Download Spotlight - Best Software & Apps

  • 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
  • Microsoft Office 2011

    for Mac 14.2.5

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    Mac

    The latest version of Office for Mac

    5
    613 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
  • Transmit

    4.4.8

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    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 Powerpoint 2011

    for Mac 14.0.0

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    Mac

    Microsoft Office's excellent presentation tool

    5
    603 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

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    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The latest version of OS X for Mac

    6
    186 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • dict.cc Dictionary Plugin

    2008-05-27

    License
    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
  • Mouseposé

    3.0.613

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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Microsoft Office Academic

    2011

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    Mac

    The quintessential productivity suite for college students

    5
    143 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
  • Blackout

    3

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    Platform
    Mac

    Instant screen dimming without altering your settings

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    • PROS: Doesn't affect your screen settings, Easy to toggle on and off, Spotlight looks cool
    • CONS: Settings menu is not easily accessible
  • Yep

    3.1.4

    License
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    Platform
    Mac

    The iTunes of document management

    7
    3 votes
    • PROS: Auto-tagging of documents and scans, Slick interface, More organized that using Spotlight
    • CONS: Spotlight can find non-scanned documents just as quickly
  • 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
  • Gamepedia

    5.1.3

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    Mac

    Taking names and keeping score

    8
    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
  • SmartBackup

    3.2

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    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    Simple and intelligent backup tool

    10
    4 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
  • SpotInside

    1.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Preview search and word highlighting with Spotlight

    6
    4 votes
    • SyncupX

      1.6.1

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      Platform
      Mac

      Backup copies integrated with iCal and Spotlight

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