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    Re: Apple - Essential Applications

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    you need to grow a huge wirey beard, wash alot less, get a jumper with elbow patches and make sure you collect as much splash-back in the urinal's as possble, cos you won't smell of wee otherwise.
    Alternatively, just watch Entourage and say, "Hey, I'm using the same computer as all those sexy people in LA!"

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    Re: Apple - Essential Applications

    heh


    More applications to add:

    - Handbrake
    - AppFresh
    - TinkerTool
    - TextExpander
    - NuFile
    - FuGu


    Last edited by DR; 16-08-2007 at 08:22 AM.

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    Re: Apple - Essential Applications

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    More to add - iAlertU
    its a fun wee app.. but i wouldnt say necessary, unless you plan to leave your mac sitting places unattended...

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    Re: Apple - Essential Applications

    No love for SuperDuper?

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    Re: Apple - Essential Applications

    check out perian from google cuz its a great codec

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    Re: Apple - Essential Applications

    Well they may be kind of nerdy (read really nerdy), but some utilities and basic apps are really useful:

    BBEdit lite (basic text editor)
    Terminal (sometimes you just need to get around some silly for your own good protection)
    X11 (The ability to run linux software allows many open source projects to provide Mac versions)
    XCode (best IDE, EVER)

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    Re: Apple - Essential Applications

    Skitch - A great app for quick screen grab, post to web, and then copies the hosted url to the clipboard for pasting straight into forum posts

    Ideal.

    I've got 2 beta invites if anyone is interested?

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    Re: Apple - Essential Applications

    I would second the recommendation of Quicksilver, I'm lost on a computer without it.

    Also Growl is pretty handy, as is SpiritedAway (hides inactive apps), VirtueDesktops (multiple desktops), MarcoPolo (automatic location detection and changing of network settings etc)
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    Showing my darkside here, but Tomato is not a bad freeware torrent client, and Speed Downloader 4 is a nice download manager. SD4 is shareware though...
    X-Chat Aqua is also good for IRC

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    Re: Apple - Essential Applications

    Quick three from me. All premium stuff though, no freeware.

    CSSEdit - A bit niche, but I love this app so much, probably my favourite on OS X. Saves me a lot of time.
    Transmit - FTP software.
    XTorrent - Only Torrent app on OS X I've been able to tolerate. I've not liked Azureus since I replaced it with uTorrent on my PC, horrible clunky thing. Others haven't worked particularly well or have been too basic. Search thing is rather nifty.

    Oh and second the Adium choice. Went through all the IM apps a couple of weekends ago and I found it to be the best one by far.

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    Re: Apple - Essential Applications

    most of the programs I use are on the list

    There's also a free program called 'Burn' which I use for backups - burn-osx.sourceforge.net

    Also I can't believe this one has not been mentioned - VirtueDesktops - virtuedesktops.info

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    Re: Apple - Essential Applications

    Another app I don't see on the list which I use almost everyday is CoverSutra

    Brilliant for playing music on iTunes without going into the iTunes GUI. Also some cool hotkey combo's for changing to the next track. It also supports last.fm which is cool and saves running a lastfm app in the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    - iLife08
    - Skype
    - Adium
    - Little Snitch
    - ClamXav
    - Cyberduck
    - Azureus
    - DivX
    - VLC
    - RCdefaultApp
    - UnrarX
    - CoRD
    - MenuMeters

    - Bootcamp/VMWare/Parallels
    - Adobe CS3

    That's my list so far...
    thank u.

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    Re: Apple - Essential Applications

    Perian - Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats. Install that and QuickTime, and hence Front Row, will play back all sorts of stuff that it doesn't out of the box such as divx.

    For anything that Perian won't handle, and to play DVD's from any region without mucking around with changing your drive region (which you can only do five times) try VLC

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    Re: Apple - Essential Applications

    http://www.osxbmc.com/ is getting pretty close to complete.

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