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

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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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Task Management and Reminder Tool

I am looking for an open-source tool for task management (or perhaps 'reminder' - more on that below), with recurring task options. For the most point, I have been using Task Warrior with the ...
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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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Android or Mac tool for recording audio snippets periodically

I'm trying to get better at tracking how I use my time throughout the workday. Tracking what I do in a spreadsheet or notebook has proven to be distracting and error prone, so I'd like to try voice ...
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Mobaxterm equivalent on Mac

Not sure if I should ask this here or on https://apple.stackexchange.com/, let me know if I should delete & repost there. Anyway, I use iTerm as a terminal emulator on Mac. A coworker showed me ...
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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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FREE or low cost Mac C source debugger for OUTSIDE xcode that shows single step variable contents?

The features I need are real time variable content display, single stepping support, and breakpoints. I've web searched endlessly and all I can find are references to GDB (not C source level) or they ...
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Image viewers with timeline view?

I know that geeqie has a timeline view, where pictures (including sub directories) are grouped by date and visualized in a kind of timeline. Now I am interested in alternative programs with offer also ...
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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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Sort open windows by application onto multiple screens or desktops

I use multiple desktops across 3 monitors on OSX Catalina. Over the course of the day though, stray browsers, Evernotes, and terminals start cluttering up random desktops. And sometimes when I wake my ...
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Is there a Check4Change-like browser extension or software that works for keywords?

I would like to monitor a webpage and get alerts when certain keywords appears. Check4Change, that allows me to monitor web pages, alerts for every change but I am only interested in changes 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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A command line calculator that supports numbers with commas

I often want to copy/paste some numbers from a website into a calculator to do some quick arithmetic. These numbers are typically formatted for display, so they include commas as thousands separators (...
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Typescript ide for MacOS

Hi I would like to find the best free TypeScript ide. I am using vscode rn and it is very annoying. It should have all of the following to be the best: - debugging - auto completing - easy errors to ...
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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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Search tool for NAS

We use a NAS (connected to MACs via WebDAV) in our small company to acces our files from different locations. Searching within the NAS does not work well due to the amount of data stored and slow ...
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Screen ruler for Mac

I'm looking for a screen (pixel) ruler for MacOS. With the following features: Automatic screen artifacts (text, lines, esges) detection and auto measurements between them Free hand measurement, so I ...
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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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Looking for a remote access software with user managment via Browser

I have been assigned a task and some difficulties finding a suitable solution. The requirements are: multiple users need access to a remote computer (running Windows or OSX) via Internet. (not at the ...
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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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Mac text editor that supports binary paste

In Windows I can right-click copy an image in the browser and paste it in notepad/notepad++ and save it as a .jpg file. Is there a simple Mac text editor that can do this?
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Cloud clipboard services for both macOS Catalina+ and Android 10+

Can someone recommend some good cloud clipboard services (free and secured) for my use case: - Android 10+ - macOS I used to use Pushbullet, but they seem to focus on other areas now, and cost money. ...
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Mac email client that doesn't upload my data to remote servers

I'm looking for a pure client side only mac email client that's better than thunderbird / apple mail. I'm a little bit burnt by rumors of popular apps stealing your data. Any recommendations? Thanks. ...
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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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Personal workspace with access to multiple apps

I tried googling for ages for such software, but I'm not sure how to word the search correctly and I cannot find the right software. I'm pretty sure I have seen such software from some French startup, ...
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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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Paint tool for OS X with specific features

I am using gimp as my paint program for game graphics, but I want something that have auto straight tool, make the line straight, and isometric grid. I will like program for Sketching and low-poly art....
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Turn Android device into second Mac screen

I have a Mac laptop, and would like to use an Android phone (or tablet) as a second small screen. What software can I use to achieve this? Requirements: Gratis. Works over USB cable, or Bluetooth, ...
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VNC server for MacOS 10.2

I've been setting up our office to permit as much remote access as possible, and one of our production systems is still running MacOS 10.2.8. Unlike newer versions of MacOS, this doesn't come with a ...
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Chart plotting for oscilloscope-like exploration: zoom, cursors

I have time-series data (daily values for a few years in CSV) that I want to plot for personal, casual use. I want to pan around, zoom in/out, and quickly check individual values with one or more ...
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Automatically sort/OCR images in a folder Mac, for personal use

What I'm looking for: A image/document manager thats easy to install and maintain for personal use on a Mac/OSX. The Problem: Like many, I have a whole bunch of image/media files- JPG, videos, PDF in ...
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Alternatives to MS Remote Desktop for mac

I installed MS Remote Desktop in my Macbook pro and I was accessing a linux system without problems. Suddenly it has stopped working well. I am trying ways to find a solution to this. But to try a ...
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Frequently installed macOS software that can be updated via the command line

What software / package managers are frequently installed on macOS that can be updated via the command line? The software / package managers could either be included with macOS, or they could be ...

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