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If you came to this page as a direct link from elsewhere, check my Migrating from 9 to X FAQ for additional software title search engines for the Mac, if the kind of software you need isn't found here. Additional software titles ones will be added to this page as time permits. If you would like to suggest a title be included, please e-mail me. Three separate link pages on my site of interest include my Macgamepages FAQ, My web browser FAQ, and my Printers FAQ.
One software title which didn't fit into any category, but might be of interest, since it duplicates windows management more common to the Microsoft Windows management design is Coderange's Zooom which allows you to resize your window using shortcuts from anywhere within the window instead of just the corners. Another is RAGE Macintosh Explorer which combines the best of Microsoft Windows and Mac file management including tree based directory file management. Many of the formats below can be converted online through the website: Zamzar including Microsoft Publisher.
The following outline links to a series of tables that include Mac software equivalent titles to Windows compatible titles that work without emulation or virtualization:
Filemaker Pro Migrator with Filemaker or Filemaker with Actual Technologies ODBC Plugin
|Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
DocXConveter, Neo Office
Microsoft Office Mac, iWork, Think Free Office, Open Office, Libre Office, Neo Office, Google Docs, Zoho.com My user tip on Apple Support Communities on Office Alternatives
|Word and Powerpoint only
iWork version '06 and earlier
|Word and Excel Only
Mariner Software's Calc and Write, Appleworks (only limited support in Appleworks)
|limited Word and Excel
Bean, Nisus Express, Mellel, TextEdit (comes with all versions of Mac OS X, and is mostly RTF only)
Abiword, Neooffice, MaclinkPlus (No longer published, may be in some used software shops)
|Powerpoint only (in read only mode) PPT Tools guide lists several free solutions for Powerpoint viewing||Additional Word, Excel PC Word Processor and Spreadsheet conversion software
Dataviz MaclinkPlus (no longer published, may be in some used software shops)
Apple's Mail, Entourage (part of Microsoft Office for the Mac) Exchange to iCal conversion in Justin Hartman's Scripts.
|Enterouge (included with Microsoft's Office for Mac) alternative
Entourage Migration FAQ.
Apple's Mail has a plugin available for it.
VCU shows how easy it is to setup Lotus Notes for the Mac
Apple's Addressbook program has built-in support LDIF addresses.
AB Transfer imports Symantec Act! to Mac OS X addressbook.
Engineered Software's PowerCADD, TurboCad, Ashler Vellum has several different CAD titles availalble, Artiface, Graphisoft's ArchiCad, Autodessys's Formz, LemkeSoft's CADintosh, Denaba CAD, Real CADD, Ilexsoft's High Design, VectorWorks
Microspotdwgviewer - software to read DWG files on a Mac.
The website http://www.architosh.com/ is a great resource for CAD programs and users of CAD on the Macintosh platform where you can check for reviews and user opinions about the various products.
My user tip on AutoCAD alternatives on Apple Support Communities
LibreOffice (read only)
|Global Positioning System (GPS)
RoadNav, RouteBuddy, GPS NavX, MacGPS Pro, GPSY, Route 66 (mapping software that ties into GPS units), Macmap usergroup on Yahoo (no affiliation with Macmaps, and was discovered long after I created the Macmaps domain)
|Photo and Painting
Graphic Converter, Microfrontier's ColorIt, Seashore, iPhoto (included with every Mac), MacGimp, and of course plenty of Adobe titles from Photoshop, to Illustrator to InDesign to Photoshop Elements, Paintbrush, PhotoLine
LibreOffice v4.10 or later
iMovie (included with every Mac), Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier
|Audio MPEG-3, AIFF, WAVE, Apple Lossless, AAC support
iTunes (included with every Mac), Audacity with LAME supports free direct recording of MPEG-3 from audio input
Apple Garageband (included with every Mac)
|Mixing and notation software
GVOX Encore, Sibelius, Apple Soundtrack, Apple Logic Pro, Apple Logic Express, Steinberg's Cubase.