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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by unlimitedx, Jun 22, 2013.
Anything else that is necessary or useful?
That is so dependent on what you will be using it for. You should think about what you want to use your MacBook Air for and then ask about applications that can do what you want.
VLC Media player
I used to install Perian, but it seems to be abandonware now.
Then I dump Photo Booth and garage Band from the dock, and put Terminal on there instead.
and........wait..........wait........clear day weather app.
Olive Tree Bible
And waiting now for iBooks
One question, which VPN provider do you use/recommend with viscosity?
Photo editing apps
I want aperture
I mainly use my Mac for photo editing.
I rolled my own actually, using OpenVPN and a linux Virtual Private Server. Though I hear WiTopia is pretty good.
MS Office for school
a bunch of crazy engineering software; just the normal stuff for a mechanical engineer student.
iWork (I have office too but I do a lot of work on Keynote and Pages)
Dropbox (essential; recently also added 60gb of Copy)
Airmail (my new email solution after Sparrow)
Lightroom (my go to app for managing and post processing; im into photography)
Xtrafinder (this will probably be gone when Mavericks arrives)
Alfred (my app launcher, amongst the many things it does)
Bartender (keeps it neat)
Isn't that installed by default these days ?
No. I mean graphpad Prism. For statistics.
I find Caffeine is an excellent little menubar helper that toggles between normal energy saver sleep settings and 'always on' - useful if giving keynote or powerpoint presentations.
My standard installers for any new mac are:
Only the first two are really necessary.
Do you prefer pixelmator over photoshop?
I'm ok with using VLC for my video files, but what I liked about Perian is that those video files would be available in Quicklook. I'd love to find a replacement so that I can Quicklook my videos again.
The three I install first:
1Password + Safari plugin
Most definitely. Cheaper, easier to use, and uses all the core services of OS X.
- Scrivener (always my first and most used installed programme)
- Skim (Free PDF editor that meets my needs better than Preview)
- iClipboard (I couldn't do without this now I think!)
- Chrome (I don't like it but I have to have flash support sometimes)
- Default Folder X (Really, really useful little plug-in)
- Total Finder (Love the tabbed functionality of this one)
- Folder Brander (I like to make my folder icons more informative)
- Cubby (For backups)
I install lots of other stuff too that I use a lot, but these are the first.
Anyone use GrandPerspective?
- Xtrafinder (awesome Finder add-on: http://www.trankynam.com/xtrafinder/) - will probably be obsolete with Mavericks, though, I'm not sure.
ABBY FineReader Express
Adobe Digital Editions
Safari extensions - ClickToFlash and AdBlock