Applications, either provided by Apple or third-party, which facilitate administrative functions that usually involve working with the operating system or file system

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Monitoring network usage of individual applications?

I want to monitor each application's network/internet usage on my Mac. Sort of like how Activity Indicator shows total upload/download usage -- but I also want to know particular application usages. ...
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“Lockable” stickies on the dashboard?

I'm looking for a dashboard sticky-type widget that I can "lock" so that it won't accept edits. I have a number of stickies that I place there with common terminal commands I use, but I have the nasty ...
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What is the quickest Mac OS X app to use to remove the background of an image to make it transparent?

I followed the instructions in How to use Preview for Basic Image Editing: Remove Backgrounds and Extract Shapes to use the Preview app to remove backgrounds with an image. The problem is that the ...
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Are there any ipad applications or utilities that allow you to enter handwriting into a text field?

I've seen various iPad applications that allow you to take notes in your own handwriting. I'm wondering if there are any options for allowing a user to input handwritten data into input fields on web ...
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How can I keep certain apps from showing in the command-tab switcher?

Pretty much self-explanatory... I just have a bunch of utilities (LaunchBar, DeliBar, Tags, etc...) that I never need to tab to and so are just in the way.
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OS X Terminal “must have” utilities

I've just read with pleasure, and learned a lot from these questions : OS X Terminal Tips and Tricks OS X Hidden features and nice tips & tricks OS X Applications you can't live without But I ...
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Is there any utility or program that will let me assign keyboard shortcuts inside of apps?

I'm a web developer, and use a specific IDE for all of my work. It does everything I need it to do, so please don't suggest a host of other IDEs. The only issue I have with it is that there is no ...
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NeO outliner by d-lit forums/users

I recently bought NeO and I am having a bit of trouble understanding it. I have tried googeling for resources, but NeO does not seem to have that many users. I am looking for a place to discuss NeO ...
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Free utilities for a power users switching from Windows to OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: OS X Applications you can't live without I'm looking for usual tools, like messenger, file transfer, text editor and so on. PS. I would make it community wiki, but ...
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What Window Management Options exist for OS X?

I'd like to do something with my windows on OS X, where something includes options like re-arranging, moving, re-sizing, remembering positions, cloning across Spaces, etc. What options exist? Rules ...
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How do I find my CPU's temperature?

There are a number of posts that talk about CPU temperature. Is there a utility built in to Mac OSX that I can use to determine the current temperature of the CPU?
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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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OS X menubar/dashboard/dock utility for monitoring a server?

Is there any desktop utility for OS X that would periodically monitor a (non-osx) server and display a status icon? Something as simple as attempting to visit a URL every 5 minutes and turning red if ...
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Free OS X utility to scrape web sites?

I want to scrape all the pages and subpages of a web site (by scrape, I mean save all the online content to local HTML files). What is the best utility to crawl all the pages? Ideally, I would like ...
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How to interact with programs when names read from a list

I have a script which checks for loads of applications if they are open, and closes them if yes, and opens them if not. Until now I had a simple: tell application "System Events" if exists (process ...
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How to access ProXPN's settings?

I installed ProXPN on my Mac and successfully used it. It installs an icon in the menu bar which you can use to enable and disable the application. I was messing around with the settings and clicked ...
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Utility to integrate iTunes with Amazon

Is there any utility or script that integrates with iTunes and helps me organize my libraries by doing lookups on large databases such as Amazon? For example: downloading track names from ...
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Is there a good replacement for the Dock?

What are the best dock replacements? It's frustrating to keep track of windows in the dock unless they're minimized. For instance, I often have 10-15 separate PDF documents open. It's ...
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How to completely remove Folx on Mac OS X?

I installed Folx download manager on my MacBook Pro. I didn't like it, so I removed it from the Applications folder. I also searched for its dependent files in /Library/Preferences, but I found ...
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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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I wish I could get a new Finder window launched if I double-click the Finder icon in the dock. Is this possible?

I wish I could get a new Finder window launched if I double-click the Finder icon in the dock. I'm not sure if this would be possible with an Automator script, or if I would have to try to program ...
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What's the tool that can do some actions when a file is copied?

I use Cmd+L to make a alias, and the alias has "alia" appended to the original file name. I move the link to a directory, then remove the "alias" part manually. Is there a tool that can do this kind ...
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Good simple Clipboard manager

I'm used to using Ditto on windows, and need something similar on my mac mini. Any Suggestions?
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What kinds of things should I do to maintain the performance of my iMac?

I've recently switched from PC to Mac. So far, so good! With my PC, I had a variety of tasks I'd regularly perform to keep my PC running well: Run CCleaner to clean up all the cruft (temporary ...
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Is there an iPod locator?

I know the iPhone does that, using me.com, but I don't know anything similar for iPods. I have an iPod touch and, sometimes, I forget where I leave it, only knowing it's on my house. If it was my ...