06-23-2011, 03:04 PM
Hi and welcome to the forum and the world of Apple Mac . . . .
Have a few links for you yoo look through for now . . .
Mac Switching 101
MacTricksAndTips ~ 100 Essential Mac Apps
Mac OS Menu Bar Items
Mac OS Keyboard Shortcuts
Mac downloads ~ Apple
So there is a bit of reading there. As i goes for Apps we dont know what you are into, but ill list a few that most people have and you can look them up in the 100 Essential Apps URL i gave ...Mind you there are a heap of lovely Apps that come with your Mac too
~ Chat Client
SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner
~ Both make bootable copies of your HD
~ Video Converting
~ As it says A Burning App
~ p2p client
~ Screen capture and more
~ Video player that plays most codecs and does a lot more
Makes watching certain codecs easier ... This is Essential IMHO
~ Play with Music App
~ Mods all your icons, and dock
~ Does the same as Disk utility only more thorough
~ Works like Spotlight but way way better and does so much more
~ Opens Zip and rar files and more
~ Firewall type App that looks at your incoming and outgoing traffic
and last but certainly not least .....
~ Once installed it sits in System Preferences and deletes all associated files of anything that you put in the trash ...