What programs should I get for my MacBook pro retina?

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  1. Mitchell112694 macrumors newbie

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    Here are my specs: MacBook Pro Retina
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    2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
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    16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
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    512GB Flash Storage



    What programs are good to have, I dont care what they are used for or price just give me some ideas, also what are some really good games too like call of duty or forza 3 games not mac store games?

    Thanks everyone and feel free to repost items so I know it's a must have!
     
  2. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Standard question in return:

    What are you going to use your MacBook for?

    A few that I can recommend may not be anything that you can use, but here are a couple.

    For photo work, iPhoto and Arperture.

    Also the iWorks set of Apps Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
     
  3. appleisgod macrumors regular

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    Live Wallpaper is a cool app for your desktop. Has a bunch of different themes that show time and weather on the wallpaper. Sure, you could just use geektool to do the same thing for fee, but for 99 cents, it's much easier.
     
  4. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    you dont care what the program does or the price you just want to buy stuff? jesus christ.
     
  5. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    Since the price is not a deal breaker, why didn't you get the 768GB flash storage? It is a pity, you were sooo close to the Nirvana... :p
     
  6. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's time you stopped confessing to the Iphone 2G in your signature :p
     
  7. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    I was thinking this while reading it. "What the ****, he's spent like £3k on a computer, doesn't have a clue what to do with it, and is willing to spend any amount of money on any random program no matter how useful??"
     
  8. inlinevolvo macrumors 6502

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    What does this have to do with the macbook pro? Isn't there an open lounge for these questions? Not sure what response you are looking for, are we to make decisions for you?
     
  9. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair to OP, I did get the same feeling after I finished setting up my rMBP... you sit there with everything working, thinking... what can I do to really utilise this machine. Maybe an interest game, or an app that shows off the hardware.....
     
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Based on information you gave regarding what you use your computer for:

    Firefox
    Chrome
    iTunes
    Safari
    Quicktime
    VLC
    Call of Duty

    Oh sorry, I didn't see this crucial piece of info:
    Just download all of these:
    http://www.apple.com/osx/apps/app-store.html
     
  11. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    buy every program than you wont have to worry about not having it
     
  12. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Why? It's tied for the best iPhone built.
     
  13. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    maybe you should be asking yourself why you even bothered to buy the rmbp if you have absolutely no clue what to do with it.
     
  14. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    That's an extremely ignorant comment. Just because you take a moment to sit back and wonder how to begin making the most of your new purchase, clearly that doesn't mean you don't have a clue what to do with it. Perhaps you are jealous, or perhaps you are such an inane, mindless individual that you don't actually think about things before you do them.
     
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    SAP and Oracle Financials are good for starters.
     
  17. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Most expensive Oracle application license I saw was about $280k. Imagine pirating that :cool:
     
  18. odin2free macrumors member

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    All adobe products...
    Lightroom being key LR4 should be amazing on this wait
    Macbook air 2.13 C2D 4Gigs memory running LR3 with ease...and handles Gimp (FREE) like a champ...interesting...

    Should get CAD Software you can design tons with what your getting...
    retina display start paying subscriptions for that you**** hahah
    it will always be high def
     
  19. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    You should only download apps as you need them. Good to save space.
     
  20. \-V-/ Suspended

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    OP... what do you want to do with your computer? What are your hobbies? What are you interested in getting into? I mean seriously... you have a workhorse of a laptop at your disposal...you can do almost anything. It's hard to give recommendations when we have absolutely no idea what interests you. Give us some ideas.
     
  21. Sital macrumors 68000

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    I think I get where the OP is coming from. For me, it's not a matter of knowing what to use my MBP for -- I use it for plenty of stuff. But, I'm always on the lookout for new software or new ways to use it that maybe I hadn't thought of before. Sometimes these things are useful, sometimes not, but I like tinkering.

    So...I'll mention some apps that I like, even if they end up being of no use to the OP.

    iPhoto
    Moneydance
    MacFamilyTree
    BusyCal
    Alfred
     
  22. Mitchell112694 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I do HD video editing, tons with music and movies, downloading large files, and a lot of web surfing

    I would also like to get into gaming so what actual games are available for the Mac (not from Mac app store)?
     
  23. Outkast27 macrumors 6502

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    look up bettertouch tool and isnap,very cool little tools for mac.
     
  24. ~robbert macrumors newbie

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    Lol @24 channels :) It looks nice though.
     

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