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Alternative to iTunes Album Art

I'm looking for an alternative to iTunes' Album Art. I liked it so far but since the upgrade to Lion / latest iTunes I see some annoying bugs. To be worth considering, the alternative I'm looking for ...
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Is there simple note-taking tool available for Mac?

I am looking for a simple note taking tool for, with only requirement for backing data, and code highlight support
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Is there a Game Boy Color emulator for Lion?

Is there a GBC emulator that will run on Lion? I've been in the mood for some nostalgic gaming recently, and I'd love to play some of the games from when I was younger.
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Clearing TEMP files on Mac OSX

I'm sure that my Mac is filled with crap by now, being 2 years old. Is there an app that will clear the temp files away? Or is there a list of locations filled with TEMP stuff I can safely delete ...
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Is there an iPad app that lets me program animations?

I've started using my iPad for my lectures (giving them, not listening to them) and it's working Just Fine ( Is there a PDF annotation app for the iPad with minimal (or no!) annoying page ...
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How do I keep my MBP's screen on?

I have an early 2011 MBP running Lion. Is there a way to let screen not switch off i.e, a keep screen on software? I heard several recommendations of a application named coffee for Mac but I can't ...
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What OS X tweaks, hacks, or modifications couldn't you live without?

What OS X tweaks or customization applications do you find indispensable? Please search before posting in order to avoid duplicate entries. You can search within this question with inquestion:this ...
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What software is best for taking notes fast and keeping in sync between iOS and web?

My requirements are very simple- I want notes that I can access quickly and easily via the web (from my Mac or PC) and also via iPhone and iPad. For iOS, it's critical that I can go from having an ...
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Transfer video file from OS X Lion to iPod touch 4th gen with iOS 5

I have a recently purchased MacBook Pro with Lion and I want to transfer a video file to my iPod touch. The only problem is this is not the Mac with which my iPod touch library is synced, so I cannot ...
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What are some quality small business management programs? [closed]

I manage a small lawn business, I currently use about 12 tabs in Excel and keep track of customers, expenses, income, payroll, etc. I now have an iMac and am wondering what quality small business ...
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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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iPad photo blogging recommendation

Simple question: What is the simplest, most minimal app for both creating/managing blogs and posting photos from the built-in camera?
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How can I keep apps “always on top” in Lion?

With past versions of OSX, I used Afloat, but ever since I moved to Lion, it stopped working for programs like Evernote & Chrome. Does anyone have a suggestion for a program that will let me keep ...
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Internet download manager alternative for OS X? [duplicate]

I was a longtime windows/linux user and just purchased a Mac, everything is great except that I need a good download manager for Mac which works like Internet Download Manager for Windows, I know some ...
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What's a good Picasa upload app for iPhone?

Android has "Instant Upload" with the Google+ app. I'd like something similar for iPhone: an app that takes all my photos and uploads them to a private album on Picasa Web Albums. Jailbreak ...
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SMEStorage with Dropbox on the iPad

I was looking around for ways to get my iWork documents from iWork into Dropbox; going through a forum post on the dropbox website I came accross SMEStroage do any of you use this? If how does it ...
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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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iOS Audiobook player without iTunes media library

I would really like to find an audiobook player that works on iOS without using the iTunes media library. Here is my problem: iTunes (on Mac) mixes audio and e- books together. I have a fair sized ...
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Is there an app to ping IP's periodically to check latency?

I'm sure I came across a really nice app that would ping a list of sites or IP addresses every x mins/hours and send alerts when it could not ping. But I can't find the app back, anyone know of any ...
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Are there any good iPad games for kids to learn numbers?

I'm looking for iPad games for my 4 year old daughter to learn numbers. I've tried many different games, like "Learn Numbers", "Counting101", "Animals Count", "Baby Phone", etc. but none of them are ...
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What is the best phonetic app for the iPad? [closed]

I'm not a native english speaker and so I'm looking for an app to teach my 4 year old daughter with spelling and speaking. She's speaking English very well and very confident in communicating with her ...
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What's the best place to post suggestions for Apple to read?

As mentioned in this post, I'm wondering where I should put UI suggestions for apple.
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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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What makes TextMate a good editor? [closed]

I'm always reading about developers praising TextMate as the editor. What's so awesome about it? Please note that I'm a long-term Emacs user.
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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 ...