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Apply outgoing firewall rules per app selectively (MacOS Big Sur)

Question: Which firewall can selectively apply multiple named domain resolving rules per app? E.g. like the One Periodic's Hands Off firewall Details: I'm looking for an app or combination of apps ...
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Call recording on an iPhone 13 Pro

I just bought a new iPhone 13 Pro to use as my main phone. Are there any call recording apps, or ways of recording calls, regardless of whether they are free or premium? After searching through the ...
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Toolbox/Podman Alternative for MacOS

I primarily develop on Linux and recently bought a Macbook, and am looking to make the development experience familiar to what I am used to. Note that this focuses on work native to the OS, rather ...
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Is there a QTranslate for MacOS?

I'd like to translate selected text using one keyboard shortcut and see translation in a pop up window, similarly to how QTranslate works on Windows. I tried Mate, but it requires several key ...
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Middle click on trackball

I just upgraded to a M1 Monterey Mac and I have a Kensington orbit trackball with two mouse buttons. On Pre-Monterey, I could (with Kensington Trackball works) press the left and right mouse button ...
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Is there an alternative for fontconfig?

I have been a Linux user for years and now I might switch to Apple. I use fontconfig for font configuration including default font replacement and setting stylistic sets for OpenType fonts. I have ...
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Different Desktop Environment for Mac?

Is is possible to change the entire desktop environment of a Mac (12.2.1)? Are there any desktop environment alternatives available? (Xfce or unity-like would be nice) My major concern is the default ...
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iPhone app to track stocks that allows me to set price alerts

My task I'm looking for an iOS app that can track a set (technical name is portfolio?) of stocks: show the (time, value) plot of each stock in real time (this is something even the barebone Stocks ...
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Why iOS m3u does play first file only? Open Network Stream - Play streams directly without downloading

Issue native Safari or iOS VLC does allow to play only first song of m3u file see VLC for iOS issue m3u does play first file only Safari error example repo Question how to play file playlist with ...
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App which allows me to comment *and* to write free-hand on PDFs

I'm looking for a PDF editing app with the following requirements that runs on macOS 11.6.5 (Big Sur): highlight text, different colors add comments/notes, same as above write and draw free-hand (...
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Convert SVG to PDF using command line in Mac OSX

I want to convert a SVG file to PDF from the command line on Mac OSX. Is there any way to do this?
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MacOS Dock adapter for Linux and/or Windows applications?

I have a Python+GTK application I use frequently on Linux and MacOS. It's at https://stromberg.dnsalias.org/~strombrg/hcm/ . Right now at least, I'm turning it into a MacOS app bundle using https://...
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Is there an app for iPadOS (or any workaround) that can put multiple pages from PDF in one big board or canvas?

As the question title said, I would like to know if there is an app for iPadOS where I can put and "clutter" several pages from multiple PDFs on a very big board or canvas and I can freely ...
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Suggestions for an macOS/OSX app or browser extension (free or non-free but not subscription-based) that can block specific URLs

as above. I've looked at 3 apps blocksite chrome extension and focus are both subscription-base cisdem appcrypt: it seems it blocks whole websites. As an exameple, I blocked a clip from Finding Nemo ...
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Are there any Tiling Window Managers similar to Pop!_OS's Tiling WM?

With Pop!_OS's tiling window manager (found here: https://github.com/pop-os/tiler), I can use my mouse instead of the keyboard to tile the windows. I find it easier than complex keyboard combinations. ...
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Changing language on ID3 lyrics

eyeD3 has an add-lyrics option that takes arguments Lyrics, Description, Language.  Lyrics is supposed to be a filename, description a string, and language the three character code from ISO3166-2. If ...
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Looking for a calendar or date display app for iPhone

I am looking for a calendar app for the iPhone that simply displays the date and what day of the week it is in large letters. And that's it. If there are extra bits of info such as sunrise and sundown ...
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Image text indexing software for High Sierra

I love the Live Text feature on iOS 15 but unfortunately, my photo library is too large to fit on a Cloud account or on an iPhone - it lives on a 4Tb external hard drive. However, I would love to be ...
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Show tags for each file in Finder icon view

Goal: In macOS Monterey, using the Finder icon view, I want to show three things for each file, listed below. I want them close together visually. I only can show the first two, not the third: ☑︎ ...
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App to toggle login apps [closed]

Is there an app to toggle login apps? I don't want junk like CleanMyMac, just a barebones toggle app.
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Android or iPhone emulator to use Snap Circuits (bluetooth) under macOS

Any experience or recommendations on a way to connect to the Snap Circuits Code Journey Rover to a Mac Laptop (Intel)? It seems the app provided by the manufacturer only works on iOS, Android and ...
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Looking for a Clipboard Viewer (not a clipboard manager)

I need a simple permanently visible window that simply shows whatever is in the clipboard (text, graphic, or file). The window should not auto-size itself when the clipboard contains a large graphic (...
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How can I change input source in MacOS using Windows-style Shift + Command shortcut?

I've been using Windows for most of my life and at this point I've developed a muscle memory to use Shift + Alt when I want to change language. Using Macbook Air With macOS Big Sur (11.6) as my ...
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Edit all default file type applications?

