Which software should be installed / would be useful to have on a new Mac?your recommendations are most welcome.My list includes:Flip4MacFirefoxOther recommendations?
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.htmlOf course you will also need a backup device/location.Dave
coolprash saysWhich software should be installed / would be useful to have on a new Mac?your recommendations are most welcome.My list includes:Flip4MacFirefoxOther recommendations?OmniGraffleOmniOutlinerGoogle Earthcrassfool
http://macspecialist.org/content/articles/essential_apps/that's a huge list.
coolprash sayshttp://macspecialist.org/content/articles/essential_apps/that's a huge list.Wow, they need to go look up the word "essential."crassfool
well :Dit 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 MacVLCReal PlayerFirefoxNeoOfficeOnyxCyberduck (FTP)Stuffit For a person interested only in email - Internet - word processingThose pieces of software should cover almost everything.
Here are the first ones I would install if I brought home a new Mac:VLC - media player than handles a ton of different formatsTextWrangler - text editorQuicksilver - calling it a launcher isn't doing it justiceAdium - IM clientVoodooPad - notepad that acts like a bunch of webpages, very coolMacJanitor - runs OSX maintenance tasks
CarbonCopyClonerDiskWarriorNot 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
Backup Software - My current favorite is SuperDuperI'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
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 maintenanceTechTool Pro -- disk maintenanceAdium -- many chat clientNotetaker -- A binder approach to notes, stories, etc.Moneydance or Quicken -- for account trackingBlogBridge or another RSS reader.StickybrainMany 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
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