Getting a black MacBook next week.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Samelson03, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Samelson03 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2007
    Hey guys, i'm new at MacRumor: Forums. and I'm getting my first Apple machine. I'll be getting a black MacBook. And i'm just wondering what are some must have programs and widgets? I will be installing the Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. My brother has a iBook so he's gonna give me that tomrrow becuase hes home for spring break.

  2. polevault139 macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2006
    Adium seems to be a popular IM Client
    Quicksilver is really cool, even though I have only begun to tap its potential
    I use Camino as my web browser.

    Other than that those are my main three apps besides the built in ones.
  3. Helianthus macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2007
  4. LBmtb macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2007
    long bizzle, ca
    Quicksilver. Download it and spend a solid 15 minutes learning it. You'll LOVE it.

    Some of my personal faves:
    smcFanControl: must have for keeping laptop nice and cool
    gimmeSomeTunes: hotkey controls for itunes, fetches artwork, etc etc
    WhatSize: quickly see what's taking up room on your HD
    iBackup: simple and free backup app
    journaler: awesome journaling app. I use it to take notes in class and to keep a personal journal
    iTunesShut: kind of like a tv sleep mode for your iTunes/Mac
    iRecord: simple video recorder for iSight
    iStumbler: find wireless networks
    handbrake:rip DVD's
    iEatBrainz: fill in missing song tags in iTunes
    billable: nice app for keeping track of services and clients, make invoices, etc
  5. mattscott306 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2007
    I say this alot, but I really like you control, it's an iTunes addon that enables you to control your library without physically opening up the iTunes window. Neat app.
  6. LBmtb macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2007
    long bizzle, ca
    Just like gimmeSomeTunes :) Plus gimmeSomeTunes has hotkeys for a bunch of stuff, even ratings. In addition it fetches artwork AND is free. :D
  7. neyoung macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2007
    Here's a list of the software that I use. You'll find that most of it is free.

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