What do you install on your new MacBook Air?

unlimitedx

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Firefox
Microsoft office
Adobe flash

Anything else that is necessary or useful?
 

scaredpoet

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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.
 

unlimitedx

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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.
One question, which VPN provider do you use/recommend with viscosity?
 

imjoee

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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.
 

luisito

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Nov 15, 2012
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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.
 

t0rr3s

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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)
 

drxcm

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Nov 2, 2010
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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
 

Slix

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Mar 24, 2010
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iWork
Pixelmator
Flash Player :p

Only the first two are really necessary. ;)
 

flight

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I used to install Perian, but it seems to be abandonware now.
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
 

Scylax

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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.
 

iterva

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Jun 16, 2013
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Sweden
Basics

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