What do you install on your new MacBook Air?

bit density

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Mar 5, 2004
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Firefox
Microsoft office
Adobe flash

Anything else that is necessary or useful?
This one seems to be missed. But this is ALWAYS on my laptop. Max volume is just too low out of the box. Makes watching tv or movies too difficult.

Audio Hijaak Pro

Makes the audio appropriately, "loud".
 

hkim1983

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Feb 5, 2009
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-Parallels (with Win7 & Office)
-Keynote
-Chrome
-VLC
-MplayerX (not everything works "perfectly" in VLC and vice-versa)
-Dropbox
-Xtrafinder (amazing)
-Evernote
-Colloquy
-Air Video Server
-Pocket
-The Unarchiver
-Transmission

I don't really need anything else, at least atm.
 

JMountainDew

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does anyone use any sort of mac cleaner? or is there a free version of cccleaner ?
Yes, there is a free version of ccleaner. There is a difference of opinion around these parts whether using such a utility is beneficial or harmful to your mac. I downloaded it to my new mba yesterday.
 

Zac10

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this might sound dumb, but coming from a first time mac laptop user, i was wondering how to download these apps.
i thought that you have to use app store to download everything on mac, but i dnt think this is the case as i cannot find vlc player and dropbox there.

should i use the same old way of downloading it from their websites?

thanks
 

t0rr3s

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Dec 23, 2010
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this might sound dumb, but coming from a first time mac laptop user, i was wondering how to download these apps.
i thought that you have to use app store to download everything on mac, but i dnt think this is the case as i cannot find vlc player and dropbox there.

should i use the same old way of downloading it from their websites?

thanks
Yes.
 

unlimitedx

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this might sound dumb, but coming from a first time mac laptop user, i was wondering how to download these apps.
i thought that you have to use app store to download everything on mac, but i dnt think this is the case as i cannot find vlc player and dropbox there.

should i use the same old way of downloading it from their websites?

thanks
yes for vlc and dropbox
 

Typswif2fingers

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Feb 17, 2010
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Dubai, UAE
Ah yes.. BetterTouchTool and VLC as already mentioned…

But also:
Total finder… Love it and BTT…
Chrome (although, for some reason I am finding the new Safari to be quite spectastic),
Postbox,
Dropbox,
MS Office 2011 and finally Spotify… everything else… is optional
 

Fattytail

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Apr 11, 2012
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well, let's see here:

MS Office for Mac
Skype
Adobe Creative Suite
Evernote
Chrome
iA Writer
Handbrake
Twitter
Lyn

And that's about it. Everything else is either pre-installed or not important enough to list here.
 

tortex

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May 21, 2009
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Sublime Text 2
Adobe CC
Forklift

That's it, uninstalled what I dont need, plenty of room left. I will be installing XCode 5 and Rubymine also.
 

Steve121178

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Apr 13, 2010
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My essentials are:

Chrome
Office 2011
Skype
VLC
Dropbox
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom
OnyX
CCleaner
Twitter
Adblock for Safari
VMware Fusion
Spotify
 

AppleMacNerd

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Jan 23, 2013
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United Kingdom
Microsoft Office
Final Cut Pro X
Photoshop CS6
Spotify

All the usual Apple stuff - garageband/imovie/iphoto etc...

Not much of my personal programs though have a desktop for anything major, laptop is for me to surf the web while on the go really.
 

CARABAO

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Jul 10, 2012
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Xcode
Coda
Eclipse
Virtual Box with IE 7, 8 and 9
MAMP
Adobe CS6 Production Premium
OpenOffice
AppCleaner
Onyx
 

hkim1983

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Feb 5, 2009
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office
photoshop
movist (way way way, wait, way better than mplayerX or VLC)
dropbox
How exactly is movist "way way way, wait, way better" than mplayerx or VLC? The only issues I have with either program is that it has trouble playing some .mp4 files, which interestingly enough, Quicktime player plays fine.
 

Rafaeldm

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Feb 4, 2013
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How exactly is movist "way way way, wait, way better" than mplayerx or VLC? The only issues I have with either program is that it has trouble playing some .mp4 files, which interestingly enough, Quicktime player plays fine.
well I was having out of sync on every 1080p mkv on mplayerX, and I don't like Vlc there is no easy way to play with the subtitle options, mplayerX was my favourite but movist is really worth the price