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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What software should I buy to have a macOS VM on my Linux machine?

Motivation I work on a Linux machine, but I teach people who also work on Windows and macOS. In order to see things from their point of view, I would like to also have access to the Windows and macOS ...
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Atom feed reader for mac that supports authenticated feeds

I'm looking around for a while now and RSS Bot, nor Feed Notifier do not work with authenticated feeds, RSSOwl is not developed since 2015 and is not supported in Big Sur. Is there no way to achieve ...
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Reading-oriented email app (macOS)

In this golden era of newsletters I’m looking for the best email app for reading them and other long form emails. I see a lot of apps designed for taking newsletters out of the inbox, but I’m looking ...
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Open Source macOS Uninstaller

Is there a reliable, free/open source macOS uninstaller application? I want to remove things like GarageBand, iMovies and other Apple & non-Apple software. Moving these things to the trash can ...
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How can I back up my iCloud Drive?

I have a Mac and an external hard drive that I want to use to automatically and periodically back up my entire iCloud Drive. I don't know if it's possible to change the iCloud default location to ...
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Simple multile-format ebook reader for macOS (no backup/sync, library management, etc.)

I'm hunting for a simple ebook reader for PDF and eBup, and preferably Mobi too. On Linux I use mupdf, which has almost no features: it opens files when I run mupdf the-file, and has Vim-like keybinds ...
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RPA Software for macOS

I'm currently an RPA developer using UiPath, I'm looking for a similar software to perform surface automation on a Mac running macOS Catalina (10.15.4). I have tried Automator, however I am struggling ...
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MacOS timer app which remains active only when the mac is awake

The purpose is to start it at the start of a workday to improve productivity. So the timer should also sleep when the PC is sleeping. It would be good if the app displays the remaining time in the ...
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Alternative to Apple Books for power users that works across all devices?

I'm quite sick of Apple Books as it randomly deletes books from my library on the iPad, and find myself out of a book exactly when I need it the most and I'm offline. The app also makes it ...
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What should I use for 3D graphics before OSX 10.11?

10.11 and on I use Metal, but what should I use for earlier versions? On Xcode on a computer I have that has OSX 10.8.5, it didn't offer an OpenGL game template for OSX, only for iOS. It only offered ...
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Is there any free keylogger for Mac?

I have only a single home computer and many people use it. I'm afraid someone is trying to get access to my account. I tried to install a keylogger but all of the ones I've found are paid. Does anyone ...
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Paint.net Alternative for macOS

When I used windows, I used paint.net and loved it. I used it all the time. I switched to a Mac and was disappointed when I found out there is no paint.net for Mac. Has anyone found any good ...
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Is there an “invisible” video player which doesn't show controls at all?

Is there a video player that I can use on Mac that plays the video without showing the controls at all so that it doesn't look like I'm actually playing a video? I could still be able to pause and ...
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Firewall app for MacOS that I can quit

I know there is a few firewall solutions for Mac, I use one - "Little Snitch" and while it's great, it does not satisfy one of my requirements. My use case is as follows: I'm offline, maybe ...
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Antivirus app for MacOS that I can quit

I know there is a number of antivirus solutions for Mac, ranging from complete suites like Norton to just plain antivirus solutions like Avira. But I have not found anything that satisfy my ...
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Deduplication script that runs with both bash and zsh for Linux, macOS, etc?

I have a scenario where we frequently pull in duplicated files that take up a lot of space. There's no reasonable way to stop the intake of these duplicated files due to their irregularity and the ...
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Self taught Swift developer looking for advice on website builder

A short intro to give you an idea of my programming experience... I have very little experience coding websites. I began to teach myself Apache / mySQL (b4 Oracle) / PHP many many years ago but it ...
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Using Apple Sidecar to process and edit RAW files

Apple's Sidecar is a new addition to both macOS and ipadOS, allowing an iPad that is connected via a cable to be used as an external display and graphics tablet (with the Apple Pencil). I am looking ...
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Looking for a simple stock portfolio app (macOS)

While Apple introduced a rudimentary stock price application in macOS recently, it is not relly functionally adequate for even the most basic requirements. I did not, however, find an app with the ...
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A command line calculator that supports numbers with commas

I often want to copy/paste some numbers from a website into a calculator to do some quick arithmetic. These numbers are typically formatted for display, so they include commas as thousands separators (...
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Grapher for Linux

There is a graphing tool bundled with macOS named Grapher. Is there a similar graph plotting software for Linux (Debian, Ubuntu)? The software should be able to take equations as input, and produce ...
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Free FLAC to MP3 batch converter for MacOS

I need to convert approximately 15000 FLAC files to MP3 as a one time job. It is a large audio archive containing 50 years worth of interviews, talks-shows, radio-speeches and monologues belonging to ...
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Google Hangouts with Taskbar Icon (MacOS)

I want something that provides a hangouts tray icon (in MacOS) that will notify me of messages. Sounds simple, but there seems no way to do this... The latest Hangouts is only a Chrome plugin. The ...
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Any good C++ ide for MacOS

I would like to know the best free c++ IDEs for MacOS Catalina. I would not like the limited xcode for c++. So please anything else. Any help appreciated
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Package to run Mac OS on linux without KVM or QEMU

I'm running linux (debian) on my chromebook. I would like to run Mac OS, but I need suggestions to match this criteria: Not on Qemu Not on KVM App on Linux, not Google Play Is there a package? I'm ...
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What PDF reader for PC allows jump forth and back from a footnote?

