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Needed: easy program for inserting symbols and Unicode characters

On MacOS 10.11 I am constantly going to the Emoji & Symbol viewer to bring in arrows and other kinds of symbols: Problems with this interface include: It it bound to the current program, ...
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Which free alternatives to Little Snitch can I use to block internet traffic per applications?

Little Snitch can block internet traffic of a particular app. Can I do something similar without (paying) Little Snitch, either by using free alternatives or configuring the OS X firewall directly?
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Is there a image editor like Windows' Paint for OS X?

I tried out several image editors mentioned on this site but I tested some of them like (Pixen and Seashore) I was very disappointed. These apps were so simple and was too low level. What do you ...
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Equivalent to Windows' Baretail

Is there any alternative to Windows' Baretail? What I am looking for is a graphical Baretail? Actually, I don't really care that it is graphical but I want to be able to have colors (lines with ERROR ...
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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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Are there Anti-Theft apps for iPad similar to cerberus for Android

I have been looking for some anti-theft applications for iPad, like the wonderful Cerberus application for Android which enables a lot of features to recover your lost or stolen Android mobile for ...
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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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Sound on Spelling Error [duplicate]

I am trying to find a way to get spell checking to play a sound when an error is detected. I don’t mean when an error is “corrected”, but just when one is detected. A long time ago, you would add a ...
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Texture and Pattern generator, Alternative to fireworks

I use Adobe Fireworks for its Texture and Pattern tools to make things like this: and then i copy-paste it to Flash Professional to use there. but fireworks is so slow and buggy is there a free or ...
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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 is the best icon creator for mac? [closed]

I'm new to mac, I used to use Axialis IconWorkshop on Windows. So I want to know what's the best icon creator for mac?
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Name Extension based launcher for Mac

Here is an example of what I need. I have a .md file (markdown). I use e.g. 3 MD-related applications: Sublime for more developer stuff; Ulysses for more writing stuff; Marked for viewing; Typed for ...
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Microsoft Publisher: Mac Equivalent?

Microsoft Publisher is an excellent piece of software on Windows. Does a Mac equivalent of Microsoft Publisher exist in its own entity ?
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Replacement for CoRD (Microsoft RDP ) [duplicate]

I've been using CoRD heavily over the last few years, in my day-to-day job where I need to connect to Microsoft RDP servers. CoRD is perfect for my needs, mainly as it presents a single "unified" ...
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How can I test all archives files in a folder to verify if they are corrupted or not?

I have a folder that contains many files, including some .zip, .tar, .tgz, 7z, and gz files. How can I test all archive files in this folder to verify if they are corrupted or not? The folder ...
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1answer
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A Cisco AnyConnect VPN alternative on El Capitan?

Is it possible to use OpenConnect or some other VPN alternative on El Capitan? Has anyone done is successfully? The only software I've been able to find saying it is possible is ...
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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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Is there a PDF annotation application for OS X that doesn't suck?

I am starting to hate OS X. I've tried many PDF applications to read and annotate PDF documents. Skim was good until OS X El Captain. It became useless for annotation (by annotation, I mean drawing ...
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Mac equivalent of Notepad++? [closed]

Brand new Mac user here. Switching over from Windows, where I relied heavily upon Notepad++. Notepad++ is a raw text editor with a ton of convenience features built into it. My favorite is its file ...
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Convert XPS to PDF

I have been given an XPS file which seems to be readily opened only on Windows based machines. I was under the impression that I could use Acrobat Pro to convert the file to PDF, but it doesn't seem ...
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Can anyone recommend an app for creating flowcharts and diagrams?

I'm seeking a Mac app for creating basic flowcharts and similar diagrams. Google has been no help; I've followed dozens of links to apps that either don't exist anymore, I can't find any real ...
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alternative to TotalTerminal that works with El Capitan

Upgrading to El Capitan broke my dropdown terminal TotalTerminal. Is there an alternative dropdown terminal to replace it that is compatible with El Capitan?
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Looking for the ultimate IDE for Mac

I am a little disenchanted with development on the Mac right now. I need a single IDE that can handle all of my development needs. I did notice there are other questions on this topic already, but ...
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Mouse Pointer Locator

Due to a stroke, I have had some vision impairment in that I sometimes have a hard time locating my mouse pointer on the screen. I have tried making the mouse pointer larger which helps but is still ...
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What stopwatch timer app to use on Mac OS?

Can anyone recommend a stopwatch timer for Mac which can be started or stopped using hotkey?
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Is there a reliable, automatic subtitle downloader for Mac OS X?

On Ubuntu I use SMPlayer or SubDownloader, which both reliably retrieve subtitles from opensubtitles.org. SMplayer even does this automatically for the file you are currently viewing. So far I've ...
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Easy photo management

My wife and I own several devices on which are stored thousands of photos: a Windows 7 laptop, an iPad2, an iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5 and a MacBook Pro. The Windows 7 laptop is our legacy system - we ...
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How to export and read .txt files using iPhone?

