10 Ways to Trick out your Mac

apple-logo.jpgCustomizing your Mac is easier than ever these days. I started combing the web looking for new ways to “trick out” my Mac, and found these 10 links. They offer a variety of ways you can make your Mac your own, increase functionality and ease of use, and Pimp out your UI.

Pixel Press Icons – 120 of the most beautiful icons on ANY OS that you can download and use for any of your programs.

Super OS X Menubar Items – 80 + ways to customize your Menubar, including DiggUpdates, Del.icio.us bookmarks, Desktop customizations, systems watching tools, and much, much more.

OS X Keyboard Shortcuts – From Apple’s official site…complete list of the keyboard shortcuts available in OS X.

Automator World - “…a clearinghouse of user-contributed Workflows and Actions, as well as Automator information, news and tips.” Great resource for Automator Users.

MacDesktops – Hundreds of Mac Desktop Images for you to download.

NeoOffice – So you have Open Office on your Mac, and you like it a lot…but you don’t LOVE it because it just doesn’t look like it belongs…well, NeoOffice is your solution! The NeoOffice Aqua Beta is finally available for download.

Pimp My Safari – Over 60 plugins and extentions for the default OS X browser, Safari.

CenterStage – “CenterStage is the Media Center Application that allows you to use the digital content stored on your Apple Macintosh computer & play it in a more comfortable enviroment such as your living room using any standard Televison set.” An Open Source FrontRow alternative

Undercover – Theft recovery software from Orbicule.

Unsanity Apps – A collection of free, and commercial Apps to tweak and protect your Mac.

Got anymore good sites or apps for “tricking out your Mac”? Feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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  1. JonnyT says

    Many of the items on the “super OS X Menubar items” page are pay-for-use programs that just do things already built into OS X. “WindowFinder” is a $10 apple+tab menu. “Amnesty” is $20 when you can just drag widgets to the desktop for free! Just hold down your mouse on the widget while hitting f12.

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  1. […] I know, it is a bad title. But, I had to poke fun at MTV’s “Pimp My Ride”. AppleGazette posted an article today about tricking out Mac OS X. I already use a lot of these features, but it is kind of nice to have these all compiled into a nice list. I especially like the Super OS X Menubar Items, that is probably the most useful list I have seen in a long time. Although, for the more advanced users, or users that want to move more into an advanced level, I really suggest Automator. Automator has been around for a long time, people just tend to bypass it when using OS X and never really learn to harness its energy. I have an automator workflow for almost everything I do, from bulk renaming files to converting a jpeg to a png image. You can check out Automator at automator.us or you can also go to the link from the article. […]

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