Best Mac Freeware of 2010

Soon comes the Christmas, then New Year, holiday season is rushing towards us. We will be indulging ourselves in presents and parties in no time. As a little gift from us and an annual routine, here we present you a roundup of best Mac freeware of the year. The 10 apps below represent 10 categories. Check them out and pick one as a gift for your Mac.

2010 Best Freeware

VLC media player - Best multi-media player
Best multi-media player: VLC. The renowned media player VLC is no doubt the king media player of all time. It is free, open source, cross-platform and plays most multimedia formats as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. It is simple to use, yet very powerful and extendable. No codec packs needed. It can also convert media files, transcode and act as a streaming server over unicast or multicast and IPv4 or IPv6. more>>

License: Freeware File size: 32.3MB Downloads: 73,356 Platform: Mac OS X

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Best notebook app: Evernote. Evernote literally enables you to remember things anytime at anywhere. Since it works by connecting all the computers and phones you use daily, allowing you to capture something in one place and then access it from another. For example, you can snap a photo of anything you want to remember, and then sent it to your Mac for further editing. Or you could make some plan or notes on your Mac, and save them on your iPhone to carry around for easy checking. more>>

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CloudApp - Best file sharing app
Best file sharing app: CloudApp. CloudApp allows you to share images, links, music, videos and files. Here is how it works: choose a file, drag it to the menubar and let it take care of the rest. It will then provide you with a short link automatically copied to your clipboard that you can use to share your upload with your friends. Additionally you can view, track and delete files right from your menubar. more>>

License: Freeware File size: 1.1MB Downloads: 3,236 Platform: Mac OS X

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Bean - Best text editor
Best text editor: Bean. Bean is free and simple word processing app for Mac. It is well-known as a convenient, efficient and comfortable rich text editor. Bean is Open Source, fully Cocoa, and is available free of charge. If you need nothing more than an outstanding word processor, Bean would be a perfect choice. more>>

License: Freeware File size: 3.6MB Downloads: 745 Platform: Mac OS X

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Adium - Best instant messaging app
Best instant messaging app: Adium. Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to almost all the popular SNS apps and sites. And it allows you to connect any number of accounts. The social network services it can connect to are: Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo Messenger, QQ, MSN, ICQ, Google Talk and more. more>>

License: GPL File size: 22.89MB Downloads: 37,649 Platform: Mac OS X

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mfTuneKit - Best system maintenance app
Best system maintenance app: mfTuneKit. mfTuneKit is a brand new system maintenance app that came out this year. It is a freeware written using Snow Leopard’s Cocoa API. All the features it provides are derived from the frequently asked questions of Apple or Mac User forums. Thus, it really gives easy solutions for many practical but tricky problems Snow Leopard users have. Its features include: Apple devices’ warranty status checking, easy Mac OS X 32/64 bit kernel switch, easy Sleep/Hibernate Policy switch, etc. more>>

License: Freeware File size: 1.6MB Downloads: 43,712 Platform: Mac OS X

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iStat Pro - Best dashboard app
Best dashboard app: iStat Pro. If you find a sole app for system maintenance not necessary, iStat Pro is your best choice then. iStat Pro is a highly configurable widget that lets you monitor every aspect of your Mac, including CPU, memory, disks, network, battery, temperatures, fans, load & uptime and processes. iStat Pro can do it all. On its website writes: The Most Advanced System Monitoring Widget. I have no problem with that. more>>

License: Freeware File size: 1.0MB Downloads: 5,893 Platform: Mac OS X

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Anxiety - Best to-do list app
Best to-do list app: Anxiety. Anxiety is a super-lightweight To-do list application for Mac OS X Leopard that synchronizes with iCal and Mail. Its aim is to provide a streamlined, easily accessible interface to add and check off your tasks, while remaining poised to melt into the background at a moment notice. more>>

License: Freeware File size: 1.77MB Downloads: 662 Platform: Mac OS X

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DrawBerry - Best drawing app
Best drawing app: DrawBerry. DrawBerry is a free vector drawing app for Mac OS X. With DrawBerry, you have all the possibilities that vector drawing offers you in a free, easy to use and powerful application. If you don’t need applications such Illustrator or Inkscape and you want to create some simple (or less simple) illustrations, DrawBerry is for you. more>>

License: Freeware File size: 3.6MB Downloads: 745 Platform: Mac OS X

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Flock - Best SNS tool
Best social networking service tool: Flock. Flock is an award winning social browser. It integrates Twitter, Facebook as well as some popular blog platforms. With LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr all together in your Sidebar, it’s simple to follow and search friends and family and the developers of flock have made it that much easier to organize your online content, both personally and professionally. more>>

License: Freeware File size: 24.7MB Downloads: 1,432 Platform: Mac OS X

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