1. nmburns's Avatar
    I am so excited, tomorrow I will finally be the proud owner of my first ever Mac! I've wanted one for a long time and my parents surprised me by wanting to buy me one for Christmas! I knew that I'd want to get everything possible in my first one, so I paid for the extra upgrades and I can't wait!

    I got a 13" MacBook Pro with retina, 16GB Ram and 512GB SSD.

    Any recommendations on first apps to get? This is all new to me.. I'm familiar with iOS on my iPhone, iPod and iPad, but really have only played with Macs a few times.

    Thanks in advance!
    Nicole
    01-05-2015 11:47 AM
  2. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    I am so excited, tomorrow I will finally be the proud owner of my first ever Mac! I've wanted one for a long time and my parents surprised me by wanting to buy me one for Christmas! I knew that I'd want to get everything possible in my first one, so I paid for the extra upgrades and I can't wait!

    I got a 13" MacBook Pro with retina, 16GB Ram and 512GB SSD.

    Any recommendations on first apps to get? This is all new to me.. I'm familiar with iOS on my iPhone, iPod and iPad, but really have only played with Macs a few times.

    Thanks in advance!
    Nicole
    Congrats! I got my first Mac last March and it was a very exciting time!
    For me, a lot of the apps I use came already installed. Like iMovie, iPhoto, Pages, etc. So all you'll need to is open your MacBook and get to work!
    There are also some really good games in the Mac App Store. The ones I've purchased and play a lot are the Sky Gambler games. Specifically Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders, and Sky Gamblers: Cold War.

    Sent from my iPhone 6 using Crapatalk
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    01-05-2015 11:54 AM
  3. nmburns's Avatar
    Congrats! I got my first Mac last March and it was a very exciting time!
    For me, a lot of the apps I use came already installed. Like iMovie, iPhoto, Pages, etc. So all you'll need to is open your MacBook and get to work!
    There are also some really good games in the Mac App Store. The ones I've purchased and play a lot are the Sky Gambler games. Specifically Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders, and Sky Gamblers: Cold War.

    Sent from my iPhone 6 using Crapatalk
    Thanks so much for your response. I am beyond excited and can't wait to play around with it! My sister has one and absolutely loves it! I see app package deals every once in a while, so I'll have to keep my eyes posted!
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    01-05-2015 12:39 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Bartender - tames all the icons on the menubar
    Dropbox
    Pixelmator (if you do photo editing)
    Launchbar or Alfred
    Evernote
    Chrome/Firefox if you have a browser preference


    There's other threads around if you search that have lots of app suggestions for first time Mac users.
    nmburns likes this.
    01-05-2015 01:15 PM
  5. Spencerdl's Avatar
    ConGrats on your new MacBook Pro....ENJOY
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    01-05-2015 01:28 PM
  6. nmburns's Avatar
    Bartender - tames all the icons on the menubar
    Dropbox
    Pixelmator (if you do photo editing)
    Launchbar or Alfred
    Evernote
    Chrome/Firefox if you have a browser preference


    There's other threads around if you search that have lots of app suggestions for first time Mac users.
    I will definitely have to look for the other threads - thanks for the suggestion! I noticed that this forum is a little less-trafficked than the iPhone or iPad forums, but I know there is still a lot of info avail - I just need to look!

    And thanks for the app recommendations!
    01-05-2015 01:59 PM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I will definitely have to look for the other threads - thanks for the suggestion! I noticed that this forum is a little less-trafficked than the iPhone or iPad forums, but I know there is still a lot of info avail - I just need to look!

    And thanks for the app recommendations!
    Also look in the various OS X forums for app suggestions.
    nmburns likes this.
    01-05-2015 04:54 PM
  8. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Congrats Nicole
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    01-17-2015 04:28 PM
  9. zerog46's Avatar
    Congrats.
    nmburns likes this.
    01-17-2015 05:51 PM
  10. phreddyl's Avatar
    Nice congrats. I love caffeine- keeps your screen from going off for specified periods of time.
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    01-17-2015 06:41 PM
  11. taz323's Avatar
    Congrats on the MBP, enjoy.
    nmburns likes this.
    01-17-2015 07:09 PM
  12. mchi5's Avatar
    Congrats! You'll love it

    My wife just bought the 15" MacBook Pro Retina with 2.5 GHz. She loves it. And as a graphic designer the Mac and OSX is perfect
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    01-17-2015 07:22 PM

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