Software for a new Mac user

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by spyker3292, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    So my friend just got a 24" iMac, first Mac ever. And I just wanted people to list some apps (freeware/shareware/games whatever) that I could suggest to them. In the meantime I'll be digging through my apps folder.
     
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  3. spyker3292 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh crap, what was I thinking... I should have known that :\. Thanks for the link anyway! The list looks a bit old. Suggestions would still be nice.
     
  4. HLdan macrumors 603

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    For the media stuff: (can be found on Versiontracker.com)

    Flip4Mac (free)
    VLC (free)
    Perian (free)
    Transmission (free)
    Acquisition

    For the office stuff:

    Neo Office (free)
    iWork 08
    Microsoft Office 2008

    For the internet: (All free)

    Firefox
    Opera
    Camino
     
  5. asmallchild macrumors regular

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    updated as of 2007-----> http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=571489

    i highly recommend quicksilver

    spaces is great too (although I really did like the older programs' cube visualizations, built-in)

    expose is nice (built-in)

    adium is nice (I had some issues with iChat...but iChat is pretty nice too. I just liked the Adium icon in the dock :p)

    VLC is the great do-it-all in terms of media playing

    AppCleaner is great at removing applications
     
  6. spyker3292 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh yes! Quicksilver. I use launchbar (more stable, but less features. Just got it for free via Macheist) but I should add that to my list.
     
  7. HLdan macrumors 603

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