Top five apps for your Mac?

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asked Jul 15, 2012 by mutley2209 (761 points)
Since getting my Retina Macbook Pro i haven't installed any apps outside of chrome, mozilla, minecraft, Diablo 3 and spotify because Mountain Lion will just mean a clean install so i might as well start adding things on properly after it's release. But i'd like to know from other Apple users what your top five applications are that are available from the App store as i would like to try new things after Lion. It would be good to have some practical apps that are either free or cheap to buy and some that are for entertainment that will improve my experience with my Mac.
commented Jul 16, 2012 by sfrancis928 (2,716 points)
You shouldn't need to do a clean install for mountain lion.
commented Jul 17, 2012 by mutley2209 (761 points)
really? so it's not like Windows it'll just update the features?
commented Jul 17, 2012 by DJ Scooby Doo (9,656 points)
You don't HAVE to do a clean install, but I recommend it to get rid of the crap you accumulated over the past few weeks.
commented Jul 17, 2012 by mutley2209 (761 points)
i've not put anything major on, all backed up on a USB stick as i thought i would have to do a clean install which i think i might as well do because as you say it will get rid of any clutter

4 Answers

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answered Jul 16, 2012 by Compucore (2,451 points)
Open Office is one that I am running on my Mac Mini and it is available for the mace environment. Also found a place where they have about 100 free useful applications for Mac as well over here at this link. So depending on what you want to add in there is something there that might catch your eye there.

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/100-free-useful-applications-for-mac-part-i/
commented Jul 17, 2012 by mutley2209 (761 points)
didn't realise Open Office was available for Mac, i've used it on my old HP and liked it. Thanks!
+1 vote
answered Jul 16, 2012 by Ralf (96 points)
- uTorrent
 - Twitter
 - Spotify
 - Skype
 - Chrome
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answered Jul 16, 2012 by TheDutchGuy (946 points)
I'm currently using Echofon (Twitter), Transmit (torrents), Sparrow (Email), Chrome (Browser), Skype (VOIP), MarsEdit (Offline Blogging), Dropbox/Drive (cloud storage), VLC (media player) to name a few...
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answered Jul 16, 2012 by Lee Wood (2,385 points)
In no particular order....

- Chrome
 - iTunes
 - iWorks
 - Skype
 - My Adobe suite CS5 - Great iinvestment, and will pay for itself over many times over at some point :o)
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