Programs to get

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by glay, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. glay macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2004
    Hi, I'm a mac newbie and I was wondering what programs that all of you use? What are your favourites?
    So far, I've got Quicksilver installed which I have to say is very impressive!
    Sorry if this kind of thread has been posted heaps of times before!
    Thanks :rolleyes:
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003

    type in what you want to find, such as "ituens alarm clock" =[]=macosx&x=13&y=8

    VLC or Mplayer for Divx videos that don't play in quicktime.
    Get iLife '04 from apple if you don't have it and want to do movies, photos and dvds.
    MS Office if you want to write or edit word documents. Otherwise, OpenOffice is a cheap alternative.
    Get a USB thumb drive. Example:
    Because there is no floopy for the Mac, and its a great alternative that is speedy when taking files places. Even to PCs.
  3. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2002
  4. JRam macrumors member


    Jun 25, 2004
    Santa Cruz
    Butler is a nice organization type program. I also like to use it for the itunes shortcut.

    Keycue is a good program for learning and finding out shortcuts in a program.

    Adium. What mac is complete without it? Great IM client.

    SubEthaEdit is a great notepad type program. Also has spelling correction, but its really good for coding programs. Along the same lines is Bbedit, although it is nowhere near free like subethedit.

    Transmit I like to use for a FTP client.

    Then there is Onyx and Cocktail for system maintenance.

    As far as major money costing programs I recommend Microsoft Office... yes it is microsoft but excel is a standard and I like Powerpoint over Keynote currently... keynote is showings its age and needs to be updated imo.

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