Must Have Apps for Switchers?!?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by GraceMolloy, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. GraceMolloy macrumors regular

    GraceMolloy

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    So I was playing with my new baby (yes the computer) and installing some "necessary apps", and I thought I would ask for opinions on can't live without it type apps for the typical mac user.

    Installed So Far
    Firefox
    Perian
    Flip4mac
    Skype for OSX
    App Zapper
    Handbrake
    Mac the Ripper
    Stuffit Expander
    VLC

    Anything else really good to have?

    Specifically USENET binary applications.

    On the windows side I am deeply in love with :
    Newsleecher
    QuickPAR
    uTorrent
    Tag&Rename


    Any information would be appreciated

    Thanks!
     
  2. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    GIMP - Graphics manipulation (like Photoshop)
    Adium - MSN, AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, etc
    ffmpegX - Video/audio conversion
    Shiira - Web browser of my choice, based on WebKit and faster than Safari
    Aqua4iTunes - In case you don't like the look of iTunes 7
    Audacity - Audio manipulation
    Burn - Disc burning
    Camino - Lightweight Mozilla web browser (like Firefox)
    ClamXav - A/V program, only if you want to protect Windows computers
    Disk Inventory X - Visual guide to your HDD
    iSquint - Windows Media and FLV conversion (and iPod if you have one)
    Onyx - System maintenance and optimisation
    Transmission svn - Lightweight Bittorrent app (but is banned on some trackers)
     
  3. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    NetNewsWire - Shareware RSS aggregator... also available in a slimmed down freeware version
    Handbrake - Freeware DVD ripper (Edit: that's probably what you meant when you said handbreak, actually)
    Transmit - Shareware FTP client
     
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    iPaste
    OverFlow
    Xchat Aqua
    Fetch AND Captain FTP for ftp (transmit sucks)
    Azureus for torrents
    Toast
    Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
    Adium for chatting
    Stuffit Expander 11
    Unrar X
    Microsoft Word/Excel
    Tinkertool
    Connect360
     
  6. ozontheroad macrumors 6502

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    Popcorn ( i think Toast 7 does the same thing)

    Quinn (tetris)

    Pac the Man X

    MacJanitor (daily - weekly and monthly maintenance scripts)

    Maintenance (like Onyx - light version)
     
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    •Little Snitch
    •X-Assist
    •ClearDock
    •WindowShade
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    UNO - to make your GUI look amazing and uniformed.
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Try Unison, though I've never used it.
    Disk Utility (Included with your Mac , Applications==>Utilities) possibly?
    Transmission
    Check out Doug Scripts which includes lots of addons for iTunes.
     
  11. ozontheroad macrumors 6502

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    here are two more games to make you feel right at home:

    . Solitaire XL (this one is quite good)

    . Mine Swept
     

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