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

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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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What can I (inexpensively) use to create property design?

I would like to find software that allows me to create a crude model of potential property design that includes the views from the property, which is located in a valley and has mountain views in most ...
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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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Simple Mac software to batch organize & rename photos by date

I'm looking for software that can take a bunch of photos from an SD card, copy them to my laptop, organize them into folders Photos/YYYY/MM/DD, and rename them YYYY-MM-DD-SEQ.ext, based on the photo's ...
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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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Text editor that displays number of words and characters selected

Sometimes I have to draft text that has either a word limit or a character limit. A long time ago, I used to do this by using a text editor that had a status bar. The status bar would say something ...
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Which software is this?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this but can anyone tell me the name of this software? I have attached the ss below. I think it is on mac os but do correct me if I'm wrong.
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Tool for searching in HTML and JS files, and I want to see some useful content in search results

I have hundreds of HTML and JavaScript files and I want to search for some useful data for me in their contents. I tried to use Spotlight and Finder, but these tools are not informative. Spotlight ...
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Tax software to file Form 1120s on Mac

Does there exist business tax software to download or use online that supports Mac to file form 1120s? I'm an LLC with S-Corp tax status. I'm aware of these two software programs but they are only for ...
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Command line SQL formatter or beautifier

I am looking for a command line SQL formatter = SQL prettifier = SQL beautifier (offline, not an online formatter) for Mac. The goal is to run it on the command line and also inside the editor (Emacs) ...
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JoyStick mapper with keyboard combo support for Mac

I am looking for an app just like Enjoyable, Enjoy 2, Controllers, etc on Mac (non-silicon if that matters) provides a way to send keyboard combinations (e.g Cmd+Shift+A) from a JoyStick controller. ...
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GUI git mergetool for Mac/OSX with dark mode, 3 panels, and allows editing local/remote?

I am currently use meld and it seems to have performance issues on Mac/OSX that I don't experience on linux. I've noticed a surprising number of meld alternatives are really poor quality and un-usable ...
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Which software can turn on a light if a UI notification is received?

Requirement Must If I get an operating system UI notification message, then turn on a light. Should If I get a message in a message in slack, teams, or outlook, then turn on a light. Constraints Must ...
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Is there any (paid) software that can receive Google cast from video streaming apps (such as Netflix)?

Many mobile video apps have a "Cast" option (e.g. Netflix) built-in, which allows them to stream the video to a Google Chromecast. I am looking for software that could function as a Cast ...
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Time management app with scheduling

I'm looking for a free application to manage my time. The requirements are the following: Adding tasks without specifying when I'll be working on them Ability to add some basic info about the task, ...
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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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Make calls from my computer, not using VoIP

I am looking for a way to make phone calls from my computer. I have an android phone and a Mac computer. I'd like my mac to remotely control my phone, make the call, receive the call's input audio to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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