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  • Microsoft Excel 2011

    for Mac Preview 14.0.0

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    Mac

    Microsoft Excel better than ever for Mac

    5
    325 votes
    • PROS: Much better OS X integration, Integration with SkyDrive and SharePoint, Lots of new and interesting templates, Ribbon and Spotlight integration, Document sharing and colloboration much improved, Integrated with Office 365
    • CONS: Doesn't support 64-bit
  • Transmit

    4.4.8

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    Platform
    Mac

    Elegant and functional FTP client for Macs

    7
    160 votes
    • PROS: Fast transfers, Great interface, Integration with Spotlight and Finder
    • CONS: May ocassionally be unstable
  • Microsoft Office 2011

    for Mac 14.2.5

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    Mac

    The latest version of Office for Mac

    5
    610 votes
    • PROS: Much better OS X integration, Integration with SkyDrive and SharePoint, Lots of new and interesting templates, Outlook is now included (previously Entourage), Ribbon and Spotlight integration, Document sharing and colloboration much improved
    • CONS: No Mac version of OneNote, Home and Student don't include Outlook, Outlook doesn't sync with iPhones
  • Microsoft Powerpoint 2011

    for Mac 14.0.0

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    Mac

    Microsoft Office's excellent presentation tool

    5
    601 votes
    • PROS: Much better OS X integration, Integration with SkyDrive and SharePoint, Lots of new and interesting templates, Allows adding of multimedia, Ribbon and Spotlight integration, Document sharing and colloboration much improved
    • CONS: Doesn't work with Keynote, Records audio but not video
  • OS X Yosemite

    10.10.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The latest version of OS X for Mac

    6
    185 votes
    • PROS: Much closer integration with iOS, New improved Safari, More powerful Spotlight search, iPhoto replaced by Photo, Answer iOS calls on your Mac, iLife available for free for Yosemite users
    • CONS: Most new features iOS inspired, Flatter look won't appeal to everyone
  • EasyFind

    4.8.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Powerful search tool for reaching hard-to-find files

    7
    8 votes
    • PROS: Performs very in depth searches, Will find files that Spotlight can't, Easy to use, No indexing
    • CONS: No organization in the way results are presented, Lack of indexing means searches take a while
  • Animoto Video Slideshow Maker

    8.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Smartphone Application to Transform a Series of Images into a Video

    10
    1 vote
    • PROS: This is one of the only applications designed to transform images into videos, Available for both smartphones and desktop computers
    • CONS: Access to all functions will require a purchase, The number of exported video file codecs is somewhat limited
  • Mouseposé

    3.0.613

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    Platform
    Mac

    Set a spotlight on your presentations

    5
    13 votes
    • PROS: Lots of keystrokes and mouseclicks, Talkthrough tutorial, Use Speech recognition and AppleScript
    • CONS: AppleScript not easy for all
  • Tunic

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    An Adventure Game with a Cute Little Fox in the Spotlight

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    • PROS: High adventure and thrill quotient , Fox’s cute and adorable
    • CONS: Bears resemblance to the Legend of Zelda, No standout feature as such
  • CoverSutra

    3.1.1

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    Platform
    Mac

    Learn to love your music

    7
    5 votes
    • PROS: Spotlight search, Keyboard shortcuts, Gorgeous interface, Last.fm and Growl support, Works with Apple Remote
    • CONS: None
  • Stick ‘Em Up

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Sticky notes for your Mac

    7
    7 votes
    • PROS: Search in Spotlight or Google, Look up words in dictionary, Organize by categories, Add fonts, colors and links
    • CONS: Limited features
  • BluePhoneElite

    2.2.8

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    Platform
    Mac

    Integrate your mobile device with your Mac

    6
    33 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
  • SmartBackup

    3.1

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    Windows
    Mac

    Keep the backup copy of your important files in a secure location

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    • dict.cc Dictionary Plugin

      2008-05-27

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      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      English-German vocabulary always available with a right-click

      6
      8 votes
      • PROS: Comprehensive dictionary, Dictionary always available with a right click, Works with Spotlight and most core services
      • CONS: No phonetic aid or audio samples, No usage advice
    • Microsoft Office Academic

      2011

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      Mac

      The quintessential productivity suite for college students

      5
      142 votes
      • PROS: Much better OS X integration, Integration with SkyDrive and SharePoint, Lots of new and interesting templates, Collaboration possible via Office Web Apps, Outlook is now included (previously Entourage), Ribbon and Spotlight integration
      • CONS: No Mac version of OneNote, Home and Student don't include Outlook, Outlook doesn't sync with iPhones, Only includes main components of Office
    • Google Spotlight Stories: Pearl

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      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Inspirational VR-Based Animated Short Story

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      • PROS: This is considered to be one of the most well-written VR short stories currently in existence., The majority of users will develop an emotional connection with the characters.
      • CONS: There is not much first-person action associated with this genre., The possibility of interacting with the other characters is somewhat limited.
    • winLight

      0.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Windows version of the Spotlight search tool

      8
      3 votes
      • PROS: Better than the Windows standard search tool
      • CONS: Opens results in a different window, Not as useful as the real Spotlight
    • Ziplight Spotlight Plugin

      1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Search ZIP files with Spotlight

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: Free and fast, Integrates perfectly with Spotlight
      • CONS: Doesn't search the contents of files
    • SpotInside

      1.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Preview search and word highlighting with Spotlight

      6
      4 votes
      • DiskTracker

        b5 2.4.4

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        Platform
        Mac

        Keep track of your removable files and folders

        8
        6 votes
        • PROS: Catalogs external drives for easier data searches, Easy to use, A better solution than Spotlight for finding external data
        • CONS: Beta testing is still ongoing, Interface is very dated
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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      14.4.81607.1Mac
      210.10.51856Mac
      3for Mac 14.0.06015.5Mac
      4for Mac 14.2.56105.3Mac
      5for Mac Preview 14.0.03254.9Mac
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