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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by footprints07, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi, I bought a MBA 13" 128gb SSD and wanting to maximise its potential.
    Want to know any software or apps that is/are useful.

    Currently I only surf the net, listen to music and watch some movie off it. Wanting to do some simple documents with it too.

    Thanks heap for the advise! :)
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    JHUFrank

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    Apr 16, 2010
    #2
    Here are a few I like,

    Transmission
    Kismac
    LibreOffice
    Audacity
    ZenMap
     
  3. visim91, Nov 29, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011

    macrumors 6502

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    For you, a *few* must-haves:
    http://safariadblock.com/
    http://hackemist.com/SafariOmnibar/#faq
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/34951/hoverzoom-safari-extension

    These are great.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    jvmxtra

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    #4
    #1 app... Alfred

    # 2 app... mac version of air video client(it's in beta but works so good)

    # 3 app... Adium

    # 4 app... builtin vpn

    # 5 app ... remote desktop client




    wish list: iMessage
    ibook
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nov 21, 2011
    #5
    thanks people, will try out some of the apps and application for sure ;)
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Apr 10, 2011
    #6
    two apps i really enjoy:

    Swackett - awesome weather program (dont need any source for weather)

    WriteRoom - 9.99 - no frills word composition
    - I absolutely love this program gotta see it and use it to believe it
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    #7
    a decent spell checker wouldn't hurt :cool:
     

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