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Mac users ? ? ?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Replicator, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

    Nov 19, 2006
    Sun City, AZ
    I'm interested in knowing . . . What are the most useful applications you've found for your Mac.

    I've gone through all the top 10 (or) 100 lists, but I'm interested in actual user experience and recommendations.

    Thanks for your time !

    :U Rock:
  2. Mainframe

    Mainframe Very Active Member

    Default Folder (must have), Illy PS, & the airport wi fi widget, that's it for me, sure am enjoying this new Macbook Pro-I use Flexi to cut on the Rolands & XP to rip prints with Versaworks on the Mac at the shop, a friend told me to check out openoffice.org I think I might check it out
  3. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    - Adobe CS3 Premium Suite (Pshop, Illy, ID, Acrobat etc..)

    - Pitstop Pro allows full control/editing of PDF files in Acrobat

    - Filemaker Pro (database management and customization)

    - I really like iTunes and iPhoto - FREE, very convenient and easy to manage/customize your music and photos.

    - Silverkeeper backup software (from Lacie) makes my external FW hard drive a complete duplicated bootable backup from both my macs.

    -VMWare Fusion - allows me to run Windows on my mac at the same time as I can jump back and forth between Quickbooks, MS Office, & Publisher while still having my designs open in the mac.
  4. omgsideburns

    omgsideburns Very Active Member

    Apr 15, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    open office sucks. it's great if you're running linux, but it runs so poorly on windows and osx in my experience, you're better off with the real thing. iwork isn't bad either, but it isn't office.
  5. SebastienL

    SebastienL Active Member

    Jul 14, 2008
    You have pretty much all you need out of the box. You can open and edit all Microsoft Word and excell files. You can open all types of image files, including tiffs and eps.

    Just add CS3 and you're in bussiness.

    Any other application you add is just gravy...
  6. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    I love all of the iwork software, transmission, popcorn, handbrake, i can go on and on....
  7. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

    Nov 19, 2006
    Sun City, AZ
    Thanks for the great responses !
  8. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

    Feb 14, 2007
    we just got a new mac w/ 24" screen
    haven't used it yet waiting on the software

    we used to use mac back in the day
    i don't remember what mac it was but the one i stated on was similar to the set up today
    the hard drive and disk drive where all in one with the monitor
    but my monitor was only 6" or 8" and it had a dual disk drive(the 3.5" floppy)
    then we got the lc and then one of the first power macs
    aahhh the good old days
  9. Rodi

    Rodi Very Active Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    I use old software, Live Picture 2.6, Pixar Typestry 2.2x, LetraStudio 2.x, FontStudio 2.0x, on OSX I use PitStop, Freehand, Illustrator, and I wish I had the money for PDF Tuner from CGS.

    Interestingly enough except Typestry, the old mac software is mac only.
  10. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

    Nov 19, 2006
    Sun City, AZ
    Afternoon BUMP !