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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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Is there an app for manage documents for OS X?

I'm searching for an app like iTunes or iPhoto but for documents which manage documents for me. I assume the finder itself could manage documents, but please explain how the helpful properties of ...
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What's the best text editor for use with large files?

What are your recommendation for opening large text files on OS X? I found both BBEdit and Textmate to be struggling in this department.
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Finding CodeBlocks that works or fixing bugs?

I am using Codeblocks to develop C++ code on OSX Mavericks. I am currently running into the problem where the software occasionally will crash and than continue to crash every time the software is ...
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Tools to support maintenance jobs with Finder tags

When OS X Mavericks was released in 2013 with tagging support built directly into Finder, I expected tagging on OS X to gather steam (at least among “power users”). However, the number of tools and ...
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iTunes Match Alternative … or some way of implementing this

We’ve been using iTunes Match pretty much since the beginning, but recently my wife has turned it off and refused to re-subscribe. I’m fast getting to the same place. It just seems so unstable, ...
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Is there a htop-on-linux like alternative for top / Activity Monitor on OS X?

I'm looking for a better alternative for top. Both top and Activity Monitor are highly limited with regards to features. In particular, I'm interested in the following features: Limit processes by ...
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Is there a good, full-featured EPUB to PDF converter?

There are tons of PDF to EPUB converters but almost no EPUB TO PDF. Only thing I've found is a free online converter (takes some time to upload, lacks the cover and the sidebar navigation) and a ...
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File browser with treeview

I am looking for a file browser for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) with as many following features as possible (approximately ordered by descending importance): has a treeview along with the main pane ...
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Dwell clicking software that supports right-dragging and allows to define shortcuts

I am looking for a dwell clicking software that supports as many following features as possible: left and right-dragging double/triple click a shortcut can be defined to change the mouse mode the ...
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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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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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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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Music Player with Queue + Shuffle

I'm looking for a music player with two key features: Allows me to add music to a "now playing" queue Keeps the queue shuffled (as I add music) Swinsian supports this feature but it's a pretty ...
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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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What file comparison tool can I use under OS X?

My favorite file comparison tool was Beyond Compare but since I recently switched to OS X, i'm no longer able to use it and I'm looking for an alternative, preferably a free one. Update: I made the ...
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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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Multithreaded Video Converter on Mac?

Is there an app for Mac that can distribute a single video encoding job to several thread to utilize the full potential of the system? I used an application called iFlicks to do video encoding, and ...
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Change space with mouse wheel + modifiers

I hate that I have to use both hands on my keyboard to change spaces (one for control, one for arrow keys). A much more practical shortcut would be, for example, control + mouse wheel. However I don't ...
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What scriptable OCR Software exists on OSX for a paperless office

I'm planning to get a paperless office and for that, I a need good scriptable piece of OCR for OS X? I've read a blogpost by Marco Arment about a few programs. Are there any workable ones there that ...
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Online collaborative whiteboard / drawing app for iPad

I'm searching for a web-page + iPad app which I can use as a collaborative whiteboard. Specifically I would like to draw on the iPad and share (in real-time) what's drawn on the web-page. Any ...
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Moving configuration from one computer to another

I am about to switch to a new computer and would like to make the process of reinstalling all the apps easier. What I need to reinstall are mainly: ~/Applications/ directory (probably together ...
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How to record human voice and display as text on command line?

I am looking tool or a script that records human voice and displays as text purely on command line. I am not looking for text to speech, but rather speech to text. I do not want to work at all with ...
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What is the best media player for the mac (besides .mov - e.g., .mp3, .wmv, .avi, .mpg, etc)

I've recently switched from PC to Mac, so I'm slowly building a library of useful utilities. So, any recommendations for the best generic media player? On the PC - I've found the VLC player to be ...
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iPhone app that allows simultaneous playing of music to multiple devices

The idea is to use each iPhone as a speaker for one track of music. Picture it: you are in the park, having a picnic and you would like your music to be played louder. Why not sync all the iPhones ...
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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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Is there a Mac equivalent for window snapping? [duplicate]

In Windows, you can use the Win key + arrows to snap windows to half the screen. Is there a OSX equivalent? I found a program that does this called HyperDock. It worked well, but it was just a ...
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iPhone Sensor Data

Can iPhone sensor usage data (Accelerometer, Gyro, GPS, etc,) be exported to a computer for further analysis?
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Is there an iPad PDF reader that allows in-app dictionary customization?

