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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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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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How much data can an app steal from my MacBook if I allow its system-wide execution?

I'm interested in knowing how to monitor and possibly sandbox an app and its relative background processes in MacOS. Is there some internal utility hidden somewhere in the system tools (even CLI), or ...
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Which terminal window app allows for multiple panes and click to open new window

I am watching this screencast series where the guy is using OSX and has this cool terminal window client. Trying to figure out which one he is using. Here is a screenshot: It looks like he is able ...
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Seeking XStreamRipper Alternative

I'm looking for an audio stream capturing tool that will automatically split incoming audio into individually tagged files. It was very easy to drag a streaming link from iTunes (stored in its "...
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Recommendation for PDF “organizer”

I am looking for a PDF library organizer / tool. The requirements are: I can create "shelves" where I could sort the PDFs by topics. I could access it both from my iPad and from my Mac or maybe even ...
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How to post Apple Watch activity of a group to slack?

Lots of people in my office are using Apple Watch. I think it would be nice if when someone finished a workout or completing activity ring, the info is posted on slack. Is there anything I could use ...
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Video player for macOS with jumping by subs and speed control

I'm looking for a video player for macOS with the function of jumping from one subtitle phrase to another with video following the text. For example, the video jumps to the beginning of a phrase when ...
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How to listen to these downloaded BBC radio shows with Catalina?

For years I have been downloading radio shows from the BBC, tagging them as 'podcasts' and putting them into iTunes. With the Catalina update these files no longer seem to be listenable! The Podcasts ...
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Is there any free iOS video player that allows you to transfer and keep a folder hierarchy intact?

I have a video course folder that in turn has multiple folders (one for each chapter). I was using VLC on my ipad and found out that when I copy the parent folder to the device, it just copies all the ...
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Universal Access Handoff and any clipboard manager

With Handoff enabled, when text is copied on iPhone (e.g. in Notes) the copied text also is saved to the Mac desktop clipboard. And if using a clipboard manager on the desktop, that same copied text ...
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A free metronome app that vibrates the phone

I'm looking for an app to facilitate piano practice. Currently, most free metronome apps only provide sound or light indication of the beat, which is understandable because they want to sell hardware ...
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Apps to compile code on iPad

Is there an app, or many, to compile code in different languages such as python, C, Java, etc? I bought Buffer Editor, mostly for Web development, but I also know some other languages, and we can ...
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Is there a log of all the apps I am running on my macOS?

I think being able to see what apps I use the most on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis would be a good idea for macOS users. Are there such applications already available or a log file / ...
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IMAP Mail client on iPad (Pro) with support for IMAP labels

My main mail application is Mozilla Thunderbird as I use intensely IMAP labels to manage my incomming mails. As far as I know Apple Mail does not support IMAP labels. Therefore I am looking for a mail ...
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Viewing Text Message Histories on Windows PC

I have an iPhone 6s, and there are some very, very, long text message conversations on there that I'd like to be able to read through on my PC for the sake of convenience. I've already backed up my ...
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Antivirus software for iOS and an iPad

I just started at a new job. The IT manager gave me the task of deploying 50 iPads using JAMF. Now my manager wants to deploy antivirus software to the iPads. I said huh?? He insists that we push ...
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Touch Screen drivers for Asus VT229H to work with macOS Mojave

I recently bought the multi-touch touchscreen monitor Asus VT229H. The display quality is fantastic, and I managed to attach it as external monitor for my iMac. The problem is: the touch screen ...
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Can I check iPhone, iPad, Watch battery on Mac?

My goal is to have battery status of other Apple device on my Mac (preferably on menubar). I'd like to have a glimpse of the battery status of my iPhone, iPad, Watch, and Airpods. I'm a user of ...
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Archival style backup software or online service

I have some folders that I need constantly backed up. I need to have the backup in archival mode where nothing is ever deleted. That is, new files are backed up, backed up files are never deleted, ...
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Does there exist any free software to play multichannel WAV on macOS

I'm trying to play a 4-channel WAV to 4 speakers (L&R of 2 USB soundcards). It is possible to use Audio MIDI Setup app to create an aggregate output device. Supposing I have such a .WAV file, ...
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Which APP should I use if I want to draw a workflow with mathematical expressions on Mac?

