Jers Novel Writer – PowerPC

My Facebook friend Gregory will be very happy because I finally got some time to check  out the application that he mentioned on Mac PowerPC’s Facebook Page a long time ago, which I had bookmarked but never had enough time to get to.  Here you go!

* Jers Novel Writer 1.1.12 – (Demo $30.00) – http://jerssoftwarehut.com/jers-novel-writer/download-jers-novel-writer  – PowerPC friendly Panther / Tiger / Leopard – 10.3/10.4/10.5 – It’s a simple but not restricted writing application.  I’m very impressed with the quality of this word processor, as it has everything to keeping you writing and saving your ideas without messing things up.  It has a main window like any other word processor but the coolest feature is that it has a tab running along the side that allows you see all your other saved projects!  It also has a notes tab that allows you to post all your brainstormed ideas and subjects that keep you on track as you write.  In my opinion, this is great software that totally deserves to be installed on your machine.    Attention Writers:  Now it’s time to make your Mac buddy work a little bit harder.

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LibreOffice 4 PowerPC

LibreOffice is Free and super fast.

Ok PowerPC users, recently we are getting some bad news that a few applications and developers aren’t updating their software for PowerPC anymore.  Recently I got an e-mail from one of our PowerPC users and I’m more than happy to post that one of the best software ever, for any computer, Mac/Linux/PC still supports us!!!!  LibreOffice is AWESOME, it reads all kinds of formats and is compatible with basically everything.  It’s a must have Office Suite that I recommend you install in your machine, for your own good.

LibreOffice – 4.0.1 (Free) – PowerPC friend top 5 – http://www.libreoffice.org/download

Features: Text Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing, Database and Formula.

P.S.: “This version of LibreOffice is prepared with care and presented with pride by the LibreOffice community. PLEASE NOTE that, since this is the second version in the series, make sure to read the release notes (under “Handy resources”).

LibreOffice is made available by volunteers around the globe, backed by a charitable Foundation. Please support their efforts: Your donation help them to deliver a better product.

 

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Word Processor / Text Editor For Mac PowerPC

Productivity! Most people need a computer for their own organization and productivity.  A Mac computer is a very personal machine for this task otherwise the name wouldn’t have started with “i” – iBook, iWork, iMac and many iOthers that you can imagine.  But if you are looking for a good word processor and for some reason you don’t feel like you want to install an entire suite of applications like Open Office / iWork / Neo Office, here are some of the best options that you can find for a Mac PowerPC.

* Bean – (is a great software) It’s one of the best choices in my opinion, easy to use, fast, small and it does have a very clean interface, it’s not like other apps that have so many things going on in the window.  Runs perfect on Mac PowerPC 10.4.  http://www.bean-osx.com/Bean.html 

* AbiWord – (is a really good text editor ) This program is very similar to Microsoft Word, so the interface looks very busy, but this is just a detail of this open source app that is very suitable for a variety of word processing tasks.  Perfect for docs, letters, memos, etc.  http://www.abisource.com/

* iText Express – (another great app)  It’s a simple word processor, but it’s very powerful, you can not go wrong installing this small and fast application.  There are so many features that you will be impressed with it.  It’s very similar to Text Edit that comes in your Mac, but exceeds the limitations of Text Edit.  If you need something more powerful you can choose iText Pro, compatible with PPC 10.3 or later and Intel Mac too.  http://homepage.mac.com/lightway/iText/iTextExpress/pad_file.htm 

* iText – (is very cute) Sometimes when I start looking for a few applications to post here, it is a very hard task, but sometimes I find many great options to share with you.  This is one of these apps, that is absolutely unbelievable.  It’s fast, simple, very powerful features and it’s completely Free.  It runs perfect on PowerPC but is almost identical to Text Edit, and is worth a try.  http://homepage.mac.com/lightway/iText/ 

* Style X – (is very fast) This app is very simple, fast and compatible with PPC 10.0 or later.  http://www.merzwaren.com/style/  

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Office Suite For Mac PowerPC

One of the most important softwares to have in your Mac or any other OS is a good productivity suite of applications, and the first name that makes any Mac user happy is definitely iWork.  iWork 09′ works pretty good on Mac PowerPC, there is no doubt about it.  The Suite is full of features and probably everything that a user could wish for.  I think this version of iWork is the last available version for PowerPC users.  I’m sure the iWork 10 or 11′ is just for iNtel users only.  This version is worth every penny spent (usually around $79.00 for Single Users), and comes with: Pages, Numbers and Keynote.  It’s not because it is Apple, but I have to confess this software is very functional and easy to handle.  MS Office 2008 is the last one available for Mac PowerPC 10.4 or later, and comes with: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage, etc.  It cost $399.95, it’s almost half the price of a Mac Mini!  I don’t agree with this price, it’s way over priced for a Suite of applications.  This is my opinion, MS Office does not work for me or more importantly, my wallet.  So if you are in the same position that I’m in, I would like to introduce to you a great application that does the same job, for FREE!!!

* Open Office 3.3.0 – (the best program). Open Source is a magic word these days, nobody wants to spend a lot of money for an app.  This works really well on a Mac PowerPC, it doesn’t eat all your memory ram and the interface is outstanding.  Download this Suite of applications that includes: Text Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing, Database, etc.  It’s a complete Suite and you are not going to have any problems with compatibility.  http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/download/aqua-PPC.html 

* Libre Office 3.3.2 – It’s basically the same as Open Office with very limited differences, so far it seems like it contains more “business” differences.  The big difference is that Libre Office includes codes from the Go-00.  But what is important is both choices work great with Mac PowerPC 10.4 or later.  Make your choice or download both and make sure your productivity is safe.  http://www.libreoffice.org/download 

* Neo Office – It’s a great productivity Suite, including: Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing and Database Programs.  With this software installed in your Mac you don’t need to worry about any incompatibility from any other Suite.  It’s a shareware application that recommends a donation of $10, but full features work in the free download version.  Before you go to the store you should research and consider some options listed here…I guarantee they are as good as the others.  http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/download.php#download

Please, leave a comment and if you have a better option about any other application just let us PowerPC users know!