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What are alternatives for Menumeters on El Capitan? [on hold]

Menumeters no longer works on El Capitan (see here), what are some alternatives? I just want to see my network and CPU stats.
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Information/File Manager

I'm looking for a file manager application which helps to organize a large amount of movies, pictures, music, text documents, databases, audio-books and ebooks. Right now I only use the Finder which ...
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What's a good XML viewer/editor for Mac OS X?

I use XML Editor from XMLmind for editing/viewing XML file in Mac. It's not bad, but I expect an XML editor for Mac. What options do I have including the commercial/free software?
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SIMPLE — I'm talking WAAAAY Simple 3D program for Mac without being an engineer

I do "barn hunt" --- a fun dog sport. What isn't fun about it is creating courses. I need something really, really, really, really simple... think playing with LEGOS simple. I need something that I ...
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Real alternative to Tag&Rename

I was using Tag&Rename (an MP3 tag editor) on Windows and I'm looking for a real alternative for OSX.
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Paint.NET alternative for Mac OS X

I would be extremely grateful to anyone pointing me in the direction of the Mac OS X analogue for the free Windows image-editing software Paint.NET. Basically the way I use it is I take lots of ...
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Initialize 6 TB internal hard drive

I've found it both economical and flexible to use a docking station with internal hard drives (the ones that look "naked", i.e., have no plastic casing) for backups. I use this docking station to ...
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Is there an alarm clock app to replace Sleep Cycle?

I've been using the Sleep Cycle accelerometer-based alarm clock app for a while now: But since very recently the app seems to be using up all of my battery overnight, which it didn't do before, and ...
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Recording audio clips on a timer?

I'm working on a project that requires me to record a large number of 20-second audio clips (the file format is unimportant, as far as I'm aware). I would like to be able to do this without pressing a ...
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Create a Bootable Windows USB from a OS X to work on a PC

What I need to archive is Create a Bootable usb drive from Windows 7 iso image using a Mac running. Use the flash drive to boot and install windows on a PC (not Mac) What I'm looking for is an app ...
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How can I access files on my network from my iPhone?

I am attempting to access a PDF file on my network from my iPhone and I know how to access these files from Windows OS. However since I have an iPhone 5, I don't have the knowledge to make that ...
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Is there an iPhone timer app that works with EarPods remote controls?

I'm looking for a looping timer (e.g., 30 seconds - beep - 30 seconds - beep - ...) that can be stopped/resumed by pressing a remote control button on the EarPods. I'd like to use this app during ...
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Listing all Openmeta Tags and associated Files

Some month ago I started using openmeta tags to manage my files. Is there a tool which shows all openmeta tags on my mac and the files tagged with these tags?
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RSS reader with Notification Center integration that also shows me what's new from when the computer was sleeping?

So, I've been using Monotony for a while, which does pretty much what I want it to do: It's simple and to the point; It shows me new stuff with notifications in the Notification Center; I almost ...
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Mouse Pointer Locator

Due to a stroke, I have had some vision impairment in that I sometimes have a hard time locating my mouse pointer on the screen. I have tried making the mouse pointer larger which helps but is still ...
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Is there an iPhone app that takes continuous photos?

I am looking for an app that can take continuous photos. In other words, I should be able to set the interval (e.g. every 3 seconds) and for how long (e.g. 2 minutes) and it would just snap photos. ...
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Correcting wide angle photos from iPhone 6 on iOS

I'm looking to correct lens distortion from my iPhone 6 when I take certain wide angle photos. Take this picture of Pittsburgh taken on the Monongahela river just upstream of the point: If I try ...
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Recent mac-convert [closed]

I have just bought a macbook pro (I've always been a windows user) and I would like to know tips for fast adaptation to the macOS. Are there any relevant configurations that I should customise in ...
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Is there any one know any alternative software to Requiem?

I used Requiem to convert my iTunes M4V Videos, but know it just cannot work. Do you know any alternative software? The Wikipedia provides some ways to convert m4v videos, have you ever tried it? ...
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Application level volume control in OS X?

I recently switched from PC to Mac and one thing I miss is Windows' application-level volume control (i.e. mute Firefox, turn up iTunes, turn down Skype etc). How can I achieve the same on a Mac? Or ...
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Are there any good TouchID enabled banking apps

Recently my online savings bank (CapitalOne 360, formerly ING Direct) forced me to change my credentials and now doesn't allow me to use a simple x-digit passcode to open my iPhone app. I have to ...
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Mac CRM software with iCloud Contacts integration

I'm looking for basic customer relationship management (CRM) software that syncs with iCloud Contacts. I'm not looking for software that imports contacts into its own proprietary database. I'm seeking ...
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Low/no-cost, cross-platform alternatives to iSCSI and Fibre Channel

(My use case is using my RAID storage on a Linux workstation to store Time Machine backups and other data) I have investigated options for iSCSI, they are GlobalSAN and XtendSAN. Both are ...
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What orthodox file manager for OS X could I use?

