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Author: coolprash Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 66228  
Subject: software for new Mac Date: 2/3/2006 12:54 PM
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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?
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Author: TooManyDaves One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 31658 of 66228
Subject: Re: software for new Mac Date: 2/3/2006 1:01 PM
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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


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Author: crassfool Big funky green star, 20000 posts Feste Award Nominee! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 31659 of 66228
Subject: Re: software for new Mac Date: 2/3/2006 1:08 PM
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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

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Author: FlyingDiver Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 31661 of 66228
Subject: Re: software for new Mac Date: 2/3/2006 1:35 PM
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Launchbar!

joe


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Author: coolprash Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 31663 of 66228
Subject: Re: software for new Mac Date: 2/3/2006 2:39 PM
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http://macspecialist.org/content/articles/essential_apps/

that's a huge list.

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Author: crassfool Big funky green star, 20000 posts Feste Award Nominee! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 31664 of 66228
Subject: Re: software for new Mac Date: 2/3/2006 3:18 PM
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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

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Author: coolprash Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 31668 of 66228
Subject: Re: software for new Mac Date: 2/3/2006 4:35 PM
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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.




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Author: dmcostello Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 31669 of 66228
Subject: Re: software for new Mac Date: 2/3/2006 5:15 PM
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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

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Author: Ascalon Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 31670 of 66228
Subject: Re: software for new Mac Date: 2/4/2006 2:55 PM
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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




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Author: MurrayS Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 31680 of 66228
Subject: Re: software for new Mac Date: 2/5/2006 10:00 AM
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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

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Author: kmills4968 One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 31695 of 66228
Subject: Re: software for new Mac Date: 2/6/2006 12:30 AM
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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

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Author: Ezlington Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 32388 of 66228
Subject: Re: software for new Mac Date: 3/24/2006 2:09 AM
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Hi Ascalon,

Just a reminder that YOU are

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