Interesting hidden apps in Mac OS-X

Well, we know that the Mac has a lot of hidden tricks and goodies. I just accidentally discovered that it has a some hidden interesting apps. They are in

/System/Library/CoreServices/Applications

One is “Network Utility”, a GUI front-end to some network commands, which can be launched from  Wireless Diagnosis as we reported in the previous note – but now that we know where it is we can dock it.

Another one is great: “Screen Sharing” allows you to take over another mac, and interact remotely with it. It seems to be much more responsive than  VNC!

The other ones are less impressive to me, but maybe I did not yet explore them deeply enough. They are:

  • Archive Utility.app – the app to compress/uncompress files callable from the Finder “File” menu
  • Directory Utility.app – an app to interact with directory services, such as LDAP
  • Feedback Assistant.app – to give feeback on beta Apple beta software
  • RAID Utility.app – to manage RAID devices
  • System Image Utility.app – an app to remotely install Mac-Os on other Macs on the local network
  • Wireless Diagnostics.app – the well-known app which can be launched in case of network troubles

 

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Posted in Admin, Apps, Utilities

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