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10 Top Tools for Novelists
The software featured in this article is designed to meet the specialised needs of a budding novelist. There's the finest open source distraction-free tools, software designed to create visual novels, and tools to help capture and visualise ideas.

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Kega Fusion
Kega Fusion is an impressive multi-console emulator created by Steve Snake. The emulator supports most of the Sega consoles, including the GameGear, Genesis (Mega Drive), Master System, Sega 32X, Sega CD, Sega Pico, SG-1000, SG-3000 and SF-7000. Read more


  • munki
    The Munki Project is home to several projects that are focused on improving the experience of managing OS X for both the admin and the end user. Munki is surrounded by a vibrant community that is passionate about the craft of managing OS X and the services that surround it. new
  • Reposado
    Reposado is a set of tools written in Python that replicate the key functionality of Mac OS X Server's Software Update Service. new
  • AppDelete
    AppDelete is an application for Macs that will delete the application you choose and any associated items (files and folders) that belong to that application.
  • AppleJack
    AppleJack is a user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if you can't load the GUI, or don't have a startup CD handy. AppleJack runs in Single User Mode and is menu-based for ease of use.
  • AppTrap
    AppTrap is a system integrated utility for uninstalling apps.
  • ATTO ExpressStripe
    (commercial) ATTO ExpressStripe is a disk storage application that provides RAID Level 0 functionality and benchmarking software for the Mac OS X operating system.
  • Cinebench
    Cinebench is a real-world test suite that assesses your computer's performace capabilities.
  • Cocktail
    Cocktail is an award winning general purpose utility. It is a smooth and powerful digital toolset with a variety of practical features that simplifies the use of advanced UNIX functions and helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world to get the most out of their computers.
  • CPUTest
    CPUTest is a GUI/Wrapper for the selftest command of Glucas. This command can be used to stress test a CPU and its cooling system.
  • DashOffOn
    DashOffOn are automator applications to turn the Dashboard off and on.
  • DateService
    DateService is a plugin for the Mac OS X Services submenu that most modern applications make available under the main application menu.
  • DeployStudio
    DeployStudio offers excellent tools for building, customizing and deploying images and offers a central repository for hosting workflows, images and settings.
  • DiscRotate
    DiscRotate is a Daemon and PreferencePane that will control the speed of your optical drives.
  • Display Overlord Plugin
    Display Overlord Plugin provides methods and classes to control video display resolution, refresh rate, colour depth, and brightness. Displays are captured to not disturb other applications, which is ideal for game, multimedia, or kiosk applications.
  • dittoGUI
    dittoGUI is a drag and drop interface for the standard ditto command. This is designed for ease of use and only includes a subset of the ditto commands. It does not create archives as this can be done directly from Finder.
  • DMGConverter
    DMGConverter is a Disk Image (.dmg, .cdr) create and conversion tool which is simple and easy to use.
  • dmgutil
    dmgutil is a command line tool for creating, configuring, and compressing Mac OS X disk images for distribution.
  • duti
    duti is a command line tool to select default applications for document types.
  • Express Power Center
    (commercial) Express Power Center is a disk storage RAID software application that supplies you with the power to maximize attached storage when using ATTO ExpressPCI SCSI and Celerity Fibre Channel host adapters.
  • HDrive Awake
    HDrive Awake will make sure that your hard drives do not go to sleep unless you want them to.
  • i-Installer
    i-Installer is a network-aware installer application for Mac OS X 10.2 or higher. It installs i-Packages which are directories with a name ending on .ii2 and which contain a set of files.
  • IceClean
    Polizei is a powerful system maintenance and optimization tool using built-in Unix system tasks to help your Mac stay healthy and to keep it running smoothly.
  • iDMG
    iDMG is an easy to use application to create .dmg files of a folder with a simple drag and drop
  • iServeBox
    iServeBox is a tool for managing Unix network daemons on Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server version 10.3 or later, PowerPC or Intel.
  • Itaka
    Itaka is an on-demand screen capture server for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It is developed in Python, PyGTK, and the Twisted Framework. It prominently features a polished and easy-to-use interface, with a robust backend server.
  • LaunchControl
    LaunchControl allows you to manage system- and user services on your Mac.
  • Lingon
    Lingon is a graphical interface for creating launchd configuration files and controlling them through launchctl for Mac OS X Tiger. (launchd is a system daemon that is used to run scripts/programs automatically, repeatedly or at certain times.)
  • Mac Pilot
    (shareware) Mac Pilot lets you enable and disable hidden features in Mac OS X, optimize and repair your system, and perform numerous routine maintenance operations with the click of a button!
  • MacLoJack
