Well, my summer holidays are officially over and they weren’t as adventurous as this, but at school I received my new Macbook Pro and have been transferring/downloading apps to it. I previously blogged about Little Apps & Tools I Can’t Live Without back in October 2009 and I recommend you check it out if you are new to Mac or want some ideas of tools to use, as I still stand behind that list.
Some others I would add to the list are:
CoolIris: a browser plug-in that revolutionizes how you find, view, and share photos and videos. Whether you’re browsing the Web or your desktop, Cooliris presents media on an infinite “3D wall” that lets you enjoy content without clicking page to page. Download.
NameChanger: A must! Rename multiple JPG/Video files in 1 go. I have blogged about it before here (with video tutorial). (Mac only)
Flip4Mac: Flip4Mac WMV Components allow you to import, export and play Windows Media video and audio files on your Mac (though, you probably will rarely do that).
Norrkross MorphX: Not essential but I enjoy morphing photos together through a transition. Check out Norrkross Movie as well.
Panorama Maker 5: Stitch your photos together the easy way. It’s 80USD but the free trial version is good enough for posting on the web. I blogged about it before here.
Tooble/KeepVid: Download videos from YouTube etc. just in case your school’s internet is slow or gasp, blocked.
And don’t forget, you can now also do screencasts with Quicktime too (great for creating video tutorials of your computer screen).
Go here if you want a further essential list of free online tools. Lastly, install some useful widgets too.