What to purchase with my iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ranman444, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. ranman444 macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2008
    Within the next few weeks I will purchasing an iMac . I am going for the 2.4 with the 20" screen. What are other programs/software/hardware people think are a must for thier iMacs. I will purchase iWorks. Any other recomendations?
  2. JSchwage macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    An external hard drive for backing up your data with Time Machine. One piece of software I can't live without is 1Password.
  3. YuriVoorhak macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    I'll tell you what you don't need... a mousepad! There's one in the box already! :D

    *ducks and runs*
  4. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    If you don't already have an external hard drive, definitely buy one. Time Machine is an amazing piece of software.

    As far as the rest of it is concerned, it all depends upon what you're going to use your Mac for. Maybe you could tell us what you normally do with your PC and we can recommend Mac software/hardware.
  5. Theatrics macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2007
    San Diego
    It isn't a mouse pad, its a cloth for cleaning the iMac's glass. :p

    Colloquy is a excellent free IRC client.
    Twitterrific is a great little app if you use Twitter.
    I love AppZapper.
    And yes, Time Machine is a great thing to take advantage of since it comes with Leopard, so you should get an external HD for it. I use a Western Digital MyBook. (Home Edition for firewire)
  6. YuriVoorhak macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    lmao! I know that, and you know that.
    Some people...notsomuch.
    I take it you missed the thread about this.
  7. Theatrics macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2007
    San Diego
    Yeah, i figured you knew with the "*ducks and runs*" bit. :p
    I once saw an iMac review on youtube and the person in the video said it was a mouse pad. ahahah, its a horrible mouse pad if it is!
  8. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2007
    MD & ATL,GA
    Haha, i didn't miss the thread, were you the OP?
  9. YuriVoorhak macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    Unfortunately, no. My first thought was that Apple was nice enough to provide a microfiber cloth. My second thought was, "Why is this microfiber cloth leaving macro fibers all over my iMac?"
  10. TTTimo macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2008
    Are you interested in looking at free software too? There's a lot of good, free software for Macs. You can check them out at:


    Personally I use some of them, so those are definitely good recommendations. It will save you a lot of $$$ :D

    If you do graphic design, you can get a digital pen tablet. Wacom has got good ones. You can also add a USB hub.
  11. brop52 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2007
    I've had the opposite result. The cloth with the iMac is the only microfiber cloth that doesn't leave behind fibers.
  12. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    Don't know how much you want to spend, but if you do much with iTunes, you should check out the Apple TV. It is a great way to listen to your music with your sound system, without having to plug in your iPod, etc. The new movie rental options is cool too.

    Video Podcasts (TWIT, MacBreak Weekly, DL.TV, anything from Revision 3) are all great to watch/listen to on the Apple TV.

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