Ive Won The Bet , Now What To Get ...?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by star555, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. star555 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    Cambodia - Thailand
    Ok so here’s what’s happened I had a bet with a friend , and if I won the bet they would buy me any ‘’One ‘’ Apple software application I wanted ( any cost ). Well Ive gone and won the bet . but as a recent convert to Mac’s and some one who is about to buy their first Apple Mac computer ( iMac 24 inch ) I really don’t know yet what to ask my friend to buy me ?, I am only really going to use the computer for general home use , but having said that I am open to other suggestions too.

    I would like to ask for the best software I can , so any ideas would be most appreciated :)
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    If you're just using it for general use, you'd probably get the most value out of getting Microsoft Office. Not a very sexy pick, but probably the most practical.
  3. JML42691 macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2007
    Do you do much of anything in means of photo editing and what-not? Because if so, the Aperture app would be a good add.
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Buy the most expensive app you can think of and find a buyer to flip it to, then buy yourself whatever you want :p
  5. jay1097 macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2008
  6. ckeck macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2005
  7. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    I can't find it now but a few years ago there was some party equipment rental inventory, point of sale management software that ran around $15,000. It was made by a computer engineer for his daughters party rental company. Look for this if you and your friend are quite wealthy;).

    I came across it because I was trying to switch my dad's system to Mac OS X. However we stayed with SCO UNIX since it was only $10,000 to upgrade our current Counter PRO software and would not require re-entering thousands of different pieces of inventory into the system and hundreds of thousands of customer rental history entries. The hardware was also cheaper since we just needed a central mainframe with dummy terminals rather than an OS X Server with iMacs connecting.
  8. boast macrumors 65816


    Nov 12, 2007
    Phoenix, USA
    sounds like your best choice
  9. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    Well here are your best choices....

    iWork '08 -- much better for home use than MS Office
    MS Office '08 -- if you need it for business use/compatibility
    Aperture -- if you want a great higher-end photo program than iPhoto
    Logic -- if you want a great higher-end music program than Garageband
    Final Cut -- if you want a great higher-end movie editing program than iMovie
    Adobe CS3 (Photoshop, etc.) -- if you want to edit photos, etc., with the best programs for it out there

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