This article is from the Mac Programming FAQ, by Jon Watte firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
The only non-framework List Manager replacement of which I'm aware is
StoneTable, a commerical replacement library for the List Manager which
provides many extensions including variable size columns/rows,
column/row titles, different style/font/size/color per cell, sorting,
edit in cell, and much more. <http://www.teleport.com/~stack>
TCL, PowerPlant, and MacApp all have their own integrated list