This website bring a collection of apps that will run on your PPC Mac. Take a minute to browse because you just might find what you were looking for.
This website bring a collection of apps that will run on your PPC Mac. Take a minute to browse because you just might find what you were looking for.
* LimeChat 2.23 is an IRC client for Mac OS X and PowerPC friendly. Runs on Leopard (10.5).
Download here: http://mac.brothersoft.com/limechat.html
This is a great player and the latest version of RealPlayer does a lot more than just play videos. Download videos from the web. Convert your video library and copy them to iTunes.
* Real Player SP (Free) – PowerPC Friendly – 10.4 / 10.5 (G4/G5). – http://asia.real.com/?mode=rp_mac
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:
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.
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This is a fast post is to share some tricks that some of my readers have shared with me recently on my social media sites.
* If your are looking for some Safari Extensions please take a look at this web site because you might find the extensions you were looking for to make your browsing easier. FYI: AlterVideo is interesting:
Another interesting trick is:
* TruePreview, it takes Mail (application from Apple) to another level. Installing TruePreview will help you to better preview messages. For more visit:
* PDF Scissors, it’s a tool to crop pdf files. It does not require installation.
* SMARTReporter, last but not least, this application helps you to protect your data with failure prediction. Make sure your hard drive is healthy.
I don’t know about you guys but I remember during the later part of the 90’s I spent a good amount of time playing Quake. It was so addictive that I actually hid it on my work computer because my boss wasn’t very computer savvy so it was easy to play. Sometimes I would play for hours at at work if I didn’t have pressing tasks, and often it took over my entire lunch break. I know it’s awful but I don’t regret any of this because it was part of my recollection of the late 90s! This is the successor to Doom and the first person shooter was a hit and it changed the way people used to play games.
For the more information about Quake you can check here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quake_(video_game)
Download Quake X 1.1 for Mac here – PowerPC 10.0 or later – http://mac.downloadatoz.com/quake-x/
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!
A few weeks ago, I completed a survey about Social Networking and when they asked me which was my favorite kind of Social Network I didn’t even stop to think before acknowledging TWITTER. In fact it’s easy to get addicted to Twitter, in 140 characters or less. Either way its an ingenius platform to share articles and information with your followers. So with that off my chest, let’s now transition to a discussion about some Twitter apps for PowerPC Macs.
* Syrinx 2.3.1 (Free) – http://cl.ly/1j382t2s0P07 – PowerPC friendly, 10.5 / Leopard. Twitter client with strong efficient workflow, easy to keep track of your unread tweets using the bookmarking system, also has Growl support. One more feature is the great search bar that helps to find tweets/retweets etc.
* TweetDeck 2.7.1 (Free) – http://tweetdeck.com/ – PowerPC friendly, 10.5 / Leopard. This application makes the experience of tweeting even more fun and professional. Don’t miss any unread tweets! It also works with columns with diferent customization options including “Mentions”, “Direct Messages”, “Timeline”, and supports more than one account. Download it here: https://app.box.com/s/qk3icje4s2wjnio78rxo
* Twitterrific 3.2.4 – http://cl.ly/1Z1q2l113X0y – PowerPC friendly 10.5 but it might work on 10.4 as well. I appreciate your feedback if you happen to test it out.
* Twhirl 0.9.7 – (Free) – Easy to use and fast to tweet. Download here: http://twhirl.en.softonic.com/mac
Some of these applications (TweetDeck + Twhirl) are Adobe Air compatible, and to use them, you need to install them first: Air 1.5.3 – http://helpx.adobe.com/air/kb/archived-air-sdk-version.html
I didn’t try these applications on 10.4 / Tiger, I think some of them might work, let us know if someone happens to test them out. I appreciate your feedback!
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/
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. 🙂
My Facebook friend Gregory will be very happy because I finally got some time to check out the application that he mentioned on Mac PowerPC’s Facebook Page a long time ago, which I had bookmarked but never had enough time to get to. Here you go!
* Jers Novel Writer 1.1.12 – (Demo $30.00) – http://jerssoftwarehut.com/jers-novel-writer/download-jers-novel-writer – PowerPC friendly Panther / Tiger / Leopard – 10.3/10.4/10.5 – It’s a simple but not restricted writing application. I’m very impressed with the quality of this word processor, as it has everything to keeping you writing and saving your ideas without messing things up. It has a main window like any other word processor but the coolest feature is that it has a tab running along the side that allows you see all your other saved projects! It also has a notes tab that allows you to post all your brainstormed ideas and subjects that keep you on track as you write. In my opinion, this is great software that totally deserves to be installed on your machine. Attention Writers: Now it’s time to make your Mac buddy work a little bit harder.
One of our latest post was about tunelyrics and I thought this application would be a good choice to mention as another option for iTunes lovers.
Macsome iTunes Music Converter
1.5.6 (The right version for PowerPC is 1.3.1 and can be download here http://download.cnet.com/Macsome-iTunes-Converter/3000-18549_4-11126093.html )(Demo – $39.95) converts any M4a to MP3, and even works with DRM, by converting protected music and various audio files into unprotected MP3, etc.
One more application from MacSome that works very well on PowerPC is the Macsome Audio Recorder 1.1.0 (Shareware – $29.95) 10.4 / 10.5 (Tiger / Leopard). It’s a very powerful audio recorder that works with applications like iTunes, Skype or DVD Player. It also records from microphones, etc. It’s a very helpful application to have installed on your Mac. http://www.macsome.com/audio-recorder-mac/index.html
Browsing the web this morning, I came across a great application that it gives extra features to iTunes. MultiTunes is a plug-in that allows you to have multiples iTunes libraries. If you are an iTunes user, you know what I mean and you probably wonder how to have 2 iTunes installed in the same computer… Anyways if you feel like trying this app it’s shareware and works with iTunes 6 or later.
