The 9 software choices every Mac user needs to make

Choosing the right applications for your Mac often feels like a choice between these two different identities: the choice between a shiny, stylin’ Mac-specific app, and an often less-shiny, cross-platform-compatible alternative. Here are my recommendations on the key software choices for every Mac user.

Take note of Evernote (especially if you’re an iPhone user)

Since upgrading to a 3G iPhone, I’ve gone on periodic app binges in which I download every app that looks remotely interesting and take it for a whirl. So far, the best discovery I’ve made is a free app called Evernote — and it’s changed my computer use even more dramatically than it’s affected the way I use my iPhone.

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