Staff Pick: Webmin
OS X comes with a variety of tools for setting up web sharing, handling user accounts, checking system resources, and providing other information about the system. The included utilities for these tasks are rather limited, and people trying to get more functionality and customization must use the command line to access and edit configuration files.
Webmin is a universal system administration package for Unix and Linux machines which also interfaces with OS X. This utility allows you to customize detailed information for users and groups, manage filesystems, edit bootup scripts and manage log files, change firewall rules, change Apache, DNS, and DHCP settings and more.
The utility is not pretty, and is accessed through a web browser so for some people it may be a little unfriendly; however, it can provide the tech-savvy user with easy access to otherwise hard to access settings details.
The latest version of Webmin (v1.48) can be downloaded from the developer's site: http://www.webmin.com
Other recent utility updates:
- CleanMyMac 1.5 - Clean up your Mac & free up hard drive space with a few clicks.
- BackupLoupe 1.2 - Browse Time Machine backups & find frequently copied items.
- Man Viewer 3.0.1 - View OS X man pages.
- DarkAdapted 2.3.5 - Astronomy tool adjusts gamma to preserve dark adaptation.
- Leopard Cache Cleaner 4.0.26 - System maintenance, optimization, antivirus.
- Maintenance 1.2.6 - System maintenance & cleaning utility.
- Firewall Builder 3.0.5 - Firewall configuration & management system.
- IPNetMonitorX 2.4.2 - Monitor & troubleshoot net connections.
- InterMapper RemoteAccess 5.1.4 - Remote view on your network's health.
- InterMapper 5.1.4 - Monitors servers, networks & routers.
- What's Keeping Me 2.0 - Helps when you have a problem trashing a file or ejecting a disk.
- Spanning Tools 0.6 - Analyzes, reports, fixes problems with iCal, Address Book, Apple Sync Services.