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

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Cross-platform calendar that stores data locally - I want to sync it myself

I'm looking for a calendar application, ideally one that can run on windows, Mac, and iOS. I want my data to be available offline, and -- here's the kicker -- I don't want to store my data on Google's ...
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Integrated addressbook/email client

I need a single app that replaces both the functionality of Apple Mail and Address Book/Contacts. Or I need a brower extension that integrates Gmail/Contacts. I run OSX but I'm open to alternatives, ...
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Typing statistics software for Mac

I want statistics about how many words I type on my Mac. I have been using Word counter but my trial has expired and I was just wondering if there is any free software out there that will let me keep ...
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Personal finance application for Mac/iOS

I'm looking for a personal finance application. I've tried Squirrel and MoneyWiz, and they both have features I want, as well as flaws that make them nearly unusable for me. What I absolutely need (...
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Looking for power management software for Mac?

Use case 1: I'm in the office, on power cable, running several VMs, Photoshop, thousand of browser tabs. Use case 2: I'm taking computer to a garden with no power cable. I would like to switch power ...
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App to easily manage and structure project-related information (mainly emails)?

I work as a freelance developer for several clients. One of the problems I encounter is that information about ongoing projects is often in different locations. Most project related communication ...
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Measure distances and areas of geometric shapes

I'm looking for a software that could assist me in defining geometric shapes over an existing image, define a scale, and display the length and areas of various elements. For example, let's say I ...
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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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Personal collections management software

I collect both books and stamps, so library management software would be insufficient. I am looking for the following factors in a software package: Mac compatible with a desktop client, rather than ...
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Markdown editor for OSX (ssh connection) navigate through ftp folder to load and upload modified .md

I'm looking for a OSX desktop application in which I can edit plain markdown documents. I found many but none with ssh connection to navigate and choose which .md have to edit. I try ulysse app but ...
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Email program for Mac OS X supporting GMail's inbox categories (Primary, Updates, etc.)?

GMail has inbox categories such as Primary/Updates/Promotions. Is there a Mac email program which splits mail by these, e.g. letting you see only the Primary category?
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Modern alternatives to Mutt

I'm after suggestions about "better" mail clients than Mutt, principally for FOSS dev. My baseline is Mutt because I used it before and it basically does what I expect, but I'm not sure whether more ...
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Document workflow

I'm looking for a solution (consisting of one or more tools) which allows me to implement a personal document workflow to deliver documents of a professional nature with a minimal of repetitive work (...
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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 software to test the connection, in terms of speeds and stability. I know that there are many webpages that allow one to test the ...
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Software to use keyboard as a mouse

I am looking for a Mac OS software that lets me use my keyboard as a mouse (Something to emulate this keyboard's functionality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rjnkHqnA3s) I am aware of Mac OS mouse ...
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Mac app to fuzzy search through PDF files library

I'm looking for a Mac app that would be able to index hundreds of books in PDF and perform quick full-text fuzzy search through it.
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Is there a trackpad tap visualizer

Regarding Better Touch Tool: Sometimes My favorite gesture doesn't work, (a double 4 finger tap). I guess it's probably due to a lack of sync between all of the 4 fingers tapping at the same point in ...
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Business plan/finance planning tool for freelance work

I am looking for a software tool that makes my life easier when it comes to planning finances for a freelance business. I need to: keep track of daily, monthly and yearly expenses, such as cost of ...
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Time tracking app for mac w/ special requirements

I'm looking for a time tracking app for mac with the following features: it constantly reminds me, if I have not activated any task. it follows a pomodoro technique: tracks by discrete 30 min time ...
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Stable alternative to Snagit for Mac

I'm having multiple issues when using SnagIt on Mac: Taking videos often freezes my computer Taking full-page screenshot does not work Hence I am looking for a good alternative to SnagIt for Mac. ...
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Alternative Calendar app for Mac

I'm currently wrestling with the built-in Mac calendar app and am looking for an alternative calendar app that: makes it way easier to setup "complicated custom events" supports Mac OS X El Capitan ...
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What is a good alternative to spinrite for OS X?

Currently, SpinRite does not support OS X...or only supports it through a VM which means much of it's functionality will not work. In short, SpinRite offers repair and recovery and preventative ...
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RDF editor compatible with Mac OS

I need to manipulate RDF files created previously. I need an RDF editor which also can interpret and represents RDF axiomatics in different serializations such as Turtle, RDF/XML etc. The tool that ...
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Mac Version of JS Fiddle

I really like using JSFiddle for testing code, but unfortunately, it isn't very good when it comes to testing code with AJAX requests due to various security features to prevent cross-site scripting, ...
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Looking for Android music player that can sync with desktop ( osx / linux )

I am currently using Clementine on OSX and Ubuntu - quite happy with it, the gpodder.net integration seems very useful. Gpodder.net is also supported on Android app AntennaPod, so far so ok ;) I'd ...
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Apache log viewer / analyzer for OS X?

