Hi, I'm fairly new to Mac and I wash wondering what are the best apps out there? I have limited funds to spend on this kind of thing, and so far I've been pretty lucky, only buying one app that didn't really work, but still did what I asked of it(Song Sergreant) after some tweaking. I put down a solid $20 on it and wasn't thrilled. I would like to avoid doing so again in the future. I was wondering what you guys thought the most valuable apps where, and which ones to avoid. Thanks for any help in advance.
There is plenty of high quality freeware and open source software for Mac.
Just don't use the App Store. Use google to find good apps.
I think the only paid apps I regularly use on my Mac are games and Microsoft Office.
Some good open source software:
- Adium is by far the best instant messaging client out there. Wish it was available for Windows.
- VLC is a good video player.
- Openoffice.org is a good alternative to paying for Microsoft Office or Apple iWork.