Here are some of our favorite Web-based and downloadable tools. They're all helpful — and most are free.

SNOW CHECKER - Snow Leopard Compatibility Checker Check to see if software will be compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

IPCHICKEN Identifies your network's external IP address.

SPEEDTEST Checks the speed of your Internet connection.

DISKINVENTORY X Disk drive full? This utility will tell you what's hogging space.

VINE Enables remote viewing or control of a MacOS X machine (formerly OS X VNC).

CHICKEN OF THE VNC Allows for interaction with a remote computer.

IPSECURITAS The only free tool (we know of) for VPN-to-SonicWALL appliances.

APPLEJACK System troubleshooting without CD or GUI.

BATCHMOD Lets you easily manage permissions.

CYBERDUCK A slick Little FTP program.

ISTUMBLER A wireless discovery & troubleshooting tool.

ISTAT MENUS Awesome hardware and system monitoring.

OpenDNS Makes navigating the Internet on your network a safer, more secure experience.

MX Guard Dog SPAM Prevention

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