New to Mac-which apps to get?

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  1. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    Hi guys,

    Soon to be new Mac user coming from a long time PC user.

    Wondering what Apps to get for the iMac Retina.

    Any recommendations?

    THANKS!
     
  2. theSeb macrumors 604

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    It really depends on what it is that you're planning to use your computer for. I could recommend Xcode, but if you don't write software, then it's pretty pointless. :)
     
  3. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    I'd still recommend it! Playgrounds are amazing to learn Swift and programming! :)
     
  4. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Agreed, but it's not everybody's cup of tea, or idea of fun :)
     
  5. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    Maybe we are just a little twisted then? :eek:
     
  6. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Surely as I stated, I'm new to Mac so I assumed one would know to recommend general use, productivity and utility apps.
    But if I ever get into programming, your post is well noted.

    Anyone else have suggestions?
     
  7. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    Does Pages, Numbers, and Keynote come pre-installed?

    Skype
    GarageBand
    iMovie
    iPhoto
    Adium (if you use AIM, FB Chat or Gchat)
    Transmission if you torrent

    I'll try to think of more!
     
  8. OurDarkness macrumors member

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    Logic Pro X or/and Cubase 7.5 for audio applications.
     
  9. theSeb macrumors 604

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    It would still be useful to know what you're planning to use it for, since it will be easier to tailor the suggestions, but fair enough.

    Here is my list of recommended apps
    1Password
    BetterSnapTool
    Carbon Copy Cloner
    Dropbox
    Evernote
    Fantastical
    Gemini duplicate finder
    iDraw
    iStat Menus
    Kindle
    Labels & Addresses
    Microsoft One Note
    OneDrive
    Omnigraffle
    Pixelmator
    Skitch
    VLC
     
  10. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes, they do and THANKS!

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    Printed out and Thank you.

    P.S. I don't quite know what I will be using my new iMac for...yet :)
     
  11. leenak macrumors 68020

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    It definitely depends on what you are using your iMac for. Other than Evernote and Kindle, the only I downloaded are specific for my uses.

    Also, the Digital Photography subform recommended Pixelator for doing some editing on photographs.

    Omnigraffle is great but it depends if you have a use for it.
     
  12. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    Also, try browsing the Mac App Store and see if anything catches your eye
     
  13. theSeb macrumors 604

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    One I forgot to mention: QuickRes

    BetterSnapTool will be a great one for you coming from windows so that you can snap windows to the left, top, right, bottom like you would in Windows.
     
  14. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ahh, excellent!
    THANKS AGAIN!

    It's a pity I can't go snoop around the Mac store until I get a Mac. :mad:
    It would be a nice feature for newbies but oh well.
     
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    My pleasure.

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    Neither did I until I published something via iTunes and it provided me with a URL link to my item. I still don't know how to get into that site from apple.com. :confused:
     
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    There's an awesome emulator app for OSX that has all sorts of older consoles. I can't remember the name right now but I'llcheck when I get home. Can't wait to play Mario in 5k.
     
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    This is a great list, the only real additions I would add to this is OmniFocus and Path Finder.
     
  23. theSeb macrumors 604

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    I actually use Path Finder and enjoy it, but ever since we got tabs in Finder and the ability to move files with a short cut, I find myself using it a lot less, so I left it out. :)

    Omnifocus seems really nice, but I felt it was overpriced. I think the price has been reduced since the last time I looked though.
     
  24. MacTCE macrumors 6502

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    Even in Yosemite I still use Path Finder as my daily driver, just personal preference I guess. OmniFocus is in the pricey side, but if task management is critical to your life and job it's hands down the best available.
     
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