Newbie looking for Mac equivalents of PC software

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pcbogert, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. pcbogert macrumors newbie

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    Hopefully freeware . . .

    1. A program to edit WMA files and export them as MP3 files.
    2. Program to take the place of MS Money - stock & investment options not needed, just account registers and downloading from banks.

    Thanks for suggestions!
     
  2. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -pcbogert

    1. I use Quicktime Pro for edit and export, and Flip4Mac plug-in to Quicktime to read WMV files. Works great!

    2. One word: Quicken.
     
  3. pcbogert thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow - thanks for the fast response.

    I looked over Quicktime Pro and it will import WMA but not export MP3, unless I misread something.

    People have been barfing all over Quicken 2007. Is it the advanced features that bug people, or is the dissatisfaction overstated?
     
  4. epochblue macrumors 68000

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  5. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

    patrick0brien

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    -pcbogert

    Sure it'll export mp3. On the export, you need to tell it you are exporting audio, and the option will show - unless it is a protected file.

    As for barfing all over Quicken. I'll admit, I'm still running 2005 as I see no need to upgrade yet, but I believe the indigestion does come from a little bloat, and the clunkyness that comes with it. But for basics, it's very good, and youncan invoke the other features as you wish later.
     
  6. Slumbercub macrumors regular

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    You can find a lot of applications you may need at the Apple website 'Made4Mac' section or I find this site very useful:

    http://www.eskimo.com/~pristine/

    For personal finance software, I recommend iBank.
     
  7. tilman macrumors regular

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    I'm using it. It's not perfect, but it works. It's a little slow to start up, maybe because it is not an Universal Binary and I'm on an C2D iMac.
     
  8. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Picasa for Windows is surprisingly iPhoto-like. I'm not sure of its editing capabilities (Mac user), but from what I've seen it's pretty awesome for organization.
     

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