I have been considering switching to a MacBookPro from my current PC seems like a good idea now that they have Intel Inside. I have used a mac on many occassions but it seems like a good time to switch over. For one the applications have exceeded the quality of PC Applications for the tasks that do.
A few weks ago Keith Robinson over at Lifehacker posted his favorite Mac Applications. I picked through them and kept the once I’m most excited about.
- Adium X. A really nice chat
application. I don’t chat too much, but I love the fact that I can
really customize my chat experience. There are all kinds of add ons and
extension for Adium that make it a bit better than the other options.
- Transmit. The best FTP application I’ve ever used.
- Omnioutliner. A writer’s best friend. I use it to brainstorm, organize my thoughts, outline articles, make lists and more.
- NetNewsWire. A great RSS news reader. I love the interface and the features really work for me. The free version is great as well.
- Audio Hijack Pro. I use this to record my podcast and make good old fashioned music mixes. Works great for that and more.
- Pages. This one is
pretty new to me, but I’m loving it. It’s kind of like Word but better,
with features that remind me a bit of Adobe’s creative products. It’s
kind of like InDesign lite. If you’re looking for an alternative to
Word on the Mac, this could be it.
These products will replace what I currently use on a PC. The only downside I can see at this point is losing FireFox. I haven’t been that impressed with the Mac Version of Firefox. It just doesn’t seem as spiffy. But I like the functionality of Safari. And am looking forward to replacing Copernic with Sherlock.