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Is it possible to have a playback indicator in OSX menubar?

On my iPhone, until iOS 6, anytime music is playing a play symbol appears (and disappears when no music is playing). How can I achieve a similar effect in the menu bar of OSX Mountain Lion?
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Where can I find a good checkbox app?

I have recently started a job as a project manager. Equipped with an I pad I am currently going to site and taking photos of issues then manually writing out emails to associated colleagues. I was ...
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Is there a simple To Do app that works on iPhone, iPad, and Macbook Pro?

I am looking for a simple To Do or Task app that will sync across iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro automatically. What app will do this?
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OS X software for copying from Windows File Shares

I am migrating from Windows as my desktop operating system, but will still need to interact with Windows file servers. Is there any OS X software to help with copying files from file servers. I am ...
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Which App saves and restores window size/position on relaunch of an app?

Is there an app that saves (when I quit the application) and restores the window size and position of an application the next time I start it? I found apps like Optimal-Layout, Breeze and Simple ...
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Reading App for iPad with build-in translator

Reading articles in foreign languages is a good and fast way to perfect language skills and I am sure the same thing must have occurred to others before me as well. I am searching for iOS app for ...
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Best app to edit text in PDF files on OS X?

I have tried Wondershare PDF editor to edit text in PDF files; it works but not so well. Is there any other alternative?
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Does anyone know of a Crystal Reports viewer app for iPad?

Right now I am using Logicity on my PC. I would like to know if there is a way to see Crystal Reports files on iPad. While there are ways to boot into windows and then run my file (use iTap / ...
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What's a good PDF score reading app for iPad?

As a chorus and opera singer, I frequently download public-domain scores in PDF form and read them with my iPad. There is a built-in PDF reader on the iPad, and it is serviceable for music ...
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Is there a htop-on-linux like alternative for top / Activity Monitor on OS X?

I'm looking for a better alternative for top. Both top and Activity Monitor are highly limited with regards to features. In particular, I'm interested in the following features: Limit processes by ...
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How can I convert .CR2 to .jpg?

Is there a simple tool that will convert .cr2 files (Canon RAW) to .jpg? I know Preview does it well but I'm looking for something directly accessible from the contextual menu.
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What software can find close duplicates from 2TB worth of pictures?

I have collected all of my photographs onto one hard drive. I'm looking for software that runs on Mountain Lion to assist in finding similar photos so I can review and eliminate redundant files. My ...
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Which OS X programs can rapidly find and replace text in very large files?

I am looking for a macintosh program that can find and replace text in a very large text file (7MB). I've tried TextMate, TextEdit and nano (command line) but both take a very long time (I've waited ...
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Is there a good one hand typing Mac app?

Is there a (decent) Mac app that I could use to learn one handed typing?
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Is there an iPad whiteboard that can also be used on desktop machines?

I've seen many iPad whiteboard apps but all seem to be either iPad only (eg Whiteboard Mojo) or are read-only from the web (Jot) or require local connection via wifi (splashtop) or make you pay for ...
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iOS app to edit .txt files (w/ Dropbox sync) that preserves Windows-style line breaks

I commonly edit .txt files on my PC (Notepad) and my Mac (using TextEdit) and store them in Dropbox. I would like also like to be able to edit these .txt files on my iOS devices. Every app that I've ...
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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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Any fun baby/toddler apps for Mac?

As soon as my two-year-old notices I turn my MacBook Pro on she jumps in my lap and wants to bang on the keyboard. I need recommendations for fun applications that would allow my toddler to play ...
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Business-oriented calendar app for OS X

I'm looking for a calendar app for OS X that shows available times for meeting attendees, and allows me to propose meetings and accept such proposals from others. I've been trying Mac calendar and ...
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What are my options for syncing a folder between a Mac and a PC?

Suppose I have 2 computers attached to the wireless network in my house, one a Mac and one a PC. Suppose I want to continuously sync a folder on the Mac with a folder on the PC. What options do I ...
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How to run .exe files on Mac without virtual machine?

I do have one software(.exe) file which I need to run on my macbook pro. For that I need cross platform application just like wine in Ubuntu. Can anyone suggest me the application?
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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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iphone pdf app that doesn't scroll

I often use my iphone to scan through presentations that are stored as pdfs. Often, the information on the following page of a document is the same as the previous page plus some extra information. ...
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Purchasing Apple Mac Software: Options Available to the Consumer? [closed]

With regards to purchasing Apple Mac Software: Is the Majority of Software available for the Mac now available for purchase from the Mac App Store ? Are there Pros & Cons to Mac App Store ...
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What SatNav software will run on an iPhone 3G?

