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Questions tagged [software-recommendation]

Recommendations can easily be subjective and local to one person or time. Please be specific about function and broad about timeframe so that your question, once answered objectively, is of use to the community. Consider instead posting your question at our sister site, Software Recommendations ...

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Text editor to search/replace newlines and tabs

A time-saving feature I often used while editing large text files (the kind used for batch processes of data exchanges, aka, "flat files" for feeds between multiple systems) was Notepad++'s extended ...
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Stitch PDFs with a small overlay

I have large A1 sheets that I want to digitise. With an A3 scanner I was able to get four PDFs -------------- | 1 | 2 | | | | -------------- | 3 | 4 | | | | -------------- ...
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reader mode on iOS Chrome?

I miss Safari’s Reader mode’s ability to cut down on website cruft, for example Medium’s banners. But I really don’t like Safari otherwise. Can I get Reader mode in Chrome? How? I tried chrome://...
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Location Based Alarm on iOS

Yup. I fell asleep on the train and missed my stop. So next time I was smart and thought that I would set an alarm. Then I went to sleep with the alarm set for 6:09 instead of 8:09. So I missed the ...
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How to use External camera in iPad Pro 2017

I want to record whiteboard lecture along with pip video of my face using explain everything (app for whiteboard ). Using front camera is not posible as while writing on iPad using pencil because of ...
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How to use Mac Keyboard, on iPhone, with lightning cord?

I am looking for a way to type on the Mac keyboard and have it type on an iPhone. I know there are many bluetooth Apps to do this, but I am using a typing script and bluetooth does not transmit the ...
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Web/app dashboard suggestions for a 1st gen iPad

I have a a 1st gen iPad that I still keep around for some of the games that have gone to that great App Store in the sky but I'd like to make it a little more useful for the house by using it as a ...
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How to unzip .xz

How can I unzip a .xz file? Archive utility failed. Is there an app that I should get to do it? (Mac Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.5)
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Opening a pdf file from the command line

I have been using latexmk to make a pdf file in the following way: latexmk -pdf filename.tex; open filename.pdf This opens the pdf in Preview. However I want to open the pdf with a given zoom (...
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IOS App - Start/Stop Timer Like App - Suggestion Needed

Hopefully this is the right place to ask as this is more about "looking for an appropriate iOS app". I've got some noisy neighbors that do construction at all hours of the day and night. My city has ...
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A pomodoro app, but aligned to hours

What I'm looking for: a simple iOS and/or macOS app that would notify me at 10:00 to start working, and 10:55 to take a 5-minute break, and so on, until 19:00, for example. Usual pomodoro timers can'...
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Best way to share one keyboard and mouse between a Mac & PC?

I have a Mac and pc sitting beside each other. Each has an independent monitor. Currently I am using a two port usb switch to move between the two systems, but it can sometimes be cumbersome to switch ...
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Compression / archival utility which stores the most metadata?

I recently did a backup of a FAT32 disk which contained a lot of diverse data. It contains many media files, many big binary files, and as usual with FAT32, it has all kinds of odd (but potentially ...
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Alternative 'menu bar app' that shows battery temp AND graph (like iStats Menu)

It happens to all of us. Free apps on Mac AppStore turning out to be 'trials'. My iStats Menu trial ended. So I resorted to free or open source alternatives. Macs Fan Control 1.4.10 shows ...
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How to record Audio & GPS on an iPhone

How do I record a GPS track (including height) and audio simultaneously on an iPhone (iPhone 8 / iOS 11) in a way that I can later see which time of the audio relates to which GPS position?
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iphone and ipad app for emails that supports colors, fonts, etc

I can easily bold, italicize, and underline words...but I really want to be able to style my emails. Are there mail apps that: * support colors (mandatory) * free or low cost preferred Nice to ...
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Downloading YouTube music videos

Is there a reliable YouTube video converter than can download music videos? I am a professor teaching overseas and often download music videos for classroom use. For example, gospel songs and ...
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Extract HFS+/HFSX volume from dmg file

Dmg file contains a volume with identifier Apple_HFS, which is compressed with various methods (zlib, bz2, etc.), how can I extract a raw, uncompressed HFS volume from DMG file? Right now, it cannot ...
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Invalid file or folder characters - OneDrive

I'm looking for some help, I'm trying to help a user migrate from Dropbox to OneDrive, However, I've found that OneDrive doesn't support some of the file names that she has within Dropbox. Which are ...
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Is there a way to automatically adjust EQ settings when the audio output changes?

I have particular EQ settings I like to use for my speakers at home, however when I'm using my laptop speakers or Bluetooth headphones I prefer to have a flat EQ. Is there a way to specify different ...
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Software for employe-like tracking, particular with Email.app?

My pal Dave has a number of full and part time employees (all Mac) in sales-like roles. In short he wanted a plugin, or even a separate app that just reads the MBOX file? To get an idea of ...
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What solutions are available for backing up and managing Mac preferences (PLIST files)?

As an individual software developer, I want to keep the myriad details of my finely-tuned macOS system in a cohesive configuration management system, so that I can quickly set up a new development ...
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Integrate structured editor with Devonthink

I am trying to use Devonthink for more use cases than I did before. What is holding me back from making it my general note-taking tool is the editor situation, and I wonder if it can be improved. ...
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Switch from Outlook 2016 Mac to Apple Mail

I have been using the mac for a long time, earlier I used Entourage as my email client, then came the Outlook 2011 for Mac and now its Outlook 2016 for Mac. Due to some official guidelines I now need ...
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iPad to/from android by USB?

