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Any app for note taking that supports markdown and has organizable capabilities? [closed]

I am looking for an app with a decent UI that would allow me to take notes in markdown. Also, it should have folders/subfolders to organize my documents within the app. And, if it has a quick note ...
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Mouse Pointer Locator

Due to a stroke, I have had some vision impairment in that I sometimes have a hard time locating my mouse pointer on the screen. I have tried making the mouse pointer larger which helps but is still ...
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SQLite frontend for OS X?

I am looking for a preferably free SQLite frontend to use under OS X. Something similar to MySQL Workbench will do. Put separate suggestions in separate answers.
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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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iOS Simple Counter App with multiple counters and data export?

I'm looking for a simple tallying / counter app for iOS that supports data export, and assigns dates to the different counts. It should also support multiple counters with titles. Does anyone know ...
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How can I change Fn keys usage based on application?

I would like to know if there is any application that can enable you use use Fn keys differently based on the current application. For example in terminal or you favourite IDE you want to use them as ...
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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 can I use my iPad as a graphics tablet?

I have an iPad and would like to use it as a graphics tablet for recording video tutorials on my computer. What software should I use to allow the iPad to be an input device to control my PC ...
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What apps let you play a youtube video at 2x speed?

I've learned to like 2x video playback on my computer, but the official YouTube iOS app doesn't suggest that option. What ways are there to watch youtube videos at custom speeds on iPad / iPhone?
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How to change a PDF's title? (not file name)

My question is in reference to the title shown in Acrobat Reader's tab and title bar that reads "Modern business letter." I generated the PDF from a .docx document, and the document is generated ...
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Partitioning Software

Is there an equivalent on the Mac platform to Partition Magic or GParted that will allow me to resize, move, and/or change partitions on the fly without formatting, or disturbing the data that is ...
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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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macOS: How to take a picture from camera after 1 minute

I normally take pictures using Photo Booth. But I now need to take a picture in which it takes quite a while for me to get into the right position. Once I am in the right position, it is fine, I can ...
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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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What's a good graphical SFTP utility for OS X?

I need a small graphical utility, using which I can ssh to a server and see all the files and copy and paste (drag and drop) into my local machine. I am running Snow Leopard.
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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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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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How to combine two images into one on a Mac?

Say I have two photos (or any images), for example with the following dimensions: +----------+ +----------+ | | | | | | | | |320 x 428 | and |...
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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 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 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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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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PPC emulator to run Tiger

This might seem like an odd request: There are some classic and early OSX apps which I really enjoyed using and I would like to revive. Is there an emulator which can run the versions of MacOSX Tiger ...
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Any program that can automatically split photos in one scan?

I am about to scan my photo collection. To save time, I would like to scan multiple photos at once. How can I automate the splitting of photos in a single scan?
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Markdown + Latex for iOS

Simple question: Is there any markdown editor for iOS which supports inline Latex commands (and preview)?
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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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Best app to switch between all open windows

After 4 years of being a Mac user, there is only one thing that I still miss from the Windows world, and that is being able to switch with a single keystroke between all open windows in the computer. ...
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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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Saving a Safari page as a PNG image

Is there some way in Safari, possibly via a third-party extension, to save the running contents of a Web page as a PNG image? I understand I could print the page to PDF and use Preview to export it ...
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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 workshops ...
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A modern and faster alternative to Disk Inventory X

Disk Inventory X was kind of nice, but it is painfully slow. Are there any modern and faster alternatives? I only care about the disk space, and not about the file type stats and about the graph ...
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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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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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Monitoring network usage of individual applications?

I want to monitor each application's network/internet usage on my Mac. Sort of like how Activity Indicator shows total upload/download usage -- but I also want to know particular application usages. ...
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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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Office suite with spell check and dropbox sync for iOS?

I’m looking for an iOS app with spell-check that will allow me to edit Word documents and sync them with Dropbox. From reviews I’ve read neither Quick Office nor Documents to Go offer this feature. ...
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How to enable Google Translate on text selection in iPhone?

Android offers integration with Google Translate. You can get translation of selected text right from Google Translate in any app you're in currently: Select a piece of text: Get the translation: ...
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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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General purpose video editing software

I am writing an assignment about basic video editing software, and I need to mention video editing software that is Mac OS X compatible. As a Linux user, I personally don't have access to a computer ...
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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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What orthodox file manager for OS X could I use?

I'm looking for a graphical file manager fro OS X, for console Midnight Commander is ok. I need two panels, function keys operations and preferably FTP and SCP support. Also, it would be great to be ...
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Is there a app or software to do random photo selection on iphone?

I am looking for an app on iphone to do this: I can select a bunch of photos into the app I click a button Then the app will randomly pick a photo from what I have selected and show up in the screen. ...
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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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Are there any free and lightweight spreadsheet programs for the Mac?

I'm looking for a free spreadsheet editor that is simple and lightweight. I don't want to install OpenOffice just to use a some spreadsheets every once in a while.
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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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A Cisco AnyConnect VPN alternative for Mac?

Is it possible to use OpenConnect or some other VPN alternative on macOS? Has anyone done is successfully? The only software I've been able to find saying it is possible is http://www.feingeist.io/...
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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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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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