necessary applications

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in macOS edited January 2014
Hey, pardon me for this silly question, but I'm a new user of Macs. I have been reading the forum topics around here and I have come across the fact that Apple installs a lot of unecessary applications, which of course, take up HD space. I was wondering if there were any applications that I would for sure not need. I know that really depends on what applications I use, but Font Book for example is on that I wouldn't need. Do any of you know of other applications such as that one which I for sure wouldn't need? Thank you all so much!

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    lundylundy Posts: 4,466member
    Font Book is only 6.3 MB - hardly worth fiddling with.



    If you really want to free up a gigabyte, toss the /Library/Application Support/GarageBand folder if you don't use GarageBand.



    You can always reinstall the OS - choose "Archive and Install" and then Customize.... uncheck all the languages that you do not use and uncheck all the printer drivers that you do not need.



    And then trash the "Previous System 1" that the installer will make (the "Archive").
  • Reply 2 of 5
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rafa


    .... I have come across the fact that Apple installs a lot of unecessary applications, which of course, take up HD space. ....



    You are a new Mac user. You have ample free hard drive space. Unused files are causing your absolutely no problems. Before you delete anything, you should first familiarize yourself with your new machine. Try out Garageband. Surf the Chinese porn sites. Print out native-language technical manuals for our Arab friends. Then, decide whether or not each of your files is necessary.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,191member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mr. Me


    You are a new Mac user. You have ample free hard drive space. Unused files are causing your absolutely no problems. Before you delete anything, you should first familiarize yourself with your new machine. Try out Garagebanc. Surf the Chinese porn sites. Print out native-language technical manuals for our Arab friends. Then, decide whether or not each of your files is necessary.



    What the hell? Come on, give the noobs a break, man (...but "Garagebanc", that's kinda funny...)
  • Reply 4 of 5
    meelashmeelash Posts: 1,045member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich


    What the hell? Come on, give the noobs a break, man (...but "Garagebanc", that's kinda funny...)



    I agree though. If you go deleting "unnecessary" applications now you might miss really cool included features/apps that you don't know about. The best thing, try stuff for a few months at least. It's no more difficult to uninstall stuff or reinstall the OS a few months from now.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    I recommend getting an external drive - backup is always good. Save all your important stuff, and then tweak all you want. A reload of the OS is pretty quick so if you FUBAR anything, you can start over. It's a good way to learn, anyway.
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