I've some text files (a few thousand lines each) on my PC. How can I transfer them to the iPhone so that I can do my reading on-the-go? (Sure I could simply email them to myself, but I'm looking for ...
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AsciiDoc viewer for Mac OS X

Is there an AsciiDoc viewer for Mac OS X? Preferably one that views the document live, much like MacDown for markdown documents. There’s nothing on the App Store, and I’ve done rounds of the search ...
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Photo Metadata Editing / Editor

Are there any apps for OS X that can edit photos metadata (such as keywords, etc.) without all the bells and whistles of full stack photo management apps (such as Lightroom, iPhoto, etc.) with the ...
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1answer
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Parsing through data from an old mac text editor. (Recovering data from a Mac floppy.)

I've been tasked with the job of recovering the text of a book stored on a 3.5'' floppy disk. From what I can tell, the book was stored on the disk using a Mac sometime in the 1990s. I tried simply ...
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Best app to read rss feed in real time

Could someone help to find best free / paid Mac OS or iOS (or both) app for reading rss feed in real time? I want the recent posts to appear at the top of screen with time, date and source. Also it ...
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App to locate and connect to bluetooth projector to play downloaded or web videos

We have an Apple desktop machine (I guess they're not called "PCs" in the Apple world); not sure which model it is; hopefully that won't matter too much. I can find out if necessary (I'm not "in the ...
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Is there a free app like Sublime Text 2 on iPad?

Is there a free app like Sublime Text 2 on iPad that can read code and have Syntax Highlighting?
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What are alternatives to EyeTV for watching live TV

I have an old Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick (800e) that I would like to use to record and watch TV using an over-the-air antenna. I know that some people love EyeTV, but it's a bit expensive and not very ...
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Does an iOS app to convert PDF to grayscale PDF exists?

As you probably knows AirPrint doesn't have an option for grayscale or B&W printing. My printer doesn't have a setting to print in grayscale. Is there any iOS app that converts a PDF to a ...
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Automate Fn key switch between finder and photoshop?

I would like to know if there any script that i can use to switch automatically between finder and photoshop? I can't install Palua App from my AppStore on El-capitan.
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Is 10.10.5 more stable than 10.10.0?

Straight to the point. I am using Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) and have stayed on it mainly due to overall system stability. I don’t want to reboot or deal with crashes from Mac OS X or a Linux ...
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App to display IP address in menu bar?

I deal with a lot of external servers where the firewall must be configured to allow SSH access. I frequently need to know my external IP address, and it changes often. Does anyone know of an ...
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Editor or notes application with Markdown support?

Are there any editors or notes applications out there that support Markdown? I am often having to make notes or documents where markdown formatting would be ideal, and have gotten into the habit of ...
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I accidentally removed way too many files with `rm -rf`. Anyway to recover?

While trying to move a git repository, I ran rm -rf desktop and wiped every file I had there. Normally this would not be that big of a deal since I use GitHub, but I had several hundred screenshots / ...
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Filter RSS feeds on iPad

I'm looking for an app to read my rss feeds from my favourite websites but with a filtering feature by keywords. For example every article from a website that contains the word "pluto". On my mac I ...
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Ball and Stick molecule modelling program for Mac OS

Does anyone know any good programs for making ball and stick molecular models on the Mac? I'm looking for something to produce high quality 3D models with nice lighting, like this on from ...
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How can I access files on my network from my iPhone?

I am attempting to access a PDF file on my network from my iPhone and I know how to access these files from Windows OS. However since I have an iPhone 5, I don't have the knowledge to make that ...
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Tool for creating .rar files on the Mac?

Is there any good, free program for OS X that can create RAR files? Preferably with a GUI. It seems there are plenty of options for extracting RAR files, but not that many for compressing them...
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What are alternatives for Menumeters on El Capitan?

Menumeters no longer works on El Capitan (see here), what are some alternatives? I just want to see my network and CPU stats.
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Can I read one pdf document on two ipads each showing a facing page?

I would like to be able to read a 60 page pdf on 2 ipads that will display facing pages. (one page per ipad) Pages should turn like a book as if both ipads are the facing pages of a book.
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Anyone know of a timecard app that uses GPS?

I'd like to log the hours I'm at work using the GPS on my iPhone. (It'd start logging when I get to work, then stop when I leave for lunch, etc) If possible, I'd like to be able to log the time at ...
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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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Good GTD/todo/tasks app [duplicate]

I am looking for a free task management application that has the following: - Reminders for tasks that can be snoozed (like native reminders app) - Grouping tasks/Adding subtasks - UI showing tasks ...