Good software for Mac

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  1. fattail95

    fattail95 Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi there guys!

    I will be getting a Macbook Pro soon, and I want to prepare for when I get it... I would like to ask for your advice on what software to get once I receive the notebook. (Specs are in sig)

    I will make a list of the software here in the OP...

    To start off...

    → SMC Fan Control
    → iStat
    → Adium
    → Transmition
    → Steam
    →Adium
    → VLC
    → uTorrent
    → Perian
    → iWork
    → Office 2008
    → Handbrake
    → Toast
    → Caffeine
    → OnyX
    → Xbench
    → Psst

    Thanks for all your help and will soon be joining the community! :D

    Benji
     
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    ajreynol Notebook Virtuoso

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    are you asking about free software or paid software?
     
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    Seshan Rawrrr!

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    Luke1708 Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    open office for office related activities
    microsoft messenger
    skype
    coconut battery
    firefox
    flip4mac
    jdownloader
    parallels/vmware fusion (paid)
    studdit expander
    textmate(paid)
    toast(paid)
    unrarx
    utorrent
    vlc media player
    wineskin (mainly for games)
     
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    Underpantman Notebook Virtuoso

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    perian
    clicktoflash
    transmission
    Papers (paid)
    caffeine
    insominaX
    Onyx
    Sizzling Keys

    a
    :)
     
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    justbrake Notebook Evangelist

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    (Windows-OS) with your bootcamp, I use vista ultimate

    DVDFAB :)


    Google notifier
    Google Calendar
    Weatherbug

    LASTPASS > password manager, lastpass.com
     
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    Stunner Notebook Deity

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    Growl
    Adium

    (both free)
     
  8. fattail95

    fattail95 Notebook Evangelist

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    Just free software ATM.

    Thanks for your suggestions!
     
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    shomann Notebook Consultant

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    Well I can't say enough about iStat Menus. It would replace both Coconut Battery and SMC Fan Control, but just became a paid for app.

    Quicksilver is fantastic. Look up a interface for it called HUD.

    VLC for media files (I don't like using Perian on my work machine)

    Xbench isn't bad for benchmarking, if you are into that.

    Handbrake for converting video files to H264.

    MPEG2StreamClip for converting MPEG2 sources to anything else.

    Acqlite as an alternative to Transmission.

    Vuze.
     
  10. fattail95

    fattail95 Notebook Evangelist

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    Can you control fan speed with iStat?

    Thanks
     
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