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

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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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Fitness tracking software that doesn't store data online

I'm looking for a fitness device, and while I think the devices that collect a lot of data are really cool, I'm concerned about that data being stored in an online account. I have little faith in ...
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IRC client that would preserve the history?

I use MacOS and Colloquy. I'm not 100% happy for several reasons: on laptop every time when device goes to sleep it disconnects me I don't see history of the channel when I reconnect I would like ...
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Free software for focus stacking on MacOS

I am interested by focus stacking software and I heard about Helicon Focus. This one is very good and compatible with OS X but it is with a license cost, after the trial period there will be a text ...
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Video player with dual subtitles

I am looking for a media player to play videos with two subtitles at the same time (e.g. English and Spanish). I'm using VLC, but this feature is not there yet, although there are some workarounds ...
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PDF organizer with virtual hierarchy, fast viewer, highlighting, search

There have already been many questions about this in the past, here for example. But I feel like many of them are probably somewhat outdated, after all, 2018 is getting closer rapidly. I'm only in ...
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VPN server on macOS High Sierra & macOS Mojave

According to this blog post by MacMiniVault.com, Apple is no longer including a Virtual Private Network (VPN) server. macOS Server Mojave has been gutted of nearly all the previous “Server” ...
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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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Open-Source alternative to Photoshop

I want to encourage the creativity of my little niece. Therefore I'm trying to find a graphic tool that allows here to either digitalize her own images as well as create something new. I've been ...
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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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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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A PDF viewer that can save and reopen tabs at the exact page one last stopped at

I often read PDF ebooks and open multiple pages on different tabs of the same book. e.g. With book X, I open pg 2 on tab 1, pg 20 on tab 2, pg 30 on tab 3 etc. I currently use Chrome to do this. But ...
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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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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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Displaying IP address path geographically

Is there any software or website for showing IP address path? this image is snapshot from a software by a person: this shows the local IP address to the destination IP address's path. But I don't ...
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Manage permissions and passwords for linux, windows and mac

I am searching some software to make something similar to a domain controller on windows that can be compatible with mac, linux and windows. I need to apply security roles and manage their password ...
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Open source antimalware software for macOS

I'm looking for good categorically open source software for macOS. I did not use the term "antivirus", because I refer to software that can protect not only from viruses, but also from other types ...
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Handwriting Program for Mac & Linux

Here's my situation: I am a theoretical physicist and I am producing tons of handwritten notes every day. Also, I am working both from home and in my office. In order not to carry a ton of paper with ...
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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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Glider (sailplane) simulator app for macOS

What options do I have for a realistic flight simulator focused specifically on glider planes (sailplane)? Must run on macOS (Mac OS X), on common/low-end Mac laptops of recent years such as the ...
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Good Windows emulators for gaming on Mac

A friend of mine wants to get a good Windows emulator so they have access to Windows features (such as the Microsoft store, etc.) They mainly want to be able to use games exclusive to Windows on their ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Timesnapper / Personal Screen Tracker for MacOS

I use a windows app called Timesnapper. It records everything you do across all your screens the entire day. You can enter a password and playback things that happened through the day. This is useful ...
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Tool for searching in HTML and JS files, and I want to see some useful content in search results

I have hundreds of HTML and JavaScript files and I want to search for some useful data for me in their contents. I tried to use Spotlight and Finder, but these tools are not informative. Spotlight ...
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Capture scrolling window screenshot in macOS

Is there any software which can take a scrolling window screenshot? For example, I want to take the screenshot of Terminal which has more content than what is visible in the screen (I am aware of the ...
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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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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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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 files from my Mac to s2, so I have to create a tunnel with s1 and then connect ...
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Saving a full screenshot of just one display on a multiheaded system on macOS?

I have a workstation with 5 monitors, but I need to save just one entire screen / display contents immediately to a file (a region is an option, but it would need to be a predefined region at the ...
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macOS application for showing external HDD usage?

I'm planning on selling a used external HDD on eBay. Are there any applications for macOS out there (preferably free) that can show me the usage statistics for the drive so that I can let potential ...
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I want to delete files off my Mac, but keep them on my backup. What software should I use?

I'm running macOS Sierra. I'll admit that I've never been the best at backing up my data. One of the reasons is that I worry that deleting something off my laptop will delete it from my backup on the ...
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Backup software for macOS which support SMB

I'm using Bvckup 2 on Windows which can do daily specific folder/files backup to a home NAS (through an SMB share) and allows me to specify the network username/password in case it can't login to the ...
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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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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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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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