Macbook Pro 2.53 nice, brand new and clean... what would YOUR top ten apps be?

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  1. i_never_existed macrumors newbie

    i_never_existed

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    Hi there everyone.

    So, I bit the bullet and upgraded my black MacBook with it's amazingly burnt out screen and bought the new 2.53 unibody MacBook Pro.

    It's so nice when you have a clean, fast, new computer... anyway.

    Now I have decided NOT to use my time machine to pass everything over, instead I am choosing to get rid of various apps that in truth I hardly ever use.

    If it was your choice, what ten apps would you NEED to put on your new MacBook Pro?

    Let me know.
     
  2. alexbates macrumors 65816

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    -iWork '09
    -iLife, I still have '06
    -iTunes Library
    -VMware Fusion
    -my school email software
    -Firefox, which you can just download. So it doesnt need to be transfered
    -iPhoto Library
    -all of the standard apps that came with my Mac

    That probably goes well over 10 apps, but I would need all of them to live.
     
  3. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Firefox
    iWork '09
    Photoshop
    Final Cut
    Toast
    VLC
    Schoolhouse
    Stuffit Expander
    RAR Expander
    Adium (I wouldn't install this, but I know others will recommend it so I'm just adding it to the list)
     
  4. MAGICMOXTER macrumors regular

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    Slapbook

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22148

    allows you to move webpages backwards/forwards and change spaces and windows etc simply by tapping your laptop on the left or right side using the Macbooks internal accelerometer (motion sensor).

    Apparantly the accelerometer has loads of uses but this is by far my favourite.
     
  5. CTechKid macrumors regular

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    iWork
    Omnigraffle
    VLC
    Adobe Photoshop Elements
    Adobe Acrobat Pro
    Aperture
    Transmission
    Colloquy
    NetNewsWire
    Cyberduck
    Evernote
    1Password
     
  6. lazydesi macrumors 6502

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    VLC - for playing any formated video expect Real format
    Audium - for multi chat usage
    UnrarX - for compressing or uncompressing files
    visualHub - for converting video files to ipod or iphone format
    transmission - for d/l pirated stuff
    app delete - for deleting applications
    Open Office - free replacement for M$office Iwor$
    ilife09 - you will love it
    Quicksilver - for launching applications
    Cyber duck (if you have apple Tv) - STP client, for transferring files to Atv wirelessly
     
  7. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    How about some short descriptions for each app?
     
  8. i_never_existed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is a damn fine idea...

    Ok, let me define a little more everything.

    Lets have descriptions on every app you write down... because this is also an amzing way to find out apps that maybe we didn't know about.

    The other is that of course the Mac will have all apps that come pre-loaded when you buy it, so take for granted things like ilife/iwork/itunes/etc...

    I was thinking 3rd party.

    My list I think would have to be...

    1. CS4 (No need for a description as I am sure that EVERYONE knows what this is... and it's a must as I work in publicity)

    2. Submerge (For burning subtitles into iphone formatted movies. My girl is Chilean and needs Spanish subtitles)

    3. Transmit (FTP Client. After many many tries of different apps... transmit has to be the easiest, and cleanest client I could have ever wished for)

    4. VLC (For all those movies that are not quicktime friendly)

    5. Quicksilver (I mean come on.... it's just so beautiful)

    6. NewsNetWire (RSS Reader. Use this due to the lovely fact that it sync's automatically with my iphone... so I don't end up reading the same bits of news twice)

    7. Vuze (Bit Torrent Client. Just because I find it very nicely designed, and easy to use in comparison with other clients)

    8. Mercury Messenger (Because it supports VIDEO... thank you very much Microsoft!!)

    9. Stuffit (For all those zipped files we down/upload.

    10. Toast (CD/DVD burning at its best)

    So... what are yours???
     
  9. crazyrog17 macrumors regular

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    Flip4Mac - play .wmv files right from quicktime

    iLife '09 - awesome new program suite from apple

    Limewire - share music

    MP3 Trimmer - i make ringtones to email to my phone

    CrossOver - run applications without the need to install winblows

    Transmission - torrents and file transfers

    Senuti - return music from your iPod to the computer

    DotMatrix - spice up boring photobooth snapshots

    MacTracker - see the specifications of any Apple product... any product

    Verbalize - make your mac speak; give you the power to torment others
     
  10. MidwestStuck macrumors member

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  11. sehnsucht77 macrumors 6502

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    -MS Office
    -VLC
    -Adobe PS
    -Anki
    -latex
    -Logic Studio
    -Native Instruments Kontakt, Battery, Absynth
    -Adium
    -Firefox
    -Quicksilver
     
