XNBJ PowerPC

XNJB is a Cocoa graphical user interface for Mac OS X for the Creative Nomad range of portable MP3 players and newer MTP players. It uses libnjb and libmtp for low-level device communication. See the device list to see if your device is supported. 

* XNJB (1.5.10) is free software - Download Here.  PowerPC Friendly and runs on 10.3 Panther / 10.4 Tiger / 10.5 Leopard.

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Bodega an AppStore for PowerPC

Welcome to Bodega, the world’s most innovative way to find and obtain application on your PowerPC.  Just download and install the Bodega app, and you have access to a catalog of software and you can update some of what you already have installed.

* Bodega (1.5.3) This is the only version that runs on PowerPC / 10.5 Leopard.  Please do not update to 1.6.2.

Check here the app’s website

DOWNLOAD HERE The right version for PowerPC.

Let me know what you guys think and share comments.  If you try to install on Tiger let us know the results.

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

Name: FREE DISCO
Code: DSCO-111-113-199-99

License available at the web-site.

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Recover Data & Deleted iPhoto Library

I received an e-mail awhile ago asking me how to recover an iPhoto Library.  I did some research and I came across this application that I’m sharing with guys because it’s interesting to have installed or download the .DMG file just in case, we never know when the support for PowerPC will end up and the file gone from anywhere.

* REMO RECOVER MAC – 3.0 ( 3.0.1) – (Data / Files) - PowerPC Friendly (Leopard 10.5). (Demo) – DOWNLOAD HERE . Safe and easy recovery data from Mac OS X.  The powerful built-in scanning algorithm helps in finding and recovering deleted files, files lost due to application errors, deleted or missing volumes, re-formatted volumes and re-partitioned Mac drives and also recover deleted files, which have been emptied from Trash.

* REMO – (Recover Deleted iPhoto Library) – Check instructions –  HERE .  Safe and fast recovery of photos from deleted iPhoto library.

Awesome application and I think most of us PowerPC user should have installed for our own benefit.

GiftedMotion PowerPC (GIFS)

Are you into creating Gifs?

* GiftedMotion 1.23 – Free - http://www.onyxbits.de/giftedmotion

Features:

  • Platform independent, runs on every OS.
  • Multi language support
  • GPL software, no licensing costs.
  • KISS approach. No steep learning curve.
  • No installation required. Just put the jar file on your Desktop (or any place else) and start it. GiftedMotion will not bury itself into your operation system. Since GiftedMotion is small in size, you can even bookmark this page and come back and start it from here, whenever needed.
  • Supports the following input formats: PNG, JPG / JPEG, BMP and GIF.
  • Easy to adjust position of images within frames and size of the resulting image.
  • Preview function.
  • Able to edit existing images

Fuse for OS X

FUSE for OS X allows you to extend OS X’s native file handling capabilities via third-party file systems. OSXFUSE is a successor to MacFUSE, which has been used as a software building block by dozens of products, but is no longer being maintained.

As a user, installing the OSXFUSE software package will let you use any third-party file system written atop OSXFUSE or MacFUSE, if you choose to install the MacFUSE compatibility layer.

http://osxfuse.github.io/

* Fuse – OSXFUSE 2.6.2 – PowerPC Friendly 10.5 / Leopard.  The easiest and fast way to create file systems for OS X.

* SSHFS 2.5.0 – PowerPC – Leopard / 10.5

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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Q (KJU) – Qemu – CPU Emulator for Mac

Q (KJU) / Qemu:

I get quite a few e-mails asking about an emulator that will work on PowerPC.  This is something that I didn’t have to use so far but I did receive quite a few referrals from readers recommending an application called Q (KJU).

Run: Windows/Linux/Etc.

* Q (KJU) (Free) Emulator that is PowerPC friendly - http://www.kju-app.org

I found this link very helpful with step by step in how to instal it: http://maemovmware.garage.maemo.org/2nd_edition/installation_qemu.html#Installing_QEMU_on_Mac

Download: http://wiki.qemu.org/Download

Review CleanMyMac2

* CleanMyMac 2 - http://macpaw.com/cleanmymac

As we know, a clean computer can help your machine to work faster.  There are many applications that help you to maintain a clean, organized and healthy computer.  If you are one of those people who never turns off their machines (like me), or someone who drag and drops things to their desktop to deal with later, you’ll love CleanMyMac2.

Awhile back we mentioned CleanMyMac as being an awesome application to have installed and running on (10.4 and 10.5) and we still stand by this comment.  Recently we got a message from MacPaw requesting that we review CleanMyMac 2 compatible with (10.7 and 10.8) Only.  Unfortunately this means that CleanMyMac 2 is not compatible with PowerPC.  PowerPC users will have to download CleanMyMac Classic.

The main reason that I believe in this application is because it is one application with everything you need and not other way around.  It’s so easy to control and keep an eye on your Mac.  I Choose Full Scan and went to grab a coffee and a few minutes later my Mac was clean and had freed up a good amount of hard drive space for me to use on other programs or files.

