DeTunes: Tool for Your iPod/iPhone/iPad

A powerful, easy to use tool to browse the contents of your iPod/iPhone/iPad from your Mac.

* DeTunes 1.0.8 – Free – http://www.headlightsoft.com/detune/ – PowerPC friendly.  Works on 10.5/(Leopard).

 One of the greatest features is the ability to copy the music from your iPod back to your computer or the other way around.  It’s a must have application if you have any kind of iPod.  Also it’s a back up safer.

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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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SyncMate – Sync Your Devices On PowerPC

In recent post I’ve reviewed a fantastic program called SyncMate and today, I’m pleased to advise that we’ve received correspondence from the developers of SyncMate advising that they’ve prepared a build of their program that we can use again! With this launch, they’ve also provided us with some important recommendations and things to consider:

* This is a special build for PowerPC users only, it’s an old build and it’s not longer updated. (All improvements were added into SyncMate4 – Intel only).

* Expert version of this build can be purchased at a discounted price ($29.95) directly from the build.

* Email for support questions – support@eltima.com, Please do not forget to mention that you are using the special build for PowerPC Mac (PPC Macs)

* This special build has another set of supported devices and types of connection (compared to SyncMate 4). The full list of devices that are supported in this special build can be found in SyncMate interface (users will need to launch free version of SyncMate, click Add connection button and SyncMate wizard will be shown)

* Mac PowerPC strongly recommends that you test the Free version of SyncMate first to make sure which of your devices are supported and which plugins are offered for each device and then upgrade to the Expert version later.

Any questions concerning paid version – recommend that you direct them to SyncMate’s Support team first. This is also a general recommendation for all SyncMate users.

I highly recommend that PowerPC users test this amazing program out, and see if it fits your needs, like it does mine! Thanks SyncMate!

One thing that I really like is to be able to sync Android by Wi-Fi, cable or Bluetooth

Download here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mf25xdyxwsm358m/syncmate_3.6.1707_custom_ppc.dmg

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My original Post Nov/04

Attention all PowerPC users: I think that the time to sync data in our Mac with multiple devices has come! I recently got an e-mail from the SyncMate team telling me that their application supports PowerPC and right away I started scouring the internet for more information. Here is what I found out (just to start):

* SyncMate (Free version) allows syncing Contacts (Address Book & Entourage 2008), iCal (Entourage 2008) and Mac OS with Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices, Nokia S40 phones, other Mac and Windows computers, iOS devices (iPhones, iPods, iPads), any mounted storage, MTP devices, PlayStation Portable. SyncMate also supports Google, Dropbox, iCloud, and Yahoo! accounts synchronization. Also includes SMS reader plugin. And this is the FREE version of this amazing application, but if you decide to “Go Pro” with:

* SyncMate Expert will be able to sync everything from the free version (of course), plus iTunes, iPhoto, Safari and Firefox bookmarks, Folders between devices automatically, Entourage, Mail, Notes, ToDo’s. You can create, send, search, delete and export text messages, also allows you to convert videos to AVI, MPG, MP4, WMV, ASF, 3GP and audio files to MP3 and WAV.

Other cool features are that you can use this application via USB, WI-FI, Bluetooth and Ethernet!

Special thanks to one of our readers Andre F. for sharing this application with us!

I don’t have iPhone 5 and I’m not planning to get any iPhone or device with iOS6 soon, so if you guys have it and want to share if SyncMate sync iOS6 / iPhone5 we really appreciate.

iPhone 5 for Mac PowerPC

Lately I’ve been getting so addicted to the Anime One Piece, that I crave just 20 minutes to watch an episode, in my “free” time, which there never seems to be enough of!  But with this week’s announcement of the new iPhone 5, I just wasn’t able to properly focus.  As Kylie said, I just cant get it out of my head!

I’ve already received a few e-mails from my readers telling me how disappointed they are because the won’t be able to sync the new iPhone with the PowerPC!  But I’ve got news for you…if you have a 10 year old Windows XP you can! LOL!

Each company has different policies and it seems that Windows has more support for the old OS than Apple does.  It’s sad and I think that soon Mac users will start using hackintosh more than the PC users do, it’s just getting to be “too much”.  Apple computers are expensive to buy and after few years (and I mean 2 year), are already obsolete and I’m not telling this just for PowerPC users.  Look at the Intel Dual Core, which can be updated to Mountain Lion but can not be used for Airplay!  Dual Core was replaced for i3/i5/i7 in 2010…ONLY 2 years ago!  Also, Snow Leopard it’s not compatible with iCloud and other applications that were released just for Lion/Mountain Lion.  So long story short, either you change your Mac every 1 or 2 years and spend around $1,200.00 for each purchase to keep yourself up to date, or you can keep your best machine as your main machine and buy some cheap (and very powerful) PC for half the price of a Mac and Hackintosh it to keep your devices up to date! (just thinking)

While completing this iPhone research I found this application that is PowerPC friendly and I hope for the release of an update that would allow us to sync the iPhone 5.  It’s not free, but for what it does, it’s totally worth it!

* PhoneView v2.8.4 - http://ecamm.com/mac/phoneview/ – PowerPC 10.5 (Leopard)

P.S.: They just announced that works great with iOS 6 – If you guys have the iPhone 5 and try this application please share the results with us.

Stay strong!

iFFmpeg for Mac PowerPC

iFFmpeg for Mac PowerPC 2.3.0

If your looking for good convert/encode software I would say to check out iFFmpeg, it’s simple to use like most of Apple applications:  drag and drop!   gosh I so love this system of drag and drop.  I have to confess that I was windows user a looooooooong time ago, but back to what really matters here!!   There are so many formats that this app supports, that having this app saved in your application folder would be a safe thing to do.  Just to mention a few formats you can convert/encode:  Apple TV, iPhone, iPod, iPad, mp4, wii, avi, PS3, PSP, X360, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, mov, mpg, AAC, WAV, OGG, FLAC, M4A, WMA, REALMEDIA, RM, MKV, FLV, VOB, DV NTSC, etc.  Check the picture bellow for full list.

*iFFmpeg – 2.3.0 (Shareware $10.00) (Free Trial) – Leopard – http://www.iffmpeg.com/styled-4/index.html

Software for Phones PowerPC

I have a phone that I want to connect/send sms/sync with my powerpc, how can I do it?
First of all, see in the manufacter support page if you phone has a suite for mac, or an isync plugin.
Some Nokias and most Sony Ericssons do.If not you can try googling about it (Sometimes people do isync plugins, and there are the paid Novamedia ones.
Other options (not only to sync but to send sms,make calls,etc) are this programs:BluePhoneElite - you can download it and try for 14days, since it isn’t available to buy, contact the owner or use google for the complete version.MegaCellX - MegaCellX is shareware, so you can try the software before to buy it with some limitations. In order to eliminate the limitations it is necessary to buy it.

GSMRemote - This application is shareware (US $10). You can give it a time-unlimited test drive.

In the past I used bluephoneelite sucessfully with Nokia E51,E52 and others.And the others were the ones compatible with my black and white phones such as the siemens SL45i.

Android phones do airsyncing, read here: http://www.google.com/sync/mac.html
There’s no need to buy app’s or isync plugins.

Thank you very much Skinniezinho (macrumors 6502) for sharing all this info with the Mac PowerPC family.  We all appreciate.
Thank you Erik for sharing with this app –  There’s also SyncMate by Eltima. I use this on both my Macs and it sync seamlessly with my WinMo phone - http://mac.eltima.com/sync-mac.html