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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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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SSH and remote desktop solution for iOS

My brother is looking into upgrading his MacBook Pro and is worried about carrying a €4k hardware around. Sometimes he works from home and sometimes at his office. Since he has an older iMac (not ...
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C++ on Mac: Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code?

I am used to Visual Studio Code for Python and Javascript. I work on a Mac machine, and I am learning C++, and I don't know if Visual Studio Code is a good choice, or if Visual Studio Community would ...
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Software to get the selected rectangle as margins in inches in a PDF file

I use a command-line tool (k2pdfopt) to process some PDFs, and I need to properly crop these PDFs by supplying margins in inches in the format left,top,right,bottom. I need a software with which I can ...
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Unix (MacOS) Command Line tool for manipulating HSV of Videos and/or Images

I have a directory full of about 10,000 videos, and I need to manipulate their color scheme in a few ways. I would like to make a copy where they are all slightly bluer/darker, and another copy where ...
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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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Is their an official macOS download for virtual machines?

I want to use Xcode to develop iOS apps, but I only have a laptop with Windows software, and I know about virtual machines like VirtualBox and VMware, so I wondered: "Is their an official way to get ...
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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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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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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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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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Printing posters via tiled regular paper sizes on macOS?

I find myself often needing to print posters. I'd like to use an app like Pages to generate the poster layout initially and then just print it, but obviously there's no print engine in macOS that ...
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automated macOS file sync similar to Microsoft offline files

I use multiple Apple computers and need to sync files between them. To make my life a bit easier, I am considering to run a server that is available 24/7. However, I would like something automated, i....
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Tool to back up mac mail folders

I have several labels. That gives Apple Mail a big reason to maintain a large number of folders. I am looking out for a solution that can backup my Mac Mail folders.
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MacOS for Beginners - Which Tools to Install?

I've been a programmer for quite some time and therefore I had a lot of contact with Windows (vomit - I have to have it to play games), Linux (yeah), and lately I started with MacOS just to learn more ...
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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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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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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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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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Firewall for macOS, alternative to Little Snitch

I am using Little Snitch 4.0.x for macOS, however the more I use it, the more trouble I have got. For completeness, I am briefly explaining my issues. It seems Little Snitch have some bugs. To not ...
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Zipster alternative for macOS High Sierra

Zipster integrates support for browsing compressed files on macOS Finder but it's been discontinued. The website says: Support for this product has ended. There are known problems with this ...
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App to check the current battery health?

I'm looking for macOS app to check for the current battery health, such as age, cycle count and capacity. Preferably free app or with the trial version available.
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Tool Linux, Mac Video and Sound Changing Speed on play mode

I'm looking for a tool/tools for Linux, macOS and Windows to play Video and Audio without changes permanently in multimedia File only change speed on play mode. As Youtube, you can change the speed ...
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Is Affinity Designer an Alternative to Indesign, or is there something better?

I am looking for a package to replace Indesign and Illustrator. Here are some of my needs: high quality multi-page design useful for web, print, animation, video overlays, UV maps uses ICC profiles ...
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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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