New MBP tonight -What new apps to add?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nykee23, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. nykee23 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Gang,

    The hours are ticking and the MBP is on a fedex truck to be delivered. Once I get it, what core apps should I add to it tonight. Definitely, Istat pro, maybe visualhub and VLC player.

    What other ones should I download so I can get some major more bang for the buck.

    Would love your feedback.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Welcome to Mac ownership and welcome to MacRumors:Forums! You'll find a lot of information both here and on the web. Here are a few resources that may be helpful:

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    If you search the forums and don't find what you're looking for, just ask! There's lots of friendly help here! Enjoy your new Mac!
     
  3. nykee23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's why I love these forums

    Thanks for such a lightning quick response. I'll be downloading like crazy tonight to add cool enhancing apps. Of course Firefox, handbrake, adium etc.

    Being a new mac person, I'm glad everyone is so darn helpful. A new time, goodbye windows, hello OSX.
     
  4. johngardiner macrumors regular

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    That's a good point... I found coming into the Mac community a few months ago everyone is really helpful... maybe it's just the macrumors forums, but it seems to be pretty universal. There's always someone there willing to give you advice or assistance on whatever you need and there are very few annoying people on the boards. The first reply gives some great resources to start with, here are some that I added right away:

    MSN
    Skype
    Office 2008
    Photoshop
    VLC
    Perian
    Flip4Mac
    Handbrake
    CoverSutra
    BitRocket
    Quicksilver

    hope this helps! Enjoy your computer, you're going to have a blast!
     
  5. NSNick macrumors regular

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  6. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

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    I use most of what John posted, but also make sure and grab

    transmission

    its great
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Isn't XCode already included in Mac OS X? Or are you referring to something else?
     
  8. a4abt macrumors regular

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    congrats on the new MBP!!

    On a personal note, I prefer iStat Menu over iStat Pro. Much easier to keep track of your notebook's stats.
     

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