derFunkenstein wrote:For IM stuff, you MUST HAVE Adium X. I used to use Fire.app but it's been discontinued, and Adium X is the Trillian of the Mac world. It's pretty sweet.
bitvector wrote:Really it's the Pidgin/Gaim of the Mac world since it is basically Pidgin's libpurple plus a Mac GUI.
bitvector wrote:derFunkenstein wrote:For IM stuff, you MUST HAVE Adium X. I used to use Fire.app but it's been discontinued, and Adium X is the Trillian of the Mac world. It's pretty sweet.
Really it's the Pidgin/Gaim of the Mac world since it is basically Pidgin's libpurple plus a Mac GUI.
derFunkenstein wrote:SNM, what does Quicksilver do as a launcher that Spotlight doesn't? I find if I want to launch an app that's not on the Dock, I just Cmd+space and start typing (I also do this in Vista because the cursor defaults to a search box when you hit the Win key)
SNM wrote:Quicksilver is significantly faster than 10.4's Spotlight.
Beyond that, it has a number of useful plugins that allow it to do other things -- create hotkeys to handle applications (shortcuts for iTunes, for instance), a calculator, and more.
ssidbroadcast wrote:I can't believe I forgot to mention xtorrent. It's not just the best bit torrent client for Mac, it's quite possibly the best torrent client EVER. Easy to use and pretty to look at, xTorrent lets you search for torrents ala Spotlight style AND you can "cherry-pick" certain files out of a pack/folder. It's way awesome.
Alex wrote:riviera74 wrote:ssidbroadcast, Why NeoOffice rather than iWork 08?
ssidbroadcast wrote:Alex wrote:riviera74 wrote:ssidbroadcast, Why NeoOffice rather than iWork 08?
And Circle gets the square.
I read the iWork review by Ars Technica, and I must say that while it does seem like a compelling product I'm a bit wary of the Numbers software. I'll wait until Numbers is at least version 2.0 before chomping down on eighty dollars of software.
derFunkenstein wrote:Well, if you just need it for home use, the $140 Office 2008 student/home version (same price as the Windows one) is pretty comparable...
Windows home and student - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote (wtf ever that is)
Mac home and student - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage (sans Exchange support)
I'd rather have Outlook/Entourage than OneNote. Now, if you're looking for more in your office suite, 2008 for Mac is sparse - no Access or Publisher, still $300 (if you click the Shop Now link, anyway...from the Apple store it's $400)
If you want something better than iMovie and iDVD, there's always Final Cut Express - though the gap between the two both in price and in features is pretty hefty. For my needs, iLife is fine, and I doubt you'll find anything better at the price.
derFunkenstein wrote:wtf? get out, Troll!
riviera74 wrote:I do have a question: how comprehensive is NeoOffice and is it as useful at least as much as M$ Office 2007? Are there any compelling features (excluding price) that make NeoOffice worthwhile?
Yeah $300 btw for the MS Office 2008 suite is way too expensive, but I'm not sure I'd blame Microsoft on that one. It might be an Apple-added tax since it competes with the $80 iWork suite. Not sure if that breaks the rules, tho.
MenuMeters is a set of CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools for Mac OS X. Although there are numerous other programs which do the same thing, none had quite the feature set I was looking for. Most were windows that sat in a corner or on the desktop, which are inevitably obscured by document windows on a PowerBook's small screen. Those monitors which used the menubar mostly used the NSStatusItem API, which has the annoying tendency to totally reorder my menubar on every login.
tanker27 wrote:I stumbled across Menu Meters
Check it out.
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