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 -
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 -
Strange problem with iPhone while on calls; I sometimes can't be heard by the other party. Not sure if hardware or software. [more inside]
posted by tkolstee
on Oct 23, 2011 -
Now that itunes has release the Movie Trailers app, I'm unable to find the full listing of trailers in the itunes store to download for offline viewing to my ipod touch. I like to watch them at work where I don't have wifi access. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Draccy
on Oct 20, 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 -
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 -
What was the name of a 1980s educational software package for the Apple ][ series that gave stories to read and asked multiple choice questions to test your knowledge? [more inside]
posted by NBJack
on Oct 8, 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 -
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 -
How would I go about obtaining licensing/permission to use soundbites from a no-longer-running major network show in an iPhone application? [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on Feb 1, 2010 -
My mom is a graphic designer and uses Quark. She just switched from a PowerPC based Macbook Pro to an Intel based MacBook Pro. Using the new Macbook Pro, she can't seem to open the Quark files she created using the old MacBook pro. It produces an error saying something about the processor. Is there a nice program for converting such files? [more inside]
posted by aburd
on Nov 27, 2009 -
Experiences running iTunes off an Airdisk--particularly when things go wrong? [more inside]
posted by yesno
on Jul 13, 2009 -
I'm in the market for a new laptop. Should I get a PC or Mac? What specs are important for me to look at when making a decision? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Jun 2, 2009 -
What is the best way to sync my contacts (name, email, phone number) between my iPhone, MacBook Pro, and Gmail? I am using Address Book at the moment but should I be using something else? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on May 3, 2009 -
How do you get rid of the "ApplicationVerificationFailed" error when trying to test an application on the iPhone? [more inside]
posted by remi
on Feb 25, 2009 -
[Apple II educational software AND encyclopedia filter] When computers came to our library/learning center when I was in elementary school (between 1983-1986), I was one of the first kids to get to play a library learning game during "learning center" time and was the first to finish two games. 1) What were the names of these games? 2) What encyclopedia was used? [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara
on Feb 22, 2009 -
Please help me remember this educational software which warned of the dangers of binge drinking. [more inside]
posted by Dr-Baa
on Feb 13, 2009 -
What are the Mac equivalents of great Windows software? This
was a great question about what a Mac person should install on a Windows box. I'm going the other way, as my office kindly bought me a new MacBook Pro. I'm a scientist and haven't used a Mac since OS 7.5. For the past decade my machines have been Windows, Linux, or dual-boot. Freeware/shareware programs I use a lot under Windows: Cygwin, Essential PIM, FLVplayer, IrfanView, Maxima, Openoffice.org, Scilab, Winamp, Xemacs, Xplorer2 pro. Commercial software: Mathematica, IDL, occasionally Microsoft Office. I'm mostly interested in freeware or shareware such as great text and image editors, tex/latex, and other nerdware. Thanks! Naturally, the new laptop runs Leopard.
posted by lukemeister
on Dec 3, 2008 -
I have started developing and selling software for the iPhone. What websites should I read on a regular basis? [more inside]
posted by alms
on Oct 26, 2008 -
Who knows of a program like Sandboxie
but for the Mac?
Sandboxie is a sandbox-type isolation software for the Microsoft Windows operating system. It creates a "container" in which programs can be safely launched without modifying the host's OS.
posted by concourse
on Aug 5, 2008 -
I'm in the market for an MBP, and thus will need to migrate stuff from my PC eventually. I'm looking specifically for Mac software that are very similar in UI and/or features to the Windows software I'm using now. [more inside]
posted by curagea
on Jul 24, 2008 -
I just switched to Macs and I was a Windows power user (video editing, audio editing, scanning, graphic design, presentations, flowcharting, spreadsheets, databases, web design). What software can I absolutely not live without for the Mac? Being a fan of Open Source software (and excessively cheap) I'd prefer open source apps when possible.
posted by arniec
on May 29, 2008 -
What is the best (or any) Mac software to put protected WMA audiobooks, from my local library via NetLibrary, on my iPod? [more inside]
posted by x41-pbj
on Dec 11, 2007 -
I'm an idiot. I bought my first Macbook this week, and I added iLife '08 to my order. My Macbook CAME with iLife '08. Can I resell my Apple Software?
posted by nikko
on Sep 7, 2007 -
After installing OpenSSH on your iPhone, is there a way to disable it except when needed? [more inside]
posted by yesno
on Aug 28, 2007 -
Playing with the new version of Apple's Keynote I'm really impressed with the software. However, I never really have cause to do a presentation needing slides. Still, Keynote being part of the iWork suite I have it anyway, and it seems like a waste not to use it.
