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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by khoward1972, Apr 10, 2010.
I just got my first mac what are the basic add-ons/ downloads do you all recommend?
What kind of things are you looking for? The base software does fine for most people.
Mac Beginner's Guide
Finding Mac Software
List of Mac Software
Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.
http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/ - text
http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/ - videos
http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ - text
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343-keyboard - shortcuts
bodega is a sweet app
Google their functions but I'll list my favorite and important Mac apps.
Firefox with the flash block add-on, and the streamingly vids add-on
Gimmelyrics (lyrics fetched for iTunes)
ditto everything he said, plus "Stuffit Expander"
Is that pice of software still needed?
.zip files unpack easily with the built in unpacker or even the Unarchiver.
I haven't come across any .sit files in a while anyway.
BetterTouchTool and the DeepSleep widget.
u might want to get coconut software
Cinch (Aerosnap for mac)
Coconut battery (Battery Health Info)
Firefox (for everything Safari isnt compatible with)
Open office (Free MS office alternative)
VLC Media Player (For playing windows media files)
I mainly use: