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Software Roundup ... What all are you using?
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design219
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Jun 10, 2009, 12:44 PM
 
Pretty much daily:
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Bridge
Dreamweaver
Flash
Fetch
Safari
Mail
Think Tanks (game)
iTunes
iChat
TextEdit

At least once a month:
Final Cut
Motion
Soundtrack
Garage Band
Firefox
Google Earth

All on Mac.
( Last edited by design219; Jun 10, 2009 at 01:11 PM. )
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My stupid iPhone game: Nesen Probe, it's rather old, annoying and pointless, but it's free.
Was free. Now it's gone. Never to be seen again.
Off to join its brother and sister apps that could not
keep up with the ever updating iOS. RIP Nesen Probe.
     
sek929
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Jun 10, 2009, 12:46 PM
 
Listed by useage:

Safari
iTunes
VMware Fusion
Fetch
Mail
VLC
Handbrake
Photoshop
     
Doofy
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Jun 10, 2009, 01:01 PM
 
Safari.
Logic.
Peak Pro.
Mail.
GoLive.
SubEthaEdit.
TextEdit.
Newsfire.
Preview.
iPhoto.
iTunes.
QuickTime.
Handbrake.
VLC.
PGP.
Max.
SiteSucker.
Google Earth.
Transmit.
CSSEdit.
Excel.
Automator.
Calculator.
Web Site Maestro.
PhotoShop Elements.
iWeb.
RapidWeaver.
Word.
Parallels (2000 + QuickBooks).

Edit: Wait. We're posting dock pics? OK. This is the office machine.

( Last edited by Doofy; Jun 10, 2009 at 02:08 PM. )
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
turtle777
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Jun 10, 2009, 01:07 PM
 
At work or at home ?

Work:
Excel
Excel
Excel
Excel
Excel
IE / Safari
Lotus Notes (uugh, f***ing hate it)
SAP

-t
     
mdc
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Jun 10, 2009, 01:16 PM
 
Apps that I use so often that they live in my Dock:

* Safari
* Mail
* Google Reader -- through Fluid
* Adium
* iTunes
* Things

Used often but do not live in my Dock:

* VMWare -- I use my MacBook for work and have two use two apps in Windows
* Coda
* Aperture
* iMovie
* Skitch
     
Cold Warrior
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Jun 10, 2009, 01:28 PM
 


Those are the main ones.
     
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Jun 10, 2009, 01:52 PM
 
     
design219  (op)
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Jun 10, 2009, 01:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
What is this?
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My stupid iPhone game: Nesen Probe, it's rather old, annoying and pointless, but it's free.
Was free. Now it's gone. Never to be seen again.
Off to join its brother and sister apps that could not
keep up with the ever updating iOS. RIP Nesen Probe.
     
Cold Warrior
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Jun 10, 2009, 02:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post
What is this?
Vuzu/Azureus, a very good bittorrent client.
     
Andrew Stephens
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Jun 10, 2009, 03:34 PM
 
     
shifuimam
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Jun 10, 2009, 03:47 PM
 
Work:

Dreamweaver CS3
Photoshop CS3
Outlook 2007
MSSQL Server Management Studio 2005
MySQL GUI Tools
UltraEdit-32
Office 2007
Firefox
Chrome
IE 7
Carrier/Pidgin
Remote Desktop Client
VNC
Foobar2000

At home:
Firefox
Carrier
Photoshop CS3
Foobar2000
Windows Media Player 11

Software I always add to a fresh OS X install:
TinkerToy
FinderIconCM
Office 2004 or 2008
Adobe CS3
VLC Media Player
Cog
Adium
CyberDuck
Conversation
Smultron
Bean
Micon
Seashore
Firefox
YuBurner

Truly scintillating.
     
boy8cookie
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Jun 10, 2009, 03:59 PM
 
Safari
Entourage (sigh)
Mail
iTunes
VLC
Adobe Flash CS3 (f**k)
Adobe Photoshop CS3
Adobe Illustrator CS3
Dreamweaver
Curio
Word
Adium
Transmit
Ventrilo
WoW
Plex

     
turtle777
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Jun 10, 2009, 04:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by boy8cookie View Post
Entourage (sigh)
Oh stop complaining. Use Lotus Notes for a day, and you'll LOVE Entourage.

-t
     
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Jun 10, 2009, 05:33 PM
 
Home :
I live in Firefox
iTunes
iPhoto
Quicktime (finding less and less need for VLC)
PS Elements more and more.
Quicksilver (whats a Dock?)

Work :
I live in Putty
Firefox (tabs for monitoring and Grid Control)
Outlook (being replaced by Thunderbird tomorrow - OMFG the problems that we've had so far !!!!)
MSOffice (being replaced by Open Office tomorrow - see Outlook for extra info)
Oracle Enterprise Manager (because the Grid Control has performance issues)
Citrix - I fooking hate Citrix.
     
jokell82
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Jun 10, 2009, 06:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
Vuzu/Azureus, a very good bittorrent client.
Not anymore it isn't - you should really pick up Transmission. Transmission

All glory to the hypnotoad.
     
