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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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JIRA desktop app

Does anyone know of any good desktop applications for Atlassian JIRA, preferably free/open-source? Possible solutions I found: Majic It is no longer maintained by the developer, I tried to ...
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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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OS X Timer with counting money app

I'm looking for timer that also count money. My work is paid hourly, so I want to see how much I get. It's give me energy to work a bit more. It's like regular timer but with money earned number in ...
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What's the best way to extract audio from a video file?

I am a huge fan of HandBrake. It is the epitomé of simple. Select a video file (or DVD), select a preset, select an output path, click Start. A certain amount of time later relative to the ...
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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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Software to record videos on iphone that doesn't result on video sizes of tremendous sizes

I often record videos with my phone that are 30 to 1hour 30 minutes long. However, the file sizes that result are ridiculously large. I want a way to still be able to record videos of that length and ...
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Get notified on new App Reviews?

Does anyone know of a solution (app or site) that will automatically notify me anytime I get a review on one of my iOS apps?
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Having small video files from iphone videos, either compressing large ones or recording them so they are small in the first place

tl;dr I want to compress very big video files and start recording them small in the first place. My goal is to have my video files be small enough that they don't take up all the space in my Mac (and ...
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Vector PDF to text

I have many vector PDF's made with my Boogie Board Sync 9.7. I have tried using OCR (Acrobat & FineReader) to turn them into text. But quite honestly my writing is not good enough. Is there any ...
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Is there a remote desktop solution that will transfer sound output to the client?

I'm looking for a secure and hopefully free remote desktop client that will allow me to interact with my Mac OS X 10.6 machine from a 10.5 machine that will also transfer sound to the client. At a ...
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Basic photo editing on OS X [duplicate]

I need to edit a photo on my Mac. I wish to take two photos and paste them together to create one that's larger, containing both. I couldn't figure out how to do this with iPhoto. For Windows you ...
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What Yammer clients available on the Mac?

People in my new job seems to like Yammer. I'm aware that Yammer has a desktop client for the Mac, but I find the interface rather unappealing (version 300222 of the Adobe Air client is not responsive ...
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What's a good long-exposure app for the iPhone?

I'm looking for an app that lets me take long exposures of 10 seconds or more. This can either be one long exposure, or multiple shorter exposures, like 0.5 seconds, combined together by the app. ...
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Is There A Free Photoshop Alternative for Mac OS X?

I've been doing quite a bit of searching, but I'm only turning up commercially licensed packages. I don't need something as fully-featured as Photoshop, but something in that genre is sufficient. ...
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Change EXIF meta-data of multiple images in single click

I ran into big problem yesterday night. I took out my old digital camera, and started using it without setting current date and time. All photos clicked now have date as Jan 01, 2009 I want to ...
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Automator simulation of the mouse and keyboard

My problem: "watch me do" in automator only recognizes for cocoa buttons and doesn't work for apps like games with interfaces drawn my rendering engines. Desired solution: an Automator action(s) that ...
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How To Sandbox Individual Applications On OS X Mavericks

I am trying to Sandbox Firefox on OS X. I know on Linux, you have AppArmor. On Windows, you Sandboxie. Is there something built into OS X that will allow me to Sandbox individual applications?
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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 ...
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How to record everything that goes in my EarPods on OS X Yosemite?

I would like to record what I hear and what I say from my EarPods, I thought I would use Soundflower but unfortunately it looks like it isn't compatible at all with Yosemite. Any ideas ?
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Lit./ Humanities Student asks Evernote Vs. Onenote and Macs and tablets or kindle

I'd like to be able to extract text from a pdf into a new note file on one note or evernote so I can organize myself on themes, as well as change the font of the text. Do these tools allow that ...
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How can I convert AC3 audio files to AAC?

I had a friend with a BluRay drive extract the audio from my copy of a concert BluRay disc into AC3 files which he returned to me, but now I'm not sure what the best way would be to convert those AC3 ...
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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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Complete app uninstaller for free?

Is there any way I can completely uninstall an app for free? I know there are apps that delete the app and the leftovers but none seem to be free.
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Subtitle editor for OSX?

I have a video in mp4 (MPEG-4) and I would like to add subtitles to it. What tool or application would you recommend to help me write and sync the subtitles with the video?
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Fast, fault-tolerant program/utility for massive file transfer

I'm copying 2 TB from one Thunderbolt external hard drive to a USB3 external hard drive. I started the process using command line program rsync with option -avz but this was very slow. I'm wary of the ...
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iOS app for decorating Virtual Reality rooms

I'm looking for a simple (or complex) iOS app that will allow me to put some pictures in virtual "rooms" (like an art gallery) that can then be viewed on the web or smartphones. That's all. I think ...
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Adding custom email headers on iOS

I use Mozilla Thunderbird on OSX but I am considering getting an iPad. Thunderbird allows me to add any kind of custom email header. For me, this feature is essential. Will I find an iOS app that ...
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Application to get Magnetometer, Acceleration and Gyro data in one file?

