Top 10 Extra Applications Used On Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zanzibar321, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. zanzibar321 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2008
    I am getting a macbook pro 13 in a few days. I was wondering what downloadable apps were the most useful, or necessary. Thanks.
  2. Nitro1 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2009

    1. UTorrent
    2. colloquy
    3. Onyx
    4. Firefox
    5. Rip it
    6. Toast titanium 10
    7. Movist
    8. VLC
    9. Tech tool pro 5
    10. Coconut battery
  3. messedkid macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2007
    Oshawa, ON
    1. Adium X (IM app)
    2. Transmission (torrent client)
    3. VLC (media player...meh)
    4. Appcleaner (deletes hidden files when trashing apps)
    5. Quicksilver (app launcher, file finder, productivity picker upper)
    6. OnyX (cleaner, customizer, not affiliated with big rock snake pokemon)
    7. Twitterrific (twitter client)
    8. Perian (must have media codec IMO)
    9. Bowtie (fancy shmancy itunes controller/album artwork shower..not a must have but fun to look at )
    10. a weblink to
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    1)Quicksilver (I love this program, makes application launching and file opening soo much easier and faster!)
    2)Firefox (Best web browser for the add-ons and ability to customize)
    3)AppCleaner (Makes uninstalling apps so much simpler, there are often preference files and other files that are missed when simply dragging and app to the trash)
    4)Vuze (IMO best bittorrent client)
    5)SMC Fan Control (makes it easy to keep your mac running cool by adjusting the minimum fan speeds)
    6)Thunderbird (Mail is good, but I love thunderbird's ability to use ad-ons to customize your mail experience)
    7)VLC (Plays pretty much any video or audio format you throw at it)
    8)Growl (Notifications made easy and helpful)
    9)Handbrake (Great video encoder/DVD ripper)
    10)Adium (Simple and fun instant messaging client)

    *There are many more that I could list so send me a PM if you want more suggestions

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