What software do you use?

Baseline

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As I'm planning to get a Powerbook once they release the next model, I figure it's time I start learning a bit about what software I should get.

I've never had a Mac before, so I'm just wondering, what software does everyone run/love? Just a sampling of your favourite programs or OS X hacks would be fantastic.
 

buffsldr

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Photoshop
dreamweaver
internet explorer
flash
microsoft office
the iApps
quicktime
transmit (ftp)
 

mac15

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Dec 29, 2001
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igetter (download manger)
duality (theme changer)
final cut pro 3 (pro movies editor)
quake 3
unreal
pitbull pro (hotline clone)

web browsers
omniweb ( simply the best)
or chimera ( getting there)

audion (mp3 player)
and illustrator 10 and photoshop if your into that sort of thing
although illustrator is kinda slow

But welcome to the mac community and I hopw you enjoy years of simple crash free computing

APPLE FOR LIFE
 

Mr. Anderson

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Photoshop
Illustrator
Final Cut Pro
Newtek Lightwave
Quark
Flash
Dreamweaver
Golive
Cleaner
Starry Night Pro
DragThing
and
MS Office

These are the ones I use on a regular basis.
 

edesignuk

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London, England
Office X
Photoshop 7
Dreamweaver 4
Flash 4/5
Fireworks 4
Bryce 5
Swish 3D
iApps - iPhoto, iDVD, iTunes (Great with the iPod), iMovie
Limewire
Toast Titanium (For burning CD'z)
Samba (To share filez with my Windows network)
Virtual PC 5
Norton AntiVirus 8
...and some other bits and pieces...
 

kishba

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When I'm working on something:

Photoshop 7
Final Cut Pro 3
After Effects 5.5
Office X
BBEdit
iApps
Limewire
Sputnix
Toast Titanium
Transmit
Virtual PC 5

Open all the time:

Adium (AIM client--the best)
OmniWeb (the bestest browser)
Mail
MacJournal
Watson

These are some incredible programs... I suggest you try out as many of them as you can!
 

Taft

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Jan 31, 2002
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Chicago
OmniWeb
Mozilla
iTunes
Fire
XDarwin and a bunch of open source sw
Mail
Quicktime
Palm Desktop
Project Builder
Graphic Converter

And they are all free/shareware!!

The only software I uswe that isn't free is Mathematica and IDEA (a Java dev tool).

Matthew
 

eyelikeart

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Jan 2, 2001
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software I use regularly

Adobe Photoshop 6 & 7
Macromedia Freehand 8,9 & 10
QuarkXpress
Adobe Illustrator 9
ATM Deluxe
Adobe Pagemaker (only when I have to!)
Microsoft Outlook Express
Adobe Streamline
Simpletext (it's great for leaving notes on jobs!)
Virex
iTunes
iPhoto
Internet Explorer
AIM
Fire
Mail
LimeWire
Hotline Client
Norton SystemWorks
Stuffit Deluxe

let me think if there's more... ;)
 

jefhatfield

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outlook
internet explorer
netscape navigator
photoshop 5.5
illustrator 8.0
pagemaker 6.5
appleworks
quicktime

i would like to get mac office 2001 and abobe acrobat 5.0 full version and that would round things out nicely

i only have an old rev. a ibook so premiere, final cut pro, and high end games are out of the question...but if i had high end 14.1 inch ibook or tibook, then i would reconsider
 

Baseline

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Southern Ontario
Thanks for all the responses!

I guess I shouldn't be surprised to see so many graphic design packages listed. I wish I was actually into that stuff :)

Taft: How well does XDarwin work? In the PC world, I run a dual-boot Linux/Windows machine, so I'm very interested in running a lot of my Linux software under OS X. Does it simply let you run an X program from the terminal without rebooting the machine? And have you been able to install/run any QT programs with it?

And what ICQ clients do people use? I noticed Kishba saying you used Adium for AIM, but everyone I know is on ICQ. I'm aware that there is an OS X ICQ client, but I haven't heard of anyone using it, or of any adequate competing software.

Thanks again!
 

kishba

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Dec 11, 2001
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Michigan
Originally posted by Baseline
And what ICQ clients do people use? I noticed Kishba saying you used Adium for AIM, but everyone I know is on ICQ. I'm aware that there is an OS X ICQ client, but I haven't heard of anyone using it, or of any adequate competing software.

Thanks again!
I'm fairly certain "Fire" supports ICQ (along with the aol network)

i used it once before but since i only use aol instant messenger i didn't keep it when i got a new computer

i'm there are other programs like fire that will work with icq