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Print Diff of two text files

I'd like to compare two text files on a paper. Which app should I use to print a diff of two files? I know several apps to show diff on a screen and usually use MacVim. However, MacVim seems not have ...
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Is there a good SQL Diagram Editor/Drawing Mac App Tool?

Does anyone know a comprehensive Mac app to create SQL Diagramms? I think http://ondras.zarovi.cz/sql/demo/ is quite good, but it's a little bit too basic. I would like to create the database schema, ...
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Is there an iPad app like Snagit for marking up screenshots or pictures with arrows, callouts, dropshadows, torn edges, etc.?

I LOVE Snagit. I know that captures can only be done in iOS with the built in Home-Power screenshot function. But I'm looking for an app that will allow me to edit those shots and add arrows, ...
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Open Source DVD Burning Software

Is there a good open Source DVD Burning Software other than Burn that includes a menu creator? Also the software should still be updated regularly.
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Pdf viewer in Mac with `fit content'

I am desperately looking for a Pdf viewer which can show the pdf without any margins, that would help me a lot in viewing two pdfs simultaneously. Thanks.
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How to move pdf from iBooks to another app like Photos on iPad?

there was this pdf file i wanted to originally take off Safari into my iPad, and the only way to do that seemed to be saving it in iBooks. But after that, is there a way to export the pdf from iBooks ...
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What rtmp streaming software solutions exist?

I've been doing some live streaming lately, and learned that Adobe's Flash Media Live Encoder is cross-platform. Unfortunately, it's been ludicrously unstable crashing occasionally during use, and ...
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iOS free games without ads or advertisement [on hold]

My nephew is around 3 years old, and is getting addicted to iPad. I need list of few games (free) games which do not show up ads or advertisement
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Download Manager for Mac OS X

What is a good Download Manager for Mac? Are there free ones available?
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Overlaying/combining screenshots

I have sets of MacBook screenshots with essentially one changing element that I want to combine/overlay on top of one another to create ONE image (not combine into one PDF with multiple pages or ...
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SVN client for Mac [on hold]

I cannot seem to find any good Subversion client for my Mac! I use TortoiseSVN at work, and it's awesome, but it's for Windows only. My colleague uses Cornerstone for his Mac, and it is not bad and ...
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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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I am looking for a PDF reader in Mac which satisfies :

Support tabbed Can restore after close the app (restore both opened PDF files and jump to the last page view) Leightweight Free PDF Reader X is quite good, but unfortunately the free version only ...
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iTunes Match Alternative … or some way of implementing this

We’ve been using iTunes Match pretty much since the beginning, but recently my wife has turned it off and refused to re-subscribe. I’m fast getting to the same place. It just seems so unstable, ...
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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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Is there are tool that can store and retrieve monitor arrangements as presets?

I'm working with a MacBook at different locations where monitors are then in a different positions relative to the MacBook's screen. As a result I have to rearrange the monitor setup every time I use ...
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iPod Nano 7 Gen: use without Windows and MacOS

I just got an iPod Nano 7gen ("iPod nano with Multi-Touch") for my birthday. I have only one laptop and it's running Linux (Ubuntu 15.04 but may move on to Debian), is there any way I can sync music ...
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Morphing Vector Shapes

I have two vector shapes, and I need one to morph into the other as an animation. What application is best suited for this?
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Floor Plan software for Mac [closed]

Is there a free program that can make floor plans on a Mac? Specifically, I'm looking for something that's fairly easy to use. Doesn't need to have a ton of features, just shouldn't be a headache.
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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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App to video chat between iPod Touch 4 and Android phone?

I am looking to do a video chat between an iPod Touch 4 and an Android phone (not sure which version, but less than a year old). Both of these devices have video cameras and microphones, I'm just not ...
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Is there an OSX app/way to batch rename files via a purely text interface?

Many years ago - when I was a Windows user - I had an application which made renaming files an amazingly simple experience. You would select the files you wish to work with, and their filenames would ...
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What showroom software are available for Mac Os X?

I have seen - in stores - showroom Apple products, with a video screensaver, that display everything you can do with Mac Os X. Just a promo video of Apple. I can't seem to remember the name of this ...
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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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Is there an iPhone app that lets you post to Twitter and Facebook Pages as yourself?