As a developer I have Xcode installed, which also seems to make itself the default for a bunch of different filetypes. Similarly, VLC seems to make itself the default for any .zip or .rar file. I've ...
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Best cloud alternative to a Mac AFP onsite file system

I have a publishing company as a client that has asked me to help them migrate an outdated Mac server to a cloud based model so they would be able to have a more resilient system, as well as easily ...
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Change microphone equalizer on iOS

I'd like to give a favorable impression during phone/audio calls by adjusting the tone of my voice. Are there any software solutions for iOS to change the tone of voice coming into the microphone? If ...
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What is Apple's equivalent to Adobe After Effects?

I was wondering, what is Apple's version of After Effects? In the same way that Final Cut Pro is the apple alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
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Is there an app that can send yourself notifications regularly?

Is there an app that can send yourself custom notifications regularly? For example: I want to have my phone send me a notification every day at noon to “Drink water”.
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Azure SQL App For iPad Pro

I have a small Azure SQL Server instance that I use to develop some T-SQL scripts and other server-side tasks. So no data uploads or downloads are needed. I want to work from my iPad, and I could do ...
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Is there an open source alternative to diskutil available for macOS?

Is there an open source alternative to diskutil available for macOS? I am hoping to find a command line program that perform the same core functions like: verify disk or volume repair disk or volume ...
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What is a program to display PDF's in a dark theme friendly fashion on MacOS?

I am trying to read all my PDF's in dark theme, to preserve my vision since I work at a computer all day. Adobe Acrobat reader offers this feature, in that you can go into accessibility and change the ...
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Graphing Apple Health data for more than one year

I just migrated from Fitbit to Apple Watch and transferred my data. The one disappointment is that while Apple Health keeps all data, its graphs show at most the past year, but it's often useful to ...
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Right-click on Big Sur

The right click/secondary click can no longer be called by clicking on the bottom right of the trackpad in Big Sur. You have to Ctrl-click or two-finger click instead. I have too much muscle memory ...
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Alternative to Taply

I've relied on Taply, a simple music player, since at least Leopard. The program is 32 bit and won't run on MacOs after Mojave. There is no 64 bit version of the program, which is no longer in ...
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Track memory usage over a long period of time

I own a 2019 Macbook Pro with 16GB of RAM for software development. Previously I used a MBP with 32GB of RAM, and now I feel that sometimes the 16GB MBP hits the ceiling when running multiple things ...
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Checking detailed parameters of hardware - like RAM CAS latency

In Windows one can find free apps like CPUID (CPU-Z) and others who help get a lot of information about installed hardware. I was looking for something similar for macOS, but couldn't find anything ...
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Using Ada on macOS

I have a need to do a couple of small personal projects on macOS. I am considering updating my Ada knowledge (it has changed a bit) instead of learning Swift from the very beginning. My projects do ...
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How do I get Finder to sort by date modified, but also keep folders on top?

In the advanced Finder preferences, there's the option to list folders first, but only when sorting by name: I'd like folders to always be listed first—especially when sorting by date [modified]. The ...
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Looking for a screen and microphone audio recording software for Mac apart from QuickTime

I've been using Quick time to record all my classes this year, but the problem is that it takes up an insane amount of space. I tried to record the same meeting using Zoom and it was just 500mb, ...
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Alternative to Apple Notes that uses the Notes database?

Is there an alternative app to Notes on Mac that still uses the Notes database? In other words, is there an app that provides a better different front end than Notes but still stores and reads from ...
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Good alternative to Adobe Photoshop

Adobe products have always been the bane of my Mac existence, and lately they seem to have gotten even worse (notably running multiple processes in the background constantly accessing my keychain and ...
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Mac alternative for Subtitle Edit? [duplicate]

I'm a video producer and our company recently moved to Mac due to the efficiency of the M1 chip. I used to work with subtitles and translate them using a "Windows only" software named "...
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Tool to identify all filepaths/filenames exceeding Windows' allowed length?

I have a folder containing several nested subfolders. The parent folder is 1.2GB, and contains nearly 3,000 mainly screenshot image files. My Mac doesn't have a problem with the long filepaths/names ...
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Elgato Video Capture macOS application alternatives

The Elgato Video Capture analog to digital converter hardware works well on my Mac, converting S-Video or Composite Video + RCA Stereo to digital. Reasonable price, good quality, and works on macOS. ...
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How to find out, what I am able to look for in Spotlight

I am looking for a very good documentation or tool, that help's me to make better searches in spotlight.I have found some descriptions like: "https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/...
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How can I test the sustained write speed of a drive on macOS?

I would like to get an idea of the sustained read and write speeds of a drive that I have connected to my Mac. As you may know, most drives do not consistently read and write at the same speed as it ...
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A Better Way to Organize Project Files for Freelancers?

Every year I work on many different projects, from design, to coding, to 3D design, to personal projects. My usual model currently is to create folders for each project and after I am done with them ...
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Is there a way to loop part of a video on macOS?

I'm trying to learn a language from a video. For this I would like to loop part of a video indefinitely, and additionally be able to change the speed of the video while it's playing back. Is there any ...
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Mac app similar to Scribble feature in iPadOS

I want to use a graphic tablet (for example from Wacom) to navigate through my Mac as alternative to a mouse or trackpad. It would be amazing if I could also use it to replace my keyboard for writing. ...
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Read/write raw NFC data on a mac

I'm looking for a solution to read/write raw data from and to mifare classic tags. On Android, there is NFC Taginfo, NXP TagInfo and MIFARE Classic Tool. Alternatively, I would be willing to program ...
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