Essential Mac OS applications

Discussion in 'macOS' started by asdfTT123, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. asdfTT123 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    I just purchased my 2.66 15" uMBP today and it's been a few months since I've owned a Mac and I forgot all of the old applications I had on it. I've currently downloaded Firefox and VLC but are there other apps that you can't simply do without? Also, is there a Mac application that can play FLAC music files?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    There are Flac Convertors such as XLD or Max.
    I'd also download Adium, Quicksilver, Skim, iStat Pro and Camino.
     
  3. gatepc macrumors 6502

    gatepc

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    VLC will play FLAC files. Listed below are some programs I use on a daily basis :

    Safari
    iTunes
    Skype
    Evernote
    Photoshop
    Aperture
    After Effects
    uTorrent ( for legal torrents of course :) )
    truecrypt
    handbrake
     
  4. dmbfan41 macrumors regular

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    You can use XLD and xACT for flac conversion. or just play them with VLC or songbird (the firefox of itunes)

    some apps i like that arent always on these lists...

    Adium
    Last.fm
    xSlimmer
    xACT
    XLD
    Filezilla
    iDefrag
    LittleSnitch
    Cleanapp
    A better Finder rename 8

    and install perian just to get the quicktime codecs.
     
  5. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

    Duff-Man

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    Duff-Man says...if you want to play flac (and other files like shn etc) without converting you can give COG a spin..free and works really well....oh yeah!
     

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