Must have software for new users.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mac599, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Mac599 macrumors member

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    My Mac mini will be here in two days and what would be something that does not come on the disk that I should get for this new Mac?
    Any suggestions.
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    If it's your first Mac, just play with what comes on it until you are up to speed on the OS. Then check out this thread for some ideas of what some of us put on our machines to make them more productive (or just cooler!).

    Another good thread on recently discovered awesome applications is here.
     
  3. Mac599 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you. most don't have links to the programs so would you know where I could find Appzaper?
     
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    Appzapper. FWIW, The things that most new users end up downloading first are Perian and Flip4Mac, which help Quicktime play other types of media you will find on the web. If you are a recent switcher and have a lot of friends on MSN, you might want to check out Adium and/or aMSN.
     
  5. Mac599 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for all the help. I don't chat on line so won't need any chat programs.
    But I do program in windows so thats what I will be looking for next. [​IMG]
     
  6. jsalzer macrumors 6502a

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    VersionTracker

    Make www.versiontracker.com your friend. When you run into a need, chances are there is a Mac developer with freeware or shareware to meet the need. Do a search, read the reviews, and see what you like.

    :)
     
  7. Mac599 thread starter macrumors member

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    Funny you should say that. I google for drivers today for my lexmark X74 and found them there.
    is there a program that will update my website files from my computer like an FTP program.
     
  8. JJLT76 macrumors newbie

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    is there any way of getting app zapper for free(were it says enter coupon code)
     
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    Here's a nice list of Mac FTP clients: http://www.pure-mac.com/ftp.html

    There are both Free and Paid clients out there. My personal favorite is Yummy FTP.

    -Kevin
     
  11. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    In addition to versiontracker that jsalzer mentioned, check out iusethis, you'll find that a lot of apps recommended here will end up on there most used list...so it's an good stop for third-party apps.
     
  12. Mac599 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Guys, will fill that hard drive in no time. lol
    Will iWeb let you upload to any server or just the apple servers?
     
  13. justG macrumors member

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    Sure, get AppDelete instead. It's a freeware AppZapper, without the purty and the zapping sound.
     
  14. Mac599 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks justG.
    Found this for my self.
     
  15. skinnylegs macrumors 65816

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    You *can upload webpages you create to any server; it's just a lot easier to use .mac.
     

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