The One App You wish Mac had

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by whawho, May 29, 2002.

  1. whawho macrumors regular

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    With Me its MS Access, the ONLY reason I have to use Windows at this point is because I can't update Access databases . It's a bummer.

    I know there are alternatives to Access but since Access comes with the Windows Office suite and everybody knows how to use it, it's hard to convince my company otherwise.

    I now have to use Virtual PC with Access installed to update the database or just use a PC.

    I wish the MacBU would include Access with Mac Office, then I might actually "buy" it.
    ;)
     
  2. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    they won't do it.

    filemaker is way better than access will ever be. m$ would just lose development time and money.
     
  3. whawho thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know that there are alternatives, and I in no way think Access is great. I just wish there was a way on Mac to edit/open/use Access databases even if it was a plugin to another software package.
     
  4. iGav macrumors G3

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    At this very sec... Macromedia Director.......

    And Flame, Inferno, Smoke to run on Mac hardware..... :D
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I'd love to see that, but I wouldn't be able to afford it. There are also a ton of plugins for Lightwave that I'd really like to have, but they're all PC, its quite painful seeing some of the stuff created using them knowing that I'd have to get a PC to do the same.....
     
  6. iGav macrumors G3

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    I share your pain..... I tried a Flame kit once, and it was the most amazing and intuitive post package I have ever used.... it's jaw dropping in it's power and abilities....... also if you're a Flame artist the money is just incredible..... and the diversity of projects....... I'd love to do that kind of work fulltime.....

    I didn't realise that Lightwave had PC only stuff...... that sucks...... would it really be that much more hassle for them to make Mac versions of the stuff that is currently exclusively PC????
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Yes it does suck. The problem with most of the plugins is that they are 3rd Party, so its not really upto NewTek to get them mac ready. I imagine that most of the big ones will eventually get ported, NewTek buys up or packages the better ones occassionally.

    But I have more than enough to do, so I complain, but I really should just be doing....
     
  8. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    not so much wishing that it was a Mac application....but more for X...

    ATM Deluxe...

    I gotta get my font management... ;)
     
  9. gopher macrumors 65816

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    An under $500 MPEG2 burner/encoder

    Presently the cheapest solution burning more than 90 minutes of video on a single 4.7 GB DVD and be able to playback that DVD in a regular DVD player costs $550, and requires you purchase additional hardware (the Divideon by Formac) to your built-in Superdrive in that $550 price tag. If you want to use your built-in Superdrive you have to spend it appears $1000 for DVD Studio Pro. So much for built-in being easier. Media still costs a fair amount of money compared to CD-R. Oh sure I could make a VCD, but then a standard DVD player won't be able to play it back. There are encode only solutions that cost as little as $300, but require DVD Studio Pro in anycase, namely Bitvice, and then there is Mediacleaner for $550. I'd love to be able to convert my VHS to DVD, but it is looking more and more like I might have to get either the Divideon or DVD Studio Pro. Not quite the amount of money I'd really like to spend to be able to burn as much video to DVD as I have on my VHS.

    I thought maybe I could take an exisiting DVD as a template and use Bitvice to encode my video and replace the VLC file and burn that with Toast. Has anyone tried that yet? Are there any other less expensive solutions than the Divideon?
     
  10. shadowfax0 macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps I Really Aught To Enlighten you. I know, it's hard being poor...

    P.S. - I know it's the wrong 'aught', but I couldn't think of anything else...
     
  11. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    Microsoft Publisher- a great Windows app- for business users, but it's quite of use to hpome users.
    Picture It!- Better than iPhoto- allows uou to piyt ohotos uinto fun projects. And Apple hads lied- this is the one to use. Z"For pc users ther's nothing- like it at any price"-WRING- there's lots of imagve editors"
    Microsoft Works
    Encarta Refernce library- Like World book but is intergrated. It was acvaiable in a MAC version , years ago.
    Stardock Software- great customization apps- I don't think kadlidalscope is on OSX- THESE APPS CABN M,AKE YOUR MAC LOOK LIKEV SOMETHING DIFFERENT, make swets of icons.
     
  12. whfsdude macrumors 6502a

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    I speak for everyone when I say Kazaa & porno napster :p
     
  13. kenkooler macrumors regular

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    Every Windoze app I need exists for the Mac.... GIMP would be nice...
     
  14. me hate windows macrumors 6502

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    Director 8.5 is on the Mac right now. Is there a newer Windows version?
     
  15. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    Games!!

    Sometimes a little break in the workday can be fun...
     
  16. Falleron macrumors 68000

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    The most up to date version is 8.5 (available on both). However, it only runs in classic - no native OSX version.
     
  17. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    I wish there was an app that would allow me to generate feedback on the stereo's inside the 'cars' on the road that have the 100+ watt systems in them and crank the base so high that you can feel/hear it from over 50' (more like 1/4 mile in some cases). Enough of a feedback that would blow out all the speakers inside that vehicle and, I would hope, the same dumb f*cker's ears drums. Those are the same stupid sh*ts that put the items on their tailpipes to make them louder. In the end, it makes them sound like they have chainsaw motors under the hood. IMO those are the people that need to be kept from reproducing at all costs. We need to skim the gene pool here people, get rid of the dumb-a$$ed mother-f*ckers.

    Maybe you can tell how I feel about that crap... If it was legal to, I would hunt them all down and end my suffering!!! The sound of a V8 engine is one thing. Those sound systems in cars and muffler mods are just signs of protruding brows.
     
  18. JimmyMac macrumors newbie

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    I think it would be real swell if Bently brought back their Macintosh version of MicroStation. It's all we use at our firm for CADD work. Well, some of our arcitechs use AutoCAD. I guess that would be nice too.
     
  19. segastyle macrumors member

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    two that i would like to see are cuteftp (in my opinion the best ftp program i have seen on any platform) and any newsreader that operated like forte agent.
     
  20. SilvorX macrumors 68000

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    i dont think i've ever used access in my life, i've probably clicked on the link n closed it, but either than that, never used it
     
  21. iGav macrumors G3

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    Have you tried Suitcase??? sure it's not ATM but is the best thing going in OSX at the moment!! :)

    As for director..... Macromedia is really dragging it's feet with this one........ :rolleyes:
     
  22. OSeXy! macrumors regular

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    Yup. We'd still be on Macs at work if Bentley hadn't pulled the plug on MicroStation Mac.:(

    Seems stupid for them not to keep at least the Unix version going... by now Bentley would have cornered the market for Mac-based architects (and there USED to be a lot in London!) since it's the only thing that can deal with .dgn and .dwg files natively...
     
  23. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    yes....I've used it in the past...

    and I hate to sound like a snob...but I'd rather not have anything than use Suitcase...

    so I'll have to be patient...but it's hard... ;)
     
  24. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    I wish OSX had a better Navagational than delorme 6!!! It's over three years old and it is not native to OSX!!! Does anybody Know of any software that is OSX natvie?
     
  25. segastyle macrumors member

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    actually, font reserve works fairly well on os x. i like it much better than suitcase. maybe try that one out. i think you can get a free demo from their website.
     

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