My Mac runs a number of alternatives to Apple’s built-in Mac apps– Firefox for Safari, Spark for Mail, Fantastical for Calendar. Kate MacKenzie offers a defense of the basic apps on your Mac.
From the original MacPaint and MacWrite in 1984, we come to 2018 where Apple includes almost everything a personal computer user would need in the 21st century.
The original iMac was $2,495 and came with two basic apps that were less than useful. Look at what a Mac has today for half the price.
Photos, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Mail, Messages, FaceTime, Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Safari, Maps, iTunes, iBooks, App Store, Reminders, Preview, and no, that’s not the entire list.
I like Kate’s math on what $2,495 in 1984 dollars can buy today. An iMac Pro.