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

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Dual pane image browser and manager

I'm looking for a dual pane (as in Total Commander) image browser / viewer / manager for Mac. I would like to browse two different folders simultaneously and be able to preview the pictures in both ...
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macOS application for showing external HDD usage?

I'm planning on selling a used external HDD on eBay. Are there any applications for macOS out there (preferably free) that can show me the usage statistics for the drive so that I can let potential ...
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CRM for Mac that brings up records automatically when my iPhone rings

Mac now supports transferring calls from iPhone to Mac. I am looking for a CRM that will use that functionality to search the CRM and bring up matching records of the caller's phone number when 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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I want to delete files off my Mac, but keep them on my backup. What software should I use?

I'm running macOS Sierra. I'll admit that I've never been the best at backing up my data. One of the reasons is that I worry that deleting something off my laptop will delete it from my backup on the ...
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Which Git GUI software provides side-by-side split view for comparing files?

I currently use SmartGit, which is a fully featured Git GUI. The interface is not pretty, and it's quite slow actually, but it's the only program I've found that gives me a nice side-by-side split ...
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Directory-based music player for OS X

I have directory with lot of subdirectories which all contain music. I want a music player for OS X which automatically parses these subdirectories as playlists. I mean a filesystem-based music ...
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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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File manager for linux, similar to this one for OSX?

I'm looking for a file manager in GNU/Linux with one feature I find really interesting and useful, those vertical panels for the nested folders: do you know is such a thing exists?
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Transparent file compression apps for macOS

I'm looking for app for macOS Sierra and above which would allow me to compress files transparently in the background to increase free space which works for macOS Sierra and above. Basically I'm ...
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Chrome browser extension to download images from photo album webpage?

There is a site which has thumbnails and the original image appears after clicking the thumbnail: http://pages.rediff.com/jab-harry-met-sejal/2243113 Is there any Chrome extension that can download ...
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Create and easily display cheat sheets (with shortcuts) for any program on Mac

I'm currently using CheatSheet.app on OS X (10.9 if that matters). This app displays the shortcuts of the application in focus with a shortcut. Sadly, for some programs, IDEs for instance, only a ...
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Mac capable Access similar database software

How do I create a database application that satisfies these requirements? It must be capable of running on windows and mac operating systems. It must be similar visually to excel. The user needs to ...
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Illustrator (*.AI) compatible way to do work?

I am currently at an internship where I work with a designer to come out with manuals and books. The designer works remotely and there is a lot of sending the files back and forth. I got the designer ...
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File Storage Synchronization Local Service

I want to install a Local Service on my Network like: Google Drive/OneDrive, etc for File Storage and Synchronization . I have Windows 7/10, macOS, CentOS 6/7 and I want the client for this tool/...
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Are you aware of any tools for osx that can show my daily weekly and monthly internet usage?

Currently i am on the go and i need to monitor my data usage from the my mac. Do you know any tools (preferebly free) that i can see my network usage so i wont exceed my quota ? Thanks.
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Browser with multiple simultaneous (in-sync) previews?

I find myself, during testing, needing to see multiple web browsers on different configurations at the same time. The "best" option I've seen so far has been Two.app for macOS, but it only shows two ...
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What software can I use to find and manage duplicate files (docs & photos) on Mac OS Sierra

I'm on a Macbook Pro with Mac OS Sierra (10.12.5) and I'm looking for software which can identify, manage and delete duplicate files stored in different folders on my mac. Library folders too, if ...
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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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If there is a software for Mac similar to WinSCP on Windows?

I use VMware Fusion created a VM(Linux) in my Mac, but I don't know how to delivery the data from my Mac to the VM. If the VM is on the Windows I can use the WinSCP to load data to it, but how can I ...
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Bulk split audio files in a folder

I have several audio books in mp3 format and just yesterday I realise that my mp3 player cannot fast forward a track. Unfortunately, I stopped it at 53 min of 60min of the file. My audio books are ...
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Click Lock for external mouse on OS X Sierra

I have OS X Sierra and I use an external USB mouse. I would like to be able to somehow click a mouse button and it "click lock" (emulate me holding down the mouse button for a length of time). ...
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Use macbook as noise-cancelling headphones

I don't own noise-cancelling headphones, but I have normal headphones and a macbook. Is there an app I can get that will play the noise-cancelling noises through my headphones by using my macbook's ...
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Simple note app always available with hotkey

My workflow: During the day I neet to write down some short disposable notes. Requirements: With an hotkey open a textedit area (plain or markdown even better) No need to create new files one single ...
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macOS Preview alternative for annotating pdf files (other than Acrobat)

I really like the Preview.app of macOS. However, when it comes to annotating documents, its functionality is rather limited. Of course Adobe Acrobat is the obvious alternative, however, I try to avoid ...
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Program to crop and resize to predefined settings in one go

I'm looking for a program to reduce the time I need to prepare images for different social media platforms. Basically I have one large image, which I manually crop (i.e. I select the area to be ...
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Python GUI automation library for simulating user interaction in apps

I'm looking for Python library which can help with window automation tasks (either on macOS or Linux). By automation I mean finding the application/game window, gets the content of it and be able to ...
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App to be reminded of dates in a particular sequence?

