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

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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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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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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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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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App that comfortably stream the audio output of macOS to an iOS device

I’m looking for an application that: enables macOS to stream audio to an iOS device (like an iPhone or iPad) doesn’t require more than two clicks to enable/disable. does the jobs above and otherwise ...
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visual presentation timer with segments either for MacOS or online

I am looking for a visual presentation timer with segments either for MacOS or online. I have been using pTimer+ [link to app store] on my phone, see screenshots below, but I haven't been able to ...
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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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Find by similar filenames on macOS?

There are plenty of apps that find duplicate files, however I haven't found any that work based on filename only comparison. There appears to be an app for Windows that does this: But out of all of ...
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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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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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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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OSX/macOS version for a decent development/compile-farm machine

I'm looking for "the best" Apple OS for helping me in coding and testing cross-platform (Linux, W32, OSX) applications, written in C, C++, Python and similar (no fancy, new-fangled node.js or - horror ...
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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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Software inventory / asset management software

I'm looking for software to generate a list of installed applications on Windows and MacOS systems, including version and licence information. It needs to use a client/server approach (login ...
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Alternatives for MySQL Workbench

What are the alternatives for MySQL Workbench on MacOS? Because in the MacOS version of Workbench, you cannot forward engineer with the 'insert' queries unlike its windows version.
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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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Mature C++ interpreter on macOS

I have a bunch of files that I constantly need to apply some operations on, like renaming, or video and sound editing using ffmpeg. For those tasks I normally write a bash script with what ever ...
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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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Transparent file compression apps for macOS

I'm looking for app for macOS Sierra and above which would allow me to compress files transparently in the background to increase free space which works for macOS Sierra and above. Basically I'm ...
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Bulk split audio files in a folder

I have several audio books in mp3 format and just yesterday I realise that my mp3 player cannot fast forward a track. Unfortunately, I stopped it at 53 min of 60min of the file. My audio books are ...
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Simple note app always available with hotkey

My workflow: During the day I neet to write down some short disposable notes. Requirements: With an hotkey open a textedit area (plain or markdown even better) No need to create new files one single ...
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macOS Preview alternative for annotating pdf files (other than Acrobat)

I really like the Preview.app of macOS. However, when it comes to annotating documents, its functionality is rather limited. Of course Adobe Acrobat is the obvious alternative, however, I try to avoid ...
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Android app emulator for Mac to run popular games

I'm looking for Android app emulator for macOS which can support popular games. So far I've tested BlueStacks, but for example King of Avalon game didn't work well, because the emulator was crashing ...
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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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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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Looking for a mind map macOS app, which allows for multiple parent nodes

I'm using MindNode so far, and it's great, but I need something that allows me to assign more than one parent node to a child node. Is there anything you can recommend?
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is there a MacOS app or script to create a reorganized copy of my itunes music library

When i look into the ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music folder, i see my music library organized by artist name like this: ./Artist-1/Album-BestOf-2016/Song-x.mp4a ./Artist-1/The-Album/Song-x.mp4a ./...
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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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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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Mac app to convert Markdown to Web

I am looking for a Mac app to convert/publish my Markdown text simply into the cloud. Something like this online tool: http://markdowntoweb.com But I would rather use a native macOS app, preferabely ...
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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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