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The latest operating system for Apple Inc.'s Macintosh line of desktop and laptop computers.

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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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Syncing cloud storage with external hard drive

I basically want to have a clone of my External HDD uploaded to a cloud service. I need a way to execute a 2-way sync every time the External HDD is plugged in. So, the changes made to the cloud (new ...
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Radar In Motion widget options for both macOS & Windows?

I was absolutely addicted to Radar In Motion for OS X. It was by far one of the very handiest radar utilities (Animated Weather Maps) around. Sadly the tool has been killed off now and I have been ...
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Do you know a text editor to work on both Windows and macos, which supports writing from right to left?

My research so far yielded the following results: VSCode - support RTL fonts but not writing from right to left. NP++ - Does support RTL, but Is not compatible with MACOS. Sublime Text - support RTL ...
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Convert excel formula to human readable formulas - macOS

Is there any free software which can convert excel formulas to human readable format as shown below? (for macOS) Reason: I'm fed up of writing long formulas one character at a time in the microsoft ...
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Time management app with scheduling

I'm looking for a free application to manage my time. The requirements are the following: Adding tasks without specifying when I'll be working on them Ability to add some basic info about the task, ...
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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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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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Is there a Mac OS application which prevents users from using windows-unsafe characters in filenames?

I work with a lot of older Mac users and they tend to put illegal characters into the filenames they send me. I've tried to teach them not to send me files with question marks and double quotes and ...
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App to play the 360° panorama videos

I've got 360° panorama videos taken by Gear 360 camera which I'd like to view on macOS. I've tried to watch them in VLC, but without success. They're displayed as flat spherical videos when opened. ...
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App to view the 360° panorama pictures

I've got 360° panorama pictures taken by Gear 360 camera which I'd like to view on macOS. These are standard JPEG files, but usually shown as spherical when opened. For example, I have tried to open ...
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Check spelling as you type for macOS

I spend many days trying to find an app for macOS that would check my spelling as I type and warn me with a sound that a word was misspelled. tinySpell+ is what I use on my PC and it is great. I with ...
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A "fake" terminal on macOS to use during demos or conference talks

I need to record some terminal sessions which I will be replaying back during demos or at conferences. I want it to look like actual typing, but without the chance of typos or other errors. ...
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macOS alternative for Linux/KDE Skrooge budgeting app

I've been using KDE Skrooge budgeting app for a few years but now I switched to macOS. I'm looking for app similar to Skrooge and I'd like it to be / have: open source (not that important) desktop ...
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Screencapture + compression while recording

Is there an open-source, free tool that captures screen + audio but compresses it as it records it? I have used macOS' default tool "Screenshot" (using CMD+SHIFT+5) but just a minute of ...
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macOS command line tool for capturing the execution of an entire process tree?

I'm looking for a tool for capturing the execution of an entire process tree, like this: # tracetree: https://github.com/luser/tracetree , linux only, sadly $ tracetree /bin/bash -c '/bin/sleep 1; /...
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Cross-app information management system

I'm looking for an integrated solution for efficient organization of related information across different apps and formats (e.g., emails, bookmarks, files, notes, ...) I find myself often in the ...
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macOs scientific calculator with history

The company I work for, gave me a MacBookPro with M1 chip, but I'm still new to Mac OS. Could you please recommend/suggest me a free scientific calculator with history that can be installed on a ...
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plist editor simple on mac which works on double click

I really love it when I have to apply some registries on my Windows I just have to double-click on a .reg file Is there a similar thing on Mac
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Are there any GUIs for or with FFmpeg where I can select / clip exact frame timestamps, and copy both of them simulatenously or as a command?

I make lots of clips with ffmpeg where I clip videos using the -ss and -to arguments. What I want is a GUI to see the video, seek exact times, and get exact timestamps of where I want to clip, so I ...
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How to translate Facebook pages (including posts)? Chrome's built-in feature does not work

Is there a way to translate Facebook pages on Chrome/any other browser? I'm not talking about the Facebook built-in Bing translation on individual posts, but the entire page. Things I tried that didn'...
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Looking for software for music recognition over a limited universe

I'm trying to find a music recognizer for MacOS. The constraints are: Recognition over a quite limited (~1000) universe of songs that I provide and preprocess as needed; "listening" to music ...
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Is there a calendar for MacOS that supports a one-day view with a very narrow window?

