EureKalc (advanced calculate) for Mac PowerPC

This app is most certainly designed for that special someome…but until now, I’ve not been able to ascertain who!  I’m not quite sure if you guys will like it or even download it.  I will be very honest with you:  I didn’t get it.  I didn’t waste my time because I know I wouldn’t use it anyways, I have no idea how to start it and I have no purpose for this app in my computer.

I was so happy when I finished school because math was somewhat entertaining and challenging, and then it slowly became a pain in the butt.  But I thought if there is someone “lost” out there looking for something like this app called EureKalc, enjoy it because is compatible with PowerPC and it seems that it does what it’s supposed to do.  It’s a very advanced scientific calculator.

EureKalc – 3.0.01 – (Free) PowerPC 10.3 / 10.4 / 10.5. – http://web.me.com/nicohirtt/EureKalc/English.html (not working)

http://cl.ly/3i23390O3r212Q002304

Features:

*Calculate with physical quantities (numbers with units)
•Calculate with lists of numbers (sequences and vectors)
•Use complex numbers (NEW IN THIS VERSION)
•Present results in the form of tables and graphs
•Use variables and own functions and use them in your calculations
•Access easily physical constants and data sets
•Write equations in a normal algebraic notation
•Edit, duplicate, merge… equations
•Transform equations using a vast set of algebraic rules
•Calculate derivatives of functions
•Present your work in a neat and structured lay-out
•Export your pages as PDF
•Export pages or equations to LaTex
•Export results of your calculations (to use in Excel for instance)

FormulatePro for Mac PowerPC

FormulatePro 0.0.6b

In my last post we talked about Skim (a really good PDF Reader) and I thought it would be more fulfilling to add this great utility that will help you to fill out the blank spaces on your PDF file.  As I mentioned before, I don’t handle PDF files too often, but this app is probably quite beneficial to have installed in case you ever need to fill out and print online forms, as filling out forms by hand can be tedious at the best of times!

Formulate Pro 0.0.6b (Free) (Tiger 10.4 or Leopard 10.5) PowerPC – http://code.google.com/p/formulatepro/

Skim PDF Reader for Mac PowerPC

Skim PDF Reader for Mac PowerPC

This is a light post.  Actually, it’s more like a mention than a post and I will be honest with you…it’s because I don’t use PDFs a lot so and I already have Preview installed, so using Skim isn’t a necessity.  I don’t like having extra/unnecessary software or apps installed on my computer.  But if Preview doesn’t support your PDF file needs, you should take a look at this program.  Skim is not only a PDF reader but also allows you to create/edit notes on the top of your PDF, highlight important information, or just mark what is important so you can come back to all your notes and highlights later on.  I think these are very good features for students or those who are doing projects and gathering a lot of information.  Skim offers more features that will change the way you use/read PDF.

Skim 1.3.21 (Free) (Leopard 10.5) PowerPC – http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/

Skim 1.2.7   (Free) (Tiger 10.4) PowerPC – http://skim-app.sourceforge.net

Become An Xcoder programmer for MacPowerPC

Become An Xcoder (Tiger/Leopard) for Mac PowerPC

Become An Xcoder using Objective-C.

The most important parts of programming:   First of all, you must get into it, once you start I don’t think you ever can stop.  I found this book online (for free / PDF format) that explains/teaches/puts you on track to start programming Macs using Objective-C.  The book/tutorial is for non-programmers and is written by Bert Altenberg, Alex Clarke and Philippe Moughin.  I hope you guys like this post and start some projects for our ever-growing PowerPC community.

You guys can download the book here:

10.4 Tiger – http://www.cocoalab.com/?q=becomeanxcoder

10.5 Leopard – http://www.cocoalab.com/?q=becomeanxcoder

For other languages, please visit this link: http://www.cocoalab.com/?q=becomeanxcoder

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

PowerPC for Mac PowerPC

Thank you to all the readers of Mac PowerPC. We’ve just passed the all important landmark of 50,000 hits!!! Again, thank you and we will continue helping keep the PowerPC alive! Because it’s not about what we got stuck with… it’s because we like them and we enjoy them! Keeping a PowerPC running in today’s day and age is a huge challenge…and we’re honoured to be part of your quest into preventing them from becoming obscelete.

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iBook Guy for Mac PowerPC

iBook Guy For Mac PowerPC

Has anyone ever heard about the iBookGuy?  Well if not, I think all PowerPC users should visit his web-site – http://ibookguy.com, he has many tips about how to get the most out of your machine.  He’s also got tips on how to disable a few tools that you probably won’t use very often, so that way you will have more free memory ram.  When visiting this web-site,  check out the “video production” he made.  It’s a kind of reallity show/Podcast (A Week With a G4 – Are They Obsolete?) showing us how a G4 user can survive these days with an iBook G4, it’s very cool and totally worth spending some time to wacth all the videos.  He also offers some services like fixing, selling parts, etc.

For more information, keep an eye on our blog as we are working hard to keep bringing you more and more options for your favorite PowerPC Mac.

