Stuff I use

Apimac Clean Text
http://www.apimac.com/mac/cleantext/
Makes text borrowed from pdfs and other formats easy to clean up.
Also good for removing macros and formats.

Audacity (free)
https://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/
Just great sound editing, plus you can do tricks like slow down a track for newbie listeners, and compensate for the lowered tone by raising the pitch.

Calibre (I guess you got that)
https://calibre-ebook.com/
say no more

Cmap Tools
http://cmap.ihmc.us/
Oh my goodness, liberate your mind, and it’s free

Comic Life
https://plasq.com/apps/comiclife/macwin/
I used to use this a lot, kids love stuff in comic format.

AABBY Fine Reader
https://www.abbyy.com/en-us/finereader/
OCR good enough. Does a good job of iPhone pics of text too.

Graphic
https://graphic.com/
Adobe Illustrator functionality for peanuts
A main tool for designing brochures and the like.

Graphic Converter
Poor person’s Photoshop. Used it for years. Great for batch changes.
https://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/graphicconverter/

iMovie yes yes

Keynote for mac and iphone – not using it now for some reason.

Kindle app for mac. A must.

OmniGraffle Pro
https://www.omnigroup.com/omnigraffle
Fabulous for making any kind of map/diagram.
I used to make my presentation posters in OG, so great. If you need graphic design.

Scrivener
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php
If you are writing a book, lots of research notes and bits and pieces, this is lovely. From the people who make Tinderbox, another world that once entered, offers no escape.

Toast
http://www.roxio.jp/enu/products/toast/titanium/
I used to call this indispensable. Now with CDROMs going the way of the willowisp, why, it’s only great for a few things, disc copying, disc creation… still often glad I have it.

Tor browser
https://www.torproject.org/
For those trips to the dark side, or for anonymous browsing. You know I bet.

Tunnelbear
https://www.tunnelbear.com/
OSX / ios VPN software, one of many. Good. Cute. Cheap rate.

VLC
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
surely you know

Wiretap Studio Pro
http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/wiretap/
I have used this so much for grabbing sound from my mac. as their website says,
Using WireTap Studio, you can record all system audio, or record audio input from any microphone, line-in, or audio input hardware. If you can hear it, WireTap Studio can record it.

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