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What are some “must have” Mac OS X programs?

What are the must-have programs to install on a Mac with Macports? One per answer please...

Or, if you prefer not to use macports, please indicate so and why.....


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marked as duplicate by random Aug 9 '10 at 19:27

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Another community-wiki candidate, based on its subjectivity? – Rob Cowell Aug 9 '10 at 15:27
Possible duplicate? – peelman Aug 9 '10 at 15:38
@peelman -- your link seems to be a generic 'best OSS'. My question is Mac specific, and Macports specific. – hvgotcodes Aug 9 '10 at 15:50
@rob, yes it is subjective. – hvgotcodes Aug 9 '10 at 15:50
These type of "questions" are discouraged. – random Aug 9 '10 at 19:28

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The programs you find you need to use.

I know that sounds like a smart-ass answer, but I install programs from MacPorts (or any programs) as I need them.

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mipadi gave the proper answer: install what you need.

That said, the main MacPort I've installed is GraphViz (the Mac version doesn't integrate as nicely into the command line). Its a graph drawing app that operates based on a list of commands (think LaTeX).

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