Top 5 applications

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JW8725, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok so lets be having it, what are the top 5 must have applications for the mac?
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    over all best

    FireFox, iTunes,Spotlight,iChat,Pages

    apps made by apple
    1 iTunes
    2 Spotlight
    3 iChat
    4 Pages
    5 Dashboard tied with Safari


    Apps not made by apple
    1 FireFox
    2 neooffice(never word)
    3 aim( if there was no ichat)
    4 Camino
    5 photoshop
     
  3. Josh macrumors 68000

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    I'm only going to list non-standard apps that don't come with a new Mac (the ones that do come with it are must-haves, but they are also DO-haves hehe).

    Adium,Subetha Edit, CSSEdit, Transmit, Aquisition.
     
  4. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    #5
    iLife
    Microsoft Office (sorry!)
    Keynote
    Photoshop Elements
    Superduper

    if bundles don't count:
    iPhoto
    iTunes
    Excel (sorry)
    Word (sorry again)
    Keynote
     
  5. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

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    ASIDE from the iapps, ilife, and iwork.....delicous library, shapeshifter, candybar, VLC media player (used to play .avi's) limewire ( :eek: ) aaaaaaannnnd.....onyx (system maintenance utility)....this is a personal favorites kinda thing isn't it?
     
  6. chameeeleon macrumors 6502

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    I'm excluding iLife stuff and Tiger stuff
    5. Comic Life
    4. Pages and Keynote (tie)
    3. Photoshop Elements
    2. Word and Final Cut Express (tie)
    1. Adium

    Honourable mentions: Quicktime Pro, Wallet (great not only for remembering serial #s/passwords, but also for making all sorts of lists and syncing them with my iPod) and Azureus
     
  7. JW8725 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Adium is indeed fantastic, though it used to crash too much before. Now since i've downloaded the patch seems more stable! Just love it when the goose pops up and flaps its wings on a message...rock on!
     
  8. debroglie macrumors 6502a

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    I believe that it is actually a duck ;)

    At any rate, my list goes:

    1. Adium
    2. Deerpark
    3. Indesign :)p)
    4. Word
    5. Mail
     
  9. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    Adium
    Skype
    MPlayer
    Dreamweaver
    Carbon Copy Cloner

    IF you include Apple apps:

    iTunes
    Safari
    Mail
    Adium
    Skype
     
  10. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    • smultron
    • adium
    • skype
    • Photoshop elements 2 or 3
    • VLC
     
  11. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    I second that!
    A great little app. I have already done a small 5 page comic with photos from a charity presentation - finished it in 3 hours (from knowing nothing about the app) and had a result back in the function before it finished (to complement the more serious DVD that I assembled from slides & clips).

    Also ...

    2. Adium
    3. Elements
    4. Office
    5. Motion
     
  12. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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  13. liketom macrumors 601

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    Real Player LOL only kidding

    Kiss Mac Link - so i can stream all my dvd's to me tv
    Firefox
    D-Vision 3
    NeoOfficeJ
    :D
     
  14. jsalzer macrumors 6502a

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    Mine

    Hmm - now I have to go look up some of the ones you've mentioned and see what in the world they are. Adium has ducks, huh? I guess you can't go wrong, as long as it's rubber duckies. ;)

    For Usefullness
    1. iCal (I know, I know - leave me alone.)
    2. Pages
    3. AppleWorks (yes, still)

    For Making Life a Little Easier
    1. iSync (if we add back in the parts that were moved over to system prefs)
    2. Snap-N-Drag
    3. Impression

    And for fun:
    1. War Extreme 2005.
    2. Folding@Home
    3. FileMaker Pro
     
  15. iBonzo macrumors newbie

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    1) iTunes by far. Its just really that awesome
    2) Adium. Its free. Its really cool looking, its ducks. What else could I want?
    3) Mail. Unlike some people, I really like the new look of mail. I use it all the time
    4) Safari. The best webbrowser. Now that its opensourced, its fantastic.
    5) Photoshop. No explination needed.
    6) Xcode. Great IDE.

    Those are pretty obvious. Here are some of my other ones i like that are less obvious.

    Colloquy. IRC Client.
    Firefox. Good alternate browser.
    SubEthaEdit. The best text and code editor.
    Cyberduck. Free, good ftp client.
    QuickTunes. I made it so why not a little free advertising.
    Lanuchbar. Must have.
     
  16. eva01 macrumors 601

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  17. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    #18
    1:Final cut Pro HD
    2:photoshop CS
    3:Shake
    4:After Effects
    5: DVD Studio Pro
    :D
     
  18. BollywooD macrumors 6502

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    #19
    Some of my favourites:

    Toast
    CandyBar
    Xmenu
    MailUnreadStatusBar
    WhatRoute
    DropDMG

    :)
     
  19. zap2 macrumors 604

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    #20
    Why did u not put iWork in a bundle( keynote and Pages)
     
  20. jsalzer macrumors 6502a

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    um, uh

    Perhaps he doesn't like Pages? Or at least not enough for it to be in his top 5. Those of us who do seem to be in a minority.

    Besides - you didn't bundle iWork in your list.... ;)
     
  21. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    #22
    1. XCode
    2. Blender
    3. Reversi Dashboard Widget
    4. Safari
    5. iTunes
     
  22. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    My favorite will be:

    1) iTunes
    2) Adobe Photoshop
    3) Safari
    4) Mail
    5) iChat (all of my friends use AIM)

    Also Batler, its SO COOL. There is many more but this is about only top five :(
     
  23. Solafaa macrumors 6502a

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    Apps made by apple:

    1- OSX Tiger
    2- iTunes
    3- iPhoto
    4- Safari
    5- Dashboard/spotlight

    Apps not by apple:

    1- World of warcraft
    2- Toast
    3- Office 04 (yes yes its a good app)
    4- Adobe
    5- VLC/MPlayer
     
  24. HiRez macrumors 603

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    The apps I'd really be lost without: iTunes, Xcode/IB, InDesign, Photoshop, and World of Warcraft.

    There are lots of other great apps I use every day such as TextWrangler, Safari, Unison, Cinema4DXL, After Effects, and Keynote. But there are decent alternatives available for those, if I had to.
     

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