My (small) company provides services in people's homes. We'd like to use electronic maps to plan technician routes and better understand where our clients are geographically. What (Mac-compatible) software or web service might help with this? [more inside]
posted by Clandestine Outlawry
on Apr 16, 2013 -
I'm looking for a standalone clipboard manager for OSX that has LaunchBar's "Paste and Remove from History" functionality. [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar
on Apr 12, 2013 -
I'm currently looking at adopting Freshbooks or Kashoo, and would be interested in experiences with either, or other recommendations. Context: I'm a few years into freelancing (across a few different industries) and I'm working on improving my accounting, with the goals of easier tax time, smoother day-to-day operations, and better information about cashflow and budgeting. Right now I use Toggl for time tracking, and Mint for expense tracking and budgeting; I like Toggl but I'm not married to it, and Mint is starting to drive me absolutely nuts. I do invoicing and bookkeeping manually. Also welcome would be general tips on bookkeeping and accounting for small businesses / freelancers. I'm on a Mac, in Canada.
posted by sixswitch
on Apr 1, 2013 -
I'd like to produce an offset-print-quality map, modeled after airline flight path maps, which graphically reproduces hundreds of point-to-point connections: in this specific case, between radio transmitters and reception locations. What software is capable of producing some variation on this, perhaps by putting in GPS coordinates? (OS X please.)
posted by mykescipark
on Feb 22, 2013 -
I am looking for a wonderful timer program for Mac (OS X 10.7.4 +).
It needs to have a Cocoa GUI (meaning a GUI that isn't ugly, and isn't unnecessarily complicated), the ability to run multiple timers, and the ability to name timers with a decent amount of detail. Sound is an important feature, too.
Command line alternatives are also cool, but not ideal.
More information inside: [more inside]
posted by oceanjesse
on Aug 31, 2012 -
I'm looking for software for a high school math teacher: first, a better/newer test generator, and second, in-classroom programs, bonus points for apps for an Apple laptop and/or an iPod touch. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Aug 28, 2012 -
My pre-k boy LOVES video games and adventure/superhero TV shows. It would be great to harness some of that love for learning purposes. What are your recommendations for software or online games that do that? We're a Mac household. [more inside]
posted by michaeldunaway
on Aug 24, 2012 -
A Mac app in which I want to force-hide the top menu bars and bottom status bar (not possible natively within the app): what third-party utilities or UI-hacking tools could help? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson
on Aug 10, 2012 -
How can I make a Mac app crash reproducibly with the solution being to trash the app's preferences and have them rebuild automatically? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Aug 8, 2012 -
What video editing/effects software should I get when my hands are tied? [more inside]
posted by lpsguy
on Aug 1, 2012 -
Can you recommend free/very cheap software for a Mac that allows me to slow down recorded music (mp3s) on the fly? [more inside]
posted by obliquicity
on Jul 31, 2012 -
Some tech blogger - probably one with a Mac focus - wrote a post about leaving TextMate for a different text editor, in the style of someone addressing a person with whom they were ending a romantic relationship. Can you help me find it?
posted by Egg Shen
on Jul 27, 2012 -
Asking on behalf of a friend: she runs a weekly GoToMeeting webinar that now needs to be captioned in real time. Is there a good software solution? [more inside]
posted by theatro
on Jul 3, 2012 -
I just bought a new iMac for home. I use one at work(Boot camp Windows 7) with programs like Maya, After Effects, Premiere etc and love it. Now with one at home I would actually like to use both Mac and Windows OS but have a hard time deciding what software to put where... Can someone help me figure this out? [more inside]
posted by matthelm
on Jun 16, 2012 -
Please help me restore Mac OS on my wife's MacBook! I am pulling my hair out. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on Apr 11, 2012 -
Renter's Remorse Filter. I moved into a new place and I cannot stand it (upstairs neighbor sounds like an elephant, asinine condo regulations, horrible parking, etc.) Is there a countdown timer utility (Mac OS 10.6) or email service that I can use to count down the weeks I have left to live here? Ideally, I would like to receive an email at the end of every week, saying I have X number of weeks left.
posted by invisible ink
on Feb 26, 2012 -
What apps do you use to help you stay focused on work? I'm looking for Mac and web apps. I don't have clinically diagnosable ADHD, but I'm curious about what's out there and can certainly use the help sometimes.
posted by ignignokt
on Feb 9, 2012 -
I have a secondary monitor on my iMac that is installed in a room 50 feet away from my main monitor. I need a way to see on my main screen, whatever is displayed on the secondary monitor. Using Mac OS X 10.7. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by orlandop
on Nov 20, 2011 -
I'm a proficient mac user
, but I think I'd like to know more about how my machine works. Where do I go to learn more? [more inside]
posted by Homo economicus
on Oct 19, 2011 -
A few Blu Ray questions, one external drives for a mac, one on ripping on a Mac, and one of buying discs online/in Toronto... [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Oct 3, 2011 -
Need budget/bookkeeping software recommendations. Difficulty
: Mac-compatible. Additional difficulty
: It's for projecting/tracking expenses for NIH/NSF-awarded grants in an academic setting.
