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iSSH alternative

I'm using iSSH application on my iPhone, mainly for VNC connections. I like its usage. But as I understand, this app is not in App Store now, and the development of iSSH was ended. Could you please ...
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Create a local MS SQL Database on OSX Yosemite

I need to do some tests on a MS SQL (not MySQL) database. But without the burden of having to open a hosting account, create a remote database, connect to it, and remotely insert a million records. I ...
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Batch repack of mkv files

Can anyone tell me how to batch repack a bunch of mkv files to mp4 keeping the same file names using the Mac command line.
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Software Recommendation: Menu bar app to run saved bash scripts

I am looking for a an app that has a dropdown menu from the menu bar to run bash script snippets. Does something like that exist? Thanks in advance!
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QR code reader for OS X 10.6?

I'm looking for a QR code reader that doesn't utilize iSight but instead, allows me to take a screenshot of a portion of the screen which it will then scan for and detect the QR code. I'm having ...
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Any way to have CPU temperature in the menu bar?

I tried SMC fan control and Temperature Monitor but it does not update the temperature and I do not wish to change the fan speed.
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Audio recording from video files (SOFTWARE)

I am looking for an mac software which enables me to easily cut audio fragments from video files. For example: I have a movie file I am watching and at mark 00:34:22 to 00:34:53 there is an ...
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Doodle animation software

I am looking for a software (free or paid) that creates doodle animation simple using images, text etc. An example of what I want to do with the software: Youtube video I want the software for ...
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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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Is there an iOS equivalent of Fluid for Mac?

I'd like to run a Freeboard.io dashboard (HTML+JavaScript) on an older iPad to visualize a bunch of things persistently. This would be fine as a Safari home-screen-ified app, except there's no way to ...
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Web browser or extension to move multiple tabs between windows in a single action

In Safari, I'd like to be able select multiple tabs at once, and move them all to an open or new window. Looking for extension (or magic Safari invocation) that can do this, I find no viable ...
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Background time tracking application

I've a bad memory, therefore I can't recall where I spent my time during last day, last week and definitely not last month. However I still need to log my hours and generate reports to track the ...
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Is there a Mac text editor that has live display of unique word count?

That is, it shows, while you type, the count of unique words. Not a count of all words. If the document had the words: The cat is in the hat which is in Toledo. It would show a count of 7. I ...
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Is there any good alternative to winrar archiving utility for mac with ability to browse files before extracting them? [duplicate]

I have so far tried Keka and Unarchiver, but they both don't allow browsing the archive content. They simply extract everything contained in the archive which is not a desirable behaviour. Is there ...
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How to monitor network traffic on a router from a Mac?

A company has a High Speed internet connection (30 MB/s) which is enough for 10-15 computers. But for a week, there is almost no bandwidth "left", just checking email takes a long time or fails. ...
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Any good multi-threaded SFTP clients for Mac?

I am amazed that there doesn't seem to be a decent multiple connection capable FTP/SFTP client for Mac. The only one I've seen is CaptainFTP, which looks awful, like it's from the last century. ...
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What are Mac OS replacements for Visio?

Visio is the most conspicuous example of a program that I found useful on Windows for which I have not identified a Mac-compatible replacement. Visio's primary function is as a flowchart diagramming ...
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Is there a free QuickLook plug-in for CAD files (3D models)?

Mac OS X QuickLook supports the Collada interchange format with .dae file extension out of the box. There is CaniVIZ 3D Preview available for 59$ and there are free standalone viewers for CAD/3D ...
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Can I transfer and view xvid (avi) videos on an iPad?

What type of video files can I watch on my iPad? I usually only have .avi files; is there an app that will allow me to play them?
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What is the best scrobbler for Last.fm for my iOS device?

I would like to scrobble played tracks to Last.fm from my iPod touch. I currently use the official iTunes scrobbler, but it seems to drop data. What are the best iOS scrobblers for a jailbroken and a ...
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Export compressed videos from quicktime screencast / screenrecording

I create quite a few screencasts to show colleagues how to do more complex tasks and share bugs that i am finding. For this I use the File > Screenrecording feature in quicktime. Once im done ...
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Process Flow Diagams - Chemical Engineering

Can anyone suggest software for making Process Flow diagrams on Mac OS alike the ones available for Windows like Ansys?
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Equivalent of airodump-ng for Max OS X

Is there any equivalent of airodump-ng for Mac OS X (it only runs on linux), providing an overview of the current wireless traffic on nearby Access Points, i.e: number of captured data packets list ...
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How to combine two images into one on a Mac?

