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Software to run on Apple's OS X operating system.

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Pomodoro app for OSX, that can be downloaded outside the App Store

In order to be more productive and reduce the risk of RSI, I need an app that reminds me to take regular breaks. I used to use Be Focused and I liked it a lot: simple yet effective interface non-...
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Mac keep password protected encrypted files

I need Mac software to keep password-protected encrypted files. I want to be able to decrypt the folder every time I need to access the files.
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Replacement for Clarify

Clarify (and before that ScreenSteps) was an application I used on macOS to quickly create visual documentation. The site still exists today, but the software (understandably) no longer works (well). ...
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Startup manager for macOS - alternatives to now defunct Startupizer and DelayedLauncher?

Startupizer has been a wonderful app that still kind of works, but has a number of broken features, not the least of which is hiding apps at startup. Sadly it's no longer maintained. Another one that ...
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macOS Client to edit mySQL database on own server

I'm looking for a desktop app for mac that can be used to access a MySQL database on our own (web) server. I want to display the database like a table (excel like), so anybody without any big MySQL ...
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Subtitles creator/editor

I am looking for a Mac OSX tool (local or online, free or not) that I can use to add subtitles to a video. Requirements Character-per-lines counter (possibly with threshold limit warning) Character-...
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A good Mac program to prepare photos for sending to a printing lab

Sometimes I want to print out a batch of photos - all with the same small white frame and the Title or Caption metadata as text underneath the photo. LightRoom can do this, but I do not want a ...
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mac os 12.0.1: create a bootable windows 7 USB for old laptop

I need to install windows 7 on an old laptop and my only working pc is a mac (OS 12.0.1) right now, so I need to create a bootable USB from the mac for the pc with the .iso file of a windows7. I ...
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Apple Music service player for OSX

Is there a non Apple music player that can integrate with Apple Music? Apple Music here meaning not the OSX app but the service. My understanding is that Music app on OSX is a wrapper for web based ...
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Voice Memo transfer tools from iOS 15 to macOS (to Windows optional) even with the current iOS 15 "bug"?

I've been using PhoneView for over several years to transfer Voice Memos from iOS to macOS. A year or so ago it started to have trouble and seemed to not work reliably and now it's not working at all. ...
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Image MacOS to IMG file to use for restoring on other Macs

I have custom MACOS on iMac, MacBook and Mac Mini, its our company background, added software and removed some default software. I am looking to find a way to image one of the OS volume to img or dmg ...
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How to index files and folders on multiple drives

I have quite a few external drives I would like to scan and index the files and folders from them, and eventually identify the duplicates. The following features would be important to me: offline ...
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Local lightweight HTTP server for markdown

I am looking for a lightweight HTTP server dedicated for hosting a directory of markdown files. Currently I'm using https://github.com/markserv/markserv, which does a pretty nice job. So the quality I'...
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Set a timed reminder from the terminal

How can I issue a shell command in my terminal that will alert me with a notification once a given time has passed? To make it a bit more specific, some things I am looking for are: I only need one ...
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Text editor for Mac that supports editing files via an SSH session

I would like a text editor with the following parameters: Works on latest version of OSX Supports editing files remotely via SSH, like Atom does via a plugin Doesn't crash all the time (which is why ...
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Media player for macOS with tabbed interface

Right now I'm using IINA as my media player. The problem with this player is that if I want to open multiple videos, I have to open every video in a new window which clutters the desktop. Is there a ...
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Free GUI graphing program for macOS to program to generate logarithmic line plots

I am looking for a free GUI program I can use to graph straight lines y = ax + b with linear x and y axes logarithmic x and linear y axes logarithmic x and logarithmic y axes I have done so with ...
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Mac text editor that supports folding and multiple workspace/desktops

I'm looking for a Unicorn, the mythical Text Editor that will do everything I want it to do, and especially one feature that Mac's TextEdit has that I haven't found elsewhere: easily open multiple ...
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I want to deduce recipes from commercial food packaging

I happen to have a jar of curry paste with these ingredients. ...and this nutrition: In the UK, ingredients have to be listed in order of weight. So at a glance I know, for example that (per 100g): ...
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WYSIWYG CSV editor that logs changes

