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What iOS apps will take pictures and not send them to Photo Stream by default?

I'm looking for a way to take pictures without them going into the Photo Stream. Rather than have to remember to toggle it on and off as I adore it for my personal pictures, I'm looking for an app ...
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Is there a tabbed PDF reader for Mac OS X?

I am looking for a tabbed PDF reader, preferably with annotation support (highlighting mostly) for Mac OS X. I looked at the Skim FAQ which said that tabs would never come to Skim. I am currently ...
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What's a good Font Manager for OS X?

I am searching for a good font manager for Lion. It should work especially with google web fonts. I need a good overview of non-alphabetic unicode characters. And activating/deactivating would be ...
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How do I open a .gid file?

I have some files that have .gid extension. What Mac software should I use to open it? I use OS X 10.5.8.
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Replacing sync services Apple is dropping in iCloud

I have a two Macs at home and one at work that I have kept nicely synced with a combination of MobileMe and Jungle Disk. Apple's replacement for MobileMe, iCloud, looks interesting, but I am not going ...
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Is there any free screencasting software?

I am searching for an OK and free screencasting app to finally start LP-ing. The app doesn't have to record sound because I can do that sort of stuff with Audacity. Recently tried out "Copernicus", a ...
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Things to do with a Mac Mini [closed]

So I just bought a Mac Mini. Hooked it up to my TV and installed Boxee, Plex (kinda just using boxee tho), and EyeTV. These are all cool, but I was wondering what else I can do! It's a powerful ...
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Convert PDF to something editable without losing all formatting

I am aware of solutions that allow one to extract text from a pdf file. Are there any practical solutions on the Mac to extract rich text and layout from a PDF, or somehow convert a PDF into some ...
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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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Is there an app that creates a system-wide audio equalizer?

I like using iTunes' equalizer, but that only works in iTunes. I'm looking for some software that lets me apply a global, system-wide equalizer to Mac OS X. The app (or pref pane, etc.) would let me ...
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How can I assign hotkeys for pasting from the clipboard?

I am looking for a way to have some text "permanently" copied to the clipboard and assigned to a hotkey? Any software suggestions?
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Is there WindowTabs like app on Mac OS X?

On Windows, I love to use an app called WindowsTabs. WindowTabs runs in the background and attaches a tab to each of your application windows. Drag one tab onto another and create a tabbed group. ...
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Is there a secure shell client for Mac similar to Secure CRT for Windows?

I have many servers to manage and I don't want to use Terminal on my Mac to keep and manage server lists. I want to know if there is a secure shell client for Mac similar to Secure CRT on Windows?
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Quicksilver-like app for iPad?

Quicksilver is a long-loved Mac app that gives you a single entry point, a command box, for performing a wide variety of actions on the Mac. It is easily extensible and scriptable. A similar app on ...
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Is there a PDF annotation app for the iPad with minimal (or no!) annoying page transitions?

I'm looking for an iPad app that I can use for my PDF presentations. The absolute must-have features are: Good annotation support. I'm giving 2hr lectures so I have to be able to write on the ...
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iPad calculator app

I need a scientific calculator for the iPad; preferably it shows the functions like a real scientific calculator i.e. when you press sin you get sin( on your "display" & not just the result
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HOWTO convert documents to Kindle / mobi format?

I have an HTML file (XHTML 1.1 strict, if you want to be technical about it) that I am trying to make into a Kindle format (.mobi) book. I've been trying to use calibre and have found the process to ...
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NoScript for Safari

I find myself drifting away from Firefox to Safari, but the lack of NoScript is making me a little uneasy. Is there an equivalent plugin for Safari?
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How can I rip my DVD to play them on my TV?

I would like to rip a DVD on to Mac then onto a multimedia device to play them on my TV set. Is there a software that will help me to do so?
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Are there advanced performance profiling tools (ideally, with a graphical interface) aside from DTrace?

Simply put, I'm looking for a utility akin to Windows NT's Performance Monitor (perfmon.exe). The ability to specify which metrics I want to track (ex. reads/sec, writes/sec) for a given object (ex. ...
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Is there a data collection app that exports CSV to Dropbox?

I'm having some serious issues finding a data collection program (Spreadsheets?) for use with my Dropbox account. The application should be able to export CSV files, and automatically upload them to a ...
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Looking for an Evernote alternative with password lock

I am looking for an Evernote alternative with the following requirements: Cloud syncing iPhone and iPad app passcode lock (with encryption) - Yes, Evernote can encode notes, but only from the ...
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How can I improve/replace View Source in Safari?

