Apple References

At Random Notions, we’re dedicated Mac fans. To promote our favorite platform, we present some of our most-used Apple links.

Apple – Apple designs and creates iPod and iTunes, Mac laptop and desktop computers, the OS X operating system, and the revolutionary iPhone.

Mac Software

NeoOffice is a full-featured set of office applications (including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, and database programs) for Mac OS X. Based on the OpenOffice.org office suite, NeoOffice has integrated dozens of native Mac features and can import, edit, and exchange files with other popular office programs such as Microsoft Office.

Mac GIMP, the open source GNU Image Manipulation Program on OS X

OpenOSX is a leading provider of easy to install UNIX software for Mac OS X, offering OpenOSX Office, OpenWeb, The Gimp, Grass GIS, OpenDB and much more.

Mac GPG – A project to bring GnuPG to Mac OS X with a nice front end and inter application services.

Bare Bones Software develops and publishes software for OS X, and only for OS X.

VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD.

Cyberduck is an open source FTP, SFTP, WebDAV and Amazon S3 browser licenced under the GPL with an easy to use interface, integration with external editors and support for many Mac OS X system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour, QuickLook and the Keychain.

Mac Magazines & Communities

Maclife.com is the ultimate destination for all things Mac. Get up-to-date News, Reviews and Information on the latest Apple Products including iPod, iPhone, Macbook. Check out of Software and Downloads section too!

MacWorld – Up to the minute news, reviews, how-to’s and expert opinions on mac computers and software, iPhones and iPods.

ehMac – Canada’s Apple Mac iPod and iPhone Community

Mac Support & Development

Mac Dev Center – The O’Reilly Network’s Macintosh and OSX DevCenter offers comprehensive Macintosh developer information and resources. O’Reilly Network’s Macintosh DevCenter features original articles, news and commentary.

ResExcellence – The place for all things mac GUI.

Love Macs? Read Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything from Amazon.