Must have Mac programs

Beeman99

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hmm, anyone have must have mac programs???
 

Dead EditHer

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Hey Beecunt, the only "must have" for a Mac is iLife, it's got all the programs you would ever need for photos, home movies, music(storing and creating), contact list, and videoconferencing made simple, big plus is it's included when you buy a Mac. If you need business type stuff, go with Microsoft Office for Mac, works the same way as Office on windoze, and it also has interoperability with the windows edition all the way back to Office 98. Quick books is also available in a Mac edition, if you need that type of thing.
 

stellarcomics

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Here's my list of must haves:
Acquisition - Mac "Limewire & BitTorrent" client
vlc-0.8.4 - plays just about any video format/codec
Toast 7 Titanium - the ONLY cd burning app you need
WireTap Pro - great for capturing audio on your mac
Firefox - better than Safari for most web browsing
Carbon Copy Cloner - hd backup utility
Flip4Mac - converts windows media to quicktime in your browser/quicktime player.
StuffIt Standard 9.0 - all purpose compress/decompress utility
Forty-TwoDVD-VXPlus 3.0.8 - dvd converter for ipods/psp/etc
Microsoft Office X - business app
VisualHub - a better video converter for ipod (I use it all the time)
Parallels - windows on your mac!
Snapz Pro X - screen cap pics and video with sound on your mac
GraphicConverter - all purpose picture app (better than iphoto)
HandBrake - the BEST dvd copying app
Delocalizer 1.1 - get rid of all the "extra" language fonts & shit on your mac (deletes about 1/2 gig of usesless crap)
File List - file re-naming app
MPlayer OSX - plays any video format
Transmit - great ftp app
Senuti - copy music FROM your ipod to your hd
 

Beeman99

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Here's my list of must haves:
Acquisition - Mac "Limewire & BitTorrent" client
vlc-0.8.4 - plays just about any video format/codec
Toast 7 Titanium - the ONLY cd burning app you need
WireTap Pro - great for capturing audio on your mac
Firefox - better than Safari for most web browsing
Carbon Copy Cloner - hd backup utility
Flip4Mac - converts windows media to quicktime in your browser/quicktime player.
StuffIt Standard 9.0 - all purpose compress/decompress utility
Forty-TwoDVD-VXPlus 3.0.8 - dvd converter for ipods/psp/etc
Microsoft Office X - business app
VisualHub - a better video converter for ipod (I use it all the time)
Parallels - windows on your mac!
Snapz Pro X - screen cap pics and video with sound on your mac
GraphicConverter - all purpose picture app (better than iphoto)
HandBrake - the BEST dvd copying app
Delocalizer 1.1 - get rid of all the "extra" language fonts & shit on your mac (deletes about 1/2 gig of usesless crap)
File List - file re-naming app
MPlayer OSX - plays any video format
Transmit - great ftp app
Senuti - copy music FROM your ipod to your hd

I found Senuti last night, I love that program
 

poopiebottoms

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Hand Brake and Mac the Ripper are awesome.

Also learning some basic unix/linux commands for ssh, scp, batch processing and file permissions is useful.

NeoOffice is a Mac face on OpenOffice. Though if you use office enough and deal with other people's files, the MS version is easiest to deal with. Though MS Office is the only program to crash my Mac.