I reading some PDF documents so I went to check the footnote, but I'd like to go back to the line where I was reading, similar how kindle's footnote system works. Are there anything like this for ...
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Installing NimEDIT on MacOS Catalina

I would like to install NimEDIT on my Mac but I can't figure out how. Any help appreciated.
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Video calls for 20+ members for free?

I'm looking for free software for weekly video calls for 20 - 25 members and at least 3 hours duration of continuous video calls and it should be compatible with Mac os and Windows and should have ...
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Brainfuck ide for OSX

I want to try Brainfuck, and I would like to know if there is there any good Brainfuck ide for OSX?
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Adhesive simulation software

I'm curious to know if there's any free (maybe open source too?) software out there for simulating different types of adhesives. I am not looking for professional/engineering software like autodesk/...
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Software to count clicks and keypresses on macOS

I'm looking for some software that will count my mouse clicks and keypresses throughout the day, and show a report of my activity. I would like to use it to inform decisions about ergonomics, such as ...
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Historical Timelines

Could anyone recommend good macOS software (either free or low cost) for creating graphics of historical timelines? I have found Istoriam in the macOS App Store, but I'm curious about alternatives, ...
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Screen ruler for Mac

I'm looking for a screen (pixel) ruler for MacOS. With the following features: Automatic screen artifacts (text, lines, esges) detection and auto measurements between them Free hand measurement, so I ...
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Note taking software with link to PDFs

I need a non-linear note taking, I tried personal wiki, but they seem to be too difficult for me without any basic programming knowledge and issues. I need a basic, macOS, personal wiki-based ...
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macOS app to check if an image is already on the computer?

I'm looking for a photo de-duper app for Mac, but from a different angle than normal. If I download a new image from the web, I want to know if I already have it on my Mac or not. I have had trouble ...
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Any Way to Use zRAM on Mac?

My friend has an old Macbook that doesn't have much RAM. I am mostly a Linux person, and I don't know that much about Mac, though I did grow up using older ones. I know that on Linux, it is possible ...
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App to put a circle around the mouse pointer

In some videos, I have seen a circle or a ring around the mouse pointer but I am not able to find any options in my mac to do so. Is there a way in mac to do this or do I need an app for this?
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MAC cat-proof and kid-proof the keyboard and trackpad

In MAC OS Catalina, is there a setting or app which can lock both keyboard and trackpad so that only typing some specific combination of keyboard keys will unlock them back.
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A mac app for screen annotation?

I want to draw on all over the screen and not just on a single screen or app. Is there any mac app that does this?
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Cloud clipboard services for both macOS Catalina+ and Android 10+

Can someone recommend some good cloud clipboard services (free and secured) for my use case: - Android 10+ - macOS I used to use Pushbullet, but they seem to focus on other areas now, and cost money. ...
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Send Later, Tracking, etc. for Apple Mail.app?

There are a couple of relatively nice mail options for macOS that include Canary (limited tracking), Spark (send later), Mailbutler (tracking, send later, etc.) - but Canary and Spark have various ...
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An editor for HAML and PHP (macOS)

I tried several editors, TextMate, Coda2, PHPStorm. None of them supports such an exotic combo. I usually use a trick by adding a HAML comment with PHP opening tag at the beginning: -#<? That ...
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Free video editor for Mac, with MPG/MKV support

I want to do some basic video editing on Mac: Import a few video files of the same height/width Cut portions of each file and gather them to make a new video Export it as a new video file ...
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Windows Timeline for MacOS?

I want to know if there is a solution to get a feature like Microsoft's Windows Timeline in Windows 10 for macOS. How the feature works for Windows timeline is the user can use the feature to see ...
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Could you recommend an IDE that is suitable for writing and running C, C++, C#?

Could you recommend an IDE that is suitable for writing and running C, C++, C# and works, can write code, run code out of the box on macos Catalina?
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Free Svg to vector PDF converter

I'm looking for a free interactive or CLI tool to convert SVG files to vector PDF running on a Mac. The goal is to use the resulting files in Xcode image assets.
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Automatically sort/OCR images in a folder Mac, for personal use

What I'm looking for: A image/document manager thats easy to install and maintain for personal use on a Mac/OSX. The Problem: Like many, I have a whole bunch of image/media files- JPG, videos, PDF in ...
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MacOS-app as replacement for snomD305-SIP

Problem: At work we have the snomD305-SIP hardware telephones, but due to the coronavirus we are all working from home now and don't have the phone with us. Question: Is there an app for MacOS (or ...
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Frequently installed macOS software that can be updated via the command line

What software / package managers are frequently installed on macOS that can be updated via the command line? The software / package managers could either be included with macOS, or they could be ...
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What is the best alternative to SwiftUI for MacOS?

SwiftUI seems to have good features, but only works on MacOS 1.15 and newer. Is there a framework for MacOS that is efficient, and shares the capabilities of SwiftUI. Well technically, if I put ...