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    Good morning everyone,

    I would like to get a list of must-have apps to install into my new MBP. These might include paid and free ones.

    Since it's my first Mac, make a little description about what they're used for.

    King regards.
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    Default Re: MacBook Pro Must-Have Apps

    This might be worth a read:

    Best Mac apps | iMore
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    Quote Originally Posted by pnrapX View Post
    Good morning everyone,

    I would like to get a list of must-have apps to install into my new MBP. These might include paid and free ones.

    Since it's my first Mac, make a little description about what they're used for.

    King regards.

    A quick search of the forums will turn up several threads that answer your question:

    http://forums.imore.com/os-x/322818-...eaks-os-x.html
    Best Mac apps for tweaking system settings: TinkerTool, Onyx, Cocktail, MacPilot
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    Quote Originally Posted by pnrapX View Post
    Good morning everyone,

    I would like to get a list of must-have apps to install into my new MBP. These might include paid and free ones.

    Since it's my first Mac, make a little description about what they're used for.

    King regards.
    This is my List:
    - Paragon NTFS => Reading NTFS
    - Photoshop
    - Illustrator
    - Dreamever
    - Premiere Pro
    - Xampp
    - Folx Pro 4
    - Total Finder
    - Office 2016
    - Firefox
    - Skype
    - ...
    I'm IT and designer
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    I've used Onyx and so far it removed 2 GB clutter.
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    Default Re: MacBook Pro Must-Have Apps

    Here's mine:

    Tweetbot
    CloudMagic
    Todoist
    VLC
    Microsoft Office 2016
    Caffeine
    Transmission
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    Dropbox
    1Password
    Things
    Fantastical 2
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    KeKa - file archiver for Mac OS X
    VLC
    VMWare Fusion or VirtualBox(Free)
    Unity3D
    Pidgin
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    Mine top 5 are:

    1Password (Storing & Generating Passwords)
    Carbon Copy Cloner (Cloning of your harddrive to external drive. Replaces Time Machine)
    Total Finder (Adds and expands features in Finder)
    Parallels (Allows me to run Windows or Linux on my Mac)
    Hyperdock (Expands dock features to allow me to see what is open in an app without opening the app)

    I have many more I use that are equally useful to my workflow.
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    Definitely 1 Password (If you had to pick just one app I'd say this is a must have)
    Fantastical 2- if you need a more powerful, better organized calendar app.
    Tweetbot- if you're looking for a solid Twitter client.
    Caffeine- I love this one as it allows me to either keep my screen on indefinitely or set a timer.
    Byword- one of the best distraction free word processors out there.
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    For me Photoshop, Evernote, Dropbox, DayOne, Pocket, and Proud (it's a productivity tool/ todo app that I'm working on) It's still beta but we are about to launch! It looks like that:

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    Dropbox
    Magnet
    1Password
    Wunderlist
    Office for Mac
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    Coming from Windows I love Magnet.
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    Libre Office (free) and the built in mac office software isn't bad if yocan't afford Microsoft office. I think Office university is a one time payment good for the life of the machine.
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    Default Re: MacBook Pro Must-Have Apps

    What about a video player app that someone can suggest? Something that can play just about any format?
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    A few people already mentioned VLC which is a very useful free video player
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr stoner View Post
    A few people already mentioned VLC which is a very useful free video player
    I have used it when I had a Windows desktop and laptop. Good to know there's a Mac version as well.
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