Getting a black MacBook next week.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Samelson03, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Samelson03 macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, i'm new at MacRumor: Forums. and I'm getting my first Apple machine. I'll be getting a black MacBook. And i'm just wondering what are some must have programs and widgets? I will be installing the Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. My brother has a iBook so he's gonna give me that tomrrow becuase hes home for spring break.


    Thanks!
     
  2. polevault139 macrumors 6502

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    Adium seems to be a popular IM Client
    Quicksilver is really cool, even though I have only begun to tap its potential
    I use Camino as my web browser.

    Other than that those are my main three apps besides the built in ones.
     
  3. Helianthus macrumors member

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  4. LBmtb macrumors newbie

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    Quicksilver. Download it and spend a solid 15 minutes learning it. You'll LOVE it.

    Some of my personal faves:
    smcFanControl: must have for keeping laptop nice and cool
    gimmeSomeTunes: hotkey controls for itunes, fetches artwork, etc etc
    WhatSize: quickly see what's taking up room on your HD
    iBackup: simple and free backup app
    journaler: awesome journaling app. I use it to take notes in class and to keep a personal journal
    iTunesShut: kind of like a tv sleep mode for your iTunes/Mac
    iRecord: simple video recorder for iSight
    iStumbler: find wireless networks
    handbrake:rip DVD's
    iEatBrainz: fill in missing song tags in iTunes
    billable: nice app for keeping track of services and clients, make invoices, etc
     
  5. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    I say this alot, but I really like you control, it's an iTunes addon that enables you to control your library without physically opening up the iTunes window. Neat app.
     
  6. LBmtb macrumors newbie

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    Just like gimmeSomeTunes :) Plus gimmeSomeTunes has hotkeys for a bunch of stuff, even ratings. In addition it fetches artwork AND is free. :D
     
  7. neyoung macrumors member

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    Here's a list of the software that I use. You'll find that most of it is free.
     

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