No. of Recommendations: 0
Which software should be installed / would be useful to have on a new Mac?

your recommendations are most welcome.

My list includes:

Flip4Mac
Firefox

Other recommendations?
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 2
Which software should be installed / would be useful to have on a new Mac?

Backup Software - My current favorite is SuperDuper
http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html

Of course you will also need a backup device/location.
Dave
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 1
coolprash says

Which software should be installed / would be useful to have on a new Mac?

your recommendations are most welcome.

My list includes:

Flip4Mac
Firefox

Other recommendations?

OmniGraffle
OmniOutliner
Google Earth

crassfool
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 0
Launchbar!

joe
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 2
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 3
coolprash says

http://macspecialist.org/content/articles/essential_apps/

that's a huge list.

Wow, they need to go look up the word "essential."

crassfool
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 0
well :D

it still gives you a handy reference for tons of cool mac software.

I decided that the essential ADDITIONAL software would be:

Windows Media Player / Flip 4 Mac
VLC
Real Player

Firefox
NeoOffice

Onyx

Cyberduck (FTP)
Stuffit

For a person interested only in email - Internet - word processing
Those pieces of software should cover almost everything.


Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 0
Here are the first ones I would install if I brought home a new Mac:

VLC - media player than handles a ton of different formats
TextWrangler - text editor
Quicksilver - calling it a launcher isn't doing it justice
Adium - IM client
VoodooPad - notepad that acts like a bunch of webpages, very cool
MacJanitor - runs OSX maintenance tasks
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 1
CarbonCopyCloner
DiskWarrior

Not software, but related: I highly recommend getting a spare drive the same size as your internal drive and doing a backup to it at least once a month.

Ascalon


Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 0
Backup Software - My current favorite is SuperDuper

I've been using Retrospect Express for years for my backup. It has the very useful ability to do multiple writes to a CD meaning I can use on CD for several weeks worth of backups.

http://www.macworld.com/2002/07/reviews/retrospect/

-murray
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 0
Just depends on what you want to do.. There are several alternatives to running MS Office for example.

I agree with many of the other posters..
Omnigraffle -- charting.
Diskwarrior -- disk maintenance
TechTool Pro -- disk maintenance
Adium -- many chat client
Notetaker -- A binder approach to notes, stories, etc.
Moneydance or Quicken -- for account tracking
BlogBridge or another RSS reader.
Stickybrain

Many of the above applications don't fit for everyone in every instance. Some open source software is just as functional as name brand.

Congrats on the new Mac,
K
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 0

Hi Ascalon,

Just a reminder that YOU are

Trooper of the Day

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=23878532&post=true

€z
Print the post Back To Top
Advertisement