* iBook Guy – http://www.ibookguy.com/

Update for Mac PowerPC

Apple Update for Mac PowerPC (iTunes/AirPort Utility)

Picture it:  The Orchard, 2012…what’s going on here?  I know with Sophia Petrillo it sounds more funny, but you can not blame me for trying!  Anyways, I’m just posting here to make sure all the Leopard users get the 2 updates that Apple just released.  The first  one is for AirPort Utility 5.6.1, which allows us to configure and mange the new Airport Express with simultaneous dual band 802.11n.  For iTunes :) 10.6.3: You can check more details here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1426?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US   It seems this update brings compatibility with the new iOS6 and also it’s available for Leopard G4/G5.

I can not believe after all the years they finally released an update for Leopard (Intel only) a few weeks ago and now 2 updates for PowerPC!   This is a victory, don’t waste your time, go to  > Software Update and have some fun!

Apple:  Thank you for being our friend!

Wunderlist for Mac PowerPC (Task Management)

Wunderlist for Mac PowerPC (Task Management) 1.0.0 / 1.1.1

I took this Saturday, a good day off to make few extras post to upload during the weak, we know sometime the day pass by and we are very busy having our day-by-day responsibilities, work, home, blog, bills, appointments, grocery stores, concerts (of course) and etc.  You probably  know very well for having your own.  If you browse at App Store you will find tones of todo/task management things for Intel, but we are not allowed to use App Store, so we have to find our own way to get things done and we need to keep our day-by-day organized using PowerPC machines.  After browsing around I have found this app called Wunderlist that is available for PowerPC, it’s very easy to use and keep all your task organized, with this app you will be able to manager all your appointments and even sync with your devices like iPhone, iPodTouch, iPad, Blackberry, etc.  There is a really cool feature that you can ask for help with your Twitter or Facebook friends or even send by e-mail what you need to do and who could help you with.  I have to say this Cloud sharing and the synchronization with the devices are really good.  It would work very similar to iCal on iCloud.

I also need to point out the layout is well done, it’s an app that they took very well care about the design, it totally could be an Apple application and best thing “IT’S FREE”.  It’s very light to run, it uses about 50MB of RAM only.  I think the only downsize in this app is it doesn’t have alarm or reminders (yet) but it totally compatible for PowerPC so no complains from my side.

Wunderlist 1.0.0 (PowerPC Leopard) – http://cl.ly/0C43220f0C0M3s3z3L36

Wunderlist 1.1.1 (PowerPC Leopard) – http://cl.ly/3a122I0K0c1o082m3m15

After I finished this post I was checking for more informations about this app, and I found out they do have some product called Wunderkit, and this pack offers you more than a task management, but it looks they brought everything to browser, it looks like become an twitter account with task management, anyways worth a try: http://get.wunderkit.com/

Wundelist’s layout was inspired by David Allen’s best selling book “Getting Things Done”.

 

Aurora: “the next generation” for Mac PowerPC

AuroraFox Browse for Mac PowerPC

AuroraFox is on my G5.  I think/hope they fixed “whatever” was being a problem and not supporting G5s, and I’m anxious for the new update to come so I can start using this program on regular basis.  Yesterday, I got home from work and tried to download it again and suddenly it worked and launched with no problems at all.  So far I’m using it and like it.  I will keep AuroraFox as another browser option because I like to have 2 sometimes 3 browsers open to do different tasks at the same time.  Right now I have 3 tabs on: twitter, facebook and myapplespace.com running, with no problem.

I like the full screen view and it looks like you can sync your firefox account with Aurora, plus mange the famous add-ons…

Well so far that is the news for the Monday, and you can download the version that is working for me from this link:

AuroraFox (Free) PowerPC Leopard 10.5 – http://cl.ly/1E3p0l212Y0D0y1N2w0H or

http://aurorafox.wordpress.com

Happy Surfing!

AuroraFox (Browser) for Mac PowerPC

AuroraFox 10.5 Fx for Mac PowerPC

Just browsing around this morning, I came across some pretty sweet news, Aurora (Mozilla Project) just released a browser for PowerPC users called AuroraFox 10.5Fx!!  Needless to say, I immediately downloaded AuroraFox and launched it, but for some unknown reason, it seems not to work on PowerPC G5 machines only.  I posted the news on Mac PowerPC’s Facebook page and some of the G4 users tried Aurora and it did work for them, and it apparently works fine.  I’d really like to share more information with my Mac PowerPC readers, but I don’t have a G4 machine and usually I like to test all the apps/software before I post them here, but this time I won’t be able to do so.  I think AuroraFox is a great browser and will be a breath of life that we PowerPC users have been waiting for, to keep our machines alive and working.

* AuroraFox (10.5Fx – Free) PowerPC 10.5 Leopard – http://code.google.com/p/aurorafox/ or

http://aurorafox.wordpress.com

* You can check the comments at http://facebook.com/macpowerpc

Show Today’s Date on the Menu Bar for Mac PowerPC

Show Today’s Date on the Menu Bar for Mac PowerPC

Have you ever wanted to be able to see today’s date on the menu bar of Leopard/Tiger, but the system options only allow you to display the time only?  I’m sure that you are probably thinking here he goes again with another app/plugin to install…but this time you are wrong!   To “fix” this issue, it’s very simple, but it will take a bit more than a checkbox.

