What programs should I get for my MacBook pro retina?

Mitchell112694

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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!
 

Tom G.

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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.
 

appleisgod

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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.
 

stevelam

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

sofianito

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

Dangerous Theory

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you dont care what the program does or the price you just want to buy stuff? jesus christ.
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??"
 

inlinevolvo

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Jul 11, 2012
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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?
 

tibi08

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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.....
 

stevelam

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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.....
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.
 

tibi08

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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.
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.
 

odin2free

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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
 

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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.
 

Sital

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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
 

Mitchell112694

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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.
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)?