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Jun 10, 2009, 06:48 PM
 
Adium
Safari/Firefox (depends on mood)
Postbox
Photoshop
Coda
CSSEdit
Picasa
iTunes
Handbrake
iWork '09
Office '08
Google Earth
VMWare Fusion (Windows XP SP3)
MacBook Pro 13" 2.8GHz Core i7/8GB RAM/750GB Hard Drive - Mac OS X 10.7.3
     
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Jun 10, 2009, 07:17 PM
 
What my dock looks like most of the time.


Always on:
Mail
iChat
NetNewsWire
Tweetie
SimpleTask
iTunes

Open 90% of the time:
Safari
TextEdit

Often open:
Espresso
Photoshop
Pages

There because it looks weird if it's not:
System Preferences
     
design219  (op)
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Jun 10, 2009, 09:32 PM
 
Why was this moved.

So much for the thread.
__________________________________________________

My stupid iPhone game: Nesen Probe, it's rather old, annoying and pointless, but it's free.
Was free. Now it's gone. Never to be seen again.
Off to join its brother and sister apps that could not
keep up with the ever updating iOS. RIP Nesen Probe.
     
besson3c
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Jun 10, 2009, 10:48 PM
 
A lot more Dreamweaver usage than I thought! Don't see the appeal there...

Firefox
Postbox
iTerm
Textmate
Macfusion
Nessus Client
NX Client
MS Remote Desktop
LastFM
Photoshop
Flash (unfortunately)
NeoOffice
MythTV Client
VLC
Skype
MPEG Streamclip (lately)
Platypus

I also love using the Keychain Access utility, it's very handy. Other Apple apps I use frequently include iChat, iCal, Safari, X11, Console (too lazy to create a little Platypus script launcher to tail -f my system logs), iTunes, and lately iMovie.
     
TheoCryst
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Jun 11, 2009, 12:38 AM
 


Most popular apps:
Safari
Adium
Mail
iTunes
Xcode
Interface Builder
Terminal
Word
Paintbrush

My dock is too big for its own good. EDIT: Never mind, I just saw Doofy's dock. Holy crappers.

Any ramblings are entirely my own, and do not represent those of my employers, coworkers, friends, or species
     
Curiosity
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Jun 11, 2009, 01:32 AM
 
Firefox
Thunderbird
QuickTime
VLC
ToyViewer
iTunes
Cog
Text Wrangler
JView
MenuShade
Pysol
Mahjong Solitaire
Otis
     
Maflynn
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Jun 11, 2009, 09:13 AM
 
In not particular order
Mail,
safari,
ical
itunes
iweb
numbers
pages
terminal
aperture
VMware Fusion
Bridge
PS
Transmit
ibank
rapidweaver
coda
bbedit (not so much anymore since I've been using coda)

I've been shying away from iWeb and moved most of my projects/websites to rapidweaver with some css/html coding with coda.

Here's my very unexciting dock
~Mike
     
Andy8
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Jun 11, 2009, 09:29 AM
 
Safari
Firefox
Mail
Adium
CSSEdit
Transmit
Preview
iCal
Address Book
VMware Fusion (XP)
VLC
FileMaker Pro
Skype
JollysFastVNC
Postbox
Stickies
TextEdit
Dictionary
     
mduell
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Jun 11, 2009, 06:46 PM
 
Firefox
Mail (*gag*)
iChat
Linkinus
iCal
Terminal
ssh/scp
tclsh
MacFUSE/MacFusion
Activity Monitor
Picasa
Dropbox
TextWrangler
CrossOver
     
jay3ld
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Jun 11, 2009, 09:56 PM
 
Mail.app
Adium
XChat
Firefox
iTunes
Transmit
TextEdit
TextWrangler
Preview
Terminal
Versions.app or Cornerstone (Haven't decided which yet).
You shouldn't make fun of nerds... you'll be working for one some day.
     
besson3c
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Jun 11, 2009, 10:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by jay3ld View Post
Versions.app or Cornerstone (Haven't decided which yet).

I'd recommend neither. Get a Git client, Git is so much nicer than Subversion and can even read and write to Subversion repositories.
     
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Jun 16, 2009, 08:42 PM
 
Here's a suggestion for those of you who have zillions of apps in your dock:

You can consolidate many of your dock icons within folders that are in your dock. I've got folders for Disk Diagnostic apps, Internet apps, photo apps, Microsoft Office folder is just dragged to the dock, iWork folder is just dragged to the dock, Utilities folder is just dragged to the dock, my Applications folder folder is just dragged to the dock...

Each categorized folder is in my Applications folder. And I've made aliases of each application that is to be put in the categorized folders.

This way, I have ten default apps in my dock, with about 17 folders containing many easily accessible apps. The aliases are in alphabetical order, but you can have the most often used apps at the top by adding a space or numbers to bring them to the tops of the lists. This organizes things pretty well for me and I thought that I'd share my idea with you.
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Jun 16, 2009, 10:55 PM
 
Mail
Safari
NetNewsWire
Papers
Matlab (or, if you prefer, MATLAB)
iTunes
iChat
Excel
iPhoto
Word
Pages
Terminal
Preview

I'm sure there are more that I use > once a week, but those are the big ones that occur to me.

(Oh, and while it doesn't feel like an app, I interact with Quicksilver all the freakin' time)
     
   
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