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Old Dec 5, 2012, 05:46 AM   #1
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Is there any must have Mac apps?

I know when my 27" comes the first thing I am getting is Tweetbot.

So what else is a must get, fire away?!?!
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 05:48 AM   #2
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 05:51 AM   #3
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These are what I always install first: Xcode, TextMate, MacTeX, mercurial, R
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:06 AM   #4
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:22 AM   #5
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:29 AM   #6
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:53 AM   #7
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Meteorologist (Weather in menu bar)
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:56 AM   #8
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Don't even bother buying iWork, save some money and buy MS Office. iWork is pretty ****** unless you don't care so much about text processing and stuff.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 07:54 AM   #9
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:20 AM   #10
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Nice bookmarking this...keep them coming guys
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:24 AM   #11
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Must have Mac apps? new to Apple
Apps/software to download for new Mac Users
What are your favorite App Store apps?
MBP apps for college student????

Note the Need application suggestions? Look here: section of the following link:
Helpful Information for Any Mac User
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AppCleaner
While you can use them if you like, in most cases, app removal software like this doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this and this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.

The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
Best way to FULLY DELETE a program

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Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:25 AM   #12
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SuperDuper
Alfred
Caffeine
Circus Ponies Notebooks
Pages or Word
BetterTouchTool

Not really a must have, but stuff that I really like:
OmniFocus
Curio
Postbox
Novamind
DevonThink Pro
OmniOutliner
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:56 AM   #13
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Evernote
DropBox
SuperDuper
Alfred
Caffeine
Circus Ponies Notebooks
Pages or Word
BetterTouchTool

Not really a must have, but stuff that I really like:
OmniFocus
Curio
Postbox
Novamind
DevonThink Pro
OmniOutliner
I second Caffeine and Postbox (I love that app, much better than Mail). I'm also a big fan of f.lux. It changes your monitor colors based on the time of day (that way the computer doesn't interfere with my sleep as much). That app is the main reason I jailbroke my iPhone.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 01:40 PM   #14
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GGJstudios, I've seen those threads just after I posted here. Did not get a chance to read them fully but have it in plans. Your posts there are very helpful. Thank you.

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The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
Best way to FULLY DELETE a program
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:25 PM   #15
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Keep firing away....just got my iMac the other day so
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:28 PM   #16
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Keep firing away....just got my iMac the other day so
Just buy everything in the Top 50 on the Mac App Store. You'll be set.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:52 AM   #17
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:11 PM   #18
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What??? No one posts "1Password" ? It's my single most must-have app! And add "Dropbox" if you have more than one computer, so you can sync the password file.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:15 PM   #19
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What??? No one posts "1Password" ? It's my single most must-have app! And add "Dropbox" if you have more than one computer, so you can sync the password file.
Yes. iPassword is a must.

Buy from the Mac App Store and you get a free upgrade to Version 4 coming out next year.

Another utility that is a freaking MUST Have. Moom from Many Tricks. If you've got a 27" display and like to manage your windows there is nothing better.

Unclutter is another great tool for saving clipboard content, transferring files without having to leave full screen or access the desktop. I love it.

Forklift for file management FTP access
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:48 PM   #20
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1Password
DropBox
Microsoft Office
Parallels w/ Win 7
iStat Menus
LogMeIn
Handbrake
iFlicks
CCleaner
AirVideo Server

This is just off the top of my head...
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:58 PM   #21
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Pixelmator is close to being a Photoshop killer, and at a fraction of the cost.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:02 PM   #22
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Pixelmator is close to being a Photoshop killer, and at a fraction of the cost.
+1...forgot about Pixelmator.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:39 PM   #23
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:49 PM   #24
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What??? No one posts "1Password" ? It's my single most must-have app! And add "Dropbox" if you have more than one computer, so you can sync the password file.
why doesn't it use iCloud? in case you are cross platform?
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 04:06 PM   #25
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Oh yeah, pixelmator is great! I could never understand photoshop. Pixelmator is easier and I could actually afford it lol.
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