most essential software to get for your mac

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  1. Bucnawesome macrumors newbie

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    what does everyone think? what's the single piece of software free or purchased that you couldn't live without? My vote's for handbrake, Adium, and Roxio Toast
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    I'd try doing a search on this one as it's been done just as many times as the glossy vs matte or parallel's vs fusion debate
     
  3. mail4asim macrumors member

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    Firefox !! I use my mac at work and have a few intranet sites that don't work well with Safari but work very well with Firefox. If it wasn't for firefox, I wouldn't be able to use my Mac at work.
     
  4. messedkid macrumors 6502

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    IMO...stuffit.

    Sure those other apps are nice, but you pretty much NEED an expander.
     
  5. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502

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    As a pretty new Mac owner (just over two months now) the first thing I have bought is Coda; its a fantastic application, the best HTML editor I have used. Its a really clean interface but at the same time very powerful.
     
  6. watergun macrumors regular

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    LOL, different people have different needs...If I have to choose one common, most important software for mac...it's gonna be Leopard :D
     
  7. Sky Blue Guest

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    I'd vote stuffit as the worst OS X expander. The one piece of software that will never go near my mac.
     
  8. krye macrumors 68000

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    Toast.
    iLife (if that counts)
    Pixelmator
    NeoOffice (any Office suite for that matter. They're all the same, but you need at least one)
    AppZapper
     
  9. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    iTunes for my music and my iphone !!!!
     
  10. randyharris macrumors regular

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    LaunchBar
    Camino
    iLife
    OpenOffice Aqua [beta] (or NeoOffice)
    VisualHub
    MetaX
    The Unarchiver
    Transmission
    Perian
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Care to elaborate? Why don't you like it? What do you recommend as an alternative, that will open compressed files, including .sit files?
     
  12. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    I have been using Stuffit for a couple of years without any sort of problem .. :confused:
     
  13. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

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    Vienna as my RSS reader

    EasyFind as my Spotlight replacement. It's powerful medicine!

    SuperDuper as my hassle-free, painless backup option.
     

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