Customizing your Mac is easier than ever these days. I started combing the web looking for new ways to â€œtrick outâ€ 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 Appleâ€™s official siteâ€¦complete list of the keyboard shortcuts available in OS X.
Automator World – â€œâ€¦a clearinghouse of user-contributed Workflows and Actions, as well as Automator information, news and tips.â€ 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 lotâ€¦but you donâ€™t LOVE it because it just doesnâ€™t look like it belongsâ€¦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 – â€œCenterStage 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.â€ 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 â€œtricking out your Macâ€? Feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
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I have a few Mac Icons I’ve been working on
I been digging https://www.supersync.com/ music library merging software…
But for true pimping, get a 30″ monitor and some hi-rez desktop images..
The Iconfactory, all you need for the life you lead. Candybar is a must for pimping.
Is this really tricking your Mac ?
I had a Mac way back with system 7 and it is still light years ahead of Windoze.
You can fool most of the people some of the time.
For a newbie, this list really helps out..thanks!
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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.
Dude, theres a great video for the iAlertU thing here https://www.uberchannel.com/channel/939
Kinda interesting, but would anyone buy this?
there is a large collection of Mac icons, ShapeShifter themes (unsanity) and high resolution desktops at https://interfacelift.com/ i have it setuyp as my default homepage
MacDesktops.com is an ‘effin’ eyesore. Don’t even waste your time there. Its promotes terrible visual aesthetics from amateur (at best) designers/photographers.
Check out https://www.interfacelift.com
http://www.macstyles.com – freakin’ awesome! 🙂
Great list!! Especially for a Mac newbie this helps a ton. I’ve been scouring for apps and your list had apps I haven’t seen before. Thanks. =)
As a side note, it would be cool to see a few apps listed that let you change the total look of the Mac. On Windows I use WindowBlinds and I haven’t been able to find the right app like that for Mac.
I’ve compiled a similiar list at http://www.MacBookSpecifications.com There were some sweet aestetic features on this list though.