Must have applications?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rhys105, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. rhys105 macrumors regular


    Oct 8, 2007
    Cardiff, Wales, UK
    I want to know if there are any good mac applications out there which i dont know about?
    i have just been looking at the "post your desktop" thread and people have loads of cool stuff in their docks, i wondered what apps they were and where i can get them???

  2. MrLubeMan macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2007
    Living the dream
    Great Programs for Mac

    In addition to the Apple programs check out

    Photoshop Elements

    Good luck and have fun
  3. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
  4. ivi7 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2007
    Get Quicksilver and adium I cant live without them :)
  5. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    These are the apps that have stood the test of time with me. Others have come and gone, but these have endured:

    - Launchbar (Quicksilver is great but Launchbar is more stable IMHO)
    - Compost trash utility
    - Macaroni system maintenance
    - DefaultFolderX so I can tag files as I save them
    - Filespot for searching file tags and metadata
    - TypeIt4Me for speeding up regular text entry
    - Hazel for defining folder rules
    - Growl for system messages
    - Interarchy for FTP (also have Transmit but Interarchy seems more reliable)
    - Keyboard Maestro for macros
    - Pathfinder for enhancements over Finder
    - SuperDuper for image backups
    - Chronosync for file and folder sync'ing

    Office Productivity
    - Yojimbo for todo and notes
    - Mailsteward for archiving email
    - Mailtags and Mail Act-on
    - SpamSieve
    - 1Passwd for saving web passwords, etc
    - VoodooPad for wiki-like note taking
    - MS Office for work compatibility
    - iWork '08 for personal spreadsheets and stuff
    - OmniGraffle for flowcharting

    - Safe Place for personal encrypted data
    - Audio Hijack Pro
    - iLife '08
  6. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says...if you are going to ask a question like that perhaps you ought to tell us first just what you use (or intend to use) your Mac for, otherwise the responses are going to be all over the place and ultimately of little real use. Having said that, if you know what you are going to be using it for the the thread mentioned a few posts up (it's a sticky thread at the top of this forum) is probably a good place to get you started in the right direction....oh yeah!
  7. iMacBook macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2007
    Down by the bay.
    My list:

    Quicksilver- Launches literally anything on my computer; also controls iTunes
    Adium- Every instant messaging service under the sun (some left out) in one App
    Transmission- For me torrent needs
    Skitch- Very handly app, takes screenshots and can simply edit them
    AppZapper- Deletes apps and there extra files
    Synergy- Controls iTunes as well and scrobbles to Last.Fm

    Thats basically it.

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