Everyone has a different taste so it can be concluded that every developer has a preference for his/ her own platform to create various things. Linux is preferred by most so is the Mac or the Windows. The one thing that is constant or a must is the support of the community that has much to contribute.
Mac, one of the most widely used OS is a piece of cake if a person gets used to it else it is as hard as fighting a dragon. But still it’s considered and acknowledged for its simplicity and good performance. As open source has proved a boon to developers so has the Mac OS X.
While surfing the net or while using Mac you must have came across many applications but here are a few that are considered to top the list and very hard to find when finding on Mac Apps, as is the case with the pin in the hay. Here is a list with code editors, file and data transfer, DBMS, image editing, invoicing, time tracking, expense tacking, command liners and many more. Most of them are free and if not then they are very cheap to buy and use.
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BBEdit is another one fully featured professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. It specially designed to give you high-performance features for editing.
CocoaMySQL is a database tool developed specifically for Mac with Cocoa. It has the elegant look and feel of a true Mac application, and is laden with features.
IRC is an old school method of chatting online, and has been the method of choice for programmers and developers to communicate. Colloquy is an extremely helpful IRC client for the Mac. Its open source, allows for plugins and styles, and even has an iphone interface. It is a Robust, elegant yet a powerful tool.
Cyberduck is an incredibly user friendly FTP client that’s provided for free and licensed under GPL. It can be used in many different settings, like FTP, SFTP, WebDAV and Amazon S3 straight out of the box.
Flow is an excellent workflow manager, which helps to organize things related to your project more easily. It shows Workflow maps of your projects, it allows you to track the connections between project files etc.
Fontcase is a font management application that provides an elegant and powerful workflow to help you organize the fonts you have installed on your system.
Isolator is a small menu bar application that helps you concentrate. When you’re working on a document, and don’t want to be distracted, turn on Isolator. It will cover up your desktop and all the icons on it, as well as the windows of all your other applications, so you can concentrate on the task in hand.
Sometimes you just have to log in to your servers, or you want the safe environment of your Mac OS X BSD shell. The built-in terminal isn’t good enough for me, and iTerm is a wonderful free replacement.
Komodo Edit is a powerful and robust open-source text editor offers many advanced and attractive features for the developers who have to work on dynamic web programming languages.