Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Guide to get your mac ready!

Its a craze nowadays, that every computer user is tending towards having an iMac or a MacBook or MacBook Pro! Whatever the platform they are working on is not being the factor.

No doubt the Designers(Digital Artists) or DTP professionals use mac if they afford it. But LAMP professionals, .NET professionals (@elijahmanor) and whoever not? Everyone is converting to using this closed and proprietary hardware + software thing. I wont debate about its being too expensive or not. Or, the way Apple restricts us. For me it was relying upon the hardware mainly. My other laptop, which was a cheap HP 520, was damaged due to bad hardware originating from China and the sluggish and then it was stolen(harddisk saved as I kept that with me). So, after that I cant really rely on any other manufacturers laptops. I frequently see laptops dying within 2/3years of use :( I really cant afford to lose my machine so early!

Anyways enough talkative! Let me guide you to make your Mac ready for getting the most out of it.

At first as an OSS lover I would recommend you to have a look at:

Then dont miss these two 50 Essencial app for Mac Beginners
20 Apps of Editors choice by

If you are a developer and you care about the browser compatibility issues for your users then you might need Internet Explorers with the Help of WineBotteler Didn't talk about other emulators as the above links already cover them.

You'd definitely love the Open Source Window management tool Shiftit at Google Codes

I have become a fan of Jeffrey Wey of Nettuts watching his nicely made screencasts. And one of his most favorite tools is the TextExpander(not free :()

If you are a Twitter freak like me then you'd need twitter apps here's a list : 50 essential twitter apps for you can try on your mac

If you are on primitive OS like I'm (Tiger) then you might need legacy X11 for the free Photo editing solution GIMP you definitely would need this link then! Installing X11 for GIMP without an installation CD/DVD

Are you a bangladeshi? Or a Bangali? You'd need the Bangla font or writing tools from

Wondering which SVN client is best on Mac? You might enjoy this StackOverflow debate

Tips, Shortcuts or guides which might save your time!
1. How do I see an invisible file on Mac OS X?
2. Top 50 Terminal commands to customize the way of Mac OS X looks and behaviors!
3. How to make the Mac OS X's Terminal Accessible via hotkey?
4. Looking for cheatsheet? Or Keyboard shortcuts? Get the ultimate resource here.
5. Some code/snippet sharing tools on Mac along with other web tools.
6. Customize the file management with tweaks.
7. Macbook's battery health monitor.
8. Best image editing apps on Mac.
9. Dont forget to keep at eye on for newest and innovative tips-n-tricks on any platform.


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