NotePad in the Cloud for PowerPC

* Instapaper is a simple NotePad that it works from your Browser.  Check Here

The coolest feature you can share with your friends what you are working on it.  The good thing you are free of incompatibility of some softwares or office suite.

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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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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/