    MacLoJack is a system daemon running under Mac OSX designed to call home when your Mac is reported stolen. Once activated, MacLoJack will wait until it has an available network connection and every 60 seconds upload as much data as it has available, including: Network information (ifconfig -a output), Connected Airport/AP information, Screen Capture, and iSight Snapshot (if equipped).
  • Mactracker
    Mactracker provides detailed information on every Apple Macintosh computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported Mac OS versions, and expansion options.
  • MainMenu
    MainMenu is a menu bar system management application. Rebuilding your Spotlight library for faster searching, repairing permissions, cleaning caches to improve application performance, and even more advanced settings ? such as enabling and disabling the Dashboard ? are no more than two clicks away.
  • Maintidget
    Maintidget provides the following functions: Display the last time the daily, weekly, and monthly OS X Maintenance Scripts (a.k.a Cron Tasks) were run, Run the OS X Maintenance Scripts on demand from your Dashboard.
  • Make RAM Disk
    Make RAM Disk is an application that provides an easy way to create, format, and mount a RAM disk in one shot.
  • Mouse Overlord Plugin
    Mouse Overlord Plugin captures the mouse cursor and receives events for movement deltas, states for up to 16 buttons, and scroll wheel deltas. Mouse events can also be polled asynchronously from a tight loop.
  • Network Beacon
    Network Beacon is an application that enables you to publish services on a computer or to serve as a proxy for services on other computers or devices.
  • OSXvnc
    OSXvnc is a full featured VNC server for Mac OS X providing remote access to the GUI, keyboard and mouse using any VNC client.
  • PasswordVault
    (commercial) PasswordVault (previously called 'PC-Mac PasswordVault') is a simple, secure, enterprise-level password manager which stores your website usernames and passwords, Internet banking information and software registration details for quick and easy access. A free lite version is also available.
  • pearSSC
    pearSSC is an application that allows you to change the keyboard-shortcuts of services. This comes in handy if you have two applications installed that use the same shortcuts.
  • plugdaemon
    plugdaemon is a "blind" load balancing TCP proxy. It listens on one port, talks to another port. You can configure it to do load balancing (distribute connections among servers) or failover (switch from one server to another when one goes down).
  • PresButan
    PresButan is a simple daemon program that lets you use return and/or enter to open icons in the Finder
  • PSU Blast Image Config
    PSU Blast Image Config (aka "BIC") is a complete software solution to quickly restore and configure a Macintosh back to a known state.
  • QuickBoot
    QuickBoot is a small application to make it quick & easy to boot another drive/partition like Windows
  • radmind
    radmind is a suite of Unix command-line tools and a server designed to remotely administer the file systems of multiple Unix machines.
  • ramBunctious
    ramBunctious 2.0.x provides basic RAM disk functionality for OS X, including being able to read from and write to RAM disks originally created using ramBunctious 1.x on OS 9 or below.
  • rEFIt
    rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Intel Macs. You can use it to boot multiple operating systems easily, including triple-boot setups with Boot Camp. It also provides an easy way to enter and explore the EFI pre-boot environment.
  • SleepWatcher
    SleepWatcher is a command line tool (daemon) for Mac OS X that monitors sleep, wakeup and idleness of a Mac. It can be used to execute a Unix command when the Mac or the display of the Mac goes to sleep mode or wakes up or after a given time without user interaction.
  • SMARTReporter
    SMARTReporter is an application that can warn you of some ATA hard disk failures before they actually happen! It does so by periodically polling the S.M.A.R.T.-status of your hard disk.
  • SmartSleep.prefPane
    SmartSleep.prefPane is a preference pane that dynamically sets the sleep state of your machine. It?s a successor to Hibernate.prefPane.
  • SquidMan
    SquidMan is a graphical installer and manager for the Squid proxy cache. It is designed to operate as a "personal" proxy server.
  • TFTP Server
    sing this application you can start/stop the TFTP service on your Mac and change its working path, that's where the files are sent to and received from by any TFTP client (e.g. a Cisco router or switch).
  • Theremin
    Theremin is a MPD client for Mac OS X. Its major advantage over other MPD clients that run on Mac OS X is that it is written in its native toolkit, Cocoa.
  • Tiger Cache Cleaner
    (shareware) Tiger Cache Cleaner is a utility designed to provide easy access to numerous OS X maintenance and utility options.
  • volcheckD
    volcheckD is a small commandline daemon which checks for a fileserver-volume on all locally mounted volumes. If the volumename/ mountpoint can not be found it will be remounted from a fileserver.
  • Weblock
    Weblock provides a simple user interface for configuring user, group, and IP-based access restrictions for Mac OS X's built-in webserver. With it, you can instantly configure any folder shared via your website to require a password, or require the visitor to be coming from a specific web location, or both. Weblock even supports location ranges and grouped users.
  • XPostFacto
    XPostFacto is a utility which helps to install and boot Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, and Darwin on certain unsupported systems.
  • Yaboot
    Yaboot is a bootloader (like lilo or grub) for PPC machines.

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