What do you do with a MacBook Pro?

ericsthename

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Apr 13, 2005
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Hey, this is just a general question to all: what kinds of things do you like to do on your computers? What are some fun little apps to try out? Any really cool GUI mods or games?

Stuff I have on my own computer:

COD2, Quake IV, Unreal '04, Adium. I've tinkered a bit with shapeshifter, but its only recently come as beta to intel mac.

For GUI stuff I usually check out interfacelift. ResExcellence used to be awesome...

Let me know about all the cool little apps/hacks/customization things that I'm missing out on!
 

squirrelonfire

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Sep 14, 2006
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1) VLC - must have, play 90% of all the movie files out there, except the DRm content (which i dont really care). Screw flip4mac and WMP, they never work.
2) Saft - a plug in for Safari. Safari is already freaking fast, way faster than firefox, of course IE is like kissing safari's butt. Now i got Saft, saft makes every link to open into a new tab, must have program. Now safari is like my perfect browser, i click and i'm there, loving it.
3) Chi-Pet, a widget from apple website, u water him n he grows, lol !!!
4) istats pro - must have
I have mypc to play game, but i don't think this macbook can run any game anyway, the ingegrated graphic can't do crap.
 

ericsthename

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Apr 13, 2005
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cool, quicksilver i've heard about, but haven't gotten around to checking. VLC I have - sweet little vid player. I used to convert all .avi's to .movs before i found out about that. As for the others, I'll be doing some tinkering this weekend. Thanks for the input guys


Anyone else have some favorite little apps to share?
 

miles01110

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Jul 24, 2006
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I like LabTick. It allows you to control the backlit keyboard manually. It's good for impressing your friends, or if you have no friends for impressing yourself :)

Anyway, I use my Macbook Pro for my job at CERN and Boston. Lots of heavy Mathematica simulations!
 

generik

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Aug 5, 2005
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1) EyeTV
2) Adium (who doesn't use this? Seriously!)
3) Eclipse
4) GCC and Xcode
5) MS Office
6) //s desktop

Last but not least

Boinc!

Incidentally since // does not support games for now.... no games on a Mac I suppose :(
 

eXan

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generik said:
2) Adium (who doesn't use this? Seriously!)
What is Adium?

squirrelonfire said:
I have mypc to play game, but i don't think this macbook can run any game anyway, the ingegrated graphic can't do crap.
The original post was about MacBook Pro, not MacBook.
 

ericsthename

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Apr 13, 2005
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I checked out Eclipse and Boinc!, because they were new. Those are pretty much dev. apps hey? I still have to check out eyetv and quicksilver though. Has anyone played that game airburst extreme? I remember playing that on my iMac G3 way back in the day...