Recommended Mac Software. By and for Mac Owners.

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  1. AmbiguousNinja, Sep 18, 2011
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    AmbiguousNinja macrumors regular

    AmbiguousNinja

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    There haven't been any useful ones as of late and the latest one was pre-Lion.
    I'll start.

    1.Name:BetterTouchTool
    Price:Free! Just like the best things in life.
    Description:Sure Apple gives us a nice set of default gestures but there are clearly so many that have untapped potential. Create own custom gestures from a list of dozens!

    2.Name:The Unarchiver
    Price:Free!
    Description:WinRAR on steroids. For Mac.

    3.Name:iWork 2009/Office for Mac 2011
    Price:$60 (iWork) $149 (Office)
    Description:The two best office suites (in my opinion. Somehow, I just never liked the design and overall functionality of Neo/Open/Libre Office.)

    4.Name:Caffeine
    Price:Free
    Description:Keeps your mac awake. Sometimes I forget I have this app because it runs completely in the background except for the small coffee cup icon in the menubar.

    5.Name:VMWare Fusion 4
    Price:$49.99
    Description:The #1 choice for virtualization.

    I'll add a lot more later. Personally, when I was new to the Mac-Verse, I relied quite heavily on threads like these to find the best apps for my macbook. Anyways, keep 'em coming!
    Aha, sorry wrong forum :p
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I highly recommend office '11. Education discount at my school got it down to about $65.
     
  3. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    I recommend AppCleaner - removes all files associated with an app.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Actually, it doesn't. In most cases, app removal software like AppCleaner and AppZapper doesn't do a thorough job of deleting files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this.

    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
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    Pixlemator - a cheap but viable alternative to Photoshop (or at least it will be when v2 is released shortly). Buy it now, as the price is set to rise for the next version, upgrading will be free.

    Stuffit Expander - Free app to open .rar files.

    PS3 Media Surfer - a great tool for easily streaming media to your PS3.

    MoviePlayerX (I think that's what it's called) - a great media player that will handle nearly all file types thrown at it.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    There are many existing threads sharing app recommendations. Please search before you post.

    Here's one example.
     
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