Must-have apps for a MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by CaptSaltyJack, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. CaptSaltyJack macrumors 6502

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    I've already owned a Mac Pro for several months. I just bought a MacBook Pro the other day, though, and want to know what some of the must-have applications are.. obviously ones that wouldn't make too much of a difference on a desktop. I already found iAlertU which looks pretty neat.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Saliwa macrumors member

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    Quicksilver. It is a bit hard to start with, but once you understand it, you will never ever go back to Windows :D
     
  3. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    Do a search...there must be over 50 threads with loooonnng lists of programs for mac.
     
  4. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    smcFanControl is good for monitoring fan use. :)
     
  5. renault4 macrumors regular

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    check out 1password from agilewebsolutions.com; it is a secure password manager for web sites and other logins--you can sync your passwords between your macBook and your Mac Pro
     
  6. bobbleheadbob macrumors 6502a

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    I assume you're not asking about :apple: or pros apps, so....... my vote is for Ambrosia's WireTap Studio. Really cool recording app. :cool:
     
  7. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

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    Quick list

    1. Cyberduck for FTP
    2. Twhirl for Twitter
    3. Adium for IM
    4. Jing for desktop screenshots/video
    5. Conversation for IRC
     
  8. Sogo macrumors 6502

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    I second the quicksilver! Such a godly program.
     
  9. CaptSaltyJack thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Whoa whoa :) I think you guys misunderstood my first post. I already know about a bunch of good Mac apps. I'm looking for apps that are SPECIFICALLY useful to the MacBook Pro. For example, iAlertU would have no place on a Mac Pro or an iMac since there are no motion sensors in either one.
     
  10. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    What about the iStat menus and widgets? I'm sure they're useful on a Mac Pro, but probably even more so on a laptop.

    The fan control thing mentioned earlier, too.
     
  11. CaptSaltyJack thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I have iStat for sure. Also got a useless widget that is like a carpenter's level.. it uses the motion sensor. ;)
     

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