BlackBerry Converter

I don’t know how many of you still have BlackBerry cellphones, but at one point BlackBerry was cutting edge and considered cool, and in my opinion they still are.  I do not own one so I’m not familiar with the system etc, but I found this application which is PowerPC friendly and I would like to share it with you here:

* DVD to BlackBerry Converter for Mac ($28.00) – http://joboshare.com/dvd-to-blackberry-converter-mac.html – PowerPC G5 / Leopard – 10.5.  It’s a professional Mac DVD to BlackBerry convert tool.

 

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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

 

Roccat to Russia

I think our favorite list of browsers have just increased!  Right now my top 5 are of no secret to anyone and I always post about them.  TenFourFox, AuroraFox, WebKit Leopard, SeaMonkey and Camino/Omniweb are basically the guardians of browsers for the PowerPC, but Roccat Browser surprised me a lot.  It’s very fast to browse the internet and the good news is now we are able to watch videos on Youtube without that annoying pause and delay!

Some features like FusedBar and Facebook/Twitter integration is also a plus. Ad-Remover is a really nice touch and I have to mention that I like the clean layout, and the visual tabs are able to be positioned anywhere you prefer.

Let’s show some love and spread the word for all the PowerPC community and make sure that the people behind this project know that there are PowerPC users using this Browser so they will still (I hope) create updates for our system!

Roccat Browser 3.0 (Free) – http://www.runecats.com/roccat.html PowerPC – Leopard/10.5.

You guys can leave some comments for the developers here: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37403/roccat-browser make sure to mention you are running their software on a PowerPC.

P.S.: For the tittles I’m taking reference from some music or records.

LibreOffice 4 PowerPC

LibreOffice is Free and super fast.

Ok PowerPC users, recently we are getting some bad news that a few applications and developers aren’t updating their software for PowerPC anymore.  Recently I got an e-mail from one of our PowerPC users and I’m more than happy to post that one of the best software ever, for any computer, Mac/Linux/PC still supports us!!!!  LibreOffice is AWESOME, it reads all kinds of formats and is compatible with basically everything.  It’s a must have Office Suite that I recommend you install in your machine, for your own good.

LibreOffice – 4.0.1 (Free) – PowerPC friend top 5 – http://www.libreoffice.org/download

Features: Text Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing, Database and Formula.

P.S.: “This version of LibreOffice is prepared with care and presented with pride by the LibreOffice community. PLEASE NOTE that, since this is the second version in the series, make sure to read the release notes (under “Handy resources”).

LibreOffice is made available by volunteers around the globe, backed by a charitable Foundation. Please support their efforts: Your donation help them to deliver a better product.

 

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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

To-Do List Manager for PowerPC

For a long time now, I’ve been holding onto these programs and have only just decided to let it all out, because we’ve been very busy trying to source and share apps that support the PowerPC.  These ones come as suggestions from my readers, from around the world, and I didn’t want them to think that I kept their suggestions all to myself!  These are great applications that seem to surround the task of organizing your life.  You won’t regret having these To-Do list managers installed in your machine.  Some of them also work with Windows (if you’re so inclined)…

Here are 4 names that do the job very well and all of them are PowerPC friendly!

* Task Coach – (Free) – 1.3.20 – (Tiger 10.4/Leopard 10.5) – http://www.taskcoach.org/ 

* Simple To-Do – (Free) – 2.3 – (Leopard 10.5) – http://www.julius-eckert.com/project/view/1/5 or you can download it here: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/26662/simpletodo 

* Simple Task – (Free) – 1.1.1 – (Leopard 10.5) – With iPhone support – http://www.simpletaskapp.com/ or you can download it here: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/31199/simpletask 

* ToTo – (Free) – 1.5 – (Leopard 10.5) I need to point out that this app runs in the menu bar, which is a nice touch and the icon is gorgeous…it reminds me of the musical Wicked. 🙂 Anyways http://www.fredandrandall.com/toto/ 

I would like to highlight that these applications are all free and some of them are open for donations to help to keep their projects alive.  Also I want to mention that like them, Mac PowerPC also is accepting donations which we use to keep this project online.  Your donations help me pay for the various expenses associated with keeping a blog online, and I’m committed to continue searching for new and free software options for PowerPC users.  Feel free to send us some love in your comments and check out our advertisements – That would also help me keep this blog up and running!

Peace!

P.S.:  Thanks to http://thepowerpcarchive.com that recommend a nice application:

Anxiety 1.0 (Free) PowerPC friendly, 10.5/Leopard – http://www.anxietyapp.com/