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    Sold my MBP 15'' and got me a 13'' air

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    Sold my MBP 15'' and got me a 13'' air
    So as you can read in the title, I got a new macbook air, what are some programs every mac user needs?

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    Sold my MBP 15'' and got me a 13'' air
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    1Password - A must have for me, can't imagine using the web without this. Slightly expensive but once you use it you'll wonder why you didn't earlier.
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    Sold my MBP 15'' and got me a 13'' air
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanonTMR View Post
    So as you can read in the title, I got a new macbook air, what are some programs every mac user needs?
    Shouldn't you know the apps if you had a MBP? Lol.

    Apple - Downloads - System/Disk Utilities - OnyX
    Adium - Download
    The Unarchiver
    Carbon Copy Cloner - Home // SuperDuper!
    Burn - Home
    USAF E-2. 1C6X1 - Space Systems Operations. 19 days until BMT.
    Upgrade your MBP HD
    Tritton AXPro FS

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    Sold my MBP 15'' and got me a 13'' air

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    Yeps, I got all those, those I knew. Any special things that I should get or shall I wait till the app store?

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    Sold my MBP 15'' and got me a 13'' air
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    I did the same thing, going from a 15" 2.4 Ghz i5 MBP to a 2.13 C2D MBA. I couldn't be happier. There are a ton of Mac apps so I'll let someone else rattle off the usual suspects. But, specific to the MBA I'd recommend:
    Click-to-Flash: plugin for Safari to stop annoying Flash from sucking up CPU cycles
    Coolbook: underclocking utility if it runs hot. Needed on previous MBAs but not so much on the current generation
    Applejack: good to clean up the system every so often
    iStat Menus: great all around for seeing what your system is doing especially if you run a VM and want to keep track of RAM, etc...
    Wine: run some Windows programs somewhat decently without allocating resources to a whole VM operating system. Works best with Internet Explorer and simple well established Windows apps.

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    Sold my MBP 15'' and got me a 13'' air

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    AH Click to flash is great!! Thanks!

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    Sold my MBP 15'' and got me a 13'' air
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanonTMR View Post
    So as you can read in the title, I got a new macbook air, what are some programs every mac user needs?
    What programs were you using on the MacBook Pro you just sold???...they would work just as well on a MacBook Air.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    Sold my MBP 15'' and got me a 13'' air

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    Basically the ones listed, and I already downloaded them, minus hand brake. =P

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    Sold my MBP 15'' and got me a 13'' air

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    I am realllllly tempted to do the same... sell my MBP 13" and go to MBAir 13". I'm kind of a data hoarder (290GB in music and 100GB video on my HDD at the moment), so I really need to find a way to downsize and streamline if I want to make the dive. Sigh.

    Anyways, how do you like the transition?

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    Sold my MBP 15'' and got me a 13'' air

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    I love it, the MBA is much faster because of the SSD, Photoshop CS5 Opens in about 3 seconds compared to 12 seconds on the 15inch. If you dont have ilife 11 it is VERY VERY nice.

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    Sold my MBP 15'' and got me a 13'' air
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanonTMR View Post
    AH Click to flash is great!! Thanks!
    As a possible alternative, you could ignore installing Flash completely and just use Chrome if you actually need it, since it comes built-in. Then you wouldn't need to bother with Click to Flash.

    Even with the recent update Adobe made to Flash, I still find watching a Youtube video the one thing, apart from watching HD video, that sets the fans screaming on my MacBook. You can click an option to watch many videos in HTML5 on their website. Plus many websites are less cluttered without Flash.

    If you need to eke out all your battery, it's what I did. But then I usually need as much battery as possible from my machine.

    John Gruber explaining it better!
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    MacBook Air 1.8GHz i5, 8GB RAM, 120GB, 10.8.5
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