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 – – 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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Back Up / Create New iTunes Library

iTunes Library Manager – 5.4

iTunes is an application that I use a lot.  It took me awhile to learn how to use it and I’m not sure if I use all the features to their fullest, but I do have a really well organized library/playlist/etc.  All my records have their own cover-art and most of the files have lyrics.  It was a long arduous task to build this library, because I did most of the work myself without using third party application to help me find the cover-art and lyrics.  Anyways, I keep a back-up safe on an external hard drive and to make sure that everything is protected, I use Time Machine to back up my hard drive only.

*iTunes Library Manager (5.4 – Shareware $10.00) – / 10.4 / 10.5 PowerPC friendly.  Now I found this application that does an iTunes library back up and if you have a large amount of music this is very handy to have on your PowerPC machine because you won’t have to do the work all over again.  But you do have to back-up all the time you sync new music into your system, because it does not do it automatically.  Anyways, another good feature of iTunes Library Manger is that you can save the same library with a different name, you also can save the newest updated library with a new name and keep the old one “just in case you want to restore the old library”, or you can create a brand new empty library and have a different library for whichever way best fits your organization.


Requires iTunes 7 or better :)

iPodBackUp for Mac PowerPC

iPodBackup is fully compatible with 10.3 (Panther) or later and that is more than enough reason to share this great Free application.  The name says it all!  This fantastic app  backs up your iPod and allows you to customize a list of items to be excluded by dragging and dropping. If you still have your iPod playing your favorite tunes, let’s back up.

* iPodBackup 1.5.4 (Free) PowerPC – 10.3 / 10.4 / 10.5 (Panther / Tiger / Leopard).



Carbon Copy Cloner (3.4.4) Back up For Mac PowerPC

Carbon Copy Cloner (3.4.4)

Alright, too much protection is never enough, keep that in mind.  I think in a lifetime computer users lose a lot of information, documents, music, movies, photos etc.  You name it, and probably you’ve already experienced a loss of this data, over the years – I know the pain myself!!  Now external hard drives are  much cheaper!   Today I saw a 3TB for U$140 (insane space storage) at CostCo!  Anyways, if you try to be as safe as I do, you probably end up with 3 external HDs around your computer!  (1 keeps data / 2 backs up data / 3 backs up the back up data!!). Remember you can never have too much.  But let’s get to the point, if you have a Mac PowerPC you have to do the back up with your own “arms” because of the lack of apps. But if you are running Leopard, there is this great app called Time Machine and you are good to go.  However if you have Tiger running, you should check this CCC (Carbon Copy Cloner).   It will copy/clone your ENTIRE Hard Drive, and I mean every single block/file!!!!!  In case one day (knock on wood) your Hard Drive stops working, you will just have to copy over and all your files/folders will stay as they were before the damage was done.  This app actually is something that all Mac users should have , because it is can work wonders!  It supports:

*  Jaguar and Panther (CCC Version 2.3) – FREE

* Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard (CCC Version 3.3.7) – FREE

* Tiger Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion (CCC Version 3.4.4) – FREE

This app also helps you to do a back up on a regular basis, so make sure you clone your hard drive and then start using the back up by just choosing the target external hard drive!

I would like to say thank you for all the e-mail that I received and for the nice words.  It’s nice to know that we are still out there, even after Christmas time, because I noticed that the number of visits dropped lower than usual.  I think a few PowerPC users got Intel and they decided to join the dark side. Thank you guys!

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