I use iPhone for analysing trajectory, more here. I am trying to find an app that makes it easy to get Mag/Acc/Gyro data from the phone to let say dropbox. I have found apps that allow you to get only ...
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Is there any default tool in OSX by which to add text (such as subtitle) to a video?

I would like to add a notification to a video at some particular time period that "Mistake Lorem in this". Does OSX have any default video tool (simple) to add any type of text (subtitle ok too) to ...
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Markdown editor with folders as local libraries

I need beautiful editor that can 'import' more then one local folders as libraries. This would let me search files only from these folders/libraries. But the crucial thing is to have local folders ...
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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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Toggle alarm to scare intruders?

My coworkers always tell me to lock my Mac when I get up from my desk, or they'll mess with it. I think it's pretty obnoxious that I have to lock my computer each time I get up for anything, and of ...
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Alternative for Notepad++?

I really love Notepad++ and I haven't found an alternative for it yet. TextMate and TextWrangler aren't quite there yet. Specifically, two things that I want that are not in TextMate: variable ...
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Is there a file copy utility for OS X that's similar to TeraCopy for Windows?

On Windows, I use TeraCopy for improved file copying. Are there any similar equivalents for OS X? In particular, I'd like to see things like copy speed.
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What are the best apps for rescuing deleted data on flash drives?

I'm searching for an app to rescue my deleted data on my flash memory. They happily deleted with a Windows virus. What's your recommendation for this case?
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Is there an OS X equivalent to the web debugging proxy Fiddler?

I do web development on Windows for my day job, and I rely a lot on Fiddler, which is web debugging proxy. What is an equivalent tool for OS X?
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What software alternatives support streaming via AirPlay?

The Apple TV arrived! I'm slightly bummed that I can only stream from iTunes, and therefore only use formats that iTunes supports. I haven't found a single other video player that supports AirPlay, ...
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How to access LAN devices and files from iPad, iPhone?

Are there any free iOS applications that let us browse LAN devices, so we could access files from devices in same network. I use ES File Explorer to do the same in Android phone but I didn't find any ...
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App offering audible alarm for low battery on Mavericks?

I installed the update to Mavericks a few days ago, and while it's mostly been great there is no longer a sound that goes with the low battery warning. I have several programs which suppress the ...
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What options exist for ad free web browsing on iOS?

In OS X I can use extensions in most browsers to block ads. This offers an distraction free browsing experience. For example: In Safari, Chrome and Firefox I can use Adblock or Adblock Plus. Both ...
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Mirror my iPad 2 screen on my Windows PC?

I can't find any app which mirrors my iPad's screen to my Windows computer screen. Since iDisplay has been removed from the App Store I have no other ideas. Any recomendations (up to $15) for a ...
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Airport Extreme and os x 10.6.8 compatibility

I have an imac os x 10.6.8 with 4GB memory and Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The Airport Extreme (already purchased) is compatible with os x 10.7.5 or higher. What is the best and, most importantly, the ...
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feed reader optimized for picture (not plain text) RSS feeds

I use Vienna (Open Source). It does a very good job for text feeds, but not for pictures. I subscribe to 60-80 NSFW and SFW Imgur RSS feeds (URL http://imgur.com/r/$sub/rss). Which reader is optimized ...
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What 4k video editing programs are available?

So far I've dabbled in video edition with consumer tools from Apple like various versions of iMovie and occasionally using external programs like ffmpeg or Handbrake for conversion. Now I'm looking at ...
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Activating NightMode at a designated time of night?

I am often on call for work, if my phone rings it's very important that I can answer it. I set the ringer on loud when I go to bed to wake me if called. However the contract only covers certain ...
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What iOS apps allow free calling to the UK?

I travel a lot, so often rely on WiFi for calling. On the iPhone, I use MagicJack to get completely free calls over WiFi/VoIP to US numbers. I'm looking for a similar app to enable me to call UK ...
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Is there an app such as GoodReads for movies?

I like the app GoodReads, and I'm looking for something similar for movies. Is there any app you can suggest me? It should be able to make a collection of the movies I saw/own and to share lists, ...
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Screen share between OS X and iOS

Anyone knows any application that will allow me to share my OS X Lion screen with an iPhone? I don't care to have it over the Internet, WiFi is sufficient.
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Tomboy Notes image support or similar lightweight personal knowledgebase

I've tried many many many many OSX suites for notetaking, knowledgekeeping, personal wiki. (Evernote, Devonthink, RedNotebook, Piggydb, WikidPad, etc..) Out of all of them I've found my favorite to ...