What apps would you install on a new OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by crazycat, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816

    crazycat

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    You just got a brand new Mac, you set it up, you switch it on and you are ready to go. What are the apps that you would install?

    Here is my list:

    - Firefox
    - VLC media player
    - Toast (i dont really download it)
    - Transmission (torrent)
    - Microsoft office
    - World of warcraft
    - Windows media player
    - Super Duper
    - Tomato torrent
     
  2. soup4you2 macrumors regular

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    Main apps i will install are:

    - Toast
    - Appzaper
    - Interarchy
    - Mplayer / Mencoder
    - Fairmount
    - Dvd2oneX2
    - Handbrake
    - C&C Generals
    - Photoshop CS2
    - Lightroom
    - MySQL
    - VLC
    - Flip4Mac
    - Xcode
    - Eclipse

    Every other app is installed on a when needed basis..
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

    killmoms

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    Quicksilver (Ohhhh yeah)
    Growl
    Adium (IM)
    Colloquy (IRC)
    SafariStand, PithHelmet, Inquisitor (Safari plugins)
    Transmit (FTP)
    iTunes Alarm (duh)
    SIMBL and Visor (Terminal drop-down)
    Adobe Creative Suite (depends on the machine)
    Final Cut Studio (depends on the machine)
    iWork
    Perian (QuickTime components)
    Flip4Mac (Because **** Microsoft! ..!.,)
    Toast

    And then other things as I thought of them.
     
  4. kastorff macrumors regular

    kastorff

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    Quicksilver
    You Desktops
    TextExpander
    Growl
    Default Folder X
    Adium
    Snak
    NetNewsWire
    Inquisitor
    Saft
    VoodooPad
    BBEdit
    Path Finder
    Dragster
    SharePoints
    Chicken of the VNC
    VLC
    Transmit
    Remote Desktop Connection
    Xtorrent
    Xcode
    X11
    Fink
    Parallels (with my XP work VM)
    Microsoft Office for Macintosh
    Scrivener
    OmniOutliner Professional
    DEVONthink Pro
    SandVox
    FileMaker Pro
    Mail Steward
    Max
    Media Rage
    MacJournal
    Skype
    Wallet

    and then others as needed, such as OmniGraffle, OmniPlan, NovaMind, iWork, etc. :)
     
  5. epochblue macrumors 68000

    epochblue

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    The apps I simply must have on my Macs are:

    Quicksilver
    Adium
    NewsFire
    BT client (BitRocket or Transmission)
    TextMate
    AppZapper

    More than that is gravy, but I must have at least those :)
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    My brand new install set:

    TextWrangler
    Adium
    Flip4Mac WMV Player
    Colloquy
    Firefox (plus a boatload of extensions and user scripts for Greasemonkey)
    Fission
    QuickTime Pro
    Parallels

    Additionally, to be installed inside Parallels, once Windows is set up:
    Winamp
    Silence Remover

    I deliberately omitted my collection of emulators :eek:
     
  7. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

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    Adium
    Aurora
    Camino
    Candybar
    Copernicus
    Firefox
    Flip4Mac
    GammaSlamma
    GraphicConverter
    Growl
    GrowlTunes
    Journler
    krank
    Perian
    Pixadex
    Quinn
    Realplayer
    Skype
    SuperDuper!
    Unarchiver
    Vienna
    VLC

    widgets:
    Countdown Calendar
    DoBeDo
    iCalEvents
    iStatPro
    Package Tracker
    RadarinMotion
    VideoSpace
     
  8. solvs macrumors 603

    solvs

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    To add to what is already posted:

    Optimized FireFox with a bunch of extensions (AdBlock being the first and most important)
    Onyx
    Default Folder X
    Fruit Menu
    Witch
    UNO
    Whatsize
    Flash
    Divx codec pack
    Snood

    And a bunch of other stuff I can't think of right now.
     
  9. Cromulent macrumors 603

    Cromulent

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    Adium
    Xtorrent
    Acquisition
    NeoOffice (or Microsoft Office once I get the money for it)
    Cyberduck
    Toast
    Mac The Ripper
    VLC
    Growl plus addons for Mail, Safari and iTunes.
    Gimpshop
    iStat Pro
    Wikipedia Widget
     
  10. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

    Mavimao

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    Adium
    Camino
    Neooffice
    Stella (atari 2600 emulator)
    RockNES
    ZSNES
    Phoenix Slides
    Seashore
    Uapp
    VLC
    Flip4mac
    Perian

    Just the essentials baby....
     
  11. BilltheCat macrumors regular

    BilltheCat

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    flip4mac
    NeoOffice (NEVER a MS product!)
    adium
    Mac the ripper
    iStat
    gonna try quicksilver!
    iBank
    some widgets.

    others I am sure
     
  12. justG macrumors member

    justG

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    Oooh, these threads are fun. =)

    Quicksilver.

