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Recommended Mac Software

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by Greg, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Please post your recommended software with a link and short description, if possible include the price information or if it's open source, etc.

    This thread will be a sticky and this opening post will be updated with the recommendations!

  2. tim

    tim Senior Member

    iWork - £69
    Vuze/Transmission - Free!
    Tweetie - Free! or $19.99
    Coda - $60 but trial version available
    Adium - Free!
    Aperture - £126
    Firefox - Free!
    Caffeine - Free!
    Flip4Mac - Free!
    Cyberduck - Free!
    Final Cut Studio - £799

    That's all my software on my MBP 15" (except CS3)

    Apple provide a lot of amazing software with it, so i use most of that.
  3. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    Flip4mac, absolutely essential! And it's free!!!

    It plays WMV file in quicktime, what a life saver!
  4. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

  5. tim

    tim Senior Member

    **** website! that's why! :p
  6. charles

    charles Senior Member

    holy crap 799 for final cut. i never realised it was that dear! I suppose it has a few little useful tools :p
  7. tim

    tim Senior Member

    i get it free :D not from a torrent either, before you ask!
  8. charles

    charles Senior Member

    is there much between premiere pro and final cut?
  9. tim

    tim Senior Member

    lol honestly i have noooo idea :)
  10. tim

    tim Senior Member

    and i dont have so much experience with it :D
  11. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    doesn't final cut have all of the tools needed for editting up until disc production.
    Premiere needs encore (and maybe after effects depending on requirements)

    The overall costs work out about the same though.

    I'd have thought that most people could get away with final cut express or imovie unless you go heavily into the video side of design.
  12. charles

    charles Senior Member

    cool.. thnx for the info
  13. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    Transmission - BitTorrent client - Free
    Adium - IM client for several different protocols - Free
    Cyberduck - (S)FTP browser - Free
    LittleSnapper - Organize your inspiration library
    Coda / Textmate / Espresso / CSSEdit - Code editors
    VLC Player - Media player, supports pretty much all extensions - Free
    Bodega - Self-updating application library - Free
    AppZapper - Removes unwanted applications completely
    NetNewsWire - Excellent feed reader with adjustable styles - Free
    Pic2Icon - Turns image files into icons - Free
    MAMP - Run a local server - Free
    ScreenFlow - Excellent screen recording application
    Bowtie - Widget-like iTunes controller - Free

    That should get you started :up:
  14. tim

    tim Senior Member

    yeah defo but i have it for example to just have the skill.

    reason i got apple's OneToOne... becuase i get the app free, why not develop the skills?
  15. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    well if you can get it for free or cheap then obviously you go for the better option, not all of us have the same offers that you get :p
  16. tim

    tim Senior Member

    NFRs for the win!
  17. Mikey

    Mikey Member

    Coda - Thought it was $99 although maybe wrong as tim said $60
    OpenOffice - Free
    HandBrake - Free
  18. tim

    tim Senior Member

    lol mikey you're probably right then!
  19. CSparkes

    CSparkes Senior Member

  20. pixelfinity

    pixelfinity Junior Member

    I recommend anything that is open source, please donate!

    Lightroom over Aperture
    Photoshop over anything
    Illustrator over Corel Draw
    Indesign over Quirk Express

    other little goodies are:
    A better finder re-namer
    istat menus
    Transmit (FTP)
    and anything that adds good functions to productivity and workflow such as free presets, and software plugins and scripts (nothing better than getting photoshop to run an action and save in 2 other formats at 2 sizes and 2 colour profiles, on 2000 images - all by it's self!!!

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