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Encrypted diary/journal for iOS

I want to find encrypted diary/journal app for iOS, or/and with WebDAV support. Is something similar available?
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iOS contacts app that can print data from vCards

Is anyone aware of an iOS app that can sync with CardDav to get a contact list and can then print off a nicely formatted contact card? Basically, I want to be able to print information for referrals ...
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Is there a good automatic time tracking tool for Mac OS X

I'm searching for an automatic time tracking tool for Mac OS X. I regularly mess up manual time tracking with timers etc., so I want something more automatic: The application should run in background ...
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Time Tracking App with Alfred integration

Is there a time tracking that integrates with Alfred, so you can start/stop time tracking using typed commands?
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Correcting GPS data using Photos

Really simple question: Is there a way to fix incorrect GPS data? A recent trip lead to a bunch of pictures taken in the same place getting sometimes wildly wrong coordinates appended to them ...
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Free Mac database software similar to FileMaker

I am used to using FileMaker on a friend's computer, but I don't have it on mine, and at the moment I can't afford to buy it. Is there anything free out there that is similar? I am in the process of ...
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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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Mapping F13, F14, F15

I am a programmer and I would like to map all the unused function keys (from F13 to F19) on my Apple Keyboard to some useful chars like parenthesis: {, }, [, ] and quotes Is there a free software ...
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App to alert if Internet connection is lost

Is there an app for the Mac that will alert me if my Internet connection is lost? Sometimes I work from home and lose my connection without knowing it.
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Commercial command line utility for transcribing voice memos to text?

I'm looking for a commercial command line utility to transcribe my MP3 voice memos into text files. My workflow is to record voice memos through out the day and upload these memos as MP3 files to ...
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Is there an app that will show me total word count across all applications over a period of time?

Does anyone know of an application or service that I can enable that will log and record a count of the total number of words that I've typed over the course of a day? I don't want or need a full ...
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Mac Virtual Keyboard with Words as Keys?

Is there a custom virtual keyboard similar to Apple's that will allow me define keys with complete words or phrases? When I press the button labeled "Hello World", for instance, that would be entered ...
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Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac?

Some videos on websites have the sound volume so low that even with all sound settings at maximum levels it's hard to listen. I'm looking for an app that would allow me to boost the Mac's volume. ...
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Recommendation for simple project/task time tracking app

I'm looking for a very simple app to allow me to track my time on particular user-defined projects or tasks. However, my requirement is slightly different to those in questions such as Is there a ...
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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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Anyone know of a Finder replacement?

I am starting to dislike the Finder. Does anybody know of a good Finder replacement, something Unixy or Nexty which will still work with all Mac OS X applications?
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Best tools and add-ons to integrate OS X to a domain's Active Directory?

Someone here at the office is getting an Apple machine and I need to integrate it into Active Directory. I need to map shared drives, apply group policies such as disabling the firewall, distribute ...
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Are there any free alternatives to finder?

Relatively new to the Mac world, I still find the 'Finder' not really that user friendly. What free alternatives to Finder exist? *I mean really file browsers, not application launchers like ...
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app that reminds to take a break at times

I am looking out for an app (for Mac OS X) that reminds to take a break (gives out a message) at pre-scheduled time. Free (or low cost) app will do, as I don't want to spend my hard earned cash on ...
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Phone call recorder [duplicate]

I want a phone call recorder for my iPhone 6 Plus. What are some good ones?
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Mac software for developing a product video

I'm looking to develop a video for a software application that I make. I'm willing to spend a lot of time learning the software, so features are more important than simplicity. I've got access to the ...
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FaceTime app missing in iPhone 6 [duplicate]

I purchased iPhone 6 from UAE, now using it in India, Kerala state. Here there is no FaceTime app, how can I get FaceTime?
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What's a good Mac app for making timelines (Gantt charts)?

What's a good native Mac app for making timelines on Macs? I'm looking for an easy-to-use program that I can use to create timelines easily without delving into graphics programs like Illustrator. ...
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How do I install and run MySQL?

