Essential Mac apps

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  1. jaygo's Avatar

    jaygo said:

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    Sorry yes leopard cos I was looking at a mates G3 that has Panther installed on it at the mo.

    Leopard here I come now heading looking for it in the usual places failing that might have to stick a request up
     
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    ant3b said:

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    thanks for the info after a mac for photoshop etc.. seems better on that os got alot of ebay shop doing and creating coming up
     
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    Freddy said:

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    Well PS runs perfectly well on good PC too m8
     
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    listuk said:

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    I recently found Xslimmer:
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    It removed PowerPC/Intel code (depending on which machine you have) from universal binaries. So they take less space and load quicker!
     
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    Freddy said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by listuk View Post
    I recently found Xslimmer:
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    It removed PowerPC/Intel code (depending on which machine you have) from universal binaries. So they take less space and load quicker!
    Very interestng. I will look into this and maybe use it.

    Thanks
     
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    Freddy said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by listuk View Post
    I recently found Xslimmer:
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    It removed PowerPC/Intel code (depending on which machine you have) from universal binaries. So they take less space and load quicker!
    I'm reading mixed reviews on this and this is why I wanted to read up. I wasn't 100% happy with a prog going into installed software and 'trimming' what it deems to be waste.

    Hmmm not for me as my Mac is my work horse and I have plenty of HDD space anyway.

    Cheers though.
     
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    Scottio200 said:

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    delocalise is another good app, will remove all languages that you don't need for most osx apps.

    Cheers
    Scottio
     
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    blaggard said:

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    Bear in mind, though it is a sweet operating system it's not without it's faults including networking/file sharing. Check out some of the forums including the apple support forums and decide if any of the niggles are a problem for you. There have been lots of little patches since release and they seem to have been effective.
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    Scottio200 said:

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    i personally havent had any issues with file sharing (although it do work for apple care and deal with the issues on a daily basis)

    at the moment im on a train home, and can connect, controll the screen and get files off the hard drive from my mac at home. Good stuff indeed

    Cheers
    Scottio
     
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    Freddy said:

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    Remote access/control never ceases to put a smile on my face. Clever stuff indeed.
     
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    tombott said:

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    Good thread guys.
    Just getting Leopard installed on my laptop at the moment.
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    blaggard said:

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    I had an issue after my laptop was changed (hard drive fail, inability to get parts and me being very stern!!) I had had no problems with 10.4 but the new one has 10.5 and as well as file sharing I have huge problems with Time Machine in fact any backup softwarre, another problem shared by ,many on the forums!
    All in all though it's light years ahead of Fista.
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    samslam said:

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    I use apple remote desktop = dont have to get up of my fat arris to fix the plebs macs do updates and installs remotley

    "microsoft" do a free remote access proggy from mac to PC It trealy narks our IT that I can and they cant!!
     
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    mossy600 said:

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    g8 thread, as a newbie i learnt quit alot thanx all
     
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    muttleymacclad said:

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    Having read all the above posts here's a few more that I've found from various places that are useful.

    Coconut Battery & Coconut Identity - Monitors battery life and charge cycles, tells you the age of the mac and where it was made.

    Onyx - Useful for tweaking and the odd cleanup session, although i've found that is is hardly needed on the MAC as opposed to a PC.

    Caffeine - Nice app that sits in the finder menu at the top, click it to keep your mac from going to sleep.

    Perian and Flip4Mac - Codecs for Quicktime to let you play most video files, no real need to install VLC if you have these.

    Paragon NTFS or NTFS-3g - NTFS write drivers for the mac, useful if you have a portable drive thats formatted to NTFS.

    Chronosync - if you have a portable hard drive this app keeps things in sync.

    Monolingual - to remove the additional languages.

    Cooliris - image viewer for web pages that works so well with my mac.

    Hope this helps others.

    MML
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    DTF88 said:

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    don't know if anyone else has mentioned this but if your using adium you can also use 'growl' for notifications. this works for most apps, mail, safari, hardware, and itunes... you have to install a few of them separately though. its great and free..
     
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    Welsh Pete said:

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    Does anyone know of a cheap, or free archive tool, such as 7zip or winrar?
    Recent Mac convert...
     
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    tombott said:

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    Port of 7zip for the Mac

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    Welsh Pete said:

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    Cheers dude, will give that a go. I am slowly phasing windows from my life so being new to mac I think I'll be posting for a few more basic apps before long
    Recent Mac convert...
     
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    maltloaf said:

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    i use keka for unarchiving, it's gui isn't perfect but it does everything well.

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