I want to find a graphic application that can draw basic workflows with mathematical expressions. For example, I want to draw something like the following figure from "Implementation and Optimization ...
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How to monitor and log my internet connectivity on Mojave

I need to run a program remotely and need to keep my iMac (Mojave) connected to internet for hours. It seems when I leave my iMac, my program will stop running. I suspect that is due to some internet ...
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File stacking app for Sierra 10.12.6

Is there an app in the App store or a similar future/addon somewhere that gives the opportunity to throw files onto stacks on the Desktop of a Sierra system?
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Apple watch all sports tracker (running, workouts)?

I've been looking for all sports tracker for Apple Watch. I do all kinds of sports like running, crossfit, biking, hiking, swimming.. I would like to have an app that would store my working out plans ...
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Others can't read my annotated PDFs

I annotate PDFs in the Mail app on iOS with the pen. Some people complain that they cannot see the annotations at all. On my Mac, using Preview, I can see everything well. Things I tried: Printing ...
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SSH apps for iPad that run 9.3.5 and earlier

I own an iPad2 (I guess it's an iPad2, it's an old iPad, one of those that you can't update past 9.3.5). Not only that I can't update past iOS 9.3.5, most of the apps I was looking at require at least ...
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Screen record lags on MacBook Pro

Recently I've been trying to record the screen of my Mac. I would like to record some video games and coding projects that I have made but I could not find any way to record the screen without lag. I ...
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Gofortran installation for mac

I need a C compiler and gofrortran to install a package. I was able to get the c complier with: xcode-select --install Unfortunately I am having trouble getting a working fortran complier. I know ...
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What is sort of standard torrent client for MacOS (2019-2020)? [closed]

I have been using uTorrent for years, both for Mac and Windows. But uTorrent stopped working with new MacOS Catalina, it is not compatible with new MacOS. I started to google and found out that ...
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Is there a way to block all incoming phone calls except in your area code?

I want to block all incoming calls on my iPhone that are not from my area code so that I will not receive any unsolicited calls from out of state, particularly related to my resume. I read that one ...
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Replacement for Supercard in Catalina?

I have been a long time Hypercard fan. When Apple mysteriously dropped it, I kept my Hypercard stacks going using Supercard. Unfortunately, Supercard is not 64 bit compatible (and no sign that that is ...
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I want my mac to be able to leave afterimages of windows as I move them

Per this image... I want my mac to be able to do this very fun activity. Is there a thing I can download that will leave afterimages on windows that I drag? Maybe if I hold a button first?
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Time Machine monitoring app using data from the “tmutil status” command

I'm sure the information is irrelevant to the question, but I'm running macOS 10.14.6. Just today I discovered the very interesting tmutil status Terminal command. For instance, while the menu bar ...
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Can Karabiner perform complex mapping to make British key layout function more like the US layout?

My MacBook Pro has a British/European keyboard and would like to do the following remaps so my keyboard behaves more like a US keyboard. Specifically, the more complicated items I need to change are: ...
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Way to read multiple text files in order using TTS?

I organize many text files by tags using the Finder tag system. Sometimes I want to have my Mac speak all of these files by some tag(s). Is there an easier way of going into each text file and ...
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Offline and account-less notes and calendar apps for iOS [closed]

Are there any calendar and notes apps for the iPhone (iOS 12.4) that don't require syncing, cloud use, or an account with a supplier? I have not been able to find any, but I hope some exist.
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Vim-like clipboard manager with multiple buffers

I am looking to expand the capabilities of my clipboard. I've grown attached to how vim does it; multiple discrete buffers you can 'yank' (copy) text into. I also generally prefer to use the mouse ...
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Archive email to selfhosted cloud

Our users have a very small mailbox. Increasing it's size is out of the question and they're using only iPhones and iPads. There is a big possibility of them losing/destroying their devices (don't ...
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OSX Software to use for Photo Collage in a large poster size

I need a very large poster of pictures of kids collage. Here is a sample I'm not a graphic designer and so I'm not necessarily very familiar with the Vector design tools that people often use to ...

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