I am a MAC, Finally + Help with Mac
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Published: September 28, 2010
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Hey yaa folks
I'm Umar, UI and icon designer!


You already firgured out that I am now a Mac user, and I am loving it!!! Thanks to all those who recommended me and forced me on getting one :XD: and thanks to my clients for making it possible for me to purchase one =P and also a huge thanks to myself for putting myself behind that desk working for that long. Ok enough with the crappy thanks I got a 21.5" Mac, and along side I also bought a PS3 Slim 320GB with Move Kit, but din't recieve the PS3 yet, so if any of you guys is on PSN drop in your PSN ID, and whenever I am on, I will add you guys up. Anyways what I need you to do is, recommend me some great apps for Mac, also link me to some good customization stuff as well, and I am running on 10.6.3. Thanks a lot guys, here are some Mac stuff I like,

Features


:thumb152414264: iBooks background for Finder by bobjr BlackPearl - Transmission by cYPoHirogen Transmisson_HD Widget by katsu3477 BlackPearl by Gor0n Scribble by turnpaper Itsy Mod by nawong NightSun by neodesktop Sliding Discs - Bowtie Theme by Plizzo

Skin by LeMex
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orenjicoProfessional General Artist
If you just got a mac for the first time, register here: [link]

It's the only site you'll need for finding applications ;)
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umar123Professional Interface Designer
thank you I will :)
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fox-villeStudent Digital Artist
Yahoo! Same her, just got a mac last week. I love it!!!
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umar123Professional Interface Designer
yeah its completely adorable as well ^^
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fox-villeStudent Digital Artist
I named mine Nathan.
Every laptop should have a name -hinting for you to give one too-
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umar123Professional Interface Designer
aww ^^

hmm, name, name, name, name, can't get one, will think and give it a name :D btw mines a desktop =P
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fox-villeStudent Digital Artist
BUT YOU MUST.
Oh i see now. :)
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umar123Professional Interface Designer
sure now I will XD
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Welcome to the dark side, brother. ;)
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umar123Professional Interface Designer
dak side? :o i thought this is the bright side =P
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That depends on how you're looking at it, haha!

*evil laugh*
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umar123Professional Interface Designer
**scares the shit out of me** XD
ChiTheDesigner's avatar
The only thing scarier are the price tags from Apple!


Har har har!
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umar123Professional Interface Designer
ohh yeah, absolutely agree, almost double the price of similar hardware offered by other brands.
ChiTheDesigner's avatar
Welcome to the dark side, harrr.

No but really, good to have you on here Umar.
You always deliver quality work!
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umar123Professional Interface Designer
thats nice of you :)
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congrats! I really wanted to buy a macbook pro but couldn't afford it so settled for HP laptop :(
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umar123Professional Interface Designer
yeah i know how its like, but I really considered waiting and kept using my 4 year old laptop, so I could go for iMac :)
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Gor0nProfessional Interface Designer
Yeah! Now you are really awesome :p, Mac + PS3 are for winners.

About Mac apps : Panic apps are always the best (Transmit, Coda,...), apps from Bohemian Coding are great too, Socialite is a nice alternative to Tweetie (with Facebook, Flickr,...), Appcleaner is useful to uninstall apps, Caffeine is great prevent your Mac from automatically going to sleep (with a simple clic on your menubar), CSSEdit is great too, Fontcase to manage your fonts, Rucksack for your archive files (the unarchiver is good for a free app), Textmate for coding, Handbrake to encode your video files (or ripit to rip dvds), Cloud, Ecoute, Skitch, Espresso (coda like), Transmission,... The Hit List or Things to manage your tasks. And finally, ImageOptim could be useful to optimize images for web.
About customization : Hobiconer the ultimate icon editor, IconTester to test your icon in your dock by drag drop ([link]), ThemePark, Slipcover, Bowtie,.... Check on Iconpaper :p

If you need a specific app, tell me :)

Btw, my PSN ID is BlueForce707 ;)
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umar123Professional Interface Designer
wow :o the ultimate list of useful apps :D the best suggestion of apps :D Love yaaa :D umm can you guide me on applying themes, or did you make any tutorial on iconpaper for that? i mean like putting nuala theme for example.
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Gor0nProfessional Interface Designer
Oh I forgot to talk about Onyx but you should know about it :), it's the best utility app for Macs.
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im a new MAC user too ..

so u may suggest me sm Apps :P

.. ill suggest u transmission as a torrent App :aww:
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umar123Professional Interface Designer
CloudApp
uTorrent (better as compared to transmission)
Trasnmit (FTP)
Burn (CD/DVD Burning app)
Adium (IM)
CandyBar or IconBox (for changing icons)
Clean My Mac
MagicPrefs (if you have magic mouse this will enhance its usablity)
Tweetie (twitter client)
VLC

guess it's been just under a week on my iMac and i know more than you =P
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