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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....
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PPTP VPN client for macOS Sierra or iOS 10?

Apple has removed PPTP VPN support in Sierra due to security concerns. See: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206844 Unfortunately, I need to connect to an organisation that only supports PPTP (not ...
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iOS: block ads in Apps without Jailbreak and VPN tunnel (normal 3G/4G network)

For example in RT app there are annoying ads. There is no way to pay subscription without ads. Howto block ads in Apps (in Mobile Safari I block them all)? I found only apps that offer a VPN tunnel (...
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Is there a Calendar program out there with features that can make the “days” be linked from 5am to 5am (one day), rather than from 12am to 12am?

What if you're a person that sleeps and wakes at funky hours and wants to schedule things from 11pm-1am, for example. In such a case, the event would be split up into two different days. But for ...
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Is there a command to view Primary Volume Descriptor in iso images?

I use isoinfo to do it on Linux. Is there an isoinfo like command on macOS? ISO 9660 - 3.3 The Primary Volume Descriptor An example of isoinfo's output: $ isoinfo -debug -d -i ...
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iOS App That Delivers Push Notifications for Twitter Hanshtags

Is there an iOS app (free or paid) that sends push notifications when a new post with a certain hashtag or keyword is tweeted? I see Twitterrific can send a push notification when I get @mentioned or ...
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How to make a slideshow with audio tutorial in macbook

I joined National social service's online learning initiative program of my college. I have to make videos which uses a slideshow presentation with audio. Something like khan academy videos but ...
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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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Write code on iPad, offline

I want to write code on my iPad, with the possibility to do it offline and to download the files later on my computer (MacBook Pro), for instance via iTunes. I am right now coding in Java. Offline ...
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Simple video management and processing tool for Mac?

I'm looking for a non-professional tool (open-source or commercial) to manage video collection and perform simple processing: import videos and photos (from an SD-card) and parse date from file names ...
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Organizing and tagging plain text notes (macOS and iOS)

For the last 5 years, I've been using a fork of Notation Velocity called nvALT 2. Truly a fantastic app. Some of the benefits: plain text/markdown. So I can sync the data folder via dropbox and have ...
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How to enable Airdrop in El Capitan on MacBook Pro early 2011 to open in Finder screen to show iOS devices

I can't send or received on Airdrop because to any iOS can't show main option in Finder he say you can send to Mac only or received not including iOS software. please help
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Do alternatives to the default Twitter app use less data?

I'm currently using the default Twitter app, and it's apparently used 13.9 GB since I purchased my phone in December. Do alternatives to the default Twitter app use less data, and if so, what are they?...
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see Wikipedia articles on a Map - free alternative to 5$ Viki app (Reader for Wikipedia)

I wish to see Wikipedia articles on a map. Explore local Wikipedia articles. The app Viki offers that feature. NEARBY PLACES: Discover interesting Wikipedia articles about the area around your ...
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iOS continuous photo App

I'm searching for an app (for my iPhone 5S) that takes photos (without stopping) every X seconds. The requirement is an app that takes photos, not videos or directly generates a time lapse animation. ...
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Which application to replace Superputty / PuTTY CM in macOS [duplicate]

Is there any application in macOS (MacBook Pro) which can work like SuperPuTTY / PuTTY CM does in Windows? I am looking for a free one. What I need is to organize my ssh sessions. I can ssh to my ...
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How to “find and replace” in a PDF on OS X?

I need to "find and replace" text in a PDF file on OS X Yosemite. It would be better if there was a "replace all" feature. How can I do this on OS X?
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Repeated alerts after a missed call on an Iphone

How can I get repeated alerts after a missed call on an iPhone SE? I am looking for some way to blink the LED flash and vibrate, periodically after a call has been missed. This periodic blinking ...
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Which text editors for iPhone support tabs and editing files in Dropbox in-place?

I've been searching for a text editor on iPhone with the following features: Support for browsing files in Dropbox and editing them in-place. Support for keeping more than one file open at a time and ...
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Screenshot to OCR on OS X?

I want to be able to take a screenshot on my mac, then send that to an OCR engine and get back the text it has identified. Are there any existing software tools that do this for OS X? I have a ...
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Alarm application using the maximum possible volume level

The iPhone's alarm shares its volume with the ringer, and I don't want the ringer volume to be too loud. I am looking for an alarm application for iPhone using the maximum possible volume level. ...
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PDF reader for Mac that handles bookmarks well

I have a couple of PDFs that are composed of scanned images of books. So there is no table of contents for jumping directly to the chapters. As a workaround I bookmark the page where a chapter starts, ...
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See hundreds of installed font quickly

Back on Mac OS 9 I used to have a great font browsing tool that allowed me to preview hundreds of fonts very quickly. Each font would only take up one line of text and everything was on the same page. ...
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TextEditor with Overview of Search Tool's Result?

