Just got my first MacBook Pro!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by aklesch, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. aklesch macrumors newbie

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    So excited and had to share

    Downloaded Chrome, Diablo 3, Starcraft 2 and a few other must have apps from my Windows days

    But now that I am on a Mac I wanted to get the communities opinion on the best apps to download whether it be the Mac App Store or online?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Congrats!!!

    best apps greatly depends on what kind of apps you want:
    • games
    • productivity (test documents, spreadsheets, slide presentations)
    • photo editing
    • movie/video editing
    • music creation (like Garage band)


    You can go to the App Store and look at most popular.
     
  3. Sital macrumors 68000

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    Try searching this forum. There have been many threads on this topic, and you'll get the information faster rather than waiting for people to respond to a new thread.
     
  4. needfx, Oct 26, 2012
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    needfx macrumors 68040

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    garage band
    djay
    adobe cs6 (photoshop, premiere, after effects flash, illustrator, audition etc)
    cinema 4d
    autodesk smoke
    final cut x
    autodesk CAD
    apple sdk
    mpeg streamclip
    iWork
    office 2011
    istat pro
    vlc
    vm ware fusion 8 (virtual machines for any OS u want)
    make sure to have at least 3 broswers installed
    -safari for coolenss
    -chrome for translating pages
    -firefox for downloads & add-ons (downthemall, flashgot)
    coconut battery
    skype
    pixologic zbrush
    pixologic sculptris
    team viewer

    in combination with ios device

    mobile mouse
    splashtop xdisplay
    team viewer
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    My advice is to not go overboard with buying apps and take advantage of things like MacHeist (which is over in 14 hours), Humble Bundle, and Two Dollar Tuesday.

    And the main reason why I say not to overdo it is because every Friday, the Mac App Store gets refreshed, and every few days something gets discounted to free. A few months ago the store wasn't that interesting, but it pretty much has changed overnight.

    CloudApp - Great for pushing pretty much any type of file to the web, lives on your menubar as a cloud that you can drag stuff to.

    Living Earth Desktop - Probably the best weather app for the Mac.

    PopClip - Works like the copy and paste feature in iOS, with a nice menu, but has all these cool plugins that you can use like exporting highlights to Evernote and the Terminal.

    Bartender - Lets you consolidate the menu bar and hide things not needed, as well as move them around.

    Alfred - An alternative to Spotlight which is much more robust, most people here swear by it.
     
  6. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    For photography, there are many apps and plugins for those apps:

    iPhoto
    Aperture
    Adobe Lightroom
    Adobe Photoshop
    Nik Software suite of plugins
    OnOne Software suite of plugins

    For many folks either Aperture or Lightroom will get the job done.
     
  7. craftytony macrumors regular

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    Congrats! Expect many years of great performance!
     
  8. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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    Congrats! Hope you enjoy it :) I remember how excited I was when I got my first Mac 3 years ago.

    As a student, Pages and Keynote are probably my most used apps. Pages is brilliant for making very nice looking documents, and nothing beats keynote for presentations.

    For keynote, it's probably worth looking at some tutorials (it definitely helped me out). See the link here:

    http://www.apple.com/iwork/tutorials/#keynote

    Hope this helps!
     

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