EagleFiler Organize e-Mails, Web Pages, Files, etc…

The question before I write this post is Why we do not save our documents?  I just lost my entire post because of sheer laziness…  Lesson learned and now it’s time to move on!

We have been posting here for awhile now and my PowerPC friends know that I always try to find free or low cost applications to share for many reasons.  Sometimes I come across some non-free applications that I think my readers would be interested in, and post them anyways.  These products often have features that the free ones do not…

EagleFiler 1.5.10 (Demo) – PowerPC 10.4 – Tiger / 10.5 – Leopard.  It’s an easy way to archive and manage all your documents, and various other pieces of information including e-mails, web pages, etc.  Organize everything into folders and add tags and notes to make it easier to search for later!

http://c-command.com/eaglefiler/  (Go Support for the version 1.5.10).  The new version is not compatible on PowerPC.

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MacLampsX Lights on Your Desktop

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

I just came across an app that lets you play around on your Desktop!  MacLampsX brings light to your Desktop, it allows you to decorate for Christmas and many other holidays.  It has a small set of default holidays but also allows you to create your own.  This version allow you to add bigger bulbs and to play music at your own discretion.  Happy Holidays with your PowerPC!

http://arcticmac.home.comcast.net/~arcticmac/software/maclampsx.html

Changing Computer’s Name on Mac

So let me guess…you bought a second hand Mac computer for a great price and you did not ask or the seller if he/she had the original intall discs and now you have a machine that displays it’s previous owner’s name, which annoys the hell out of you.

The first thing you need to do is create a user account (PLEASE) as Administatror.

After that you can change the name by going into System Preferences > Sharing and on the top “Computer Name” You just type the name you want it to read.

Also you can do the same trick on Terminal…which I recognize that some of you hate messing with it, but I also understand that others have a lot of fun.

sudo scutil –set HostName new_hostname

Simply replace new-hostname with any name you want your hostname to be changed to, like MacPowerPC.

sudo scutil –set HostName MacPowerPC (press enter)

You will be asked for admin password:

In addition to HostName, LocalHostName and ComputerName can be changed.

It’s worth taking a look at this too – http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428

I found this post very interesting for second hand buyer.  No password, no root, no cd? No problem! – http://www.macobserver.com/tip/2003/06/16.1.shtml

If you guys have some tricks about changing name or something similar, please leave on comments.  Thank you for sharing :)

Citrix – ShareFile

When we stop to think about how the internet has changed in last ten years it’s almost unbelievable.  When the internet first started, most people didn’t know how to handle it and to get to the position that we are today is just awesome.  Most PowerPC users are old enough to remember how things were in the early 1990s and now twenty years later we see that the most common thing is to share information and sync devices on the cloud..,it’s just a common fact of computer life now!  A while ago, I was very impressed because Google released a new operating system entitled Google Chromium, which ran on the web, which I thought would change everything, especially the way we purchase computers.  The cloud services were also something which improved and brought everything to another level in a short time span.  Citrix ShareFile is thinking ahead and decide to hone in and focus on the business market.

Citrix ShareFile – It’s easy to use, Professional and Secure.  It’s the easiest way to share large business files with your choice of one person or a hundred.  Just click to send a file link on a navigation bar, enter an e-mail address and upload your file.  It uploads files up to 10GB in size. Desktop tools, mobile apps or just launch your browser to manage your account.

Citrix also offers Secure Virtual Data Room.

For a Free Trial, prices and more informations please visit: http://www.sharefile.com/

Spending All Your Money – Now Tracking All Your Money

Everybody knows that even small expenditures add up…  In my opinion, tracking your money and your expenses are fundamental to the health of your pocket.  PowerPC computers are a great tool to help you in tracking because they run some of the web’s best applications that have been specially designed to help you in your quest.  Check back to some of our previous posts here on Mac PowerPC and you will find quite few of them in our archive.  But today I wanted to share the following with you;

* Budget Workbook – 1.7.5 (Shareware) – PowerPC friendly – Panther / Tiger / Leopard – 10.3/10.4/10.5. http://www.snowmintcs.com/products/workbookmac/  It’s a simple expense tracker, easy to use with a very friendly interface that will easily help you to find where your money is going.

* Pay It Down – 1.4.1 (Shareware) – PowerPC friendly – Panther / Tiger / Leopard – 10.3/10.4/10.5. http://www.snowmintcs.com/products/payitdownmac/ . Graph your debt profile.  See when you will be out of debt.  Determine the best strategy for getting out of debt.

