Favorite Mac Applications

arn

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Hi all...

Doing some research.... I know there have been threads like this before... but though I'd get an updated list...

What Mac Applications do you all feel are the best/coolest around?

thanks,
arn
 

Mr. Anderson

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Photoshop is by far the single best ap out there from my point of view. There isn't a single image editing/manipulating package out there that compairs.

Then all the iApps are good, but FCP is also very cool, I think its the best digital video editing software you can get for the money.

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AlphaTech

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Toast Titanium, Illustrator 10, Bryce 5, Fire as well as the app's bundled with OS X (and systems that come with OS X installed). Don't forget QuickTime 5 Pro...

One of the most usefull apps/features of all time has to be Location Manager (for up to OS 9.x), especially for laptops.

I haven't used Photoshop 7 yet, but 6 rocks, same for Quark XPress (I tried out version 5 before it was released, but couldn't take advantage of the $100 off to purchase a copy).
 

eyelikeart

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At work I rely heavily on Freehand & Photoshop...as well as ATM, Quark, Pagemaker only when I have to, Streamline...I feel like I'm forgetting something...

and for internet, it's AIM, Internet Explorer, Limewire, Hotline, Mail...
 

ShaolinMiddleFinger

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When my computer turns on, the first program I turn on is iTunes, next comes IE, then Photoshop, then Final Cut....every now and then, iMovie.
 

jaykk

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Mail and Watson..

I use Mail and Watson regularly, both are great apps.. Also, the Project Builder/Interface builder is one of the best application developer suite available under any platform..good job apple.. I compile C/C++/Java programs without any problems..
 
Favorite Mac Apps

I'm particularly fond of the shareware and haxies out there written specifically for the Mac, which include:

* Graphic Converter, a great little image manipulation/format conversion utility (altho I rarely use it);

* Sound Studio, a very functional sound-editing app;

* SPARKme, same as above;

* Application Switcher Menu, which mimics OS 9's application menu in X;

* Fruit Menu, which mimics OS 9's Apple menu;

* Silk, which beautifully smooths text;

* Tinkertool, a System Preferences utility providing control over a variety of UI functions;

* Visage, similar to Tinkertool;

* Windowshade;

* Xounds;

* A-Dock, which provides dock-like functionality in OS 9;

* iTexPod, which converts .txt files into .vcf (?) files, making them usable by the iPod. I'm currently working on putting the entire Bible onto my iPod;

* Setting Sun, a great little screen saver utility;

* Stargazer's Delight;

* Macintosh Explorer, which mimics the Windows Explorer;

* MacJournal, an e-diary applet; and

* Iconographer.

And of course, some of the great Apple apps, like

* iTunes,

* iPhoto, and

* DVD Player.

It's little apps like this that make the Mac such a fun platform.
 

Nipsy

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BBEdit & Mozilla.

Neither are very earth-shattering, but both are the best at what they do.

ProjectBuilder has to be the most powerful free app in the world.

And I know it isn't an app, but I am still in awe of OSX. I keep finding new gems...
 

agreenster

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Best OSX Apps:

-Cinema4D XL7.x

-Alias|Wavefront Maya3.5

-Photoshop 7 (duh)

-iPhoto (what a GREAT little app!!!!)

-iTunes

-Quicktime Pro (why hasnt someone already mentioned this?!?!? it absolutely RAPES Windows media Player!)

-Final Cut Pro

There's more, but these are the highlights

(havent tried FlashMX on OSX yet--has anyone? How good is it?)
 

sparkleytone

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Originally posted by AlphaTech

One of the most usefull apps/features of all time has to be Location Manager (for up to OS 9.x), especially for laptops.
what is this program??? if its what i think it is then it is in OS X too.

Apple Menu -> Location -> Pick your Poison

I use it everyday.
 

AlphaTech

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Originally posted by sparkleytone


what is this program??? if its what i think it is then it is in OS X too.

Apple Menu -> Location -> Pick your Poison

I use it everyday.
Location Manager does more then just set the network preferences, as what you listed does. You can set it to change a bunch of differnt things.
 
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