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I'd love to put down SuperDuper, if I could get any damn backup program to work... not a single one will work for me, not super duper, not CCC... I've resorted to manually copying important data...

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I'd love to put down SuperDuper, if I could get any damn backup program to work... not a single one will work for me, not super duper, not CCC... I've resorted to manually copying important data...

You might want to start a topic in the software section describing the problem you are having.

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Nope, it's pretty light on system resources. They're refering to it being really powerful in what it can do.

 

 

What exactly does quicksilver do?

 

Also, What does Bit Torrent Do and Should I get it for my Mac?

 

Connor

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:rolleyes: Here's my favorites . . . Edited by MacBry

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Nope, it's pretty light on system resources. They're refering to it being really powerful in what it can do.

 

what exactly does quciksilver do, and why is it so great?

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what exactly does quciksilver do, and why is it so great?

 

Even if you just use Quicksilver for an application launcher, it's worth your time to download and use. There are other things you can do, but do yourself a favor and download it and use it for a week. It'll change your life. :P

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Found a cool site that has a bunch of great software:

http://www.bestmacsoftware.org/

 

I haven't seen it posed anywhere else, but if it was already mentioned somewhere please don't mind the post! :)

 

 

I'm personally enjoying the following:

 

1. Firefox

2. VMWare Fusion

3. Handbrake

4. Thunderbird

5. TechTools

6. GarageSale

7. Writeroom

8. OpenOffice.org

9. Movie/Music/Game Collectorz.com (awesome for anyone with a huge collection)

10. Vine Server (VNC)

Edited by idlehand326

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Seems Inquisitor has been misbehaving and the community is out for blood, are you a Vampire or a Vegetarian?

 

Link to TUAW article.

 

 

Honesty the best policy?

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Not gonna be real detailed here but:

 

1. NetNewsWire (RSS reader)

2. Adium (IM Client)

3. Caffeine (Little menubar app that prevents screen from dimming)

4. CamTwist (The totally cool "webcam enhancer" which can also be used to show your screen)

5. Colloquy (IRC client)

6. Cyberduck (FTP client; I'm cheap, I don't pay for Transmit)

7. Handbrake (DVD ripper)

8. ImageWell (Free image resizer and converter)

9. MarsEdit (Blogging tool)

10. SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner (cloning software)

 

I just ran through my applications folder so they're out of order on the priority scale.

My ~/Applications folder

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depends on what kind of a computer user are, but for me, in no particular order:

1) Textmate (plaintext/code editor)

2) Adium (instant messenger)

3) VisualHub (video compression/conversion)

4) Quickshareit (sharing files quickly, uploads to the internet)

5) Transmission (Bittorrent downloader)

6) 7zX (7z archiver and unarchiver)

7) The Unarchiver (unarchiver, eats rar, zip, 7z, and a range of others)

8) Transmit (FTP)

9) iShowU (screen capture)

10)Handbrake (DVD ripper)

 

most of those are free, but mac consumer software is usually pretty cheap anyhow

 

P.S. i'd just like to express my hate for quicksilver. i tried it, never liked it, doesn't so anything i cant do without it, especially with Leopard.

Edited by capz

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I like iMedia Browser from Karelia. This tool allows me to use a full media browser in MS Office-applications in the same way I would do it in iWork.

 

PS: I don't use iWork itself, because at office I'm in a full Windows environment. Sometimes I bring work with me at home, and I want to avoid compatibily issues.

Edited by Glenn1983

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