Questions tagged [macos]

Mac OS is the computer operating system for Apple Computer's Macintosh line of personal computers and workstations. A popular feature of its latest version, Mac OS X , is a desktop interface with some 3-D appearance characteristics.

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Is there free book-writing software without the page break?

Is there a software for book writing like LibreOffice or Pages where you can write without having trouble with the page break? (In LibreOffice you can scale it, but that's not really what I'm looking ...
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AFP File Viewer for macOS

Is there any software for viewing the AFP (Advanced Function Presentation) files? The software can be paid one also.
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Which tool to check code coverage of C# sources when on macOS?

Visual Studio for Mac COMMUNITY 8.3.4 won't do the trick. TIA
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Is there a mail client for Mac that supports HTML templates?

I'm looking for a mail client for macOS that supports creating you own HTML mail templates for individual mail accounts. As an example, let's say I start writing a new email and it opens up to an ...
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Is there a macOS native MongoDB GUI?

I'm using Robo 3T at the moment, but a bug that will probably never be fixed is making that difficult for me at the moment. Is there a MongoDB GUI that's native to macOS? I'm a huge fan of Postico and ...
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Gamma adjustment with per screen control in menubar for macOS?

I need to sometimes adjust gamma very quickly on a per monitor basis (I have multiple displays) sometimes and would like to find a menubar app to accomplish this perhaps similar to Desktop Dimmer for ...
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perlbrew vs. plenv vs. homebrew vs. system default for perl on macOS for use with IntelliJ IDEA 2019 .x

I don't really use perl. I opened a perl file in IntelliJ 2019.x on my macOS Catalina system, and installed a plugin to support perl. I saw a notification about configuring a Perl5 SDK. Should I ...
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alternatives to Adobe PS Sketch, that work on macOS desktop

I want to doodle every now and then and save my drawings. Adobe Photoshop Sketch looks like a perfect app for me, unfortunately it's mobile-only. I want an app that will run on my MacBook that: ...
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Free clipboard manager/multiple clipboards that allows searching for Mac OS X

Looking for a free multiple clipboard solution that allows me to search for strings in the currently stored clips. Currently I have a clipboard manager that stores the last 1000 clips but since it ...
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Java library/code for reading NSArchiver based data

I need to read a file in Java that a macOS application is creating using the NSArchiver class. I also need to write files in Java that this same macOS application can later read using its ...
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Searching for an image viewer for MacOS like a slideshow with auto fullscreen zoom without deforming the images

I am searching for an image viewer (also called image browser) for MacOS. I want to have folders of prearranged images (the order of the images in the folder is important). I want to be able to look ...
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Mounting an SMB share using Swift

I am looking for any kind tips or libraries that would allow me to mount an SMB share from within Swift. I looked into AMSMB2, but it doesn't actually mount the share, it just connects to it. I have ...
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Rename the files with date appended in MacOs

I want to append the date in the file name. I have seen many batch file script. Is there any software available for that?
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Subtitle-fetching video player for MacOS Lion?

The person interested uses the BSPlayer video player, which has a function to search appropriate subtitles for movies without the need to look online and match the right ones. He wants a program with ...
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Mac application or code that records single window

For a while now; I have been looking for a way to record the screen on macOS, but only of a single window (e.g. any other windows blocking it will not be recorded). There should be a way to do this, ...
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Application for Mac OS or iOS for editing no name iBeacons parameters

Any working applications that allow user to modify iBeacons with custom uuid? Every app that I found allows editing only for beacons from owner company. I have few custom no name brand beacons that I ...
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Is there a dropdown terminal like guake for macos?

I need a dropdown terminal that I can open on the active display (where the mouse pointer is located). I tried to configure iterm2, but it opens on the default display only.
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Is there a Wine-like application for wrapping Mac applications?

The application Wine allows you to run windows applications natively on several OS's. Is there a similar application that allows you to run Mac applications on a Windows machine without a VM?
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Which automation framework is suitable to test GUI applications

I want to automate desktop GUI application which will available in Linux, MAC and windows OS. i want automation framework in python to test those applications. Eg: If i wrote a code in one OS to ...
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Mouse automation software for macOS that's still maintained?

Over the years I found Murgaa.com's mouse automation tool to be very useful, however their support has seemed to disappear over the last year or two. I'm looking for a mouse automation tool that's ...
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Remove layers from a PDF without Adobe Acrobat on a Mac

I have a A0 size PDF document with multiple layers, and I want to get this document printed at a copy shop. The copy shop doesn't have the option to select/deselect the layers, and I only want 3 of ...
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WhatsApp client for Mac

Are there any good WhatsApp clients for macOS? I have tried two: Official WhatsApp MAS app - tends to get unresponsive if there is a lot of unread messages or sometimes for no apparent reasons at ...
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Tool to script simple find & replace for a fixed set of text strings

On a Mac: Every month I collect lists of around 300-500 company names in Japanese that I need to translate into English. I tried scripting this with Applescript in Textwrangler, but this is hard to ...
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Add/Remove/Edit content in JSON file

I treat a .json file as a hierarchical database for managing information. I have looked at SQL, however in my application, a table-like database will not work. I am looking for a bash/macOS-...
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Large Image View with Cut/Paste for Mac

I am looking for an image view program for Mac that can handle large images. I used to use preview but, since "upgrading" to Mojave, preview will not display large
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What's the best code editor for Mac with right-to-left support?

