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Archive email to selfhosted cloud

Our users have a very small mailbox. Increasing it's size is out of the question and they're using only iPhones and iPads. There is a big possibility of them losing/destroying their devices (don't ...
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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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What software can play FLAC files and has basic playlist support?

What are options to play FLAC files and have playlists on OSX? I've not seen a way to make iTunes play them natively, songbird looks terrible with retina display and same goes for clementine. I just ...
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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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Virtual DJ for a Wedding

Short of creating custom audio and a custom playlist, is there a way/app that will act as a virtual DJ for a wedding including things like introducing the guests who are going to speak, daddy/daughter ...
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Clipboard manager for Mac that doesn't use any cloud service

I'm looking for a clipboard manager app/tool for Mac (Mavericks) that does not use any cloud service for saving/syncing data. I mean that it doesn't save my content on any cloud server, but on my ...
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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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OSX Software to use for Photo Collage in a large poster size

I need a very large poster of pictures of kids collage. Here is a sample I'm not a graphic designer and so I'm not necessarily very familiar with the Vector design tools that people often use to ...
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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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How to use Secure DNS on MacOS?

My Problem I am using Google 8.8.8.8 DNS, and would like to use its Secure transports for DNS feature to make sure nobody is messing with the communication channel between Google and my Mac. What ...
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App to display IP address in menu bar?

I deal with a lot of external servers where the firewall must be configured to allow SSH access. I frequently need to know my external IP address, and it changes often. Does anyone know of an ...
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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 Encryption application

I want to encrypt a file then email it. The recipient needs to decrypt it. Needs to be free. I'm looking for an encryption application that runs on Windows 10 and macOS 10.10 at a minimum. Would ...
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Looking for OpenSource Cleaning / cache deleting application for Mac

In the times of small SSD harddisks, I was looking for an open source software to delete caches and other space wasters like logs, unused application remains and such on Mac OSX, and all over the web ...
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Best way to share one keyboard and mouse between a Mac & PC?

I have a Mac and pc sitting beside each other. Each has an independent monitor. Currently I am using a two port usb switch to move between the two systems, but it can sometimes be cumbersome to switch ...
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How to Jump to A Specific Window in Mac OS? [duplicate]

I often have a million windows opened, and I use spotlight to jump directly to the window of interest, by typing the app's name. This works well for app like Slack, where only one window will be ...
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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 ...