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New Macbook - Whoop!


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My bro got me my first macbook for Chrimbo (his old one -9 months old, but not powerful enough for him) and just after any recommendations for the best software for it, Stuff you cant live without!

I know there are llists and lists on google etc, just interested in what you have


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It has already replaced my windoze based laptop, so in essence everything.

Specifically it will be my dev machine - I used Notepad++ though which isnt a Mac based prog so need something to do me coding on.


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coda or espresso are really nice coding apps.

only £20 or so, but obvs not freeware.

are you only coding on it? what else are we looking at here?


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i have to do some print prep work - though i assume i will have to use illustrator for that.

Other work will be some photo work from my dSlr etc

Any general purpose apps people recommend?

edit- forgot to say thanks for the replies.


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Yeah Coda is a really nice app I've not used notepad++ but imagine its on par. Cyber duck is a reasonable free ftp program. smultron is a nice free text/html editior... can't think of much else at the moment that is mac specific...


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Everyone's getting new Macs i want a new one! This one is getting s-l-o-w! When are we getting an Apple store in Newcastle, might start saving?!