I installed MySQL: but MySQL certainly isn't on the path when I open a terminal, nor do I see it in applications, as I seem to recall Windows handles MySQL.
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Remove useless files from a Mac

I want to find a way to delete all the useless files: binaries, log and cache files, duplicate files and app's leftover. How can I do that?
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Is there an iOS timelapse app that saves frames to camera roll?

I'm looking for an app that will save individual frames to the camera roll as it goes, at something like a 1-5 second interval. I'm having trouble finding any apps that don't expect you to use them to ...
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Project based Finder window presets

Does anyone know of software that would allow me to pull up a set of finder windows based on a project type. I'm a user experience manager who's constantly switching between projects and it would be ...
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To use MySQL, system preferences must quit and reopen, and quit and reopen

How do I just get the MySQL Admin GUI to run: then: final loop: I can't seem to get out of whatever sort of infinite loop is in there.
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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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How do I post a screenshot from Mac OS X Lion on askdifferent?

How do I take a screenshot? On the other Mac I was using, grab was installed, but paying for screenshots seems excessive. System Software Overview: System Version: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63) ...
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How to hide or remove useless network names from the wifi menubar icon

I have obnoxious neighbors that think its funny to use offensive words for their SSIDs. I would like to remove those SSIDs from, at a minimum, the wifi menubar icon. If its easier, hiding/removing ...
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Copying a DVD in Yosemite

I am looking for software to copy a DVD home created without copy guard. Roxio Toast stopped working after installing Yosemite
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Quick Look support for non-native video files (.avi, .mkv) on Mavericks

In the past, we've been able to get codecs for DivX/XviD/MPEG4 and support for containers like AVI, MKV in Mac OS X's Quick Look feature using Perian (as per this question). As noted on the Perian ...
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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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What are the search parameters to get Xcode 4.2?

What are the search parameters to get xcode 4.2? I see xcode 6, and searched for 4.2...and got back hundreds of results. https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action My system: System ...
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App to allow battery charge only to a certain extent

I'd like to charge my rMBP battery only up to 85% or 90%, in order to preserve it. Is there any app that stops charging at user selected percentages? If not, is there any other method? (Apart from ...
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Looking for calendar app where I can create event by share option in contact

I am looking for calendar app where I can create an event by iOS 8's "Share" option in Contacts. Does one exist?
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What's the best way to edit Microsoft Word documents on iPad?

I'm on the road and have the need to update my CV which is a Microsoft Word document. My CV is accessible via WebDav but I've also got it stored on the iPad using the Synology DS File app. What is ...
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Is there any Safari extension similar to “WasteNoTime” that allows you to attribute different amounts of time for using different sites?

Is there any Safari extension similar to "WasteNoTime" that allows you to attribute different amounts of time for using different sites? For instance, let's say one wants to block completely Facebook ...
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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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Remote access of an iPad display from another iPad

I've got an iPad and I was searching for new applications with new features. Currently I'm searching for an application by that I can remotely access another iPad screen just like Teamviewer. Is ...
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SIP client alternative to Facetime?

Wikipedia says: "Like the video version, FaceTime Audio is currently only available between Apple devices." So...I was going to ask how to make/receive SIP calls from Facetime...but that's not an ...
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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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Raise/lower/move/resize windows with mouse + modifier keys

I'm a longtime FVWM user over on the Linux side and have developed some keyboard + mouse shortcuts that I find very helpful in managing windows. Specifically: left click + command + shift = send to ...
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Circuit simulator tool for OS X?

Anyone know any circuit simulator tool for OS X like Simulink or Proteus?
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What's a good Windows RDP client for Mac?

I administer a number of Windows machines, and am trying to find a really good application to remote desktop in to them from my Mac. I've tried CoRD, and I really like its library approach to saved ...
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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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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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Best app to switch between all open windows (alternatives to Witch)

After 4 years of being a Mac user, there is only one thing that I still miss from the Windows world, and that is being able to switch with a single keystroke between all open windows in the computer. ...
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AutoHotkey Equivalent for OS X?

Is there an equivalent product/method for AutoHotkey. For those that don't know, its a product that allows you to program your mouse movements and keyboard. This allows me to "macro" certain functions ...