top 5 Mac applications for newbie? Thanks

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  1. red42 macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    What are your top 5 applications for a recent windows 7 switcher? Thanks
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    The OS ships with some pretty nice applications. I suggest you get used to those first.

    Having said that I swear by Quicksilver, and now there's a build that's Snow Leopard compatible.
     
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  4. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Some good apps on that list. Have been using many of them myself for awhile now...and found most of them on my own. To me a lot of the fun, and satisfaction, is finding useful apps on your own.
     
  5. red42 thread starter macrumors regular

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    if you have a multitouch trackpad or magic mouse BetterTouchTool is essential
    huge fan of DropBox also.. but its not really mac specific..but it should be on all your computers anyways..it's so handy
     
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    evernote: online note syncing and more
    adium: multiple chats
    dropbox: online file syncing
    handbrake: dvd ripper/video encoder
    picasa: photo browser and more
    chronosync: sync folders through wireless/ethernet
    keyboard meastro: hotkeys to apps and more
    growl: universal notificactions
    sizzling keys: itunes control through hotkeys
    last fm: social network costom radio
     
  9. Winni macrumors 68030

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    Lovely question. The top five applications for what purpose exactly?
     
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  11. maflynn Moderator

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    What are you looking to do?

    For me, photography is an important hobby so my top applications revolve around them for dealing with images and producing web pages for said images.
    LightRoom
    Photoshop
    Rapidweaver
    Coda
    Vmware Fusion (running fedora 12)
     
  12. Matthew. macrumors regular

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    AppCleaner; deletes all an application's associated files that wouldn't otherwise be removed if the application was deleted with the trash.
    Perian; adds support for additional media types in Quicktime.
    Flip4Mac; adds support for WMV/WMA files to be played in Quicktime.
     

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