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    i am a new convert and i have had my 15' mbp for 4 days now and i love it, however any general advice on must have apps or just tips would be appreciated not 100% on how everything works

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    Sep 26, 2008
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    Specs:
    15in MBP - 27in iMac - iPhone
    Some apps that i use are..

    AppCleaner = Searches computer for associated files when deleting an application.
    RAR Expander = Opens RAR files
    Perian = The swiss-army knife of QuickTime (aka codec's for QT)
    Adium = All-in-one Instant Messager app. (i started using iChat more often though)
    Transmission = Torrents
    Firefox = Web browser
    xMarks = Sync bookmarks with multiple computers
    PARAGON NTFS for Mac = Lets your write to NTFS drives
    Tune up = Correct and Organize your itunes music library

    I recently formatted my MBP (which i'm on now), so there might be others that i forgot. I'll take a look at my iMac later and post up any other apps i have/use.

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    I'm also new and I only have steam and spotify, I'm looking for more apps.

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    Apr 07, 2009
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    Specs:
    27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    My essentials include;

    LaunchBar
    1Password
    Sharpshooter
    Caffeine
    Little Snitch
    BusyCal
    Textexpander

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhys101 View Post
    ... or just tips would be appreciated
    A few to consider:

    You cannot cut and paste files in the Finder as you can in Explorer. To move or copy a file from one place to another, the Mac way is to open both the Target and Source folders, then drag and drop the file or folder.



    The green button at the top does not expand the window to fill your screen. Very few windows need the full screen, so what that does is expand the window so it's large enough to handle the content. This will almost always leave some background visible.



    You cannot see the size of a file or folder by holding your mouse over it. You must highlight the item and use Get Info. There are at least four ways to use Get Info, three of them involving the mouse.

    If you have two folders with the same name, but have a few differences between the contents of same, don't move one to the enclosing folder of the other. OSX will not automatically merge the contents of the two folders. Instead, it will overwrite the target folder with the one you're moving. The differences in the target folder will be lost forever.

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    thanks guys

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    This may be of interest as well.

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    Portland, OR
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    Specs:
    BlackBook 2 GHz 2GB RAM 120GB HDD
    My list of a "Top 10" sort of thing (some apps have already been posted):

    1)Adium- IM client
    2)MacJournal- Blogging App
    3)Smultron- Text Editor
    4)Skitch- Quick photo sharing tool
    5)PS3 Media Server- Streaming to my PS3.
    6)Quicksilver- Application launcher/file searching
    7)Blender- 3D rendering
    8)Assault Cube- Free 3D FPS game (I get bored as school sometimes. )
    9)Things- Project Organizing (Costs a little bit of money, but I use it all of the time)
    10)OmniOutliner- Notes!

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