Say I have two photos (or any images), for example with the following dimensions: +----------+ +----------+ | | | | | | | | |320 x 428 | and ...
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How to open (and read) .txt files using iPhone?

I have some notes (a few thousand lines) saved as .txt files on my computer and I was wondering if there is anyway I could export those notes to the iPhone, such that it is possible to read those ...
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Iphone app that will count up or down with voice

I am in need of an iPhone app that will count down or up from a particular number for a visually impaired individual. For example if 60 is entered a voice would say 60,59,58,57 and etc. Does ...
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Are there viable and cheaper alternatives to Photoshop?

Is there any software like Photoshop that can also open .PSD files? I don't need an enterprise / extremely feature laden editor, but I do wish to have the following required features at a price point ...
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SmoothDraw Alternative to Make Videos like Khan Academy

I want to make educational videos like Khan Academy on my Mac. I am looking for a good app that works just like SmoothDraw -- which is what Khan Academy uses. I have found apps that let me draw on the ...
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Looking for an app to amplify audio from YouTube

Years ago I saw someone use a program for Windows and I was hoping that someone can tell me if there is a Mac equivalent! Say you are watching a YouTube video and the audio is up full but it's still ...
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Screen Recording - NO COMPRESSION

I'm looking to record my screen similar to how Quicktime does it, but I need zero-compression, since I need the pixel colors to remain correct. Basically, I need a automated series of screenshots, if ...
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Showing the road speed limit on iPhone

I am looking for an iOS application that can display the speed limit of the road where I am located. I am mostly interested in the USA, particularly Boston and California. Gratis is better but not ...
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Diary App for Mac OS X (equivalent to Chronories)

I am looking for Diary App for my MacBook (Leopard) and MacBookPro (Snow Leopard) One of the famous Diary App is Chronories (link), but I need something else (if it's free, it would be good) EDIT: I ...
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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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How can I export SMS text messages from my iPhone?

When answering this question, please note if the solution is: For Windows and/or Mac OS X users The price of the solution If you have successfully—and actually—used the solution How can I export ...
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Translation of words in spotlight

I am looking for an extension for spotlight on Yosemite, which allows an offline translation of english words into german and vice-versa. Similar to the inbuilt dictionary, but rather giving a ...
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Free .CSV text file editor for Mac OS X?

I am looking for a free editor to edit comma-delimited text files, or .csv format.
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any Virtual Ipad/Iphone applications for PC that has network connections?

I am looking for a virtual emulation of an Ipad or Iphone that I can run on a PC machine so I can create video tutorials on things such as setting up our corporate email or how to connect the devices ...
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PDF reader that restores last viewed page

Is there a (free) PDF reader that could restore last viewed page when opening a PDF in OS X 10.10?
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Can I watch 1080p torrents while downloading?

Most large torrent files (8-20 gb) take quite a while to download. Is there software for Mac OS X that allows me to watch them while downloading?
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The best way to sandbox programs in OSX?

I know that this question have been discussed before on AskDifferent, but none of the threads really satisfied me. For Windows you have a wonderful program called Sandboxie http://www.sandboxie.com/ ...
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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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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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Lightweight PDF reader with auto refresh

I'm looking for a PDF reader that is both light weight and automatically updates the PDF to pickup background changes (e.g. when a LaTeX file is edited and compiled). There are two very good choices ...
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PuTTY Equivalent for Mac

Is there a good PuTTY (free telnet / ssh client) equivalent for OS X? I know that I can just use terminal and an ssh command, but I want some sort of application that will store connection info, ...
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Audio player that can adjust playing speed

Please recommend an audio player for Mac that has features like freely available can play .wav files Adjust the playing speed (ex. 1.1x speed etc) (if possible) truncate the audio file (ex. removing ...
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Copy selection to clipboard automatically

I am looking for a program that can copy any selected text to the clipboard automatically. E.g. if I select some text in Safari or Eclipse, it should automatically copy it to the keyboard. The ...
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Standalone Flash player app for swf -files

I use nowadays Opera because it just works for these swf -files. No other browser work. However, the problem with Opera is that it is big. Is there any tool by which you can just view SWF -files? ...
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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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Moving the focused window to the bottom/top monitor with a shortcut

Short version: Is there a program that can move the focused/active window to the bottom/top monitor with a keyboard shortcut? Long version: Sometimes I need to move a window to the bottom/top, in ...