What do you guys think is the best OS X application out of the box?

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  1. Gamble macrumors member

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    Wht do you guys consider the best application out of the box for OS X?

    For me its Front Row i just love being able to lie in bed and just watch movies with the help of me remote :D
     
  2. jcs1088 macrumors regular

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    My vote is for Quick Look. Its made my like so much more easier.
     
  3. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    +1
    Whenever I'm at work using my Windows box I try pressing space a few times before realizing that I really have to start up Word to read a 3-line document.
     
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Definitely :p. I'd say Time Machine myself.
     
  7. Gamble thread starter macrumors member

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    What is quick look?

    And what does time machine actually do?

    I thought it was just like System Restore on Windows? Roll it back a few days?
     
  8. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Err, quick look lets you look at things quickly :).

    Time Machine is more like a versioning tool. It allows you to roll back to a different version of any file you have had on your machine for as long as you have had Time Machine installed.
     
  9. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Mail. It has the best spam recognition I've found yet inside an email program. Since my switch to the Mac this is the first time in a long time I haven't had to use a supplementary program (like Mailwasher or Spamex(?)) to deal with incoming spam.
     
  10. marbles macrumors 68000

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    Garageband ... for what it does especially at the price point it's fantastic
     
  11. BlakTornado Guest

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    Yeah. it's definitely great.


    But anyone for Spaces? Personally, I think it's made the OS X experience a lot better :)
     
  12. mrwindup macrumors member

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    I like garageband. Making your own music at a reasonable price has never been easier.
     
  13. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, Spaces is amazing! :) Definitely my favourite feature from Leopard.
     
  14. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    Dashboard! Use it all the time!

    Or does Expose count as an application? That I use at least every minute i'm on a Mac!
     
  15. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    Are you asking about OS X features, or applications?

    The best Application I've found is Keynote.

    The best OS X feature is "sort by kind", added in 10.5 to the Finder's Column View :)

    Time Machine is a close second. My wife and I have used it several times to recover from lost photos and corrupted application preferences.
     
  16. Gamble thread starter macrumors member

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    Keynote?

    I also love Expose all windows! Couldnt live without it now
     
  17. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  18. EngBrian macrumors regular

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    Definitely throwing my hat in the spaces pile. As an osx feature I use it all the time...it helped me get a lot more organized but it just means I don't use expose as much.

    Application-wise iPhoto has really helped me organize my photos so that is a bonus.
     
  19. molintorch macrumors member

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    bootcamp:D
    I attend pdxlan (500 person LAN) two or three times a year and there is nothing like fragging people on my mac :)
     
  20. winterspan macrumors 65816

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    LAN parties?? GAMER NERD!

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  21. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    Except that Xcode isn't out of box, you have to install it from the OS X Disk
     
  22. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Kinda,
    You attach an external hard drive, or a second internal hard drive if your mac has more than 1 bay, and then every few hours it will back up.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Machine_(Apple_software)
     
  23. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Preview, Quicklook, Stacks and Expose for features:

    Keynote, Numbers and Time Machine for applications.

    I'm confused about one thing, the OP's thread title gives me the impression that he's familiar with the Macintosh however he keeps saying he knows nothing about the apps people are posting.:confused:

    Has the OP bought a Mac yet?
     

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