Cocktail for Mac PowerPC – Clean, Repair and Optimize

Cocktail is an utility for Mac OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps to get the most out of your computer

The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail’s features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.

* Cocktail – PowerPC Friendly.  It works on 10.4 Tiger / 10.5 Leopard.  Download here.

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Bodega an AppStore for PowerPC

Welcome to Bodega, the world’s most innovative way to find and obtain application on your PowerPC.  Just download and install the Bodega app, and you have access to a catalog of software and you can update some of what you already have installed.

* Bodega (1.5.3) This is the only version that runs on PowerPC / 10.5 Leopard.  Please do not update to 1.6.2.

Check here the app’s website

DOWNLOAD HERE The right version for PowerPC.

Let me know what you guys think and share comments.  If you try to install on Tiger let us know the results.

Powerful Disc Burning

One thing that we “PowerPC” can do and the new generation can not is burning CD/DVD.  So unless you want to spend $89 for an Apple USB SuperDrive you better keep your good old PowerPC somewhere in the house, and by the way if you don’t have any G4/G5 machine you can get one for way less than that.  By the way did you guys notice the G3 machines are getting expensive at the market?

Like we are always searching for FREE material this couldn’t be different.

* Disco (FREE) – PowerPC Friendly – 10.3 Panther / 10.4 Tiger / 10.5 Leopard. Easy to use in 3 steps: Drag, Drop and Disco.  Very Powerful disc burning.  DOWNLOAD HERE

Name: FREE DISCO
Code: DSCO-111-113-199-99

License available at the web-site.

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Play Games/Emulator on PowerPC

I would like to say thanks to our community on http://Facebook.com/MacPowerPC . You guys are awesome, we are sharing so many good news/informations/tips that I’m having a hard time to keep posting everything here.  So PowerPC users please Like our page and keep checking on us. I promise you that we will continue giving reasons to take out your PowerPC machine from the closet.

Now it’s time to play some games.

* Sixtyforce (0.95 beta) – the Nintendo 64 emulator – PowerPC friendly and works on 10.3 Panther/ 10.4 Tiger/ 10.5 Leopard. DOWNLOAD HERE

* Eat the Whistle GPL (3.6) – Football/Soccer simulator, PowerPC friendly and Morphos friendly – DOWNLOAD HERE

* World of Padman (WoP) (1.5.1) – PowerPC friendly – It’s a first person shooter video game. The idea is based on the Padman comic. DOWNLOAD HERE

* M.A.M.E – PowerPC friendly. Multiple Arcade (coin) Machine Emulator with up to 10.000 Games. DOWNLOAD HERE

Special thanks to Burdo.

Recover Data & Deleted iPhoto Library

I received an e-mail awhile ago asking me how to recover an iPhoto Library.  I did some research and I came across this application that I’m sharing with guys because it’s interesting to have installed or download the .DMG file just in case, we never know when the support for PowerPC will end up and the file gone from anywhere.

* REMO RECOVER MAC – 3.0 ( 3.0.1) – (Data / Files) – PowerPC Friendly (Leopard 10.5). (Demo) – DOWNLOAD HERE . Safe and easy recovery data from Mac OS X.  The powerful built-in scanning algorithm helps in finding and recovering deleted files, files lost due to application errors, deleted or missing volumes, re-formatted volumes and re-partitioned Mac drives and also recover deleted files, which have been emptied from Trash.

* REMO – (Recover Deleted iPhoto Library) – Check instructions –  HERE .  Safe and fast recovery of photos from deleted iPhoto library.

Awesome application and I think most of us PowerPC user should have installed for our own benefit.

SoundFlower PowerPC

SoundFlower allows applications to pass audio to other application.

* SoundFlower – 1.4.3 (Free) – PowerPC Friendly Leopard / Tiger.  Download Here

Soundflower is a OS X system extension that allows applications to pass audio to other applications.  It is easy to use, it simply presents itself as an audio device, allowing any audio application to send and receive audio.

Yahoo! Messenger for PowerPC

Communication is how the internet became so cool.  I still remember using ICQ back in the days for hours and it was texting only.

* Yahoo! Messenger 3.0.2 (Free) Download Here Allows you to see when your friends get online. You can chat, send files and also have webcam support. PowerPC Friendly 10.4.+ (Tiger) or later

* Yahoo! Messenger also available for Classic Mac OS 8.1 – 9.2.2.

Top 3 Browsers + PowerPC

Firefox PowerPC 6 is a web browser optimized for PowerPC Macs, has been created from Firefox 5 official sources

The project is aimed to port Firefox 5 to glorious Power Macintosh machines.

Firefox PowerPC 6 has been customized and compiled on a G4 PowerBook with Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8.

* Firefox PowerPC 6.0.2 – Leopard 10.5.+ PowerPC – http://www.xabaras.it/firefox-powerpc/

Sharing here what we do have available because someone might think is very interesting, but I still recommend TenFourFox, SeaMonkey and Leopard WebKit.

