Software on my Mac

This is a list of the software that I use on my Mac, and have installed by myself, that is it wasn’t something that came with Mac.

The list is primarily for me, so that I can remember what to install when I get a new machine. But it also serve as a list of recommendations. Thus, if you think I need something on the list add a comment or send me a mail.

Find your copy on the DVD that came with your Mac, or download from Apple. A machine without a C compiler is a sad machine. I don’t care much about the GUI parts of XCode, but the trusted command line tools are needed for Macports.

* First thing to install (morally) is macports. Download it from:

* Your first port to install should be `bash-completion`:

$ sudo port install bash-completion

Then you need to configure `bash-completion`

* Add the following to your `.profile` (found in your home directory)

# bash-completion
if [ -f /opt/local/etc/bash_completion ]; then
. /opt/local/etc/bash_completion

* And to make sure to install bash completions for future packages installed via macports add the following line to the file `/opt/local/etc/macports/variants.conf`:

+ bash_completion

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* I have (at least) the following ports (variants indicated with plus) installed:

git-core +svn
gimp2 +quartz +no_x11
inkscape +quartz +no_x11

Warning `gimp2` and `inkscape` ports will pull in an awfull lot of dependencies.


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And I’m using the following add-ons:

+ [Sync]( (formally known as Weave)
+ [Greasemonkey]( (direct [addon
+ [After the Deadline – Spell and Grammar Checker](


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Let me know if you want an extra 250MB when you sign up for the free 2GB account, then I’ll send you an invitation. Or just use [this referal link](


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And I’m using the following from Adium Xtras:

* [Color Adiumy Menubar Reborn](

* [Skype](


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###iStat menus

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###Transmission (BitTorrent Client)

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###Haskell platform

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I use [Calibra]( to manage my e-books. It is better than the program provided by Sony.

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