Applications for new mac user

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    What are some useful apps for my new iMac? Also what is a good bittorrent program?
     
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    Love the veiled sarcasm. :)

    OP, Transmission is probably your best bet for a bittorrent client.

    Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper are must haves for backing up.

    Wine for running Windows exe's (at least small ones).

    Onyx for maintenance on your Mac.

    Gimp as a sub for Photoshop.

    Rightzoom to make the green zoom button make your windows go to their full extent.

    Little Snitch for stopping access from websites you deny.

    Flip4Mac and Perian for making QuickTime better than VLC and allowing you to play many formats

    coconutBattery for checking your Mac's battery

    Monolingual for deleting languages you don't use and clearing up GB's of space.

    smcFanControl for controlling your Mac's fans to cool your Mac down.

    appTrap for deleting leftover stuff deleting apps.

    There's more but that should get you started. You could search on the net for best free Mac apps or other keywords.
     
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    Though I'm often sarcastic in some of my posts, this comment wasn't meant to be and was rather honest as I had to go this route to find the guide:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/
    http://guides.macrumors.com/
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Category:Software_(All)
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Category:Mac_Software
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Beginner's_Guide - this was a lucky guess though, and I've been here for a while so maybe I knew this was the one I was looking for.

    But maybe I was too stupid to find it at an earlier step.
     
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    Nice this should get me started, i did see the sticky but it looks like the list is outdated.
     
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    You got me. ;) (I'm an older processor than you, so I still have to post to upgrade myself, and then I will be able to take those guides into my calculations.)

    I seldom surf the forums in that manner, I'm more of a spy (more like a stalker).

    At least my comment on the finding part is ambiguous and has more than one value, it's almost binary.

    I should definitely add that, the guides and lists, to my frequently asked questions, or FrAQ.
     
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    there are no good torrent programs on mac. utorrent for windows is light years ahead of the mac version. and transmission is buggy as all hell.
     
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    I don't surf that way either. I'm like you and use Spy, but I remember reading all those guides when I first got my Mac, and it's probably less time than you. :) Give me another year and I'll forget them to.

    The list is outdated, maybe, but it does give you links to VersionTracker and Macupdates, which were two of the sites I first used to find apps, besides what I had heard on MR. You can also search on MR for "best free apps" or best apps" or other combinations and find a lot.
     
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    You're probably right, I didn't need those guides, as I was already a user for four years and I just came here via AppleInsider, because AI members could not help me with my problem, due to there not being much activity though, not due to their knowledge.

    And ditto to MacUpdate and Versiontracker, those were my first stops too.
     
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