Lightweight App Suggestions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Yojiirill, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Yojiirill macrumors regular

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    Okay, so I'm trying to stick with my 3GB of RAM throughout the year, and to do that, I'm going to have to be as lightweight as possible with my apps. What apps do you guys recommend for me achieving this goal, preferably ones that ARE OPTIMIZED FOR OS X? and FREE?

    Bean is the role model here. It may not be loaded with regular features, but it uses all the main Mac ones (font book, universal spell checker, etc.) that I love. Plus, even when I have more than five documents open, it hardly uses up 100MB of RAM! Try asking Word to do that :p

    So, are there any apps that you guys know of like that? The big thing I'm looking for is a lightweight mail app, but anything else would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

    Gray-Wolf

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    I have 2gb ram, and can run Apple mail, safari, and iTunes at the same time with NO bogging down. 3bg should rum must any app. Are you wanting to run windows with Parallels?
     

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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    (Al)Pine, aka the best mail client ever.
     

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