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Thread: New Mac Owner
12-11-2008, 10:04 PM #1
New Mac Owner
I just bought an iMac last night and a friend of mine told me to get Stuffit and Onyx. Aside from those two software, what are some other software that I should download? Also, what are the cool things that it can do?
12-12-2008, 12:56 AM #2
if your into copying dvd's (Legally?) download MacTheRipper it will dump the files into a folder that you can just burn to a dual layer disk. or you can compress and burn them to a single layer disc with the software Toast Titanium (google it) but you have to pay for it.
if you use msn or aol.. or pretty much any other instant messaging program get Adium X it is probably the best app for it.
you can go the website MacUpdate: Apple Macintosh Software & Game Downloads to download these mentioned apps and just have a browse for whatever else interests you
if you havent found it already you can try out dashboard its probably in the bottom left of your screen, on the dock open it up and have a look see.. have fun with your new mac
12-12-2008, 11:26 AM #3
12-14-2008, 03:18 AM #4
We have an entire section here dedicated to your question. "software"
12-14-2008, 05:39 PM #5
transmission if you like torrents.
12-14-2008, 10:10 PM #6
Get iAlertU if you like to catch people red handed trying to touch your mac
12-15-2008, 01:07 PM #7
Cyberduck if you use FTP or gui ssh
VLC for any codec Quicktime wont play
Rar machine if you need to creat split rar files.
12-16-2008, 11:39 PM #8
I just found this nice open-source car racing app too, it's called Racer.
01-02-2009, 02:00 AM #9
oh and iwork is an alternative to office
speed downloader for downloading from safari
limewire pro for songs
if you want games - spore
or call of duty 4, very fun
unrarX is great for .rar files
adobe photoshop if you edit photos
Last edited by kickskid21; 01-02-2009 at 02:00 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
02-09-2009, 01:21 PM #10
02-09-2009, 01:25 PM #11
what is the best software to copy dvd's that may be encripted? like shrik dvd for windows?
02-12-2009, 10:15 AM #12
02-12-2009, 06:12 PM #13
congrats man. i just bought one to. sweeet!!! actually i bought a macbook pro.
02-12-2009, 09:21 PM #14
02-13-2009, 01:53 AM #15
oh and here is a neat little site opensourcemac.org
02-13-2009, 03:43 PM #16
i agree. i only use uttorrent now. much better than anything else i have used.
02-13-2009, 04:04 PM #17
also to get back on subject check out a widget called iStatPro very nice it shows battery health cpu temp, heatsink temp and so forth also shows ram usage, cpu usage, ip address, how fast you internet connection (up/down) is total hard disk space and its free VERY NICE WIDGET
.torrent (file type) above is my reference to BitTorrent downloaders.. i may have just made that more confusing
02-14-2009, 08:43 PM #18
02-15-2009, 10:50 AM #19
when i had a pc i used utorrent all the time. and i figured it would be jsut as good for mac as it was for pc.
02-20-2009, 12:01 AM #20
For dvd conversion I recommend 'HandBrake" google it