Mac App Store

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DanggxAmanda, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. DanggxAmanda macrumors regular

    DanggxAmanda

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    I'm buying my MBP tomorrow and it's my first mac so i'm new to this.

    What are some good apps/games/anything in the mac app store right now? Open to anything, thanks :)

    Note: i'm a student that's about to go to college.
     
  2. Sam2lucky13 macrumors 6502

    Sam2lucky13

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    Im a minimalist and also on my first mac but...

    a few that I like are

    1. monolingual
    2. Google Chrome should be #1 ...big fan
    3. Silverlight for Netflix is mandatory
    4. Handbrake
    5. Mac dvdripper pro for newer dvd rips
    6. Utorrent
    7. Caffeine
    8. App Cleaner
    9. VLC
    10.App Fresh
    11. Sophos anti virus
    12. Onyx and clean my mac
    13. Istat pro
    14. The unarchiver
    15. Wondershare video converter ultimate
     
  3. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

    gorskiegangsta

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    Virtual DJ
    Spin Music
    MPlayerX
    iUnarchive
    Caffeine
    Machinarium
    Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
    Galcon Fusion
    Pixelmator
    Bubble Explode
    Pinball HD
    Bejeweled
    Sparrow
    Reeder
    Pulp
    Evernote
    TextWrangler
    StuntMANIA
    Twitter
    Mahjongg
    Sudoku Uno
    Osmos

    Are some of the ones I purchased. There's lots more online...
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Helpful Information for Any Mac User
    App removal software like AppCleaner doesn't do a thorough job of removing apps. Read this.
    Sophos should be avoided, as it could actually increase your Mac's vulnerability, as described here and here.
    One app that I would not recommend, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere, is CleanMyMac. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much
     
  5. miamirulz29 macrumors member

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    if you go into the mac applications and mac app store forum, you will see plenty threads about software recommendations: http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2

    Anyways, I'll still put a list of my favorite applications:
    Growl
    MPlayerX
    VLC
    Handbrake
    Caffeine
    Evernote
    Firefox or Chrome
    Unarchiver
     
  6. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

    jlc1978

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    I concur - if you want maintenance utilities one I find useful (and free) is onyx [www.titanium.free.fr]

    There are also a couple of other good free apps from the same developer as well.

    Other apps that would be useful are:

    Default Folder X - [www.stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX] adds a number of useful features to the open file window - such as recent folders, favorite folders. Once you use it you'll wonder why Apple didn't already include its features.
    Cinch - [http://www.irradiatedsoftware.com] go full screen or half left / right by dragging a window; there's also a free utility, whose name escapes me right now, that makes the green button go full screen
    Synk - [www.decimus.net] file sync / backup / archive revisions as you make changes. the first time you accidentally delete a file or your HD barfs you'll be glad you have this. Only $10 for .edu users - well worth it, IMHO
    MenuEverywhere - [http://binarybakery.com] allows you to assign mouse buttons to bring to an application's menu at the cursor as well as add a menu bar at the top of a second monitor
    TotalFinder - [http://totalfinder.binaryage.com/] adds tabs (and much more) to the finder

    google them to get more details.
     

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