Tag Archive for Mac Software

Picasa for Mac

All the accolades that apply to the Windows version apply to Picasa for Mac except of course, Picasa for Mac has all the polish and classy touches you’d expect from a Mac interface. Once you open Picasa, it will perform…

ClamXav – Free virus checker using the ClamAV engine

As the popularity of Macs increases, it’s inevitable that they will become the target of viruses and although the risk is still small, you haven’t got much to lose by installing a free virus checker like ClamXav.

ClamXav is a free virus checker which can perform full system scans or analyze specific folders. The latest release has seen a much improved interface mainly due to the move away from Java and to Objective-C. Installation of ClamXav is a bit lengthy as it also requires installing the ClamAV engine which also requires a script (included in the installation file) to remove it.

The interface of ClamXav is simple and straightforward. You can schedule automatic system scans to be performed regularly, by setting the day of the week and hour at which you want ClamXav to start its analysis. It’s obviously best to schedule full scans while you’re not using your Mac because as with most virus checker, it can slow down your system somewhat. In fact, scanning in general is very slow with ClamXav although for checking individual files it’s fine. Probably the best way to use ClamXav is via the “Sentry” which makes ClamXav monitor for changes in individual files and folders rather than performing slow regular system scans.

If you use it sparingly, ClamXav is a pretty good free virus checker with a regularly updated database although speed is not its forte.

Download ClamXav 2.0.2 Beta in Softonic

Misfit Model 3D – Free 3D Modeling Software

Misfit Model 3D is an powerful, OpenGL-based 3D model editor that works with triangle-based models. It supports multi-level undo, skeletal animations, simple texturing, command-line batch processing, and a plugin system for adding new model and image filters. Complete online help is included. The primary design goal is to be easy to use.
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phpMyAdmin – Manage MySQL databases via the web

phpMyAdmin is one of the most popular tools written in PHP which allows you to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web.

You can use it to create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute SQL, manage user privileges and export data into various formats. Although it’s a remarkably simple SQL database, it’s obviously still beyond the grasp of most novices users, especially those that have no SQL database experience. However, the success of phpMyAdmin has been so great that the developers have even written a book about it!

If you are just starting in php however and can’t handle the complexities of the book, then the developers have also written an easy to use tutorial aimed at programmers, designers and analysts of dynamic websites that want to learn the basics of SQL. Of course, before you start anything you’ll need access to a MySQL server which you can host on any major web hosting platform.

phpMyAdmin is one of the benchmark programs for learning about PHP and SQL programming and it remains a popular choice with beginners and experts alike.

Download phpMyAdmin 3.2.2 in Softonic

SniperSpy Mac

Are you worried how others might use your Mac OS X computer? Expose the truth behind the lies! SniperSpy is the only software that allows you to secretly watch your Macintosh like a television! Login from anywhere After you install…

Things 1.2.3-Simple task management

Things is an innovative task management program for Mac, which GTD (Getting Things Done) adepts will be comfortable working with.

Things lets you easily create tasks and organize these by project. You can set them for a given date or delay less important ones by placing them in the ‘Someday’ category. Things syncs perfectly with iCal so that any newly created task of project appears in the Mac calendar.

To keep your tasks organized, Things lets you add tags. The more you add the easier it will be to find and identify a task. You’ll also notice tags appear at the top of the interface.

If multiple people are working on a same project, Things lets them collaborate and remembers contributions from each person.

I’ve found Things enjoyable to work with, although I would have liked it to interact with more applications like Address Book.

Things is a smart and friendly task management application for Mac.

Download Things 1.2.3 in Softonic

Free Kindle for Mac

Kindle for Mac is a free app you lets you read ebooks on your computer and is designed to sync with your Kindle device, so if you’re reading an ebook on your Mac, you can pick right up where you…