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

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Tumblr on PowerPC

Lets show some love to Tumblr

In my last 2 posts, I was talking about Twitter and we shared some good options for you to ensure you don’t miss any tweets on your PowerPC, but now I want to share some Tumblr applications with you.  Be warned, they are not fancy, but they do work!

* Tumblenote 5.2 (Free) – PowerPC friendly 10.4 / 10.5 – http://tumblenote.tumblr.com/  – How many of you actually are on Tumblr.?  Using this widget is the easiest/fastest way to update your Tumblr blog right from your Dashboard.

* Tumblr Stack for RapidWeaver 1.3 (Free) – PowerPC friendly http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/32275/tumblr-stack-for-rapidweaver – Share your Tumblr blog on RapidWeaver site (it has been discontinued, but previousl versions are still available).

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System Monitoring your PowerPC

It’s important to check on how your computer is doing during the day.  This might sound strange, but to make sure you are not abusing the limits of your Mac we selected some online software that you can use to better understand how your memory, processor, network, battery, etc are being used.  With these programs, you are able to open or close more apps without worrying about having to force quit.

iPulse 2.5.1 – (Shareware $9.95) – PowerPC – Tiger / Leoapard. http://iconfactory.com/software/ipulse/ or you can download here – http://macupdate.com/app/mac/9969/ipulse

XRG 1.6.1 – (Free) – PowerPC – Leopard. http://www.gauchosoft.com/Products/XRG/ 

iStat Pro 4.92 – (Free) (Widget) – PowerPC – Tiger / Leopard. http://islayer.net for some reason the web site is off line, you can download it here: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/20364/istat-pro

Feel free to share your comments on any app that also helps to track the progress of your Mac.

This will be the last post of 2012.  Happy New Year and see you in 2013.  🙂

DrMac for Mac PowerPC

DrMac is a fun widget to play with if you have nothing better to do.  It’s like very simple version of “Siri” on your Dashboard.  You can play by asking question but truth be told, I got bored after 3 or 4 questions.  Maybe it’s me.  If you like this kind of game, be my guest and have some fun on your Dashboard.

* DrMac 200 – Free – 10.4 or later (PowerPC) – http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21339/drmac

DrMac couldn’t answer questions like “What day is today?”.

Multiples Dock (Dockyard) for Mac PowerPC

Let’s start with the bad news:  “this application is no longer developed or supported” referring to both PowerPC and Intel.  PowerPC users from all over are so used to it that they it doesn’t phase them anymore.  There’s an application called Dockyard which is a dock switcher that will allow you to have multiples dock and you can access all with just one click.  You can also have multiple dashboards with the docks but you can choose not to, if you don’t want them.

Having multiple docks is an excellent option for organizing our apps as you can customize 2 or 3 different docks with themes for work, personal use etc.  For sure you will find dozens of themes which will make your life easier, thanks to this great Mac OS X feature.  Ah! you can now create an empty dock so you can work with only open applications.  The best part is coming: it’s compatible with 10.3 10.4 or later.  Way to go Tiger and Panther!

Dockyard 1.0.1 (Free) PowerPC 10.3 / 10.4 / 10.5 – Panther / Tiger / Leopard – http://belkadan.com/dockyard/

I think the only downside is that it would be nice if we could work with 2 docks simultaneously.  But…beggars cant be choosers!

From the same developer (Belkadan Software) you can download others apps called “menu extras” or “dockyard widgets”.  One allows you to control your dock from the menu bar and the second one lets you control your docks from the dashboard.  Cool!

Organized (widget) for Mac PowerPC

Some people don’t use their dashboard very often and disable it because it uses some memory ram to run all those widgets, but sometimes there are nice widgets that could help your day by day browsing, getting news or just using the computer regularly.  In fact, Apple was really smart to set up a location (like a desktop) for all your favorite widgets.  To take it a step further, there is a great widget I came across entitled Organized.  It’s a simple and fast way to check your calendar, events, world clocks, notes etc. All in a single widget.  If you like the idea, you should just visit the developer’s web site to gather more information.  It’s free to use and installation (and uninstallation) of this widget is VERY easy.

* Organized 1.11 (Free) PowerPC Leopard 10.5 – http://www.islayer.com/apps/organized/