Must have apps for new Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by meyer1131, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. meyer1131 macrumors regular

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    Had a 2011 MBP, just purchased a 2015 rMBP and want to start fresh with applications. What are some of the top applications (not pre-installed) that you use on a daily basis? What are some apps that people might not have heard of that are beneficial? Any mainstream apps to avoid?
     
  2. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    yep, you'll want to be installing windows 10 onto that bad boy asap.
     
  3. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    What are you using your rMBP for? i.e. photography, video editing, graphics design? I do photography and video editing/production so I'm using Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography program (Lightroom and Photoshop) along with Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 for video editing and motion graphics.
     
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Why? We need Windows 10 like a fish needs a bicycle. :)

    FishOnBicycle2.jpg
     
  5. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    Lol. I felt a subjective question required a subjective response. Nice graphic btw.
     
  6. superscape macrumors 6502a

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    Depends very much on what you want to do with your Mac. A software developer needs different apps to a graphic designer who needs different apps to a musician and so on...
     
  7. firedept macrumors 603

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    Carbon Copy Cloner. Probably one of the best apps I own. Never had to use it yet for anything serious, but it has given me peace of mind that I have bootable copies of my HDD should my it ever fail me. This is an app that is good for everyone whether you are a designer, developer or an accountant.
     
  8. shorethink macrumors newbie

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    I might be a little biased but you might want to give FaceAlert a try. It puts that camera to use on your new Macbook and monitors your surroundings to alert you if someone is standing over your shoulder.
     
  9. mivara macrumors regular

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    This thread never really took off, huh? :D

    My essential OS X apps:

    - Evernote
    - Pixelmator
    - 1Password
    - Clear
    - Spotify
    - Alfred 2
    - Caffeine
    - Crashplan
    - Divvy
    - Flux
     

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