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

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What is a tool for Mac that can seamlessly modify archives? I.e., save them in the exact same format after modifying?

On Mac, if I unzip any archive, edit, and then 'compress' into .zip using the default archive tool, the format is by no means guaranteed to be the same. This will mean that the file might be ...
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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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macOS software to remove all hyperlinks from a PDF

The program which I use to annotate PDFs (Logseq) does not support selecting and highlighting hyperlinked text. I'm wondering if there is a piece of software to remove all hyperlinks from a PDF. Edit: ...
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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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Force break timer for macOS

Is there a break timer for macOS that FORCES you to take a break (i.e. when it goes off there's no way to disable it)? The only app I've found that passes the command+q test is TimeBomb, but then that ...
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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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manifest.mpd m3u lists not playing in MacOS/VLC

What's the best player for MacOS to play m3u lists containing manifest.mpd elements? I'm trying with VLC 3.0.20, but it says that MRL cannot be played with the URL containing the manifest.mpd Is there ...
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Note-taking app with a "forum-like" interface

I've tried many apps for my notes and every one of them has some limitations. The best experience I've had was using a forum! A simple forum like this: https://obsproject.com/forum/. I just open a new ...
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Simple text editor for spreadsheet-style data entry

I enter a lot of data that will ultimately be saved as comma separated text files (.csv). I currently use Excel but often find that it auto-formats the data inappropriately and is basically overkill ...
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What software can I use to make handwritten notes, do handwritten math or science on my macOS10.13?

What software can I use to make handwritten notes, do handwritten math or science on my macOS10.13? I need a canvas so I can do all my math, like how it is done in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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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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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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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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Macos: Looking for screenshot software with image editing features - that can draw on images - similar to Lightshot

I am searching for screenshot software for Macos that offers the following functionalities: Capture Screenshots: Ability to take screenshots of the whole screen, a specific window, or a custom region....
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offline audio transcribe to text software

looking for a software that can offline transcribe text from an audio file. macOS preferred by Windows is ok. thanks
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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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macOS backup app taking advantage of client (APFS) and server (ZFS) features: snapshots, deduplication, etc

I use Carbon Copy Cloner for my primary backup to an external SSD, and I am very happy with that. A particularly interesting feature is the use of APFS snapshots on the target hard drive for ...
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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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Anki-compatible app for ios or mac, which notifies me when reviews are due

Can someone suggest me good anki app for IOS or Mac. Specifically I'm trying to find one that able to send notifications by scheduler. I'm quite lazy and don't want to open the app every day by myself....
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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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Alternative to Launchpad Mac

I have set launch pad to open by pressing space+command on my mac. The problem is for my use case it is essentially useless except for allowing me to search my installed apps. I do not like it ...
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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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Convert S3M, XM and MOD files to flac/mp3 preserving tags

Remember the modules of the past? MOD, S3M, XM, ST? Great, so do I! I have thousands of modules in my file shares :-). But… now I'd love to convert all my collected modules into playable files in an ...
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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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Simple way to edit pdf page numbers

Every now and then I encounter a pdf file whose page numbers don't match the ones in the text. For example, it might be a book whose introduction is on pages i, ii, etc., so that "page 1" of ...
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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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PDF reader that saves sessions on macos

Are there any free PDF-reader softwares that allow to save and restore the last session? This is possible with, e.g., foxit on windows but not on mac. (I usually work on more than 20 pdfs ...
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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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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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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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MacOs: Good and complete replacement for TortoiseGit

I have been using TortoiseGit as a UI for git for a very long time Alas, this software is not macOS compatible. I am looking for another UI but honestly can't find anything worth it so far. SourceTree:...
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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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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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ClickPaste (paste or insert clipboard/pasteboard by typing) for macOS?

This is a real gem when working with various scenarios such as virtual machines, but I've yet to find something like it for macOS: https://github.com/Collective-Software/ClickPaste Anyone know of such ...
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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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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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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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macOS: Looking for app to find duplicate files between 2 folders, 1st folder set to read-only, mutual duplicates only marked in 2nd folder

I'm looking for a mac equivalent of MindGems Fast Duplicate File Finder on Windows. No affiliation. As the feature list shows https://www.mindgems.com/products/Fast-Duplicate-File-Finder/Fast-...
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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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(C/C++/Go) Library for writing & reading optical media on macOS

I'm aware of libburn and related libraries for GNU/linux & various BSDs, but I'm looking for low-level control of my CD/DVD burner from (Go) code I write on macOS. I'm looking to burn very simple ...
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macOS - interactive/clickable wireframes (adobe fireworks alternative: wireframes feature)

So Adobe Fireworks had an interactive wireframe tool. Where you can create hotspots and have the wireframe interact through a browser. Does anyone know a standalone tool that is support now that does ...
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An app to produce raster text

I have a strange request. I need an app to write raster text. That is, when I press the J key on my keyboard, the app must produce a raster (that is, non-editable) letter J. I suffer from writing-...
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A nice gui terminal with splits for mac?

Back in my Linux days with server, I had a complicated set up with a tmux session shared between windows. I'm not doing this sort of work at the moment (less sysadmin, less log trawling, less servers)...
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Module to play/pause/... videos with python

In python I am looking for a python module that I can use to play videos. That module should allow to play videos as you could play them with e.g. mplayer pause them stop them make them fullscreen ...
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MacOS VPN client that can handle 2 OpenVPN connections simultaneously

On my MacOS laptop I want to use 2 VPN connections simultaneously and route traffic through connection based on hosts. My current client is OpenVPN Connect and it can not establish 2 connections ...
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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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Game involving runner character and trees/shrubs that power up

I'm looking for a game where a person that can walk, trot, run, or walk with different gaits at different speeds, can run on a path, with different obstacles. The game is 2D. The runner passes by ...
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Convert mbox to eml, or similar deduplicate internal duplicate email messages

I have many mbox files with internally overlapping content so there are duplicates that cannot be found directly. I'd like to extract EML files for each message and then have them as loose files for ...
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DNS Manager for MacOS

I'm looking for a DNS Manager for MacOS. But basically I'm looking for YogaDNS alternative for MacOS. Here is the major (and really the only) functionality that I need: DNS server management Assign ...
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App that can use Mac hardware Volume buttons when set to Multi-Output

There's a known quirk with macOS that if you set an output in Audio MIDI Setup to use a Multi-Output, you lose control of the dedicated volume buttons [on the F-Keys]. Is there an app that can ...

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