Inside I give a list of requirements (most of which aren't grant-specific) and you tell me what software packages can accomplish 'em. [more inside]
posted by supercres
on Sep 28, 2011 -
I can't seem to get SheepSaver running on OS X Lion. I'm trying to get Starship Titanic working as per the instructions in this post
but the sheepsaver.app that comes bundled with the Mac OS 9 boot image just bounces for 10 seconds or so and crashes.
It's kind of a stretch but I was wondering if anyone on here has gotten SheepSaver to work, various sources I came across while googling seemed to indicate it should work fine.
posted by _frog
on Aug 1, 2011 -
Where can I find software to limit the time that random people will be on a free iMAC? [more inside]
posted by MrMulan
on Jul 12, 2011 -
What is the best Mac personal finance software? I need recommendations from the Thoughtful on a personal finance software package for Macs that is actually worth the investment and the time taken to learn and use.
And yes, I know this has been asked at least a couple of times before, but the last related query I see is from 2008. [more inside]
posted by 5imon
on Jul 5, 2011 -
Mac-based Discovery / document review software? Westlaw CaseLogistix
nails the functions but is Windows-only.
Must have the ability to manage Bates-stamped PDF/TIF documents with embedded OCR text. Bonus for other file types in addition. Multiple networked users need to analyze/tag documents based on case-specific criteria.
It would be great if the information could be easily exported to an open format, but I know that's likely asking too much.
I searched through the Macs In Law
blog but didn't see any good candidates.
What do Mac-based law firms use? [more inside]
posted by reeddavid
on Jun 23, 2011 -
I recently had to reset my mac, losing all the downloads, and I'm having trouble finding an itunes program I had once downloaded and now realize I came to rely on heavily. Here's what it did:
1) Displayed artwork and song/artist/year in a floating window in the lower left corner
2) Had hot keys to control itunes from any program - apple-f10 made the floater appear; apple-f11 track backwards; apple-f12 track forward; apple-f13 play/pause
I keep walking up to my computer and hitting apple-f10 and nothing happens. Help! Thanks.
posted by jtajta
on Apr 11, 2011 -
I need to animate text (short quotes, one or two sentences each) for a video presentation. Are there any (free or cheap) softwares other than Keynote/Powerpoint that do this? [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd
on Apr 7, 2011 -
Help! I am a poor graduate student and largely computer-ignorant Mac user and I need to use software made only for a Windows operating system! [more inside]
posted by moshimosh
on Mar 11, 2011 -
MacFilter: Looking for a program or shell script that will allow me to quickly and easily scan my computer (Mac) for duplicates of images and consolidate them so that aren't redundant copies taking up space everywhere. [more inside]
posted by Bengston
on Oct 26, 2010 -
Please recommend a Mac program that I can use to convert .mov files to .avi. I've found a lot of possibilities online but they all look kind of sketchy and I can't find any reviews that seem trustworthy. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects
on Sep 12, 2010 -
Seeking recommendations for recipe calculator, nutrition analysis, and meal planning software for Mac. Snowflakeness inside. [more inside]
posted by fontophilic
on Aug 20, 2010 -
I have tried a big number of PM software packages: OpenGoo, OpenAtrium, ProjectPier, Merlin, OpenProj, Project.net, Basecamp and have never found anything that had all the features I really need and that was easy to work with. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel
on Jul 15, 2010 -
Perhaps this is just a fantasy, but is there any application or online tool that could search through the references of an article I have saved as a PDF, in order to check whether I have those cited articles in my larger PDF library? It would be perfect if it would highlight, link, or somehow display cross-referenced relationships between all my articles. I am already familiar with many referencing/PDF organization software such as Papers
, and Devonthink
. I suppose what I have in mind is a similar tool, but with the additional power of something like ISI Indexes. I have a fairly large library (about 300 references that I'm actively using, and more than 2000 total) and I'm just trying to get some "big-picture" grasp of how all these sources relate to one another.
posted by samac
on Jun 20, 2010 -
I am looking for a "Magical Email Signature to Address Book (Mac) Contact Convertor"? In a perfect world I would like to have a browser plugin that would allow me to select several lines of text (ie. the boilerplate signature at the end of someones email) and then would convert the information into a vCard or import it into Apple's Address Book program. Does this exist somewhere? I have looked with no luck.
posted by randex8
on Jun 17, 2010 -
Please Hope Me! My internet connection is fine as is my internet access - but none my mac software is connected to the internet it seems. [more inside]
posted by JaiMahodara
on Jun 16, 2010 -
I need help migrating an existing Windows XP file system from a Thinkpad to a new Macbook running bootcamp. [more inside]
posted by photoslob
on Jun 7, 2010 -