Software List For New MacBook Pro Laptop


My partner and I just received our new MBPs and we’re pretty pumped about them — 17in, 8GB Ram, stateless HDs — very speedy. Startup is like 3 seconds, and I’m not kidding.

As we all know, getting a new computer is awesome, but it’s also a double edged sword…as my other partner Joe noted: “The worst thing about getting a new laptop is…well…getting a new laptop.” Sure the thing flies and all, but man there’s a good amount of hrs getting it ready for primetime development…think of all the little tools you’ve collected to make your laptop rock…

My partner and I have started to compile a live list of dev tools, goodies, IDEs,and whatevs we use on a regular basis and we thought we’d share — if you have others, please add to this list:

Basic Software & IDEs

Connectivity & Tools

IM & Social

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  1. #1 by Ryan Knight - October 15th, 2010 at 18:25

    Great list Tim! Here are some others

    EverNote - http://www.evernote.com/ - Hands down the most useful software I use.

    TextMate - http://macromates.com/ - I consider this an essential companion to any IDE for quick editing of files. It recognizes a ton of file formats, like java and flex, which is nice when you just want to quickly see how something works.

    AppCleaner - http://www.freemacsoft.net/AppCleaner/ - fully uninstall’s most software.

    PDF Pen - http://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen/ - affordable PDF editing software.

    Cornerstone - http://www.zennaware.com/cornerstone/ - I find the eclipse svn plugins so painful to use it is worth having a separate application to manage svn.

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