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MintCreation

MintCreation

Sky Pirate

from Daddy Heaven :D
1,478 posts

Bob Nahasapeemapetilon wrote:

Spell Catcher is today's MU Promo application.

Just saw that and I am very close to buying... But damn MH3 might include it... I mean I have not seen it in other bundles earlier on?

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February 2, 2009 6:20 am
MrStinkEye

MrStinkEye

Automaton Tech

from Out there.. thatta way
284 posts

1Password

It's not that it is absolutely crucial to have but it sure is nice having around.

Whadda you lookin' at?

February 2, 2009 6:35 am
wph

wph

Sky Pirate

1,591 posts

February 2, 2009 10:11 pm
drtaru

drtaru

Moderator

from [REDACTED]
539 posts

Coda.

I find myself going in to class and having to go back to using Notepad++ without its code tab completion and i cry a little inside every time.

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February 2, 2009 10:23 pm
tray5753

tray5753

Automaton Tech

from Tempe, AZ
174 posts

1Password - can't live without it smile

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February 2, 2009 10:29 pm
surphaze

surphaze

Automaton Tech

386 posts

Quicksilver
1Password

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February 3, 2009 4:08 pm
newsdork

newsdork

Sky Pirate

from Tennessee
1,477 posts

After further thought, I also realized that I use Quicktime Pro quite often. Especially for viewing ripped movies full screen. I forget the things you can't do when you don't have quicktime pro.

Sometimes I feel so blue
It makes me twitter.

February 5, 2009 1:05 am
epifany

epifany

Big Game Hunter

from Dallas, Texas
554 posts

1Password - Without a doubt the best app I've had the pleasure of encountering.

I hate to say it but I've yet to find quicksilver much easier to use than spotlight, but then again I haven't given it too much of an opportunity.

I know they said outside of apple or adobe apps... But I have to say it...

iChat.  Version 4 with Leopard has done more for my entire offices' work flow than we could of ever imagined.  Weather it's being able to have video conference meetings with all the guys on the team or trouble shooting a buddies machine,  This seemingly entertainment app, has become a core piece of software on which our office is able to function.

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February 5, 2009 6:25 am
DrakasX

DrakasX

Big Game Hunter

from USA
861 posts

iTunes
iChat
Adobe CS4 Illustrator, Photoshop
Logic Express 8
FireFox (though i've recently switched back to Safari)
Onyx
World Of Warcraft (lol)


sorry couldn't pick just one

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February 5, 2009 11:34 pm
macunixgeek

macunixgeek

Tinkerer

13 posts

I use Quicksilver so often it's unhealthy. When it crashes, I try and invoke itself to relaunch it!

February 5, 2009 11:43 pm

DittoBox

Gearhead

64 posts

Although it's an Adobe app, Lightroom. If not that I'd have to say Billings 3 sure is great!

Happiness is a loaded camera.

February 6, 2009 12:20 am

suomichris

Automaton Tech

222 posts

macunixgeek wrote:

I use Quicksilver so often it's unhealthy. When it crashes, I try and invoke itself to relaunch it!

I totally do that.  Very reliant on Quicksilver...

February 6, 2009 1:56 am
Bob Nahasapeemapetilon

Bob Nahasapeemapetilon

Sky Pirate

1,889 posts

DittoBox wrote:

Although it's an Adobe app, Lightroom. If not that I'd have to say Billings 3 sure is great!

Except for the fact that Billings can literally rob you of your time, as shown @ Macupdate:

http://rapidshare.com/files/169976988/Billings.mov

Check the details and review from Dec 3 2008 by user "ESPIRIDION"
Version 3.0.4 (not released yet) is supposed to fix this behavior, which has been around for years.

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February 6, 2009 4:32 am
abeckstrom

abeckstrom

Big Game Hunter

from Houston, TX
547 posts

macunixgeek wrote:

I use Quicksilver so often it's unhealthy. When it crashes, I try and invoke itself to relaunch it!

Try using Spotlight to relaunch Quicksilver the next time that happens.  It's about the only time I ever use Spotlight :-P

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February 6, 2009 4:45 am

DittoBox

Gearhead

64 posts

Bob Nahasapeemapetilon wrote:
DittoBox wrote:

Although it's an Adobe app, Lightroom. If not that I'd have to say Billings 3 sure is great!

Except for the fact that Billings can literally rob you of your time, as shown Macupdate:

Check the details and review from Dec 3 2008 by user "ESPIRIDION"
Version 3.0.4 (not released yet) is supposed to fix this behavior, which has been around for years.

I see. Their timing resolution only goes to minutes, but not seconds. Looks like there's a beta of 3.0.4 on the forums... as well as a plethora of other issues. Ugh.

Happiness is a loaded camera.