Go to System Preferences > International and go to the Formats tab.

Next to Dates, click Customize… > Here you customize your menu bar’s appearance.  You can drag and drop from date elements and build and personalize the menu bar from the dropdown boxes.

Next, you select your choice and use the famous (cmd+c).  Press OK and move to the next item down under: Times, hit customize… and choose Medium format, now you paste the date next to the time format and move for the position that you want it and hit OK and you are done.

Now your menu bar will display the date as Snow Leopard or later does.

If you guys like this information please leave us your comments and we will try to search  for more tricks, like these.

Evernote for Mac PowerPC

Evernote for Mac PowerPC (2.2.3)

When I found out that this app worked for my Mac PowerPC I was really excited and right away I installed it on my iPod Touch 8GB.  I think we Mac PowerPC users score one more point without having iCloud!    I highly recommend all PowerPC users try the Evernote app.  It’s the perfect solution to synching all your notes, drawings etc.  A great feature even allows you to take a picture of a document, make notes/mark-ups/edits to the Evernote, and then later it will be synched to your Mac.  You also can make and upload voice and audio notes, and share your notes with your friends on facebook and twitter.  There really is nothing quite like Evernote!    You can even create grocery lists and check off the items as you buy them in the store, or organize your favourite recipes, and then search by ingredients when you’re in the grocery store…makes shopping and meal planning so easy!  Gosh, I’m really hungry now! Most of the web-sites they released were for Intel only, but this weekend I was trying everything available for 10.5 and bingo, it worked perfect!  I immediately made my account and am ready to go!

If productivity means to be more productive, then Evernote is the epitome of Productivity because you can actually capture your ideas and inspirations on the go!

*Evernote – 2.2.3 (10.5 Leopard) – http://cl.ly/1I3a0Y3f26282k3p2a0E

And we have a warning, look at the picture bellow.

OpenMark for Mac PowerPC (test the speed of the video card)

OpenMark for Mac PowerPC (test the speed of the video card)

Before the week starts, let’s do a test with our Mac PowerPCs.  Download OpenMark 1.60 and launch the app.  Once it’s on, you go to the OpenMark menu bar and choose “Run Benchmark”.  After that, you just wait for a few minutes and this app will test the raw speed of the video card, drawing a variable number of triangles and generating a report with the machine score.  Feel free to share your score with us!   Leave your comments and scores and don’t forget to include your version of PowerPC.

*OpenMark 1.60 (10.3/10.4/10.5) –  Panther, Tiger and Leopard – http://cl.ly/000z03160y1L1M0F3w1i

 

Cloud for Mac PowerPC (online storage)

Cloud for Mac PowerPC (online storage)

Recently I did some research about online storage services like iCloud.  This type of service is still something very new, so the options for PowerPC Macs are very limited.  While quite complete, Dropbox only offers 2GB of space, compared with 5GB that Box offers (though they don’t provide support for PowerPC) (http:box.com).  Google Drive also has joined the club, offering 5GB storage for free or provides you with the chance to upgrade to 25GB for $2.50 (reasonable price) (http://drive.google.com) but provides also no support for PowerPC Macs.  In order to use one of the previously mentioned services, you have to launch your browser first.

And here it comes the good (and not so new news):  Cloud is an interesting app.  The newest version 1.5.3 is for Intel only, but if you don’t mind to use an old version like 1.0.3 you will be able to do the same as the 1.5.3 does, upload files, share files with your friends, etc.  For the first time I will upload an app directly into this blog for all my followers to use:  You can download Cloud from this link: http://cl.ly/332d421n1q0n3g2a2p2S . I wasn’t sure how long the download site would keep this version on so I decide to upload myself using Cloud.  Their free account is very different than other online storage, so check it out.  I think you guys will like this service a lot!

* Cloud – 1.0.3 – (Leopard) –  http://cl.ly/332d421n1q0n3g2a2p2S

Dropbox for Mac PowerPC

Dropbox for Mac PowerPC

It’s time to go to the clouds!  I actually just wanted to mention the name because I think all the Mac PowerPC users know what an amazing app Dropbox is.  This app is a sigh of relief for PowerPC!  It’s so simple and the way that it works is amazing.  Even today, I stop to think about it and the only thing  that comes to my mind is “how amazing this works”.  You can install it in any computer, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (and essentially anything else that starts with “i”) and everything just syncs as soon as you have an internet conection.  You can check your profile on the internet in case your computer isn’t near by.  Our world travellers can scan their documents and upload them into an online folder, so they can access them from anywhere in the world.  You can also share this file/folder with friends anywhere, by just adding their e-mail address.

Get Dropbox 2GB for free and for more storage space  here: https://www.dropbox.com/ compatible for Mac, Linux, Windows and Mobile.