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Permanently prune backups created by Time Machine

I am cleaning up old Time Machine backups, which slows stuff down to a grind. I want to tell Time Machine to delete all backups older than 3 months. I'd also like for Time Machine to keep that as a ...
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How to merge folders based on file content rather than filename

I have multiple folders containing thousands of deletion-recovered files from multiple recovery scans. As per usual with deletion recovery, the recovered files have different names than the originals,...
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How to pause YouTube video via keyboard shortcut or from menu bar?

Is there a piece of software that allows one to pause (& un-pause) a currently playing YouTube video (or, ideally, any online video/audio media), with a keyboard shortcut or a conveniently ...
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AppleScript alternatives

I've recently discovered AppleScript. AppleScript affords a simple, natural way to programmatically simulate keyboard-and-mouse interaction with Mac applications. AppleScript is great, however it ...
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Quickly create/edit keyboard shortcuts for menu items

Currently, if I want to bind a new keyboard shortcut to a menu item, I need to go through a somewhat tedious, many-step process: Open System Preferences, then Keyboard pane, then App Shortcuts Click ...
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What's the quickest/easiest way to make a digital signature on an iPad?

I need to scribble my signature on an electronic document. I see that Google Drawings has a scribble feature, but I can't get a mouse to produce anything that looks like my written signature. I can't ...
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Extremely Smart Calendar app needed!

Does anyone know of a calendar app that could handle a bunch of iCal events, each dependent on their timing for the placing of the final one, so that the final date could be copied and moved and all ...
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Metronome app that “listens”

I'm looking for a metronome app for my iPhone with a BPM analyzer, so it should be able to recognize if I play too slow, too fast or just in tempo.
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Lightweight SQL server to serve .sql content

I have a python project that needs to access sql data. I actually have the contents of this database as .sql files and I'm wondering what's the fastest/lightest way to run my project The python ...
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Simple image-editing program to add shapes/text to an image that are still editable after saving?

If I add text boxes and shapes to an image using Preview.app, save that image, and then close the image window, the next time that I open the image in Preview, all additions are uneditable. Preview ...
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Is there a third-party iTunes store browser?

I like browsing through the iTunes store's music content, but I really don't like the UI on the macOS iTunes store application (Macbook Pro). Is there a third-party app that emulates the iTunes store (...
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Application monitoring software?

I'm running Fiery Command Workstation on a Mac and it tends to crash every couple of days. I've been looking in the Console but it shows any events for FCW that are a few days old, not for the days I ...
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Save Podcast on iPhone without Downloading

I've been using the Podcasts app and I'd like to be able to mark in some way the episodes that I really like. I was saving them but I realized that they get downloaded if I do that, which causes space ...
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Camscanner-like app for Mac OSX

I have some photos of notes that have been sent to me, and I would like to "fix" them in order to have a scanned-like pdf like the one that I get when scanning with Camscanner app (on Android or iOS). ...
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Alternative to Cover Version visualizer in iTunes 12.6

I need a way to display full screen lyrics in iTunes of the song that is currently playing. Up until now I have used Cover Version, but it doesn't work anymore since iTunes 12.6: Are there any ...
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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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Is there a way to have an interactive / editable desktop background (E.g.: A spreadsheet) on a Macbook?

The title basically gives the gist of what I am curious about, but to explain more: I wanted to set up a system where I track various things, such as my habits, mood, and tasks every day. I was ...
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Is there version control software with commit messages that preserves macOS tags?

As I mentioned in my answer on tags best practices, the distributed version control software (VCS) Git does not preserve macOS tags (or other extended file attributes). Is there version control ...
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Image browser for raw Canon cr2 files

I would like to have quick preview of raw cr2 files on my mac. When I was Windows user I've used Irfan View. On a mac I've tried preview but it chokes multiple (200+) high-resolution cr2 files. Can ...
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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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Is there a software program which is basically a custom dictionary for mac

My wife translates legal texts from language a to b (and back). She has her own phrases which translate to specific other phrases. Is there a tool on the market where she can add these lists, and ...
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Anyone know of a single-pane Markdown editor for MacOS

Just looking for an markdown editor that is one pane, and will let me toggle back-and-forth between "edit mode" and "display mode" with a keyboard shortcut. I really how the cells in python's Jupyter ...
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Audio transcription

Trying to help a friend record and transcribe her experiences. She is not able to write for long periods due to vision issues. Considered voice recorder but need it to be simple with easy to read ...
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How can I track application bandwidth usage?

I would like to be able to summarize daily network bandwidth usage for running applications. Additional details, such as a sorted list of addresses by traffic usage, would be nice to have as well but ...
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Is there a Mac RSS reader which shows unreads in the dock menu

I've been a user of NetNewsWire as my RSS reader for god knows how long... it must be over ten years. Alas when it changed hands the new developer removed my favourite feature - showing the unread ...
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VoIP App for iPhone (universal, for standard SIP protocol)

Is there a VoIP app for iPhone which doesn't need to be open to receive calls and is continuously on? I'm after something similar to the Skype app. I've tried Zoiper and Bria but neither have this ...
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How to extract an .ace compressed file?

