In my previous post, Apps I will install on New MacBook Air, I highlight the apps that I intended on installing on my new MacBook Air. It has now been 30 days since I first laid hands on the new system, so what better time to report what I REALLY installed.
Before Dropbox it could take a couple of days to get a new computer set up with all of your goodies. Dropbox shaved off at least a few hours of data migration time, but this is the first time I have set up a new comptuer after using the Mac App Store. Wow. That’s all I have to say, “Wow”! Within an hour I had my new system up and running with a good chunk of my apps. My guess is that next year when I replace our iMac that 80% of my apps will get installed with a click of a button. Sweet!
Below is a list of apps that I installed…in the order I installed them. In addition, I call out the apps I did not mention in my previous post.
- Dropbox - I have a 50GB account so I used selective syncing as I did not want to potentially eat up 50GB with Dropbox data.
- (NEW) Secrets - preference pane for all those hidden OS settings
- (New)Twitter - just had to use a client instead of the website
- Final Cut Pro X
- (New) Motion 5 - bought in hopes of using during my vacation. However, I have yet to use it.
- (New) Growl - forgot how much I couldn’t live without an OS wide notification system
- (New) Geekbench - had to perform benchmark tests on all my Macs
- (New) Google Chrome - still too many Flash-based content on the Web
- iA Writer - just couldn’t resist
- nvALT - so handy for jotting notes.
- Keyboard Maestro
- (New) VLC - even on the small screen I find myself watching videos
- (New) Tab for Google+ - only slightly better client to Google+ than the website
- Aperture settings and presets
- Aperture - Aperture2Gmail
- Aperture - Simone Vitale presets
- Aperture - Facebook Exporter