What Mac software can you not live without?

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  1. mrpeepers macrumors regular

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    Time for one of these threads...

    What Mac software can you not live without? Freeware or otherwise.

    Peace

    M

    For me:
    SuperDuper (hurry it up already)
    Adium
    Office 2008
    Firefox
    Quicksilver
     
  2. petvas macrumors 601

    petvas

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    * iLife '08
    * iChat
    * Safari
    * Visual Hub
    * Handbrake
    * Unison
    * MacPar Deluxe
    * Toast Titanium
    * Mail.app
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    QuickSilver
    Inquisitor
    Adium
    Netnewswire
    Growl

    While I love Pages, I could be happy with alternatives, and the same goes for Safari.
     
  4. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    Not too many I can't live without. At least that doesn't come on the Mac (like iLife). But I can't live without FileMaker Pro, Firefox and Office. Maybe throw CS3 in there, but if I had to, I could make do with something else.
     
  5. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

    funkychunkz

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    iTunes
    Amadeus
    Intaglio
    Camino
    Httpmail (plugin)
    Devonthink
    Pacifist
    Spark
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    I wish that worked for my Hotmail account...I have to use the horrible web interface for now :(
     
  7. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

    deputy_doofy

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    Garageband
    Firefox
    VLC
    iChat
    iTunes
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  8. walnuts macrumors 6502

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    Quicksilver- it was the first program I installed on my brand new Macbook last week.
     
  9. littlewaywelt macrumors regular

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    for those of us that are new to the imac world, can you give a brief description of what the programs you can't live without do?
     
  10. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    OmniFocus. I've only been using it for 2 weeks, but it's totally changing my personal productivity. I'm actually completing tasks and actions to reach my goals instead of just watching TV, browsing MR and so on! It's ace.
     
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  12. saxman macrumors 6502

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    I could live without these apps, but if I'm using a computer for most work items, I have to use:

    Entourage (have to connect to an Exchange server with no IMAP)
    Word & Excel (currently running 2008, but I could live with 04)
    Finale (music notation)
    Dr. Betotte (metronome)
    iTunes
    Filemaker Pro
    Audacity
    Pro Tools
     
  13. DJAKO macrumors 6502a

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  14. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Papers
    Mail
    iWork 08 (Pages & Keynote)
    iLife 08
    Adobe Lightroom
    iCal
     
  15. mrpeepers thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool! I learned about some software I've never even heard of! Mission accomplished!

    Anyone else?
     
  16. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

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    firefox - simply because safari won't let me access my college email account. i've never known why, but just live with it.

    Exposé - i know it's not really software, but i could not live without it. with no taskbar, like xp, it's hard to know what windows are open, but exposé rules out the need for a taskbar, and is much cooler.

    i'll get back to this thread when i'm on my mac and realise there's something i always use! :)
     
  17. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Lack of these won't put me in the ground, but I'm partial to them since there aren't easy alternatives that I'm aware of:

    Quicksilver
    NeoOffice
     
  18. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Aperture
    Photoshop
    Office 2008
    iTunes - I need my music.
     
  19. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    Most important ones...
    * Camino
    * Adium
    * iTunes
    * Terminal
    * Mail
    * VLC
    * Preview
     
  20. FelixMC macrumors member

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    cs3
    ms word
    iwork 08
    ilife 06
    adium
    rise of nations gold
    diablo 2
    star craft
    taco html
    safari
    quartz composer
    apple works
    snapz pro
    activity monitor
    terminal
    cyber duck
    mail
     
  21. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Firefox
    VLC
    Adobe CS3
    Office 2008
    Corel Painter
    Adium
     
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    Mac-Addict

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    Transmission
    Safari
    Quicklook in finder
    Twitterific
    Pixelmator
     

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