Kick Ass! Cool looking software for OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by markfc, May 21, 2007.

  1. markfc macrumors 6502a

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    Okay so my MacBook arrives at work today.

    What software can I install to show off to directors to convince them to switch to macs.

    I need a list off the coolest looking apps available to stick on it.

    :)
     
  2. pknz macrumors 68020

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  3. markfc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    Just check out my listing of cool map apps:

    http://semaja2.net/cool-mac-apps


    PS. Anything that uses the SMS will attract attention ;) smackbook comes to mind as well as iAlertU
     
  5. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I guess it really depends on what you do for work. If you are doing scientific research you may not want to show the things like joost, or poop alerts, or the trippy iTunes visualization.:D

    oh a side note: here is what I did. I called my boss and said "hey I can print off the network printers again, be it on my MBP". Then i rolled the crappy PC into the hall.
    Next week, money for my MBP and a copy of Vista (sadly)
     
  6. Vinnie_vw macrumors 6502

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    • quicksilver
    • growl
    • shift-minimise
    • dashboard
    • expose
    • your work-specific software, which may be cool or not.

    I find that the best way to impress you colleagues at work is to simply multiply your productivity and stay humble at the same time. Eye-candy is really a meaningless thing, or else we would all be running Vista.
     
  7. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    Virtue Desktops is wicked! :eek: I can't find the download link. It says Virtue Desktops no longer exist. :confused:
     
  8. psychofreak Retired

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    The developer stopped because he thought it would be wasted because of Spaces... BUT that means no more slapping desktop changes (until there is a hack for Spaces)

    Here is a link, for the latest beta :)
     
  9. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for posting that. :)
     
  10. zblaxberg Guest

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    shapeshifter is definitely a cool one as far as eye candy goes. you could also use bootcamp and put windows xp on there and show them that if need be a mac can run windows xp. quiksilver and ialertu are very nice simple apps that can be very useful. I also forgot where I got it but there is a script that will make the background of your desktop the same as a motion screensaver.
     
  11. Nym macrumors 6502a

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