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    Default Top 5 Mac Apps/Programs

    I figured since there are threads for top 5 iPhone and iPad apps why not see what apps on your Macs are your favorite.

    My top 5:

    1) Evernote- For taking notes in class or any other notes and syncing with my iPad
    2) Pages- For typing papers and syncing between iPad, iPhone and Mac
    3) Dropbox- Accessing files on all of my devices and sharing between them
    4) Royal Envoy 2- Awesome strategy game
    5) Gardenscapes- Addicting hidden object game
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    +1 for Evernote - keeps notes and snippets. Very useful if you are in a support job where you need to regularly use the same information in an email. Great for classroom teachers as well.
    DataVault - stores all your passwords, bank account info, health insurance, etc. Logs onto your websites automatically and syncs to iOS, Blackberry, and Android. Best customer service in the world.
    TextExpander - Really good for repetitive tasks, also excellent for customer service positions where you need to rely on inserting the same text.
    MS Office - Still the best Word processor and office suite available on any platform.
    Janetter (Twitter client) - Allows you to separate by columns. Many nice options.
    Last edited by Alli; 02-12-2013 at 02:18 PM.
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    Default Top 5 Mac Apps/Programs

    1Password
    Safari
    Reeder
    Little Snitch
    TextExpander
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    Tweetbot for Mac (Beta)
    PathFinder
    MS Office
    HandBrake
    Photoshop Elements
    Curmudgeon and Former Member/Participant
    iPhone 5S / iPad Mini Retina / 15" MacBook Pro Retina
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    Aperture
    MS Office
    Parallels
    Firefox
    iWeb
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    vlc player


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    Chrome
    Dropbox
    Evernote
    Pages
    Twitter
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    Skype, Safari, Evernote, Pages, Keynote
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    Vlc
    Microsoft office
    Firefox or chrome
    Quicksilver(can't believe no one else said this, by far my favorite and most used)
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    iTunes, Handbrake, iFlicks, Twitter, and Safari!
    Apple built it, so it will work.
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    Default Re: Top 5 Mac Apps/Programs

    In order for these lists to be useful to newcomers, add a short description to your choice, just like the OP did.

    Here are mine:
    • Secrets Preference Pane reveals a wealth of hidden options in OS X.
    • VLC Media Player produces picture and sound from whatever media file you throw at it.
    • Air Display allows me to use the display of a secondary device (laptop, iPad, iPhone) as a second display.
    • Synergy allows me to use my main machine's keyboard and mouse to natively control all three laptops and two iOS devices on my network.
    • Dropbox allows easy file sharing across all platforms.
    If you have jailbreak woes, you can iMessage me at iDonev@me.com. I'll try to help (provided I have time to spare).
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    Well it's been a while since I posted and my top apps have changed so here we go.
    No particular order

    1) Alfred- Similar to spotlight search and allows me to search Google, Amazon or Wikipedia as well. If you're looking up a document or something it will search for your most viewed. Example: I've been working on my resume a lot lately and have many different drafts so when I type resume in to Alfred it goes to my most searched for and also my most used document with that title. Very useful. Hard for me to go into detail, Seriousy you must check it out for yourself. Free in the Mac App Store.
    2) Air Video Server- This app goes along with my iPad/iPhone app. It allows me to add movies and other media the Air Video server and I can play whatever is on my Mac through my iPad or iPhone. I like the fact that i can have a huge movie library on my Mac and not store any videos on my iPad.
    3) Safari- I've been switching up what browser I use trying to find the best one for me. Lately Safari has been my go to browser.
    4) MailTab Pro for Gmail- This is for my menu bar and lets me see how many emails I have in Gmail and takes me to my Gmail page. It has push notifications and lights up red with a badge of how many unread emails I have. Very convenient. I love menu bar apps.
    5) Royal Envoy 2- My favorite strategy game of all time. Great to kill time or relax. Seriously check it out.
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    My TOP 5 (No particular order)

    1 deepClock - wonderful desktop analog clock
    2 VLC - in my opinion good video player, but many error
    3 Tell Note - really good audio note
    4 Pages - do not need introduction
    5 IconFly - I use it for create icon for my learning. (I learn on iOS developer)
    Last edited by RenoIt; 07-20-2013 at 03:37 AM.
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