giving this Mac OS X drawing application a spin.

And finally, because I do a lot of work with images these days (typically using GIMP), I'm going to take a look at a Mac OS X shareware application named Pixelmator. I use layers a lot in GIMP, and Pixelmator claims support for layers, filters, color correction tools, and much more.

“Treat every moment as your last.
It is not preparation for something else.”
 
~ Shunryu Suzuki

Mac OS X software downloads - sorting options

A really nice thing about the Apple downloads website is that it has convenient sorting options, so you can show the Most Recent, Most Popular, and Staff Picks for each Mac OS X software category.

More free Mac software applications

I could spend hours (or days) downloading all these free Mac software applications, but after giving the ones shown above a spin, I think I better get back to work. :)

If you have any free Mac software applications you'd like to share, just leave a comment here, and I'll be glad to share it. (Please don't add shareware or commercial software links, I'll just delete those.)

One more note: Since writing this article, I wrote another article about The Best Free Mac OS X Software I Can Find. I hope both of these articles are helpful.