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Argh a sticky!! :lol:

Can I make a suggestion? (don't worry, it's not "take it down" lol)

I suggest we keep a sticky, perhaps call it the switcher thread or something, and cut out all posts except the first. Then update that first post with Mac equivalents of common Windows applications.

For updates/changes we could just PM the person who opened the thread (who-ever volunteers for it).

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TextMate (costs about €47, it's gone up quite a bit!)
TeXShop (if you plan to use a lot of LaTeX)

That's interesting. As you know, I too swear by LaTeX, but produce all my work from within TextMate (using the MacTeX installation).

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I find that having an RSS feed to MacUpdate.com is very handy. Plus they do really good promos a few times a year, where you can get up to a dozen programs for a fraction of the cost of them normally, plus you can get emailed when they have a promo. Most days nothing special, but every now and then something good turns up.

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I find that having an RSS feed to MacUpdate.com is very handy. Plus they do really good promos a few times a year, where you can get up to a dozen programs for a fraction of the cost of them normally, plus you can get emailed when they have a promo. Most days nothing special, but every now and then something good turns up.


Good tip there Amnesia - have added it to my google reader. For those who are interested, the feed url is:
http://feeds2.feedburner.com/macupdate


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The only downside is that this is mainly shareware, but the best is not always free. They do have links to commercial software as well, so not a problem for me.

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I have a program called Monolingual which freed up disk space by removed all sorts of crap I don't need on my MacBook

http://monolingual.sourceforge.net/

Sorry if this is a repost. I have not read the thread

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Tread carefully with Monolingual and language packs. Some Adobe software doesn't like it when expected packs aren't present, I seem to recall.

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Tread carefully with Monolingual and language packs. Some Adobe software doesn't like it when expected packs aren't present, I seem to recall.


monolingual will also prevent updates to MS office after the language packs have been removed and will require a reinstall of office before any updates can install but it does free up a huge amount of space …

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I am a sad old puss, but the first thing I install is

Fuzzy Clock

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I am a sad old puss, but the first thing I install is

Fuzzy Clock

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I thought OS X did that anyway, or is that just Linux? I know I tried the built in fuzzy clock on one OS and it lasted about 10 minutes. :?

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OS X is "fuzzy" on ETAs of downloads.

The clock is accurate to the minute, though. It is here anyway.

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forquare1 wrote:
TextMate (costs about €47, it's gone up quite a bit!)
TeXShop (if you plan to use a lot of LaTeX)

That's interesting. As you know, I too swear by LaTeX, but produce all my work from within TextMate (using the MacTeX installation).

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Ahhh, see MacTex also bundle TexShop in a zip, it includes apps such as LaTeXiT which will allow you to render an equation and drag it off the preview pane and onto your Desktop as a PDF so you can import it into other (non-LaTeX) documents. It also comes with BibDesk which will (somehow) integrate and give you a nice easy way to manage your bibliography (allegedly, I've yet to use it).

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forquare1 wrote:
TextMate (costs about €47, it's gone up quite a bit!)
TeXShop (if you plan to use a lot of LaTeX)

That's interesting. As you know, I too swear by LaTeX, but produce all my work from within TextMate (using the MacTeX installation).

Edd


Ahhh, see MacTex also bundle TexShop in a zip, it includes apps such as LaTeXiT which will allow you to render an equation and drag it off the preview pane and onto your Desktop as a PDF so you can import it into other (non-LaTeX) documents. It also comes with BibDesk which will (somehow) integrate and give you a nice easy way to manage your bibliography (allegedly, I've yet to use it).

Yes, I knew it was there, but just prefer using TextMate. That drag-and-drop of an individual equation sounds quite handy, though. Hmmmmm...

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Delicious Library 2 is quite good fun "home inventory" software - uses your isight camera as a barcode scanner, allowing you to add any CD's, DVD's, Blu-ray, VHS, Vinyl, books, games, software or electronics to your shelf. It then brings up reviews, similar items, current Amazon marketplace values etc and also creates HTML pages to upload to your webhost for all to see. It'll also integrate with ical and address book to track anything you've lent out...should you wish to start your own rental library! There's a free demo that allows you to add 25 items, but costs $40 for the full version.

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EddArmitage wrote:
forquare1 wrote:
TextMate (costs about €47, it's gone up quite a bit!)
TeXShop (if you plan to use a lot of LaTeX)

That's interesting. As you know, I too swear by LaTeX, but produce all my work from within TextMate (using the MacTeX installation).

Edd


Ahhh, see MacTex also bundle TexShop in a zip, it includes apps such as LaTeXiT which will allow you to render an equation and drag it off the preview pane and onto your Desktop as a PDF so you can import it into other (non-LaTeX) documents. It also comes with BibDesk which will (somehow) integrate and give you a nice easy way to manage your bibliography (allegedly, I've yet to use it).


Equations, bleurgh!!

I've never used LaTeX, but perhaps I should look into it.

When ever I've needed to incorporate equations into documents, I've hand written them, and either scanned them in or photographed them and included the photo! :D

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