MetaX Tag Your Movies

 

MetaX is a media data tagging application for MP4 and their derivatives including Quicktime movies etc.  One of it’s coolest features is that it will automatically search the internet for your movies’ cover or posters!  Your movies never looked so good and organized.  This fantastic application allows you to keep things organized.  As I like things very organized, when I saw this free application I couldn’t let it go!

 

MetaX 2.4.6 – PowerPC Leopard – http://www.kerstetter.net/index.php/projects/software/metax 

MetaX 2.3.0 – PowerPC Tiger

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SyncMate – Sync Your Devices On PowerPC

In recent post I’ve reviewed a fantastic program called SyncMate and today, I’m pleased to advise that we’ve received correspondence from the developers of SyncMate advising that they’ve prepared a build of their program that we can use again! With this launch, they’ve also provided us with some important recommendations and things to consider:

* This is a special build for PowerPC users only, it’s an old build and it’s not longer updated. (All improvements were added into SyncMate4 – Intel only).

* Expert version of this build can be purchased at a discounted price ($29.95) directly from the build.

* Email for support questions – support@eltima.com, Please do not forget to mention that you are using the special build for PowerPC Mac (PPC Macs)

* This special build has another set of supported devices and types of connection (compared to SyncMate 4). The full list of devices that are supported in this special build can be found in SyncMate interface (users will need to launch free version of SyncMate, click Add connection button and SyncMate wizard will be shown)

* Mac PowerPC strongly recommends that you test the Free version of SyncMate first to make sure which of your devices are supported and which plugins are offered for each device and then upgrade to the Expert version later.

Any questions concerning paid version – recommend that you direct them to SyncMate’s Support team first. This is also a general recommendation for all SyncMate users.

I highly recommend that PowerPC users test this amazing program out, and see if it fits your needs, like it does mine! Thanks SyncMate!

One thing that I really like is to be able to sync Android by Wi-Fi, cable or Bluetooth

Download here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mf25xdyxwsm358m/syncmate_3.6.1707_custom_ppc.dmg

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My original Post Nov/04

Attention all PowerPC users: I think that the time to sync data in our Mac with multiple devices has come! I recently got an e-mail from the SyncMate team telling me that their application supports PowerPC and right away I started scouring the internet for more information. Here is what I found out (just to start):

* SyncMate (Free version) allows syncing Contacts (Address Book & Entourage 2008), iCal (Entourage 2008) and Mac OS with Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices, Nokia S40 phones, other Mac and Windows computers, iOS devices (iPhones, iPods, iPads), any mounted storage, MTP devices, PlayStation Portable. SyncMate also supports Google, Dropbox, iCloud, and Yahoo! accounts synchronization. Also includes SMS reader plugin. And this is the FREE version of this amazing application, but if you decide to “Go Pro” with:

* SyncMate Expert will be able to sync everything from the free version (of course), plus iTunes, iPhoto, Safari and Firefox bookmarks, Folders between devices automatically, Entourage, Mail, Notes, ToDo’s. You can create, send, search, delete and export text messages, also allows you to convert videos to AVI, MPG, MP4, WMV, ASF, 3GP and audio files to MP3 and WAV.

Other cool features are that you can use this application via USB, WI-FI, Bluetooth and Ethernet!

Special thanks to one of our readers Andre F. for sharing this application with us!

I don’t have iPhone 5 and I’m not planning to get any iPhone or device with iOS6 soon, so if you guys have it and want to share if SyncMate sync iOS6 / iPhone5 we really appreciate.

Disk Drill Recovery Files on Your PowerPC

Mistakes can happen any time.  I think one of the most common catastrophic events to happen on a computer is the loss of data.  It’s so easy to accidentally delete something, and sometimes things just disappear out of the blue and I have no idea how.  But with Disk Drill your data will be more protected because this application protects your files from accidental deletion with Recovery Vault, and also recovers lost data from Mac disks.  It’s totally user friendly and when you delete something on your computer Recovery Vault will make it simple for you to recover that data, in the event you change your mind.

*Disk Drill 1.8.198 – http://www.cleverfiles.com/mac-data-recovery.html – (Basic Version: Free / Pro Version: $89 / Expert Version $169 / Enterprise Version $299).  PowerPC friend 10.5 / Leopard.  Recover damaged, corrupted and deleted data from HFS, HFS+, FAT, NTFS and other file systems…

If you are asking yourself what Recovery Vault is, then you should check out this link that better explains this technology.   http://help.cleverfiles.com/why-recovery-vault/

Which one is right for you?  Check out this link: http://www.cleverfiles.com/pro.html

Data is very important and if you have to spend a small amount of money to make sure that your files are safe and protected, I recommend that you at least think about Recovery Files and consider the options that best fits your needs.

