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Re: What are the "must have" applications for OS X? - 05-01-2009, 12:41 PM
Teleport FTW!! I do not even think I remembered to add that to my list of apps when I first posted in this thread... :shock:
Great and convenient app
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Re: What are the "must have" applications for OS X? - 05-02-2009, 03:51 AM
Here are my top ten apps:
10. Virtual II - I love playing HHG2TG on the Mini!
9. Boxee- Before the current build it would melt your lap off, now it is a perfect way to view media on the Mini.
8. DOSBox - Now I can play Quake, Wolfenstien 3D, and Doom in OS X!
7. XCode - I know that it is heavy, but its suite of dev tools is hard to beat.
6. Genesis Plus w/ Emulator Enhancer - Sonic the Hedgehog. On the Mini. 'Nuff said .
5. The Unarchiver - Opens files that OS X will not.
4. Cyberduck - My favorite SFTP client.
3. Coolbook - The only program that gives a semi-accurate temperature for the Mini.
2. OSx86 Tools - Only use these if you know what you are doing.
1. Firefox + FireGestures - Best way to browse the web on the Mini.
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Re: What are the "must have" applications for OS X? - 05-03-2009, 12:49 AM
Im going to throw another app at you: Syncplicity (https://my.syncplicity.com/Signup/)
Now supports OSX. Similar to Dropbox, but has the advantage of making ANY folder syncable without having it reside in a Dropbox folder.
Dropbox workaround for syncing folders NOT in the Dropbox folder:
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Re: What are the "must have" applications for OS X? - 05-07-2009, 05:11 PM
This might now be the best place to ask this question... but i've found a lot of useful programs in this thread, and I was hoping you guys could help me with a decision.
I'm not really a MAC user (Apple 2e in the 80's was the last one I owned), and I want a word-processor and spreadsheet program. Seeing as how there's limited HD/RAM/CPU on the mini, which software would you guys most recommend, and why? I'm trying to decide between:
Microsoft Office (word & excel)
Apple iWorks (pages & numbers)
(Note: I'm ignoring price differences for this argument.)
From what I understand, they are all compatible with each other, so that's not an issue.
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Re: What are the "must have" applications for OS X? - 05-07-2009, 06:41 PM
imho if money is not an object go ahead and get MS office for the excel - it's the best spread sheet. (i don't know about the home&student version though).
OO and iWork are good enough for most everything else.
i have all three and use MS office for mostly everything that's work.
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Re: What are the "must have" applications for OS X? - 05-07-2009, 06:55 PM
Nothing really has 100% compatibility with MS Word except MS Word. It's not an issue for simple word-processing documents, but when you start using fancy stuff like footnotes/endnotes, automatic tables of contents and tables of authorities, and other dynamically-updated stuff, you'll run into compatibility problems with other word processors. For noneditable stuff, I send PDFs, but sometimes you need to collaborate on a paper and since Word is what everyone has, Word is what you have to use. :?
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Re: What are the "must have" applications for OS X? - 05-08-2009, 07:59 AM
See if it fits your particular needs and then if it doesn't, upgrade to a (larger sized) paid version.
Like Chazzek said, nothing is 100% compatible with Word. But if you find that NO/OO is "compatible enough" for your needs, then you save money (which may be limited) that you can use for a nice netbook accessory instead. Plus you save SSD space, which is definitely limited.
Afterall, I was looking for a Photopshop-ish app for some light photo editing and I could have installed Photoshop Elements, but it would have taken up 1GB of space. I found a much lighter alternative in Acorn (~35mb) that fit my needs perfectly. Much better suited for limited screen real estate (only one palette for everything with no menu bar by default). AND it was much easier on both my SSD and my wallet.
As a general rule for choosing apps for a SSD based netbook, I'd say go with as light as you can that still fits your needs.
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