MBP arrives tomorrow -- what do you suggest

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  1. Nychot, Sep 26, 2011
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    Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    In terms of freeware utilities etc. Its an early 2011 13" i5.
     
  2. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    Judging by the thread title, you may want to check this app out :)
     
  3. Nychot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lol. Thats what happens when i type on tne ipad at the same time trying to watchthe steelers-colts game. Cant edit subject heading. I tried.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can edit your thread title using this tip.
     
  5. inaka macrumors 6502

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    Downgrade the OS from Lion to Snow Leopard if you can. :D

    **Puts on flame suit and runs away!**
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Lol lion isn't that bad :p
     
  7. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Go steelers!!

    But seriously the freeware I use the most are:

    VLC (plays video files)
    The Unarchiver (decompresses files)
    Handbrake (converts movie files/rips DVDs)
    Sugarsync (syncs files to an online server so you can have them anywhere)
    Logmein (allows remote log in to mac from any computer)
    Spotify (free for ad supported version, I pay for a subscription. Basically allows you to listen to any song... ever. I love it)

    There's tons more. You can do some searching around on google to find apps that fit your needs when you get the MBP

    I actually really like Lion, I guess its just a personal opinion thing. OP, give it a try.. I think you will like it
     
  8. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats on the purchase! Personally, I like OS X Lion. ;)

    On a fresh install I always get these apps right away...


    Transmission
    VLC Media Player
    Adium
    X-Chat Aqua
    Dropbox
    Evernote
    Google Chrome

    That's about it. :)
     
  9. Nychot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its a reconditioned so it comes with snow thank god. I still use office 04 which doesnt work with lion.
     
  10. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    my refurb came with lion
     
  11. wikus macrumors 68000

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    Onyx
    That should be the first application EVERYONE installs on their mac.

    RightZoom
    Does what Apple has failed to do since releasing OS X; expanding windows to maximum size when pressing the green button

    Xee
    A very *very* fast image viewer. Allows for precaching images, and displays images based on alphabetical ordering within a folder. In essence; open an image, press next and it automatically loads the next photo in that same folder. Preview sucks hard.

    Vox
    Same idea as Xee, but for music. Really nice looking mp3 player that takes up no more than 20mb of RAM. Also sounds a lot better, is much faster, and supports a wide range of audio formats. iTunes is good, but its bloated.
     
  12. zeemeerman2 macrumors 6502

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    BetterTouchTool
    Change your multitouch gestures, way more options than System Preferences.

    TinkerTool
    If you like tweaking. It's all on the safe side. With OnyX, you can do more, but since you need an admin password I'm not really sure if all things are so safe.

    Minecraft
    If you don't know why, play it and you'll know why.

    If you're a gamer, you can also download Steam. (www.steampowered.com)
     

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