What do you use your laptop for?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by 00bolt, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. 00bolt macrumors member

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    Just bought an ibook today. Mainly its just a toy but got me thinking. I wonder what everyone else uses their laptops for. This is my first Mac and my first laptop.

    I plan to be my entire life all wrapped in this little thing. Ill store all my mp3, photos, files, etc. Try and manage my money/bills, keep up with things to do/calendar stuff, etc...

    just curious of what cool/neat things you guys do and what programs you use on a regular basis
     
  2. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    i am almost always running...

    adobe illustrator
    adobe photoshop
    adobe indesign
    iTunes
    safari
    adium

    i use my lappy for both work and fun. i sit at a desk all day at work, so it's nice to be able to use the computer at home at, say, my kitchen table or on the bed. to me, that's the advantage of a laptop...portability. :)

    i also hook it up to my stereo to listen to internet radio every evening, since my stereo is in the living room and i'm too cheap to buy an airport express. ;)

    i don't do anything really neat/cool, but i, like you, have my life all wrapped up in my laptop and i wouldn't have it any other way. :apple:
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I did use it mainly for college.

    Director
    Dreamweaver
    Fireworks
    Photoshop
    Premiere
    Cinema 4D XL
    Reason



    But now it's relegated to being a high powered web tubes access point.
    Poor Powerbook...:eek: :(
     
  4. j26 macrumors 65832

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  6. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    Surfing the information superhighway and chatting to people through Adium, whilst in bed.

    Well worth £600.

    When I am not in bed, I use the £1350 24" iMac. This amounts to about four hours a week, maximum.

    Anyone want to swap a 1GHz TiBook for a CD MacBook? Say AYE!
     
  7. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I use it as my primary computer. Damn USB 2.0 would have been nice though...
     
  8. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    I started using a laptop instead of a desktop in 2001. I've done all my graduate research on laptops, including videotape capture and data analysis. I don't think I'll ever have need of a desktop again.

    XCode
    Dashcode
    Photoshop
    FileMakerPro
    MSOffice- Word, Photoshop, Excel
    QTPro
    AppleWorks
    iTunes
    iPhoto
    FCExpress
    Safari
     
  9. SBik2 macrumors 6502a

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    i have my own laptop because my parents say I have "crashed and broke two Windoze desktops".. And i like it for the portability.
    I always am using:
    Adium
    Safari
    Mail
    iTunes
     
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I have one Windows 'top, and an iBook G3.

    I use the iBook for:

    Music
    Photo's
    Word
    Safari.
    iChat
    All on the go of course. I can't take everything on a 30 GB HD. I have my Mini for that. :)

    Windows laptop:

    Yahoo SiteBuilder
    Xfire
    AIM
     
  11. Dr.Gargoyle macrumors 65816

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    Geeky science presentations (Keynote) and storage for my raw files when I my SD card is full. Parallels when I need to work on the road (scientific work place) And the normal stuff, check email and surf the net.
    I still use my old PowerMac (Wind tunnel) at home as main, even though my MBP C2D is much faster.
     
  12. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have a laptop. :( I sure could use one for schoolwork though. And use it as a VNC viewer for my iMac. :cool:
     
  13. -::ubermann::- macrumors regular

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    this macbook has been really useful for me:
    with texshop i take notes in class, make my notes while studying and present decent homeworks
    making diagrams is still difficult though
    when im too lazy to latex i just use texedit
    ical or stickies widgets for organizing
    xcode to program c and learn cocoa
    preview mainly for ebooks,this semester i havent studied from paper a single time :)
    azureus and limewire for you-know-what
    front row for dozens of movies and tvshows that i download
    since my camera was stolen i still have the iSight
    thesaurus widget
     
  14. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    MacBook:
    Playing Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion
    Making Movies and Burning Movies in iDVD
    MacRumors

    iBook G4:
    AppleWorks 6
    Audacity
    MacRumors (sometimes)
     
  15. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Better question would be : what I don't use my laptop for?.

    Now if it only came with a vibrate function...:D ;)





    But seriously my life is on my laptop. It goes everywhere with me and gets used for more hours a day than I am actually awake....
     
  16. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    I use mine as my primary computer. I need something portable, since I'm a grad student. Hauling a desktop machine around the library seemed impractical.:rolleyes:
     
  17. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Well it's the only system that strictly runs OSX. So I use it for all my calendar stuff, contacts etc. iMac deals with the big apps, PC side deals with game dev and playing. I find the PB keyboard is just frankly THE BEST so I do all my writing on that too. Oh and my graphics tablet is in a 4:3 ratio, so it doesn't work on my dual 16:10 setup very well at all! DVD watching too. I like being close to a small screen than far away with a big screen. *shrugs*
    SO -

    iChat/MSN
    Safari
    iCal
    Calender
    Pages
    DVD Player
    iTunes (wireless streaming)
    Painter
    Handbrake (silly iMac not being able to run US discs at all)
     
  18. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

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    my MacBook Pro

    ALWAYS running:
    Adium
    Safari
    iTunes

    I used it for Graphics, Web design, Music Recording, Video editing and Photo Editing, so, obviously I need something with a lot of power. But it's great that I can bring it in bed for like, 3 hours, or on trips and stuff.
     
  19. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I use mine as my main computer so Itunes, chat, internet etc. I'm not much into the graphic side of things
     
  20. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    Mundane:
    Office
    Real Life:
    Macrumors surfing ;)
    e-mail
    music
    IM
    Keynote

    Photo Browsing/Editing:

    Apple Aperture
    Adobe Photoshop/Bridge (CS3)
    Nikon Capture NX

    Video:
    iMovie/iDVD for quick projects for friends
    FinalCut Studio for important stuff for school and personal stuff.

    and....
    for 99% of the time....
    QUINN!
     
  21. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    on my MBP
    Firefox
    itunes
    xcode
    photoshop
    blender
    FCP/Shake
    and WOW.
     

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