New mac, essentials apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cesararjona, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. cesararjona macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Just got a new macbook pro 13. Is my first mac and I want to know what are the important apps to download. Thank you.
     
  2. firedept macrumors 603

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    First thing to worry about is getting a good backup drive. Then a good program to get is Carbon Copy Cloner. It will do a clone of your hard-drive. Should your internal HDD ever fail , you can then boot from your external drive. To me, having a backup is always my first priority.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    the apps to download will depend on what you want to do with the Mac.

    There are numeous threads, easily found via search, about essential apps.
     
  4. Tlamaki macrumors newbie

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    • VLC
    • OnyX
    • Firefox

    That's all you need.
     
  5. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    If you want an alternate browser, you want Chrome. Personally, I think you're silly if you think any other browser has anything on Safari. (Although Trailblazer looks interesting... but it hasn't been updated in a decade. I've thought about making a new browser with similar features to it...)
     
  6. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

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  7. Sital macrumors 68000

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    Personally, I think the only browser worse than Safari is IE.
     

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