TOP APPLE SOFTWARE PROGRAMS - AT A DISCOUNT LOW PRICEFor both Pro Mac users and consumers alike - additional software titles beyond the bundled suite of iLife applications can really maximize your Macintosh experience. The integration into Apple's own OS - and advanced abilities to acesses and interact with their other programs gives Apple brand apps a bit of an advantage over 3rd-party developers.
If you review this list of Best Selling Apple Software Programs - There's a reason why these OSX applications rise to the top. They address common computing needs, are powerful, well-written, and have gotten good reviews.
Explore the full Top 100 Mac Software Titles to see a list of popular OSX compatible software other Mac owners choose.
1st THINGS 1st : GET CURRENT : CHEAP SNOW LEOPARD OSXIntel-based Mac owners OUGHT to get and be absolutely current. G5 owners may be trapped at OSX 10.5 into obsolescence -- but OS X 10.6 Discount Snow Leopard is where ALL Intel-CPU Macs need to be to run optimally, maintain maximum compatibility, and embrace the future. At $25, a Snow Leopard upgrade is a no-brainer - and will unleash even more stability, performance and value from your slightly aging Mac.
BE HERE NOW : LATEST DISCOUNT iLIFE 09 SUITELikewise, significant enhancements in iLife '09 to the suite of GarageBand, iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie and iDVD apps that may have originally shipped with your MacBook or desktop Mini or Macintosh Pro may be getting long in the tooth. As a standalone iLife upgrade - or bundled with Snow Leopard to kill two birds with one stone - the Zen of living in the now is where you want to be.
iPAD OWNERS NEED AN iWORK DISCOUNTI'm not a big fan of iWork '09 on OSX. Really - even the low-cost Microsoft Office 2008 suite is an essential, must-have in my book for conventional computing. But particularly for Apple iPad Tablet owners - iWork on both your Mac and iPad can be an important combo. Why? Because in general, the iPad is primarily a device for consuming content rather than creating it. Especially for WRITERS and content creators on the go, iWork can help seamlessly generate, synch and exchange documents to your laptop or desktop - and back. Until there's a MS Office For iPad, Apple iWork is the way to go.
Apple's Software Offerings vs 3rd-Party AppsSoftware Development for the Macintosh computing platform is undergoing a huge transition and growth-spurt. Apple's US - North American market-share has literally DOUBLED in the last two years. The number of Mac computers sold now averaging nearly 5 Million MacBooks and Macintosh desktop systems Per Quarter. Suddenly writing programs for Mac OS X has become far more lucrative for software companies - inlcuding Apple Inc itself. This page of top-mac-software.com focuses on software offerings direct from the mothership.
Other software companies are seeing the value and opportunities of entering the OSX software market - and are motivated to insure their titles are Mac compatible and kept in parallel with thier PC version. So Cross-Plaform Win - Mac software compatibility is a way to leverage their coding efforts, and gain market share.