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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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7answers
2k views

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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8answers
66k views

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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2answers
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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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8answers
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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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1answer
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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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4answers
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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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9answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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7answers
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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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4answers
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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 ...
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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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PDF reader for cloud accessing

I was wondering if there exists a cloud PDF reader for iOS. The PDF reader can only access the pdf files on the cloud without storing pdf file locally. What I mean is the PDF reader will always ...
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Is there a free command line program for converting PDF files to SVG?

Once upon a time I used Corel Draw to edit vector graphics. Now I'm looking at using Sketch. I previously converted all my old CDR files to PDF but Sketch doesn't seem to like to open PDFs containing ...
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App that changes network settings, launches apps, etc. when changing network connection

~5 years ago an enthusiastic coworker was telling me about some awesome app that would do stuff like automatically change your volume, mount network drives, launch apps, etc. when it notices that your ...
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Measure Mouse Polling Rate on Mac

How can I measure the polling rate of my USB mouse on OS X (10.7.5)? I am looking for something like this, but for OSX. "...a lightweight program that can tell you how often the position of your ...
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4answers
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How can I make/receive Google Voice calls in Mountain Lion?

I use Google Voice as my main line now adays. However, having to leave Google Chrome open and logged into Gmail is getting in my way... I was wondering if anyone has a way to get these calls to go to ...
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What orthodox file manager for OS X could I use?

I'm looking for a graphical file manager fro OS X, for console Midnight Commander is ok. I need two panels, function keys operations and preferably FTP and SCP support. Also, it would be great to be ...
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1answer
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Crawl live website and do a text/code search?

I need a Mac app that can crawl a live website and do a text search (and, as a bonus, a source code search) and report the results. Surely something like this exists. Help!
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1answer
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How to copy folder items on disk mount automator

i want to automatically copy a specific folder's items when a usb is inserted at any given time. Program logic: Once usb is available simply copy all content of (/Users/x/Documents/myfolder) to usb ...
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How should I set up my coding environment for PHP, mySQL, and JavaScript development?

I'm having trouble finding a coding environment that is comfortable and I'm hoping anyone has had the same problem. On my windows box at the office I've found my ideal coding environment that I really ...
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Motion detection app for mac or iOS

Does anyone have experience with a good motion detection app for Mac or iOS? I want to use the built in isight camera either on mac / ipad to monitor home while i'm out. Looked around but have only ...
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1answer
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What iOS app displays ToDos/Reminders in the Notification Center?

I need a tasklist/ToDo/Reminders app that lists out my current tasks in the notification center. I know that Reminders will if I add a time or alarm (I won't want this). I know Things can if I ...
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Transcribe audio to text

I have a 60mb MP3 file of people talking and I need to transcribe it to text. Anybody know any programs I could use to help me get this done quick and easy?
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Software recommendation for FAST entry of equations

I'm looking for a package that does for algebra what word processing software did for writing: When I learned to type, my writing improved greatly because my fingers were closer to keeping up with my ...
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Is there an app to download Youtube videos for later offline viewing?

I am looking for a preferably free app to download Youtube videos for later offline viewing. I have a jailbroken iPhone which is still running ios-6. Also, I'd like to be able to do this without using ...
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How do I convert 120FPS video from the iPhone 5s to 60FPS?

When I shoot 120FPS video on the iPhone 5s, I can easily export it as a 30FPS video, slowed down four times. But I want to export it as a 60FPS video, slowed down twice. Ideally, I'd like to do this ...
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What are some good / feature rich mail clients that support Exchange?

I'm a developer at my small office and we exclusively use Exchange 365 for our email, and I am getting incredibly tired and frustrated of the web interface. I would like to use a local mail client. ...
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Create animated PNGs (APNG)

Safari 8 supports the unofficial APNG extension to the standardized PNG format. Most popular image editors (on any platform) do not support APNG (yet). Plugins are mostly available for Windows ...
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Customize external HDD spindown timeout?

It's possible to enable spinning down of mechanical hard drives using the "Put hard disks to sleep when possible" option in Energy Saver, and it's possible to customize the timeout period with sudo ...
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How can I correct mirror image webcam image for both myself and my viewer?

My webcam on my mac (Logitech C920 camera, Mac Pro 2010, Mountain Lion) shows a reversed image -- as if looking in a mirror. I want to use this to image writing to my friend. (I'm coaching him in ...
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Alternative activity monitors for OS X?

I’m a bit intrigued by the new detailed activity monitors and progress indicators in Windows 8 (copying files, the task monitor, network activity, etc.) It got me thinking: surely there must be some ...
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1answer
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How can I mirror my OS X screen and functionality to an Android tablet?

Trying to create a cheap cockpit type chart plotter/navigation setup for my friends yacht. Thought the most cost effective way would be with an osx laptop we have running inavx (or similar) and an ...
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Are there any free and lightweight spreadsheet programs for the Mac?

I'm looking for a free spreadsheet editor that is simple and lightweight. I don't want to install OpenOffice just to use a some spreadsheets every once in a while.
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OS X RDP server application

I am searching for a RDP implementation on OS X, but can't find any. Does OS X have an RDP implementation application?
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Looking for iOS music player which includes all id3 information

I have open-ended tags stored in the Grouping field of my (iTunes) mp3 collection. I also have information written in the Comments field. A lot of my music is also BPM'd. How can I search by/sort ...