what programs do you recommend

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Decahedron, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Decahedron macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2005
    for new ibook.
    i just ordered mine.
    so far ive got office 2004

    anyone else have any recommendations?
    btw im about to be a freshman in college, so yeah.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Welcome to the Forum

    Lots of threads on this if you do a search... you will find all you can handle and more.

    Check out Version Tracker

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  3. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    If you look up the department your gonna be in, I think there are a list of software you may need. Usually there is a general computer requirement with a list of software you need. Call the computer store at your college to ask what you may need. The only thing I can think of is Office and iWork and maybe toast.
  4. EJBasile macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    You know how I feel when people say stuff like this :mad: :mad:

    In addition of office 2004:

    iWorks- Pages sucks but Keynote does some pretty awsome transitions that will "wow" your crowd

    AppleWorks can help you out sometimes, I rarely use it but sometimes its good to have

    Inspiration for making webs and outlines

    Adobe photoshop, indesign, etc if you need it -it's pretty pricey though

    Glider Pro- Fun yet stupid game (search on version tracker

    I can't think of any thing else of the top of my head right now.
  5. ham_man macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2005
    -Synergy. Once you use this, iTunes is never the same. (6.13)
    -Meteorologist. Beats the crap out of the weather widget. (Free)
    -OmniWeb. Just try it out, and you will never see Safari as satisfactory again. (30.00)
    -Transmit. Great FTP app. (25.00)
    -iPulse. Great system monitoring app. (13.00)
    -iWork. Leaner than anything Microsoft makes, and satisfactory for doing everything but the most necessary steps. (50.00)
    -OnyX. Keeps your system nice and clean. (Free)
    -SuperDuper!. Great for backups. (20.00)

    Those are my recommendations. Enjoy your Mac!!!
  6. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    Im a first time switcher, and entering as a freshman in college as well..

    I already got MS Office. I chose it because with my PB i wasnt impressed at all by iWork (didnt see much to offer). Since Im already familiar with Office I went with that.

    Im also contemplating on getting Virtual PC, but Im going to goto college first and see if I even need a PC. My friends that are in college have told me some professors actually require you to have a PC to take their classes (study, quiz, etc)

    As for web browsing I use Camino. Its completely free, brought to you by the good people of Mozilla and its definately the fastest browser I have yet to toy with. Still love FireFox though but Camino is definately a better browser.
  7. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Edit: Thought better than to respond to this

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]

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