10 Mac Apps Every New iMac Owner Should Download

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-12-03 Print this article Print
Apple's Keynote

Apple's Keynote

PowerPoint might get all the attention in the presentation space, but Apple's Keynote is arguably a better program. Keynote comes with more design ideas and typically delivers a better overall viewing experience than Microsoft's chief competitor. That said, it's in the Mac App Store for $19.99, so it's a bit expensive.


Apple's new iMacs are finally on store shelves. After a month of waiting, customers can get their hands on the company's 21.5-inch model, which starts at $1,299. The brand-new Mac is just 5mm thick at its edge around the display and offers an Intel Core i5 processor to start as standard equipment. Although it also comes standard with a hard-disk drive, customers can upgrade to Apple's Flash storage, which delivers better performance but a bit less storage capacity. As everyone focuses on the hardware, it might actually be a good time to think about software. After all, once the iMac is plugged in and turned on, the value can be derived mostly from the software and not the hardware. Luckily for Mac users, Mountain Lion, which comes bundled in all of the new iMacs, supports Apple's Mac App Store, offering a nice selection of programs that new owners will want to try out. Figuring out which apps to use isn't always easy, so we thought we'd simplify it for you and deliver a full roundup of programs you should download when you buy your new iMac.


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