If there’s one thing Apple is good at (besides designing electronics that people are immediately drawn to), it’s making basic computer and media tasks intuitive and easy for people who aren’t computer geeks. The cornerstone of this is their iLife suite of software, which includes programs to help you manage your photos, home videos, website and music easily.
First, you get iPhoto, which makes importing and organizing your digital pictures extremely easy. It organizes your photos into “rolls” for easy sorting. Want to share those pictures online? You can use the included .mac Web Gallery to quickly and easily set up a site full of galleries of your pictures.
You also get iMovie, an intuitive video editing program, and iDVD, for burning your masterpieces to DVD when you’re done. Want to add backing tracks to your flicks? Garage Band is also included, which is a music-making program as easy to pick up as it is deep. Rounding out the package is iWeb, a website-making tool that’ll allow you to build your own home page on the web without needing to know any code or the nitty-gritty details behind having a web presence. All together, iLife aims to be the cornerstone of your media on your computer, and by making it so easy it might just become just that.