What apps do you use for.....

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by Dark Atheist, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    web - atm im using firefox (safari is good not sure if i should go back to it)
    email - Thunderbird
    IM - adium
    photo - photoshop cs4
    video (editing/creating) premire pro cs4
    video (editing creating) soundbooth cs4
    video (watching) vlc

    what I'm still looking for (i have looked on apple site and google) is things like

    torrent - i know utorrent has a mac port, has or does anyone use it
    binary news - on windows i used newsleecher
    ftp/sftp/fxp - on windows i was using flashfxp

    I know i could install bootcamp and xp and use the programs that way - i would prefer mac native, unless i have no other choice
     
  2. X-Istence

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    Browsing: Safari
    Email: Mail.app
    IM: Adium
    Photo management: iPhoto
    video editing: Final Cut Pro
    Video watching: Perian plug-in for Quicktime or VLC
    Torrent: Transmission (the only client I ever use)
    ftp: Cyberduck/ncftp

    I don't do binary news stuff, ever.
     
  3. Dark Atheist

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    Thanks X
     
  4. Xie

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    Web: Camino (though Safari 4 does seem nice)
    Email: I only use web based (except my iPhone where 99% of the time I use Mail)
    IM: Adium
    Photo Editing - Photoshop (not sure what version it even is now - perhaps CS)
    Video (editing/creating): I don't
    Video (watching): VLC (if VLC doesn't play it I most likely don't wanna watch it

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    Torrents: Transmission [watch what version you use and don't upgrade on day 1] - I've also used rtorrent/libtorrent via Macports :)

    Binary News / Newsgroups: Unison (by Panic)
    FTP/SFTP: Transmit (heard good things about Forklift also) - never used FXP :(
     
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  5. Dark Atheist

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    well seeing as i run imap for all my accounts i suppose it doesnt matter what i use, what is mail like? i mean it have good filters and such?

    Seeing as i have different OSes and such i have it set so i can get it from anywhere, web, vista, mac :)
     
  6. vern

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    web - Firefox.
    email - Gmail through Firefox.
    IM - Digsby
    photo - Photoshop CS4. Don't really edit photos. Paint.NET on Windows is plenty powerful.
    video (watching) - Media Player Classic / VLC

    torrent - I used to have my main PC on all the time for torrenting, but I have switched over to putting large drives on a Debian box and using TorrentFlux (torrentflux.com/)
    binary news - I haven't use usenet in years. Google groups if anything.
    ftp/sftp/fxp - Filezilla does everything I need it to do.
     
  7. LordOfLA

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    did you not notice this is for mac's? :p

    I'm led to believe mplayer is a better video player on Mac's than VLC.
     
  8. Dark Atheist

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    yes mplayer is better shame there is no package for mac (well there is but out dated) suppose i will have to look into compiling from source :)
     
  9. Dark Atheist

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    web - firefox
    email - Thunderbird
    IM - adium
    photo - photoshop cs4
    video (editing/creating) imovie
    video (editing creating) - none
    video (watching) vlc - looking at mplayer though
    torrent - transmission
    binary news - undecided see below
    ftp/sftp/fxp - undecided see below

    Last question on this, i near have all what i need, the last two apps seem to be shareware meaning i will have to buy (or look elsewhere) to use them, seeing as i already have 2 paid apps for this task, not that i do a lot of it, should i just leave the windows pc to do what i need in regards to these two apps or would people suggest using bootcamp?
     
  10. LordOfLA

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    all three options are perfectly viable :)
     
  11. Xie

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    Just and FYI while you think over and FTP/SFTP client .. if you want to be insane you can do both via command line lol.