Is there a way to open .ace compressed file on macOS? I tried searching for solutions but haven't come across any method to extract it yet.
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App to use iMac as digital photo frame for photos on a network drive?

I'd like to use a spare iMac as a digital photo frame to display my personal photos. Desired features: Turn off screen when the room is dark (or, worst case, turn off based on a timer -- would the ...
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Is there any real-time text-to-speech software?

I type really fast. Almost as fast as I speak. Is there any software that synthesizes text in real-time, as I type?
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Search file system for a similar image

Can anybody recommend a macOS application to search for images similar to a single candidate? I can find plenty of duplicate finders which search folders for duplicate or nearly duplicate images, but ...
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Is there a Settings/System Preferences simulator for macOS/iOS tech support?

Frequently when offering technical assistance, I either want to follow along with my own instructions to make sure they are correct, or provide a screenshot to demonstrate my instructions visually. ...
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How to find out which process is sending huge data to the internet?

I have installed MenuMeters so I can see the realtime outbound date, sometimes it will display "out: 5xxKB/s" for a long time, so I want to know which process is sending data to the internet? How to ...
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Photo organiser app

What app would you propose to my father (simple HCI) who wants to sort, organise and attribute details to his pictures; which are taken or downloaded. Main aspects of the app is to organise easily or ...
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Are there email clients on the Mac that only download recent emails? [closed]

I have tried a number of clients every now and then over the past 5, 6 years, Apple Mail, MS Outlook, Inky, Sparrow, Unibox, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc. Thunderbird had a function whose description is ...
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iOS 3rd-party mail app which allows connections to multiple ports at the same time

I need to travel to a country that blocks port 25 (SMTP) and 993 (IMAP) country-wide. The stock mail.app does not allow me to specify multiple ports for both SMTP and IMAP. Changing the port ...
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Clone all of an iPhone's data

I'm looking for a way to copy all of the data from my iPhone to a Windows PC, with accuracy down to the byte that could be used for forensic purposes. The iPhone in question is an iPhone 6 running iOS ...
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Slideshow IDE for programmers?

Is there a slideshow editor similar to Powerpoint, but for Mac, that supports code pens and maybe markdown? Thanks
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How dou you connect to a Windows IPC$ with MacOS

Once upon a time, OSX had samba, so you could do this: smbclient -W domain //pc-233/ipc\$ -U admin -c '' 2>&1 and it would tell you the remote OS or you could run other commands. This doesn'...
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Looking for an app to name colors on Mac (colorblind)?

I am colorblind. I am looking for an app to help me identify colors by their basic names (blue, green, ...) when I am working on powerpoint or excel on mac (OSX 10.12). On windows, I was using ...
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iOS app that shows a list of values to toggle on/off

I'm looking for an app that contains a customizable list of fields, with a binary on/off or yes/no switch on each. This is seemingly impossible to search for, given the generic words involved. The ...
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Is there currently any way to vote on what music you play?

iTunes used to have a "party shuffle"/"iTunes DJ" feature that allowed users to vote on what was played, but as far as I know it was yanked a long time ago and nothing else replaced it. Is there ...
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iOS 10 Proactive App Suggestions are Missing

Now that I've upgraded my iPhone SE to iOS 10 (version 10.0.2), the proactive app suggestions are gone. What I mean by proactive app suggestions: in iOS 9, when I'd plug in my headphones or connect a ...
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iOS QR code scanner that can open URLs in the default browser

I am in search for an iOS app that can open URLs in the default browser upon reading a QR-code. All I can find are apps that have their own in-app browsers. That's problematic since many of them are ...
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How can I monitor the amount of data sent/received to/from a specific host?

I've found som tools to monitor tx/rx and show the overall data usage and live graphs etc. But what I need is a tool to monitor how much data has been transferred between my machine and a specific ...
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How to package an app with sqlite3 database

I'm a new Mac user trying to create a *.pkg file which should hold an *.app (let's call it MyApp) and a corresponding sqlite3 database(let's call it MyAppDB.sqlite3). This application has been written ...
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Can anyone recommend a stop watch or timer which stays always on top?

My requirements for software or a script are: I want to count hours when i am programming or browsing Digits should appear on top on every app like browser or editor Can anyone recommend a stop ...
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What is an iPhone app with good support for Twitter lists?

I follow 1.1K people on Twitter so my newsfeed is unusable. I've found it useful to get mobile push notifications for 9 thought leaders but have problems viewing the notifications. Sometimes when I ...
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FileMaker alternate

This question has been asked and answered in the distant past. And those answers don't seem relevant in 2016. I'm looking for a simple, low cost or free database app that I can use to track my books ...
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Is there a way to restore the functionality removed from Health in iOS 10?

Prior to iOS 10, the Health app made it easy to collect and focus on health aspects of interest, and to view how these change over time. It was possible to: collect (only) specific aspects (weight, ...
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Avoid double keystrokes for a given set of keys on OS X

I am looking for a program for OS X that can prevent the user from inputting the same key twice in less than X milliseconds. The set of keys for which this limitation applies to should be configurable....