New User - Top Mac Applications?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MacFanBoy2001, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. MacFanBoy2001 macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2010
    Hey all,

    Long time reader, first time poster.

    I have just bought my first Mac and have been looking for the best applications to install. I found the following list on Twitter that seems to have a lot of good ones:

    Any other good application recommendations? I do some basic web development, word processing, internet etc. I would also be interested in any cool productivity or utility applications.

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    That list is a good starting point. It's kind of pointless to say "I'm looking for a good utility app"- ok? A utility for what? Wait until you need something and then ask (or better yet, search).
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Btw, you can use full links like:

    Have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

  4. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    You'd be better served to search the forum for threads like this. There are many of them, so there is a lot of good stuff—it's just not in one thread. Also, just asking for apps in general, you're going to miss stuff. I've occasionally found apps by doing searches for 'best apps...' but usually it's by a more specific, "I wonder if there is something that does..."

    That said, two great things to start with are

    1Password (Cannot suggest it more highly.)
    Dropbox (especially if you use multiple computers, but even if you don't because of the sharing. PM me or a referral link if you want.)
  5. MacFanBoy2001 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2010
    Thanks for the updates. I guess I meant tools like GeekTool when I said utility. I love playing with that sort of stuff and the Mac is a whole new world for me now. :D

    The before mentioned link ( has some really cool stuff. I am really liking the look of apps like LittleSnapper, RapidWeaver, Socialite and Coda.

    I have also began my hunt of the forum :D

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