For Mac Eyes Only – Revenge of Essential Apps

Episode #242

This week on For Mac Eyes Only: Mike and Gary present our 6th Annual list of Essential Apps, No Ban on Tab in US, Mobile Battery Packs Recalled, 2TB Drive Shortage Delays iMacs, Beware Apple Store Phishers, USPTO Honors Steve Jobs, Referencing Videos in iTunes from External Drive, Staying Safe in iTunes Store.

Essential Mac Apps for New Mac Users 2011: Our 6th Annual list of Top 10 apps every user should consider loading onto their new Mac.

This Year’s List:
10) LibreOffice
9) VMware Fusion / VirtualBox
8) HandBrake / VLC
7) AppDelete
6) Dropbox
5) Perian / Windows Media Components for QuickTime (Flip4Mac)
4) Adium
3) Growl
2) Default Folder X
1) Carbon Copy Cloner

2011’s Bonus Essential Apps:
Printopia – Print to any printer from your iDevice.
Evernote – Capture and sync notes and access them from anywhere.
Caffeine Free – Helps keep your Mac awake!
Echofon Free – Minimal Twitter client.
1Password – Securely store and sync your passwords.

A Look Back at Previous Essential Apps:
> Essential Apps 2010
> Essential Apps 2009
> Essential Apps 2008
> Essential Apps 2007
> Essential Apps 2006


> Judge Denies Block on Galaxy Tab Sales in US
> Mophie Juice Pack and Rocketfish Mobile Battery Packs Recalled
> BTO Macs Delayed by Hard Drive Availability
> UPDATE: Keynote 5.1.1
> UPDATE: Safari 5.1.2
> SECURITY: Beware Apple Store Phishing Attempts
> FUN NEWS: The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs Exhibit

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Question: Demar would like his Apple TV to stream videos stored on his MacBook’s external drive.

Feedback: Dan suggests a way to get around storing your credit card in the iTunes Store.
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Running Time: 1:30:26


  1. xercisenut lisa mclennan says

    This episode for essential apps 2011 was JUST what I was looking for!

    I wanted a way to take all my “OWNED” not ripped famous and wonderful dance segments from my large commercially purchased dvd collection and strip off just those and put them together. I think the handbrake/vlc recommendation after hearing the discussion seems to do just that!!