What do you use your Mac for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RiCEADDiCTBOY, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a

    RiCEADDiCTBOY

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    This is for all Macbook and MBP users. On a daily basis...what do you use your MB/MBP for? :apple:
     
  2. thebassoonist macrumors 6502a

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    Internet/mail/blogging, iTunes, word processing (usually in Pages).

    Once a week - audio editing (Garageband) and photo organizing and fixing.

    About twice a month - making videos.
     
  3. tersono macrumors 68000

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  4. Viper2005 macrumors 6502

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    I use my MBP for

    Internet surfing
    Email
    Watching videos
    Occasionally real work

    I would like to use my MBP for Camera RAW editing, but the screen just doesn't cut it, and both Aperture and Lightroom won't allow me to work in sRGB workspace, so I have to resort to Capture one pro on my XP desktop to do my processing workflow.
     
  5. RiCEADDiCTBOY thread starter macrumors 6502a

    RiCEADDiCTBOY

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    What do you mean the screen doesn't cut it? I'm surprised you would have to resort to working on a XP desktop to get the job done. I know alot that do professional photography and have yet to touch a PC for anything.
     
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  7. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    Preserving my VHS tapes. Video editing from my Camcorder, Music watching, 1080p movies, mail, internet, photo booth, a little bit of everything basically.
     
  8. shecky Guest

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    the screen on a MBP is nowhere near good enough for "proper" color correction and print work. i use a MBP and hook it to an external monitor for that sort of thing.
     
  9. rinux macrumors newbie

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    Matlab

    Matlab all the time ! Sometimes Xcode..
     
  10. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

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    Apps I use more than once a week:

    Safari/Mail/iTunes/iCal/iChat/iSale/iPhoto/Pages/iWeb/Cyberduck
     
  11. pamon macrumors 6502

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    porn....:):):)

    it's amazing how much you can fit on one of these hard drives and with multiple quicktime windows, it's a dream...:):)

    sorry... someone was thinking it...
     
  12. SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

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    My MacBook Pro stays pretty busy. I did purchase it primarily for photo editing. I use the following almost everyday:

    Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Skype, Adium, Handbreak, MacTheRipper, Office, iTunes, VLC, Firefox
     
  13. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Refreshingly candid reply ... and you surely have lots of company.
     
  14. eXan macrumors 601

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    Web browsing, email, adium, word processing, translating languages, music, sometimes movies (prefer TV for that), Handbrake and likes, photo editing in aperture/photoshop, rarely video editing in Final cut pro/Motion, also, iWeb/dreamweaver for my site and some GarageBand when I feel like making music :p

    Edit: lol forgot gaming :D
     
  15. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    Everything my XP box used to do and more :D

    Mainly browsing, mail, itunes, hey a bit of comic life is good :)
    For work I use the vmware fusion on it.

    I nearly bought another macmini as a media centre but thought I would save the cash and instead just use the macbook to play full 1080p movies through my 47" HD LCD. its great, its connected via DVI-HDMI and also use the optical out of the Macbook to give full 5.1 sound.
     
  16. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    I use mine for watching porn, DVDs, downloading videos, iTunes, iPhoto, mail, Skype and word processing.
     
  17. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    My MBP gets used for Internet, email, iTunes, syncing iTunes with my iPhone and 160GB Classic and that's about it.
     
  18. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    Web browsing, email, graphics design, web development, and music. And sometimes the occasional game in my Boot Camp partition.
     
  19. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    Internet Browsing, mail, Entertainment (music, movies), bootcamp (games, ms office, 3d modeling).
     
  20. paola105 macrumors 6502

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    Internet surfing, iTunes, occasional Photoshop, Aidum, sometimes video editing, word processing, key note.
     
  21. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    Pretty much everything...internet, office work, web development, WoW, etc. But the main reason I bought it was for photo management and audio recording.


    I'm building a PC this weekend to take care of my gaming fix :)
     
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  23. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    I use mine to run a numerical weather prediction model.
     
  24. Octobot macrumors regular

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    The Basics.. plus 3D, Graphic Design, Photo Retouching, Motion Graphics, Live VJ'ing, Web Design, Programing, Tinkering and a little gaming.

    Career, research and fun.
     
  25. Surely Guest

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    Hey, don't put me in the same room as pamon..... ;)
     

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