I want to use my iPad to read PDFs of my textbooks. There are often vocabulary terms which I would like to create my own definition for and then be able to click on that word or phrase later in the ...
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What's a good SSH tunneling client for OS X?

I've using SSH Tunnel manager to easily set up and stop port tunneling over SSH to various servers at my company. That saved me the pain of opening up a new terminal window which will hang out there ...
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How can I extract an .xz archive graphically on Mac OS X 10.4?

Recent versions of StuffIt will extract .xz archives, but they will not run on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. And using something like Fink, it should be possible to install xz-utils on 10.4, so that .xz ...
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Convenient way to store sensitive information on Mac/iPad?

Currently I keep an obscurely-named text file on my hard drive which contains things like bank account and credit card details, various passwords, PINs, and other bits of sensitive/confidential ...
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Which standalone player or system plugin works well for WMV media on Mac OS X?

I want to be able to play a WMV file on my Mac, but can't decide which plugin/software to install. In particular, I need something that will interface with Adobe Acrobat reader, as Adobe currently do ...
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I've taken a screenshot, how do I edit it? [duplicate]

I'm used to taking screenshots in Windows and then editing them before posting them (with MSPaint) How can I edit a simple image quickly on OSX? I took a picture of a P.O. and I want to remove any ...
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Concatenating Lots of Small MP3 Files

I have lots of MP3 files that make 1 book. But they're all only about 5 minutes long. Is there an easy way to concatenate all of these that runs in OS X 10.7 (Lion)?
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iOS 7 app to create a password protected PDF or DOC file

I would like to create a file on my iPad, password protect it, and email it to a colleague. Is there a way to do this? It would have to be in a format that is readable by others, like a password ...
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An app similar to Gif Text?

Is there any application that is similar to Gif Text but with more images and continous updates ? I tried looking in the appstore but I don't think the keywords I used were good enough. I'm sure gif ...
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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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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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What's a good Mac equivalent of WinMerge?

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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A calendar embedded in OS X desktop that allows me to cross off days I workout - does something like this exist?

I'm getting into an exercise routine and in the past I've found it helpful to cross off the days tha I do exercise on a calendar. It occurred to me that I spend far more time looking at my macbook ...
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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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Podcast App with “nice” cloud features

I'm looking for a podcast playing app with the following properties: I can import a bunch of old episodes easily It is possible to keep all of the episodes, either on Dropbox or on an external hard ...
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What rtmp streaming software solutions exist?

I've been doing some live streaming lately, and learned that Adobe's Flash Media Live Encoder is cross-platform. Unfortunately, it's been ludicrously unstable crashing occasionally during use, and ...
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Filemaker 12 Trial Installer

Is there an archive of old FileMaker Trial installers somewhere? I have a legit (seriously!) license for FM12, but the installer is nowhere to be found.
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Open source alternative to Adobe Edge Inspect

I finally got around to trying out Adobe Edge Inspect today and was extremely disappointed. I found an alternative named Ghostlab but am trying to find a free or open-source alternative. Anyone have ...
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I'm looking for an application to measure words per minutes when typing

I'm looking for an application to measure words per minute when typing. It's just a general application without training, and of course it won't detect the wrong typed words but it's ok. Command ...
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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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I want software to slow down my typing and increase my accuracy

Problem I'd like to teach myself to type slower and more accurately. Solutions? I was thinking of playing a sound when I press backspace displaying wpm/accuracy in the menubar Aside The reason ...