Best mac apps for a switcher

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  1. Frozonecold macrumors 6502

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    What are some good Mac apps for a Mac switcher? Just general apps please, nothing like photoshop or aperature.
     
  2. elisha cuthbert macrumors 6502a

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    the iWork suite, VLC Media player and if you have msn or similar Adium
     
  3. Josephkyles macrumors regular

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    When I first switched AppZapper was an app I really appreciated. Coming from Windows you expect to have some sort of uninstaller.
     
  4. Frozonecold thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys, but the begginer guide really lists alot, what are the best of the best?
     
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    What do you need/want to do?

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  7. Frozonecold thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I surf the web alot and like to watch/rip videos. Other than that I cannot think of much other than work stuff. BTW: I am not a real switcher, I had a mac with OS 9 and a newer pc, I ended up using the mac till it's death, and then after putting up with the pc for a while I got a new iMac.
     
  8. j26 macrumors 65832

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    I've underlined the ones I currently use.
     
  9. Josephkyles macrumors regular

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    Snapz X pro 2! I think everyone should get this great app! It allows you to capture video of your desktop then save it in any type of format using any kind of codec.
     
  10. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i rely on Safari for web browing, Adium for chatting, and VLC media player for playing any type of media in QuickTime. Quicksilver is a good application launcher and search utility that supplements Spotlight (they are different but similar).

    welcome back!
     
  11. Frozonecold thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why would someone want to do that?
     
  12. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    Video tutorials, screencasts.. etc.

    I'd however recommend the cheaper and easier to use iShowU by ShinyWhiteBox. Google will find ya the addy.
     
  13. Frozonecold thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for your explanation.
    Why would one need an application launcher?
     
  14. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    Think of it this way. You can add a bunch of apps to your dock... OR.. if you're like me, you can hit Command + Spacebar. Type in "texm" and hit enter and launch TextMate... or "isu" for iShowU, etc. Or any number of other things with QuickSilver.. makes life easier.
     
  15. Frozonecold thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I see now, Thank you.
    Okay, what are some good maintainance and backup applications?
     
  16. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Google search for ONYX for the maintenance. All you need.

    For dvd ripping it's - mactheripper, and handbrake

    for torrents it's-transmission and Azureus

    for browsers it's -camino and Shiira

    i don't know if any of those are UB though....
     
  17. Frozonecold thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does ONYX do backups too?
     
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  19. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    I currently backup to StrongSpace.com via rsync. I find it more convenient than backing up to an external HD... though my Mac Pro will be taking advantage of a RAID array to give me around 640gig of storage with mirrors. So I'm not the best with backup "software" really. Others can suggest software for you..

    maintanance is easy... "sudo periodic (daily|weekly|monthly)" at the command prompt... occassionally
     
  20. Frozonecold thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How would one go about backing up to an external drive though?
     
  21. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    SuperDuper... just do a search on MacUpdate.com for backup and you'll find a bunch of apps that will let you sync to an external drive.
     
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  23. Frozonecold thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Frisco.
     

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