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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 ...
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Can I force AirDrop to work on High Sierra without WiFi hardware?

Note - my IMac doesn’t have a functioning WiFi card. The workaround to this before High Sierra was released now doesn’t work for me without a Wi-Fi Card to enable AirDrop. *additional information: ...
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Looking for an iPad pencil compatible app with a large or infinite canvas

I tried Sketch and some other drawing apps. I’d like a bigger canvas to work with. Most seem to only be 8 1/2 by 11 or standard page size. Is there a way to expand the canvas on some of the basic ...
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Looking for efficient data recovery software [duplicate]

Deleted a folder (just regular old empty trash) on my MacBook Pro internal SSD that I thought I was backed up, turns out it wasn't. I stopped using the computer as to preserve the blocks where the ...
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Is there any service to rent cloud CPU power to increase my mac power?

I'd like to know if there is any service to easily rent CPU power on OSX to speed up my mac. It would be really nice to be able to do something like this, but with OSX. Is there such a service?
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Mac process identification

When I look at all the processes running on Mac, I see a ton of them I have no idea what they are. Occasionally I google a few and find answers on the web. However, I was thinking, it would be really ...
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Is there an IOS app that mimics “while you were out phone message pads”

but txt all the info to multiple recepients
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macOS app for showing external HDD usage statistics?

I'm planning on selling a used external HDD on eBay. Are there any applications for Mac out there (preferably free) that can show me statistics about the usage history for the drive so that I can let ...
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Is there an iPad PDF viewer that can stay zoomed out?

Some PDFs have fonts that are too large to maintain an optimal reading speed. Is there a normal page-scrolling (not flipping) PDF viewer that can stay zoomed out at the zoom level you've pinched to? ...
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Manage external USB drive in iTunes as if it was an iPod

Is there any way to manage an external USB drive in iTunes as if it was an iPod? Specifically, have it appear as a device in iTunes, and be able to specify which playlists, etc., should be synced to ...
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Seeking text editor for Dropbox on iPad and iPhone

I've been using Hog Bay's Plain Text app to edit text files on my Dropbox for the last few years; but as of two days ago it's no longer syncing. Presumably this is because Dropbox have discontinued ...
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Solid State Drive for small commercial print shop [closed]

I do graphic designing, prepress & most of the file management at a small (2 owners – 5 employees) print shop. Although its not a huge operation, we're very busy and the iMac that I work on has ...
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Photo library app recommendation

With the new Photos in macOS High Sierra, Apple restored some of the former iPhoto/Aperture functionality (always-on sidebar, improved auto-organization [into moments, still no user-defined events ...
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How can I label things in the Dock?

I have two XCode projects I open regularly, so I added them to the Dock. Unfortunately, they're not labeled. Hovering doesn't help, since it shows the same name. In fact, they're two different Git ...
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How to reliably restore photos on iPhone 4S?

I've been asked to help restore photos and videos from an iPhone 4S, after a reset. No iCloud backup. I see a lot of software that claims it can do this, and paying a fee is just fine. But does it ...
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Keyboard shortcut to lock the keyboard, without locking the screen?

My cat keeps walking over my keyboard. Is it possible to lock the keyboard with a keyboard short cut but leave the screen running and all apps visible?
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Is there an iPhone app (as opposed to desktop software) that shows actual battery cycles - cycles number

I can use Coconut Battery on my Macbook which shows cycles number on my iPhone when I plug iPhone into Macbook. I don't want to use that however. I want to have an iPhone app for that. Do you know any?...
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Open-source SSH app for iPhone

I don't trust any SSH app on the App Store to make secure connections. Any clue if there exist open-source terminals for iPhone or iOS?
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Is there offline alternative to Workflowy?

Is there any offline Workflowy alternative with breadcrumb navigation, click on bullet to "Zoom" and ability to paste image inside notes. The closest I found was Taskpaper but it doesn't have ...
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What is the best MongoDB client for iPad

Tell me please if there are any good applications to connect to the MongoDB for iOS (iPad pro). I tried to use online solutions, but they do not seem to be safe for me. Thank you!
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Academic reference manager that supports freehand annotation

I currently use Mendeley and have been happy with its organisational capabilities. However, I would like to be able to make freehand annotations and drawings on pdfs, which Mendeley does not support. ...
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Looking for a screen measuring app for macOS

I need an app to be able to measure distances at the very least that would correspond to real values. Let's say I have a graphic that has a few points on it instead of having to print out the paper ...
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C# programming on macOS

I am looking for a C# programming compiler on macOS that is a good value. Could you give me any advice?
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How do I back up videos using IFTTT, not just photos or is there an alternative?

