What do you install?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chriscorbin, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. chriscorbin macrumors 6502

    chriscorbin

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    Next week i will go to my local apple store(Walnut Creek,CA) and buy a shiny new MBP, i have to find all my install DVDs for photoshop, FCP etc
    and i was wondering if you bought a new computer what would install as soon as it was out of the box
    for me:
    Firefox-duh
    Mailbox-great plug-in
    Pando-great for sending huge files
    Chax-a must have
    Aperture-best software ever
    Final Cut Studio
    World of Warcraft-gotta have games right
    iStumbler-if you dont know about it check it out
    all my widgets of course
    MS/Open Office-all work no play
    Windows media player-this is un-avoidable :(
    Wimpy FLV player- for watching vids from youtube
    Superduper-save and save often
    mac Saber-why not
    Skype-welcome to the social
    Shuttle Driver software-this thing is soo cool
    Quicktime Pro

    guess thats it, untill i realize i missed somthing huge


    What would you install
     
  2. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

    Benjamin

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    I would install after booting and creating a user... in no real order...

    Photoshop
    Textmate
    Office
    Graphic Converter
    Transmission
    Transmit
    VLC
    The Uncarchiver
    Toast
    Flip4Mac
    Persian
    3ivx
    BBedit
    QuickImage
    Services
    Butler
    MainMenu
    Smultron
    Monolingual
    File List
    3ivx
    Theora
    Chax
    Firefox
    Pithhelmat
    Acidsearch

    Custom icons
    Custom desktops
    Custom Extras.rsrc and iTunes.rsrc

    games
     
  3. risc macrumors 68030

    risc

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    Audio Hijack Pro, Azureus, Civil Netizen, EarthBrowser, EyeTV, Fast DVD Copy, ffmpegX, Fission, Genesis Plus, Google Earth, Image Tricks, iPodRip, JBidWatcher, Kitty Spangles Solitaire, KrossWordz, MacSFV. MediaFork, Microsoft Office, Nicecast, Pacifist, PuzzlePoker, Realbasic, RealPlayer, Renamer4Mac, Snes 9x, SMS Plus, Toast 7 Titanium, Transmit, UnRarX, VersionTracker Pro, Virtual II, VisualHub, VLC, WhatSize, Zoom.

    Also for QuickTime Pro and Front Row I install Perian codec pack, AC3 audio codec, and Flip4Mac.

    The apps I install change over time but these are my current ones. I used to purchase all of the Omni stuff but that has started shipping with Macs so it isn't on the list above.
     
  4. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    Replace the Windows Media Player with Flip4Mac, because WMP for mac has been discontinued, and microsoft reccomends Flip4Mac.
    Another suggestion i would make is that you download Perian, because it supports FLV.
    These two will allow you to play just about any movie in QuickTime.

    Out of the things you mention, i would install Opera instead of Firefox. Mostly because i cannot adjust to any browser since i started using it. Another thing i would install is Quicksilver, because it is amazing.
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    u will install what u need, and u will discover what u need gradually. Other ppls are other ppls after all.
     
  6. epochblue macrumors 68000

    epochblue

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    Personally, the first things I install on a new PC are Quicksilver, Adium and NewsFire (or some other RSS reader). I simply can't compute on my Mac without them.

    Beyond that, I agree with one of the posters above me that Flip4Mac and Perian are must haves.
     
  7. Osarkon macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    Quicksilver, Perian and Flip4Mac, Adium, NeoOffice (because I can't stand having to use X11 for OpenOffice and it just looks horrible), Seashore, Onyx, VLC player for those videos Quicktime can't handle, Burn for cd and dvd burning, Senuti, and Firefox

    That's all I can think of for the moment :)
     
  8. solubility macrumors newbie

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    I'll bite:
    1. Chrome
    2. OmniFocus
    3. Alfred
    4. Yojimbo
    5. Total Finder
    6. Postbox
    7. Cinch
    8. Notational Velocity
    9. Spotify
     
  9. tmagman macrumors 6502

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  10. vitzr macrumors 68030

    vitzr

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    I buy at least one new MBP each year, so I have my setup routine down cold. I set aside one full day to unbox & setup my new Mac.

    I prefer doing it in a certain order all at once. Then I'm ready to go with nothing left except to enjoy it.

    My list of software & utilities is too long to list & relevant only for my work & personal requirements.
     
  11. waynep macrumors 6502

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    I switched to my first Mac in January. I have found that I use the following that I have added:

    Kindle for Mac
    Evernote
    Virtual Box
    Pages
    MS Office 2011
    Carbon Copy Cloner
    Gimp
    TrueCrypt
    Skitch
    VLC Media Player
    CrashPlan
    Twitter
    SketchBook Express

    I also have Chrome and Firefox installed as I used FF on the PC and thought I would use it on the Mac as well. But I am finding I like Safari better so I don't use either one of those much.
     

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