Remember your donations help support this blog and are always appreciated.  I encourage you to make a budget and stick with it, to make sure you won’t be in the red.  :)

A Better Finder Rename

We know that Finder is a necessity for every Mac user.  But have you ever wished that you had a better finder rename feature on your Mac, that would actually save you time, and help you in your quest for organization?  I have good news for you:

http://www.publicspace.net/ABetterFinderRename/

* A Better Finder Rename – 8.76 (shareware) Leopard 10.5

* A Better Finder Rename – 7.9.9.3 (shareware) Tiger 10.4 

* Download Version 7.5.1 for Mac OS X 10.3.

* Download Version 6.5.5 for Mac OS X 10.2.

* Download Version 5.9.6 for Mac OS 9

This app is a great option and most complete renaming solution for Finder.  It’s very easy to use, following the drag and drop method, and is a very friendly interface.  Now there are no excuses for you to start organizing your files, photos and MP3 files with their proper names.

This is an application that every Mac user should have and if you have a large number of pictures or music files, this application is a must for your own good.  It will be the best $19.99  that you ever spend on your computer!

Check out our Ads down here!

Export Artwork (iTunes)

For use with iTunes, you can extract the artwork from the selected track’s ID3 tag and copy it to an image file in a chosen location.  It is also a fully fledged artwork manager as it can fetch album covers from all over the internet!

Export Artwork – 4.1.10 – (Shareware) – PowerPC friendly – Leopard 10.5 – http://mac.brothersoft.com/export-artwork.html 

Export Artwork – 4.1.7 – (Shareware) – PowerPC friendly – Tiger 10.4

iCoolsoft M4A Converter

Converter

* iCoolsoft M4A Converter 3.1.08 – (shareware) PowerPC friendly Leopard / 10.5 – It’s a converter for Mac.  It converts M4A to MP3, WMA, WAV, etc. Other popular video and audio formats are also supported for you to convert almost all multimedia files to M4A files.

 http://www.icoolsoft.com/downloads.html (Audio Tools)

- Support comprehensive multimedia formats

Almost all audio formats are supported as the input and output formats, including AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, M4R, AU, FLAC, MP3, M4A, MP2, OGG, MKA, WAV, WMA, etc. All popular general videos and HD videos are supported as the input formats, such as AVI, WMV, MPEG, RMVB, MOV, FLV, MP4, H.264, 3GP, MKV, TS, MOD, TOD and so on.

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

 

Blast from the Past Mac PowerPC :)

We decided to make a short post just to bring back some of our most visited posts ever. Some of them are outdated already but the idea of this post is to show you our most “clicked” posts.  Thank you guys for your ongoing support of Mac PowerPC!

Top 10 post:

Client Bit Torrent for Mac PowerPC – http://macpowerpc.com/2011/06/01/client-bit-torrent-for-powerpc/

Video Plugin Flash Facebook PowerPC – http://macpowerpc.com/2011/12/07/plugin-flash-facebook-powerpc/

Browser for Mac PowerPC – http://macpowerpc.com/2011/05/18/browsers-for-powerpc/

Office Suite for Mac PowerPC – http://macpowerpc.com/2011/05/28/office-suite-for-mac-powerpc/

Anti-Virus for Mac PowerPC – http://macpowerpc.com/2011/05/27/anti-virus-for-mac-powerpc/

Carbon Copy Cloner, Back Up for Mac PowerPC – http://macpowerpc.com/2012/04/02/carbon-copy-cloner-3-4-4/

CD/DVD Burn for Mac PowerPC – http://macpowerpc.com/2011/05/22/cd-dvd-burner-for-powerpc/

Twitter for Mac PowerPC – http://macpowerpc.com/2011/06/15/twitter-for-mac-powerpc/

DropBox for Mac PowerPC – http://macpowerpc.com/2012/06/01/dropbox-for-mac-powerpc/

TeamViewer for Mac PowerPC – http://macpowerpc.com/2012/08/17/teamviewer-for-mac-powerpc/

11- (It was very close) Word Processor / Text Editor for Mac PowerPC – http://macpowerpc.com/2011/05/30/word-processor-text-editor-for-mac-powerpc/

Just a reminder:  Some of these applications I chose because I was running 10.4 / Tiger.  After I installed 10.5 / Leopard I had many more options and now most of them have better updates, since the time that I originally made the post.

