Just Hooked Up New iMac: What's Next?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LillieDesigns, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. LillieDesigns macrumors 6502

    LillieDesigns

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    #1
    I just hooked up my brand new iMac 2.0 duo core and am wondering if there are any must have updates, widgits, performance downloads that I should install? I heard there's one for making the processors run cooler?
     
  2. m-dogg macrumors 65816

    m-dogg

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    Do some furum searches for favorite apps, useful apps, etc... There are lots of threads with some very useful programs out there.

    For widgets, go to Apple.com/OSX/widegets/Top 50 or just browse the different sections to see what interests you.

    Enjoy your new iMac!
     
  3. hulugu macrumors 68000

    hulugu

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    Software update is always a good thing with a new machine. After that, name your machine, load up iTunes, iPhoto, customize the dock, and go searching Apple.com for widgets.

    Also, check out the forums to see what software people recommend.


    Oh, and have fun.
     
  4. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Get high off the new computer smell while playing with iLife apps. :D
     
  5. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

    slackersonly

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    welcome. i got my first iMac 3 months ago.
    some of my favorites

    apps (free):
    quicksilver
    flip4 mac
    neooffice
    stuffit
    clamxav
    iBackup
    skype
    mactheripper
    handbrake
    pac the man

    widgets
    istat
     
  6. hulugu macrumors 68000

    hulugu

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    Ahhh. The smell of long-chain polymers.

    I'd suggest in no particular order: BBEdit, Awaken, Album Cover Finder, iConquer, RDC, Mac the Ripper, Fetch, Airfoil (if you have an Airport Express), CoverBuddy, MacJournal, Firefox (for dodgy websites), Flip4Mac, and Graphic Converter.

    I'd suggest iStat and the Minesweeper widget (to calm Windows users ;) ).

    Also, enabling the Debug Menu in Safari is pretty handy because it let's you change the user string in Safari and pretend to be a Windows computer, or immediately change the browser to Firefox in case a website doesn't render properly.
     

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