I'm looking for a graphical file manager fro OS X, for console Midnight Commander is ok. I need two panels, function keys operations and preferably FTP and SCP support. Also, it would be great to be ...
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Web Visit Generator - Similar to JingLing

I would like to know if there is a software for Mac similar to JingLing for Windows. I am looking for a free desktop software to generate automatic visits to my websites. If you know something online ...
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Audio Recording iPhone app using separate microphones

I want to make a 2-element microphone array using my iPhone. I'm looking for an audio recording app (like Voice Memos) that can record through both microphones of the iPhone. Does anybody know an ...
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Anti-virus comparison for Mac OS X

This is not a "I use OSX, do I need Anti-Virus?" question. I am looking at comparison and user opinion of existing AV products. I know I can avoid most (if not all) threats by being careful on the ...
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How can I change Fn keys usage based on application?

I would like to know if there is any application that can enable you use use Fn keys differently based on the current application. For example in terminal or you favourite IDE you want to use them as ...
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Is there an app that lets you code and send HTML e-mail from your Mac?

Apple Mail doesn’t seem to let you edit the source of HTML e-mails (customised stationery workarounds aside). Is there a Mac app that lets you send HTML e-mails? A bit of Googling turned up ...
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How do I mount an encrypted DMG on Windows

I am looking for a piece of software that can mount a DMG file on Windows or encryption software that can mount the encrypted volume as a virtual drive on Windows or mac Most of the software I have ...
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Is there better third-party scanner software for OS X than Preview?

I'm not overly happy with the UI for interfacing with the scanner on my Epson WF-3250 series scanner that's provided by the latest Preview that comes with OS X 10.10. It's clunky and awkward, crashes ...
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Is there a free app like Sublime Text 2 on iPad?

Is there a free app like Sublime Text 2 on iPad that can read code and have Syntax Highlighting?
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What's a good terminal manager for OS X?

The Terminal.app application from OS X is quite good but it lack some functionality that I find really important like: ability to setup SSH profiles for connecting to different servers and ability to ...
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What is the quickest Mac OS X app to use to remove the background of an image to make it transparent?

I followed the instructions in How to use Preview for Basic Image Editing: Remove Backgrounds and Extract Shapes to use the Preview app to remove backgrounds with an image. The problem is that the ...
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Visual tool for browsing LMDB files

I am looking for a program that works on Mac OS X 10.10 and can open and display an LMDB file (Lightning Memory-Mapped Database). Ideally, gratis, can also edit the file, and supports large files, ...
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Is there a GUI SSH client for OS X?

I know that SSH from the command line is easy enough, but would like to give my students that use OS X a GUI option. Is there a PuTTY equivalent for the Mac?
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App for collecting (and categorizing) stuff from the web

I've looked high and low and I'm surprised I haven't found exactly what I'm looking for; it seems like such a common task. I just want an iPhone app to rapidly clip stuff from web pages. My first ...
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Playing other video formats (e.g. MKV) in QuickTime

I know this is a very old question, actually from the era of Perian. When I searched for this topic around the web, everything dated back to '11 and even older. Now that Perian is no longer being ...
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Looking for a decent time-tracking application for Mac

I am a freelance graphic designer and need to track the time spent on projects so I can bill my clients accordingly. There are a ton of services and applications out there but somehow none of them ...
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Any alternatives to Quicken with auto download of transactions?

Quicken for Mac continues to suck, so I'm wondering if there are any viable alternatives. I've tried a few, but none of them are able to automatically download activity from banks ("Direct Connect"). ...
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Which Exchange Email apps for iPhone 5 allow advanced font and layout controls?

What I need in my Microsoft Exchange 2010 mail client: send e-mails in the text font I want send e-mails with my HTML signature reply to e-mails without unformatting the e-mail being replied to ...
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Reading app that parses and syncs between Mac and iOS

I do a lot of proofreading for my job and a lot of reading for pleasure. With that said, I need something that can parse a web page, reflow a PDF, parse text from a .doc, .epub, .txt (and any other ...
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What's a good Mac equivalent of WinMerge? [closed]

WinMerge is an excellent and very powerful file merging tool, but as the name would imply, it's Windows only. What's a good equivalent on the Mac?
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Moving photos into folders on iphone 5s

How do I move photos from camera roll or My photo stream into other albums or folders in the iphone 5s? I'm using iOS 7.
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Editor or notes application with Markdown support?

Are there any editors or notes applications out there that support Markdown? I am often having to make notes or documents where markdown formatting would be ideal, and have gotten into the habit of ...
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Is there an iPad app like Snagit for marking up screenshots or pictures with arrows, callouts, dropshadows, torn edges, etc.?

I LOVE Snagit. I know that captures can only be done in iOS with the built in Home-Power screenshot function. But I'm looking for an app that will allow me to edit those shots and add arrows, ...
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Pdf viewer in Mac with `fit content'

I am desperately looking for a Pdf viewer which can show the pdf without any margins, that would help me a lot in viewing two pdfs simultaneously. Thanks.
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Cyberduck replacement for SCP transfers

Since Cyberduck uses Java, it's out for me. Any replacement for Mavericks that is good, has similar to WinSCP functionality and has an option to try before I buy?
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Does anyone know of a Crystal Reports viewer app for iPad?

Right now I am using Logicity on my PC. I would like to know if there is a way to see Crystal Reports files on iPad. While there are ways to boot into windows and then run my file (use iTap / ...
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Moving from Stanza to another eBook reader on my iPad Air

For years, I've been reading ebooks on my antique iPhone 4, using Calibre to painlessly send ebooks to it. I have an iPad Air, and it just dawned on me (I guess I'm slow) that I oughtta be doing my ...