The First 10 Applications You Need to Install on Your Next Mac

By Dylan Love

Earlier this week, Japanese site Macotakara quoted an anonymous source in an Asian supplier company as saying that Apple is currently moving forward with secret plans to develop a new line of Macs to add to its product line-up. That line-up currently includes iMacs, Mac Pros, Mac Minis, MacBook Airs, and a recently-refreshed line of MacBook Pros.

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Whether you're planning to purchase a new Mac as soon as it comes out, tossed your old laptop when the MacBook Pros were refreshed earlier this year, or just need a few recommendations to help you join the crowd, this list is for you.

Whether you're a long-time Mac user or have recently purchased your first Apple computer, this list is for you.

Here, 10 awesome applications that should be among the first you install when you get your computer out of the box. And every single one of them is free.

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