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Annotate/Highlight Safari webpages, and preserve highlights forever

I am looking for a Safari extension or a built-in tool to highlight or annotate webpages. I want to be able to add notes and shapes that are preserved forever. I've already tried Liner and Highlight ...
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Need to show my Mac desktop (no remote control, preferably free) to multiple PC clients

On the PC, I used a free TightVNC server for screeencasting. Students connected to it from the class PCs with a free viewer app and saw my demonstrations in a window, but could not do anything on my ...
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Manual double-sided printing on iOS

I have an AirPrint printer with no Duplex functionality. When I want to print double sided documents from mac, I can easily print odd pages first, then manually reinsert the papers and print only the ...
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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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What is a free alternative to something like Daisy Disk, for finding out what is hogging your MacBook hard drive? [closed]

I suddenly lost a bunch of hard drive space...Has anyone had good success with a FREE Daisy Disk alternative that graphically shows the disk usage that you can recommend? Thx.
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Full video+audio recording with QuickTime on Mac OS High Sierra?

An old (2014) link suggests that it is possible to do a full video recording (video+audio) on a mac with Quicktime, using only free software. That seemed a little bit too good to be true, and when I ...
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Cross-platform password manager that syncs with iCloud Keychain?

I am currently using the macOS/iCloud Keychain as my main password manger, and have been for ~20 years. It's of course great with Safari and iOS apps, but not ideal when using multiple browsers, an ...
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iOS 12 replacement for default Music-app which can “remember playback position”

I upgrade from iPhone 4GS 16GB iOS 7.0.6 to iPhone 8 Plus 256GB iOS 12 so i can put all my audiobooks on my phone. but in new Music app remember playback position does not work anymore. In iTunes it ...
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How to do speaker correction on a MacBook Pro Retina

On a MacBook Pro 15inch Retina I find the sound output from the internal speakers to be quite 'strange'. It is like there is too much bass from where the spectrum starts and then as if there are some ...
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Clock app alarms are stopping recordings

I just found out from Apple techs that the clock alarm is supposed to stop all activities, such as making recordings, playing apps, etc. when the alarm goes off. Who else finds this ridiculous? I've ...
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Process recognition tool for macOS to remove unnecessary processes

I have a gazillion (408 atm) processes running on my Macbook Pro. I'm running MacOs High Sierra 10.13.6. The system isn't slow and I understand that many of them are necessary, but I think the number ...
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How can I control an iOS device from my computer?

My iOS device is cracked and is not working properly. It got me thinking: Is there a way to control an iOS device from my computer? I know that I can use Quicktime to view the screen but it doesn't ...
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Best practice/OSX software for managing Hard Drive archives

I have two dozen bare hard drives (3.5" and 2.5") which are used as long-term storage for personal photos, videos and documents. Most files are duplicated across at least two drives. For the most part,...
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MathJax on iPad

I would like to be able to write HTML mathematics documents on my iPad without internet. On my MacBook I use MathJax and it is excellent (using LaTex).
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Windows has MS Word. What does Mac have as a word processor?

Microsoft has MS Word as a word processor for Windows. What does Apple have for macOS? I'd like same feature rich application MS Word offers.
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Alternatives to chkrootkit for root kit checking? [duplicate]

I am currently using chkrootkit to check for rootkits on my MacBook. Does anyone know of a more efficient piece of software to run rootkit checks on MacBooks and macOS?
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How to open .cfg file on iOS

I have downloaded a .cfg file from Windows 7 that I want to open in iOS. Are there any apps that will allow me to read the contents of this file ?
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Move tabs to the side of Safari

Some employees in my office get confused by tabs on the top of Safari. It is measurably affecting productivity. I need to get the tabs on the left side of the screen with a title next to each tab. ...
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Text editor to search/replace newlines and tabs

A time-saving feature I often used while editing large text files (the kind used for batch processes of data exchanges, aka, "flat files" for feeds between multiple systems) was Notepad++'s extended ...
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Stitch PDFs with a small overlay

I have large A1 sheets that I want to digitise. With an A3 scanner I was able to get four PDFs -------------- | 1 | 2 | | | | -------------- | 3 | 4 | | | | -------------- ...
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reader mode on iOS Chrome?

I miss Safari’s Reader mode’s ability to cut down on website cruft, for example Medium’s banners. But I really don’t like Safari otherwise. Can I get Reader mode in Chrome? How? I tried chrome://...
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Location Based Alarm on iOS

Yup. I fell asleep on the train and missed my stop. So next time I was smart and thought that I would set an alarm. Then I went to sleep with the alarm set for 6:09 instead of 8:09. So I missed the ...
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How to use Mac Keyboard, on iPhone, with lightning cord?

