Help for new MacOS user

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by harb11, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. harb11 macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2017

    After using Windows for most of my life I just today got my new iMac to try out the Apple world due to having an iPhone and iPad already.

    I have managed to get most of my apps and the iMac configured but I am struggling to find replacement MacOS versions of the following applications.

    1.) Truecrypt
    2.) Keepass
    3.) Foobar MP3 player

    Any advice would be appreciated.

  2. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
  3. harb11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2017

    I will try out the encrypted disk.

    I found KeepassX but MacOs won't let me run it because apparently its "Not a verified application" or something. Can I disable this checking on a per app basis?

  4. presenta macrumors newbie


    Nov 29, 2016
    Bulgaria (EU)
    MacPass is a native Mac replacement for KeePass. It lacks some advanced features, but generally it opens KeePass files. Version 0.6.2 has a problem when saving some fields (i.e. Comments), so you should always check if everything is saved properly.

    Another alternative is KeeWeb. It's a brand new web app with its source available on Github.
  5. Audit13 macrumors 68040


    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Trucrypt had been replaced by Veracrypt in the windows world.

    I find iTunes to find for playing mp3 files.
  6. harb11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2017
    Thanks all. I managed to get KeepassX working by allowing an override thing for it in Preferences / Security.
  7. SigEp265 macrumors 6502


    Dec 15, 2011
    Southern California
    "If you don't want to go into Systems Preferences to open an app for the first time as shown above, then simply Control+Click on the app in the Finder, then select "Open." You'll see a new popup asking if you're sure you want to run the app on your Mac. Just hit "Open" again and you're set."
  8. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Right-click the app and choose Open, instead of double-clicking. You'll get the same "not verified" message but there will now be an option to continue anyway. You'll only have to do this the first time you run it; other times you can double-click as usual.

    Edit: The person above snuck in the same thing! :)
  9. UL2RA Suspended

    May 7, 2017
    I highly recommend Enpass over Keepass:

    As for foobar, Vox or iTunes will probably be your best bet. iTunes is kind of bloated, whereas foobar is super lightweight, but if you have newer Mac it's not really an issue.
  10. jzuena macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Lexington, MA, USA
    its been replaced by Veracrypt in the macOS world, too. And it is different than using an encrypted disk. It creates encrypted partitions on files within the disk rather than use whole disk encryption. And it allows for encrypted partitions in the unused space within encrypted partitions. No way to prove the second encrypted partition does or does not exist.
  11. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    Many Win users whom I've encountered are frustrated by a few "sticking points." Some comments for your consideration:
    - Wants a list of applications like the Start menu? From a finder window, drag the Applications folder to the dock. Right click and Sort by Name, Display as Folder, and View as List. I don't use this anymore, instead I do Cmd+Space, and type a couple of characters of the App name, then hit return.
    - I *still* come across people who insist that Mac OS doesn't have "right click." The default is set that way. In System Preferences Mouse and/or Trackpad you can set these, and disable some or all of the various "touch" commands.
    - Filevault is essentially transparent in day-to-day use. It does take a few hours or more to do the initial encryption, so this can impact performance. Best to start as a "last thing of the day" task.
    - For many/most things, Macs and PCs are no better or worse than each other. Just different. I say this because if you find something that seems hard to do, Google (starting with "Mac OS X") and a 1-3 word description. Chances are several hundred thousand people have already asked that question, and the answer is at hand. Of course, you can always ask here, too!
  12. 0002378, Aug 15, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2017

    0002378 Suspended


    May 28, 2017
    I can answer the part about MP3 players.

    Yes, Vox is a decent MP3 player. If you're willing to try something else, try the free (and open source) MP3 player I wrote. Right click the following link and hit save as ... the app is in the zip file.

    If you get the security warning (unidentified developer), just go to System Preferences > Security and Privacy, and click "Open Anyway" for ""
  13. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    Or just right-click the app in Finder and select open. Once that's done once it won't be needed again.
  14. harb11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2017
    Thanks all.

    To answer my original questions:

    1.) Truecrypt

    I went with the built in encrypted container for now, but i may switch to Veracrypt and dropbox as I need to use files in both MacOS and Windows. It mainly keeps my KeePass file in it.

    2.) Keepass

    KeepassX works well so went with that.

    3.) Foobar MP3 player

    I'm sticking with Itunes.

    Overall I love my new Mac. The 27inch screen is a thing of beauty. My daughter has already put claim to the Mac so I may end up buying another next year when the new models come out.

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