I am trying to find a texteditor which can give an overview of Search Tool's Result. I find the current situation of TextMate problematic You cannot see the section of one search result without ...
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Is there an iOS alternative to HTC's Zoe?

I'm considering a switch back to iPhone and iOS from my Android powered HTC One (M7) phone. HTC created a super cool app called Zoe. I'm wondering if there is an equally good alternative to Zoe on iOS....
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Can I edit/create a PDF's Table of Contents with freeware?

I have a PDF with a number of parts. I would like to create a Table of Contents to navigate the PDF with ease. I would like to do on a Mac this with freeware. (A command-line program would be great.) ...
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download WineBottler with AdBlocker (Privoxy and Adblock Edge)

Because of security (malware) I run two ad blockers. System wide proxy Privoxy and browser plugin Adblock Edge. I wish to download WineBottler 1.8-rc4 Development and I received this strange error (...
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Which apps can magnify content on iPad?

For my Dad, who is losing sight, I'm looking for alternatives on the iPad for this: http://www.visualinktech.com/products-clover7.html An electronic magnifier for magnifying paper articles. I found ...
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Format menu bar time to english words

I saw this screenshot of someone's menu bar and their time formatting is set in readable English. Is this a this party app or a setting / script I can run on OS X?
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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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Light-weight system monitor tool/app for OSX, Conky alternatives [duplicate]

On common UNIX-like computer operating systems there was extremely flexible/customizeable/lightweight tool for System Stats monitoring, called Conky. I'd like to find alternative system monitoring ...
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What is the architecture CAD app that was shown in the iPad Pro video

In the video for the iPad Pro, there was an architecture app that was shown several times. I assume this is some CAD or floor plan tool available for the new iPad. When I checked on the experience ...
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Folder-based photo management software for local use

You'd think that there is more than enough photo management software out there. But for quite a while now, I have struggled to find Mac software suitable for my requirements. The management software ...
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Better Android File Transfer program

I need a way to hook up my android phone to my Mac and generate preview of the files when they reside on the device. The Android File Transfer program lacks view by icon. That is, I cannot see ...
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iPhone camera app to document wear and tear of items?

I'd like to document the wear and tear of everyday items. For that, the photos taken must be taken from similar distances and angles. Is there an app that helps achieving the right angles and distance,...
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OS X - TodoApp with shortcut that can popup on any space/desktop?

I'm fairly new to the Mac world. I really love the multiple desktop feature. Unfortunately, every todo application I've tried takes me to the regular desktop when I want to use them, or on their own ...
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JSON viewer for OS X

I am looking for a JSON viewer for OS X that can: open decently large files (e.g. > 10 MB), unlike the JSON Editor Eclipse Plugin (take over 1 minute to generate the treeview for a 500 KB JSON file) ...
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Best way to import analog video tape to Mac?

I want to transfer my family's analog video tape collection to digital form on my Mac (mid-2014 MacBook Pro). Unlike the asker in Best way to import analog video (VHS) to Mac, my goal is not to ...
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Paint.NET for Mac for pixel by pixel art creationg

Does anyone know any Mac alternative that has the exact features that Paint.NET has when it comes to creating pixel art, and free? With Paint.NET I'm able to select whatever pixels in the grid to ...
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Is there an OS X application that overlays a grid onto the screen?

When I am assessing the readability of scanned documents, I would like a transparent grid overlaid on top of my screen that shows perfectly parallel lines, as opposed to crudely "eyeballing" it. The ...
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Batch modifying file metadata

I'm looking for an application or command line tool that can batch edit file metadata. I have some audio files recorded using a recorder that was off by 1 hour, and I want to modify the creation date ...
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Looking for a Billings Pro alternative [closed]

Like the title says, i'm looking for a program (preferably free!) that has similar features to Billings Pro. I'm a part-time web developer and it was unnecessary to have to pay for Billings Pro just ...
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Antivirus for OS X 10.6.8

I have a laptop with OS X 10.6.8, and it needs anti-virus. I went to the App Store, but everything wants 10.7 and later. I need a software recommendation.
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Edit text in PDF

I tried multiple times to find easy PDF editor for Mac. I am looking for an application which can simply allow me to change some words in the PDF (Preview cannot do it). Please, pay attention that ...
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PDF reader that refreshes at updates and stays put

I am looking for a pdf reader which refreshes when the pdf is updated, while staying (roughly) at the same page it was before the refresh. Adobe and Foxit don't refresh. Preview does refresh, but ...
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How can I sync Saved searches to an external hardrive

Is there an Mac tool I can use to sync saved searches/smart folders to a external hardrive? Note: I've tried time machine but I can't include the saved searches. With time machine I can only exclude ...
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Mac Software to Search / Replace within a Project [duplicate]

0 down vote I haven't been able to find what I need. For me. A project is a client. Their entire html / css / js website. I need to maintain various search / replace values at a project level. ...