Friday, October 1, 2010

Things That All Mac Users Should Have (Part 1)

This next blog post is a list of some great apps that I think all Mac users should have. Most of them are free, and for the non-free ones, the serial codes are usually provided.

The first app that I have here is Adium. Adium is a probably one of the best chat apps for the Mac, probably because of it's great notification system, and its syncing with lots of mobile and Facebook accounts at once. With Adium, you will always know when when of your contact logs on, off, or does another activity (you can set the notifications), and you can easily set auto-replies.

The second app I have is called App Cleaner. Yes, dragging files to the Trash on a Mac does uninstall a program, but it leaves a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny amount of files on your computer. If you're using a Mac such as a Powerbook, those tiny, tiny files can add up, and you may want something such as App Cleaner. And, if you're thinking about getting App Cleaner or App Zapper, get App Cleaner because it's free and better.

The third app I have is called iDemo. iDemo is available for both Mac and PC, and is a great free app that you can use to screen record your iPhone or iPod Touch. The screen recording is a little big laggy, but comes in handy a lot of times.

For those torrenters out there, I have found Transmission to be the easiest and fastest way to torrent something. And, for the gamers (basically everybody), sign up for a service called OnLive to play all the hottest games through the internet. Some great titles include NBA 2K11, Mafia 2, and Borderlands. New games are being all the time, as Lego Harry Potter came out on OnLive on the day it was released. The unique thing about this service is that the games are streamed over the internet, so you could be enjoying high-quality gaming on your Powerbook. For more info, check out

This is just a short list of the best things that all Mac users should have. Another list will be coming soon.

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