Apps Suggestions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DJTaurus, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. DJTaurus, Feb 29, 2012
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    DJTaurus macrumors 65816

    DJTaurus

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    These are the apps i use. Please suggest if there is anything better to use:

    1. utorrent (sometimes freezes in quitting)
    2. Vlc for avi's/mp3's
    3. AirVideo for video stream in my iphone
    4. LogmeIn for desktop remote control (iteleport better?)
    5. iStatmenus
    6. cloudapp for img upload (free version)
    7. textexpander
    8. tagalicious (it only searches songs from itunes library)
    9. Do you suggest an alternative mp3 player to Vlc?
    10. Unarchiver for rar or sth else?

    11. NTFS for Mac,flash player and Flip4Mac.
     
  2. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

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    1. I prefer Transmission BT
    9. I like Fidelia but I listen to mostly FLAC and ALAC
    11. You forgot Perian !
     
  3. DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for mentioning perian. But i uninstalled it. Whats the use of it when i dont use quicktime player for avi's?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Try Transmission.
    I use iTunes for music, Plex for movies and TV shows.
    I use TeamViewer, which works with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Ubuntu, iPhone, iPad, etc. It's very secure and quite simple to set up and use (no messing around with ports), which comes in handy if providing remote support to those who aren't very computer literate. You can talk them through the setup on their end and be connected to them in less than a minute. It's also free for personal use. I prefer it over LogMeIn because it includes free file transfers between computers, a feature I use frequently.
    I have both, but I find iStat Pro very convenient.
    I've heard good things about it. I'm currently testing Typinator.
    iTunes is essential to me for managing my library and playing AirTunes.
    Try several and choose what works best for you: StuffIt Expander or UnRarX or The Unarchiver or iZip
    For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon[/b] (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
    For Flash-related issues:
     
  5. DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    First of all i dont know how to thank you :eek::)


    I would also love to use itunes for mp3s but...

    It loads every song in the library where i have my iphone synched mp3s (i would prefer to load the songs i want to hear in another folder not in the synched ones)...and each time i have to delete the songs i heard in order not to be synched with iphone.

    Also i tried to use Quicktime with perian in order to view movies/tv shows etc but i couldnt find hotkeys for example to set a 5sec time jump forward/backward like in VLC... i ll check Plex!
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't have to sync your whole iTunes library with your iPhone. You can select which songs you want to sync.

    Syncing music to iPod or iPhone
     
  7. DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sorry but i dont find it so easy to use :eek:

    Ok i enabled manually synch but...

    When i choose to open a song with itunes it loads it in the Music library:

    1. I want the song to load in an empty folder/space not in the music library where my synched songs are... also its kinda messy to choose repeat/shuffle to specific songs when in the same era are my synched songs and the ones i choose to hear.

    2. Each time i load the song, i have to uncheck it in order not to be synched when i ll choose synch with iphone.

    For example with VLC i choose to hear some songs and when i quit the app the list gets empty. So simple... i dont want libraries or to create playlists... just to hear some various songs from my mp3's folder.... can i do this with itunes?
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, when you play a music file with iTunes, it automatically adds it to your iTunes library. If you use selective synching, such as only certain playlists, the new song won't automatically be added to such playlists. It won't matter if the song is checked or not if it's not in the playlist(s) to be synched.

    Of course, you can use whatever apps you prefer. I'm just saying there is a way to use iTunes that won't require synching newly-added songs automatically.
     
  9. DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is there a way to stretch istat pro widget dimensions?..its too small.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What do you mean, too small?
     
  11. DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I mean if its possible to make widgets window bigger by stretching it.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It automatically sizes the window to accommodate the contents. You can't change that, other than changing the number of items to be displayed.
     
  13. DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is there any way to view/play GIF's with preview?

    Preview splits gifs in multiple photos....

    edit:

    quicklook is the answer.
     
  14. DJTaurus, Mar 1, 2012
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    Is it possible to combine 2 or 3...etc photos into one with iphoto or preview?

    I am trying but havent found anything yet...

    edit:

    found a way with textedit and screenshot
     

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