Also, I have to point out some of the great features like Large & Old Files that will show folders and files you have on your system and you can also see how long ago you last opened them, and you can even sort them by size.  iPhoto Cleanup and Trash Cleanup is very handy…and can also help you to free up more of your valuable space!

One of my favorite features is that it’s now much easier to uninstall applications you don’t use anymore and you will find out just how long ago you last used them.  Be sure to check the Leftovers tab to make sure your unwanted app did not left anything behind!

Last but not least:  Eraser is a feature that will secure erased files or folders you don’t need/want anymore.

Before we finish this post let’s not forget about the interface.  Here is a huge plus for us:  if the Classic version was already very straight forward and simple to browse, then  version 2 is quite simply unbelievably well done.  They’ve managed to make it easier for us to be more organized.  In my opinion, CleanMyMac 2 is the best way to go minimalist when it comes to your computer!

Enjoy!

01. Welcome screen

Tooble Dowload Youtube Videos

Summer time is a very difficult time to blog for the MacPowerPC team because of our day jobs.  It’s our busiest time of year and admittedly it’s difficult to find the time to release quality posts.  I wanted to let everyone know that even during our hiatus, we have still been searching and saving material for later updates, on a regular basis.  Now that fall is settling in, we have time to get back on track for our weekly updates…and have we got a LOT to catch up on!

* Tooble 2.8 – (Free) – PowerPC Tiger/Leopard.  It’s an easy way to quickly download videos from YouTube, convert them and import to iTunes to watch on your iPod or AppleTV.

I’m sorry guys for the misunderstanding, the right version that is compatible with PowerPC is Tooble 2.7.9.  Download here: http://cl.ly/RSL2

I would like to thank you to Bjornels for sharing the link with us.  The version that he found also works on PowerPC - http://tooble.en.softonic.com/mac

 

Facebook Desktop Application PowerPC

Facebook is one of the sole reasons people spend more time in front of a computer than ever before.  Personally, I blame timeline because for some reason you always want to check what your friends are doing/sharing.  I have a really small list of friends/family and I only add family and friends that I know “in real life”.  But anyways when it comes to PowerPC users we are very limited in finding Facebook applications compatible with our system.  Some time ago I posted about a menu tab and recently  found another option to share with you today:

* Facebook Desktop 1.9 (Shareware) – PowerPC Leopard 10.5.  It looks like a browser but its very dynamic and already has tabs for Facebook, Twitter, Chat and Lifestyle.  It’s really nice to browse and it ran very well on my iBook 1.07GHz.  The only problem is this is a Demo version and you can only run it for 5 minutes at a time.  The developer’s web site it’s offline so it’s hard to contact them to get a serial number.  Anyways I still think its a good application to share with you:

Download here: http://download.cnet.com/Facebook-Desktop/3000-12941_4-75058655.html?tag=mncol;4

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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Image / Photo Editing PowerPC

In my opinion, its the most classic of the classics and it’s probably the most famous Image / Photo Editing application for Mac platform.  This application is supposed to come installed in every single Mac computer (in my opinion) but for some reason Apple didn’t think to add this application to their platform.  Microsoft is still delivering windows with Paint and most people need something that is a very friendly interface, easy to use and capable of atleast basic image / photo editing…and this is what GIMP is all about.

GIMP 2.8.4 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Tiger 10.4.11 / Leopard 10.5.7+.  (They provide support for those Intel felines as well. http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/News/News.html

I also wanted to make mention of a few other applications, including:

Seashore 0.5.1 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Tiger 10.4.11 or later.  Also a great option of open source for Image editors. – http://seashore.sourceforge.net/The_Seashore_Project/About.html

iPaint 1.9 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Leopard 10.5 – Based on famous Paintbrush – http://ipaint.sourceforge.net/

Paintbrush 2.1.1 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Leopard 10.5.  Talking about classics, this is a simple paint program similar to Microsoft Paint and MacPaint. – http://paintbrush.sourceforge.net/

Vanilla 3.0 1 .0 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Leopard 10.5.  Simple drawing application inspired by Paintbrush. – http://sourceforge.net/projects/vanilladraw/

Acorn 1.5.4 (Demo) PowerPC friendly – Tiger 10.4 / Leopard 10.5. – Bitmap Image Editor. http://flyingmeat.com/acorn/

Viscosity First Class Open VPN

This application is an Open VPN client for Mac, providing a rich Cocoa graphical user interface for creating, editing and controlling VPN connections.  Viscosity provides a complete Open VPN solution for Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) and does not require any additional downloads or software.

* Viscosity 1.4.3 (Shareware) – PowerPC friendly / Leopard 10.5 - http://sparklabs.com

Key Features: Cross-Platform, Traffic Statistics, System Protected, VPN for Everyone, DNS. Done Right, Script Everything, etc.

FMenu Facebook Notification on PowerPC

This is very interesting tool to make your PowerPC a little more active for Social Media.

FMenu works together with Growl, pushing notifications on Facebook events, messages, pokes, wall posts, photo comments, etc straight from your menu bar.

FMenu 3.1 (Free) – PowerPC friendly 10.5/10.4 (Leopard / Tiger) – https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23967/fmenu