What other sorts of things, besides, presentations, could an individual use Keynote for?
posted by Gideon
on Aug 8, 2007 -
What are your experiences with qualitative data coding software? Generally, and Apple specific. [more inside]
posted by carmen
on May 3, 2007 -
If you had $1000 to spend on peripherals/software/extra things for a new MacBook Pro, what would you buy? Assume that you have no need for a printer or really expensive software like LogicPro or FinalCut. Through a generous gift, I find myself in this position.
posted by Falconetti
on Feb 19, 2007 -
Attention tech-savvy librarians! I need some help from anyone who is familiar with the library cataloging software LibraryWorld Gold. Is there a way I can write some kind of batch utility to add a field and a tag to about a thousand records? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel
on Jan 23, 2007 -
I switched to Aperture from iPhoto and love it, but I miss feeling connected with my old photos like I used to. Help develop strategies to stay in touch with them in Apple's grown-up photo client. [more inside]
posted by coolhappysteve
on Dec 21, 2006 -
There is this addictive old black&white Mac game where you were in a pyramid maze and ran into monkey, picked up jewels, etc. This is probably circa 1990. Does anyone have any idea what it's called and where I can find it online?
posted by BigBrownBear
on Nov 15, 2006 -
Are their any competitors to Airfoil
for Mac? I like the program and can't find anything else, but want to make sure I'm not missing something cheaper and/or better b/f I shell out 25 bucks. Thanks.
posted by gregoryc
on Sep 24, 2006 -
Good billing/invoicing software for Mac that's suited to a graphic designer's needs?
posted by eustacescrubb
on Jul 13, 2006 -
Why this minor Safari inconsistency between machines with exact same build of Safari? [more inside]
posted by yesno
on Jun 7, 2006 -
After installing the most recent security update for OS X, my PowerBook G4 no longer boots. I've gone through the generic troubleshooting steps
on Apple's site, and even paid for the phone support, but couldn't get any better answer than "Archive and Install," which I can't do due to lack of free space. Please help me fix this hopefully simple problem. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jun 3, 2006 -
I'm trying to find a (stable) OSX web browser that...
A) allows you to select text and right-click to search for that text in Google,
B) displays bookmarks in the bookmarks toolbar as favicons (not just plain text buttons). [more inside]
posted by bruceyeah
on Apr 27, 2006 -
Does anyone know of a good undelete tool for Mac OS X (10.4.x) that can recover AVI files from an external (FAT32) drive? [more inside]
posted by Chunder
on Mar 13, 2006 -
I have installed DVD Studio Pro 4 on my Powerbook, as part of the Final Cut Studio Pro 5 suite. However, the templates or styles didn't install and I don't have a "Content" icon on the install disk. Is it possible to get the folders of templates and styles from someone? I don't want a copy of your disk or to do anything illegal, but if someone had the program installed and could copy only those folders, I don't think it would constitute copyright infringement ... or would it?
posted by Toolshed
on Mar 5, 2006 -
Am I bogging down my new iMac with software? I have a 20" Intel iMac with 512mb (adding another 1mb as soon as my Amazon rebate comes). I love it! This thing is so fast...starts up in about 10 seconds, responds quickly almost all the time. Once in a while it hesitates, I suppose due to a lot of programs open. [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze
on Feb 15, 2006 -
MacEDAFilter - I'm looking for a copy of MI-Sugar, which seems to have fallen off the face of the web after the publisher stopped supporting it (all downloads I've found link to the publisher's 404). Anyone know where to find a recent version, or barring that, have any reccomendations on Mac circuit schematic and simmulation programs?
posted by PaperDragon
on Feb 2, 2005 -
Do you find that MS Office for OS X runs faster than MS Office for Mac OS 9...., run on an OS X Mac in Classic mode (or, whatever it's called...) [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus
on Jan 26, 2005 -