|Feb 9, 2013, 11:27 AM||#1|
Apps for iMac
What apps would you all recommend for my new iMac?
What are the apps you use everyday that are essential, what ones do you use for fun?
Thanks in advance
Apple 21.5" iMac 2012 Apple iPhone 5S 16GB Gold
|Feb 9, 2013, 11:55 AM||#2|
Alfred (Must have!)
AppCleaner (completely remove apps)
CloudApp (online storage drag n drop)
DayOne (I use this to write down ideas)
iPhoto (great image storage)
Blender (open source 3D software very powerful)
VLC (best media player)
The Unarchiver (free extractor, must have)
Wunderlist (task management)
Others that people rave about that I don't actually like:
|Feb 9, 2013, 12:06 PM||#3|
Logic ( Only if you are into music production)
Handbrake ( DVD Ripping App...free)
VLC ( also free works with Handbrake)
Thunderbird ( alternative email client...Also free)
MakeMV ( for use with Blu-Ray drives)
I have a bunch of other things, but the above are what I use the most...Add a few games of your choice and some of the apps in the post above and I'd say you'd be good to go.
Thats Not All Folks
|Feb 9, 2013, 04:28 PM||#4|
you would either love or hate angry birds.
some astronomy apps are pretty cool. I have one called Solar Walk but I think there is a better one out now.
"Caffeine" app is great
|Feb 9, 2013, 04:39 PM||#6|
Thunderbird is a brilliant email client if you've used it on PC, but on Mac I personally prefer "Sparrow".
Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom, 100 times better than Aperture
I use 1Password and Love it!
Pages, Numbers, Keynote not Microsoft Office (you've made the move to Mac OS, why bring Windows Office Suites with you?)
AppCleaner - Brilliant for novices to uninstall Apps efficiently.
Handbrake - Brilliant for Ripping DVDs, however you don't have a DVD drive (presuming new iMac)
VLC - Great Media Player which plays everything under the sun!
Coda 2 and Transmit 4 - If you do a lot of Web Work
Google Chrome - I find Safari very annoying and frustrating, Chrome solves this.
VMWare Fusion/Parallels - for running Windows Apps from within OS X.
|Feb 9, 2013, 04:40 PM||#7|
Here's my recommendations:
* Ultradock - For floating preview of items in your dock
* Divvy - for easy sizing and location of windows
* Bartender - for management of the menu
* iStat Menus - for tracking temps, hdd and other stuff
* Clear - for simple to do lists
* Smcfan control - for fan speed management
* Clipboard history - for a list of items you have copied
* Living Earth - weather app, world time, screensaver, desktop
* Pathfinder - for a better Finder functionality
* Roboform - Password, auto complete of forms
* Tablauncher - For quick launch of programs I can't fit on my dock
64 GB iPad (3rd gen) | Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) 2.7GHz, 16GB RAM, 768GB Flash Storage | 32GB iPhone 5 | I have ordered my first iMac
|Feb 10, 2013, 10:58 AM||#11|
Why are people recommending such expensive software to the OP? Adobe Photoshop? Really? He didn't say he needed extensive photo-editing software. And somebody recommended iPhoto which already comes on the Mac.
@OP I would highly recommend that you do take a good look at the Mac App Store. There are a lot of good alternatives to expensive softwares already recommended here. For example, you can try "PixelMator". I use it constantly for our office to touch up and enhance photos for banners, business cards. Has very good layering features and blur options. Unless your office requires Adobe, you won't look back at Photoshop once you use Pixelmator. It's only $15 on the Mac App Store. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pixe...07963104?mt=12
Also, the Mac App store does show the top 10 downloaded softwares.
|Feb 10, 2013, 11:11 AM||#13|
I've had a quick look in the App Store. Will have a proper browse soon.
Apple 21.5" iMac 2012 Apple iPhone 5S 16GB Gold
|Feb 10, 2013, 07:11 PM||#14|
he didn't say there was a money limit he just said he wanted fun apps lol. Who knows he might be a billionaire. Plus lets face it there is probably a 95% chance he would *whistle* it if he does jump for it.
|Feb 10, 2013, 07:39 PM||#15|
I was using Pages and Numbers, but my company subsidized Office for Mac, so now I use that instead, and like it much better!
I'm considering get a higher end photo tool (such as Aperture), but not sure if it's worth it at this time as my only camera is my iPhone 5.
I'm not a big gamer, but I do enjoy pinball games. I picked up Zen Pinball and Pinball HD from the App Store.
May the Schwartz be with you!
iPhone 5; 27" IMac 2.9GHz Quad-Core; 3rd Gen iPad
Analog Timex watch
|Feb 11, 2013, 01:52 PM||#18|
- Photoshop - Everyday for work, studies etc
- Zbrush - Trying to learn it
- Spotify - Everyday for listen to music
- Skype - Everyday for talking to people
- Ableton Live - When I like to produce something ambient-ish
- Dropbox - It's a must
- VLC - For watching movies, tv shows etc
- AppCleaner - For uninstalling apps
- The Unarchiver - Extractor
- PokerStars - For ballin'
- PokerCruncher - For ballin' even more
- Pokertracker 3 - For keeping track of the ballin'
That's about it.
Last edited by pukingpixels; Feb 11, 2013 at 02:04 PM.
|Feb 11, 2013, 11:09 PM||#22|
App cleaner or something similar as others have said it no longer appears.
Gemini - I like this. 2 computers can sometimes mean duplicate files appear if you aren't on top of things.
Dropzone looks kind of interesting.
I might see if there is a free trial of it around. I'd love to be able to drag and drop a document and have it set up so it just automatically sends to a predetermined recipient without me needing to do anything.
And of course VLC.
Wickedly good Video Player. It was a bit dodgy a few years ago, but I love what they've done with it.
Anybody know an email app that can help me with mac mail?
G3 450 B&W, K-Lime iBook G3/466SE, PB G4 867(Ti), G4 800 DP(QS), PB G4 1.5 17 (Al), iPT 1G, 08 24 iMac, MBP 09 17, iP3Gs, iPad1&2, iP4s, '12 27 iMac, iP5s, rMBP(H) 15", Air.
|Feb 16, 2013, 07:29 AM||#23|
The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
|Feb 16, 2013, 07:40 AM||#24|
|Feb 17, 2013, 05:10 AM||#25|
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