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 Post subject: Useful Apps
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:43 pm 
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I keep forgetting to mention this App, in fact I keep forgetting it's name, it's called Cheat Sheet, it shows all keyboard-shortcuts for any App, Finder, etc...

https://www.idownloadblog.com/2018/04/1 ... shortcuts/


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 Post subject: Re: Useful Apps
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:52 am 
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Interesting application. The newest version requires Yosemite+ I tried 1.2.8 on Mavericks and it starts. I used it in Finder but it does not include the Apple menu which is something I really need on occasion and need it when my mouse has disappeared into my dead display's area (it just seems to jump there on occasion) and I need the keyboard command for logging out of my account.

It seems your newer version includes ads.

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My new application (I save "App" for iOS things since they are NOT the same as Mac applications, plus I don't like the way Apple gives different things all the same name so the poor brains of their users are not taxed with all these terribly complicated concepts) is Keka for decompressing files. I still have the old Unarchiver but it doesn't work on some files and the new version tries to call home to the people who make Clean My Mac and I just prefer not to share with them.


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 Post subject: Re: Useful Apps
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:43 pm 
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I wasn't aware of the tiny ad in it!

Keka can extract lots of compressed files, from ZIP and 7Z to RAR archives, even parted ones. Just double click on those files and they will be extracted using Keka, or drop them to the icon in the Dock or the main window.

I have The Unarchiver 2.7.1 here if you need it, from 2011

I also have the 10.8 version of Cheat Sheet without ads that still works in 10.12.6


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 Post subject: Re: Useful Apps
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:01 pm 
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Well, haven't trusted Softpedia in a long time due to wrappers, but just downloaded iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac as a test...

https://iboysoft.com/mac-data-recovery/ ... -is-8.html
https://iboysoft.com/mac-data-recovery/ ... ml?ref=2_8

Didn't install anything in Launch Areas & only redirected to an option to upgrade...

Was surprised how fast it found recoverable files on a 1TB USB2 HFS Partition, I didn't use it to recover the dozen or so files because I had deleted them on purpose & emptied the Trash, Free version is limited to 1GB of Recovery... so it might be an option for small recovering of files.

The Free version also Scans APFS, exFat, & Fat32 drives, but only recovers APFS in the paid Pro version.imac


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 Post subject: Re: Useful Apps
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:31 pm 
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Should've mentioned this 10 years ago when Anon mentioned it missing, but I'm slow... :snail:

Reload Button.safariextz - John Siracusa - http://siracusafamily.org/safari/extensions/

Still working in Safari 12.0.3 (12606.4.5.3.1)


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 Post subject: Re: Useful Apps
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:12 pm 
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Another one from Objective-See...
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LuLu

In today's connected world, it is rare to find an application or piece of malware that doesn't talk to a remote server. LuLu is the free, open firewall for Macs that can protect your network connections and detect malicious activity.

https://objective-see.com/products.html


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 Post subject: Re: Useful Apps
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:53 pm 
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Didn't know about that. Will have to look some more into it and give it a try. Wonder if there's any benefit to running it concurrently with LS?


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 Post subject: Re: Useful Apps
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:05 pm 
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That is exactly what I was wondering, I don't have LS anymore, one iof the Apps I plan on updating when trees start growing on money! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Useful Apps
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:45 pm 
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In that case, would think you would be using it. Would like to have your opinion if/when you get around to it. But per our other discussion, definitely wouldn't allow everything and anything Apple to connect as a default. I would uncheck that option first thing. In fact, surprising that Wardle includes that option, which might imply to anyone who doesn't know any better that everything outgoing to Apple is kosher.


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 Post subject: Re: Useful Apps
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:21 pm 
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Right now on the Apple stuff I have softwareupdated blocked, investigating other Apple "Services"!

Seems Sierra is a bit more wholesome than High Sierra. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Useful Apps
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:33 pm 
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softwareupdated, why block that one?


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 Post subject: Re: Useful Apps
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:25 am 
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This particular daemon is, obviously, for software updates, silently checking for updates in the background and, depending on user settings, notifying the user that updates are available to download or install, even when the user is not actually running any kind of software update app (like the Mac App Store).

I don't want any surprises, no need for it to be checking even.


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 Post subject: Re: Useful Apps
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:12 am 
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I use this to block or allow use of the Camera & Microphone...

https://objective-see.com/products/oversight.html
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Mac malware often spies on users by recording audio and video sessions...sometimes in an undetected manner.
OverSight monitors a mac's mic and webcam, alerting the user when the internal mic is activated, or whenever a process accesses the webcam.


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