What software do you use?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Baseline, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. Baseline macrumors member

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    As I'm planning to get a Powerbook once they release the next model, I figure it's time I start learning a bit about what software I should get.

    I've never had a Mac before, so I'm just wondering, what software does everyone run/love? Just a sampling of your favourite programs or OS X hacks would be fantastic.
     
  2. buffsldr macrumors 6502a

    buffsldr

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    Photoshop
    dreamweaver
    internet explorer
    flash
    microsoft office
    the iApps
    quicktime
    transmit (ftp)
     
  3. Beej macrumors 68020

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  4. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    igetter (download manger)
    duality (theme changer)
    final cut pro 3 (pro movies editor)
    quake 3
    unreal
    pitbull pro (hotline clone)

    web browsers
    omniweb ( simply the best)
    or chimera ( getting there)

    audion (mp3 player)
    and illustrator 10 and photoshop if your into that sort of thing
    although illustrator is kinda slow

    But welcome to the mac community and I hopw you enjoy years of simple crash free computing

    APPLE FOR LIFE
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    Photoshop
    Illustrator
    Final Cut Pro
    Newtek Lightwave
    Quark
    Flash
    Dreamweaver
    Golive
    Cleaner
    Starry Night Pro
    DragThing
    and
    MS Office

    These are the ones I use on a regular basis.
     
  6. britboy macrumors 68030

    britboy

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    photoshop
    quark
    the iApps
    toast
    omniweb
    stuffit
    final cut pro
    transmit
    office
    virtual pc
    pitbull pro
     
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Office X
    Photoshop 7
    Dreamweaver 4
    Flash 4/5
    Fireworks 4
    Bryce 5
    Swish 3D
    iApps - iPhoto, iDVD, iTunes (Great with the iPod), iMovie
    Limewire
    Toast Titanium (For burning CD'z)
    Samba (To share filez with my Windows network)
    Virtual PC 5
    Norton AntiVirus 8
    ...and some other bits and pieces...
     
  8. kishba macrumors 6502a

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    When I'm working on something:

    Photoshop 7
    Final Cut Pro 3
    After Effects 5.5
    Office X
    BBEdit
    iApps
    Limewire
    Sputnix
    Toast Titanium
    Transmit
    Virtual PC 5

    Open all the time:

    Adium (AIM client--the best)
    OmniWeb (the bestest browser)
    Mail
    MacJournal
    Watson

    These are some incredible programs... I suggest you try out as many of them as you can!
     
  9. Taft macrumors 65816

    Taft

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    OmniWeb
    Mozilla
    iTunes
    Fire
    XDarwin and a bunch of open source sw
    Mail
    Quicktime
    Palm Desktop
    Project Builder
    Graphic Converter

    And they are all free/shareware!!

    The only software I uswe that isn't free is Mathematica and IDEA (a Java dev tool).

    Matthew
     
  10. buffsldr macrumors 6502a

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    Just tried transparent dock and it is too cool. I showed my wife, watch this, and ran my mouse over the dock (zoom effect on for maximum coolness). I simply got a "hmmmm".

    By the way beej, what is your graphic?
     
  11. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    software I use regularly

    Adobe Photoshop 6 & 7
    Macromedia Freehand 8,9 & 10
    QuarkXpress
    Adobe Illustrator 9
    ATM Deluxe
    Adobe Pagemaker (only when I have to!)
    Microsoft Outlook Express
    Adobe Streamline
    Simpletext (it's great for leaving notes on jobs!)
    Virex
    iTunes
    iPhoto
    Internet Explorer
    AIM
    Fire
    Mail
    LimeWire
    Hotline Client
    Norton SystemWorks
    Stuffit Deluxe

    let me think if there's more... ;)
     
  12. jefhatfield Retired

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    outlook
    internet explorer
    netscape navigator
    photoshop 5.5
    illustrator 8.0
    pagemaker 6.5
    appleworks
    quicktime

    i would like to get mac office 2001 and abobe acrobat 5.0 full version and that would round things out nicely

    i only have an old rev. a ibook so premiere, final cut pro, and high end games are out of the question...but if i had high end 14.1 inch ibook or tibook, then i would reconsider
     
  13. Baseline thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the responses!

    I guess I shouldn't be surprised to see so many graphic design packages listed. I wish I was actually into that stuff :)

    Taft: How well does XDarwin work? In the PC world, I run a dual-boot Linux/Windows machine, so I'm very interested in running a lot of my Linux software under OS X. Does it simply let you run an X program from the terminal without rebooting the machine? And have you been able to install/run any QT programs with it?

    And what ICQ clients do people use? I noticed Kishba saying you used Adium for AIM, but everyone I know is on ICQ. I'm aware that there is an OS X ICQ client, but I haven't heard of anyone using it, or of any adequate competing software.

    Thanks again!
     
  14. kishba macrumors 6502a

    kishba

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    I'm fairly certain "Fire" supports ICQ (along with the aol network)

    i used it once before but since i only use aol instant messenger i didn't keep it when i got a new computer

    i'm there are other programs like fire that will work with icq
     

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