Recently, I acquired a MacBook Pro, late 2006 model. This is my first adventure into the world of Apple besides a 5th generation iPod nano, so I’m really excited!
I have recently discovered the Mac App Store for the first time. It’s not quite as good as, say, the Ubuntu App Store, but it’s really neat if you spend some time getting to know it. This list won’t be the definitive review on the top 5 Mac apps in history, since I’m just starting out. I’m open to any suggestions! These are just some of my favorites so far.
LiveWallpaper is my top favorite app so far. There are many themes you can use for this app, but “Metro” is my favorite.
Live Wallpaper pairs beautiful background images with a clock, calendar, weather forecast (on some themes), and more. It will cost .99 but could be worth much more!
Screensaver+Free looks very similar to an iOS lock screen.
A few things needed done to make it look exactly like iOS: the background image needed to be changed to an iOS water droplets picture. The default image cache is Lion’s default desktop backgrounds. Another was to change the default clock format from “Flip Clock” to “Traditional Clock”. By the way, there’s also a few great ways to stop the screensaver as well: mouse move, mouse click, or swipe pattern. It’s really cool, plus it’s free. Visit the app store for more information.
My next favorite app is Docker. While not from the Mac App Store, this app should be on the store and for a price, too. When I first got my MacBook, I almost immediately started looking for ways to change the dock color. I found Apple hadn’t put an option for that in the System Preferences. So I Googled it. That led me to Docker, this great free app that lets you change dock colors, behavior, and other attributes that are “hidden”, according to the Docker home page. The dock can be customized to the n-th degree!
Fourth on my top five list is Flutter. This amazing app will let you control music apps like Spotify and iTunes with simple hand gestures to your iSight camera. You can read more about in on the App Store. The price is right, too: It’s free!
Finally, here’s my fifth favorite app: RiverBible. I don’t know exactly what the name means, but it’s free and has a relatively nice UI. A simple, straightforward, and intuitive interface pairs with the Bible to make a killer app.
So here it is in review: