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ChristineWilde
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Hey everyone,

My MacBook Pro Retina arrived yesterday! :D

What programs / apps do you suggest I get for a nice smooth work flow?

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revaxarts
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mine arrived also yesterday! Didn’t have much time until weekend though

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uniquefx
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The first thing that comes to mind is Alfred:

http://www.alfredapp.com/
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ChristineWilde
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The first thing that comes to mind is Alfred: http://www.alfredapp.com/

That looks interesting. Will have to give it a try. :)

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uniquefx
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Please do.I know i can’t live without it anymore.

Other popular applications are:

Growl : http://growl.info/ – Notification system (might come obsolete in future OSX versions)

Perian : http://perian.org/ – Adds support for many popular types of media.

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digitalimpact
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I am sooo subscribing to this thread :D

Here’s one I bought in advance, even if still need to wait for my Mac: http://beamer-app.com/

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PatrikL
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Congratulations on your first Mac :)
Here’s a few apps I know I can’t live without.

Never been a fan of Alfred, I use Spotlight for what I need and it works better for me. Anyway, there’s a small list of useful apps ;)

Enjoy!

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aaranmcguire
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Mine are:

Development:
  • Sublime Text 2
  • CyberDuck
  • Sequel Pro
  • Team Viewer
  • Terminal Scripts (custom to me)
Misc:
  • CloudApp
  • Growl
  • Perian
  • Chrome
  • AppZapper
  • Google Drive
  • Sparrow
  • Twitter App
  • Spottify

Im now going to use this for when i get my Macbook Pro.

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kvendrik
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You should give the Nettuts+ Sturcturer a try. Here is the free version and the paid version.

Another app that comes in really handy is CodeBox and Flow for FTP .

Additionally I would like to recommand the Dropbox app for your backups and the Google notification app for your GMail notifications. :)

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ElliotJackson
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I just got my new mac as well although mine isn’t retina. :)

I had one before this one so the first things I installed were Alfred and Dropbox.

After that Photoshop + Illustrator cs6, sparrow, kickoff, Skype, twitter.app, coda, gradient.app transmit, reeder, iA Writer, suitcase fusion 4, x scope, wallet and VLC . App zapper, cloud.app are also must haves.

Enjoy your new mac, you’ll never go back ;)

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