What Are You Running Right Now?

stridey

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Jan 21, 2005
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Massachusetts, Connecticut
I'm always surprised when I look over a fellow Mac user's shoulder at what apps sit open at any given time, so I thought I'd look for a cross-section of what apps happen to be open at this very moment. I'll start off:

Adium
iCal
Address Book
Mail
Synergy Advance
Camino
iTunes
Preview
TextEdit
Terminal (running F@H)
Dashboard
Quicksilver
DragThing
Konfabulator
Cee Pee You
SideNote
Edit: Oh yeah, and Finder. :p

What apps do you have open?
 

robbieduncan

Moderator emeritus
Jul 24, 2002
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London
From left to right (in my Dock non-running apps skipped)

Finder
Dashboard
iSync
Address Book
iCal
iPhoto
iTunes
Mail
Safari (using latest CVS webkit)
XCode
Terminal
Activity Monitor
QuickTime
Plist Editor
 

Makosuke

macrumors 603
Aug 15, 2001
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The Cool Part of CA, USA
I just had to respond to this post since by coincidence I had a mess of random software open as a result of working on a relief map and a web project simultaneously:

Finder
Activity Monitor
Terminal
Mail
Safari
Camino
TextWrangler
TextEdit
Preview
QuickTime Player
BorkPad
Graphic Converter
Interarchy
Bryce
iPhoto
Azureus (Java)
JUMP (Java - GIS program)
Photoshop 5.5 (Classic)
MacDEM (Classic - GIS program)

...plus Stuffit Expander popping up every once in a while to decompress something.

It's good to have a couple gigs of RAM (though when opening 500 megapixel satelite images, that doesn't seem like nearly enough).
 

zelmo

macrumors 603
Jul 3, 2004
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Mac since 7.5
Finder
Dashboard
Backstage Pilot
Backstage Monitor
Mail
Safari
Newsfire
iTunes
Delicious Library
Filemaker Pro
Acrobat Pro
InDesign
Illustrator
Folding@Home
Chicken of the VNC
 

Furrybeagle

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Sep 13, 2004
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Finder
Dashboard
Safari
Adium
Mail
Address Book
iCal
iTunes
iPhoto
TextEdit
Script Editor
Terminal
SETI@home
Photoshop CS2

I need more ram. :rolleyes: 512 isn't enough.
 

bodeh6

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May 18, 2005
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I am planning on getting a 12" PB w/512MB. The price to go to 768MB is $68 from Apple and $63 from Crucial. Do you guys think that going to 768 MB is noticable? I will be doing regular stuff on the PB.
 

Nermal

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Staff member
Dec 7, 2002
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New Zealand
quackattack said:
Wow, some of you guys are running alot!

I'm simple right now, not doing much.

Finder
Firefox
Entourage
iTunes
The thing with OS X is that you can leave apps running without much (any?) performance loss. I'm not using half the apps I have open.

Finder, Mail, Safari, MSN, iChat, Skype, Download Wizard, iTunes, QuickTime, RealPlayer, TextEdit, Terminal, Preview.
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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Finder
Dashboard
Mail
Safari
iChat
Address Book
Adium X
iTunes
Cyberduck
NVU
Netscape Composer
Textedit
Photoshop CS
Imageready CS
Word 2004

All with actual windows open. I usually just have Finder, Dashboard, Mail, Safari, and iChat open, but I'm working on a website.
 

WildCowboy

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Staff member
Jan 20, 2005
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Finder
Eudora
Safari
Word
Excel
Acrobat
Palm Desktop
iTunes
IE
 

echeck

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Apr 20, 2004
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Boise, Idaho
Finder
Mail
Safari
iTunes
PhotoShop
Illustrator
Final Cut Pro
MSN
Skype

Those apps I generally leave open all the time, I just happen to be using nearly all of them at the moment. ;)