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    Feb 26, 2011
    Must-Have Apps for the Switcher
    Having just switched, Im learning all kinds of stuff, all things Mac, but Ive found myself somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of aps available. The "Sage Advice" thread is a great point to begin learning about my new Mac, but It didnt cover much about apps....Here are the apps Ive added so far:

    Handbrake with VLC: Bringing my collection of AVI and other video files back to life.

    iStat: Love this widget for monitoring this expensive new hardware!

    BetterZip: WinRar for Mac....Tried Expander and another app, but wasnt impressed until I found BetterZip.

    Remote Buddy: Love It! My Apple remote is now on steroids, and I'll soon be using an iPhone with this app.

    These few apps have gotten me off the ground with my new machine. I know the answer may depend on the individual users needs, but what other apps would seasoned Mac users recommend for switchers?

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    Jan 07, 2008
    In Denial
    4GB Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G
    This thread is a good place to start.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Actually, I generally recommend that people stick with learning the Mac and what's already ON the Mac before moving on to other apps, with two exceptions: Flip4Mac WMV Player and Perian, because there is a high practical use for these two apps in real-world daily use.

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