Tiger users 10.4.11 can instal the version 1.8.203 or 1.3.123 –  We would like to inform that Disk Drill won’t work on Tiger OSX.  Some of our readers had test and none of those worked on Tiger OS X.

Apple Font Tool Suite

Apple Font Tool Suite – 3.0 Free (Tiger 10.4) PowerPC – http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/18553/apple-font-tool-suite 

Command line font tools for Tiger 10.4.  Revised suite of command line tools for Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.

Applications in The Font Tool Suite:

• ftxanalyzer

• ftxdiff

• ftxdumperfuser

• ftxenhancer

• ftxinstalledfonts

• ftxruler

• ftxvalidator

• ftxdumpfond (new in 3.0.0)

• ftxfusefond (new in 3.0.0)

Available as a single installer package, complete with 60 pages tutorial, user documentation and quick reference.

Psi – 0.14 Panther / Tiger

A while ago we posted this content – https://macpowerpc.com/2012/10/12/connect-msnfacebook-account-to-ichat/ about how to connect MSN / Facebook Accounts to iChat and I received a few e-mail responses advising that some of you were having problems to find Psi 0.14 for 10.4 / 10.3.  Thanks to Marcio A. that shared this link with us.  You will be able to download the right version for your Tiger or Panther by clicking here: (http://psi.en.softonic.com/mac/download).

Thank you guys for sharing information!  All of Mac PowerPC really appreciates your feedback!

 

TuneLyrics for Mac PowerPC

That is a cool app that will work well for anyone with a well organized iTunes library!  Get this….it fetches the lyrics to the songs you are listening to, direct from the internet, as you listen!  I love this app…So far everything is working out great!

TuneLyrics is a perfect app that fetches lyrics on the fly, so now when you were enjoying your favorite music you can review the lyrics to see if you are singing the right words!

TuneLyrics 1.1.0 (Free) PowerPC friendly 10.2 / 10.3 / 10.4 / 10.5 – That’s how Mac PowerPC likes it!!! http://waterdrop.tk/

xPad – Notepad/Scrapbook

When discussing browsers and word processors, it’s important to have more than one choice of application because it gives to you more freedom to work and different features to choose from.  PowerPC and Intel users can’t go wrong by installing LibreOffice.  It’s an entire Office Suite for FREE and it’s compatible with “almost” everything and I mean everything!   But if you are just looking for something more like a notepad that’s PowerPC friendly (of course), you can take a look at:

* xPad – 1.2.6 (Free) 10.3 / 10.4 / 10.5 PowerPC (Panther and Tiger users your are so in there) – http://www.getxpad.com/ –  It’s very powerful notepad/scrapbook.  It has drag-and-drop support.  Unfortunately it’s a dead application, having become discontinued back in 2007 (not only for PowerPC) but this small app still rocks!  You can organize all your notes and work with an unlimited number of documents in only one window.  In all fairness, hat’s off to xPad!  This type of application should have been installed in all Apple Computers.  Color coded categories and document sorting will make your life much easier in case you decide to use it instead of stickies.

Give it a try…you won’t regret it!

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Solitaire Game for Mac PowerPC

I’m not sure about you, but one of my favorite games on windows 98 was definitely Solitaire!  I could spend hours (at work) playing this game…and I miss it!  I decided to share a few versions of this old skool game, that still run on our PowerPC Macs.

* Klondike Forever – (Free) 1.3.6 – http://www.solitaireforever.com/klondike/ – PowerPC friendly, works on 10.4 / 10.5 (Tiger / Leopard).

* Solitare XL – (Free) 1.1.8 – http://cl.ly/3b2X3T0U1F3t – PowerPC friendly, works on 10.4 / 10.5 (Tiger / Leopard) – Solitaire XL has been discontinued. 😦 Developer’s web-site – http://lavacat.com/

* Klondike – (Shareware) 10.4 – http://www.casteel.org/klondike.html – PowerPC friendly also works on 10.4 / 10.5 (Tiger / Leopard).

* Klondike 9.1 – works on PowerPC Mac OS X

* Kolndike 7.7.1 – works on all Macintosh system from the 68K MacPlus to Mac OS X.

 

Now it’s time to have some fun and remember just how fabulous the 90s were!  Happy solitairing!!!

