Powerful Disc Burning

One thing that we “PowerPC” can do and the new generation can not is burning CD/DVD.  So unless you want to spend $89 for an Apple USB SuperDrive you better keep your good old PowerPC somewhere in the house, and by the way if you don’t have any G4/G5 machine you can get one for way less than that.  By the way did you guys notice the G3 machines are getting expensive at the market?

Like we are always searching for FREE material this couldn’t be different.

* Disco (FREE) – PowerPC Friendly – 10.3 Panther / 10.4 Tiger / 10.5 Leopard. Easy to use in 3 steps: Drag, Drop and Disco.  Very Powerful disc burning.  DOWNLOAD HERE

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Frisbee Software for PowerPC

Frisbee Software is a fresh and small software house specialized in the development of free Mac software.

* Frisbee Software – http://frisbeesoftware.weebly.com/applications.html

The list of softwares goes on and system requirements are: Any G3 / G4 / G5. 10.4 / 10.5.

* DiscEject 1.8 (It helps to eject almost all the stuck css/dvds.)

* Purge 1.0 (RAM optimizer, it helps freeing RAM)

* PaperScreen 1.0 (It changes your desktop wallpaper into a background screensaver.) Very Cool.

* Tempus 1.0 (It allows you to view how much time is started on opened your computer).

Customize the OS X Services Menu

I found these informations very interesting and next follow the link to an application call Scrubber.

* How to Customize the OS X Services Menu – http://www.simplehelp.net/2008/07/29/how-to-customize-the-os-x-services-menu/

* Scrubber – 1.1.5 – PowerPC Friendly. 10.4/10.5 (Tiger and Leopard) – http://manytricks.com/servicescrubber/

The services menu be much more useful if it weren’t overcrowded by services you never even thought of using? Shouldn’t there be a way to edit that menu? Enter Service Scrubber. With Service Scrubber, you can:

  • Restructure the services menu
  • Change service keyboard shortcuts
  • Disable and re-enable services

Once your services menu has been scrubbed, you’ll be surprised how useful it actually is.

 

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AvidemuX – Movie Editor (Free)

I wish I had more time to answer all the e-mails I get from my readers and to be able to do some research to help everybody find applications.  Unfortunately during the summer it’s difficult to find the time to spend hours in front of my computer.  Slowly as summer progresses into fall, you’ll see more from MacPowerPC!

A long time ago, a few people asked me about some applications to edit movies.  Obviously, my first answer is iMovie, I don’t do movie editing and if so it’s very basic!  In my travels, I’ve  come across a great program called Avidemux.

* Avidemux (2.5.3) – Free – PowerPC 10.2 (Jaguar here guys) or later.  It’s free open source and multi-platform software.  The interface might not be the best thing you have seen but the application is very straightforward. It supports video formats that iMovie does not and is very powerful for a simple cutting, filtering, and encoding. I might have to mention again that its FREE and this is what MacPowerPC is all about.

Download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/avidemux/files/avidemux/2.5.3/

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Tumblr on PowerPC

Lets show some love to Tumblr

In my last 2 posts, I was talking about Twitter and we shared some good options for you to ensure you don’t miss any tweets on your PowerPC, but now I want to share some Tumblr applications with you.  Be warned, they are not fancy, but they do work!

* Tumblenote 5.2 (Free) – PowerPC friendly 10.4 / 10.5 – http://tumblenote.tumblr.com/  – How many of you actually are on Tumblr.?  Using this widget is the easiest/fastest way to update your Tumblr blog right from your Dashboard.

* Tumblr Stack for RapidWeaver 1.3 (Free) – PowerPC friendly http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/32275/tumblr-stack-for-rapidweaver – Share your Tumblr blog on RapidWeaver site (it has been discontinued, but previousl versions are still available).

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#Twitter Clients for PowerPC pt 1+1

All Mac PowerPC users are well aware that when it comes to Social Networking our applications are limited.  It’s hard to find something that might work well for Mac OS X Tiger.  In fact it’s virtually possible to find options for  the Mac OS X Leopard.  I actually still prefer use a good old fashioned Browser, when it comes to searching for these types of media.  But this post doesn’t end here, previously we mentioned some applications for Twitter and we got really great feedback from our readers and I wanted to share some  more options with you here.  the list starts with:

* Echofon 1.5.7 – Twitter Client (I didn’t find a safe web-site to download from, but as far as I can ascertain, this version might work on PowerPC 10.5 / Leopard.  If you find or have a safe .dmg file please share with us. http://mac.brothersoft.com/echofon.html / Echofon download here: http://www.milocker.com/pg/file/read/79630/echofon-for-leopard-powerpc Thanks @rjCalifornia

* YoruFukurou 1.65 PowerPC 10.5 / Leopard https://sites.google.com/site/yorufukurou/home-en Download here – http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/35286/yorufukurou

* TwitQwik 2.0.0 (Free) Fastest way to tweet. – http://mac.brothersoft.com/twitqwik.html

* Twit Menulet 8 (Demo $6.00) – PowerPC friendly 10.3 / 10.4 / 10.5 – http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/32331/twit-menulet – With this app it will allow you to check your tweets from a menu bar.  Never was it so easy to keep Twitter on and check as many times you want.  If anyone is running Panther, please let me know if it worked out for you!

