What's you're favourite software?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by adm531, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. adm531 macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2009
    I'm geting a new mac and want to find out from everyone what their favourite applications are so i can download them and try.


    PS Anyone got a better, safer alternative to Limewire?
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    I'd assume you're talking about downloading official demo versions of said software, and not using Limewire to get your hands on pirated full versions?

    I ask because helping you with pirated software is against forum rules, so you might not get much luck asking for such assistance.
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Here are 2 lists of some of the most common software for the Mac

    Links to Software Recommendation Threads and List of Mac Software in the Guides

    There are no viruses for OSX, just be careful with any downloads. There are trojans, but they require you to enter your administrative password. I won't try to be your conscience, but downloads should be for freeware, trial versions or for purchase. Discussions of pirating software are not permitted on the Forum.

    Some of my favorites:

    iWork = Pages/Numbers/Keynote
    Open Office = MS Office replacement
    Graphic Converter
    Adium = chat client

    Coconut Battery
    iStat Menus
    Carbon Copy Cloner

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  4. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    He didn't ask for demos or shareware, full or pirated versions, nor did he ask for a LIST of all mac software. He asked a simple question " what is your favorite mac software?".

    To answer the OP, my current favorite is Tweetie. And for an alternative to limewire, just use Transmission (it is a BT client though, so I am not sure if it is the alternative you are looking for.
  5. i.shaun macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2008
    Click the link in my signature below for a list of some good apps for OS X.
  6. Dojan5 macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2009
    Better, yes, safer, no. It's called Frostwire and it's basically a free version of Limewire Pro.

    My fave apps, which I use a lot would be:
    Photoshop, Parallels, VMWare Fusion, Skype, iWork '09, Adium, Screen Flow, Xcode and XNJB.
    I don't think I have to explain any of these softwares apart from XNJB. I use XNJB so I can sync my Mp3 player, which happen to be a Creative Zen, to my Mac. Simple :p

    Come to think of it, I also love Growl, Glims, Synergy and CoolIris. Quicksilver is a cool app, but I don't use it anymore. CrossOver is great, using it I don't have to dual boot, or use Windows for all Windows apps I'd might want to run.

    Oh oh! Appfresh is a great application, and if you have lots of third party apps (Like moi), you'd might want to download Appfresh to keep them up to date. But I think Appfresh is still in BETA.
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Yes. Use your credit card to acquire software and media legally.

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