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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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Cross platform disk encryption solution without admin privileges

I am looking for a cross platform (OS X 10.10 + Windows 7) encryption solution which can fully encrypt, decrypt and modify a USB disk (full disk encryption). Truecrypt does this, but you need admin ...
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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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2D / 3D CAD design and simulation software for OSX?

What options are available for Mac to design 2D and 3D CAD drawings? Preferably open-source or freeware but not a requirement of the question. SolidWorks seems to be the most popular for Windows ...
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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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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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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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ManicTime alternative for Mac

Im looking for an app like ManicTime to use standalone on a Mac. Basically I want to track active windows, websites, and open documents and display in in a timeline like: So basically I want a time ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Infinite canvas for taking notes and recording ideas in a freeform way

Here's a really useful piece of software I found: https://sketchboard.me (This is not an "alternative" question. I thought it might be helpful to use this webapp as an example of the feature set I'm ...
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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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Syncing cloud storage with external hard drive

I basically want to have a clone of my External HDD uploaded to a cloud service. I need a way to execute a 2-way sync every time the External HDD is plugged in. So, the changes made to the cloud (new ...
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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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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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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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Recording software that records last X seconds from when you hit record

EDIT: I now want this functionality for my iPad also, and not just screen capture of iOS's functioning, but also for the video camera--I want to leave my video camera recording for hours so I can film ...
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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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Internet radio software where I can add my preferred stations

Can anyone recommend a light Internet radio application for the Mac? I want one where I can add my own addresses. Most of the apps I have found have thousands of built-in radio stations or use a ...
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OS X: Replacement for Adobe Lightroom

I have used Lightroom for a few years now, but not too seriously. I am probably not the only one who doesn’t like Adobe’s subscription model, and I don’t like having to pay yearly for this and a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Software for rotating gerbers/excellon?

I need to rotate Gerber and Excellon files before processing them for G-Code for a tiny CNC. Problem I have is that it's an existing Gerber + Excellon drill file with no source. And I have a tiny CNC (...
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Free software for Mac OS to Execute and test Mathematical formulas?

Recently I have downloaded the trial version Of Wolfram Mathematica on Mac OS. It allowed me to write, test and execute mathematical formulas on specific range of values and view and manipulate ...
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Is there a Mac OS application which prevents users from using windows-unsafe characters in filenames?

I work with a lot of older Mac users and they tend to put illegal characters into the filenames they send me. I've tried to teach them not to send me files with question marks and double quotes and ...

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