Best apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tam1314, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. Tam1314 macrumors member

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    Hi Folks, what's your top two apps for the MacBook.
    Just got a MacBook 12 earlier this week and need to fill it up
     
  2. Tam1314 thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone on here that's not affiliated to a business
     
  3. sebaflex macrumors newbie

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    depends on your needs.. but i think what I mostly use is Spotify and Evernote.
     
  4. Tam1314 thread starter macrumors member

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    Spotify is good

    Does anyone have any other good apps they use
     
  5. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Double ditto's on "depends upon your needs". Filling up your MB with "stuff" just to fill it up doesn't make sense. I shoot photos and video so my main app's are Lightroom, Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5.
     
  6. firedept macrumors 603

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    Carbon Copy Cloner is probably one of my number one apps I use. It does an exact clone of my internal hard drives to an external drive.
     
  7. superscape macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely.

    Think about what you want to achieve with your Mac. You bought it for a reason, right? Maybe for web design, maybe video editing, recording the next number one single or maybe just browsing the web and sending the occasional email...

    Keeping the reason(s) you bought your Mac in mind, look at what the Mac has installed already, for free. If it does everything you want it to well enough to satisfy you then stop right there. No point filling up your hard drive with clutter.

    If, however, you find you're missing the ability to do something then do some research and see what software is available. As a tight fisted Yorkshireman, I always start with the free stuff first... ;-)

    That said, I flit between being an graphic designer and a programmer. When I'm in programming mode I use:

    • Xcode
    • Sequel Pro
    • Script Debugger
    • PaintCode
    • TextWrangler

    When I'm in graphic design mode, I use:

    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe InDesign
    • OpenOffice
     
  8. Tam1314 thread starter macrumors member

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    You are absolutely right. I mostly want to use it for photo editing and the odd game play.
    Away to have a look at some of your suggestions
     
  9. Evren Carven macrumors regular

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    top two apps:cool:
    I'm running a Mac mini.
    Skitch - I use it to capture screenshot and edit the image.
    Caffeine - A very small app to prevent your monitor to sleep or screensaver.
     
  10. highlystrange macrumors member

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    Evernote, Word and Due. But Word has been crashing on me lately so I'll have to use Nisus Writer Express & OmniOutliner.
     
  11. mivara macrumors regular

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    Just two apps ... that's tough :)

    Spotify and Evernote gets me through the day but the one I use the most is Divvy with which I can allocate apps to certain areas of my desktop. I use it all the time and simply cannot live without it!
     
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  13. Help404, Dec 5, 2015
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    I need to add two : Fantastical 2 is very nice and Tomahawk music player let me play FLAC and do much more with streaming music because I like lossless in FLAC :)

    EDIT I use moom instead of Divvy work well so far for me ;) and its cool just in menu bar
     
  14. Help404 macrumors newbie

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    Ow didn't know this two! Cool calendar and Locko is better than 1password?
     
  15. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    I am glad you liked the apps (vraiment ;)).
    I don't think it is better or worse. It does the same, it's clean and mature, easy to use as well as reliable.
     
  16. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    1Password and CCC. For most routine I use the Apple apps since they work well with my iDevices.
     

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