In this video, Ellie Rountree of Rocketboom shares some of her favorite Mac utilities and web applications. A couple of tools included in the list will work on PCs as well so there’s something for everyone.
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Caffeine (Mac) – If you are watching a long video and don’t want your Mac to start a screen saver or go into Sleep mode, get Caffeine.
Awaken (Mac, $15) – It’s a digital alarm clock that wakes you (and you Mac) up playing the iTunes playlist of your choice. You can also wake up or fall asleep listening to your favorite Podcast.
Vuze (PC & Mac) – Vuze is a free bittorrent software application to help you find and download HD video content on the Web.
WriteRoom (Mac, $25) – Unlike the cluttered word processors you’re used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing just like your Dad’s typewriter. Windows users can turn Word into WriteRoom or use the Internet Typewriter.
Spotify (Mac & PC) – A destop music player that offers access to online streaming music for free. Invitation only.
Also see: Most useful web applications