Software that i need?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fuijin, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. fuijin macrumors newbie

    fuijin

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    system:
    ibook 14.1'
    G4 1.2Ghz
    512 DDR RAM
    60gb
    Superdrive
    AP extreme

    Of Course i have iLife and Appleworks. I'm wanting to know if i should get some programs for maintanence, added features, or needed software that u use regularly. I just make sure im using everything on my first MAC that i should be so that its performing to par. If you do list programs please state what they do and links if applicable. much appreciated.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    you can always check www.versiontracker.com or www.macupdate.com for cool little apps. I particularly like OnyX, allows for some cool modifications, as well as running the cron jobs that are supposed to be done in the middle of night, when my pb is sleeping

    Candybar is great for changing your icons
     
  3. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    These aren't "necessary," per se, but I enjoy the following software:

    Proteus (for instant messaging -- compatible with AIM, etc.)
    Konfabulator (little widget things ... you pick the ones you want)
    Stattoo (time, weather, calendars, etc. embedded into your desktop)

    www.proteusx.com
    www.konfabulator.com
    www.panic.com/stattoo
     
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

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    MacStumbler
    www.macstubler.com

    A nice WiFi utility that lets you find other wireless points nearby. Faster than the Airport menu, and lets you know if there is encryption on the network.
     
  5. The Past macrumors 6502

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  6. munkle macrumors 68030

    munkle

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    There'a been quite a few threads on this so try doing a search to get a more extensive list. Here's a good thread to get you started.

    Off the top of my head, here are the shareware/freeware apps I like:

    Quicksilver - application launcher
    VLC - for all your media content needs
    ONYX - maintenance
    Synergy - itunes controller via hotkeys and menu bar
    Omni Graffle - great diargramming tool
    Backlight - superflous visual effects to impress people!
    Little Snitch - to keeps tabs on apps phoning home
    WinSwitch - saves valuable menu bar space for fast user switching
    Sidetrack - gives full functionality to your trackpad
    SuperDuper - for backups

    Sorry couldnt be bothered posting links, search www.macupdate.com for all the apps. :)
     

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