Apple gives Mac users plenty of apps; tools that we seldom, if ever use. I don’t remember the last time I used Grapher. And I’ve never used Podcast Capture or Publisher.
What I prefer to do is scour the web for add on utilities; tools that do something I need done, and do it well.
First on the list today is Ghost. If ever there was a one trick pony, Ghost is it.
Your Mac has hundreds of hidden files and folders scattered all over the place. Apple doesn’t want you to muck around with those files so they’re kept hidden, invisible.
Ghost takes your apps, files, and folders and hides them. Drag and drop onto the Ghost box, check or uncheck the checkbox, and whatever you dragged and dropped is hidden (or, not; depending on your check).
File Viewer is cool, useful, free, and does more than the Finder to view files. Drop a file onto File Viewer and it displays file information, video information, permissions, and more, on over 60 different Mac file types.
One of my favorite finds is also popular among MacBook owners. Battery Health displays information about your Mac’s battery. You’ll get the current charge, maximum charge capability, the original new battery’s charge maximum, and usage stats depending on the apps you use (browsing time, music time, standby time, movie time).
Finally, a bonus. Something different and perhaps a look at the future of Macs. If you have the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for the Mac, then you need Solar App. It’s a free tool that tells you how much power you have left.
We may be only a few years away from Mac notebooks with solar power.