I have been a PC for many years now, and I recently made the jump to OS X. I am really loving everything about the OS, and I learn about new software every day that I'd absolutely love to have. I do have the question though: What software do you guys run? What widgets could you not live without? My Mac setup now is pretty standard - I haven't even found some cool wallpaper yet! I have Macjournal, Parallels, Evernote, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, Office in my toolbar at the bottom, but I see some Macs that are just lit up with icons! I'd like to know what I can do to make my Mac more graphically appealing - I love the look now but maybe a colorized Safari (may need Firefox for that) or some plugins to add toolbars/sidebars to Safari. And I'm still kind of unfamilar with how Widgets work? Do they pop up only when you hit F12 for the dashboard, or can they be floating around the desktop screen? Question number two: I have done Googling, and have used Seagate's partition manager and such before, but I think I need something new. I'm looking for a partition manager that is effective with cross platform. I need to partition a hard drive so it's readily readable by PC and Mac OS. I like Mac's built in drive utility, but it only formats FAT, and I'd like it to be NTFS on certain partitions that I create. I acquired a 250GB USB powered external, so I'm debating on whether or not I want to use 160GB as my time machine, and the remaining 90GB as file storage/portability. I just purchased my Mac and have two other desktop PCs and a laptop, but I need a way so the hard drive is effective by both machines. I'm asking based on experience,so if you have something you like to use please let me know. I'd like something that I can boot to from USB, because I may end up needing to partition a booted hard drive. However if there's something out there that lets me partition the hard drive I'm currently running on that'd be great. Thanks!