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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:32 pm

If you're a comic book fan, new or old, then you owe it to yourself to download ComicZeal. Up until now, I refused to pay money for an app. I'm glad to say that it was $3 well spent.
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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:55 am

Google Chrome is looking pretty good right now. It's still in the dev channel but it's firing along nicely!
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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:01 am

I couldn't live without:

Perian
Caffeine
VLC

VLC is so much better that Quicktime. Although quicktime does seem a bit better in Snow Leopard.
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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:47 am

So I have to ask: Anyone have any Must have apps for the iPhone?
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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:37 am

tanker27 wrote:So I have to ask: Anyone have any Must have apps for the iPhone?

Nope. ;)
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Parallels 5.0

Postposted on Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:13 am

If you have the need to run Windows and don't want to use bootcamp, Parallels 5.0 is a must have application. I have used 4.0 and I can say that 5.0 is as they claim 300% faster. You can set it up so you don't even know that Windows is there. I am currently using Internet Explorer and have Safari running Hulu at the same time and it is smooth. It is awesome. I am running it on the iMac in my sig.
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Re: Parallels 5.0

Postposted on Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:38 am

spartus4 wrote:If you have the need to run Windows and don't want to use bootcamp, Parallels 5.0 is a must have application. I have used 4.0 and I can say that 5.0 is as they claim 300% faster. You can set it up so you don't even know that Windows is there. I am currently using Internet Explorer and have Safari running Hulu at the same time and it is smooth. It is awesome. I am running it on the iMac in my sig.


I have heard conflicting opinions on Parallels 5. Is it better than VMWare Fusion 3? I do not think I want to mess with Boot Camp and Windows 7 (once I acquire a Mac first) since BC is missing drivers for W7.
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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:11 pm

Depending on your VM needs, VirtualBox is free and might be sufficient. Even their 3D support is coming along.
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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:33 pm

Dizik wrote:If you're a comic book fan, new or old, then you owe it to yourself to download ComicZeal. Up until now, I refused to pay money for an app. I'm glad to say that it was $3 well spent.


Dizik, that is great if you have an iPhone. How about just a Mac?
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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:21 am

Transmission for bittorrent
NeoOffice for Office stuff
Parallels for my windows VM for stuff I need for work.
Bonjour Browser

and Openttd to waste countless hours
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Re: Parallels 5.0

Postposted on Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:06 am

riviera74 wrote:
spartus4 wrote:If you have the need to run Windows and don't want to use bootcamp, Parallels 5.0 is a must have application. I have used 4.0 and I can say that 5.0 is as they claim 300% faster. You can set it up so you don't even know that Windows is there. I am currently using Internet Explorer and have Safari running Hulu at the same time and it is smooth. It is awesome. I am running it on the iMac in my sig.


I have heard conflicting opinions on Parallels 5. Is it better than VMWare Fusion 3? I do not think I want to mess with Boot Camp and Windows 7 (once I acquire a Mac first) since BC is missing drivers for W7.


I use it mainly to run PlayOn so I can stream Hulu to my PS3. PlayOn tests your system to see if it meets the minimum requirements. VMWare Fusion 3 has a hard time getting anything above fair were the new Parallels 5.0 easily gets the max. VMware also does not keep the stream going at a study pace. Parallels has no problem and you can use your Mac while it is streaming.

The driver issue with Windows 7 and Boot Camp really isn't much of an issue. I have Windows 7 running with Boot Camp on my MacBook (late 2009) and it works fine. The only things that you have to mess with is the driver for the wireless and maybe the sound. If you are a Windows PC person going to a Mac you will have no problem getting it up and running.
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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:37 pm

Great list of the apps bro. :)
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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:56 pm

An app I myself can't do without is F.lux, it does wonders for my eyes. Just don't turn it on for the first time at night, you'll see orange people! I never notice it these days, and miss it instantly when I view someone else's monitor at night.
I love the functionality of ClipMenu, and missed it when it stopped loading for some reason (I blame the cats of the house.)
ILoveStars is great when you're building smart playlists, I used it a ton this past Christmas when I was sorting out all my Christmas music into things I want to listen to, and things I could delete and not miss.
LittleSnitch. Goes without saying.
I go back and forth between iChat and Adium. I do like Adium, but I went back to iChat recently for some reason. I'm not sure why that reason was.
Twitteriffic2 > Twitteriffic. It takes a little getting used to, but worth not getting those stupid timeout messages all the time.
For my line of work, I like Transcribe! over ExpressScribe, although I may be in the minority there.
Evernote.
Transmission. Thou Shalt Use No Other Torrenter.
I love Minuteur for a stopwatch, but there may be other, better ones out there. I just didn't like Apimac Timer that much.
AppCleaner. It's so simple, doesn't run all the time like some other cleaner app I had, and lets me save files from being deleted if I wish to save them, when I'm deleting the associated app.
TextExpander. I haven't used this a ton, but I appreciate it when I do use it.
Get Lyrical is great. Absolutely wonderful. Saves a ton of time if you're into keeping lyrics on-hand. Hands free, or you can choose to import lyrics on a by-song basis if you like.
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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:36 am

beth001 wrote:An app I myself can't do without is F.lux, it does wonders for my eyes. Just don't turn it on for the first time at night, you'll see orange people! I never notice it these days, and miss it instantly when I view someone else's monitor at night.

I 1000% agree! I just discovered and installed f.lux on all my computer systems ( d/l it from http://stereopsis.com/flux/ ), definitely an ingenious software to have!

beth001 wrote:Transmission. Thou Shalt Use No Other Torrenter.

Coming from a Mac user I assume? Most Mac folk prefer Transmission over the more preffered µTorrent. But there are so many others to choose from:

uTorrent - http://www.utorrent.com/downloads/linux
Deluge - http://deluge-torrent.org/
rtorrent (libTorrent) - http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/
Transmission - http://www.transmissionbt.com/
KTorrent - http://ktorrent.org/
qBittorrent - http://www.qbittorrent.org/
btgdaemon - http://btg.berlios.de/manpages/btgdaemon.man.html
btpd - https://github.com/btpd/btpd/wiki
Enhanced CTorrent - http://www.rahul.net/dholmes/ctorrent/
leechcraft - http://leechcraft.org/

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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:15 am

people still torrent......how passe. :P
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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:50 pm

tanker27 wrote:people still torrent......how passe. :P

Is there anything else?
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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:42 pm

Those...uh...Linux ISOs aren't going to download themselves, you know. I have to..uh...run a bunch of Linux VMs...that's it.
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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:23 am

thegleek wrote:
tanker27 wrote:people still torrent......how passe. :P

Is there anything else?



NZBs and Newsgroups are really the way to go! (yeah its old school but with the right setup its amazing, PM if you want details)
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Re: Must Have Apps

Postposted on Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:06 am

Retina DisplayMenu if you've got a Retina MacBook Pro, and want to push it beyond the "1920x1200" mode. It can go to 3840x2400 (downscaled to 2880x1800), but that's kinda pointless.
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