February 6, 2009 5:32 am

peshi

Urchin

1 posts

new to this site.
where do you get all these apps like 1 password

February 7, 2009 1:49 pm

alonzo

Automaton Tech

from Nowhere
272 posts

for web:
1. 1Password
2. Firebug (Extension for Firefox)

fot coding:
Textmate

for planing:
1. Things
2. iCal

February 7, 2009 2:09 pm
xaledo

xaledo

Automaton Tech

from Copenhagen, Denmark
211 posts

peshi wrote:

new to this site.
where do you get all these apps like 1 password

You buy them. 1Password has been in a previous software bundle, and was also in the Giving Tree I believe.

I am totally reliant on Quicksilver. I only ever use it as an app launcher, never to edit documents, etc, but I love it.

I have a feeling that I am going to be using ShoveBox a lot!

February 7, 2009 3:18 pm
eggstone

eggstone

Automaton Tech

from Mountain View
120 posts

quicksilver, defintely

eggstone rolling down...

February 7, 2009 3:53 pm

chriscundy

Urchin

from UK
6 posts

Transmit smile Always got an FTP connection open

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February 8, 2009 3:36 pm
Sbutera

Sbutera

Tinkerer

from PA
10 posts

NetNewsWire
Bean
VLC
Crossover

February 8, 2009 5:59 pm

Plastic Man

Urchin

1 posts

Bookends is huge for anyone doing research writing.  Works well with MS Word, Pages, and Mellel.  Bought it in a MUPromo package.  Worth every penny of the package price for that one app.

February 8, 2009 5:59 pm
dominoes

dominoes

Tinkerer

18 posts

1Password, no doubt.

February 8, 2009 8:54 pm
chrischasecranecook

chrischasecranecook

Sky Pirate

from Shreveport, Louisiana
1,123 posts

Personally, I also love 1Password and CoverSutra. Though Pixelmator is also handy, too.

Oh, and for all of those who don't have it, get AppFresh, which checks all of the 3rd party software on your computer for updates. It is awesome!

Laissez les bon temps roulez!

February 8, 2009 8:59 pm
oldmanhorton

oldmanhorton

Automaton Tech

from New Jersey
154 posts

WebKit Nightly Builds and iStudio Publisher

February 9, 2009 2:33 am
das3zehn

das3zehn

Urchin

from Hamburg, Germany
7 posts

KeepassX, Coda and Layers are some of the most important apps to me for sure.

OSX addicted

February 9, 2009 2:50 am
toddo

toddo

Automaton Tech

from Southern California
481 posts

1password without a doubt!

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February 9, 2009 5:39 am
jackiebow

jackiebow

Tinkerer

from New York
25 posts

pastor and TeXShop. Oh, and who could forget NetNewsWire.

Go Green.

February 9, 2009 5:44 am
gfoster

gfoster

Gearhead

from Concord, CA
78 posts

Without a doubt, I spend more time in TextMate than anything else combined and I'd be screwed without it.  Of course, I program for a living, so that probably has something to do with it.

I use the heck out of Overflow, Wallet, and TaskPaper as well.  Scrivener is great for my writing but absolutely the only app I'd have to fight you over would be TextMate.

-- Gary F.

February 9, 2009 5:47 am
drtaru

drtaru

Moderator

from [REDACTED]
539 posts

Coda.
I went to PHP class and was forced to use a PC and I almost died.

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MaxJG: i just imagined your computer sticking it's finger down it's throat and vomiting up oracle-owned bile
MaxJG: it was weird

February 9, 2009 5:50 am
mohrolsen

mohrolsen

Tinkerer

from Scotland
16 posts

Things and iCal are my life, combined they run my life both here at the desk and on my iPhone.

Yay for free stuff!

February 9, 2009 6:16 am
AquaDan

AquaDan

Automaton Tech

from Monster Island
274 posts

Things, 1password, and evernote. I wish I could go back to using Together, but can't without an iPhone client.

February 9, 2009 6:34 am
designedbyapple

designedbyapple

Gearhead

from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
52 posts

Most definatly Candybar. Worth every penny and then some!
As far as Productivity though i'd be lost without spaces

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February 9, 2009 6:48 am
telonaes

telonaes

Gearhead

from Marburg, Germany
98 posts

Quicksilver. There is nearly no Minute when I don't use it. wink

February 9, 2009 6:54 am
Adrammelech

Adrammelech

Big Game Hunter

from Gallifrey
626 posts

I'd say 1Password...
It's the first thing I backup smile

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February 9, 2009 7:05 am
monicaparrillo

monicaparrillo

Tinkerer

from Ithaca, NY
40 posts

I used to use iCal like a fiend, but I've recently switched to SunBird, even though I don't like it as much, it syncs with my GCal (which I can't do with iCal because I'm not on Leopard)
Other than that though, probably Firefox and Transmission.
I use Mathematica all the time too, but it's not really a Mac-y app, it does save me a ton of time doing work though!

