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I am a MAC, Finally + Help with Mac

Mon Sep 27, 2010, 9:38 PM
UmarIrshad
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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,

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: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

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:iconorenjico:
orenjico Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional 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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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
thank you I will :)
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:iconfox-ville:
fox-ville Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Yahoo! Same her, just got a mac last week. I love it!!!
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
yeah its completely adorable as well ^^
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:iconfox-ville:
fox-ville Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I named mine Nathan.
Every laptop should have a name -hinting for you to give one too-
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional 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-ville Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
BUT YOU MUST.
Oh i see now. :)
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
sure now I will XD
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:iconchithedesigner:
ChiTheDesigner Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Welcome to the dark side, brother. ;)
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
dak side? :o i thought this is the bright side =P
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:iconchithedesigner:
ChiTheDesigner Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
That depends on how you're looking at it, haha!

*evil laugh*
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
**scares the shit out of me** XD
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:iconchithedesigner:
ChiTheDesigner Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
The only thing scarier are the price tags from Apple!


Har har har!
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
ohh yeah, absolutely agree, almost double the price of similar hardware offered by other brands.
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:iconchithedesigner:
ChiTheDesigner Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
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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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
thats nice of you :)
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:iconlidil:
LiDiL Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
congrats! I really wanted to buy a macbook pro but couldn't afford it so settled for HP laptop :(
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional 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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:iconlidil:
LiDiL Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
yea, enjoy it :P
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Gor0n Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional 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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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional 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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Gor0n Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional 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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SaliM89 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
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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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional 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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SaliM89 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010


Looooool .. i only installed :

Tweetie .. VLC .. PS .. office .. Unarchiver .. Transmission .. DropBox .. Flip4mac "to play WMV files" .. perian .. and Adium << on my MAC so far <~ its a 1.5 month old
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umar123 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
hehe so that's pretty much enough for daily use =P even though the apps i mentioned were the ones i recommend i have like over 50 apps installed XD many of them are originals :) since i kept buying bundles from time to time.
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SaliM89 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
:faint: .. i should go bk to My XP :P
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:iconhypoxic:
hypoxic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Welcome to the Mac club. Once you go Mac, you'll never go back to the dank, dirty, virus infested pit of hell called Windows.

H
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umar123 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
hohhohohoo :D hehe yeah I hope so =P but still I need to run Win using bootcamp or something, since I can't really have a way too big directory of games in here,
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soydios Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
well done on getting a mac, you can join us now ;) and should have got an xbox 360 instead of the ps3 :D
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
i have a xbox 360 :B got banned due to hack stuff =P now it's time for a new experience,
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:iconsoydios:
soydios Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
oh right haha, xboxs are far better than ps3's
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:icongor0n:
Gor0n Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
why? :p
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
aghhh no, must say, you have to frickin pay for online!!! hate them,
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:iconfzang:
Fzang Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist
Ravissant to customize your login screen :p
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
kewl thanks man :)
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:iconthe-fiber:
THE-FIBER Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
PSN ID: arveloc :headbang:
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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:iconbilalkarim:
bilalkarim Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student Interface Designer
That's awesome man. Congrats and enjoy it!
PSN ID: xeenat

Apps for Mac:
- Adium
- Skype
- Cyberduck (FTP client)
- Cloud (file sharing app)
- Droplr (another file sharing app)
- MagicPrefs (if you have the Magic Mouse, this will give you additional settings)
- VLC
- The Unarchiver
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I have most of these apps, I was looking for a good FTP client, Cyberduck will work. Thanks a lot Bilal :)
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:iconbilalkarim:
bilalkarim Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student Interface Designer
No probs!
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TaylorCohron Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Welcome to the family!

Get GEEKTOOL

It is the equivalent of Rainmeter.

(Well, sort of)

And also, get everything mentioned above.

Also, Pixelmator

It's nice when you don't want all the power of photoshop.

:)
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
ahan, I did hear a lot about Pixelmator, will surely try'em :)
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TaylorCohron Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Interface Designer
:D yeah!
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:iconmediamyself:
MediaMyself Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
You went Mac! :highfive: Also PS3! My ID is UntitledGame so drop me a friend request. :)
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
ohh kool I will, I surely will :)
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MediaMyself Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Hooray! Thanks! :)
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:iconmeali-adk:
MeAli-ADK Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Congrats man, that's great. I need one MAC too :D
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
hehe thanks
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:iconphs2:
phs2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well deserved. That's awesome news man! :lol:

If you need any tip let me know.
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