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Old 19-08-2009, 09:19 AM   #21
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OpenOfice.org - free office equivalent of MS.
Skim - PDF reader allowing you to mark up and modify the PDF file.
Stuffit 12 - a sort of unzipper.
Google sketchup - 2d and 3d drawing made simple
Gimp - photoshop equivalent in capability and power
Freemind - great help when planning a project or document
Namemangler - to batch name change files, good for photos
iAntivirus - I've had it running for 12 months without anything being caught yet. Guess that is one of the reasons for having a Mac eh?

BURN or Mactheripper or LiquidCD to rip and burn anything
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Old 19-08-2009, 11:24 AM   #22
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Don't bother with the anti-virus software unless you're being particularly thoughtful of fellow Windows users you share attachments with over e-mail/IM.
You won't be harmed with one, since OS X can't execute an Windows executable file (.exe), so all you'll be doing is removing it/not passing it on, and saving them from being a numpty when they just automatically double click on it, without checking the format first.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:21 AM   #23
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Leawo Video converter is very good, converts pretty much any video file to other formats.

Handbrake has already been mentioned, same sort of thing.

Carbon copy is a VERY handy hard drive cloner, and will literally carbon copy your hard drive to a back up drive, much more useful than time machine.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:05 AM   #24
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Coda - Text Editor / FTP Client, for creating and editing raw html, css, php
MAMP - Sort of a local webserver? - For testing websites,etc
Microsoft office for Mac - Nasty WINDOWS computers at uni use office so makes my life easier using it at home.
Adobe Design Premium CS4 - Photoshop, Illustrator, flash, etc.
PhotoMatix Pro - For generating HDR Images


use a lot of others mentioned above aswel.. Handbreak, Spotify, etc

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Old 30-04-2010, 11:15 AM   #25
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Undercover.


Seriously, £40 for software but google it and enjoy the smug feelings...
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Old 24-05-2011, 01:34 PM   #26
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ripping CD's

Rip to get the best possible rips from CD's
Quicksilver app launcher and much more
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Old 15-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #27
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CCleaner from Piriform which has recently come to the OS X platform. I've used it on my PCs for years and find it very useful.
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Old 14-09-2012, 12:07 AM   #28
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ewallet, a great app for storing passwords and bank card info which can sync between apple devices.
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( sofaplay )can stream video to smart tvs , game consoles etc
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My favourite app is PopClip from Productivity Orchard, which I use multiple times every day. Just highlight a word and a menu bar pops up asking if you want to copy, paste, google search or google map search that word etc. Can also be customised with whatever options you want.


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