Best Apps Utilities and customisation for your new mac pro!?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jamesedward, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. jamesedward macrumors member

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    So your new mac pro is on its way! whats the best Apps Utilities and customisation to enjoy on it?

    I totally recommend Connect360

    http://www.nullriver.com/products/connect360

    I use it daily, you can stream movies from movies folder over your wifi to a xbox360

    if you someone that plugs you mac to TV a lot its totally worth it.
     
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  3. jamesedward thread starter macrumors member

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    Of corse it can, thats not really the point.
     
  4. harlem macrumors member

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    cool idea, i'd like to know whats like the "must have" apps to install.

    i heard "little snitch" is kind of popular
     
  5. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    It's useful for preventing applications from "calling home" when entering a serial number to activate them ;)
     
  6. harlem macrumors member

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    ok so i don't need it my software is legit :D...but hey one never knows :p
     
  7. jamesedward thread starter macrumors member

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  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    iStat Menu is the first thing I install on every Mac.
     
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Have you tried smcFanControl? It's really neat to be able to control the fan at the right speeds at the right times.
     
  10. Jaxdialation macrumors regular

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    Gotcha, I was tactfully explaining that Mac Apps are Mac Apps. And this is covered over and over in that forum.

    Is there any upgrade or application which is distinctive to the Pro?

     
  11. donw35 macrumors regular

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    I would add MenuMeters free and Secrets also free and VMware
     
  12. jamesedward thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah obviously, Mac Apps are Mac Apps.

    I thought seeing as many people such as myself have a nice new mac pro on the way that it might be interesting to see whats out there to utilise there new purchase
     
  13. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    re Little SNitch: In general, its nice to have something sniffing your network looking for network transfers. Even if your software is legit, this can be really useful finding spyware, etc. etc.
     
  14. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    I don't think that there are any apps that are special for the Pro.

    Anyway, Little Snitch, CCC for bootable backups and Dropbox are on all my computers. Very useful tools.
     
  15. mism macrumors member

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    Another vote for iStat Menu. Nothing better than seeing little graphs of all your cores processing like crazy.
     
  16. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    That's a lot of money for watching some little graphs about CPU utilisation, especially considering that iStat Pro for the dashboard is free. ;)
     
  17. Jaxdialation macrumors regular

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    Unless the software was free.

     
  18. mism macrumors member

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    Having just spent £4289 on a Mac I don't think £10 counts as a lot of money ;)

    I believe Menu Meters is another free alternative, not tried it as yet.
     
  19. reel2reel macrumors 6502a

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    Must-have app's for me:

    SuperDuper

    Default Folder X

    Max

    MacTheRipper

    Toast Titanium*

    *This might not be useful to some, but I work in the video industry, so it's a swiss army app for me. I use it constantly for making and burning DVD disc images. You can also batch export various video formats. For personal use, it's great for archiving DVD movies. You can easily burn directly from a VIDEO_TS folder and merge VIDEO_TS folders, copy/make a disc image, shrink, etc. You need MacTheRipper if you're backing up your protected DVD's, though. Oh another thing...Toast muxes MPEG-2 and ac3 files (without re-encoding) which is sweet.
     
  20. jamesedward thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions!

    I found some really interesting stuff, keep um coming!
     

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