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iOS/iPadOS e-book reading app with *multiple* *custom* dictionaries

I have lots of e-books. I read them both on my iPhone and on my Linux laptop. So far, on my iPhone, I just use the built-in Books app. The problem is that it has a very limited selection of ...
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Quick search in NAS. Which software for overview?

We use a NAS in our small company to acces our files from different locations. Searching within the NAS does not work well due to the amount of data stored and slow internet connection. So if we're ...
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How to make bin+cue image of audio CD under macOS?

As above. I don't mind if it's GUI or terminal app as long as I can achieve what I want. I did a net search but didn't find what I need. Thanks! PS. I do not want to rip the audio CD into m4a/mp3 ...
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Restricting/Blocking iPhone access with a passcode for workers?

I would like to implement an app that is capable of doing the following when a worker doesn’t return the iPhone for 45 days: Based on IMEI or a unique app client id the phone should be disabled with ...
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What options to mirroring iPad display to Windows 10 PC that balance cost and performance?

I would like to record a lecture for my maths students. I want to write it on my iPad, mirror the iPad to my PC laptop, and use OBS on my PC to combine the image of the iPad with the input of my video ...
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How to test speeds and strengths of wifi from macOS?

I live in a house with multiple wireless radios and channels – some of which tend to be more reliable than others. I know that connecting to each one sequentially and then do a speed test in a browser ...
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Tool to perform MULTIPLE regex replacements on text

It's often been the case that I've wanted to a) perform a series of regex replacements on some text in a specific order, and b) save this replacement to use for later. However, despite the purported ...
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Tools to compare/diff resource forks?

I'm trying to determine if any data corruption has occurred on my old recording archives, which include copious quantities of Sound Designer II (SD2) files. In the SD2 file format, the resource fork ...
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How to make and receive calls in MBP via bluetooth?

I used to use the HandsFree 2 app. It worked perfectly and it even recorded calls, incredibly useful. But now in Catalina it crashes and it seems is discontinued. What it did, which would be perfect ...
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How to open .TLS files on mac

I have a Browning game camera that takes timelapse photos... I was disappointed to discover it records them as huge 1-2 GB .TLS files that require software Browning makes to open, and it only works on ...
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Live preview of changing image file

I'm looking for a software recommendation that will allow me to view an image file that changes frequently, that ideally updates the display within 1 second after the file changes on disk. Why? I'm ...
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Are there solutions to block pornography on iOS and watchOS?

I need an effective solution for preventing my ability to see porn and immodest content on both my iPhone 11 Pro Max and iWatch 5 cellular. Once that is accomplished: I do want to otherwise retain ...
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How to take a picture with the mac webcam in PNG?

Photo Booth saves photos in JPG and I find it a bit tedious to convert from JPG to PNG. I’m not using Automator anymore for this. For some reason when I use imagesnap, it can only save in JPG. So ...
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Replacing the black background of a downloaded video with transparent background

How can I make a video that includes a person with a black background have a transparent background in MAC OS X 10.15.2 (and not use web apps)? Here's a screenshot of the video. Here is the video ...
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Change text color while writing

I am writing scripts and I need to separate actual text from comments by color. For example the code is in black, and the comments are in red. **writeln('this one should be BLACK');** *this is a ...
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Apple IpadOS / ios HTML editor which will sync with Amazon AWS S3 buckets

Hi so I'm looking for an Apple IpadOS / IOS app that'll edit a HTML file stored in an Amazon S3 bucket, and update, and upload it back. I could only find "Code Editor" by Panic for Ipados, but there ...
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Is there a great text editor for iPhone and/or iPad with BBEdit-style text filters and PCRE search/replace?

Overwhelmingly, the reason I turn to my computer instead of using my phone with an external keyboard and the reason I gave up using an iPad is to be able to use BBEdit. Is there a reasonably full-...
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Freeware includes ssh terminal and file transfer support for Mac OS? [closed]

I am looking for a freeware (like Bitvise SSH Client on Windows) that keeps track of servers/connections via a GUI and support some features: SSH terminal. File transfer (FTP, SFTP, SCP ...). Port ...
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PDF in paged mode (text split into individual pages)

When viewing epub files (e.g. with Calibre), in paged mode, the text is split up into individual pages, as in a paper book. In paged mode the number of pages per screen can be also changed, e.g. to ...
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Webcam Conference // Software to modify picture

is there any software to modify my webcam picture? I tried to find something, but only found software that has "fun" filters. The Task I need the software to run video conferences and do ...
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Play sound from iPhone thru Macbook to external output

I want to play music from different apps on my iphone and output them thru macbook to external usb audio system. My stack is: iPhone XS, Macbook Pro 2015, iOS 13, OSX 10.14. Requirements: Free / ...
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PDF viewer that makes reference checking easy

I'm an academic and I read a lot of papers on-screen in pdf format. Scientific papers always have a list of references at the back, and when reading them it's often necessary to check a reference, ...
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Are there any watchOS-based apps that allow playback of audio content from a URL via the Apple Watch's built-in speaker?

