This small selection of apps infinitely enhances my OS X experience. And, except for DeskShade, all of them are free!
|Smultron: A lovely simple open-source text editor
|Desktop Manager: For linux-lovers, virtual desktops for OS X
|Namely: A super keen app that allows you to launch applications by just typing the app name
|ToyViewer: A small but handy picture viewer and editor
|Sidenote: Tiny note taker that sits in a sliding drawer on the side of your screen
|Word Browser Plugin: View Word files as text right in your browser
|PDF Browser Plugin: View PDF files right in your browser
|DeskShade: A sweet little desktop picture manager. Why I like it: Covers the icons on your desktop (for those that like a clean desktop — like me) and lets you change the color of your favorite backgrounds. Nice, but unfortunately, not free!
I will update this list as I find more tiny indispensable apps. Enjoy!