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

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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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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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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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Mouse automation software for macOS that's still maintained?

Over the years I found Murgaa.com's mouse automation tool to be very useful, however their support has seemed to disappear over the last year or two. I'm looking for a mouse automation tool that's ...
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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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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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Basic GIS Mapping product recommendations -- freeware for a beginner, not looking to become an expert

I working on a history of then Pacific Northwest. My goal is to display dynamic time series maps of the creation/presence/growth of various towns, their population size, railroad line tracks laid, ...
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SizzlingKeys (Music / iTunes Key Control) replacement for macOS Catalina?

I'm in love with SizzlingKeys. It has been the best tool for iTunes for me for the past decade and I just can't live without it. :'( It allows me to do everything I want to do with my music with a ...
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Mounting an SMB share using Swift

I am looking for any kind tips or libraries that would allow me to mount an SMB share from within Swift. I looked into AMSMB2, but it doesn't actually mount the share, it just connects to it. I have ...
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JavaScript Debugging on macOS

So I have a web app that I created in Visual Studio, and we use it on all main browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge/ IE). We also have an app on the play store/ app store but we want to get away ...
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Local Website Caching Application

I'm looking for an application(preferably in MacOS) which can cache(locally) a webpage(available to read only upon login). The page is not available to the public and hence couldn't be archived by ...
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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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Modern Mac clipboard archiver

I've always used Jumpcut, but it seems to be acting strangely on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra). It hasn't been updated since January 2009. Does anyone know of an alternative? Jumpcut will remember ...
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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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Remapping Mouse Clicks with Keystrokes on macOS

Looking for macOS app that can remap the two thumb buttons on a mouse to simulate a combination of keystrokes. This software should be compatible with macOS Ventura and can be paid for. The software ...
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Floor Plan Software

I'm looking for free software that I can run on a Mac or browser that lets me import an existing architectural drawing (preferably in pdf format) that will then let me draw shapes representing ...
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Macos, calibre pdf to ePub converter alternatives

I find this app very slow to convert from pdf to ePub, is it outdated? I looked at alternatives on the web, however they all seem like ads, pushing their products for financial incentive rather than ...
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Simple multile-format ebook reader for macOS (no backup/sync, library management, etc.)

I'm hunting for a simple ebook reader for PDF and eBup, and preferably Mobi too. On Linux I use mupdf, which has almost no features: it opens files when I run mupdf the-file, and has Vim-like keybinds ...
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What should I use for 3D graphics before OSX 10.11?

10.11 and on I use Metal, but what should I use for earlier versions? On Xcode on a computer I have that has OSX 10.8.5, it didn't offer an OpenGL game template for OSX, only for iOS. It only offered ...
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Is there an “invisible” video player which doesn't show controls at all?

Is there a video player that I can use on Mac that plays the video without showing the controls at all so that it doesn't look like I'm actually playing a video? I could still be able to pause and ...
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Deduplication script that runs with both bash and zsh for Linux, macOS, etc?

I have a scenario where we frequently pull in duplicated files that take up a lot of space. There's no reasonable way to stop the intake of these duplicated files due to their irregularity and the ...
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Looking for a simple stock portfolio app (macOS)

While Apple introduced a rudimentary stock price application in macOS recently, it is not relly functionally adequate for even the most basic requirements. I did not, however, find an app with the ...
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Grapher for Linux

There is a graphing tool bundled with macOS named Grapher. Is there a similar graph plotting software for Linux (Debian, Ubuntu)? The software should be able to take equations as input, and produce ...
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Free FLAC to MP3 batch converter for MacOS

I need to convert approximately 15000 FLAC files to MP3 as a one time job. It is a large audio archive containing 50 years worth of interviews, talks-shows, radio-speeches and monologues belonging to ...
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Any good C++ ide for MacOS

I would like to know the best free c++ IDEs for MacOS Catalina. I would not like the limited xcode for c++. So please anything else. Any help appreciated
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Brainfuck ide for OSX

I want to try Brainfuck, and I would like to know if there is there any good Brainfuck ide for OSX?
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Note taking software with link to PDFs

I need a non-linear note taking, I tried personal wiki, but they seem to be too difficult for me without any basic programming knowledge and issues. I need a basic, macOS, personal wiki-based ...
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macOS app to check if an image is already on the computer?

I'm looking for a photo de-duper app for Mac, but from a different angle than normal. If I download a new image from the web, I want to know if I already have it on my Mac or not. I have had trouble ...
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An editor for HAML and PHP (macOS)

I tried several editors, TextMate, Coda2, PHPStorm. None of them supports such an exotic combo. I usually use a trick by adding a HAML comment with PHP opening tag at the beginning: -#<? That ...
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Free video editor for Mac, with MPG/MKV support

I want to do some basic video editing on Mac: Import a few video files of the same height/width Cut portions of each file and gather them to make a new video Export it as a new video file ...
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Could you recommend an IDE that is suitable for writing and running C, C++, C#?

Could you recommend an IDE that is suitable for writing and running C, C++, C# and works, can write code, run code out of the box on macos Catalina?
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Which software supports multiple users logging in remotely, simultaneously and independently into a Mac?

I would like to know if it is possible for multiple users to log-in remotely into a Mac system and doing their work independently at the same time? Each user has his own desktop (window machine). Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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