What are your favourite/indespensible apps?

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  1. Lh'owon macrumors newbie

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    I've been running a G3 with 10.3 for a long time, but I'm finally getting a new iMac with Leopard in a couple of days. So I've been out of the loop a bit when it comes to applications, and would like to get some ideas for when I get Leopard.

    I always see pictures of people's Leopard dock with cool-looking icons that I don't recognise... This is a good way to find out what those indispensable gems are!

    I'll start with:

    Adium
    Colloquy
    Transmission
    Toast 8 Titanium
    Photoshop CS3
    logo.png icon.png transmission.png toast8Titanium_1.jpg CS3-icon.png
    [Icons completely unnecessary!]

    So what are your favourite, can't-do-without (non-apple) applications, whether commercial, shareware or freeware? :)
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

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    If you are going to be auditioning a lot of apps, I would recommend having AppZapper on hand. Great little tool.
     
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    Handbrake 0.9.1
    Max 0.7.2
    Unison 1.8
    Mac the Ripper
    UnrarX
    MacPAR Deluxe
    Xtorrent
    Acquisition
    Perian
    Flip4Mac

    The rest is Apple software but I'll list it anyway :).

    Final Cut Studio
    Logic Studio 8
    iWork '08
     
  5. Phil A. Moderator

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    These are my most used non-Apple apps (in no particular order)
    Handbrake
    BBEdit
    CoRD
    Zend Studio
    Eclipse
    VMWare Fusion
    PixelMator
    JBuilderX
    Toast Titanium
    Yojimbo
     
  6. Lh'owon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I had forgotten about that.

    Ahhh! Stop it! The point is to say what the apps are! ;)
     
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Sorry totally forgot to write what they are called.

    top one is called "What is playing" and the bottom is called "Album To Playlist" They are basically small applescript programs that I wrote. The first displays using SEC Helper a nice overlay on my screen to tell me what is currently playing in iTunes.

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    The second takes the currently playing song, then basically plays the album the song is from in order. I have two more on being favourites, which adds the current song to a playlist favourites and the second being ****. Which does the same but moves it to a different playlist.

    These are all assigned to keys F1-F6 so i can quickly manage my iTunes library, in the way i like to, in any application i'm in.

    suppose this means i can't live without Salling Clicker and OneKey as well, and apple script.
     
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  9. Lh'owon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that, some nice finds there. Could you tell me the (simple!) difference between Xtorrent and Acquisition? It's not immediately apparent from their respective sites — In fact they look practically identical :eek:!
     
  10. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    In no particular order:
    Transmission
    TextMate
    Adium
    RDC
    Firefox (BonEcho)
    Transmit
    Vienna
    Adobe Lightroom
    PhotoReviewer
     
  11. Mac75 macrumors newbie

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    My Fave Apps

    Adium
    Colloquy
    Quicksilver
    Handbrake
    MainMenu
    Notebook
    Disk Inventory X
    Audio Hijack
    Paparazzi
    Saft
    Growl
     
  12. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    Safari itunes mail ical photo booth toast mac the ripper ffmpegx vlc cosmos ventrilo transmission terminal time machine
     
  13. Lh'owon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for the bump, but could someone answer this question? Thanks.

    EDIT: Nvm. Xtorrent: torrents. Acquisition: P2P.

    Probably could have worked that out sooner ;)
     

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