1. pnrapX's Avatar
    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.
    07-13-2015 02:43 AM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    This might be worth a read:

    Best Mac apps | iMore
    07-13-2015 06:51 AM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    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
    pnrapX likes this.
    07-13-2015 09:57 AM
  4. mac-dl's Avatar
    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
    07-20-2015 09:29 AM
  5. nightridah's Avatar
    I've used Onyx and so far it removed 2 GB clutter.
    01-09-2016 03:58 AM
  6. TripleOne's Avatar
    Here's mine:

    Tweetbot
    CloudMagic
    Todoist
    VLC
    Microsoft Office 2016
    Caffeine
    Transmission
    02-14-2016 10:01 AM
  7. captainandy's Avatar
    Dropbox
    1Password
    Things
    Fantastical 2
    03-14-2016 08:25 AM
  8. kanodhome's Avatar
    KeKa - file archiver for Mac OS X
    VLC
    VMWare Fusion or VirtualBox(Free)
    Unity3D
    Pidgin
    03-19-2016 03:31 AM
  9. firedept10's Avatar
    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.
    03-19-2016 04:25 AM
  10. sprocket2107's Avatar
    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.
    03-28-2016 12:41 PM
  11. angeliquetoque's Avatar
    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:

    MacBook Pro Must-Have Apps-giphy.gif
    05-10-2016 09:01 AM
  12. andrewvo's Avatar
    Dropbox
    Magnet
    1Password
    Wunderlist
    Office for Mac
    08-19-2016 11:14 AM
  13. John States's Avatar
    Coming from Windows I love Magnet.
    imtravis likes this.
    10-25-2016 01:51 AM
  14. Ericclark4's Avatar
    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.
    11-12-2016 09:51 AM
  15. jsarino's Avatar
    What about a video player app that someone can suggest? Something that can play just about any format?
    11-25-2016 07:08 PM
  16. mr stoner's Avatar
    A few people already mentioned VLC which is a very useful free video player
    jsarino likes this.
    11-30-2016 07:15 AM
  17. jsarino's Avatar
    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.
    11-30-2016 08:52 AM
  18. snntspnr's Avatar
    12-12-2016 11:17 AM
  19. Jude526's Avatar
    I was able to get word free on my iPad Pro. Why not free on the Mac as well?
    03-05-2017 05:57 PM
  20. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    What about a video player app that someone can suggest? Something that can play just about any format?
    VLC is a great all format player.
    Shanicenicolle likes this.
    03-05-2017 06:16 PM
  21. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Microsoft Office (mobile version) is free for mobile devices (10.1" screen size or less). The Mac/MacBook uses the desktop version, if I'm not mistaken.
    03-05-2017 06:25 PM
  22. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Microsoft Office (mobile version) is free for mobile devices (10.1" screen size or less). The Mac/MacBook uses the desktop version, if I'm not mistaken.
    Correct. They stick pretty strictly to the 10.1" rule, regardless of whether it's the mobile or the desktop version.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    03-05-2017 08:31 PM
  23. Duvi's Avatar
    I was able to get word free on my iPad Pro. Why not free on the Mac as well?
    Which size Pro did you get?
    03-27-2017 11:11 PM
  24. toniweller's Avatar
    Wow! I found an excellent discussion! So many useful tips!
    04-05-2017 06:46 AM

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