top 5 Mac applications for newbie? Thanks

red42

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Hi all,

What are your top 5 applications for a recent windows 7 switcher? Thanks
 

TuffLuffJimmy

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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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red42

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That Adium is great. its better than iChat
 
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felt.

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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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whyrichard

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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
 
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maflynn

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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)
 
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