Simple MP3 Players

I have been looking for an application like this one that I’m about to share for a long time now.  It’s very straight forward so do not expect anything other than its ability to play music.  In this instance, the one benefit is that it plays music with style.

* Retro Player 1.7 –  (Free) – PowerPC friendly 10.3 or later.  It’s a simple music player that looks like a retro LP player, complete with on/off button and speed adjustor(33/45).  You also can “fast forward” into a specific part of the album by moving the arm and placing at your desired location.  You can also choose the amount of record noise you want to hear, and the program will insert the “snaps and pops” that you’d expect from an LP.

I have my conventional Vinyl Player and I’m always on the look out for adding classic Vinyls to my collection… but this app is awesome.  I’m always playing random MP3s with it.  The only thing I wish there was a way to open more than a just a single album. http://www.studio-kura.com/  Download here: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16405/retroplayer

Talking about Players, it’s your lucky day… I have one more.

* Cabrio 1.1 (Free) – PowerPC friendly 8.1 or later.  Yes you guys read that right Mac OS 8.1!?  This is a simple and cool MP3 player that is always good to have to play something that is not in your iTunes or library files. http://cabrio-os.en.softonic.com/mac

 

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Themes for PowerPC

Let’s get back to work!  This time I will combine some themes for Leopard that some of you might love.  I will start by saying that I really appreciate all the effort that the developers have put into this project.  I didn’t install any of the options because I like the Leopard theme a lot.  All the time that I see a Mac, the Leopard theme is what immediately pops into my mind.  I like both the icons and blue scrolling bar on the right,  Anyways, I appreciate your comments and feedback on these posts.

Thank you for all the e-mails and recommendations…we’re still working on it.

* Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) – http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1348270

* Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1410493

*iOS7 theme –  Mac OS X 10.9 (Maverick) – http://thepowerpchub.tumblr.com/iox

Also worth taking a look at:

* Shapeshifter 2.5 – https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/13335/shapeshifter  – Download here: http://shapeshifter.en.softonic.com/mac

* Liger – http://liger.en.softonic.com/mac

* CandyBar (Now Free) – http://www.panic.com/blog/candybar-mountain-lion-and-beyond/

Video * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ao5NHdBDTI

* Transparent Dock – https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/6490/transparentdock

Special Thank you to (Dario, PowerMac4Ever and thePowerPCHub).

Pixel Fix – PowerPC

Now its time to bring the dashboard back to life!  I understand that killing the dashboard in order to save memory ram/processor speed is a very common action among the PowerPC users.  But this widget might be very useful if you are dealing with some screen pixels issues.

* Pixel Fix 4.0 – (Free) – PowerPC friendly – 10.4/10.5 (Tiger/Leopard). https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/20962/pixel-fix

RealPlayer SP for Mac

This is a great player and the latest version of RealPlayer does a lot more than just play videos.  Download videos from the web.  Convert your video library and copy them to iTunes.

* Real Player SP (Free) – PowerPC Friendly – 10.4 / 10.5 (G4/G5).  –  http://asia.real.com/?mode=rp_mac

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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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MacLampsX Lights on Your Desktop

MacLampsX 2.0 (Free) PowerPC 10.4/10.5 (Tiger/Leopard).

I just came across an app that lets you play around on your Desktop!  MacLampsX brings light to your Desktop, it allows you to decorate for Christmas and many other holidays.  It has a small set of default holidays but also allows you to create your own.  This version allow you to add bigger bulbs and to play music at your own discretion.  Happy Holidays with your PowerPC!

http://arcticmac.home.comcast.net/~arcticmac/software/maclampsx.html

IceClean PowerPC

I follow a very nice Facebook Page called: Mac OS X Tiger PPC and they post useful material that I felt obliged to share with you here.

They basically show that we have printer drivers installed that we don’t use, which can be found in Hard Drive/Library/Printers.  Carefully remove the folders for printers that you don’t use and you will likely save over 1GB of hard drive space!

A second tip to maximize your system is an application called IceClean, which is a powerful system maintenance and optimization tool using UNIX built-in System.

* IceClean 3.4.8 – PowerPC friendly – 10.4 (Tiger) / 10.5 (Leopard) – Powerful and simple – http://www.macdentro.com/MacDentro/Home.html

Annotation Edit Subtitles PowerPC

In this post I will go straight to the point because I do not often use these kind of applications and I don’t really need it for my regular day to day use.  As you know,  MacPowerPC is very openminded and we recognize that there are people out there that will be very happy with this kind of application.  Annotation Edit is a professional editor for subtitles, captions and annotations.  There are numerous unique features and it does an exceptionally professional job!  Give it a try?