* TenFourFox – http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/

* SeaMonkey 2.25 – http://sourceforge.net/projects/seamonkey-for-ppc/

* Leopard Webkit – https://code.google.com/p/leopard-webkit/

GiftedMotion PowerPC (GIFS)

Are you into creating Gifs?

* GiftedMotion 1.23 – Free – http://www.onyxbits.de/giftedmotion

Features:

  • Platform independent, runs on every OS.
  • Multi language support
  • GPL software, no licensing costs.
  • KISS approach. No steep learning curve.
  • No installation required. Just put the jar file on your Desktop (or any place else) and start it. GiftedMotion will not bury itself into your operation system. Since GiftedMotion is small in size, you can even bookmark this page and come back and start it from here, whenever needed.
  • Supports the following input formats: PNG, JPG / JPEG, BMP and GIF.
  • Easy to adjust position of images within frames and size of the resulting image.
  • Preview function.
  • Able to edit existing images

Chipmunk Find Duplicates Files

* Chipmunk 1.5.4 – Leopard 10.5.+ –  http://www.furry-rodents.com/

* Chipmunk 1.2 – Tiger 10.4.+

Find all duplicates. Fast. Find duplicates where ever they are what ever name they have. Chipmunk considers strictly content. No mucking about with creation dates and file names and stuff. You will be amazed how quickly Chipmunk eats through hundreds of megabytes, considering it compares the content of these files.

Search all drives connected to your Mac If you can access it you can search it. External drives, network shares, removable media, you name it.

Delete duplicates more intelligently Delete all files in a folder that have duplicates elsewhere. Or vice versa: Delete all files outside a folder that have duplicates inside it. Or hand pick your candidates, of course.

Undo, Retrieve From Trash You have been too quick on the trash button? Not a problem, just hit Undo. You can also retrieve files selectively from the trash. Quick Look, Reveal In Finder and Growl Support Quick Look or reveal any file you like in Finder (Quick Look available only when run on Leopard)

Fuse for OS X

FUSE for OS X allows you to extend OS X’s native file handling capabilities via third-party file systems. OSXFUSE is a successor to MacFUSE, which has been used as a software building block by dozens of products, but is no longer being maintained.

As a user, installing the OSXFUSE software package will let you use any third-party file system written atop OSXFUSE or MacFUSE, if you choose to install the MacFUSE compatibility layer.

http://osxfuse.github.io/

* Fuse – OSXFUSE 2.6.2 – PowerPC Friendly 10.5 / Leopard.  The easiest and fast way to create file systems for OS X.

* SSHFS 2.5.0 – PowerPC – Leopard / 10.5

Customize the OS X Services Menu

I found these informations very interesting and next follow the link to an application call Scrubber.

* How to Customize the OS X Services Menu – http://www.simplehelp.net/2008/07/29/how-to-customize-the-os-x-services-menu/

* Scrubber – 1.1.5 – PowerPC Friendly. 10.4/10.5 (Tiger and Leopard) – http://manytricks.com/servicescrubber/

The services menu be much more useful if it weren’t overcrowded by services you never even thought of using? Shouldn’t there be a way to edit that menu? Enter Service Scrubber. With Service Scrubber, you can:

  • Restructure the services menu
  • Change service keyboard shortcuts
  • Disable and re-enable services

Once your services menu has been scrubbed, you’ll be surprised how useful it actually is.

 

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Tooble Dowload Youtube Videos

Summer time is a very difficult time to blog for the MacPowerPC team because of our day jobs.  It’s our busiest time of year and admittedly it’s difficult to find the time to release quality posts.  I wanted to let everyone know that even during our hiatus, we have still been searching and saving material for later updates, on a regular basis.  Now that fall is settling in, we have time to get back on track for our weekly updates…and have we got a LOT to catch up on!

* Tooble 2.8 – (Free) – PowerPC Tiger/Leopard.  It’s an easy way to quickly download videos from YouTube, convert them and import to iTunes to watch on your iPod or AppleTV.

I’m sorry guys for the misunderstanding, the right version that is compatible with PowerPC is Tooble 2.7.9.  Download here: http://cl.ly/RSL2

I would like to thank you to Bjornels for sharing the link with us.  The version that he found also works on PowerPC – http://tooble.en.softonic.com/mac

 

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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Islands Mini-Golf

Islands Mini-Golf Add-On 1 (Free) PowerPC 10.1 or later.

Web – http://www.danlabgames.com/index.php?rub=add-on1

Seeing as how we can do everything else…why not play a bit of Golf from the comfort of your PowerPC and enjoy few hours without having to worry about waking up early for work tomorrow! This is an expansion pack that adds a new Egyptian theme with 18 new holes to your Islands Mini-Golf.  The full version of this game can be download here: Island Mini Golf.  If you guys are wondering the game is totally Free – (Of Course! We from Mac PowerPC don’t have the luxury to spend money!!).  Enjoy your hole in one with Islands Mini-Golf!

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