Must have applications

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  1. rmkonrath macrumors newbie

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    My new MBP(15" top of the line) should be arriving this week. SOOO excited.

    I've been doing some research on here and the conclusion i've come to is 1st learn the os. then start customizing with apps. However, I want to get a couple apps right off the bat that are "Must haves". So far here is the list of what I'm going to get.

    Chrome
    flip4mac(or perian)(which one)?
    I'd also like a good destop wx app(aviation specific one would be great, any ideas)

    Would like to hear what you guys recommend.

    Thanks
     
  2. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    Perien is great
    Notify for mail
    CloudApp
    Dropbox
    Divvy
    1password
    Things
    Chrome
    Acorn
    Alfred + powerpack

    i dont know what wx app is
     
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    "Little Snitch" ... for the sole purpose of denying Google from trying to get my computer to access their servers. :cool:
     
  4. lickitysplit macrumors regular

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    VLC is a good media player that will play basically everything the itunes and quicktime won't play. There is a dashboard widget called iStat Pro that is free and gives you some temp readings, and other stats about the laptop.
     
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    flip4mac is sht, there I warned you.
    I've tried it with several machines and lots of websites, it never works.
    both perian and vlc are great, although they do almost the exact same, so you should be fine getting just one of them.

    I'd recommend iStat Menus, Adium, Cyberduck, gfxCardStatus, Handbrake, Transmission, Paragon NTFS or NTFS-3g.


    hating on google is a must...

    edit: oh make sure to take a look at the link in my signature.
     
  7. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    oh i Forgot vlc and iStat nice
     
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    Hazel for routine mac maintenance.
    Coconut Battery to keeps tabs on battery health.
    Videora to convert video.
    Omnifocus/Things for task management.
    Steam for games.
    Scrivener for writing.

    The Mac App Store should be opening soon so finding apps should be very easy in near future. I hope the prices drop too.

    Almost forgot, 1Password is a must-have.
     
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    Ripit- rip full DVD's to your mac.
    Coconut battery
    hulu
    facetime
    skype
     
  11. Big Tav macrumors newbie

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    Watching this thread! Keep the must have apps coming!
     
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    Candybar to change icons.
    Kindle for books.
    Tweetie for Twitter.
     
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    Is 1Password really good? How does it work? Do you need to buy the full version or is the free one enough?
     
  16. rmkonrath thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How does 1password work if I have multiple passwords for the same username?

    Also, as per the previous post is the free version "enough" or do I have to pay for the full version?


    I haven't downloaded it yet but I'm thinking about it.
     
  17. kalex macrumors 65816

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    1Password is not free. Its $20 I think.

    If you have multiple computers you can get it to sync via dropbox. As an alternative take a look at lastpass.com. They have a free and premium versions
     
  18. Big Tav macrumors newbie

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    Also if 1password makes generated passwords and remembers them in your mac so you don't have to, what do I do if I am at a friends place and want to log in to my accounts or something from their PC?
     
  19. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    Have a look at 1PasswordAnywhere
     
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    ssri1983 macrumors newbie

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    NTFS-3g to read/write ntfs drives which you might have if you have used windows before. (oops! just noticed somebody had mentioned it up thread)
    Onyx for multiple tweaks in the OS.
    Carbon Copy Cloner
    UnrarX
     

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