I got my new iMac a few days ago after the old one died. This is the first computer I’ve bought in years that I didn’t set up by automatically syncing with the previous computer (since that computer is a brick until I do something about the hard drive).
So, I’ve had to decide what software to actually install on it. Here’s what I have so far, and I can’t think of anything else I really need:
Skitch (for image manipulation)
I can’t think of anything else I’ll need to install on this, except maybe the printer software at some point and possibly VLC and a BitTorrent client (uTorrent). I could probably do without Skitch if I had to and use a browser based editor, but I’m used to it and like it.
Things sure have changed, even in the last few years. Office, for example – I absolutely don’t need it for anything anymore. I used to make sure I had at least the student/teacher edition for the occasional spreadsheet. But I haven’t opened Office in the last couple of years.
Anything else I’m forgetting that I’ll probably need at some point?