For instance, if I want to be reminded every N numbers of days starting with a particular date, is there an app or category of tools that can accomplish the task?
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Simple tag-only WYSIWYG HTML editor for Mac OSX?

Is there a WYSIWYG editor for mac that allows to wrap text in desired tags via GUI? Basically something where I can paste in some text, select paragraphs and mark them as div or ul li etc. " I don'...
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Android app emulator for Mac to run popular games

I'm looking for Android app emulator for macOS which can support popular games. So far I've tested BlueStacks, but for example King of Avalon game didn't work well, because the emulator was crashing ...
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Is there a software for aggregating frequent flyer accounts?

I have multiple frequent flyer programs in multiple airlines. So, opening the respective sites and looking at them is a lot of effort. So, is there a software where I can add my frequent flyer ...
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Code editor for mac with specific shortcuts

I need a free code editor for MacOS. I'm currently using Komodo Edit 10, which is the closest to what I need but it crashes too much to be used seriously. Here's what I'd like : Light (not a full ...
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An app to run iPhone apps on Mac

I'm looking for macOS app to run or play iPhone apps/games in simulated environment. Similar to BlueStacks for Android apps.
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Software for cryptography (e.g. RSA encryption)

I am relatively new to the topic cryptograpy. I am asked to find a valid encryption and a valid decryption key for RSA, given some large prime pumbers $p$ and $q$. I know how to do this when $p$ and $...
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Sound library organizer free

I'm starting doing a lot of random field recording and my library is getting a bit messy. Could you suggest me a good software to edit metadata/organise the recordings in categories or something ...
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Simple Mac video converter app

I'm looking for a simple app to convert various video formats into something iTunes will accept (MP4s work, I don't know if there are others). Requirements: clean, simple UI without ads not spyware -...
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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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Backup software for macOS which support SMB

I'm using Bvckup 2 on Windows which can do daily specific folder/files backup to a home NAS (through an SMB share) and allows me to specify the network username/password in case it can't login to the ...
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Holistic keyboard shortcut approach/scheme/guide?

The Question: Where can I find a resource to help me implement a powerful, holistic, cross-application approach to keyboard shortcuts on MacOS that maximizes productivity and minimizes movement that ...
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notpad++ alternative for Mac OS with pretty print for JSON and XML

I would like a notepad for Mac OS that pretty prints JSON and XML copied from a server console, just like notepad++ did on pc with JSON and XML plugins.
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Remove encoding artefacts from MP3?

I have some old mp3's that I wanted to listen to, but I discovered that there are some annoying "pops" and "glitches" in them at some places. I remember back in the day (20 years ago) when one would ...
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Lightweight text editor for spell check & grammar check offline in OS X

I keep using LibreOffice for just the spell & grammar check, earlier it was MS Word. Is there an offline version for English language that is multi-platform? Basically an app like Windows ...
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A tool similar to iftop for collecting total network usage per destination

The functionality I'm looking for is like this: I start it running in the background at the beginning of the day by the end of the day i have a summary of how many bytes were transferred to which ...
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Software for converting HOCR format to txt?

I have health documents which are currently in the hOCR format. I want to convert them to an xml format. Is there a Mac/Linux - specific software which can do that?
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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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Handwriting OCR

For web or Mac OS/X I need to take table data out of a handwritten paper form and convert it to digital data in a useful format like CSV. My current thinking is to create an image file of the form ...
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Looking for a mind map macOS app, which allows for multiple parent nodes

I'm using MindNode so far, and it's great, but I need something that allows me to assign more than one parent node to a child node. Is there anything you can recommend?
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Looking for one-click VPN for Mac that sits in the tray?

I was using this tool at some point in the past. Right now I cannot locate it. One click VPN connection aimed at less-technical users using WiFi from libraries and coffee-shops...
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Version control system that can handle both big file and cross-platform file names

I'm in a small company that develop audio software, and we have been seeking for a proper VCS software for pretty long times. We have two requirements: Able to handle binary files. We have many audio ...

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