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February 9, 2009 7:13 am
akylon

akylon

Tinkerer

from Germany
38 posts

1password, CoverScout, iTunes and many more...

green is good

February 9, 2009 7:36 am
herky140

herky140

Big Game Hunter

from the future
717 posts

Oh geez.
There are a bunch of obviouses, like iTunes, Safari, and so on, but there are always alternatives, like SongBird and FireFox.

So I think I'll have to go with System Preferences. About once a day, I'm changing something. Often times it's my wallpaper. Before Leopard, I didn't use it that much, but I had ShapeShifter and stuff to dilute it. I need to vent my modding tendencies somewhere.

Also, I use 1Password a lot, but I don't really realize that because it's so discrete.

Borange. borange.

February 9, 2009 8:36 am
JSand

JSand

Automaton Tech

from Atlanta, GA
227 posts

Quicksilver...I've been trying out Google Quick Search Box though. It's made by the developers of Quicksilver. They're done developing Quicksilver, so it'll be interesting to see what they do with Google Quick Search Box. At this point I think it's less powerful than Quicksilver.

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February 9, 2009 8:46 am
DreadedKilla

DreadedKilla

Sky Pirate

from Kelowna
1,164 posts

Hmm... in no particular order, here's how I live:

1. Last.fm so that I can have music without downloading.

2. Pages '08, I wish I had '09 but this is school provided (my MacBook is school provided actually)

3. Keynote '08 totally blasts PowerPoint out of the competition. I use this biweekly for school presentations.

4. Firefox, don't know why I would have a Mac without Firefox.
5. ShoveBox for throwing bits of information.

6. Anyone mention Growl? Coming from a Windoze world (how I hated that slow box) I have the preference of full screening every window ingrained (thank you so much Microsoft, I'll donate -1 billion dollars for that) so Growl helps me notify me of mail, news (via Vienna), Skype, and tons more.

7. Namely is another app launcher, though not as good as QS, but it's sufficient for me. Nice thing that Namely does is nothing. Almost no system resources, no clutter, just a search bar that can be called up, customizable, and free.

8. The Hit List for my GTD, soon to be Actiontastic or ThinkingRock or RTM when THL becomes ver. 1, currently ver. 0.9.

9. Thunderbird for mail. 'nuff said.

10. Skitch for simple image editing. Can't use PS so I'll use Skitch. Suits all my needs for now.

February 9, 2009 9:05 am
beatej

beatej

Automaton Tech

296 posts

1Password.

I might be able to live without it but certainly can't see myself ever using a computer again without it.

February 9, 2009 9:14 am
markiv810

markiv810

Tinkerer

15 posts

I love the Terminal, the terminal in OS X actually encouraged me to move to Linux based distributions.  VLC Media Player is very essential app along with Handbrake and Divx Converter.  I don't know whether Spotlight and Smart Folders can be categorized as apps but my life has become a lot easier, searching and file management has become a lot easier on the Mac.

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February 9, 2009 9:42 am
xaledo

xaledo

Automaton Tech

from Copenhagen, Denmark
211 posts

I see all these people saying they couldn't go without 1Password - is it because you use it to automatically generate passwords? I see that as quite a large risk!

February 9, 2009 9:48 am
python

python

Automaton Tech

from Over the hills, UK
269 posts

Firefox
Thunderbird
iTunes

We will succeed.  Team Purple smile
Twitter
Freebits

February 9, 2009 11:52 am
Cuttonoverall

Cuttonoverall

Automaton Tech

from Canada
121 posts

Fluid. Without it I would be clueless if I have new eMails at GMail and logged in every 2 minutes. for real. I did it a long time. and I'm not a fan of real eMail-apps. big_smile

"God is dead", Nietsche.
"Nietsche is dead", God.

February 9, 2009 12:40 pm
Yange

Yange

Tinkerer

from Philippines
35 posts

1password. Remembering passwords was such a pain. sad

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February 9, 2009 2:25 pm
wiredfractal

wiredfractal

Gearhead

from philippines
92 posts

Overflow as my launcher. ( not too many fans of that app) can't live without this thing.

1password for everything password or security related documents.

pixelmator - for small edits because PS is bloated and takes take to load.

I <3 orange.

February 9, 2009 2:53 pm
Gilia

Gilia

Tinkerer

from Poland
12 posts

iCal and NewsFire.

February 9, 2009 3:22 pm
ciperl

ciperl

Automaton Tech

from Falls Church, VA
369 posts

Quicksilver and Coda

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February 9, 2009 4:04 pm
Amnell

Amnell

Tinkerer

from Sweden
32 posts

I can't live without Quicksilver. This slick little app helps me in so many ways. Yeah, and Coda ofc wink

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February 9, 2009 4:34 pm
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