I created an IFTTT applet to backup photos from my camera roll to Google Drive, which is syncing to my Mac. I created a folder action to move all files from that Google Drive folder(~/Google Drive/...
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How to make bin + cue image of audio CD under macOS [duplicate]

I want to make a bin and cue files of my audio cd. On Windows I use PowerISO but on macOS I don't know how to do it.
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Smart pills reminder that considers meals as well?

I have 5-6 pills that I have to take during the day. I am amazed how bad iOS apps for pills are! For example, there is no app that: reminds me to take pill sometime before and after a meal! I do not ...
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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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I want to split an image into small, equally-sized tiles

I’m an artist with a stupid question, the answer to which might easy… I have need of a process that can segment an image into a specified number of equal-sized tiles, that will then go through a ...
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Stickies and Notifications center hybrid

The notifications center is always just a swipe away, but I never use it. Stickies on the contrary I use them a lot, but I cannot easily have them on all desktops, hidden when I don't need them. It ...
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Apps for (very!) simple spreadsheet purposes

Is there any way to do simple offline spreadsheets (rows, columns, plus, minus, multiply, divide, sum of range) like below without using monsters like Excel, Numbers, Google, Open Office, etc.? I ...
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Looking for a drawing app that allows multiple iPads to simultaneously/collaboratively draw on the same file

I am looking for an iPad app which allows multiple iPad users to draw to the same screen/page simultaneously so that the result is displayed on a monitor, possibly via Apple TV. We intend to use this ...
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How Do I Batch Convert Hundreds of ClarisWorks Documents to a Modern Format?

I'm running the current version of Sierra (10.12.5). The documents appear in Finder without extensions and the system has given them exe icons despite categorizing them as Documents. They are ...
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How to pull ID3 tags from online database(s) for specific albums?

My late wife had a HUGE collection of Vinyl and more than a few CDs. I had some of each myself. Now I'm retired and traveling, so I'm putting them all in iTunes. The CDs mostly imported with all ...
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Are there reliable VNC client to access from Windows 10 connecting to macOS Sierra?

I want to remote access my MacBook Pro running Sierra from my Windows 10 PC. I followed these steps from the Apple site but it does not work. Both RealVNC and the VNC app for the Chrome browser ...
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mail client for Mac with these characteristics?

I'm looking for an email client for Mac, with these characteristics: Must have: One that doesn't automatically mark messages as read. Only marks a message as read when I press a certain key on the ...
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What iOS VNC client has the least lag?

I've downloaded VNC Viewer on my iPad. I have noticed that it takes about 10 seconds for the iPad screen to update, in order to reflect the current Macbook screen. This is on the lowest quality ...
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Looking for Text Editor with File Browser for logs

Need a text editor with file browser that will keep files sorted by date and allow quickly switching between files in the editor. Lots of log files to view through quickly. TextWrangler only shows ...
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Is there a way to auto-resize programs like in Windows 7 and up? [duplicate]

One of my favorite Windows features is the ability to slam a program into the side of the screen to auto-resize it to fill that half of the screen. Is there any program I can download for Mac that ...
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Apple Watch app for hiking

What's your favorite Apple Watch app for Hiking. I'm looking for something that provide this features: Integration with Health and Activities (i.e. calories, heartbeat, distance, GPS map, workout etc)...
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Outlook 2016 for Mac Export Broken?

I run an online tech-support system. My Outlook 2016 for Mac is very slow in response & when I asked for advice on the issue, my friend asked me to clean up my mailboxes. However, I cannot do that ...
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Auto-completing words in any program

I am looking for a program running on Mac OS X that allows the user to auto-complete words in any program. For example, if the user types soft, the program could suggest software or soften in a ...
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iOS weather widget that displays two locations

Is there an iOS weather widget (for the lock screen) that displays the forecast for two locations at the same time? I'd like to be able to see the weather at home and at my work or other destination ...
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Suggestions for a good vector editor

I'm new to macOS (Sierra) and am searching a simple vector editing tool. Previously, on Linux I used Inkscape. However, on Mac the base on XQuartz is hard for me to use. Does anyone know of a ...