|Microsoft Access |
Filemaker Pro Migrator with Filemaker or Filemaker with Actual Technologies ODBC Plugin
ODBC Manager - offers links to ODBC database engines from Mac OS X
|Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint) |
Panergy Software DocXConveter (original developer no longer exists), 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
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)
|Exchange & Outlook |
Apple's Mail, Entourage (part of Microsoft Office for the Mac)
|Enterouge (included with Microsoft's Office for
Mac) alternative |
Entourage Migration FAQ.
Apple's Mail has a plugin available for it.
|Lotus Notes |
Stonybrook shows how easy it is to setup Lotus Notes for the Mac
Apple's Addressbook program has built-in support LDIF addresses.
ACT for Mac (supports version 6 and later).
Engineered Software's PowerCADD, TurboCad, Ashler Vellum has several different CAD titles availalble, Artiface, Graphisoft's ArchiCad, Autodessys's Formz, LemkeSoft's CADintosh, Canvas Draw (formerly Deneba) 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)
System (GPS) |
RoadNav, RouteBuddy, GPS NavX, MacGPS Pro, GPSY, 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
|Microsoft Publisher |
LibreOffice v4.10 or later
|Movie Editing |
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 |
Passport Music (formerly GVOX) Encore, Sibelius, Apple Soundtrack, Apple Logic Pro, Apple Logic Express, Steinberg's Cubase.