Best mac apps for a switcher

Frozonecold

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What are some good Mac apps for a Mac switcher? Just general apps please, nothing like photoshop or aperature.
 

Josephkyles

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When I first switched AppZapper was an app I really appreciated. Coming from Windows you expect to have some sort of uninstaller.
 

Frozonecold

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Thanks guys, but the begginer guide really lists alot, what are the best of the best?
 

Frozonecold

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balamw said:
What do you need/want to do?

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I surf the web alot and like to watch/rip videos. Other than that I cannot think of much other than work stuff. BTW: I am not a real switcher, I had a mac with OS 9 and a newer pc, I ended up using the mac till it's death, and then after putting up with the pc for a while I got a new iMac.
 

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Frozonecold said:
I surf the web alot (Camino is my choice at the moment, but Firefox and Safari are good) and like to watch/rip videos (Mactheripper and Handbrake are your friends). Other than that I cannot think of much other than work stuff (NeoOfice is good and free, but you could also consider iWork or MS Office). BTW: I am not a real switcher, I had a mac with OS 9 and a newer pc, I ended up using the mac till it's death, and then after putting up with the pc for a while I got a new iMac.
I've underlined the ones I currently use.
 

Josephkyles

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Snapz X pro 2! I think everyone should get this great app! It allows you to capture video of your desktop then save it in any type of format using any kind of codec.
 

pianoman

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i rely on Safari for web browing, Adium for chatting, and VLC media player for playing any type of media in QuickTime. Quicksilver is a good application launcher and search utility that supplements Spotlight (they are different but similar).

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Frozonecold

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Josephkyles said:
Snapz X pro 2! I think everyone should get this great app! It allows you to capture video of your desktop then save it in any type of format using any kind of codec.
Why would someone want to do that?
 

DXoverDY

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Frozonecold said:
Why would someone want to do that?
Video tutorials, screencasts.. etc.

I'd however recommend the cheaper and easier to use iShowU by ShinyWhiteBox. Google will find ya the addy.
 

Frozonecold

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DXoverDY said:
Video tutorials, screencasts.. etc.

I'd however recommend the cheaper and easier to use iShowU by ShinyWhiteBox. Google will find ya the addy.
Thank you for your explanation.
i rely on Safari for web browing, Adium for chatting, and VLC media player for playing any type of media in QuickTime. Quicksilver is a good application launcher and search utility that supplements Spotlight (they are different but similar).
Why would one need an application launcher?
 

DXoverDY

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Frozonecold said:
Thank you for your explanation.Why would one need an application launcher?
Think of it this way. You can add a bunch of apps to your dock... OR.. if you're like me, you can hit Command + Spacebar. Type in "texm" and hit enter and launch TextMate... or "isu" for iShowU, etc. Or any number of other things with QuickSilver.. makes life easier.
 

Frozonecold

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DXoverDY said:
Think of it this way. You can add a bunch of apps to your dock... OR.. if you're like me, you can hit Command + Spacebar. Type in "texm" and hit enter and launch TextMate... or "isu" for iShowU, etc. Or any number of other things with QuickSilver.. makes life easier.
I see now, Thank you.
Okay, what are some good maintainance and backup applications?
 

quigleybc

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Frozonecold said:
I see now, Thank you.
Okay, what are some good maintainance and backup applications?

Google search for ONYX for the maintenance. All you need.

For dvd ripping it's - mactheripper, and handbrake

for torrents it's-transmission and Azureus

for browsers it's -camino and Shiira

i don't know if any of those are UB though....
 

Frozonecold

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quigleybc said:
Google search for ONYX for the maintenance. All you need.

For dvd ripping it's - mactheripper, and handbrake

for torrents it's-transmission and Azureus

for browsers it's -camino and Shiira

i don't know if any of those are UB though....
Does ONYX do backups too?
 

DXoverDY

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Frozonecold said:
I see now, Thank you.
Okay, what are some good maintainance and backup applications?
I currently backup to StrongSpace.com via rsync. I find it more convenient than backing up to an external HD... though my Mac Pro will be taking advantage of a RAID array to give me around 640gig of storage with mirrors. So I'm not the best with backup "software" really. Others can suggest software for you..

maintanance is easy... "sudo periodic (daily|weekly|monthly)" at the command prompt... occassionally
 

Frozonecold

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DXoverDY said:
I currently backup to StrongSpace.com via rsync. I find it more convenient than backing up to an external HD... though my Mac Pro will be taking advantage of a RAID array to give me around 640gig of storage with mirrors. So I'm not the best with backup "software" really. Others can suggest software for you..

maintanance is easy... "sudo periodic (daily|weekly|monthly)" at the command prompt... occassionally
How would one go about backing up to an external drive though?
 

DXoverDY

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Frozonecold said:
How would one go about backing up to an external drive though?
SuperDuper... just do a search on MacUpdate.com for backup and you'll find a bunch of apps that will let you sync to an external drive.