Essential Mac apps

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  1. Freddy's Avatar

    Freddy said:

    Mac Essential Mac apps

    What I wanted this section for was to have a sticky containing Mac apps that do the jobs of their Windows counterparts. Peeps who migrate from PC's would have something to read and a list of apps that they need to 'obtain'.

    When I got my first Mac I had Parallels installed (better springboard for running Windows on a Mac then VMWare IMO) and it took me near 5 months to find great Mac replacement apps and finally ditch the Windows crutch completely.

    So perhaps we could use this thread to suggest apps and then I'll dig through it and haverst a definitive list.

    So post up you top apps and argue against others mentioned.
     
  2. TheFincher's Avatar

    TheFincher said:

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    Heres the best one

    Spoiler:


    Now use it and go and buy yaself a PC!!
     
  3. Freddy's Avatar

    Freddy said:

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    FTP - I've used a few and I've found the one that I am 100% happy with. Transmit - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    It has a preview pane of remote files which is awesome. Does everything else you come to expect from a FTP client. It'll auto open Photoshop or your text editor with one click and save it back up to server.

    Can't rate it high enough.



    Last edited by Freddy; 17th June 2008 at 02:46 PM.
     
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    DannyV said:

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    As a dedicated mac user i'd say one of my favourite apps is Adium, all in one IM that supports every protocal I know of! (MSN, AIM, ICQ, even facebook chat!)

    It's fully skinnable/customisable and makes the microsoft messenger for mac look like a joke!

    Check it out: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
     
  5. Freddy's Avatar

    Freddy said:

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    I actually have had that site bookmarked for a while now. You've given me a boost to get it installed. Nice one.
     
  6. Freddy's Avatar

    Freddy said:

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    .nzb management client - Unison [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Don't believe there is a huge choice for the Mac but this is the best I've found. It teams up with MacPar ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ]) and it'll unzip and delete all the crap leaving you with the .dmg or whatever.

    Nice neat interface too.



     
  7. foxy11's Avatar

    foxy11 said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy View Post
    FTP - I've used a few and I've found the one that I am 100% happy with. Transmit - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Quite like Transmit myself... Another good one if you just want a quick and easy ftp app is Cyberduck.
     
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    jaygo said:

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    I am not wanting to stir but for FTP I prefer fetch
    This is a personal preference only and everyone is entitled to there tuppence worth
     
  9. Freddy's Avatar

    Freddy said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy View Post
    So post up you top apps and argue against others mentioned.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaygo View Post
    I am not wanting to stir but for FTP I prefer fetch
    This is a personal preference only and everyone is entitled to there tuppence worth
    This what this thread is all about fella

    I used Fetch for ages and is a great app. I just needed a little more functionality. Only because I use FTP all day for work. If I didn't then Fetch would be my app of choice.
     
  10. TheManWho's Avatar

    TheManWho said:

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    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] - plays all sorts of video and audio. Pop it in your dock and your drag media onto it. The preset icon is shit - so swap it out with [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], excellent (and official) drag and drop app that'll upload your photos for you.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] remove apps and their resulting prefs etc with one click

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], monitor and configure incoming and outgoing connections - it's really brilliant

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], converts DVD to iPod compatible .mp4. Again, another shit icon, use [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] one instead

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], convert all other movie media to iPod's .mp4 - replacement icon [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], transfer your ipod library back to your mac. (Senuti is iTunes backward - see what they did there?)

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], plays Windoze Media files in Quick Time

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], official Apple app - don't throw away that fu(ked iPod Shuffle just yet

    Keep [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] in mind - makes a bootable clone of your drive on an external HDD. Handy when swapping out/upgrading your HDD or when you feel a bricking is in the post

    Last edited by TheManWho; 18th June 2008 at 03:01 PM.
     
  11. ninespuds's Avatar

    ninespuds said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dversteeg View Post
    As a dedicated mac user i'd say one of my favourite apps is Adium, all in one IM that supports every protocal I know of! (MSN, AIM, ICQ, even facebook chat!)

    It's fully skinnable/customisable and makes the microsoft messenger for mac look like a joke!

    Check it out: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Cheers buddy. Man MSN sucks on a Mac, although i never did think to look for an alternative.
     
  12. Freddy's Avatar

    Freddy said:

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    Great post m8.

    Little Snitch is a top app.
     
  13. TheManWho's Avatar

    TheManWho said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy View Post
    Great post m8.

    Little Snitch is a top app.
    Yeah, dirty Mac fanboy Thrush got me onto it

    Oh, because iMovie 08 is fucking dross compared to the 2007 version - you can get a free download of iMovie HD 6 (laden with many more features) from Apple [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] - free if you have iLife 08 installed, that is.
     
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    Freddy said:

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    That Thrush is a dirty little cocksucker and useful at times.
     
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    tagy said:

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    For downloading nzb's I use [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] it is web based, but works well.
     
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    Scottio200 said:

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    Couple more to add to the list

    Tansmission - i Use this for the odd torrent i need to get (when i cant get a NBZ) really simple and good interface.

    Paragon NTFS - Allows native writing to NTFS drives (Normally a mac can read but not write to them)

    Cheers
    Scottio
     
  17. Freddy's Avatar

    Freddy said:

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    Yes discovered Transmission the other week. Very nice app.
     
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    eblaster101 said:

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    quicksilver is great for launching apps quickly
     
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    jaygo said:

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    For my NZB woes I use NZBDrop
    For Video converting for IPOD, IPHONE and N95 I use VisualHub
    Toast Titanium for all things CD and DVD Writing

    I am currently using tiger osx and am considering getting Panther is it really worth my bandwidth?
     
  20. Freddy's Avatar

    Freddy said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaygo View Post
    I am currently using tiger osx and am considering getting Panther is it really worth my bandwidth?
    Leopard? Yes