How can I improve my Macbook experience?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Nevzorus, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2012
    I LOVE my Macbook Air. I got one a week ago from school and it is absolutely fantastic. Is there any good add-ons, any good apps etc I can download to make it better to use? There's probably a few threads like this one but I want to get new and fresh answers because there might be NEW good add-ons that came a month ago. :)
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2006
    Add some extensions on Safari.

    Found here: Safari --> Safari Extensions

    I personally like the Gmail notify, Ad-Blocker, and Click-to-Flash.

    You might also want to check out for much much much more useful tips.
  3. macrumors demi-god


    Nov 7, 2009
    Irvine, CA
    I second click to flash, but I use click to plugin. Same thing, but with all plugins. As blocker is great. I have my iPhone for mail notification.
  4. macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    If you like using the trackpad, and you like using gestures, then you should get this app called BetterTouchTool. You can configure your own gestures (the possible variations are almost endless) to execute whatever command you want. For example, when I'm browsing on Chrome / Firefox / Safari, three finger swipe left or right will switch tabs left or right, and a three finger tap acts as middle click (to open link in new tab). BetterTouchTool really makes me love my Macbook Air and especially the trackpad.
  5. macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    i agree with what most people post.
    i personally prefer Chrome to safari or Firefox.
    In my experience firefox eventually slows your machine to a grinding halt - isn't that what we switched to OSX from Windows? No thanks :p

    I'm willing to give Safari another try once 10.9 comes out - actually really excited about some of the features they underscored at the keynote!

    I really like adblock, mightytext and

    in addition i love History Eraser, Command-click fix (essential if you use chrome and shop on Amazon - or any other site that breaks "command-click to open in a new window"... rotten tomatoes is another one, but there are many)

    if you're a student, definitely check out evernote and workflowy if you haven't already. I am a law student and i love both.

    i'll post more if i think of them
  6. macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2010
  7. macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2012
    My mid 12 MBA was my first mac, but thus far my experience has been beyond expatiations. Really the only three reason I bought it was the trackpad, AC adaptor, and battery life. I think the biggest addition for mine was parallels with window7 pro being added for the two programs I need to use from time to time. Oh and a sleeve case from SFbags. Best money spent on it.
  8. macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2013
    The Republic of Texas
    #8 is the best browser extension I have encountered. It blocks out the hundreds of nonsense ad requests you get every single time you browse. I'm having a web experience that is fluid and responsive. My battery life has increased due to the fact the browser has to work less to render content. Also, get Opera.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
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    Jan 14, 2011
  11. macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2013
  12. Nevzorus, Sep 24, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2013

    thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2012
    Thanks guys! I really appreciate it. :)

    Edit: I use Safari.
  13. macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2009
  14. macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    We could all have lived without this post.
    At least his statement was helpful.:p

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