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Is there a free analogue clock that displays in the dock?

I would like to have an analogue clock displaying right in my OS X dock. The default clock in the menu bar is too small for me, and it is obviously impossible to drag it into the dock. If possible, ...
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Is there a quick, free viewer for Word docs?

TextEdit will open them, but often doesn't display them correctly. I really like QuickLook, but it won't stay open and doesn't allow for copying text. OpenOffice seems to read the files adequately, ...
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How can I sync and store data for offline access on an iPad?

I am asking a question which, despite tons of Internet research and trying out many different options, I can't seem to find a solution to. I am a software engineer by the day, and a musician at night. ...
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Looking for VNC client solutions that work reliably on a Mac running OS X 10.9.5

I have a number of FreeBSD servers, and I'd like to put VNC server software on them, then access them from a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. I really don't want to have to access them from a virtual ...
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Using iPad as a shared drawing board in a Skype meeting

I use Skype daily for work meetings. My collaborators work in different places around the world and this is the only way to stay connected and work together with them. We are theoretical physicists. ...
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Tool to objectively test performance various external drives on my Mac via USB & Thunderbolt

I would to test the relative performance of various external storage devices: Thumb drive Samsung MUF-256AB/AM FIT Plus 256GB - 300MB/s USB 3.1 Flash Drive (256 gigs) Spinning metal drive Toshiba ...
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Can anyone suggest a good alternative to Cs Music Player?

When iOS 10 was released, I quickly realized that I didn't like that Apple removed the ability to clear the "Up Next" playlist in the native Music app. I also wasn't a fan of its new appearance. At ...
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Editor or notes application with Markdown support?

Are there any editors or notes applications out there that support Markdown? I am often having to make notes or documents where markdown formatting would be ideal, and have gotten into the habit of ...
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Mapping F13, F14, F15

I am a programmer and I would like to map all the unused function keys (from F13 to F19) on my Apple Keyboard to some useful chars like parenthesis: {, }, [, ] and quotes Is there a free software ...
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Apple Pencil app without any analytics or syncing or network use

I am looking for an Apple Pencil app that does not go to the internet for any reason. I want the convenience of the Apple Pencil. I don’t want data syncing of any sort Same with any analytics The ...
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Notepad++ alternative with the ability to search in folder [duplicate]

I am looking for an alternative program on macOS, like Notepad++ with two abilities: To write and edit program code, and Search specific string in a folder full of text files.
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Good software for watching videos on Mac?

I want to watch videos on my Mac but I don't like QuickTime. I was wondering what the community recommends. In particular, I was interested in some granular ability to slow down the video or speed it ...
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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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File/Disk Recover Mac Book [duplicate]

How can I recover lost, erased, files from Hard disk bad shut-down. Free apps only please. MacBook.I had a bad shut down, then restarted system. I lost bunch of docs, pics, music
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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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Packet sniffer for MacOS Mojave and above

I'm looking for a packet sniffer app that runs on MacOS in a GUI (I know I can accomplish some functionality with native CLI utilities like tcpdump). Previously I used Packet Peeper, however it doesn'...
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Is there an OS X 'tail' tool that can monitor remote log files?

I am looking for a visual tail tool that can monitor several local or remote log files. Optional features that interest me: color highlight based on log error level, coloring for special words, ...
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A Cisco AnyConnect VPN alternative on El Capitan?

Is it possible to use OpenConnect or some other VPN alternative on El Capitan? Has anyone done is successfully? The only software I've been able to find saying it is possible is http://www.feingeist....
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Is there a web inspector available on iOS?

To be abundantly clear, I'm looking for a web inspector (like Chrome's) that I can use on an iOS device like an iPad to debug web pages without a computer. I'm aware that you can connect your phone ...
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Can a Mac be programmed to simulate pressing a key at a certain rate via software?

Is there a way or a 3rd party application which would let me specify, for example, that I want it to send a keyboard event (so that it has the same effect as physically hitting the key on the keyboard)...
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View PostScript documents in iOS?

I am looking for a way to view PostScript files in iOS. It appears that there's no built-in mechanism in iOS for the same. Also, I'm unable to find any viewer app on the App Store. While Safari for ...
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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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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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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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Stylish Replacement for Mac

I wonder if anyone is aware of any replacement for Stylish. Stylish is not on the Safari Extension Gallery since they were stealing browsing information.
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How can I download files from Linux to macOS only using the existing SSH connection?

How can I download files from Linux to my Mac OS using only the existing ssh connection? I know if I use the Windows System, I can use lrzsz to down files: yum install lrzsz sz file // there can ...
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Is there an application like OneNote for Mac/iOS?