  12. vm7118 macrumors regular

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    vmware fusion - for windows (can even run your boot camp partition from inside OS X)

    adium - instant messaging

    skype - video messaging/calling

    vlc - media player

    itunes
    utorrent - bittorrent. only a beta for OS X right now, but i still like it better than transmission

    fluid - site specific webkit browser... i love having gmail, college email, facebook, google reader in separate windows

    microsoft word - im a college student, and this is far more convenient than openoffice or neooffice

    firefox/opera - self-explanatory

    1password - password manager, ultra secure. i really can't live without it

    handbrake - video converter, took over the reigns from visualhub once that went under... sadly, i paid for visualhub a month or two before it shut down, but handbrake is great

    PS3mediaserver - for streaming those utorrent downloads to my HDTV

    pwnage tool - to take care of the iphone stuff

    betterzip - best archive/unarchiving program out there

    caffeine - another one i can't live without. puts a coffee cup icon in your menubar; click it to fill it up when you don't want your computer to sleep or go into screensaver temporarily

    clamxav - antivirus, just to be safe

    cleanapp - thorough app uninstaller

    coconut battery - battery health/age information

    istat pro/menubar - computer statistics in your menubar, dashboard, or even embedded onto your desktop

    superduper - great backup tool

    dropbox - webdav/file sync

    dupin - powerful itunes library manager

    skim - better than preview, allows annotation

    winclone - along with superduper, very useful

    that was more than 10. sorry.
     
  13. i_never_existed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Arrggghh!!!

    How did I forget flip4mac??!?!?

    Has to be in there, you're 100% right!!
     
  14. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    These apps represent 98% of my mbp usage:

    vlc,
    firefox,
    transmission,
    unarchiver, for RARs
    iwork09
    dreamweaver
    photoshop
    MS Remote Desktop Connection for managing my windows machines
     
  15. entropy1980 macrumors regular

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    iWork '09
    Coda
    Pixelmator
    Textmate
    Evernote
    SlingPlayer
    NetNewsWire
    MetaX
    Handbrake
    Flip4Mac

    There's tons more but those are usually the first ones I load up.
     
  16. kolax macrumors G3

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    - Office 2008
    - Transmission
    - EyeTV
    - Final Cut
    - VLC
    - VisualHub
    - Parallel's Desktop
    - Adobe CS4 (in particular, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Photoshop)
    - Boxee
    - Guitar Pro
    - InsomniaX (so you can run your Mac with the lid shut)
    - iWork 09'
    - The Unarchiver
    - Transmit
    - Skim (for viewing PDF's)

    I need them all!
     
  17. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    1. iWork '09-Keynote '09 is awesome
    2. Vuze
    3. VLC
    4. Path Finder-has many more abilities than Finder
    5. App Cleaner
    6. CoconutBattery-displays info about your battery and computer
    7. DockColor-allows you to customize the color of your Dock
    8. DiskWarrior-(this really should be higher in the list, but I'm too lazy to move it :p)-directory de-frag utility
    9. Drive Genius 2-another maintenance utility
    10. Onyx-another maintenance utility lol, also allows you to customize various things, including text in the login window
    11. EasyFind-for when Spotlight just doesn't cut it
    12. Google Earth-who doesn't love it
    13. Image Smith-allows you to re-size images while still keeping the quality
    14. 1Password-self-explanatory
    15. Pastor/Wallet/RapidoSerial-to store all those serial numbers
    16. HandBrake-dvd ripper
    17. Screenium/Snapz Pro X/Screenflow-screen recording software
    18. TeamViewer-for remote support and access, also great for file sharing
    19. XSlimmer-regains valuable space
    20. Pacifist-allows you to extract installers without installing everything

    These are not necessarily in the order I would choose them, I was just going through my applications folder lol. Add Adobe Creative Suite to the list also :p.
     
  18. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Apple says defragmenting your hard drive when your using OS X Leopard actually does more harm than good, its only useful on a Windows operating system.
     
  19. lyl macrumors member

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    Final Cut
    Photoshop
    Lightroom
    VLC
    Word
    Firefox
    Msn
    iTunes
    uTorrent
    Call of Duty
     
  20. iaymnu macrumors 6502

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    Documentation? I don't doubt you but I'm sure it is an interesting read :D
     
  21. isaki87 macrumors regular

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    If you watch a lot of .avi's you should download perian. Its a preference pane that adds more format playback in quicktime.


    +1, utorrent.
     
  22. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    1) EyeTV
    2) Pages
    3) Sarafi
    4) uTorrent
    5) iChat/Adiam (use ichat for video and adiam for text.)
    6) iCal (Great for iPod Alerts)
    7) Mail (with modified sounds. It does the old AOL style, "you've got mail." :-8) CyberDuck
    9) iTunes
    10) DashBoard

    WebApps:
    1)Google Reader
    2) gMail
     
  23. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    Sorry for the double.

    Do I need to optimize?

    From Apple:
     
  24. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    That's why it de-frags your directory, not your HD.
     

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