New to Mac:)!!! Please recommend your favorite software.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by motobonsai, May 21, 2009.

  1. motobonsai macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone. I just bought a 24 inch imac. I love it. I will never go back to pc.

    Anyway I was wondering if you all could recommend your favorite software.

    I am open to most categories. I have browsed the mac site but i was kinda overwhelmed. So far my favorite download has been Candybar. Candybar provides an easy way to set up custom icons and docks.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. marold280 macrumors 6502

    marold280

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    picasa if you dont like iphoto
    and adium obvs.

    i love supertux . its AMAZING :)
     
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    Aside from the programs pre-loaded on the Mac, here are the ones I use most often:

    Firefox
    Photoshop Elements
    VLC
    Office 2008
    Fusion

    Enjoy!
     
  4. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

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    Definitely!

    I love Miro (Video downloader) now with Hulu support :)
    Photoshop CS
    Tor
    Seashore (simple but gets the job done for quick image editing)

    As for games... I'm kind of addicted to Otis. I firmly believe that nobody's got a higher highscore than me on that game!
     
  5. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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  6. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    Spotify for free music streaming.
    doubleTwist for anything that is incompatible with iTunes.
    VMware Fusion for running Windows beside my Mac.
    Photoshop (depending if you need it).
    iWork or Office Mac.
    AppCleaner to remove any junk while removing an application.
    Adobe Air platform.
    Firefox.
    The list goes on... The more you use your mac the more great software you discover :D
     
  7. jsgreen macrumors 6502

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    A few more that I didn't see mentioned:

    1Password for managing logins, web forms, identities (I use it daily), works great along with the 1Password iphone application

    PandoraJam for recording & saving Pandora streams to iTunes (includes some simple tags too)

    Netflix viewer (might be Microsoft's Silverlight product) for watching movies

    Meteorologist for weather
     
  8. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

    QuantumLo0p

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    ClamXav (because I respect my friends who use windows)
    iLife 09
    iWork 09
    Quicktime Pro (adds cut-copy-paste and other goodies to QT)
    App Zapper (for deleting apps)
    Cyber Duck (ftp)
    Nikon Camera Control (to tether my Nikon)
    Silverkeeper (backing up)
    Little Snitch (security)
    Evocam (security)
    iStopMotion (for clay-mation movies)
    Rapidweaver (web sites for dummies)
     
  9. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    I agree. Do we need another one of these threads? To the OP, welcome aboard and all, but there's tons of these threads here on the boards already.
     
  10. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    The search function is a great thing. Use it wisely. Now would be a good time to use it wisely lol.
     

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