Download Os And Utilities - Best Software & Apps

  • OS X Lion

    Update 10.7.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Update to Mac OS X 10.7.5

    6
    639 votes
    • PROS:Resolves many bugs and issues, Includes latest Safari update
    • CONS:Large file size
  • VMware Player

    12.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run a totally independent virtual PC in your computer

    7
    234 votes
    • PROS:Test a new OS and new software without risks, Easy to set up and run, Can easily share data with the host system, Lets you create virtual machines
    • CONS:High system requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.5.6

    10.5.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Mac OS X 10.5.6 combo update

    7
    429 votes
    • PROS:Fixes problems and bugs with many apps
    • CONS:None
  • VirtualBox

    5.0.16

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run a virtual machine with a different OS inside of your PC

    7
    378 votes
    • PROS:Easy installation, Offers many of the same features common to commercial packages, Excellent folder sharing and USB support
    • CONS:Doesn't support drag and drop, Lacks advanced features of commercial packages
  • OS X Lion

    10.7.5

    License
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    Platform
    Mac

    Download Lion for Mac

    6
    190 votes
    • PROS:Closer integration with iOS for iPad and iPhone, Launchpad enables faster access of applications, New multitouch features, View apps in full screen mode, Autosaves and auto-resumes apps, Updates to Mail and Safari
    • CONS:Ideally requires a Trackpad or MacBook Pro for gestures, No more Front Row, No more Rosetta , No support for PPC anymore, Launchpad not much more useful than Dock, Replaced by OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • VMware Fusion

    8.5

    License
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    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows within OS X

    6
    70 votes
    • PROS:Runs Windows seamlessly in OS X, Superb Cocoa interface, Optimized for Windows 8 and Mountain Lion, Very easy to install a new OS, Supports Thunderbolt
    • CONS:Very heavy on RAM and CPU, Gaming is faster using Bootcamp, May result in frequent lock-ups and crashes if CPU and RAM resources are low, No auto-updates
  • Magican

    1.4.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Poorly translated but slick cleaner and optimizer

    7
    84 votes
    • PROS:Easy to use , Good selection of functions, Analises, optimises and maintains OS X, Uninstalls applications, Monitors which apps are using the net, Removes unnecessary files , Slick interface
    • CONS:Poorly translated , Requests e-mail address, Some doubts over credibility
  • Parallels Desktop 10

    10.1.1

    License
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    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows on your Mac without rebooting

    6
    129 votes
    • PROS:Very easy to set up, Allows you to switch effortlessly between Windows and OS X, Interchanges files between your OS X and Windows environment, Latest version is faster than ever, Use Windows apps from your Dock, Now allows access from mobile devices, Uses speech recognition in OS X, Puts Windows apps into Dock, Integrated with iCloud
    • CONS:Can be a bit slow to use compared to an installation of Windows using Boot Camp, Requires a lot of free hard drive space to work, Leaves components behind after uninstall
  • MacClean

    3.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    A Brand-new yet Free OS Cleaning App that Keeps All Your Macs Light and Fast

    3
    10 votes
    • Apple X11

      2.6.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Launch hundreds of X11 programs on Mac OS X

      7
      125 votes
      • PROS:Based on the XFree86 project and features the most important X11 components
      • CONS:Very difficult for beginners to get to grips with
    • Chrome OS Linux

      1.9.1077_

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Fast and lightweight operating system built around Google Chrome web browser

      7
      103 votes
      • PROS:The best web browser, blazing fast and secure
      • CONS:Some hardware may not be fully supported
    • Hamster Archiver

      1.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Free archive utility for OS X

      8
      7 votes
      • PROS:Easy to use, Supports most major formats, Supports drag and drop
      • CONS:Not many options, Stays in foreground
    • Mac OS X 10.6.4

      Update

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Apple's official update for OS X 10.6.4

      6
      33 votes
      • PROS:Lots of improvements and fixes
      • CONS:Large update file (607MB)
    • Install Disk Creator

      1.21

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Install Disk Creator - an effective Mac OS tool

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      No votes yet
      • PROS:Quick and easy process, Handy to keep around if using multiple machines
      • CONS:No indicator to show when process is complete, Some user interface issues
    • Socks

      1.3.5

      License
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      Platform
      Mac

      Optimize and maintain OS X

      5
      4 votes
      • PROS:Repairs disk permissions and corrupt files, Schedule maintenance tasks, Change the look of OS X
      • CONS:Not many advantages over Disk Doctor
    • Simulator Palm OS Cobalt

      Release 6.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Palm OS

      Simulate and test PalmOS 6.1 from your PC

      7
      8 votes
      • Porting Kit

        2.2.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Install Windows games on Mac OS X easily and for free

        10
        1 vote
        • Funter

          2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Funter is a freeware Mac utility that can show and hide hidden and system files in Mac OS X Finder.

          8
          7 votes
          • Path Finder

            6.4

            License
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            Platform
            Mac
            Android

            A powerful alternative to Mac OS X Finder

            7
            13 votes
            • PROS:Adds much more functionality to Finder, Auto-detects Mac and Windows volumes, Upgraded Finder interface,
            • CONS:A little bloated for the average users needs, Expensive for a full licence
          • BluePhoneElite

            2.2.8

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Integrate your mobile device with your Mac

            6
            13 votes
            • PROS:Full integration with OS X features, such as AppleScript and Spotlight, Integration with Apple apps such as Address Book, iCal, iChat and iTunes , Programmable hot keys
            • CONS:May prove more hassle than it's worth with older devices, Takes some time to sync individual apps, Not compatible with all Bluetooth devices
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