|Nov 5, 2012, 03:48 PM||#1|
Getting a MacBook Pro
this is my first post here and I am getting a MacBook Pro 13 inch, I have compiled a list of applications from reading threads in this site and was curious as to whether anyone had alternatives to the ones listed. I would also like to ask would it be better to get a sleeve or a hard case?
Here is the list of apps and the reason I need them
iProcrastinate - Keep track of college tasks (also install on iPhone and sync with Dropbox)
Self Control - Blocks YouTube, Game Sites, Twitter, Facebook etc. when doing tasks)
Dropbox - Use to upload School files and sync iProcrastinate
iWorks or Microsoft Office - Not sure which is better yet but for basic college work
Skype - Because communication is key
Delocalizer - Remove 200mb of space from unused languages
VLC - Due to it supporting so many vide file types
Synergy - Listen to music and change track etc. in the menu rather than opening iTunes
xCode - For Programming
AppZapper - For removing apps
Adobe Photoshop - For graphic design
Adobe Illustrator - Also for graphic design
Adobe Dreamweaver - For website development
Maya - For 3D design
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Last edited by McreativeH; Nov 5, 2012 at 03:48 PM. Reason: added thank you :)
|Nov 5, 2012, 04:27 PM||#2|
Perian: will allow most video formats to be played using Quicktime. Although development has stopped, it's still available. Scroll down the page:
iWork is great, but you may have problems with some MS docs. Instead of MS Office, have a look at OpenOffice, NeoOffice and LibreOffice. All free and all based around the same source code:
PPC Mini, 10.4.11, Intel Mini, 10.6.8, White MacBook 10.9.2
iPhone 3GS, using o2 PAYG
|Nov 5, 2012, 05:01 PM||#3|
|Nov 6, 2012, 09:06 AM||#4|
Have you used any of the apps above? What preferences do you have that would help narrow it down to one option or the other?
|Nov 6, 2012, 09:44 AM||#5|
Hard case. Because a Mac is densed and when it's a Macbook Pro. Quite densed
Adobe... You may want to use Apple applications such as Aperture, Final Cut Pro.
For Adobe Dreamweaver, if you are not a user of the split design view, you may want to consider Coda 2. It is an amazing coding application.
For 3D CAD, AutoCAD 2013 but I warn you it is a ****** load of lag which is not due to your Mac but the application itself.
13" Macbook Air 2010, iPhone 4
Forever, Steve Jobs
|Nov 6, 2012, 05:26 PM||#7|
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