Open Source Mac

A list of free, open-source software for Mac OS X.

Web Browsing

firefox_icon.pngMozilla Firefox
The premier free, open-source browser. Tabs, pop-up blocking, themes, and extensions. Considered by many to be the world’s best browser.
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Camino
Based on the same Mozilla foundation as Firefox, Camino is a more native OS X app. Fast and simple.
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Video Player / Video Podcasting

democracy_icon.jpgDemocracy Player
Beautiful interface. Plays any video type. Subscribe to video RSS, download, and watch all in one. Torrent support. Search and download from YouTube and others.
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IM – Instant Messaging

adium_icon.pngAdium
Connect to multiple IM accounts simultaneously in a single app, including: AOL IM, MSN, and Jabber. Beautiful, themable interface.
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Email

thunderbird_icon.pngMozilla Thunderbird
Powerful spam filtering, solid interface, and all the features you need.
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RSS

vienna_icon.pngVienna
Very nice, native RSS client.
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rssowl_icon.pngRSSOwl
Solid cross-platform RSS client.
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Peer-to-Peer Filesharing

cabos.pngCabos
A simple, easy to use filesharing program. Gnutella network.
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transmission_icon.pngTransmission
Very nice torrent downloader.
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Podcasting

download_illustration.gifJuice
Solid podcasting client.
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Video Playback

vlc_icon.gifVLC
Plays more video files than most players: Quicktime, AVI, DIVX, OGG, and more. Pretty good interface.
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m_icon.jpgMPlayer
The interface and buttons are not as nice or as Mac-like in feel, but it may play even more video files than VLC.
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iPod Ripping

senuti.gifSenuti
Get music off of your iPod.
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ipoddisk.pngiPodDisk
Copy music off your iPod in the finder, like a regular disk drive.
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handbrake_icon.pngHandbrake
DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter.
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burn.pngBurn
CD and DVD Burner.
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Word Processing / Office Suites

15797.pngNeoOffice
Built on OpenOffice.org. Big, full featured suite of tools for word processing and spreadsheets. Compatible with Microsoft Word documents and OpenDocument Format.
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abiword_icon.pngAbiWord
A word processor. Leaner and quicker than OpenOffice. Compatible with Microsoft Word documents and OpenDocument Format.
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Sound Recording

audacity_icon.jpgAudacity
Simple sound recording tool.
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Graphics, Photo, Publishing

seashore.jpgSeashore
Based on Gimp, but doesn’t require X11.
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19978.pngXee
Fast image viewer and image browser.
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gimp.pngGimp
Photo editing application that rivals Photoshop in features (requires X11).
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inkscape_icon.pngInkscape
Vector graphics application (requires X11).
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scribus_icon.pngScribus
Desktop publishing. Complicated install, but a nice app.
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FTP / SFTP

cyberduck_icon.pngCyberduck
Very good all-around ftp program.
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fugu_icon.pngFugu
Not as polished as Cyberduck, but has a side by side interface showing your files and the remote files. Some people prefer it.
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HTML / Text Editing

smultron.pngSmultron
Text / html editor. Integrates with Cyberduck for editing websites.
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15699.pngNvu
Visual tool for making websites (WYSIWYG html editor), comparable to Dreamweaver.
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IRC

icon.pngColloquy
Great IRC client.
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