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Mac Pro Apps

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lived66, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    I just bought a mac. I'm just using the Safari browser and seems okay. I've been using firefox for a while now on my PC and don't know if I'll install firefox.

    My question is: What web browser you BHW prefer and any other mac apps that help with your online marketing and personal productivity.

    Have a great weekend.
     
  2. dgaunn4114

    dgaunn4114 Junior Member

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    I have a macbook. I'm gonna be honest with you, there aren't many good IM programs. THere is one good one here, the zen email scraper, made by BHW. you can also use market samurai, and hummingbird2 because those run on adobe air, which can be run by both macs and pcs. I would recommend getting wine or using boot camp and installing windows xp if your serious about IM. oh also there are some decent firefox plugins which you can use on a mac.
     
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  3. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    Thanks dguann4114-

    I'm trying out hummingbird2 on mac. Also am using Concentrate app to help
    with my time management goals I set aside for IM.
     
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  4. poosc

    poosc Junior Member

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    I might be releasing a mac app that is purely designed to help with SEO. If I get enough interested users then I will go put it on for sale in the BST section but if there aren't many then I will just keep it for personal use :)
     
  5. MrDetails

    MrDetails Regular Member

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    poosc, I'm interested :)
     
  6. JunglePocket

    JunglePocket Registered Member

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    I would be interested in this too. Its about time there were some blackhat tools for Mac users.
     
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    7878 Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I'm a long time Mac user as well.

    Know this: You need Firefox. I couldn't imagine going about my day without the 20 or so plugins I use for all sorts of tasks. Safari just doesn't stack up.
     
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  8. smoochy

    smoochy Newbie

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    poosc, I'm sure a great number of people would appreciate that. From what I've read on here, most people run windows via VMWare or Parallels in order to use SEO tools. I for one, would appreciate it.
     
  9. crazyone

    crazyone Newbie

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    Definitely use Firefox. There are plenty of plugins that will help you with getting stuff you need (Media: Video DownloadHelper, Skipscreen, Greasemonkey), (SEO/Dev: Search Status, the Error Console, AutoProxy, Scrapbook, FireFTP, LiveHTTP Headers) and so on. I use everything I just mentioned, plus a few other things.

    As for native apps, I would have to agree that there aren't very many "built for mac" bh tools, but Market Samurai is still excellent and you can get it for free on here. I use Parallels to run windows and/or linux apps. AppCleaner is a great app to get uninstall ANY app you don't want any more. It's just plain drag-and-drop.

    I use Freemind for mindmapping my ideas and you can import mindjet files or anything with the .MMAP extension.

    VLC is pretty awesome for opening up almost any type of media including FLV files you snag when using the Video DownloadHelper! :)

    There's a program called iSquint that can take your FLV files and convert them to iPod format or TV with a simple drag-and-drop. Useful for quick conversion.

    Of course if you want to set up your own server, you will definitely want to get MAMP because it's just plain awesome. Just make sure you get the VirtualHostX so that you can create virtual domains to test everything on.

    Before I forget, make sure you have Stuffit Expander to open up any archived (zip, rar, etc) files. It just works.

    Oh by the way, everything I mentioned should be FREE. I'm frugal.:)

    Hope this helps.

    Later.
     
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  10. hkseo

    hkseo Newbie

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    1. IM Tool: Marketing Samurai
    2. SEO Quake for your browsers
    3. VMWare if you want to run any Windows OS apps
     
  11. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    How about web editor (besides Adobe flash) for websites?

    I'm trying out WebDesign and Kompozer...
     
  12. Canuck

    Canuck Junior Member

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    I'm using Firefox right now on my Mac. I switch between FF and Chrome (dev build) as the default.

    Other apps I use:

    Twitter: Tweetie
    Torrents: Transmission
    Text/Code Editor: Textmate
    Dev Environment/Local Server: MAMP Pro
    FTP: Transmit
    AIM/MSN/GTalk: Adium
    Usenet: Unison
     
  13. Entrepreneur

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    Uhm, Dreamweaver?! :) Or use TextWrangler or BBedit depending on your needs and abilities!
     
  14. Deprecated

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    I bought a Mac a couple of years ago when I was seriously pissed about Vista being crap. The Mac never felt like anything more than a toy. Almost none of the applications I need are available for Mac. To get any work done I had to install vmware fusion and run XP which really defeats the purpose of switching to Mac in the first place. :D
     
  15. macmikes

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    Here's some stuff for MAC you could find useful:
    Adwords editor
    Audacity
    Freemind
    Cyberduck
    Ez7z file compressor-uncompressor
    Kompozer
    Jing
    Leawo Video Converter
    Mindomo
    http://www.squared5.com video converter
    NVU
    Picasa
    Screencast Uploader
    Snagit
    Snapz Pro x
    Soundflower
    SEO Powersuite
    Tweetadder
    UnRarX
    Buzan's iMindMap
    Filezilla
    Business Card Composer 5
    Chicken Of The VNC
    Market Samurai
    Adobe Photoshop
    TextWrangler

    Enjoy!

    Keeping It Simple And Just Doing It!
     
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  16. Deprecated

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  17. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    Wow! Thanks for your input. I've got many of these now as apps.
     
  18. Team Zissou

    Team Zissou Registered Member

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    I'm using a Unibody Macbook Pro, high-end 15" from October 2008.

    I'd recommend using Chrome as your browser.
    1Password to store all your passwords in a keychain if you're comfortable with it
    Boxee/Plex for your streaming media
    Adium for instant messaging
    Tweetie for Twitter
    Fetch for FTP
    GarageSale for eBaying purposes
    XMind for idea branching
    WriteRoom for simple, concentrated writing
    Transmission for torrents
    VLC as your default video player

    And I cannot stress Quicksilver enough. It looks like the simplest launcher program in the world, but it increases productivity by eliminating the need to search for a specific application at all times.
     
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  19. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    Whenever my Mac warns me whenever there are new updates and If I should install the latest version (i.e. iTunes, Safari etc.). Do you guys always install all the latest stuff? I know, it's kinda a silly question but this computer is new, I just want to keep my Mac clear of unnecessary programs
     
  20. Deprecated

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    I rarely mess with updating. Itunes wants to update constantly it seems like and I don't use itunes so updating it seems pointless.