MultiTunes 1.6 (ShareWare – 15.99) 10.3 (Panther), 10.4 (Tiger) and 10.5 (Leopard) PowerPC – http://porkrind.org/multitunes/
Also there is a cheaper version that helps you to create multiple iTunes libraries and manage them. This app supports iTunes 4 of later
*Libra 2.1.9 (ShareWare – 10.00) 10.2 (Jaguar), 10.3 (Panther), 10.4 (Tiger) and 10.5 (Leopard) PowerPC – http://www.sillybit.com/libra/ It’s very rare to see apps available for Jaguar. Anyone that has partitions with Jaguar and Panther sitting on the side, it’s time to boot the feline one more time.
We from Mac PowerPC are always looking for the cheapest ways to do things and we want to let you know that there is one way to have multiple iTunes libraries in the same computer, but it won’t be as practical as Mac users like things to be. The only thing you have to do is “hold Option key” and click on iTunes icon, a window will pop up asking if you want to create a new Library or choose one, that’s it! It’s simple but you will have to get used to pressing the Option key each time you want to change your iTunes library.
Yeah Yeah Yeah!, let’s re-revisit our favorite kind of apps, and if you thought that “re-revisited” is in regards to Metallica’s record Garage Days you are right. In this post we will introduce you to some browsers that we did not check out before. They’re very promising and will help you in your day-by-day browsing. I’m really sorry that we don’t have Google Chrome available for the PowerPC platform and I don’t think we ever will. So let’s appreciate projects like those listed here and others like TenFourFox, AuroraFox, SeaMonkey, etc.
*OmniWeb (5.11.2) Free – http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omniweb/overview/ (Tiger 10.4/Leopard 10.5) – It’s a very interesting browser, which is light to run. It’s very powerful, it’s fast and the most important thing is that they are still doing all the updates for either PowerPC 🙂 and Intel. In OmniWeb you can find features such as WorkSpaces, Visual Tabs, Ad Blocking, etc. Installing this browser in your Mac will definitely be a benefit for you. I personally really like the idea of being able to show and hide the tabs. It’s pretty cool and very easy to browse.
*Leopard WebKit – (Free) – http://www.webkit.org/ / http://code.google.com/p/leopard-webkit/ (Leopard 10.5) – This is their own statement “The goal of this project is to provide builds of current WebKit sources for Mac OS X 10.5 (PowerPC only). The built product comes with no support and is provided only for testing purposes.” Well now, it’s up to you if you want to use this very promising project !
If you’ve been searching for a great notepad for a long time and have yet to find the right fit for your needs, I think your search is about to end right here. MacNote3 is a very complete product that goes beyond the capabilities of a simple notepad. It’s fast to use and has a very clean interface. One very interesting point is MacNote3 is similar to Notepad or Scrapbook (applications familiar to users of Mac OS9). This is such a powerful app, and I highly recommend it to all of you!
But now let’s check out the features, please pay special attention to feature #7 because it’s essentially what is missing from Notes and iCloud.
MacNote3 – 3.0.1 (Trial – $15.00) 10.4 Tiger / 10.5 Leopard / PowerPC – http://nsek.net/SYW/software/english/macnote3/index.html
If you check “Downloads” you can see a list of other interesting apps that they have developed.
The most important feature of MacNote3 is its simplicity. It can be used in a fairly intuitive way, and there is no need to pay any attention to its file structure, or worry about saving data. New data is saved automatically and in a manner compatible with unhindered use. I hope that, for purchasers, MacNote3 will always be the stationery of first recourse.
The user is able in any MacNote3 page, to install links to URLs, Files, other pages of MacNote3 and messages in Mail.app. Thus, pages can serve as an application launcher or a bookmark. In OSX 10.4 or higher, it is possible also to make a link to a message in Mail.app, so it’s easy to organize a To-Do page.
3. Multi-Window and Tab
MacNote3 allows the opening of multiple windows. In addition, multiple pages can be opened, via a tab, in one window.
4. Incremental Search
MacNote3 provides a swift incremental search. The user can quickly locate a needed page, even though it may be hidden among many others. MacNote3 also provides a list of “Frequently-used pages” and “Recently-used pages”, so the user is free to store as many pages as required.
MacNote3 is AppleScript compatible. Text data from MacNote3 can be transferred to another application via AppleScript. For example: templates for creating mail messages may be stored in MacNote3, and by employing AppleScript, new email messages can be created from these templates. Or, by means of AppleScript, lyrics from iTunes can be imported into a newly-created page. AppleScript can edit text of MacNote3 too, so it’s easy to insert HTML tags and so on. Of course you can write a new script and expand the ability of MacNote3 by yourself.
If the user so desires, MacNote3 windows can be made to appear as tiny icons, and thus can be displayed separately on the desktop. In this mode a MacNote3 window is unobtrusive, yet allows the convenient entering of new data.
7. Export to iPod
It’s easy to export page data to an iPod, and therefore memos can be read on an iPod. MacNote3 can export its page data to any kind of iPod – from the oldest models to the most recent touch iPod or iPhone (with the exception of shuffle). Now MacNote for iPhone and iPod touch “mmNote” is available (freeware). MacNote3 can synchronize its data with mmNote via Wifi, so the users can refer to and edit MacNote3 memo and its images on iPhone and iPod touch too. (Screenshot 1, 2, 3, 4, “mmNote” manual)
8. Compatible with other standard services of Mac OSX
MacNote3 is compatible with other services that apply in Mac OSX. A new page can be created via the “Service” menu of another application; a page in MacNote3 can be opened via Spotlight; a page previewed via QuickLook, and so on.