Useful Links and Third Party Software
This page contains a list of links to information sites and mailing lists that might help you in your software development efforts. Also included on the page are brief descriptions and links to third party software offerings. All of the sites, lists, and tools mentioned here have been found to be useful at one time or another.
Useful Links to Information Sites and Mailing Lists
Apple Developers' Site - starting point for everything related to software development on the Mac.
Apple Mailing Lists - Apple Computer maintains more than 50 mailing lists for Macintosh users and developers. This page lists them all and allows you to sign up for any of them.
The AppleScript Guru - A comprehensive resource tool for both developers and those interested in learning how AppleScript is used, as well as its many benefits.
C|Net Downloads - Version Tracker, one of the most popular shareware distribution sites for the Macintosh has been taken over by C|Net.
Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes -Doug Adams has put together a great site on all things AppleScript related to iTunes. A great resource if you want to script the popular Apple music program, with lots of documentation, examples, and scripts. The number of downloadable scripts for controlling iTunes exceeds 400.
MacWorld News (formerly MacCentral)- a good source for Mac news. Also has links to other interesting computer news.
MacInTouch - more Mac related news and columnists, including ongoing discussion groups.
Macs in Chemistry - a resource site for chemists using Macs. Plenty of links to applications, news related to chemistry and the Mac, and more.
MacScripter - an independent site for people using Apple Computer's English-like scripting language, AppleScript. A great resource for beginners through experts.
MacScripters - a large collection of AppleScript scripts. Easy to use site. (Under construction as of 2012 May 26)
Mac Update - A popular Macintosh shareware distribution site.
mani.de - Manfred Schwind publishes three interesting utilities for Mac OS X, including iVolume, which uses a superior algorithm to set iTunes songs to the same sound level.
Nolobe Pty - have taken over the popular Internet engine, Interarchy
prMac.com - Register at this site to get all the latest press releases related to the Macintosh. A favorite channel for small software developers to distribute their news.
Stairways Software - Peter N. Lewis is a leading software producer for the Mac, especially Internet related.
TecSoft - This company provides services and solutions for professional Macintosh users, including AppleScript training.
TidBits - comprehensive computer newsletter with a Mac focus.
TuCows - A popular shareware distribution site for multiple platforms.
Google Groups - Google now offers a complete 20 plus year Usenet Archive with over 700 million messages. Good for finding old postings, as well as contemporary ones.
Gingezel.net - A personal collection of photographs, digitally created art, haiku, and haiga
Gingezel.com - A boutique site filled with photographs, digitally created art, housewares with sophisticated surface design, and more
Third Party Software
This section lists useful software offerings that Apps & More has come across. The list includes well written shareware and freeware, as well as commercial tools.
• Spam Proof Mail Script
• StuffIt Expander
AppKiDo by Andy Lee (Mac OS X freeware)
This browser for the Cocoa frameworks is a big help in becoming familiar with the many classes, and the methods associated with each class, that comprise the frameworks used to develop software in Mac OS X. It lets you examine the documentation organized by the class hierarchy so you can see how it all fits together. Works in OS X version 10.3 or higher.
DropStuff by Smith Micro (Mac shareware)
Perhaps the premier file compression program on the Mac, DropStuff with Expander Enhancer offers users the ability to easily create StuffIt archives by simply dragging and dropping a file or folder onto the DropStuff icon. Also included is the Expander Enhancer, which boosts the functionality and speed of the freeware StuffIt Expander (see below). With this package installed, Expander can expand and decode nearly all formats found on the Internet. It will also join files that were segmented with another StuffIt product, like StuffIt Deluxe.
Interarchy by Nolobe Pty (Mac Shareware)
Interarchy, formerly Anarchie, is a powerful multipurpose Internet engine for the Macintosh with an easy to use Finder like interface. Among its many features are the ability to let you upload and download files and programs from FTP and web sites, get entire web sites, extract and list web links, resume interrupted and failed transfers, and manage and replicate entire FTP sites. (Interarchy was originally developed by Stairways Software.)
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StuffIt Expander by Smith Micro (Mac Freeware)
No Mac user connected to the Internet should be without StuffIt Expander, Allume's (formerly Aladdin) award-winning freeware product. Use it as is, to expand StuffIt, ZIP, UUencoded, BinHex & MacBinary files that you have downloaded. Version 5.5 and later have the ability to mount shrink-wrap image files (electronic versions of disks) and to decrypt Private File encrypted files. For OS 9 users, add the Expander Enhancer from "DropStuff with Expander Enhancer" and StuffIt Expander expands more formats (including .pkg and .tar) and joins StuffIt segments. Expander also handles segmented and multipart encoded files (i.e.: BinHex and UUencoded files).