WebDesktop, iBrowser and MultiBrowser

In this post, I wanted to share a few browser tools that you might be interested in having.  Many of you will thank me later for sharing features that you will soon learn you can’t live without!  LOL!

* WebDesktop 2.5 – Free – PowerPC 10.3/10.4/10.5 – http://code.google.com/p/webdesktop-macosx/

* iBrowser 1.6b5 – Free – PowerPC 10.5/Leopard – http://nscocoa.com/products/ – Fullscreen embedded desktop browser.

* MultiBrowser 1.1.1 – Free – PowerPC 10.5 – Control multiple internet browsers at the same time!- https://sites.google.com/site/tesseractsoftware/multibrowser

Give a try and share your experience in comments.

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AirServer Mirroring your PowerPC

If you are looking to mirror a device on your Mac screen here is a good option, to start with.  AirServer is an Airplay receiver for Mac/PC.  It allows you to receive Airplay similar to an Apple TV so you can stream content or mirror your display from your iOS.

AirServer – 3.1.2 (Tiger/Leopard) PowerPC friendly – Download here: http://www.airserver.com/en/Download/Mac

They have different licenses with different prices starting from $3.99 to $14.99, check which one best fits your needs.

For more informations: http://www.airserver.com/

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HDRtist PowerPC / HDR Photos

I have some very very good news for PowerPC users that love to take pictures and play around with them.  Recently I got an e-mail from one of my readers asking me if I had some recommendations for HDR software.  Well, to be honest I didn’t even know what HDR photos were, so I went to Google and “Browser, Browser, on the Mac, can’t you show me what the heck is HDR Imaging?” and this what my first stop before a second search – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-dynamic-range_imaging .  Now knowing what HDR was, it was time to dig up PowerPC compatibly and after some research I came out with this application that I’m looking forward to sharing with my readers!

HDRtist – 1.2.0 (Free) PowerPC friendly Tiger / Leopard / 10.4/10.5 – http://www.ohanaware.com/hdrtist/ – You guys can download it straight from this web-site, on the corner where it says “New Version:1.3.2” there is a drop-down and if you click it, you will see the PowerPC listed.  This application is as simple as drag and drop with a streamlined interface, your photos will never be the same.  The results are very professional.  HDRtist Pro is also available, but I recommend that you contact the developers to make sure they are still providing the right license for your version.

HDRtist HDR Rendering

 

Image Tricks on PowerPC (Photo/Image Editor)

A while ago I found this application and installed it on my PowerPC, and it worked great.  So I decided to save the link in my bookmarks but because I have so many bookmarked pages, it takes me forever to find things!  Many of you will know what I mean!  Today I am pleased to finally share a great Photo and Image Editing program for Mac PowerPC.

* Image Tricks - http://belightsoft.com/products/products.php – It’s a very powerful photo image editing program, easy to use and a very friendly interface that makes it even easier to test the effects that are divided in 3 tabs: Filters/Quartz/Generators.  You can drag and drop photos from iPhoto and save in formats like: PDF/TIFF/GIF/JPEG/PNG.  If you are looking for something easy with fast results, without spending money and excess time to learn the application.  Image Tricks will fit you like a glove, but also will enhance your photos/Images and make them appear more professional.  If you decide to go PRO you will have even more options/features (of course).

Image Tricks – 3.0.4 (FREE) – 10.5 / Leopard – http://belightsoft.com/imagetricks/update/update.php 

Image Tricks – 2.4.2 (FREE) – 10.4 / Tiger – http://belightsoft.com/imagetricks/update/update.php

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iConvertX Audio/Video PowerPC

It’s always important to have access to a good application that easily converts your video and audio.  iConvertX not only completes the conversion quickly, but anyone can figure how how to work it.  It’s as easy as drag and drop…so even your grandmother could figure out how to work it!

iConvertX 4.0.1 (Shareware $3.75) (First 5 times are free to try) http://joris-vervuurt.com/page4/page4.php  – PowerPC friendly, runs on 10.5 / 10.4 / 10.3 – Leopard / Tiger / Panther.

P.S.:  It seems Joris Vervuurt also developed iTubex, an application that allows you to download videos from Youtube.  As far as I can see, version 8.0 will work on PowerPC running 10.5, but unfortunately I didn’t find a safe source to download the application, to do my tests.  If you guys would like to share the results or links, please feel free to drop us a line to let us know how it worked for you!

