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.
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) – http://dougscripts.com/itunes/itinfo/ituneslibrarymanager.php / 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.
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.
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.