    Then:
    1Passwd
    Adium
    AppZapper
    iBank
    iPartition
    MAMP Pro
    NetNewsWire
    Photoshop
    SuperDuper!
    TextMate
    VLC
    WebnoteHappy
    Yasu
    Yummy FTP
     
  13. synth3tik macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

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    FireFox (Safari does have some cool stuff that Firefox does not though)
    Neo-Office ( open source alternative to Office
    Joost (might be best to wait until its out of beta if yur new to OSX)
    Xtorrent (the only thing better then uTorrent)
    Audacity (unlike the $1200 version of Bias Peak, it can read .ogg files, great all around audio editor)
    Disk Warrior (Disk utility that has saved my behind before)
    HandBrake (converting DVDs to iPod, and others)



    There are tons more too, but thses are ones that I can't be with out.
     
  14. tominated macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    Dev tools
    Uno (until leopard)
    TextMate
    Creative Suite
    Firefox
    Adium
    Perian
    Flip4Mac
    Cyberduck
    Disco
     
  15. nplima macrumors 6502a

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    Macs are mostly ready to use out of the box. I tend to use the same extra software I use on my windows/linux box:

    Firefox (adblock+, paste&go, repagination, google browser sync)
    Openoffice
    Audacity
    Skype
    GIMP
    GoogleEarth
     
  16. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

    xJulianx

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    Firefox/Camino
    MSN
    Crossover
    Handbrake
    VLC
    iScrobbler
     
  17. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    I install these apps:
    Firefox
    VLC
    TextExpander
    Handbrake
    Transmission
    VisualHub
    Mactracker
    WhatSize
    Toast 8 Titanium
    uApp
    sixtyforce
    Lab Tick (depending if it's a MacBook Pro/PowerBook G4 or not)
    Cyberduck
    CoreDuo Temp (depending if it's a laptop or not)
    BluePhoneElite 2
    Azureus
    Audacity
     
  18. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    Toast
    AppZapper
    FireFox
    MS Office
    Aperture
    VLC
    Flip4Mac
    Google Earth
    iWork
    iLife (obv)
    Transmission (torrents)
    Folding@Home

    Oh yeah:

    Cyberduck
    iSquint
    Disk Inventory X
     
  19. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Quicksilver first and foremost...

    I was at the Apple Store today, and I was trying out some of the iMacs. I about hit "option-spacebar" to pull up Quicksilver and realized that it's not on all Macs...

    So that would be the first app I installed. Everything else would be secondary.
     
  20. mduser63 macrumors 68040

    mduser63

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    I just did this with my Macbook. Unlike my previous Macs, even though it's the newest, it's not replacing my main Mac, so I only installed what I need on it. So far:

    CS3 (beta)
    AppZapper
    CSSEdit
    TextMate
    Fetch
    Serial Communicator
    XCode
    MATLAB
    Quicksilver
    Microsoft Office 2004
    The apps I'm currently developing.

    Basically only the apps I need to get my development/web design work done (since that's what I bought this Mac for anyway). Those are really the only apps I need besides the stock/included ones.
     
  21. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

    zero2dash

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    Creative Suite 2 Premium
    Dock Dividers
    Firefox [with Adblock Plus, FlashBlock, Smooth Wheel, and McAfee Site Advisor extensions]
    iWork
    FontExplorer X
    Office 2004
    Stuffit Expander
    Yasu

    What I use at work at least on the G5.

    Once I get a Mac Pro later this year, I'll check out some other apps like Handbrake, Toast, and Transmission. And I'll use Neo Office instead of Office 2004. Hopefully by then I'll also be able to get CS3. ;)
     
  22. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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    Photoshop CS3
    Lightroom
    Quark Xpress
    Filemaker Pro
    Word
    Excel
    Toast
    Final Cut Express
    Spyder Pro 2
    Firefox

    FJ :)
     
  23. OilConsumer macrumors newbie

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    -Firefox :D
    -Transmission
    -Adium
    -iWork, Pages to be exact then Office for powerpoint and excel :D
    -App Delete
    -Toast
    -Stuffit :D
    -Main Menu
    -cmcFanControl
    -StickyWindows :D

    MAYBE

    -Quicksilver
    -Deskshade
    -Disk Inventory X
     
  24. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Heh, just saw my old post from just over a year ago. Just about all the apps I use have changed since then :).

    The only ones that are the same are:

    Adium
    Growl
    Toast
    VLC
    iStat Pro
    Cyberduck.

    I've stopped using Gimpshop in favour of the the build of Gimp 2.4.5 here. I don't really use any torrent or P2P apps anymore and spend far more time using applications like Xcode now.

    Plus I now install Logic Studio 8 :). Great software that.
     

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