What Apps do would YOU suggest for web surfing and everyday Mac use?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TantalizedMind, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

    TantalizedMind

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    Hey guys.

    1. What apps should I download to make sure everything runs smooth. (Ex. Flash Player, Flip4Mac)

    2. What everyday simple apps just for basic computing do you recommend?



    Thanks guys!
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    Hard to guess what your needs are, as there is no real definition of "basic computing." That being said, pretty much everything 90% of folks will need come included with a Mac. Anything else can be d/l'd as the need arises (you browse to a site that needs a plug-in, d/l it and keep moving).

    Other than iWork as an added purchase (only the trial is included), there's no real "must-have" to get one going.
     
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  4. juanster macrumors 68020

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    for MY everyday use:
    -firefox
    -VLC
    -httpmail plug in (waiting for leo version)
    -Azureus
    -iTunes
    -Adium
    -acquisition
    -schoolhouse
    -word(MS)
     
  5. TantalizedMind thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Grr... I did purchase iWork with Leopard, did an erase/install of 10.3 and guess what, no more iPhoto!! Why was iPhoto on 10.3 and not on 10.5?

    Anyway, what PLUG-IN's should I download?
     
  6. danewallace macrumors newbie

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    i love neo office. also perian is a good program that will help run almost any video.
     
  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    for web surfing OS X includes flash player and quicktime internet plugins. i would suggest flip4mac it includes wmv quicktime components and internet plugins. i would also suggest getting perian as it plays 90% of todays media within quicktime
     
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  10. Zuplar macrumors regular

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    yep it's definitely i nice addition it was one of the first things i installed on my new MacBook.
     
  11. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    I reckon these are good for everybody with a mac, whatever you're donig with it

    Flip4Mac
    Perian
    VLC
    Adium
    Aurora

    There are a few more everyday apps for me but they're a bit specialised
     
  12. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

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    iPhoto is included with iLife and not iWork
     
  13. tersono macrumors 68000

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    The first apps installed on any mac either at home or work (other than iLife) are:

    Launchbar
    Omniweb
    TextWrangler (unless it's my machine in which case it gets TextMate)
    NeoOffice
     
  14. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Hey, don't listen to all these nooblets that say to use Firefox. Opera is way better. Go with Opera. :D

    Also, VLC is a good media player if you want good compatability with most file types in one program.
     

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