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Apple Must-Have Software for your Mac

Discussion in 'Software' started by Hex, 6 Mar 2005.

  1. rolly74

    rolly74 Digital Marionette

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    you had to do it...we've all suffered through windows at some point and I for one never want to do it again. the damn virus checker takes longer to load than 10.6!


    xbmc-home theater program that makes HD video run smooth on my machine when VLC won't! don't ask me to explain i have no idea why...but its awesome, especially with a remote.
     
  2. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    I try to keep a Windows 7 desktop and a Macbook in sync, so life was made a lot easier by Synkron, which is free, installable on both Windows and OS-X, and can keep USB keys and other removable media files linked.
     
  3. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    So far (1-day old MBP):
    Opera
    TextWrangler
    CODA Trial
     
  4. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Having used it for a few weeks now:
    Adobe Photoshop CS4
    Fireworks CS4
    Flash CS4
    CODA
    Opera
    Firefox
    Quicksilver
    MAMP

    Guess it shows what i use the thing for. ;)
     
  5. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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  6. QuickSiR

    QuickSiR Canadian Mastermind

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    VisualHub is a powerful video conversion tool. :D
     
  7. Jenny_Y8S

    Jenny_Y8S Guest

    Dropbox - Allows you to sync your files between unlimited computers (Mac, PC, Linux)
    SizeUp - Gives me the Cmd+right/left window resize hotkeys I love in Win7
    Scrivener - The damn best writing application the world has ever seen.
    Firefox - So you don't have to use Safari !
     
  8. kjeffery

    kjeffery New Member

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    Help pls!

    I am looking for a free way to import a dvd (wmv format) to my macbook so i can cut it and upload it to Facebook....this is the first and probably last time i'll do this so i realllly don't wanna pay for something....can anyone help?
     
  9. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Handbrake seems to be the best one I can find out about. What was the problem you had with it?

    (For anyone else who isn't sure what's going on, I know this poster :p)
     
  10. Tom @ CCL

    Tom @ CCL AKA: Yewen

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    VLC - Defacto media player for any platform
    Firefox - Better than Safari
    Office 2008 - Have to do some work sometimes
    Microsoft Messenger - Chat compatibility, its simple
    Remote Desktop Connection - Connect to work
    Handbrake - Great for roaming media without disks
    Spotify - Music collection without having to rip loads of media
    OpenOffice - Compatibility with documents with other free users
     
  11. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Instead of MS Messenger, try Adium. It integrates to MSN, GTalk, AIM, YIM and some more. And it works well
     
  12. Tom @ CCL

    Tom @ CCL AKA: Yewen

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    Does it work with video calls?
     
  13. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Not sure about that one. I only installed it last night at home. And there I use Skype for video calls.
     
  14. DaveMon

    DaveMon The end is nigh! Repent!

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    Xee - (free) excellent light weight image viewer
    PS3 Media Server - (free) for streaming video to PS3s
    Plex Media Center - (free) much much better than Front Row
    Transmission - (free) excellent bit torrent client
    The Unarchiver - (free) file uncompression utility
    Open Office (free)
    BowTie - (free) for iTunes currently playing track, with ratings and album art
     
  15. Tom @ CCL

    Tom @ CCL AKA: Yewen

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    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    AppZapper,
    Cyberduck,
    FlickrGet,
    and Transmission
     
  18. Tom @ CCL

    Tom @ CCL AKA: Yewen

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    AppZapper looks good, take it it actually works?

    Might be going on my machine that one, is there a program similar to CClearner that anyone knows for cleaning up the rubbish left from a couple of uninstalls?
     
  19. Simnol

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    Oh I have so been preparing for this thread:


    Good Mac Applications:

    Bean - A good, quick, and lightweight text editor that gives Pages and even Microsoft Word a run for its money.

    Spotify - Probably the best song streaming application around anywhere, simply type in a song and then away you go.

    Handbrake - The number one tool for video encoding and DVD ripping, it makes life so much simpler when it comes to saving those DVD’s for PSP or iOS viewing.

    Remote Desktop Connection - A viewer for Windows Remote sessions, good enough for everyday use and has the added bonus that you can mount a specific drive or file on the computer you are connecting to.

    Ventrilo - A server based Speech client that is mainly used by gamers, for gamers.

    Teamspeak - Similar to Ventrilo and using either is really a personal preference, why not use both?

    1Password - A neat and fun way to keep all of your passwords and logins in one place, very secure and also builds itself right in to some web browsers.

    Safari - A good all round browser with special emphasis on support for HTML5, also features extensions.

    Fluid - A neat little program that turns your favourite programs in to stand alone applications, can even turn them into menu bar based applications.

    Opera - Supposedly the fastest browser around, features built in Email, RSS, IRC etc. Functionality and is your one stop shop for anything internet based.

    Onyx - A neat little tool that makes maintaining your computer easy and friendly, just a few clicks and everything is as good as new.

    Caffeine - A menu bar based application that is so simple it’s stupid, this tiny application just keeps your computer awake, that’s all.

    AppCleaner - Lightweight application that deletes all of those Misc. files that get left behind when you uninstall an application, a great space saver.

    Litelcon - Bored of those same icons on your Dock? Change them with this app, and all the other icons on your system at the same time.

    Steam - Gaming on the Mac has never been this easy, pick a game, download it, play it.

    VLC - Bored of Quicktime telling you that a specific format cannot be played? VLC is an easy way to solve that problem, it plays back most formats under the sun.

    CapSee - Gives you a visual representation when you press the Caps Lock key and it activates.

    Wine Bottler - Creates stand alone Mac applications from Windows software by wrapping them.

    MacTheRipper - For ripping DVD’s easily on a Mac.

    TotalFinder - Adds tabs and more to the Mac finder.

    Tweetie - Possibly the best Mac Twitter app and well worth a look if you like twitter.

    Applejack - Good command line utility for cleaning up your mac.
     
  20. CCCLighting

    CCCLighting www.computercolorcannon.c om

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    The main software I use on my MacBook and wouldn't want to be without is:

    1) xCode
    2) Opera
    3) Open Office
    4) Handbrake
    5) Pokerstars
     
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