I have a csv file that I want to edit manually on my Mac. I work with data digitization from PDFs, and sometimes rare errors occur that I just want to fix manually. For the sake of reproducibility, I ...
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Screen Cast Video Creation Software with Certain Features for OSX

I am looking for a screen capture software with the following features high quality video record audio from computer and mic ability to highlight mouse and mouse clicks ability to show keyboard ...
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Virtual Office Whiteboard

So due to COVID my workplace has like many been working from home. We are a small company of less than 10 and are planning to not return to office as it is just additional costs. I am looking for a ...
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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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Browser with find regex support

Is there a good browser with regex and javascript support? Sometimes I have to search stuff using regex
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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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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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How can I back up my iCloud Drive?

I have a Mac and an external hard drive that I want to use to automatically and periodically back up my entire iCloud Drive. I don't know if it's possible to change the iCloud default location to ...
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How can I quickly view a list of application-specific keyboard shortcuts on all operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux)?

I'm looking for a standalone program or OS utility that will quickly list an application's keyboard shortcuts to help teach digital fluency. I haven't quite found any individual programs or utilities ...
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Note taking with LaTeX syntax and images

I'm looking for a note-taking app in which I can both (i) write equations with LaTeX syntax, and (ii) paste in images without saving them to a file first. The first of these can be done with any ...
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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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Software to route a headset connected to a Windows PC to Mac Audio

I have a USB headset that I use as my microphone. However, because it is a USB-A headset, it does not work with my Macbook. Is there any software that can route my Windows Input to my Mac input? That ...
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Opening Access data in R on a mac

I have a load of old data on a Microsoft access (accdb) file. I can't open it on my mac, is there a way to open it directly in R? Is there a package that will let me do this? I don't need to open it ...
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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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Firewall app for MacOS that I can quit

I know there is a few firewall solutions for Mac, I use one - "Little Snitch" and while it's great, it does not satisfy one of my requirements. My use case is as follows: I'm offline, maybe ...
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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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Video player that displays frame number

I'm looking for a video player for Mac which will display the current frame number. I know I can get this with some math, but would be much easier for my project to see it on the video while playing. ...
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Is there a flowcharting app that supports animated GIFs?

I need to make a flowchart for a project, and some of the nodes have to be animated GIFs. Support for any video file format works just as well since I can just convert the GIFs into videos, but I ...
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Mac-compatible software to automatically rotate, de-skew, and crop images

I'm looking for a simple and free application which can automatically scan a document (in the form of a JPG or PNG), change the perspective to remove skew, and then crop it. It would be nice if the ...
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Music player for OSX with standard playlist capabilities?

I'm experiencing high frustration looking for a music player for OSX Catalina - can anyone please recommend one? Here's what I'm looking for: Primarily plays local music files (MP3 / FLAC) - online ...
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Free Golang IDE

Is there any good and free Golang IDE or Editor for MacOSX, Windows or Linux? Any help appreciated.
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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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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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local log filtering and analytics

There is a vast amount of log analytics tools available like kibana, datadog and what not. I'm searching for a free tool (license must allow commercial use) that allows to just drop in a log file, of ...
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Connecting a Macbook Pro with an Ipad

I'm currently using a MacBook Pro Catalina(13-inch, 2020). I was wondering if I could connect it with my Ipad 2. I've tried sidecar, but I believe that the Ipad does not support this feature. Other ...
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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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Mac: Show a PDF in a floating borderless window

Video players like IINA let you view video in a floating, borderless window. Is there any equivalent for PDF files? I'm using PDF slides and am basically trying to get the equivalent functionality ...
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testing network performance, speed and stability for domestic connection to internet

I need to connect to the internet from home and I would like to have a software to test the connection, in terms of speeds and stability. I know that there are many webpages that allow to test the ...
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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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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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Need free backup software that stays within my country

I need to backup my computer files to another computer or device that is in the same country as I am. Would prefer an open-source or free option for the backups. This would need to work for multiple ...
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