I am looking for an iOS app that lets you spot status updates (tweets) to both Twitter and a Facebook Page (not my personal Facebook profile, but one of the Pages that I administer). In particular the ...
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Snap feature for Mac?

Coming from Windows I have gotten extremely used to the Windows Snap feature, which resizes a window when it's dragged to the screen edges. However, it's not built into OS X. Are there any 3rd party ...
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Looking for VNC client solutions that work reliably on a Mac running OS X 10.9.5

I have a number of FreeBSD servers, and I'd like to put VNC server software on them, then access them from a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. I really don't want to have to access them from a virtual ...
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How can I get notifications on my iPhone of Twitter hashtag mentions?

I must be missing something simple here. I'm not a big Twitter user, but this seems like something that should be obvious and simple. I can get notifications on my iPhone (iOS 8) whenever certain ...
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Alternatives to Google Earth that can consume KMZ

I'm trying to eliminate Google software from my OS X experience. I would like to eliminate Google Earth. Are there OS X tools that can consume or work with KMZ files? Are there good online tools that ...
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Is there an app available from the App Store (iOS) to find out the LAN speed?

I'm trying to see if it would be worthwhile to upgrade my PC computer to a 5 GHz wireless adapter. The only device I own that is capable of using the 5 GHz band is my iPad. So, I'm trying to see if ...
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Is there a rhyming dictionary I can run on the OSX command line?

Is there a rhyming dictionary I can run on the OSX command line? I found these but don't know how to get them running on my Mac: https://trac.macports.org/ticket/39651 ...
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IDE for R in OSX?

I am trying to find some editor/IDE for R in OSX. I am using currently TextMate but not probably the good choice. How can you type R in some good editor/IDE?
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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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Are there any iOS games that involve game theory?

The closest I found is Topia World Builder, but it's unclear to me if the predator/prey dynamic is based on game theory or is some generic algorithm. Seems this would be a simple game to implement, so ...
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Way to manually(!) sort files into folders

I'm looking for an easy way to quickly go through a bunch of files, mostly videos and images and sort them in a set of standard folders. Currently I open the videos/images in VLC see what they're ...
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Anti-virus comparison for Mac OS X

This is not a "I use OSX, do I need Anti-Virus?" question. I am looking at comparison and user opinion of existing AV products. I know I can avoid most (if not all) threats by being careful on the ...
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Can anyone recommend a programmers' editor?

I'm looking for a programmers' editor. I know Xcode and I use it for application programming but I'm looking for something that will: Syntax highlight PHP, SQL, Javascript (including jQuery) and CSS ...
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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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Adobe Illustrator alternative to the Mac?

I need to be able to view and edit AI files on OSX. How can do that without Adobe Illustrator?
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How to clone an audio CD (including pauses between tracks) under Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

I need to clone an audio CD, including the defined pauses between tracks. Under Linux, cdrdao would do the trick for me, but I cannot get the version from MacPorts to work — it will not read ...
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Mirror parts of screen to external monitor

I'd like to mirror/clone separate parts of my iMac screen to smaller external displays. For me the best solution would be to draw a frame on top of the iMac display and let that special frame show ...
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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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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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Mac stopwatch timer app recommendation

Can anyone recommend a stopwatch timer for Mac which can be started or stopped using hotkey?
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Is it possible to chat with a Facebook group using Messages app on OS X Yosemite?

I would like to chat with my groups on Facebook using a desktop app. So far I've tried: Adium, it is quite nice, but it doesn't support group conversations. Native Messages app doesn't seem to ...
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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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Is there a video recording app that stores the exact time the video starts (time of day to the millisecond)?

I'm looking for an app that will log the exact time a video starts to millisecond precision. I know that normal .mov videos recorded on Apple's Photos app stores time of day information - but from ...
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What's a good graphical SFTP utility for OS X?

I need a small graphical utility, using which I can ssh to a server and see all the files and copy and paste (drag and drop) into my local machine. I am running Snow Leopard.
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What tools read SMART data and can run on USB bootable media?

I'm looking for a bootable tool that provide SMART values from my HDD if there is such a thing. So far I'm only able to get into the recovery mode of my MacBook Pro and I need to confirm a ...
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Mac Hard Drive Testing Tools and SMART Analysis

How good is SMART (Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) for really finding and predicting drive problems for regular hard drives and now, for SSDs. From what I understand, different ...