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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
    273 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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    Mac

    Elegant and functional FTP client for Macs

    6
    121 votes
    • PROS: Fast transfers, Great interface, Integration with Spotlight and Finder
    • CONS: May ocassionally be unstable,
  • EasyFind

    4.8.1

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    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Powerful search tool for reaching hard-to-find files

    8
    9 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
  • Mouseposé

    3.0.613

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    Mac

    Set a spotlight on your presentations

    3
    12 votes
    • PROS: Lots of keystrokes and mouseclicks, Talkthrough tutorial, Use Speech recognition and AppleScript
    • CONS: AppleScript not easy for all
  • BluePhoneElite

    2.2.8

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    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
  • dict.cc Dictionary Plugin

    2008-05-27

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    Platform
    Mac

    English-German vocabulary always available with a right-click

    5
    12 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
  • Stick ‘Em Up

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Sticky notes for your Mac

    5
    6 votes
    • PROS: Search in Spotlight or Google, Look up words in dictionary, Organize by categories, Add fonts, colors and links
    • CONS: Limited features
  • CoverSutra

    3.1.1

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    Mac

    Learn to love your music

    3
    4 votes
    • PROS: Spotlight search, Keyboard shortcuts, Gorgeous interface, Last.fm and Growl support, Works with Apple Remote
    • CONS: None
  • Tunic

    1.0

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    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
  • Bookpedia

    5.1.3

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    Mac

    What's on your shelves?

    7
    6 votes
    • PROS: Scans books quickly, Smart collections, Access to loads of search sites and libraries, Produces great reports, Spotlight integration
    • CONS: Can't sort by author last name, Scanning with iSight can fail
  • Gamepedia

    5.1.3

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    Mac

    Taking names and keeping score

    0
    1 vote
    • PROS: Browse game covers, Great if you own loads of different game systems, Spotlight integration, Create smart collections
    • CONS: Very similar to the other 'pedia' titles
  • SpotInside

    1.0.1

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    Platform
    Mac

    Preview search and word highlighting with Spotlight

    5
    4 votes
    • SmartBackup

      3.2

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      Mac
      Windows

      Simple and intelligent backup tool

      7
      6 votes
      • PROS: Integrates with Automator, iCal and Spotlight, Highly customisable, Easy to use, One click restore
      • CONS: May not be 100% reliable when backing up to network drives
    • Ziplight Spotlight Plugin

      1.3

      License
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      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
    • Yep

      3.1.4

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      Platform
      Mac

      The iTunes of document management

      6
      1 vote
      • PROS: Auto-tagging of documents and scans, Slick interface, More organized that using Spotlight
      • CONS: Spotlight can find non-scanned documents just as quickly,
    • Spectasia

      8.3

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      Mac

      3D perspective on your items

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      • PROS: 3D view, Showcase Spotlight search
      • CONS: Gets crowded, Has rough feel to it, A little unintuitive
    • FoxTrot Personal Search

      3.1.2

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      Mac

      Super-fast alternative to Spotlight

      5
      5 votes
      • PROS: Very quick search results, Logical, easy to use interface,
      • CONS: Slows down when searches as you type, Categories suggested can be wrong
    • Microsoft Word 2011

      for Mac 14.4.1

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      Mac

      Microsoft Word better than ever for Mac

      5
      1700 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, Full screen mode looks great
      • CONS: Ribbon can take some navigating around, Can be slow to start
    • Microsoft Office 2011

      for Mac 14.2.5

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      Mac

      The latest version of Office for Mac

      5
      94 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
    • mFurc

      5.11

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Furcadia client for Mac OS X

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: Allows access to the Furcadia online game, Features support for Growl, Spotlight, DBS Files etc
      • CONS: Doesn't auto-reconnect
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    14.4.81216.4Mac
    22.2.8136.3Mac
    3for Mac 14.2.5945.1Mac
    4for Mac Preview 14.0.02734.7Mac
    5for Mac 14.4.117004.7Mac