Software downloads for new Mac users?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by boateng, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. boateng macrumors 6502

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    What software do you recommend to download for new mac users?.....

    I have heard caffiene is a good program if you want to leave your computer on all the time.....
    Is there anything else people recommend?
     
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  3. boateng thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1Password is definitely worth it, to me. I've been a happy user for years. There are a bunch of different pricing options now, though:
    • One-time fee through Agilebits web store or Mac App Store
    • $2.99/month for single-user subscription access, giving you access to the app on all platforms and sync via their cloud
    • $4.99/month for family access (multiple members of your family, vault sharing, access to the app on all platforms)
     
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    Again, it depends on your needs. I use it more in my iOS devices, mainly for retrieving work-related account passwords, generating new passwords and logging in to apps (which don't support iCloud Keychain). If you use mainly safari, iCloud Keychain actually more than suffices.
     
  9. jmebbk macrumors regular

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    I'm in the U.K.
    I'm the AppStore you pay a one off price of £49.99
    Expensive for an App
    It also looks confusing to use.
     
  10. Altis macrumors 68020

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    BetterSnapTool is fantastic for snapping windows to full screen (without fullscreen mode), splitting windows side by side or by quadrants.

    I consider it an essential because of the lack of window management in MacOS.
     
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    Yes, I was stunned and they now have a subscription model as well.

    I'm happy to use pwSafe, I just hope someone adds Touch ID support for the Mac version and then I'll be set.
     
  12. TheBacklash macrumors 6502

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    1Password tends to be on sale from time to time, I know I grabbed it for like $15.
    Macupdate always has it in a bundle.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 27, 2016 ---
    Caffeine is dead i believe, tried looking for it when I got my new MBP.. Anti sleep is the new one. (at least it's not on App store anymore)
     
  13. jmebbk macrumors regular

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    Oh wow
    Didn't even no that?
     
  14. Murgatroyd314 macrumors regular

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    Better Touch Tool, to extend trackpad features.
    Find Any File, which is much better at searching than the built-in utilities (for everything except searching by content).
     
  15. jmebbk macrumors regular

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    Download from Apple Store or the actual website?
     
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  17. boateng thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is a good download to get rid of pop ups, ads etc....
     
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    AdGuard is a good ad blocking extension. If you think you may have malware causing popups, MalwareBytes is a good malware scanning app to clear off that junk.
     
  19. CrystalQuest76 macrumors 6502

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    1Password is a great app to purchase for your Macintosh. You will then need to purchase it for your iOS devices. Its a utility application that all individuals will find useful.

    As others have posted, additional application purchases all depend on what you plan on, or need to do. For basic home use, the Apple Office applications meet most basic needs. Its also rather good for basic desktop publishing. If you are going to do video or audio work, the applications that come with your Mac are rather good. Just use some creativity.

    If you are going to be writing academic papers and including citations, then it will be worth getting MS Office. Many colleges and universities, have enterprise subscriptions so that you don't have to purchase MS Office on your own.

    If you are going to do graphic media work, then you will need Adobe Suite. If you need to do graphic development for personal use then download the free application GIMP.
     
  20. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    There are a number of threads dealing with this question.
    Anyway, what I consider to be useful:
    AdGuard Extension for Safari
    ZoomBySite Extension for Safari
    MalwareBytes
    Forklift
    Locko (not worse than 1Password)
    The Unarchiver
    DiskWave
    AppCleaner
    Burn
    Handbrake
    VLC Player
    Pixelmator
    EasyFind
    Who's On My WiFi
    WiFi Explorer
    coconutBattery
    Videobox
    iClip
    AnyTrans
    Blotter
    etc.
     
  21. Murgatroyd314 macrumors regular

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    I got both of them from the developers' sites; I don't know if the App Store versions are any different.
     
  22. jmebbk macrumors regular

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    I've just purchased MS office
    Cost me £79 from Amazon.
     
  23. jmebbk macrumors regular

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    From App Store or from the websites?
    --- Post Merged, Nov 29, 2016 ---
    Do you recommend downloading an anti virus software?
     
  24. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Some of them are from the App Store, others available from the developers website.
    Yes, but only an on-demand anti-virus application, like MalwareBytes.
     
  25. boateng thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what do you mean an on-demand?
     

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