I'm trying to work with JSON files that have bidirectional text. I recently have been using the BBEdit free trial, and while it's a great app, it's nearly impossible to edit text that isn't left-to-...
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macOS extended characters-like popover on Windows

I'm currently on macOS and I will be moving to Windows soon, and one of the ways to quickly excess extended characters is by pressing and holding a key, e.g. 'a' and the following popover appears (see ...
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iOS app for stock tracking and portfolio management

Looking for 3 recommendations software for iOS and Mac that is easy to use for stock portfolio management and stock watchlist. The Bloomberg app is too overwhelming.
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Sorting library on Metal Mac

I have started using Metal on MAC OS, for compute based tasks, using the metal compute kernels. I have been looking for some sorting routines, some library written on Metal, that can sort a large ...
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Online Backup services for Mac that work well in Australia

I am looking for a Online Backup service like Backblaze or Crashplan that works well in Australia. I have used Crashplan for two years and it worked well, because they have servers close to Australia....
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MacOS virtual output device

On my Macbook Pro I had an accident after which all audio output devices (both speakers and minijack) stopped working. They actually are not recognized by macbook so there is no possibility to ...
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Visualizing n-dimensional arrays

What software can I use to create a 1/2/3-dimensional array visualization by only inputting some numbers? In addition to existing software, anything like javascript/python packages is also welcome. I ...
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Database tools to develop a simple client journal on MacOS

I have a Linux/LibreOffice based Client Journal Application, which I like to migrate to MacOS. The program uses a relational database as back-end and allows the user to keep track of services provided ...
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What Windows tools can access and decrypt Mac hard drives?

In my project, I have some encrypted Mac hard drives (apfs), and I am required to access the data from some Windows 10 machine. I tried to use HFSexplorer to extract all possible partitions. But most ...
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Terminal task runner on save

I need something that run on the terminal and watch some folder. When I hit save on a file on that folder it run a task that I defined, like lessc --some-flags in.less out.css or ./my_custom_script.sh ...
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How can I transfer file through ssh to a remote server with ssh tunnel in MAC?

I have two remote servers: s1 and s2. s1 accept all connections, s2 only accept connections from s1. I want to transfer file from my MAC to s2, so I have to create a tunnel with s1 and then connect to ...
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Software to calculate folder size?

For some reason neither Windows 10 nor MacOS will give me the folder size of a somewhat random folder I was tasked with storing to the cloud. Is there software I can install, preferably on macOS that ...
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Which software supports multiple users logging in remotely, simultaneously and independently into a Mac?

I would like to know if it is possible for multiple users to log-in remotely into a Mac system and doing their work independently at the same time? Each user has his own desktop (window machine). Is ...
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Mac: automated/scheduled way to copy new files from folder a network disk

Anyone know of a Mac app (or script whether Applescript or terminal-based) that could on a scheduled basis automatically copy new or changed files from a particular folder to a folder on a network ...
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Dock-style app to replace DragThing

This is, essentially, a Dock replacer on steroids - dating back to before the Dock even existed. I've been using DragThing since v1.0 in the mid 1990's so it's fair to say I'm rather used to it & ...
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Task runner suggestion

For some time I been searching for a task runner with watch capabilities. My needs are: watch one or multiple folders for save events and in sequence run: some bash command another bash command npm ...
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How to determine what exact color an app is using?

I need to verify what exact color an app is using on a specific element. I want color values in RGB and/or hex. I can make a screenshot and send it to a PC. Best would be an iOS or macOS app, but ...
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MacOS utility similar to Vim's Leader

One of the things I love about Vim is the leader key and the ability to create macros with it. The leader key concept is that it is a hotkey (I use ) that initiates a command based on the next ...
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A simple, easy to use, drawing program for a Mac desktop computer

I have an iMac running High Sierra and I was hoping someone could recommend a good simple drawing program. I'll be doing nothing considered creative. Most of the drawing can be made as a collection of ...
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Versions of all programs in my computer

I need to perform some actions (say, for example, I install a program on an iMac and then generate a report that includes the following information: the version of MacOS running on the iMac (eg. ...
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Sound editor for Mac to manually mix (crossfade) music files?

I have a long music mp3 file and want to cut out a part in the middle. I would like to create a smooth transition between the end of the first and the start of the second part, like a crossfade, and ...
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Remove background noise from audio files automatically on Mac

I am looking to remove background noise from a large number of audio files on Mac. I don't want to use Audacity, as it seems to require a lot of manual work. Audio Hijack seemed like a good choice, ...
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Creating a zoomable scatter chart of millions of points

I want to create a scatter chart that plots millions of points from a CSV file, and allows interactive zooming to explore the finer structure on different scales. I am not very familiar with ...
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Looking to open a .CAD file on a mac?

I need to view a file that originated in a program called CADStd. This produces a .CAD filetype. Unfortunately, I'm on a MAC and this program is only available on Windows. Is there any other software ...
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Android emulator for Mac, with socks5 proxy, allowing multiple android setups

Must have multi-instance feature, so I can run multiple android setups if needed. Must be able to setup socks5 proxy. Thanks!