Is there an OSX utility that will notify me if my battery time remaining suddenly decreases, e.g., going from five hours remaining to three hours remaining by opening a certain website? The fan spinning is a hint, but it isn't reliable. I've googled this but had no success.
I'm writing a dissertation (specifically, an ethnography). What writing software do I need (Mac OSX)? [more inside]
I'm looking for wiki software to help me organize information on a project I'm working on. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
My Mac is (and has been) prompting me to update software. Every time we get past the "Agree" or "disagree" prompt, the window tells me it can't be installed on "Macintosh HD." There is 300-some GB of space. Any ideas what's going on? [more inside]
I'd like to see a weekly breakdown of my personal computer usage. Showing total time spent using different applications, and total time spent visiting different websites. Just to monitor my productivity and see where I'm spending/wasting the most time. Can anyone recommend a (preferably free) mac application?
I have a very basic (I think) requirement infrequently where I need to slightly modify a picture (usually a line drawing or a jpg of an event layout or similar) so that I can extract the track map from it. I keep bouncing between software that doesn't do enough to overwhelmingly complicated and too involved to do quickly. Please translate what is available in my own perspective please. I am open to the possibility that I am outside the realms of simple software, but am ever hopeful. [more inside]
I love Guitar Toolkit on my iPhone. Specifically, the scale and chord features. I want the same functionality on my desktop monitor so I can see more than 5 frets at a time. [more inside]
Digital librarians of Metafilter: I am looking for installation and configuration documentation to get Fedora Commons 3.7 up and running on a Mac OS X (Mavericks) server. Surprisingly, my googling has not yet yielded an up-to-date OS X-specific guide. Can anyone point me to such documentation? Or have you installed Fedora Commons on your OS X server, and have any tips? [more inside]
Tell me from your own experience if any of the following software has compatibility issues with OS X 10.9 Mavericks. [more inside]
I am looking for an anatomy atlas to use on my Mac (running Mountain Lion) that lets me see the body in 3D, rotate it, peel away layers, and shows as much detail as possible. It must use Latin names. [more inside]
If I've upgraded PHP on my Mac, should I now avoid all OS X Updates? I'm hosting a website on a Mac mini in a datacenter, and some of my software required a newer version of PHP than what's included out-of-the-box in OS X Mountain Lion. I keep getting the notification saying system updates are ready, and restart to install. But I'm scared it's going to overwrite my PHP upgrades and break everything. And it took me an insanely long time to get the PHP upgrade to work properly and play nicely with OS X Server.
Looking for software suggestions for a media asset management system for a small workgroup setting, mostly on OS X hardware. [more inside]
I recently got a Mac mini server hosted in a datacenter in order to host my CRM server, and now I'm wondering what other useful things I can do with it. [more inside]
I'm looking for a standalone clipboard manager for OSX that has LaunchBar's "Paste and Remove from History" functionality. [more inside]
In order to reduce eyestrain when on the computer, I use the basic OSX (10.6.8) Text to Speech (System Prefs -> Speech -> Text to Speech) software for the computer to read out long-form articles found online. This works great! Except....sometimes when I ask "Alex" to read out to me it will skip or garble words from the highlighted article, usually one word per sentence or after x number of words. Why? [more inside]
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.)
Is there any calendar/scheduling software for OS X and Windows that can sync info with Google Calendar? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
Help me find this obscure software from the dawn of Mac OS X. It was a desktop fishy that let people take screenshots of your desktop remotely. [more inside]
Please help me restore Mac OS on my wife's MacBook! I am pulling my hair out. [more inside]
What's the best non-intrusive MP3 playing software on OSX? [more inside]
How can I uninstall iTunes and Safari, and would doing so break anything else? [more inside]
I'm writing a paper that involves reading forty articles by about thirty different historians. Their biographical details are relevant. I'd like to be able to enter information about these articles and their authors into a database (or something similar) and then be able to sort by the various categories, link entries together, easily have lists of all of the people or articles who fit a given criterium, et cetera. What should I use? Free or cheap, OSX-compatible, relatively low learning curve.
I'd like some recommendations for a page-flipping eBook creator. [more inside]
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]
I'm writing a technical book - and intending to self publish, mostly electronically. OSX - Best of class software? For writing? For publishing? Other deeper writing and self publishing questions inside! [more inside]
PEBKACFilter: I'm trying to run KeePass under Mono on OS X. I can't, for the life of me, understand the installation instructions. Help! [more inside]
Does anyone have recommendations for great OS X applications for computers that are stationed in a daycare's preschool classrooms? I'm taking on the task of reinstalling four Mac Minis in my daughter's daycare, and am looking for ideas about the best software (freeware or inexpensive shareware/payware) for kids between the ages of 2 1/2 and 5 years old. [more inside]
What is the best way to move years of financial data from AceMoney on Windows to anything on OSX and not screw it all up? [more inside]
A while back I found a web page for nice OSX tool for fixing the dates of a set of pictures by allowing the user to sort them graphically in a timeline. Sadly I did not download it then, and now I seem to have lost the link. Does anyone know what this tool is?
Are there any programs/extensions out there to make the editing/organizing of my bookmarks in Firefox any easier?
Are there any programs/extensions out there to make the editing/organizing of my bookmarks in Firefox any easier? I'm using XMarks to sync these bookmarks between my XP and OSX machines. [more inside]
Does anyone know a good mapping software for an ontological map or a cognitive map for Mac OSX? [more inside]
Mac voice-recognition software for a writer with arthritis. [more inside]
Is there a Mac equivalent to CDR Media Code Identifier. This could be run in Parallels, but I'm not sure it'll be able to get what it needs out of the DVD drive. And of course, it'd be nice to not have to run Parallels.
I'm looking for OSX video editing software to use for preparing live music videos for uploading to YouTube. I want to overlay audio tracks from an audio recorder over video footage from a digital camera, cropping either as needed, and exporting the finished video as MPEG4 or H.264. Final Cut seems like overkill (and costs a fair bit), and iMovie doesn't offer the precision to easily align the separate tracks. Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably inexpensive package that will do the job?
OS X dictation/transcription software: is it worthwhile? I've recorded several hours of audio onto an MP3 voice recorder. I'd like to move the files to my mac, and run them through dictation software. Is this feasible? [more inside]
Is possible to disable "find in page" on Safari 4 Beta? [more inside]
Can I use a software program for a more up-to-date version of OS X than mine, without upgrading my entire computer?
Can I use a software program for a more up-to-date version of OS X than mine, without upgrading my entire computer? [more inside]
How secure is Time Machine backups? I'm worried about security of the data stored by Time Machine. [more inside]
Best Mac DJ software? [more inside]
We're a web dev shop with $700 that needs to be spent on software by the end of fiscal. What should we get? [more inside]
Help me trick out my old Mac for my preschooler. [more inside]
Are there any upgrade paths for Photoshop that don't require a version of CS? [more inside]
Software to process and display (map, etc.) .gpx files on a Mac [more inside]
How can I easily tile my windows in OS X like I do in MS Windows? [more inside]
G5 PPC Tower never lets me auto update software? [more inside]
I need a good and fast tool to compare two folders side by side, with the ability of exclude .SVN and other useless files. I've found some ones like Compare Folders and DeltaWalker but I haven't tried these yet. Do you recommend them?