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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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macOS Video Editor With Lossy File Size?

I got a Macbook yesterday and tried to render some videos. The 1 hour 720p screen recording video+audio file size is 120MB. When I render them in iMovie it shows 2.7GB on lowest blurry quality, on ...
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Send a notification to my iPhone when a website's content changes

I would like to be notified quickly (ideally within an hour) if a certain website (that is not under my control) changes. Any changes to the HTML should trigger a notification. Since I am not always ...
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Starting with gpg under macOS

I'm a Linux/Windows user but in the near future, I might have to support users running macOS on questions related to file encryption/decryption using GPG. I have to provide support without having my ...
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Password-Protect Apps MacOS Big Sur

I need to block an app with a password for privacy, but I can't find this feature in Screentime. It used to be in the old Parental controls in Mojave and earlier, but it seems to have been removed in ...
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Recommended malware/virus scanner for mac? [duplicate]

I have been searching for a good virus/malware scanner for my mac. But I'm scared that I might download some trashy software because all the stuff I find on google just turn out to be ads. Do you have ...
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How to view an image full screen on an Apple Watch with no UI showing

I need to be able to display an image (or video) full screen on an Apple Watch, without displaying any UI. Opening an image in Photos shows a small watch icon in the bottom left corner. Opening it ...
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How to uninstall DaisyDisk?

I followed some advice I found here for a replacement for Disk Inventory X OSX disk space shows 200GB as "other" I installed the DaisyDisk app and it worked very well, however now my machine ...
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VPN client software for macOS which allows for split tunnelling incoming SSH connections

As @bmike explained in Cannot connect to Mac (Big Sur) running SSH server while connected to VPN a VPN client allowing for split tunnelling is required in order to connect to a host via SSH which has ...
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Views message size in email

All I want to do is find out how big email messages are. (Curiously enough, I'm having the same challenge with Gmail, but that's another story.) It's obviously a fundamental datum for cleaning up one'...
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Read data from Quicken Essentials for Mac

I have a relative who has thirty years of personal finance records stored in Quicken Essentials for Mac, which runs on operating systems no later than Mac OS El Capitan. The Mac running this software ...
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Display charset info of files in finder

I know that file -I (input file) in terminal get me the charset of a file. Is there a way to get that info displaying directly in Finder ? (something like QLVideo which allows Finder to display a ...
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Is there an alternative client for Homebrew?

Lately I've found myself increasingly frustrated with how long it takes for the standard brew client tool to do anything. I understand its being written in Ruby is the cause of most of its ...
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Alt+Enter Shortcut in MacOS

For over 10 years I have been using Linux, where I always had Alt+Enter as a shortcut to open a new terminal. Recently due to employment change I have to use MacOS. About 100 times a day I hit Alt+...
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macOS: Is there a way to show an image constantly on screen (like a watermark)?

I'm looking for a very simple way to add a watermark to my screen which should be shown whatever I'm doing, is it during a Zoom call, or is it when giving a presentation, or similar (I don't ...
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Is there not one decent email client for Mac?

When I started looking for an alternative to Mail I had no idea it would become a quest. So my criteria have become... One-off purchase (no monthly/annual billing) Pleasant UI Doesn't force me to use ...
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Can I run a virtual machine from my iPad?

I have a Windows virtual machine that I want to open it from my iPad using VirtualBox, Vmware client, or any free App that allows me to open a virtual machine file (I assume it is local to my iPad). I ...
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Is there an app for iOS that can create split zip or rar files?

I'm looking for an app for iOS that can create a split zip or rar file. For example, instead of creating one big zip file (e.g. test.zip, 90 MB), it would create two smaller zip files (e.g. test.zip....
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MacOS Catalina ldap browser supporting certificate authentication?

I’m looking for an GUI based ldap browser here that supports certificate authentication I previously used softerra on windows. I’ve looked into: PhpLdap admin, Jxplorer, Ldapadmin tool. I checked ...
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iOS map app that can load MBTiles tileset

Are there any good map apps that will allow me to load the map from an MBTiles tileset file? I'm looking for something that will allow me to use the map offline while hiking.
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Any suggestions for M1 optimized file comparison tool? [closed]

I installed kdiff3 on my m1 mac using homebrew but it seems that it doesn't have an apple m1 optimized version and hence takes 2-3 secs to open. Does anyone know of a file comparison tool similar to ...
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iPhone productivity app that tracks hours worked with an efficiency parameter

I'm looking for an iPhone app that tracks "effective" hours worked over time. Say I feel half efficient. Then two hours 'effort' amounts to 1 hour of 'actual' work done. If I'm at say 33% ...
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Light weight, free way to record a video with a blurred background using Mac webcam?

When recording a video, sometimes it's preferable to blur the background, especially when working from home or outside the typical office environment. I didn't figure out how to blur the background of ...
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How does one take complete control of the MacBook built-in webcam?

Zoom is able to adjust the MacBook Pro's built-in camera (I think it raises the ISO) for low lighting, either automatically or manually (user-controlled). This is the only application I am aware of ...
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Simple remote server monitoring application like previous iStat Server / iStat View

I am searching for an application to quickly monitor CPU Usage / Memory usage of a remote (local) linux server. An alternate of ssh user@server -t 'htop' It looks like the ancestor of iStats Menu ...
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Is there an open-source iOS screen viewer/ recorder for macOS?

Requirements: better than QuickTime movie recording: it doesn't pass the sound through Wormhole and is great but that is a paid closed source software Open source strongly preferred Is there a open ...
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Open source 4-way split screen on macOS? [duplicate]

macOS's split view allows a screen to be divided into two, with an application in each part. Is there any open source / free way to do a 4-way split screen (e.g. a screen split into quarters)? I ...
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Hand-writing annotations on Keynote or PDF slides

For teaching purposes I would like to be able to handwrite on slides as I give a presentation, ideally with a Wacom graphics tablet which I already own commented to my Mac running Big Sur 11.4. ...
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Parental control software for iPhone11 and Apple devices in general

Apple is known for the hard restriction of privacy which makes it hard to get lots of deep monitoring (or spying) features such as reading social messages to work on non jail-broken devices. iOS14 is ...
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Blind: Looking for solution to sync audio described MP3 with movie from other source to not disturb others

I'm new here so I hope I get this right... I'm blind and am looking for a way of syncing up an mp3 downloaded from: http://www.audiovault.net which has the audio described tracks taken from movies, ...
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Tool for using iPad as RealTime "Chalkboard" on MacOS?

Due to Covid-19 I'm holding my lectures as webinar from my iMac (WebEx, Zoom, ...). Meanwhile my setup works, but there is one thing I miss a lot: Drawing sketches in front of the class while I talk ...
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Encoding videos on iOS

I would like to convert some videos to H265, but this is quite slow on my Mac. I know that the modern A-series chips have hardware encoding/decoding support for H265. I would like to harness the power ...
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Customize title bar color of application windows

I'm a software developer and my daily work involves about 8 or 10 different applications or web-based tools. I work on a 13" MB Pro without an external monitor, and typically I use the touch pad'...
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Display the current network use (upload and download) in the notification bar on iPad

I'm looking for a program for iPadOS 13.7 compatible with ipad pro 9.7 inch (2016) that displays the current network use (upload and download) in the notification bar. The program should be gratis (...
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Alternative Notification System for Macos || Program or CLI to Display Image/Emblem/Icon at corner of screen (no text or box)

I am hoping there is some kind of alternate notification system available for macos as a program or a cli. I don't mind paying. I have created vim bindings with karabiner that work anywhere on macos, ...

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