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New Macbook - Whoop!

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by Mike, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Mike

    Mike Senior Member

    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
  2. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    What will you be using it for Mike?
  3. Mike

    Mike Senior Member

    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.
  4. tim

    tim Senior Member

    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?
  5. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    text wrangler is free for mac
  6. Mike

    Mike Senior Member

    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.
  7. tim

    tim Senior Member

    iphoto/aperture ftw
  8. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    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...
  9. I completely agree with Andy :) Smultron and Cyberduck FTW!
  10. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    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?!

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