ScreenFlow – Create Professional Screen Recordings on PowerPC

There are many reasons for why you should have a good application to screen recordings.  I think the most popular reason would be for podcasting as you’ll need an application more advanced than Quicktime screen recorder, that allows you to better edit your video.  For me, ScreenFlow was very competent and easily ran on my PowerPC.

*ScreenFlow 2.1.10 (Demo – $99.00) – PowerPC – Leopard 10.5 – http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htm – It’s very dynamic,easy to use screen recording application.  The interface it’s very clean and a fter afew hours of playing with it, you probably will feel very comfortable with its features and effects.  This reminds me a little bit of GarageBand and it’s easy to add additional voice recorder, music, images and let your imagination flow.  The results will be a very professional video.  ScreenFlow also helps you in publishing your clips to web-sites/blogs or to Youtube/Vimeo.  If you have a PowerPC Mac with web-cam and a good microphone, and feel like you want to podcast or create tutorials, we encourage you to give ScreenFlow a try.  If the results are satisfactory, send your clips to us and we will share them on our Facebook/Twitter page.

P.S.: Before you purchase this application contact Telestream and make sure that they are still providing serial-numbers for the version 2.1.10.

Version: 2.1.10 here: http://cl.ly/033L1e1s1w0s

Applications to Write Books on PowerPC

Once I read this article on MakeUseOf (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/write-peace-distractionfree-editors-si/) and I thought that it was very interesting.  I’m not a writer but sometimes when I want to write some articles here on PowerPC I sometimes have difficulties in focussing and concentrating.  It’s hard to concentrate on drafting my text, with so many things going on my computer: Facebook, Tweets, E-mails popping up, things that I want to search on Google… At the end of the day, I just dont find myself writing as often as I’d like.

So from this article I installed and tried the following apps that work with Mac OS X and to my surprise, a few of them actually ran on PowerPC!!!  Here are the results.

* JDarkRoom (15 Beta) – http://www.codealchemists.com/jdarkroom/ – Simple full-screen text editor, that you just have to run and start typing.  You can change the background color, font and font size.  It’s comfortable to write with JDarkRoom.

*Typewriter (2.0) – http://www.lifehackingmovie.com/typewriter-minimal-text-editor/ – Minimal Text Editor and again you just run it and start typing.  With this program, you need to type ever word, no copy, no paste, no delete.  It’s like you are on an old school typewriter and that’s what this application is all about.

*DarkCopy – http://darkcopy.com/ Simple, full-screen text editor that does not require installation.  You do the task straight from your browser, I think is a great idea and everyone should try it.

I hope you guys enjoy one of these three options and before I start writing another post I will watch my anime.  At the moment I’m very busy with the saga of Alabasta / One Piece!

And in case you were wondering which application I use to write my posts….at the moment I’m using AppleWorks 6 and sometimes iWork 8.  But if I was a writer I would use Typewriter and JDarkRoom.

P.S.: After talking to the writer of the original post, he mentioned that FocusWriter has a version available for PowerPC… so it’s time for Mac PowerPC to dig deep on Google.  We found out that FocusWriter 1.3.1 is fully compatible with PowerPC 10.5 and here is link (http://cl.ly/472a2N1d1w2Y), I uploaded it on my cloud account to make it easier for you guys and I have to mention that FocusWriter is a very good full-screen text editor with more features.  If you decide to work with small windows you will have access to an easy menu! http://gottcode.org/focuswriter/

AirFlick (AirPlay Mirroring) on PowerPC and Intel Dual Core :)

Most PowerPC users and some Intel Dual Core users really would like to have AirPlay to mirror Videos to our Apple TV without having to convert and sync with iTunes.

AirFlick is a beta version and there is no support but it works (sort of) on PowerPC.  AirFlick is a free application that allows you to stream videos from your computer to Apple TV.  Apparently, you’re also supposed to be able to stream videos from any URL address.

The fact is I recently updated my Apple TV and then I tried to use this application and for some reason it does not recognize my Apple TV, likely because of my upgrade.  But I saw some comments online which indicate that it seems to be working for some of you, but some users experience challenges with the URL streaming feature.  So if you guys want to try out AirFlick and share your experience if worked or not, please feel free to post on comments for the rest of us.  We appreciate your feedback!

AirFlick 0.51 (Free) 10.5.8 – Leopard – PowerPC – http://ericasadun.com/ftp/AirPlay/AirFlickArchive/AirFlick-ReleaseNotes.html

More information & comments: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/36512/airflick