FFOSS (Freeware/Free & Open Source Software) Friday

by Todd Ogasawara

Ack. A bit lighter than usual for last weeks collection of Freeware and Free & Open Source Software for Mac OS X last week. If you have any suggestions of F/FOSS Mac OS X apps that I haven't already mentioned in the past months, please let me know!

SuperDuper! Mac Backup
SuperDuper! is a Mac OS X freeware application that can perform scheduled backups from hard disk to hard disk (e.g., internal HD to external Firewire/USB HD). More advanced features can be obtained by paying $27.95 to upgrade it to the for-fee version. But, the free version looks usable and useful to a lot of people.

Jaiku: Twitter Wannabe? Twitter Killer? Or Something Else?
Want to express yourself in 140 characters or less? There are at least two well-known web services that let you do just that. I mentioned Twitter a while back. Now, I'm trying out...


Jaiku has a few more features like the ability to add other RSS feeds (including Twitter) to your stream. But, I think Twitter is easier to read with its slightly larger font. I find this whole co-presence idea interesting. It really does play into the notion that in an Attention Economy privacy is being defined as openness.