Originally Posted by LoopyIT
My freeware faves at the moment are:
Rainlendar- calendar widget style utility that can be skinned.
Agent Ransack- search. I cannot emphasise how brilliant this is- if you're like me and you're a student plus a fanfic maniac and you can't remember precisely where you saved a file... or you can remember a specific phrase from a file but nothing else- use this. You can search both file names and by phrase within the files. Unlike the crappy Win version, it remembers your previous searches, and when it spits results back you can use the context menu to manipulate the files just as in Win Explorer. Oh, and it previews lines including search terms.
FlyakiteOSX- looks like apple, feels like apple, works like windows- and doesn't simply feel skinned. doesn't hog the system either, cf. windowblinds which i personally find very slow. Nice alternative to the fisherprice XP style.
Ashampoo Media Player- not bad, less annoying than Real, better sound quality than WMP. I wish i could uninstall WMP.
Opera- S'okay. I tried it, was initially very impressed, but at the end of the day didn't think it substantially better than firefox... so back to firefox.