* Annotation Edit 1.9.27 – http://www.zeitanker.com/content/download/annotation_edit_demo –  (Demo – $326) – PowerPC 10.4/10.5 (Tiger/Leopard)

Download here: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23516/annotation-edit

AvidemuX – Movie Editor (Free)

I wish I had more time to answer all the e-mails I get from my readers and to be able to do some research to help everybody find applications.  Unfortunately during the summer it’s difficult to find the time to spend hours in front of my computer.  Slowly as summer progresses into fall, you’ll see more from MacPowerPC!

A long time ago, a few people asked me about some applications to edit movies.  Obviously, my first answer is iMovie, I don’t do movie editing and if so it’s very basic!  In my travels, I’ve  come across a great program called Avidemux.

* Avidemux (2.5.3) – Free – PowerPC 10.2 (Jaguar here guys) or later.  It’s free open source and multi-platform software.  The interface might not be the best thing you have seen but the application is very straightforward. It supports video formats that iMovie does not and is very powerful for a simple cutting, filtering, and encoding. I might have to mention again that its FREE and this is what MacPowerPC is all about.

Download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/avidemux/files/avidemux/2.5.3/

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SetAlphaValue PowerPC

This might be a must application for many of you but for some of you it might not change anything in your day to day computer use.  Either way we are here to share information and applications available for PowerPC computers running the Mac OS X Operational System.

SetAlphaValue 2.2.2 (Free) – PowerPC 10.3.9 or later.  This application sets the alphaValue of windows and has been discontinued. (Just saying).  If anyone have or found a link please share with us.

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16577/setalphavalue

 

Image / Photo Editing PowerPC

In my opinion, its the most classic of the classics and it’s probably the most famous Image / Photo Editing application for Mac platform.  This application is supposed to come installed in every single Mac computer (in my opinion) but for some reason Apple didn’t think to add this application to their platform.  Microsoft is still delivering windows with Paint and most people need something that is a very friendly interface, easy to use and capable of atleast basic image / photo editing…and this is what GIMP is all about.

GIMP 2.8.4 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Tiger 10.4.11 / Leopard 10.5.7+.  (They provide support for those Intel felines as well. http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/News/News.html

I also wanted to make mention of a few other applications, including:

Seashore 0.5.1 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Tiger 10.4.11 or later.  Also a great option of open source for Image editors. – http://seashore.sourceforge.net/The_Seashore_Project/About.html

iPaint 1.9 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Leopard 10.5 – Based on famous Paintbrush – http://ipaint.sourceforge.net/

Paintbrush 2.1.1 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Leopard 10.5.  Talking about classics, this is a simple paint program similar to Microsoft Paint and MacPaint. – http://paintbrush.sourceforge.net/

Vanilla 3.0 1 .0 (Free) – PowerPC friendly – Leopard 10.5.  Simple drawing application inspired by Paintbrush. – http://sourceforge.net/projects/vanilladraw/

Acorn 1.5.4 (Demo) PowerPC friendly – Tiger 10.4 / Leopard 10.5. – Bitmap Image Editor. http://flyingmeat.com/acorn/

FMenu Facebook Notification on PowerPC

This is very interesting tool to make your PowerPC a little more active for Social Media.

FMenu works together with Growl, pushing notifications on Facebook events, messages, pokes, wall posts, photo comments, etc straight from your menu bar.

FMenu 3.1 (Free) – PowerPC friendly 10.5/10.4 (Leopard / Tiger) – https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23967/fmenu

Tricks and Other PowerPC Stuff

This is a fast post is to share some tricks that some of my readers have shared with me recently on my social media sites.

* If your are looking for some Safari Extensions please take a look at this web site because you might find the extensions you were looking for to make your browsing easier.  FYI: AlterVideo is interesting:

http://sidetree.com/extensions.html

Another interesting trick is:

* TruePreview, it takes Mail (application from Apple) to another level.  Installing TruePreview will help you to better preview messages.  For more visit:

http://christianserving.org/project/truepreview

* PDF Scissors, it’s a tool to crop pdf files.  It does not require installation.

http://www.pdfscissors.com

* SMARTReporter, last but not least, this application helps you to protect your data with failure prediction.  Make sure your hard drive is healthy.

http://www.corecode.at/smartreporter_lite/index.html