My niece gave me a lightning to USB-C cable.  She doesn't know where she got it. If I connect it between an iPad Pro and a Nexus 5X, neither shows charging. I can use it (I assume) for a Macbook to ...
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Is there a way to emulate an Xbox controller?

I've downloaded Onecast which allows me to stream an Xbox One to my Mac and it supports connecting an Xbox controller. Is there a way to emulate an Xbox controller with my keyboard and mouse on my Mac ...
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Is there an app like Groupy by Stardock for macOS Sierra which organize different apps as tabs?

Groupy App by Stardock can organize multiple applications into grouped tabs like below. Is there a Mac app for macOS Seirra which supports different apps as tabs?
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Lossless CD ripping for Mac OS 9

I've recently revived an original clamshell iBook which has something my modern MacbookPro lacks: a CD drive. This has given me an idea: ripping CD's with my iBook and bringing them over to my newer ...
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How to update Mac Bluetooth Version?

I bought this bluetooth adapter that doesn't have a software for Mac. The manual/information suggests that it's plug and play and doesn't require any installation. Although it suggests Bluesoleil ...
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Free PDF application/reader for IPad with a 2 pages side by side layout (like a book)

I just bought a 12.9" IPad Pro. I was surprised to realise that I couldn't read my PDFs as 2 pages layout (side by side, like a book) on a landscape orientation with iBooks. Would you know any free ...
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Quick event app for iPhone

I am looking for an app (or builtin feature) that allows adding calendar events in my iPhone using text. For example, in my Google Pixel I have an app called Quick Event that when I open a simple text ...
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What's a good replacement for MenuMeters on the newest macOS?

https://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters/ says it does not support the newest version of macOS any more. What's a good replacement?
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applications for converting gif to image sequence, and vice versa

I'm looking for a simple application that i can use to turn image sequences into gifs, and split gifs into image sequences for mac OS. i know there are online resources but i need something i can use ...
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Is there a macOS utility that lets me assign a keyboard shortcut for switching to a particular window?

I usually have a lot of applications open with lots of windows in each. Let's say I'm working on several documents in a word processor, while having several web browser windows open for reference. I ...
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(preferably) free app to lock iPhone for predetermined periods of time

Reading here https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask my understanding is that I can ask question about third-party Apple software, as long as I ...
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macOS: lossless PNG to PDF conversion

I have several pages imported from scanner in PNG format. I use image editor to clean some noise, downscale to 100PDI, convert image palette to grayscale, etc. Finally I've got a bunch of PNG images ...
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Mac app for writing handwritten notes

I would like to prepare hand-written notes (via One by Wacom tablet) for my educational purposes, therefore I would like to have a software which has ability to create infinite long (or big enough) ...
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A better alternative for source code file browsing than finder+quicklook?

I'm not an IDE user and I spend a lot of time going back and forth between finder windows opening files in quicklook just to look at a thing here and there. This gets awkward fast, specially as QL ...
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Applescript for tagging 4GB of PDF files

I've only recently come across automation world and realized that it could help me solve one big problem. I've roughly 4 GB of PDF files in my computer, mostly from the university, they range from ...
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Tool to remove image parts in PDF

The reader of my university lecture regularly posts lecture notes online. The pdf contains handwritten mathematical theorems including the proofs. Everything is written on a completely white ...
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Is there an app to control preferences/desktop/dock based on an environment

I use my laptop for personal use and work. Is there a way to be able to reconfigure my preferences, desktop icons, and dock apps with a script or app? I personally would like something like f.lux ...
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Need a zip program for advanced power users [closed]

I need a comprehensive solution for several thousand downloaded files which will often require passwords, including .PART files, rar files, and zip files. I've tried UnRarX, 7zX, and Stuffit. ...
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Is there a free tool that allows for cutting of videos?

I am downloading AVI files from a German "online" video recording service. These files don't work with quicktime, but using the Elmedia video player (via app store) does the job. Now I would like to ...
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Is there a macOS alternative to delaycut or eac3to?

I'm looking to edit some audio tracks for movies without reencoding them. I've searched online, and apparently delaycut and eac3to would be good for what I'm aiming to do (according to an Original ...
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Japanese system-wide spellchecker

I am looking for a relatively easy solution for a Japanese spellchecker (not a Japanese dictionary for the Dictionary app) in High Sierra. I would prefer a link to a downloadable spelling dictionary (...
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Trying to text someone with a Samsung Galaxy using a MacBook without an iPhone

I have gotten a MacBook for my high school, and as I have no phone or other portable mobile devices, it makes it really complicated to contact my parents, when they don't have apple phones, and ...
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Replacement for obselete OpenDNS Umbrella App on iPhone

I have been a Prosumer OpenDNS Umbrella customer for years, but their App isn't being upgraded to 64-bit, so it won't work with iOS 11. It provides Umbrella's protections and also allows filtering by ...
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A file viewer like in Total Commander / Krusader

I use DoubleCommander, which is a decent 2-panel file manager. What I am missing is a viewer for the use case of peeking at a text file, especially logs: quick to load handles large text files (GBs) ...
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Looking for a simple file manager for Mac

I am looking for a simple file manager for Mac. My requirements are: support the usual grid view show the file size of highlighted files does not truncate long file names - adjusts the grid instead ...
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How to run Microsoft Access on a Mac?

I am a small business owner and I have been working and developing a property management system in Access 2017. It works great and I've invested years and sweat & tears over this system. I run ...