My Mac is soon coming and i need some programs.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mac1212, May 1, 2009.

  1. Mac1212 macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    OK first i need a torrent program with RSS (is uTorrent for OS X?)
    Is VLC the best AVI playing program or is there better for OS X , i heard PLEX was good to.
    And if u have any other programs i need please tell.
  2. drspa44 macrumors newbie


    Jan 2, 2009
    Perian is a great add-on for quicktime. It really does the job for so many file and video types. Plus it integrates it with itunes, so you can have a library of ogg files!

    I use Transmission for for BT, but I guess you'd need to get the uTorrent beta for RSS.
  3. Blindfutur3 macrumors member


    Oct 9, 2008
    I recently ran a clean install of OS X and decided to compile a list of essential applications.

    Can see that list here
  4. drspa44 macrumors newbie


    Jan 2, 2009
    It's telling me I need to log in
  5. nored02 macrumors newbie


    Dec 4, 2008
    I would recommend transmission for torrents, personally I think it's better than µtorrent for mac. Not sure if it has an RSS feature though.
  6. drspa44 macrumors newbie


    Jan 2, 2009
  7. Blindfutur3 macrumors member


    Oct 9, 2008
    Apologies, had the permissions set so guests couldn't read it. Should work now, see?
  8. Mac1212 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    Thanks for all the answers, now i will have a good start on my imac when i get it
  9. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2007
    Aalborg, Denmark
    I believe Xtorrent has an RSS feature. It's shareware though.
  10. dmbfan41 macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2008
    uTorrent beta for RSS, but to create new torrents just grab transmission (i still don't understand why they would release the beta without a create torrent function)

    Stuff I use.. mainly a/v programs

    VLC for video/audio playback
    Perian for all the codecs you need
    Mactheripper for ripping DVDs
    Handbrake for DVD > avi,mkv etc. is a pretty cool addon if you listen to a lot of music through itunes
    Adium for messaging
    Speed Download for downloading files
    XLD for proper audio conversion and CD rips
    Audacity for audio editing
    Filezilla for ftp
    Toast is always good for burning
    Unrarx for rarchives
    xACT for lossless audio
    Logic for all things audio
    NX client for remote access
    Adobe Acrobat 9 for pdfs
    obviously ilife 09 and office 08

    to name a few i see on my dock.
  11. Mac1212 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    Hey sounds like many good program, and i only download i dont create so maybe uTorrent Beta is fine for me then
  12. dmbfan41 macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2008
    yeah. my only complaint about os x is the lack of programs. so many programs i want to run are windows and linux only.

    someone needs to port over EAC asap
  13. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    The programs may [or may not] be Windows-only, but the functionality is probably available on most computer platforms. Instead of complaining about the lack of programs, you will be better served by stating the functionality you want. The members of this forum can then help you locate the programs that do what you want.
  14. mbcollins93 macrumors member


    Aug 22, 2008
    lets see- crossover for running windows programs (belive me you don't need boot camp or parallels)
    AirRadar - if you you are getting a laptop
    Utorrent - I think we all know what this does ;)
    Limewire - Again ;)
    Frostwire - ;)
    GoogleEarth - A must have
    Boxee - If you like tv shows and movies check it out. It is a really cool program.
    AppCleaner - A must have. This should be the first thing you download.
    DockLibrary - You wont use this at first, but in a month or two you will use it a lot. If you want to customize your dock this is a good one.
    CandyBar - Again you wont use it at first (you will be to amazed about the apps that come on the mac) but in a month or two you will want this. It customizes your dock and more importantly your icons.
    SuperDocker- Same thing as Docklibrary but it is good to have both.
    Rightzoom - google it. it is very useful.
    Burn - Very useful for burning dvds and iso's

    Here is a invaluable website for any mac begginer
    I hope you enjoy.
    Also Google all those programs to find out how to download, and because some of them are paid apps, search youtube on how to get it for free ;)
    You might even see some of my videos.

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