Setup. What Apps and Settings Do You Need?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sammyman, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    For me:

    Settings:
    Fastest Trackpad
    Dark Menu Bars
    Resolution Highest
    Dock to the Left with Smaller icons
    Downloads Folder to List
    In Finder, Show Everything in Sidebar

    Apps:
    Dropbox
    1Password
    Flux
    Cinch
    Hazel
    Bittorrent Sync

    Of course I install a bunch of other apps, but these get me up and sprinting.
     
  2. Vanilla Face macrumors 6502

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  3. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    NZBVortex
    Beamer app

    are 2 of my most used apps (besides the standard apps of course), hopefully the new rMB will handle these with hiccups
     
  4. artivideo.nl macrumors 6502

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    off topic : what is a good "beamer app" for the rMB and what output connection have most beamers at the moment (VGA or HDMI because this determine which dongle I have to buy for the rMB).

     
  5. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    I am using, the in The Netherlands made, app named Beamer. I can through almost any codec in there and it will stream to my Apple TV without any hiccups. Plays 1080P movies/series very very well (incl subs).
    Using it now for 2 years. One of my favo Mac apps.

    Supports 5.1 surround.

    You can also still use your Mac for other things while watching the streamed movie. This is not possible with Apple's Airplay :)

    http://beamer-app.com
     
  6. Dubba macrumors regular

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    Thanks for sharing these. I had never heard of Flux, Cinch or Hazel... and have downloaded the first two.

    I'm not sure Flux is for me, but I will give it a shot.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. Asthmatic Kitty macrumors member

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    Give it time - I can't imagine not using it anymore!

    Also it might even improve your sleep - there is some research that suggests that more blue light from computer screens can adversely affect your sleep, so warmer light will be better in that regard.
     
  8. 3bs macrumors 603

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    BetterTouchTool too which has BST bundled in with it for free. I bought BST to support the dev since it's awesome.
     
  9. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    Settings :
    - Fastest trackpad (still not fast enough !)
    - Light force touch
    - No natural scroll
    - Small dock
    - More Space
    - All my config files from the iMac (bash files, terminal and vim settings, hosts...)
    - A bunch of things that I forgot

    Utilities :
    - Moom

    Apps :
    - Dropbox, first and foremost
    - Evernote
    - 1password
    - Thunderbird
    - Office 2015 (Excel and Word only)
    - Sublime Text 3
    - YNAB4

    I would normally also download Firefox ASAP but I decided to give Safari a chance for a few days.

    I'll set up my dev environment this WE.
     
  10. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Flux is great, but their default color settings are a bit extreme IMO. I'd recommend adjusting the color settings before using.

    All this talk about Moom, Cinch and BetterSnapTool. Which one rules? I got cinch years ago, but am tempted to try Moom.
     
  11. Tanax macrumors 6502a

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  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I'm glad there are so many people who like the fast track pad :)

    I also turn the scrolling speed at the fastest. system pref---accessibility--trackpad--trackpad options---scroll speed.

    I use to always use cinch, but I am so addicted to using spaces that I rarely need apps side by side.
     
  13. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Great thread here.

    Apps:

    Final Draft 9
    Highland
    Assembler
    Bronson Watermarker PDF
    MakeMKV
    Boom 2
    Alfred
    Spectacle
    Byword
    Day One
    Mailbox
    VLC

    Settings:

    Hide the dock. Courier Prime font for writing.

    That's my main stuff anyway.
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Could everyone put a little info next to the apps?

    example:

    cinch (windows snap feature, side by side apps)
     

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