I have a whole bunch of Apache logs that I'd like to idly thumb through. Because each line is so long, however, it's somewhat painful to do through vim - my terminal just isn't long enough. I'd like ...
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Force Skype to open on specific display

When using multiple displays on OS X, we get the option to assign applications to one of them: However, Skype happily violates those assignments and always opens on the display on which I last ...
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Software for Palm HotSync on OS X (not The Missing Sync)

I’m looking for a piece of software (open-source would be nice) to sync my Palm Zire (yes, one of THOSE) to my Macbook running OS X 10.10 Yosemite (soon to be 10.11 El Capitan). I don’t want to have ...
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Simple FTP server for OSX

I'm looking for a good OS X alternative for Baby FTP Server, an easy to use Window applications that allow you to transfer (large) files easily through established network protocols. Context: I ...
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Convert Mac Keyboard Layout to a Windows (7) One

I have created a very extensive custom keyboard layout using Ukelele for my Mac. It contains hundreds of different characters and dozens of (multi-level) dead keys. Now I would like to have this ...
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Microsoft Exchange-compatible Mail and/or Calendar client for OSX

At the moment I'm using Microsoft Office 2011 to access work emails. I dislike several elements of its behaviours, particularly the way it integrates with a calendar, requiring two clicks to accept or ...
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Monitor mobile phone network signal

I do a lot of work on the train, with my mobile phone (Android) projecting a wifi hotspot for me to work on. Since the phone is right beside my laptop, I can always get full signal bars on my wifi, ...
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Extremely customizable screenshot tool for OS X

I'm on OS X 10.9, and am aware of the awesome native screenshot tool: Cmd+Shift+3 for fullscreen screenshot and Cmd+Shift+4 for a screenshot of a portion of the screen. However, I'm looking to "...
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Tool to disable part of an external display

Sometimes I find the need to "turn off" part of a display I'm using. For example, I might move my laptop in front of the display to save space, and I no longer can see the bottom half of the external ...
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How to collect statistics on how many times a keyboard shortcut I use?

I would like to collect the statistics on how many times a keyboard shortcut I use. I need this because I want to make some analyses on productivity improvement. I use OsX.
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App to answer mobile

I'm looking for an app that runs in OSX that I can use to answer my mobile. There are apps like "Telephone" that you can use to answer your phone (not mobile). Requirements: Runs in OSX Works with ...
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Radar In Motion widget options for both macOS & Windows?

I was absolutely addicted to Radar In Motion for OS X. It was by far one of the very handiest radar utilities (Animated Weather Maps) around. Sadly the tool has been killed off now and I have been ...
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Windows utility to keep all previously open files/programs on restart

I'm using a Macbook with Windows Bootcamp. I like how on Mac OSX when I reboot my laptop, my previously open programs/files start up again ready for me to continue work. Is there anything like this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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PDF annotation tool and management for Mac

I am looking for a tool which allows me to load PDF documents, annotate & comment on them, and then "browse" the annotations and comments in some form of viewer (perhaps like a spreadsheet). The ...
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What Windows/MacOS software to use for analyzing TCP/UDP connections from applications on Iphone, Ipad?

The application is installed on the iPhone, iPad. It sends both HTTP/HTTPS requests and TCP/UDP requests. Wi-Fi point configured on a Windows laptop. Iphone/Ipad connected to the Internet through this ...
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wget alternative with headless browser (webscraper with rendered JS)?

Is there a recursive web crawler like wget except that it executes javascript (in a headless browser)? I just need to scrape some online documentation for a holiday, I don't want to write one myself (...
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Recommendation for Open source alternative to SteerMouse

I am looking for an open source alternative to the program steer mouse: SteerMouse The software would need to be for mac. I am currently aware of SensibleSideButtons program and this does not fit my ...
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iPad+Mac eBook library management

I'm looking for Mac and iPad apps to replace my current iBooks (now Apple Books) workflow. Even before starting to use iBooks, I had a folder in my Mac with eBooks (mostly PDF and ePub, a few DjVu), ...
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HTML editor with DOM outline

I'm regularly doing web scraping using Python, and I tend do download the source of a URL (e.g. using cURL) and then examine the contents of the downloaded file. I use TextMate for all editing, but ...
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