New to Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Orlandoech, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    Hi everyone,

    Im a freelance automotive photographer who has been a PC guy my entire life. I recently built a Hackintosh, then after hours of playing in Snow Leopard I decided I liked OS X better than Windows.

    I decided then that I also wanted to be more mobile since I travel for photography and that being confined to my desktop actually started making my editing less productive. So I decided to part out my desktop to help fun my Macbook Pro 15" 2.3ghz. I then added a 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 and Kingston 1600mhz ram.

    Im loving it so far. Any cool programs anyone suggest? I have already got and used SuperDuper!, MS Office, and some other stuff.
     
  2. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

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    grab SMCfancontrol to control your fans and monitor your temps
     
  3. engaged44 macrumors member

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    no specific app i can think of off the top of my head, but being a college student i love iwork. iwork>office any day really. obviously i use VLC player for my movies, littlesnitch to protect my computer.

    also i love ilife being a musician but yeah that's all i can really think of!

    welcome to the mac world man :)
     
  4. engaged44 macrumors member

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    of coarse this is mandatory to have
     
  5. wikus macrumors 68000

    wikus

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    These:

    Right Zoom: expands windows to full screen (green button by default doesnt do this)
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/30591/right-zoom

    Onyx: maintenance app that everyone should have.
    http://www.macupdate.com/find/mac/onyx

    Vox: simple and light on cpu/ram mp3 player because iTunes is bloat:
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/24852/vox

    Handbrake: convert videos to mp4 or h264 (as well as rip DVDs)
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/12987/handbrake

    Totalfinder: gives The Finder tabbed browsing and other controls
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33373/totalfinder
     
  6. Orlandoech thread starter macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    Have handbrake already, gonna install the others, thanks!
     
  7. wikus macrumors 68000

    wikus

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    They're all very small apps, the only issue is with TotalFinder as its a paid app (but worth the price as you use it all the time). I can't see myself not using TotalFinder anymore. Tabbed browsing like Chrome absolutely rocks.
     

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