Beginner to MAC !! Please Recommended me great applications, utilities, and games ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by brianmacbookman, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. brianmacbookman macrumors newbie

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    Hey there everyone

    I've recently purchased a macbook pro i7 2.8ghz 15inch

    and looking for ideas on software and utilities

    please tell me all you can

    and what games i can run ( besides wow)

    hope all is well

    thx

    brian
     
  2. GGJstudios, Jan 15, 2011
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  3. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    To recommend software we need to know what it is you want to accomplish on your Mac. STEAM now runs on the Mac, in fact many games have Mac Ports.
     
  4. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    I recommend the great macrumors forums search.
     
  5. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    I bout spit my coffee when i saw that.....:D
     
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Best thing to spend time with before hunting down a bunch of apps and utilities is plain ole OS X. I was glad I did, I was pleasantly surprised at how much functionality is built into the system as-is.
     
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    This.

    besides the typical maintainence apps that most ppl recommend (onyx et al) and apps you need for more specialized purposes (archiving etc) don't bother loading up the OS with everything you can find. That'll just derail your OS X experience (as it would on any other platform).
     
  8. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    That is great advice. I've been a MAC user for a whole week now and have spent most of my time reading the various guides on this forum. This is an incredible resource. MRoogle has also been a big help. I wish there was a way to add MRoogle into the Firefox search engine tab, but I bookmarked it and that works.:)
     
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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=644754
     
  10. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Thanks, I had already seen that. I just haven't got around to doing it yet.
     
  11. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    More than a thousand apps. One simple new way to get them.
     
  12. Synthion macrumors regular

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    Are guys going to answer his question?

    OK, MAC APP STORE!!! Great source, a little lacking right now, but it will expand greatly with great apps. I have some recommendations.

    Mac App Store:
    Gif Quick Maker: Always fun to make a neat little GIF
    Video Tennis: AWESOME! It's like Kinect for XBox! For Pong.
    Minesweeper: The only thing I missed from Windows.
    OSMOS: I cannot even explain this game, the sheer awesomeness, the serenity

    NON-App Store:
    The GIMP: Like photoshop, but free!
    iWork: iW=Office x 100 - $$$$$ (You can always pirate)
    Vuze/Transmission: Two great bitTorrent clients, I would recommend Limewire, but, that was shutdown.
    VMWare Fusion: Virtualization, run any OS, (and I mean any, like obscure open-source ones), I recommend pirating, otherwise, get VirtualBox, not as good, but free!
    DropBox::D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
    If you're a developer: get XCode, NetBeans, and KOD (text editor)
    Skype: GET SKYPE! IT'S FREE AND AWESOME!
    FaceTime for Mac: Good if you have Ipod Touch and Iphone 4 facetime friends
    AirPlayer: It tricks your iPT or iPhone into airplaying to your computer instead of just aTV's (NOTE: still in Alpha, but it works)
    Sophos Anti-Virus: (For the paranoid) Free. WHY NOT!
    Wine/Wine Bottler: Wine lets you run Windows programs without emulation. WineBottler turns Windows programs INTO Mac OS X apps. AWESOME!
    ThunderBird: If Mac's MAIL app doesn't cut it, Mozilla ThunderBird is a good Mail Client. Speaking of Mozilla, FireFox is a good replacement for Safari, as is Google Chrome.

    Hope this helped.
     
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