What programs / widgets can you not live without?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rogerh, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. rogerh macrumors member

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    Finally back to OS X on my new SR MBP :)

    Does anyone have any freeware programs I should install?

    I am looking for a good text editor replacement and bittorrent client.

    so far I have installed

    VLC
    Flip4Mac
    Perian for Quicktime
    Quicksilver

    If anyone could recommend some other programs/widgets I should install I would appreciate it a lot.
     
  2. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    Torrent program: Azureus Free
    Word editor: NeoOffice Free
    Also your title kinda off leading.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    Transmission is better than Azureus for the simple stuff...

    I second NeoOffice...there are great lists here :)
     
  4. BlackDan macrumors 6502

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    FTP: Transmit or alternatively Cyberduck or FUGU
    WEB: Flock or Firefox (maybe give Camino a try)
    IM: Adium
    VOIP: Skype
    Widgets: Callwave to send free sms; iStat for system monitoring

    Quicksilver is popular among many users too, but I just can't get used to it...

    I don't really use texteditors, so I can't help you with that. Maybe check BBEdit or textwrangler. if you're a writer you may also wanna try Scrivener.
     
  5. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

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  6. Toniola macrumors member

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    Check out my profile at http://osx.iusethis.com/user/antonio You can browse everyone's profile, and all available apps there.
    Sounds like you're starting off in the right direction. Flip4Mac is definitely essential, and they have a new dvd imaging app out called Drive In
    http://www.flip4mac.com/drivein.htm
    Lately I've been making great use of an app called info.xhead
    http://www.xheadsoftware.com/info_xhead.asp
    This list is endless...you'll find lots of text editors in the iusethis.com site, and you should probably check out http://www.versiontracker.com/ ....another good source, which you might know about already.
     
  7. hidehide macrumors 6502

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    For a good texteditor.. wait for the release of openoffice aqua version..
     
  8. ghall macrumors 68040

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    I have a lot (in no particular order):

    iWork - Keynote makes PowerPoint look like a toy, and Pages has a lot going for it.
    iCal - A great program for my disorganized mind.
    Mail - Best mail client ever. Period.
    iTunes - Nuff said.
    Safari - Best web browser in my opinion.
    FireFox - For everything Safari can't do.
    Address Book - Another great program for my disorganized mind.
    iPhoto - Over 500 photos, so I need soewhere to put them.
    Automator - Mainly use it to batch convert images.
    Adium - Great to chat with my AIM/.Mac/GoogleTalk friends.
    Skype - Talk to my friend all the time, great replacement for the phone.
    Celtx - Great for writing all those crazy movies that I will probably never be able to make
    HandBrake - Anime on my iPod. Nuff said.
    Google SketchUp - It's just so fun!
    iStopMotion - One word: Legos.
    Vienna - Helps me stay updated with MacRumors. :D
    Cash Box - A great way to manage bank accounts, that is easy on the bank account (it's free).

    And last but not least:
    Mac OS X - The OS software that makes it all happen. :D
     
  9. gloss macrumors 601

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    VoodooPad is a handy wiki-notepad that I use for class notes.

    edit: Holy cow, CeltX is cool.
     
  10. BlackDan macrumors 6502

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    I've commented in RED
     
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  12. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    Is legos an american saying where I live we say Lego so does the company.
     
  13. BlackDan macrumors 6502

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    I wanna add Applejack to my list of favourites. Cocktail and Onyx aren't bad either. Pick any of them and you can keep your mac in perfect shape.
     
  14. gloss macrumors 601

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    LEGO is the company/brandname, but I think we refer to 'Legos' colloquially as the plural. Or 'Lego blocks'.
     
  15. Nevrsadie macrumors regular

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    Programs- Quickslver
    without a doubt the coolest free program I have ever used. Practically eliminated my dock.

    Widgets-
    iStat pro-all the info you need to know about your mac.
    MacTip- I honestly learn a ton of stuff from this.
    Conference Call Omni- Lets me track mutiple sports teams, scores and schedules.
     

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