Top 10 Search:

PowerPC Mac

Chrome PowerPC

Mac PowerPC

Chrome PPC

Chrome for PowerPC

PowerPC Applications

Riplt

Google Chrome PowerPC

PowerPC for Mac

PowerPC Games

 

Top 10 Links:

http://powerpcsoftware.com

http://macupdate.com

http://bitsonwheels.com

http://code.google.com

http://floodgap.com

http://vuze.com

http://ppcluddite.blogspot.com

http://mac.oldapps.com

http://caminobrowser.org

http://macintoshgarden.org

System Monitoring Pt II

You guys know the drill!  :)

* MiniUsage – 1.5.0 (Free) Leopard – 10.5 – http://nsek.net/SYW/software/english/miniusage/index.html - What to say about an app that says almost everything that is happening on your computer right now… CPU usage, amount of network flow, battery status and process namesd etc.  It takes very little space and is a perfect fit for iBooks/PowerBooks.  While the application is running, this information can be referred via AppleScript.  Now you can see just what is slowing your computer down!

* MenuMeters – 1.6 (Free) Tiger/Leopard – 10.4 or 10.5 –  http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters/index.html – MenuMeters is a set of CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools for Mac OS X. Although there are numerous other programs which do the same thing, none had quite the feature set I was looking for. Most were windows that sat in a corner or on the desktop, which are inevitably obscured by document windows on my laptop’s small screen. Those monitors which used the menubar mostly used the NSStatusItem API, which has the annoying tendency to totally reorder my menubar on every login.

The MenuMeters monitors are true SystemUIServer plugins (also known as Menu Extras). This means they can be reordered using command-drag and remember their positions in the menubar across logins and restarts.

* iStat Menu – 3.19 (Shareware) Leopard – 10.5 – http://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/ You can download here: http://istat-menus.mac.informer.com/3.19/  – It display the usage on your menubar but you can add or remove items straight from System Preferences.  This is the last version available for 10.5 PowerPC.  I was able to download (version 2.0) from this link, and here you also will be able to download an option for Tiger 10.4 (version 1) – http://istat-menus.en.softonic.com/mac/download-version/istat-menus-3.20

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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EggTimer Timer Utility / Reminder

EggTimer 3.1.5 – (Free) PowerPC 10.1 or Later.

This is a simple reminder/timer utility.  It’s fun…and let’s face it, if you’re anything like me…this is an invaluable app to have on your Mac!  With the help of this application, you’ll never be late again…you also can set reminders for a later time, set repeating reminders that will pop-up every “x” minutes, etc.

Enjoy this PowerPC friendly app.

EggTimer – http://www.cocoateria.com/software/eggtimer.html

Old OS System for Mac PowerPC

Let’s talk about nostalgia… I was checking few blogs and web sites and I found a great article on LowEndMac talking about the old Mac OS System. I thought that it would be great to Know a bit about OS 6 or OS 7, just to play around and do some tests.

For the entire article of LowEndMac: http://lowendmac.com/macos.shtml

* OS System 6 – http://www.euronet.nl/users/mvdk/system6.html

* OS System 7.5 – http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/English-North_American/Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/

Also you can check here for System and Updates: http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/English-North_American/Macintosh/System/Older_System/

All I Want for Christmas is My PowerPC!

I’ll admit that I’m relatively new to blogging, and because of this I get excited to check the results each day for the number of people visiting my site.  Considering when I started posting here, it was for the sake of gathering PowerPC users, and we still continue to work towards this goal today!  The first year was admittedly very slow, I used to get 1,000 hits per month and then it was 1,000 per weak and now we are over 1,000 hits per day.  In the past we commemorated 50,000 hits, 100,000 hits and I can’t let 200,000 hits pass without mentioning.  It’s almost a quarter of a Million visitors searching for information on a computer that some people consider to be obsolete.  Needless to say, I’m very excited for 2013 to keep this site growing.

I want to say thanks to everyone that stayed loyal with us in 2012 and if you got a new Mac for Christmas there is no need to go away, we strongly advise you to make an partition and install Snow Leopard to keep running some binary apps. :)

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Lately we have been really busy with our day jobs so we have been somewhat lax in updating our posts, as you may have noticed this month.  So we will keep our regular research going and as soon as the holidays are over, we’ll be back with a vengeance!  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook http://facebook.com/macpowerpc   and Twitter http://twitter.com/macpowerpc we always share interesting material/facts etc sometimes not 100% PowerPC related, but posts that we believe are still definitely worth reading.

Thanks to Andre for sharing this picture, which is absolutely perfect for this post!

iMac Christmas