Just got my MBP -- software recs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DodgerBlue, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. DodgerBlue macrumors newbie

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    I just got my C2D. Really excited about it. Can anyone recommend some software for the following:

    Instant Messaging (AIM)
    BitTorrent
    Any other apps that you recommend or perhaps a listing (here or elsewhere) of popular (free) mac apps

    Sorry if this has been asked about before.

    -A proud convert
     
  2. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Most people seem to swear by Adium for AIM as well as xtorrent. Personally i use Opera for my torrent needs and use yahoo and msn messengers since both are now universal.
    You might also want Appdelete. This essentiall uninstalls apps you no longer want or installed on error.

    Enjoy your mac
     
  3. manosaurus macrumors 6502

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    You'll need an app. called flip4mac to stream video from certain sites like cnn.com and such. The video on those sites is designed to play through WMP and flip4mac allows the video to play through Quicktime.

    Also, I like to know the temps of my notebook so I installed CoreDuoTemp.

    And, iPodBackup is pretty cool if you have a video iPod and want to backup your data in your home folder to your iPod.
     
  4. nevir macrumors regular

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  5. DodgerBlue thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the answers, guys! I found a thread in another folder and also downloaded azureus and adium. I'll check out some of the others soon.
     
  6. thiagofll macrumors member

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    I also switched from Windows to Mac 1 year ago. Here are the " mac version" of some Windows softwares:

    Toast Titanium 7.1= Nero Burning Rom
    Adium (all in one instant messenger aim, icq, msn, yahoo etc)
    Audacity (if you want to edit mp3s)
    Flip4mac= Windows Media Player
    Mactheripper=copy dvd
    NeoOffice=Microsoft Office (Neo Office is much better than the Microsft Office 2004 bc it is universal binary)
    real player=real player
     
  7. wok macrumors member

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    hi, i'm a long time mac user, just thought this link might be helpful for new mac users.

    http://www.opensourcemac.org/

    its a great list of (obviously) opensource/free high-quality mac apps.

    adium is amazing, especially if you have more than one AIM account or various other IM services. However, iChat (which comes with your mac) is pretty damn good, especially after installing chax (http://www.ksuther.com/chax/) which will give it tabbed message windows, among other things.

    as far as torrents go, I highly highly recommend transmission (although azureus is good for more power users). I suggest getting the beta of transmission from here: http://chucker.mystfans.com/opensource/transmission/

    just scroll to the bottom and get Transmission-0.7-svn-r993.dmg

    I've been using it for weeks and it hasn't given me any problems.

    hope you enjoy your new MBP! and let me know if you have any other software needs.
     
  8. thicke macrumors newbie

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    Virtue Desktops hosting provider had some issues the pat few days. Their website was still down tonight. If you really want it, go to Version Tracker and download it through their link.. The download links are still good, the Wordpress install they're using is just down.
     
  9. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    Transmission is my favorite BitTorrent app! It works great and it's a snazzy looking program. A few trackers have banned Transmission for some reason, so I use Tomato when I encounter those.

    Also check out Transmit if you want an awesome FTP application! :D Transmit is shareware though.
     
  10. PygmySurfer macrumors 6502

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    Xtorrent is a nice new BitTorrent client, currently in beta.
     
  11. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    That app looks a lot like Acquisition... is it made by the same author?
     
  12. filipv macrumors newbie

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  13. nevir macrumors regular

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    yup
     
  14. holdencaulfield macrumors member

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    web development tools?

    That link to the open source mac is great! Thanks!

    What would you all recommend for essential web developer tools? I'm sure there are a lot of web developers here - - what do you use?
    I'm interested in free software, but if something is really great, I'm willing to pay. Any recommendations?
     
  15. Machead III macrumors 6502

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    Azuereus is THE BitTorrent app. No need for anything else.
     
  16. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Just a shame its Java...
     
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  18. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I use Azureus for my bittorent client.

    No, if you're in Mac OS X then your windows partition cannont get infected

    With no internet surfing/emails on windows then you should be ok, but you'll want the firewall on and continue to update windows if you are even connected to the internet.
     
  19. PygmySurfer macrumors 6502

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    Yup! Same author as Newsfire and Inquisitor, as well.

    http://www.newsfirex.com/blog/
     

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