1. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I've had my eye on this mac for a while and boy do I love it.
    I got this one
    I'm loving the speed coming from a MacBook Pro 2011
    What apps are recommended for this notebook?
    Last edited by Sekelani Zwambila; 05-23-2014 at 10:48 AM. Reason: hust
    05-22-2014 11:21 PM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Enjoy your new Macbook. I would recommend iLife and iWork apps to get you started.
    05-22-2014 11:23 PM
  3. kd7irm's Avatar
    Just picked one up as well a few days ago, I am extremely happy with it.

    All the apple apps of course, they are the first that I installed.


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    05-22-2014 11:24 PM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    Congrats and enjoy.
    05-22-2014 11:27 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Bartender - app that let's you hide some of the menu bar apps
    Dropbox of course
    Pixelmator if you do photo editing
    DragonDrop - utility that helps dragging files around to other spaces
    Chrome if Safari isn't to your liking
    Growl - good for notifications for apps that don't support the native notification center
    A password manager - I use 1Password but other members will recommend other good ones
    Fluid - lets you turn websites (for instance Facebook) into its own app
    Handbrake if you need to do any video conversion
    KeyCue - provides popup help for shortcut keys
    05-22-2014 11:32 PM
  6. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Just bought a MacBook Pro 15inch-imageuploadedbytapatalk1400931837.649734.jpg
    So far I've installed twitter, hitman, caffeine , Dropbox , Photoshop illustrator and game agent. I'm so happy with my purchase.
    There was a 10% sale so I got $200 off. Was pretty worth it. It's my first 15 inch MacBook with retina display.


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    05-24-2014 07:46 AM
  7. phreddyl's Avatar
    Enjoy your new laptop! I have fantastical on mine- which is a great calendar app. I also have airmail- love the unified inbox
    05-24-2014 07:50 AM
  8. rayz336's Avatar
    Enjoy your new computer! I'd probably grab Fantastical and Tweetbot, if it were mine because those are great apps that I use on a daily basis
    05-24-2014 08:20 AM
  9. phreddyl's Avatar
    Enjoy your new computer! I'd probably grab Fantastical and Tweetbot, if it were mine because those are great apps that I use on a daily basis
    I can't bring myself to spend the $20 on Tweetbot. Use it on phone and ipad tho
    05-24-2014 08:46 AM
  10. rayz336's Avatar
    I can't bring myself to spend the $20 on Tweetbot. Use it on phone and ipad tho
    It's definitely a purchase made when you receive an unexpected iTunes gift card
    phreddyl likes this.
    05-24-2014 08:49 AM
  11. HankAZ's Avatar
    I can't bring myself to spend the $20 on Tweetbot. Use it on phone and ipad tho
    For me, $20 was not a lot to spend on an app that I use all day long, every day. That was less than the cost of one dinner out for my wife and me. It was way less than I spend on truly useless or unnecessary crap over the course of a day or a week. Tweetbot is a great app, and well worth the cost of admission. But this is just my opinion.

    Other apps I highly recommend include:

    Tincta (text editor)
    HandyPrint (sets up your network printer for airprinting from iOS devices)
    Path Finder (Finder replacement)
    Moom (window control/sizing utility)
    TextExpander (text short cut / expander utility)
    Easy Remote Desktop (for managing other computers remotely)
    Bartender (previously mentioned)
    CustomMenu (lives in the tool bar and create shortcuts to apps)
    WiFi Explorer (monitor wifi connections and wifi networks)
    Photoshop Elements (image editor)
    05-24-2014 10:38 AM
  12. BlackDuke07's Avatar
    Some of my everyday Apps are:

    Alfred - Speedy App Launching (not the App Store version)

    Uninstaller - Does what you think.

    Hazel - Automate frequent tasks.

    Dropbox - Everywhere file-syncing.

    CarbonCopyCloner - For local backups and folder syncing.

    BetterZip 2 - For un-zipping stuff.

    And...

    Things
    ReadKit
    BetterRename
    Filebot and MediaElch (for Movies/TV Show)
    05-26-2014 05:09 AM

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