I'm looking for a notetaking app that is similar to Microsoft's OneNote. The main feature that I'm looking for is being able to tap/click anywhere on the document to add a text block, unlike most text ...
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Why doesn’t screen capture videos doesn’t show up in Video app or any other video players in iPad?

I’m using the built in screen capture to capture videos. They only seem to show up in the “Photos” app under “Videos” section. I really don’t like the Video player (with frames and stuff at the bottom)...
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Retrieve image coordinates at mouse cursor in Preview.app

I want to measure the precise pixel coordinates within an image where the mouse cursor sits. Are there stock OS X or third party tools that can easily do this?
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Are there any native tools for SVG conversion on OS X? [closed]

How can I convert SVG image to something raster? Are there any native [command-line] tools on OS X that can do that? I am able to open them in Safari or Firefox, but doing "Save as..." only proposes ...
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xmouse button control alternative recommendation

Any recommendations for an alternative to the windows application X Mouse Button Control? More specifically, I'm looking to rebind the mouse scroll up and down because it isn't supported by the ...
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Use automator to download csv-reports form a password protected website

Square Dashboard is a website for Square POS, on that website you can download sales report of the day. You need to sign in, go the a specific category, select one of the locations for the sales ...
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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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What's a good iPhone app for playing MP3 music?

I have an extensive collection of video game music that I like to keep completely separate from my 'regular' music (which I use iTunes to sync w/ my iPhone and the stock Music.app to play). I'm ...
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Is there an OS X equivalent to the web debugging proxy Fiddler?

I do web development on Windows for my day job, and I rely a lot on Fiddler, which is web debugging proxy. What is an equivalent tool for OS X?
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Keyboard for IPA, open back rounded vowel “ɒ”

I need to write/modify a keynote using many characters from the international phonetic alphabet (IPA). Currently, I am doing this on an iPad within Keynote. I started by copying and pasting the ...
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Does macOS have equivalent command line tools like `lshw` or `lspci` for enumerating PCI hardware devices?

The closest thing I know of is system_profiler but it spits out way too much unnecessary information and I don't have a good way to filter / transform that output. What's the closest alternative to ...
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Collaborative spreadsheet application

I'm looking for an application that will allow me to create fields that represent 'points' to keep tally on mod actions by my online community. Another mod or user who i give permissions to can update ...
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ethtool Equivalent for OS X Lion

Other than ifconfig, is there an app/script for OS X Lion that produces similar output/info to ethtool? Specifically, I would like to be able to query the following: driver info online/offline speed ...
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Is there an extension for macOS Photos for perspective correction?

I was wondering whether anyone knows of, or can recommend, an extension for Photos on macOS that allows correcting perspective?
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Equivalent of airodump-ng for Max OS X

Is there any equivalent of airodump-ng for Mac OS X (it only runs on linux), providing an overview of the current wireless traffic on nearby Access Points, i.e: number of captured data packets list ...
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Can I add emojis to touch bar globally?

I really like the emojis that appear on the touch bar in the Messages app. Is it possible to get this in other programs too? I can't see it in "System Preferences > Keyboard > Customize Control Strip" ...
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Software for managing Word files (doc, docx) archive

I have an archive of .doc/.docx files, which I'm frequently using to pull some information. I'm looking for some software that would allow me to search through the content of all these files (Mac OS X ...
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How can I record the screen and the rear camera on an iPhone simultaneously?

I've seen many apps that can record the iPhone screen and the front camera (facecam) into a single video. It embeds the facecam into a corner of the iPhone screen recording. I want an app to record ...
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Print Diff of two text files

I'd like to compare two text files on a paper. Which app should I use to print a diff of two files? I know several apps to show diff on a screen and usually use MacVim. However, MacVim seems not have ...
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What software provides a code editing environment on iPad?

I am seeking recommendations for code editing primarily in Java, C, C++ My research shows these as candidates to meet this need: Coda - iOS app for code editing and SSH (runing the code on remote ...
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What Window Management Options exist for OS X?

I'd like to do something with my windows on OS X, where something includes options like re-arranging, moving, re-sizing, remembering positions, cloning across Spaces, etc. What options exist? Rules ...
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Application level volume control in OS X?

I recently switched from PC to Mac and one thing I miss is Windows' application-level volume control (i.e. mute Firefox, turn up iTunes, turn down Skype etc). How can I achieve the same on a Mac? Or ...
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Replacement for MercuryMover

It looks like my favorite OS X "window management" app, MercuryMover, is becoming abandonware. I'm looking for a well-supported alternative. I like MercuryMover because it is keyboard-driven, has a ...
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Generate and view macOS system performance report

I want to generate a system performance report for my Mac. I would like that this report have CPU, Memory, disk and network activity statistics over a time period. Like, I start the report generation ...