I'd grown accustomed to having having my calendar's day view as a separate, narrow window perched at the side of my screen, so I can quickly glance to see a visual representation of where my day was ...
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Solid starter software for MIDI+sampled music sequencing (and light mastering/production) on OS X (Monterey)

For quite a few years I've wanted to get my Mum into the world of "what happens if you connect the piano to a computer". To get this goal off the ground, I've invested in a MIDI interface ...
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Looking for Multiple Stream (per app / device) Audio Mixer App for Mac

Looking for an application that allows you to cross mix all audio streams on macOS Monterey. I have searched a great deal for something like this, but nearly everything has to do with recording, or ...
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Startup manager for macOS - alternatives to now defunct Startupizer and DelayedLauncher?

Startupizer has been a wonderful app that still kind of works, but has a number of broken features, not the least of which is hiding apps at startup. Sadly it's no longer maintained. Another one that ...
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Is there a Linux and Mac equivalent of Launch4j that's free?

I think this software is great but I can't seem to find anything that does the same thing for Mac or Linux builds. Here's the software if you aren't familiar with it. Launch4j The reason why I want to ...
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Cross Platform Unified Endpoint Manager for Windows, Ubuntu and Mac OS?

I'm currently looking for a good UEM like ManageEngine or Jump Cloud. I found Jump Cloud better but it doesn't offer support to linux machines ... Is there any service that offers cross platform ...
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Voice Memo transfer tools from iOS 15 to macOS (to Windows optional) even with the current iOS 15 "bug"?

I've been using PhoneView for over several years to transfer Voice Memos from iOS to macOS. A year or so ago it started to have trouble and seemed to not work reliably and now it's not working at all. ...
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I am looking for an app that allows me to use Ipad 3 and 4 as secondary displays for MacOS

I am looking for a software that allows me to use 2 Ipads as secondary displays at the same time. I have a Macbook Pro 2019, an Ipad 3, and an Ipad 4. I know the Ipads are pretty old but I am looking ...
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Media player for macOS with tabbed interface

Right now I'm using IINA as my media player. The problem with this player is that if I want to open multiple videos, I have to open every video in a new window which clutters the desktop. Is there a ...
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Shell command to determine the similarity of two images on macOS

I’m looking for a tool/software that will compare two bitmap images (pixel graphics) of same size and shape (aspect ratio and orientation) and return their rate of similarity (e.g. in %). Should run ...
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Markdown-supporting note taking app with cloud sync between macOS and iOS

I am seeking a note-taking app that must have the following features: Runs on macOS Notes are written in Markdown Notes can be tagged Notes are synced to either a server managed by the app's company (...
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Open-source command line application to catalog the files of external hard-drives

I'm looking for a maintained open-source application to catalog the files of many external harddrives from the command line. The app should run on macOS and maybe on Linux too. I am thinking of the ...
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What video recording software supports screen recording from virtual cameras on OS X on M1 Mac?

I've got a M1 Mac Mini running the latest MacOS (11.12.23) and want to record camera video for youtube videos via Iriun or other virtual webcam software, as the webcams currently available are of ...
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Scanner app like tool in macOS

There are many scanner apps for smartphones like Microsoft Lens, Scanner Pro, Adobe Scan, etc. They usually apply some filters to make documents clean and some rotate/straighten tools to fix skewness. ...
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What is a good "WSMan" Client for macOS

I'am looking for a WSMan Client so I can control intel amt settings. I will like a client in HomeBrew or MacPorts. It is too hard to build OpenWSMan myself. I can't find anything on Google.
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Local code search

I have lots of personal projects sitting around from over the years that I want to be able to search. Sometimes there is a package or a function that I want to re-use. I want this to run locally as a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Git UI for macOS with Independent Git Binary

I'm looking for a Git client with graphical UI with it own GIT binary (Independent of the system wide Git) for macOS. It should free for personal usage. Any idea?
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Nintendo DS emulator for Mac with more than 2x speed?

I am currently using DeSmuME, and it can only be sped up to 2x. Is there any DS emulator for Mac that can do faster than 2x? My hardware can handle it.
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Black/Dark/Night mode PDF/PPT Viewer MacOS?

I read a lot during the night and I have so many books in the .pdf .pptx format that my eyes get strained during whole reading sessions. on an average, I roughly read 200 pages daily. The thing is I ...
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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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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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