ET OSX is a list of useful tools for the MacOS X, most of which live in the Applications folder on my startup drive. It started as a 'what's on my Mac' page on my personal site but quickly evolved into a blog of its own. I'm trying to focus most on of the tiny but useful utilities that sometimes save you lots of trouble and effort, and to omit for the most part the list of big guns, that one normally uses on a daily basis. The list serves two purposes, lets me easily answer 'how do I do this on the Mac' questions asked by other users, and helps me remember answers to the same questions myself.


Maintenance ( - an automator action that runs a series of system maintenance scripts, without having to know your way around the CLI/ It repairs permissions, verifies preference files, runs the periodic scripts and updates pre-bindings. In English: it makes MacOS X run a bit faster. The real beauty is that you can schedule the thing to run once per week (via an iCal alarm).

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