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

    Jun 28, 2007
    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

    Apr 7, 2008
    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


    Aug 21, 2007
    Do a search...there must be over 50 threads with loooonnng lists of programs for mac.
  4. karenflower macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    smcFanControl is good for monitoring fan use. :)
  5. renault4 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    check out 1password from; 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


    Feb 6, 2007
    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

    Island Dog

    Sep 11, 2005
    St. Cloud, FL.
    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

    Jan 4, 2004
    I second the quicksilver! Such a godly program.
  9. CaptSaltyJack thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2007
    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

    Jan 13, 2008
    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

    Jun 28, 2007
    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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