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    Default Mac Software You Adore

    The Macintosh is lucky to have such dedicated software developers, something Windows lacks. There are some beautiful programs I use daily, that when I use them I go "Damn, this is why I'm a Mac user".

    Transmit, by Panic
    Quinn, by Simon Haertel
    Acquisition, by David Watanabe
    TextMate, by Macromates
    Quicksilver, by Blacktree
    Path Finder, by Cocoatech
    Fission, by Rogue Amoeba

    What apps do it for you?

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    LaTeXiT. I guy in my office nearly switched because of this one program - but then I found him a Windows equivalent.

    And, since everyone is listing Apple applications, I should mention Keynote and GarageBand. Both of these programs have enabled me to do amazing new things that I just wouldn't have done on a PC - not that I ever really used a PC, but I can imagine.

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    Adium
    VLC
    Dreamweaver
    Adobe
    iTunes
    Quicktime
    Final Cut Pro
    DVD Studio Pro
    EyeTV
    Transmit
    VNC
    ARD
    Toast
    MPEG Streamclip
    ffmpeg
    and more.....

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    These two programs kept me relatively sane during my PhD days:

    TeXShop
    proFit

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    Final cut Pro
    DVD Studio Pro
    Combustion
    Toast
    MPEG Streamclip
    etc....

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    I like Mail.Appetizer exellent mail addon

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    Camino. It is also the front end for our Google based email and Google apps. We have lost too much data on computers to keep address books etc on HDD.

    We do love a lot of Utilities, but most are cross platform. For us OSX is the killer app as it works.

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    everything installed on my mac!!! Unlike on a pc I can uninstall anything I dont like or need quickly and easily so I only have program I use on my mac...My fave has got to be Doom 3/Quake 4 tho...
    Powermac G5 Dual 1.8GHZ, 6GB Ram, Geforce FX 5200, 80GB+250GB HDDs, Leopard 10.5.8
    Mac Mini (July '11) I5 2.3GHZ, 8GB Ram, Intel HD3000, 120GB SSD + 500GB HDD, Lion 10.7.3
    MacBook Air (July'11) I5 1.6GHZ 4GB Ram, Intel HD 3000, 120GB SSD, Lion 10.7.3

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    Camino, Photoshop, Lightroom.

    Of those Lightroom and photoshop run on windows as well and camino is just a browser. They are more useful on OS X though for some reason

    also iMovie and iDVD of which the windows counterparts all suck ass.

    Bartron
    This opinion intentionally left blank.

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    CSSEdit, by MacRabbit
    CSSEdit, by MacRabbit
    CSSEdit, by MacRabbit... yes, it deserves 3 mentions!
    Keynote, by Apple... I look for excuses to use it. Such an amazing piece of software.
    Logic Pro, by Apple... been using it since v2.02 and it just keeps on getting better and almost the main reason I'd stick with OS X if something better came along.
    Transmit, by Panic... everything these guys do is good.
    Unison, by Panic
    Safari, by Apple... The best browser out there.
    Skype, by Skype... It's so good to see the OS X version behaving like a real OS X app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc View Post
    CSSEdit, by MacRabbit
    CSSEdit, by MacRabbit
    CSSEdit, by MacRabbit... yes, it deserves 3 mentions!
    I agree with that, but I would like to add that I also love MacRabbit's app called DeskShade, another good app Makes my desktop look clean and lets me lock my computer with style. All the PC guys at school are always jealous when I lock my computer with a nice lock icon, where they get their ugly ctrl+alt+delete box.

    Jeff

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    I don't know what I'd do without Quicksilver, VisualHub and VLC!

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    How could I forget RapidWeaver?
    It's what iWeb should be IMHO.

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    Quicksilver, Growl, Adium, Textmate and Cyberduck FTP

    Also I couldn't live without Opera on all platforms

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    Quote Originally Posted by decryption View Post
    How could I forget RapidWeaver?
    It's what iWeb should be IMHO.
    Give Apple time to buy them out and overtake them D

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    PodTube 2 would have to be an app i love!
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    I second Deskshade - keeps my desktop nice a tidy.


    Also:
    iClip - multiple clipboards are a must
    Photoshop
    iPhoto
    SpamSieve
    Preview
    TextEdit
    Remote Desktop
    Safari with Saft
    Yahoo Widget Engine aka Konfabulator
    Intercourse Down Under

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    Quicksilver
    iChat
    Word (don't hate me for that)
    LiCkMe
    Shafterizer
    iStatPro (not really a program but a great widget)

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    Ableton Live 6 (www.ableton.com/live)

    Its the software that has given me wood when it comes to writing music again! First it was the powerbook...

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    Everyone seems to love Quicksilver, i've tried to get into it

    But - I don't see what its got that Spotlight doesn't, I'm sure it's more robust and i'm very eager to learn

    Can someone point me somewhere showing its abilities better?

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