I have an iphone 3G running iOS 4.2.1 (highest supported iOS for this phone). Is there any free/cheap SatNav software that will run on it? Navfree GPS looked good, but unfortunately requires iOS 4.3. ...
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VM software that can boot to Windows partition created by Boot Camp

Does anybody know if any VM software can boot Windows from the other partitions on the internal HDD? Here is what mine looks like: HDD OS X partition Windows Boot Camp partition Objective: ...
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What Twitter apps work with a Retina display?

Update: Twitter for Mac is now supported by Retina and available through the app store. As many have noticed, the Twitter App doesn't render sharply on a Retina display. Some say Tweetbot is the ...
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iPhone app that displays temperature as a notification badge

I'm looking for an app similar to Fahrenheit, that gives a notification badge indication of the current temperature. A problem with Fahrenheit that I have is that it's too slow in updating. I need ...
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Software for managing Word files (doc, docx) archive

I have an archive of .doc/.docx files, which I'm frequently using to pull some information. I'm looking for some software that would allow me to search through the content of all these files (Mac OS X ...
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How to create a mp3-clip from an existing mp3?

Is there a free audio tool where I can just grab a snippet from a mp3 file and save it as a new mp3?
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Native Vectromagic-style image-orthogonalization software for OSX?

I am stucked: I have a poor rasterized image. I have 10.7 OSx. How can I vectorize this image like with Vectormagic, dropping unnecessary basis vectors, and do small image manipulation? My friend is ...
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How can I read PDFs on an iPod Touch without sending them to the cloud anywhere?

If I have PDF files on my Mac that I don't want stored on a remote server anywhere but I want to be able to read them on my iPod Touch, what software can I use? I'm running iOS 6, and it appears that ...
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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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How to stream audio and/or video to several iOS devices simultaneously?

Is there any app that allow me to stream audio, video (including YouTube and Vimeo) to iPhone and iPad simultaneously from a MacBook? I've searched for this and I found an app called "AirPlayit" ...
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Monitoring tool for several Macs on a network?

Is there a tool like iStats Menu 3 which could show me the same kind of information (hard drive statistics, sensors state, network usage) for every machine running OS X on my network? Or even better, ...
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Is there a utility for mac that shows the information of an SSD like the health etc…?

I am wondering if there is a utility for the mac that allows you to see the details of an SSD like the health of the drive, TBW (total bites written), how many running hours etc... In researching for ...
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Blank page removal tool for PDF?

A command line tool is preferred, but not required. Do you know of any automatable tool that can automatically detect and remove blank pages from a multi-page PDF file?
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“Pasting” text to Java applet through keyboard emulation

I have a Java applet that I need to paste lots of text into. However, the paste options doesn't work (neither keyboard shortcut, nor right-button menu). I'm looking for a way to emulate a keyboard ...
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Is there an iOS Camera App that shoots a photo every minute?

I would like to have an App that shoots a picture every minute, so I can carry my iPhone in my breast pocket to have a photoblog of my day. A perfect solution would be if that app could create a ...
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iPad PDF software to edit, merge, annotate etc well PDF documents like in desktop? Also working with Math formulae? [closed]

This thread is a part of the major thread about using iPad for education purposes here. This thread here made me realize that that it would be super-cool to be able to merge PDF documents and other ...
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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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Basic photo editing on OS X

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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PDF software to read many documents side-by-side in iPad?

This thread is a part of the major thread about using iPad for education purposes here. When I do my homework, I often need to recap lecture notes and at the same time do assignments. Before my ...
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Automatically executing actions according to the current location

I would like to have in my MacBook Pro a functionality which execute automatically some actions according to my current location. This actions could be for example Change the default printer Change ...
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Is there a way to queue YouTube videos on iOS?

I've recently been listening to a ton of music on YouTube via iOS. I'd like to be able to start playing a song, go search for another song (while the other song is playing in the background), and add ...
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How to create custom Mountain Lion Installer

Is it possible to create custom image of the Mountain Lion with the certain third party applications (Chrome , Adium , Firefox) pre-installed with the operating system. This will not require me to ...
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iPad: DjVU reader with the support for DropBox?

Does there exist an excellent reader for DjVU with the the key property i.e. the support for DropBox so I can download DjVU files easily to it from my DropBox and upload stuff to DropBox from it?
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Mac Backups - 5xMac's with a synchronized catalog?

I'm looking for a free or if not cheap solution to a situation we find ourselves in. Currently we have 5 designers all doing artwork throughout the day and then periodically, or when the mood takes ...
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Alternative to Keynote with better typography options?

What software are people using on a Mac to create nice-looking presentation slides, notably, with custom drop shadows on text?
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How can I view/inspect my Mac’s Parameter RAM (NVRAM)?

Inspired by this question I started looking for apps that allow to read the data saved in my Mac’s Parameter RAM. Aside from a very antique (pre OS X) application for Classic, I could not find any. Is ...