Favorite Mac Applications

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  1. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    Hi all...

    Doing some research.... I know there have been threads like this before... but though I'd get an updated list...

    What Mac Applications do you all feel are the best/coolest around?

    thanks,
    arn
     
  2. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    gotta be photoshop, final cut pro, and though its kinda trite: internet explorer... oh yeah.. and lynx (if that counts)...
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Photoshop is by far the single best ap out there from my point of view. There isn't a single image editing/manipulating package out there that compairs.

    Then all the iApps are good, but FCP is also very cool, I think its the best digital video editing software you can get for the money.

    D
     
  4. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Toast Titanium, Illustrator 10, Bryce 5, Fire as well as the app's bundled with OS X (and systems that come with OS X installed). Don't forget QuickTime 5 Pro...

    One of the most usefull apps/features of all time has to be Location Manager (for up to OS 9.x), especially for laptops.

    I haven't used Photoshop 7 yet, but 6 rocks, same for Quark XPress (I tried out version 5 before it was released, but couldn't take advantage of the $100 off to purchase a copy).
     
  5. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    At work I rely heavily on Freehand & Photoshop...as well as ATM, Quark, Pagemaker only when I have to, Streamline...I feel like I'm forgetting something...

    and for internet, it's AIM, Internet Explorer, Limewire, Hotline, Mail...
     
  6. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    When my computer turns on, the first program I turn on is iTunes, next comes IE, then Photoshop, then Final Cut....every now and then, iMovie.
     
  7. jaykk macrumors 6502a

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    Mail and Watson..

    I use Mail and Watson regularly, both are great apps.. Also, the Project Builder/Interface builder is one of the best application developer suite available under any platform..good job apple.. I compile C/C++/Java programs without any problems..
     
  8. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    digital performer 3.0, bias peak, toast, and norton utilities.
     
  9. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Photoshop, first and foremost.

    All of the iApps come in a close second.
     
  10. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    My favs:

    PhotoShop 7
    Dreamweaver MX
    Bryce 5
    Entourage (sorry, I know it's m$ :p)
     
  11. Kethoticus macrumors 6502

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    Favorite Mac Apps

    I'm particularly fond of the shareware and haxies out there written specifically for the Mac, which include:

    * Graphic Converter, a great little image manipulation/format conversion utility (altho I rarely use it);

    * Sound Studio, a very functional sound-editing app;

    * SPARKme, same as above;

    * Application Switcher Menu, which mimics OS 9's application menu in X;

    * Fruit Menu, which mimics OS 9's Apple menu;

    * Silk, which beautifully smooths text;

    * Tinkertool, a System Preferences utility providing control over a variety of UI functions;

    * Visage, similar to Tinkertool;

    * Windowshade;

    * Xounds;

    * A-Dock, which provides dock-like functionality in OS 9;

    * iTexPod, which converts .txt files into .vcf (?) files, making them usable by the iPod. I'm currently working on putting the entire Bible onto my iPod;

    * Setting Sun, a great little screen saver utility;

    * Stargazer's Delight;

    * Macintosh Explorer, which mimics the Windows Explorer;

    * MacJournal, an e-diary applet; and

    * Iconographer.

    And of course, some of the great Apple apps, like

    * iTunes,

    * iPhoto, and

    * DVD Player.

    It's little apps like this that make the Mac such a fun platform.
     
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Favorite Mac Apps

    Why on earth would you want that?
    Don't like the finder?
     
  13. billiam0878 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure if its my favorite program, but I really like Toast Titanium (with Jam).

    Bill
     
  14. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    BBEdit & Mozilla.

    Neither are very earth-shattering, but both are the best at what they do.

    ProjectBuilder has to be the most powerful free app in the world.

    And I know it isn't an app, but I am still in awe of OSX. I keep finding new gems...
     
  15. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    Best OSX Apps:

    -Cinema4D XL7.x

    -Alias|Wavefront Maya3.5

    -Photoshop 7 (duh)

    -iPhoto (what a GREAT little app!!!!)

    -iTunes

    -Quicktime Pro (why hasnt someone already mentioned this?!?!? it absolutely RAPES Windows media Player!)

    -Final Cut Pro

    There's more, but these are the highlights

    (havent tried FlashMX on OSX yet--has anyone? How good is it?)
     
  16. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    what is this program??? if its what i think it is then it is in OS X too.

    Apple Menu -> Location -> Pick your Poison

    I use it everyday.
     
  17. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Location Manager does more then just set the network preferences, as what you listed does. You can set it to change a bunch of differnt things.
     
  18. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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