What do you install on your new MacBook Air?

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  1. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

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    Firefox
    Microsoft office
    Adobe flash

    Anything else that is necessary or useful?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    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.
     
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  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Dropbox
    MS Office
    Adobe CS6
    Textwrangler
    Handbrake
    Google Chrome
    WiFi Explorer
    Viscosity
    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.
     
  5. falconeight Guest

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    office
    iwork
    dropbox
    and........wait..........wait........clear day weather app.
     
  6. JMountainDew macrumors regular

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    Pandora Radio
    iWork
    Olive Tree Bible
    Skype
    And waiting now for iBooks
     
  7. unlimitedx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    One question, which VPN provider do you use/recommend with viscosity?
     
  8. imjoee macrumors 6502

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    iWork
    FCP
    LR 4
    Dropbox
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Photo editing apps


    I want aperture
    I mainly use my Mac for photo editing.
     
  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    I rolled my own actually, using OpenVPN and a linux Virtual Private Server. Though I hear WiTopia is pretty good.
     
  10. revisionA macrumors 6502

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    Aperture
    NI Komplete
    Ableton Live
    MS Office for school
    Pixelmator
    Chrome
     
  11. yuedatte macrumors newbie

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    iWork
    Dropbox
    Chrome
    Candybar
    Papers
    Prism
    SPSS
    Matlab
    Photoshop
    kindle
    SnapNDrag
    Spotify
    :eek::eek::eek:
     
  12. luisito macrumors regular

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    MS Office
    Adobe Flash

    and then..

    a bunch of crazy engineering software; just the normal stuff for a mechanical engineer student.
     
  13. t0rr3s macrumors 6502

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    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)
    Motion
    FCPX
    Lightroom (my go to app for managing and post processing; im into photography)
    Illustrator
    Xtrafinder (this will probably be gone when Mavericks arrives)
    Photoshop
    Alfred (my app launcher, amongst the many things it does)
    Bartender (keeps it neat)
     
  14. Woyzeck macrumors 6502

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    Isn't that installed by default these days ?
     
  15. yuedatte macrumors newbie

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    No. I mean graphpad Prism. For statistics.
     
  16. drxcm macrumors regular

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    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:

    Dropbox
    Skype
    VLC
    Transmission
    Office
    Keynote
    Chrome
    Flash
    Caffeine
    CCcleaner
    Parallels
    Little snitch
     
  17. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    iWork
    Pixelmator
    Flash Player :p

    Only the first two are really necessary. ;)
     
  18. unlimitedx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you prefer pixelmator over photoshop?
     
  19. flight macrumors regular

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    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
    Evernote
    Dropbox
     
  20. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    Most definitely. Cheaper, easier to use, and uses all the core services of OS X.
     
  21. Scylax macrumors regular

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    - 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.
     
  22. unlimitedx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  23. wermy macrumors regular

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    - Chrome
    - Dropbox
    - Xcode
    - Xtrafinder (awesome Finder add-on: http://www.trankynam.com/xtrafinder/) - will probably be obsolete with Mavericks, though, I'm not sure.
    - SourceTree
     
  24. halledise macrumors 65816

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    ABBY FineReader Express
    Adobe Digital Editions
    Boom
    ClipGrab
    Frostwire
    Handbrake
    iWork
    iExtractMP3
    MacXVideo Converter
    MPlayerX
    Jumsoft Clipart
    Speech Pack
    Wuala
     
  25. iterva, Jun 24, 2013
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    iterva macrumors regular

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    Basics

    iWork
    Chrome+Drive
    Spotify
    Xcode
    Skype
    Adobe Flash
    Safari extensions - ClickToFlash and AdBlock :rolleyes:
     

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