As a new convert to Safari, I am astonished by how unbearably ugly default page source view is. The font is miserably small and unaliased, leave alone color highlighting. Is there a way to enhance ...
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Diagram Software [duplicate]

I study computing on an advanced level and I need a program that will make it easier to create flowcharts and other diagrams efficiently. I don't need too many features; I just want something that ...
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Pages: Formula/Equation Editor

Does Pages have an in-built formula editor? If yes how do I access it? If no, are there any third party software I can use?
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Recommendations for a good Bandwith Tracker on OS X

Is there a way I can track total bandwidth usage over the course of a month? My service provider requires me to stay within fairly strict limits.
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Display a dependency graph

I am looking for an application that allows to display a dependency graph, and the "entities" that are part of the graph. Suppose I define the "task" entity; the software should allow me to define the ...
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Is there a picture in picture using spaces under OS X?

Like picture in picture, I want a 'always in front' spaces in spaces. So if I am working or programming in one space, I can see another space that may be playing a video on the bottom right corner. Is ...
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Decent LAN/Internet games for Mac [closed]

Since the decommission of Halo Demo for Mac, I have had no decent LAN/Internet games to play with my Mac. Does anyone have any recommendations? I like First Person Shooters and Third Person ...
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An alternative to the text editor TextMate for PHP development?

I am fed up with the text editor TextMate. It's great, but it's old and keeps crashing on me. No development in (what, 3+?) years, etc. So I'm looking for a viable alternative, mainly for PHP ...
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Using php5-rar to extract files with an RAR extension

Recently, I received a compressed file with an RAR extension from a colleague. Not being able to view it under MacOS, I went on to download the MacPort php5-rar thinking that it would solve my ...
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OS X Application for Scraping HTML of a Set of Tweets

I recently went to a Tweetup event and want to scrape from my Twitter account all the tweets made during that either by selecting a date/time range or by matching to a hash tag. Is there an app to ...
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What's a good graphical SFTP utility for OS X?

I need a small graphical utility, using which I can ssh to a server and see all the files and copy and paste (drag and drop) into my local machine. I am running Snow Leopard.
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Plot drawing software

Could you please recommend me software for drawing plots? I need something like the Grapher application that is included with Mac OS X but with these functions: Axis naming Error bars Advanced ...
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Looking for a offline app to learn Spanish

I'm looking for an app to learn Spanish offline. I want to hear it while driving, so it's basically MP3 based, and not interactive. Do you have any recommendation?
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Good Video Editing Software, around $100?

I'm looking for some Video Editing software that allows me to Have more than one video track, so I can do Picture-in-Picture, cross-fades etc. Read AVCHD and AVCHD Lite Have good options for ...
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How can I move my data to the new harddrive?

So I am planning to upgrade my Macbook pro's harddrive to a SSD. I don't know much Mac OS X tools, so I was wondering if anyone could let me know how I can copy my entire harddrive (including OS) to ...
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What software has the features I need to replace Skype?

For the past few years Skype has been getting progressively worse with each iteration. Skype 5 moved away from the compact 2.X era interface to an interface that's much more wasteful and less usable. ...
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What SMS apps exist on the iPhone that support ascii emoticons, not emoji?

This is an open question, but it is a logical followup of my previous question asking for an emoticon keyboard app. It appears it is not possible to define a system-wide keyboard that supports ASCII ...
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Is it possible to use Bento for Mac as the database for a database-backed website?

I'm looking to create a website on my Mac, with content coming from a database also on the Mac. The website is static, and I'll probably need to write some scripts that will periodically (1) create ...
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What are some good screencapturing applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Creating a professional looking screencast? Recommendations for video editing + screen capturing software Camtasia, Screenflow, or “Other?” What are ...
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is there an application to manage bookmarks?

I hate the in-built book mark managers of all browsers, it quickly becomes too messy and important links are hard to find Is there desktop application which deal with bookmarks? something that has ...
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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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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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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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Which iOS app tracks jogging distance accurately?

Does anyone know of any iPhone app that tracks distance accurately ? I tried a couple and I'm amazed how lousy they are (some are reporting distances over twice as much etc) Basically I would be ...
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Mac blogging client similar to Windows Live Writer

Can someone suggest a really good blogging client for Mac OS? I am looking for something having similar functionality like Windows Live Writer (on Windows). Blog details: WordPress (installed on ...
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How can I re-route Cocoa applications through ssh -X?

Is is possible to re-route Cocoa applications through ssh -X? I like being able to route X applications, but I want to route Cocoa applications too. Any ideas?
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How I can browse servers over SSH in visually? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to mount SFTP/SSH in Finder on OSX Snow Leopard? I remotely manage many servers every day. I'm currently using Nautilus in Ubuntu and it's awesome. Before buying a ...
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Useful Chrome extensions for OS X

I know there is already a post out there for Safari extensions, but Chrome extensions are completely different. So, what extensions do you think are useful? Please read these simple rules before ...