Nisus Writer: If you write for a living, you’ll likely need to have Word in your arsenal. But Word has many bugs shortcomings including a delightful habit of corrupting its files when changes are made to the normal.dot file. Enter Nisus Writer. Not only does it keep feature bloat under control, it also has a built-in file converter that lets you save and open files in Word, WordPerfect, AbiWord, RTF, among others.
1001: If you’re using flickr to manage and store your image library, this little freeware tool is indispensable for helping you upload images and passively browse the flickrstream.
Newsfire: The über simple layout makes it a snap to get a quick hit of updates from favourite sites.
Camino: Safari might be prettier, but this browser is still the fastest out there.
iScrobbler (plugin for Audioscrobbler): Tracks and updates to your Last.FM account, showing what you listen to on iTunes. It’s geeky, yes, but once your playlist grown a few thousand tracks deep, it becomes increasingly fascinating to see what your real listening habits are.
Transmit: If you need to maintain a website, then you’ll likely need an FTP application. Transmit is without compare in the Mac world. Not just feature-rich, but intelligently designed.
MenuCalendarClock: Handy to have in your taskbar, so you can check at a glance today’s date as well as your upcoming iCal appointments.
Billings: A must-have for busy professionals who need to keep track of invoicing plus time spent on multiple projects.