My Top 5 Mac Applications

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iMacBoy, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. iMacBoy macrumors 6502

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    These are the apps that i think are the most helpful and fun, and i hope that you think the same too!

    1. Adium
    Download Link: http://adium.im/
    Price: Free
    Description: I Recommend this Instant Messaging Application because you can connect to several servers at once such as, Facebook, MSN, Yahoo Messenger and Alot More. I use it for MSN mostly and it is a nice program to use.

    2. AppZapper
    Download Link: http://appzapper.com/
    Price: $12.95 (Can Get a Free Demo)
    Description: This app is really usefull, if you install an app and then get rid of it by just removing it into the trash can then it will usually leave files somewhere in your mac, those won't do any harm but, best to get rid you know!

    3. Altitude
    Download Link: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/games/action_adventure/altitude.html
    Price: This does cost but not 100% sure how much (Demo is free and i only use the demo it is still really fun!)
    Description: This game is really fun on mac, you can play multiplayer online and just kills the bordem. Buying the full version gets you more plains and 'perks'. But as i said, the full version is not needed it's still fun.

    4. VLC
    Download Link: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
    Price: Free
    Description: VLC lets you open up all video filetypes and watch them. Usefull app if the file format is not compatible with the others.

    5. Wallsaver
    Download Link: http://www.wallsaverapp.com/
    Price: Free
    Description: Wallsaver allows you to have a screensaver as your wallpaper, so you can add a little bit of life into your desktop!

    Thanksss;;
     
  2. Forsaken macrumors regular

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    Altitude I haven't used, but VLC and Adium are beyond life-saving, and while I've used AppZapper for a bit before, I prefer AppCleaner. AC is free and it does the same job.

    I don't like things such as Wallsaver because they're memory hogs.

    Good picks notwithstanding.
     
  3. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    People have different opinions on the wallsaver.

    Some people like it, not much to drag it into AppZapper if you dont anyway is it?
     
  4. Winni macrumors 68030

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    If these are your top 5 applications, then I have to understand that you are not doing much with your computer except for chatting on the Internet and watching ripped movies, is that correct?
     
  5. Forsaken macrumors regular

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    Exactly.

    I just wish it would support ANSI characters and not just ANSI colors.
     
  6. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    Socialite/Kiwi... Haven't narrowed it down.

    Google Chrome

    iTunes

    Thunderbird

    Adium
     
  7. Talarspeed macrumors member

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    I like this posting! I've had my first iMac for 2 days and I've been reading so much!

    I did download AppZapper. I also loaded Adobe CS4 which contains my favorite apps (Photoshop, Illustrator) but these are not Mac specific.

    Any other Mac apps?
     
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  9. Forsaken macrumors regular

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    I think you downloaded the wrong version. The correct version for you would be 1.0.3.1, also known as the "Chauvinist Bore Edition." Search around the VideoLAN site a bit and you'll find it.
     
  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    It doesn't have any feature Safari doesn't have and it's a beta that's prone to crashing. I don't think it's worth mentioning until it's a good product.

    1. Terminal

    2. TextMate

    3. Aperture

    4. Things

    5. Dreamweaver
     
  11. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    1. Firefox
    2. iTunes
    3. Adium
    4. VLC
    5. GarageBand
     
  12. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    This thread is about the software that we use, and if he uses Chrome as his primary browser, it's his right to mention it.
     
  13. MSTRKRFT macrumors regular

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    Adium
    SchoolHouse
    Illustrator
    Perian
    Adium again /s
     
  14. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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  16. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    Here are my top 7

    1. Thunderbird

    2. Bettertouchtool

    3. Candybar

    4. Superduper

    5. Adobe CS4 Master Collection

    6. Twonky Media Server

    7. AppZapper
     
  17. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    My top 5:

    1. Final Cut Express
    2. Xcode and iPhone SDK
    3. Things
    4. Adobe CS4
    5. Aperture

    Those are all my work apps.
     
  18. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    My eight, had to have eight, at least eight.
    1. Parallels 5 Desktop for Mac
    2. CS4 Suite
    3. Safari
    4. iTunes
    5. Dashboard
    6. Expose
    7. Spaces
    8. System Preferences
     
  19. heynsmd2 macrumors newbie

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    1. Final Cut Express 4 (Rock solid and quite powerful program, though crippled compared to 'Pro', somewhat hard to learn but worth it).

    2. Aperture 2 (Great improvement over iPhoto).

    3. Quicktime 7 pro (to do great video conversions).

    4. Papers (Painfully slow at times but fantastically useful if you read lots of scientific papers or articles).

    5. Bento 3 (although sadly it too can be unstable - crash - at times).

    6. Things.

    7. Blender (The BEST freeware I've ever used!).

    8. Rapidweaver.

    The worst must include iDVD (bag of hurt...:mad:) and photoshop elements 8 (mine crash all the time...).
     
  20. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    What's so bad about iDVD? I vaguely remember once that it displayed 1 hour to burn a 10 minute video and the menu rendering was super slow and choppy. That was like 2 years ago. But my recent iDVD project took about 10 minutes to burn a 9 minute video.
     
  21. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    It can be crash happy and you have absolutely no freedom customizing menus. It's a piece of crap when it comes to DVD authoring.
     
  22. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Crash happy? It's had bugs in the past but it never crashed on me. It just lagged and took forever to burn discs. It's not meant for any serious DVD authoring, I think we all know that.
     
  23. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Of course not, but it has to be the worst consumer DVD authoring product. The absolute lack of control makes it completely worthless.
     
  24. iWoz macrumors 6502a

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    1. VLC
    2. AppCleaner
    3. MaC Messenger ( Will be better in March when A/V support is finally released for personal accounts
     

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