With just a few simple tools, you can create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects, etc.. And once you’ve built your models, you can place them in Google Earth, post them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies.
Sketch Up 7.0 is a powerfull application that it will make our friends designers very happy about it. It’s a new whole reason to keep your Mac PowerPC anywhere in the house for any idea you might have. Simple and powerfull sketch up pro app makes 3D drawing much easier, lots of tips, user friendly, export CAD format and add text and graphics to designs.
It’s really hard to say which browser is the best option for PowerPC these days, it’s a never ending forum. Today we can not complain about it anymore because we have some great options. I believe TenFourFox (http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/) is installed in 11 of 10 PowerPC Macs around the world and it’s probably one of the most powerful and updated options today and runs in G5/G4/G3. Also Aurora, that just came out for PowerPC, seems to be the promised one. I’ve been using it for the last few weeks and I always have 4 tabs + google and it didn’t crash once! So far it seems to be a very stable browser. We can not forget to mention Camino, which is another good option and before this list starts growing (thumbs up) let’s mention some names that are not quite as popular but they deserve to own a place in your hard drive.
NagaraBrowser (1.0.1) (PowerPC 10.2 [way to go Jaguar] or later) – http://www6.plala.or.jp/lingo/contents/software/nagarabrowser.html The nicest thing about NagaraBrowser is the full screen view mode. You also have your entire desktop to work as a browser and you still have all access to your docks. Also, you can open any search web site like GOOGLE for example and leave it as a wallpaper in case you need to do some fast research, you just press the short cut (command + tab) and bingo, it is ready for you! Having all your research as wallpaper makes your life really easy when you are reading and writing at the same time!
Stainless (0.8) (PowerPC 10.5) – http://www.stainlessapp.com/ I like to use Stainless because it’s very fast, very stable and it has a very nice layout. It kind of looks like Firefox but the Bookmarks are in the left side (vertical). I’m not quite sure how long they will keep updating this software for PowerPC compliance, but let’s hope that our community gets bigger and bigger not only for those that already have a PowerPC Mac but also for those that own an Intel and want to have a second machine running side by side. I also enjoyed parallel sessions which allow you to log in using different credentials in separate tabs at the same time, that’s awesome new feature, not even Google Chrome has something similar.