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What software should I buy to have a macOS VM on my Linux machine?

There are multiple companies that rent out access to a Mac in the cloud. I used one of them for a few months when I had to port an Android app to iOS, which needs a Mac to compile. If you only need ...
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What software should I buy to have a macOS VM on my Linux machine?

Is it possible (and legal) to buy a macOS license to have it as a VM on my Linux machine? No - at least not according to Apple's software license agreement for MacOS. The license agreement for MacOS ...
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Open-source image organiser with face recognition (alternative to Picasa) with OSX/Linux support

There are few alternatives: digiKam (GPLv3) [Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD] An open source image viewer that allows you to directly zoom into large collections of tens of thousand of images from tiny ...
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Free PDF comparison tool

DiffPDF nowadays is an paid software for Windows only, but it was previously free and also available for OS X. You can still download such a previous version. It allows both visual and textual ...
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What software should I buy to have a macOS VM on my Linux machine?

As others have said, the only way to legally virtualize Mac OS X (according toApple's EULA) is on Apple hardware. So the purchase you need to make isn't a software purchase, it's a hardware purchase: ...
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Open-source image organiser with face recognition (alternative to Picasa) with OSX/Linux support

You should have a look at digiKam, as of all the alternatives that I have checked it comes closest to fulfilling your requirements: Full screen preview with basic zoom in/out abilites Image thumbnail ...
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What software should I buy to have a macOS VM on my Linux machine?

I'm currently using Ubuntu, but there are still some apps I wanted to use on macOS. I found macOS-Simple-KVM. However, there will be a bit of tweaking you'll need to do before being able to use the ...
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App to quickly generate correctly resized iOS app icons

Icon Dog is perhaps the best free solution out there for automating the process of resizing app icons. It supports iOS and Mac icons, including the sizes for Apple Watch and CarPlay apps. In addition ...
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OS X app to show GPU usage?

At least as of macOS 10.14 Mojave, this is now built-in to Activity Monitor. Choose ‘Window → GPU History’ (or hit ⌘4):
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Access OS X filesystem from Android over WiFI

There are several good file explorers available which offer network access. To have them accessing your Mac, you just need to setup shares. Here is a little howto which explains the Mac part1 for the ...
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Software for star charts

You can almost certainly do all of the above with Stellarium: Free - Libre & Open Source GPL2 Cross Platform Windows, OS-X & Linux Sky default catalogue of over 600,000 stars extra ...
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Photoshop alternatives for Mac?

For any platform I cannot recommend GIMP enough. Cross Platform OS-X, Linux, Windows Free, gratis & open source Very powerful You can also extend it with a large number of plug-ins but I would ...
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A mac app for screen annotation?

You can use Presentify. It lets you annotate your screen and also highlight your cursor/mouse. You can draw over anything, be it images, pdf, browser, videos, and the list goes on. The app is ...
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Crossplatform encrypted file container alt for TrueCrypt?

VeraCrypt is a free, open source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. VeraCrypt can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or storage device. ...
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Free PDF comparison tool

For your use case, comparing the text and discarding all formatting and non-text elements would work well. You can run the pdftotext utility on each file and then a text comparison tool on the result. ...
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Cygwin alternative for OSX pbcopy?

Microsoft Windows has a native solution that you can also use in Cygwin: clip. For example: systeminfo | clip Further details: Microsoft TechNet.
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Software for accessing documentations offline

For OSX there is Dash (https://kapeli.com/dash) free to try out, but costs $20 to remove delay when searching docs (last time I used it anyway). Really slick interface! For Windows and Linux there is ...
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Swift and Objective-C code analysis and style tool

I've found SwiftLint and Tailor, which both enforce Swift style and convention best practices. Both can be run from the command line as an external tool, or integrated with Xcode. Both are well-...
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Free UML Drawing

Take a look at yEd - Graph Editor, either via Wikipedia , or via its Product Site. Here is a quote about it (from this last link): yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly ...
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Code compare and merge tool for Mac OSX

Here are some suggestions: FileMerge (opendiff) It's no longer bundled with Xcode Command Line Tools, you must install Xcode from either the App Store or the Apple Developer Website. DiffMerge ...
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Web development code editor for Mac

You can try WebStorm. Based on your requirements it has: Instant autocomplete/autosuggest for HTML, CSS, and JS. I am not sure about PHP, but you try PHPStorm for that. Highlight blocks (either like ...
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Web-browser for heavy browsing, alternative to Chrome

I came across the Brave browser which promises faster Web by banishing intrusive ads, stripping away everything but the real content. Background: Brendan Eich, who invented JavaScript and co-founded ...
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What git GUI tool on Windows and Mac

For a cross platform git GUI you could try GitKraken: Cross-platform 100% standalone, i.e. just install it and it runs (you don't have to even install git). Built in merge tool Free (Gratis) but ...
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No-nonsense mp3 player for Mac?

VLC Media Player is the best for your requirement Doesn't ask for any "Import" or "Creating Music Libraries"
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What software should I buy to have a macOS VM on my Linux machine?

You can legitimately download and run VM specifically for testing purposes (which is exactly what you are doing) directly from Microsoft at a price of $0.00. You just need to know where to go. It's ...
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Software to put company-specific info on the desktop

BGINFO4X is a BGinfo clone for Windows, MacOSX, Linux, BSD, UNIX, embeddeds (ARM,Raspberry). It has many features, but those that seem to apply to you are: Highly Customizable: configure easily ...
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Screen-recording GIF 'video' tool for Mac OS X

I recommend Kap, an open-source screen recorder built with "web technology." It seems it only supports macOS as of now, but you might be able to add Windows support by a simple PR, as it is using JS. ...
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Software to create automatic subtitles (OS X)

This Python 2 script use Google Web Speech API and FFmpeg to generate subtitles: https://github.com/agermanidis/autosub
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Syntax highlighting text editor for Mac OSX

Visual Studio Code is another great option for a text editor. It's Microsoft's lightweight alternative to their Full featured IDE "Visual Studio". I've been using this lately, and it's been great. ...
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