I'm a big fan of listening to live radio, and would love to be able to do this without the use of a phone or another larger device. Are there currently any apps that allow the playback of audio ...
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Looking for alternatives to QuickTime 7 Pro for OS Catalina concerning audio mapping

I've been using QuickTime 7 Pro (until recently) in order to QC multi-channel ProRes files. Now, I am unable to QC 5.1 plus Stereo Comp files like I use to. Is there another app out there that will ...
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Debug IA-32 code on Mac OS Catalina

I'm studying the IA-32 assembly language and I'm operating on macOS Catalina 10.15.13. Right now I'm using vim as my editor and nasm for compiling the source. Is there a software for debugging the ...
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“Whiteboard” and screen recording apps

I work as a teacher (I teach math) and in this situation where schools are closed and are offering distance learning I need to record lectures and share them with my students. Since I need to show how ...
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Mac OS Software for Creating Video Presentations

I have a MacBook Pro, and I'm looking for some software which can enable me to create video presentations. This would be similar to a set of slides containing text, images and videos (e.g. made in ...
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The best way to combine two m4v files on Catalina [duplicate]

I've seen Best way to merge mp4 files and I've seen similar articles such as https://www.adeepbite.com/combine-videos-mac-using-quicktime-player/ I have a computer with OSX Catalina. I've got some 3+...
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Any free and reliable app to display Markdown documents in macOS? [duplicate]

Sometimes we add a file readme.txt in our folder for notes or things to know about. Using Markdown, it is pretty easy to make it into a nicely formatted document. Can we write a README.md and can use ...
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Keyboard shortcut to decrease size of window?

I am trying to decrease the size of a given window, vertically. I have to manually hover over the top edge of the window, wait for the double arrow to show up, then pull down. Very annoying and time-...
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Recommend a Terminal app for iOS? [closed]

What is the most recommended/used terminal for iOS 13.3.1? I’m kinda green to the whole thing to be completely honest! So any extra advice would be wonderful!
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Best way to connect Remote Mac with audio from Mac or PC

I am in a need of a solution, where I can remotely connect from my PC/Mac to remote Mac Pro or Mac mini with audio coming from it. I will be using VPN to access Remote Mac, so I couldn't get Airfoil ...
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Very large (out of core) image viewer for Mac?

(Yes, I've seen this question, but what that poster considered "truly massive" is pretty ordinary now.) Can anyone suggest an image viewer on the Mac, OSS or commercial, that is capable of ...
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Alarm app stopped working if someone calls

When my alarm rings, if I immediately receive a call, my alarm stops ! This scenario doesn't make sense to me ! Do I have to use another alternative alarm apps? If so, what would you recommend ?
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Is there a user-friendly editor for Karabiner complex modifications?

I have a large list of Karabiner complex modifications and it is hard to keep track of them all including conflicts, excluded applications, etc. From what I can tell the user is expected to edit ~/....
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Is there a GUI difftool that does symlinks?

Let's say I have some directories with symlinks in them. . ├── dirA │   ├── file013 │   └── file212 └── dirB ├── file013 └── file212 2 directories, 4 files The symlinks are pointing to ...
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Multiple Words Search in a single PDF with Mac

I am looking for any software for Mac (free or not) that is capable to use boolean operator in search (within PDF). To be more precise I would like a software where if I put “apple OR orange OR banana”...
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What's a task-manager lighter than Activity-Monitor? [duplicate]

Apple Activity Monitor is nice and simple enough, but I tend to keep it open all the time in order: to have a CPU monitor always visible in the Dock without any click/gesture (and without wasting ...
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I need to examine an 82.7 GB (!) text file. What can open it?

We recently had a meltdown of a Tomcat server, that produced an 82.7 GB "catalina.out" log file, which I saved for forensic analysis. What macOS editors can open monster text files without consuming ...
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Cannot checkout full SVN repository - operation timed out

I am trying to checkout the SVN repository. However, I am still getting the connection timeout after some files are downloaded. The error says: Cannot checkout from svn: svn: E000060: Operation ...
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Edit outgoing IP packets

How can I edit outgoing IP packets on the fly? I believe NetfilterQueue would allow me to do this on Linux, so I am looking for macOS alternatives. Overall, I want to be able to capture a packet ...
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Render html in quick look to display MathJax equations

I am grading homework assignments for a stat class. The students knit rmd files to html. For expedience, I want to use quick view to read the files so I wouldn't have to open each of them. ...
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Time lapse screen recording for iOS

How can I take a time lapse screen recording on iOS? I want to make a video that shows the behaviour of an app over a long period of time (1-3 hours). I know I can just make a screen recording of the ...
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Lightweight HTML viewer

I'd like to write an HTML app for my own use that works offline. I'll edit my source code in Sublime Text 3. I don't have a lightweight app to render and show it. I do know I can open HTML files in a ...
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Software for reading pipermail/mailman listservs (and not feeling its 1991)?

Does anyone know if there's a piece of Mac (or web?) software that can grab and reformat/organize a good 'ol pipermail/mailman listserv archive, so it a little less infuriating? You know what I'm ...
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How to lock a browser with a password/passcode on iPhone?

Is there a way to make a Web browser on iPhone 11 Pro other than Safari to be lockable with a password or a passcode, even by any extension? That is, when you launch the browser, a password is ...
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How to analyze font substitution in Catalina

I used to use a program called FontRevelear to analyze the font substitution behavior. Basically, if you type some Unicode character from font "A", but the character isn't actually in font "A", the ...
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Is there a good email app with text-to-speech for iPhone?

I cannot read small text due to eyesight deterioration and want an app that can read email out loud. Is there anything good that has text to speech and possibly also dictation of emails?
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mergerfs or similar on a Mac for combining multiple drives?

I want to setup an old Mac Pro as a media server. In my recent setup, I use mergerfs to combine multiple drives into one which I can share. I would like to do the same on the Mac. I have seen, that ...
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How to automatically hide/show dock depending on whether any apps are running in foreground?

In GNOME (on Linux), there is an extension called "Dash to Dock", which gives you a macOS-like dock. One very nice difference is that when you set it to automatically hide the dock, it only hides it ...

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