I am looking for a way to type on the Mac keyboard and have it type on an iPhone. I know there are many bluetooth Apps to do this, but I am using a typing script and bluetooth does not transmit the ...
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How to unzip .xz

How can I unzip a .xz file? Archive utility failed. Is there an app that I should get to do it? (Mac Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.5)
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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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IOS App - Start/Stop Timer Like App - Suggestion Needed

Hopefully this is the right place to ask as this is more about "looking for an appropriate iOS app". I've got some noisy neighbors that do construction at all hours of the day and night. My city has ...
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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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Compression / archival utility which stores the most metadata?

I recently did a backup of a FAT32 disk which contained a lot of diverse data. It contains many media files, many big binary files, and as usual with FAT32, it has all kinds of odd (but potentially ...
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How to record Audio & GPS on an iPhone

How do I record a GPS track (including height) and audio simultaneously on an iPhone (iPhone 8 / iOS 11) in a way that I can later see which time of the audio relates to which GPS position?
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iphone and ipad app for emails that supports colors, fonts, etc

I can easily bold, italicize, and underline words...but I really want to be able to style my emails. Are there mail apps that: * support colors (mandatory) * free or low cost preferred Nice to ...
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Downloading YouTube music videos

Is there a reliable YouTube video converter than can download music videos? I am a professor teaching overseas and often download music videos for classroom use. For example, gospel songs and ...
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Extract HFS+/HFSX volume from dmg file

Dmg file contains a volume with identifier Apple_HFS, which is compressed with various methods (zlib, bz2, etc.), how can I extract a raw, uncompressed HFS volume from DMG file? Right now, it cannot ...
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Invalid file or folder characters - OneDrive

I'm looking for some help, I'm trying to help a user migrate from Dropbox to OneDrive, However, I've found that OneDrive doesn't support some of the file names that she has within Dropbox. Which are ...
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Is there a way to automatically adjust EQ settings when the audio output changes?

I have particular EQ settings I like to use for my speakers at home, however when I'm using my laptop speakers or Bluetooth headphones I prefer to have a flat EQ. Is there a way to specify different ...
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Software for employe-like tracking, particular with Email.app?

My pal Dave has a number of full and part time employees (all Mac) in sales-like roles. In short he wanted a plugin, or even a separate app that just reads the MBOX file? To get an idea of ...
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Integrate structured editor with Devonthink

I am trying to use Devonthink for more use cases than I did before. What is holding me back from making it my general note-taking tool is the editor situation, and I wonder if it can be improved. ...
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Switch from Outlook 2016 Mac to Apple Mail

I have been using the mac for a long time, earlier I used Entourage as my email client, then came the Outlook 2011 for Mac and now its Outlook 2016 for Mac. Due to some official guidelines I now need ...
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Is there a way to emulate an Xbox controller?

I've downloaded Onecast which allows me to stream an Xbox One to my Mac and it supports connecting an Xbox controller. Is there a way to emulate an Xbox controller with my keyboard and mouse on my Mac ...
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Lossless CD ripping for Mac OS 9

I've recently revived an original clamshell iBook which has something my modern MacbookPro lacks: a CD drive. This has given me an idea: ripping CD's with my iBook and bringing them over to my newer ...
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Free PDF reader for iPad with 2 pages side-by-side layout (like a book)

I just bought a 12.9" iPad Pro. I was surprised to realise that I couldn't read my PDFs in 2 page, side-by-side layout in landscape orientation with iBooks. Is there any free PDF reader app that ...
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Quick event app for iPhone

I am looking for an app (or builtin feature) that allows adding calendar events in my iPhone using text. For example, in my Google Pixel I have an app called Quick Event that when I open a simple text ...
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What's a good replacement for MenuMeters on the newest macOS?

https://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters/ says it does not support the newest version of macOS any more. What's a good replacement?
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applications for converting gif to image sequence, and vice versa

I'm looking for a simple application that i can use to turn image sequences into gifs, and split gifs into image sequences for mac OS. i know there are online resources but i need something i can use ...
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Is there a macOS utility that lets me assign a keyboard shortcut for switching to a particular window?

I usually have a lot of applications open with lots of windows in each. Let's say I'm working on several documents in a word processor, while having several web browser windows open for reference. I ...
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(preferably) free app to lock iPhone for predetermined periods of time

Reading here https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask my understanding is that I can ask question about third-party Apple software, as long as I ...
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macOS: lossless PNG to PDF conversion

I have several pages imported from scanner in PNG format. I use image editor to clean some noise, downscale to 100PDI, convert image palette to grayscale, etc. Finally I've got a bunch of PNG images ...
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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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A better alternative for source code file browsing than finder+quicklook?

I'm not an IDE user and I spend a lot of time going back and forth between finder windows opening files in quicklook just to look at a thing here and there. This gets awkward fast, specially as QL ...
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Applescript for tagging 4GB of PDF files

I've only recently come across automation world and realized that it could help me solve one big problem. I've roughly 4 GB of PDF files in my computer, mostly from the university, they range from ...
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Tool to remove image parts in PDF

The reader of my university lecture regularly posts lecture notes online. The pdf contains handwritten mathematical theorems including the proofs. Everything is written on a completely white ...