List of format that will convert:

.mp4 / .flv / .3gp / .pct / .m4v / .avi / .dv / .mov / .flc / .qtl / .wav / .aiff / .au / .moov / .mp3 / .swa / .m1a / .mp2 / .mpa / .mpeg / .mpg / .m1s / .mpm / .divx / .mkv / .gvi / .vp6 / .vfw

 

Read/Write NTFS (hard-drive format) on PowerPC

I just found myself in a situation that I never would have thought I’d find myself in.  I’m the kind of Mac user that thinks I don’t need anything from Microsoft (wrong).  I always choose to format my external hard-drives using Mac OS Extended (Journaled) even when I know that it would be “safe” to format on FAT32.  Recently, I was traveling a few weeks ago and I met a good friend of mine that wanted me to share some of my files with him and vice versa.  When I plugged in my hard drive, I could not transfer any of my files because it was locked.  When I realized that his hard drive was formated to NTFS…well I just became sad.  So back I went to http://google.com (like always) and here I found few options that helped me out, that I’d like to share with you.

NTFS 3G – 2010.10.2 (Free) http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.ca/ . Download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/catacombae/files/NTFS-3G%20for%20Mac%20OS%20X/2010.10.2/ntfs-3g-2010.10.2-macosx.dmg/download 

Tuxera NTFS 2012.3.4 – (Demo $31.00) – http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/  10.4 / 10.5 – Tiger / Leopard PowerPC.

* MacFuse – 2.0 (Free) – http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/ .  10.4 / 10.5 – Tiger / Leopard PowerPC

* OSXFUSE – 2.5.4 – (Free) – http://osxfuse.github.com/ .  10.5 – Leopard.

Reggie Asworth’s Applications (AppDelete/VidConvert)

This post is supposed to be just about AppDelete, but when browsing the web, I noted that the developer also has another conversion app that works on the PowerPC so this became a double post!

AppDelete is shareware but it definitely does the job! If you are looking for a very easy to use “drag and drop” uninstaller that also allows you to browse your application, screensaver, widgets, as you uninstall, then I think this is a great option for you.  It properly uninstalls the applications without leaving any files behind. (Trial version will give you 5 uses)

AppDelete 3.2.8 ($7.99) PowerPC – 10.5 Leopard – http://www.reggieashworth.com/appdelete

AppDelete 2.2.4 ($5.00) PowerPC – 10.3/10.4 Panther/Tiger – http://www.reggieashworth.com/appdelete

VidConvert also follows the same layout, it’s very easy to use and the best feature is the “drag and drop”.  It will convert any type of video into one of the many popular formats of today. (Supported output – iPhone, iPad, iPod, Retina, Apple TV, QuickTime, .mp4, .avi, DivX, Xvid, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DVD (.vob), Windows Media, Flash, Matroska (.mkv), Theora (.ogg), .m4a, .mp3, .aiff, .wav, .wma, .ac3) (Trial version will convert only 3 minutes sample videos.

* VidConvert 1.4.1 ($7.99) – PowerPC 10.5 Leopard – http://www.reggieashworth.com/vidconvert

 

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Fancy ScreenSaver – PowerPC

I think it’s high time to “pimp out” our PowerPCs a little bit!  In my opinion the G3/G4/G5 are one of the best designs Apple ever launched.  They were designed so “out of the box” that even today they still look as modern as they day they were launched.  I honestly love the iMac G4…some of my friends are very impressed with iMac G4 because it is a very minimalist machine…and we are talking about  a design that is now over 10 years old!  Anyways, I better stop talking about the G4 otherwise I won’t get to the point.  I’ve been looking for this ScreenSaver for a long time now…you can find it in any iPad/tablet.  In fact, I think some of the tablet users just use their tablets as clocks, as far as I see in some fabulous online photos.  But if you have an office with a spare PowerPC machine hanging around, this will give you a cool reason to turn it ON and let it work for you again!

Fliqlo – 1.3.3 – (Free) – PowerPC – http://9031.com/goodies/ 

Briblo – 1.0.3 – (Free) – PowerPC – http://9031.com/goodies/  Also a Screen Saver but this is so funny, it’s a movable brick block that looks like Lego or Tetris.  This would be considered a “Smart Screen Saver” because you can play with it by using the direction arrows on your keyboard.  It’s very addictive, I even set up my Screen Saver to start on 3 minutes, when I’d usually opt for it to come on after 15 minutes – just so I can occasionally play with the bricks!

P.S.:  Thanks Peter for sharing on comments these ScreenSavers are a show stoppers:

http://lotsablankers.googlecode.com/files/LotsaWater1.5.zip

-  http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/lotsablankers/

 

 

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MacLampsX Lights on Your Desktop

MacLampsX 2.0 (Free) PowerPC 10.4/10.5 (Tiger/Leopard).

Let’s have some fun playing with our Desktop a bit!   MacLampsX brings light to your Desktop and allows you to decorate for Christmas or any other holiday!  It has a small set of default holidays but also allows you to create your own.  This version allows you to add bigger bulbs and to play music.  Now every holiday can be happier than the next, and allow you to properly celebrate…on your PowerPC.

* MacLampsX – 2.0 – http://arcticmac.home.comcast.net/~arcticmac/software/maclampsx.html