New to Macs... general applications?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tyoelin, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. tyoelin macrumors member

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    Hey I just bought a 17" powerbook... what kind of free basic apps do you guys have installed on your macs... like zipping utilities? media players? I dont know where to look or if a mac even needs them?
     
  2. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Your zipping utility is Finder, and you media is iTunes. I have Meteorologist, Menu Meters, TextWrangler, OnyX, Stuffit - Expander, and X-Chat Aqua. Those are all free (and vital, in my opinion) apps. Search around and I am sure that you will be able to find quite a bit more...:)
     
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

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  4. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I use TigerLaunch to have access to all my apps and ByteController for use with iTunes (lets you forward/back/play/pause from anywhere, also free). I also use Tomato Torrent for Bittorrent. All free, all available from versiontracker.com. Just go there and run some searches.

    Oh, and I use DVD Backup and Mac The Ripper - both good DVD-ripping progs. Both free too, though DVD Backup doesn't come with all the guilt-inducing warnings. Hell, it made me feel bad for ripping movies (that I owned) for use on my laptop for long trips.
     
  5. The_Man macrumors 6502

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  6. rhodest macrumors regular

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    Are there any web browsers that will let you have the page full-screen like you do on windows?
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I think Opera will let you go full screen, but I'm not positive on that one. Only about 99% sure. :)

    Opera
     
  8. allisonv7 macrumors 6502

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    Saft allows you to go full screen.


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  9. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    But you have a 17", mind as well use it for multitasking! :cool:
     

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