Suggestions regarding the applications for my macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lucknowrox, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. lucknowrox macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    Hey guys,

    I am a newbie to Macs. Wanted to know whether or not do we need to install a separate security software for this system (Antivirus, Internet Security, etc)

    Some good image editors (free)

    And an alternative to Corel Draw Suite on Mac.

    A free or paid download manager like IDM for windows.

    Any must haves for macs (as are for windows)

    Now my transition from the PC to the Mac has made my life really peaceful which was not the case when I used Windows with all the updates, pop ups, antivirus and security management, updation, and system maintenance.

    Therefore to make it a bit messy i started googling around for applications and stuff which I would never actually require but would install and tinker around with. I was really confused with the various sources available. Kindly mention a few reliable and updated sources and forums where I could post my Mac specific queries and issues (if there are any) like installing Windows in conjunction with OS X etc.

    Cheers and any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008

    My answers in bold
  4. woosah macrumors regular


    Dec 27, 2007
    It's funny how people buy a Mac to get away from all the headaches associated with Windows, then one of the first things they do is install Windows on their Mac. Ha. Insanity?

    To answer the OP, you've come to the right source/forum, and even the right section! Enjoy your new Mac. ;)
  5. lucknowrox thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    What about a decent download manager for Mac.. Need it really badly (like IDM, FDM, Jdownloader for windows)
  6. noobsauce macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2010
    1. Unless you run windows on your mac, you don't need an antivirus
    2. Photoshop essentials (if you are willing to pay for it)
    3. ???
    4. Onyx and Firefox

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