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Apple's knowledgebase article HT1395 - This article contains all the necessary prerequisite firmware updates before upgrading to Mac OS X 10.2 and above

Mac OS X Updating FAQ

Macintosh Game Page - links to various resources for games on the Mac

Frames based search of the MacDownload software archive - From Ziff-Davis's MacDownload public domain search engine

Mac OS X speed FAQ - learn about optimizing techniques for Mac OS X


Mail attachment encoders


Mac OS X 10.0 through 10.2's Mail.app requires that attachments be preencoded prior to being attached and prior to receiving from the other end. These utilities below help both Mac and Windows users encode properly for Mail to receive and send attachments. Mac OS X 10.3 has much fewer instances of needing one of these though attachments should be made Windows friendly by selecting Attach document from the toolbar of a new message window and marking the checkbox on the attach file dialog box: * Note above software marked for Mac OS 9 may work in earlier versions of Mac OS.

MIT Hyperarchive search engine - An info-mac archive in hypertext with built-in search engine


My Internet connectivity for old Macs , OpenTransport , Mac OS X ,FreePPP , andOpenTransport modem/Mac OS X modem support list for use with OT/PPP and Remote Access under System 7.6 or later.

C!Net's Search Engine - A search engine of most of the Mac software available, both commercially and in public domain.
Spin down fix - a short Applescript that prevents nonboot hard drives from spinning down in Mac OS X 10.2.2.


* Note: entries below where no link is present are links where the website address was not able to be verified at last check, and may be removed at the next update. If you have an updated entry, please e-mail me at the address on my guestbook page.


8.309 About.com's Windows XP to Mac OS X switcher guide

8.310 Actual Technologies - software developer of an ODBC driver for Microsoft SQL server on Mac OS X supporting Excel, Filemaker, Access

8.311 Adaptec card support under Mac OS X

8.312-8.323Apple Computer related Mac OS X links
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8.324 Aquafiles - Let's you rank and add Mac OS X compatible software download, and inventorieseach file by category and reviews each program.

8.325 Aquafold - Relational crossplatform database software

8.326 Atomic Learning's Tutorials for Mac OS X 10.2. Most are still valid for 10.3, and a very good overview of how to navigate Apple's operating system.

8.327 MacAttorney Mac OS X solutions page

8.328 Audio Hijack - record Realmedia as MP3, and other live recording features with this audio utility.

8.329 AutoDesk's Mac compatible page

8.330 Barebones software, the maker of Super Get Info and BBEdit, and Textwrangler

8.331 Bias Inc - Pro Audio Commercial programs for Mac OS X, Peak VST, and Deck VST

8.332 Blitzmax - crossplatform game development software for Windows and Mac OS X

8.333 Bluetooth cell phone support article from Macdevcenter

8.334 Bootable CD creation in Mac OS X

8.335 Brother printer support in Mac OS X. For more printer support visit this page's unofficial Mac OS X compatible printer driver site listing


CADintosh and CE Soft's Quickkeys are now Mac OS X native
8.336 Canon's guide to their Mac OS X compatible hardware. For more printer support visit this page's unofficial Mac OS X compatible printer driver site listing

8.337 Captain FTP - shareware FTP client with sftp access

8.338 CD Restore - Commercial software by Subrosasoft to copy contents of a scratched CD to a new CD

8.339 Charismac's Discribe - a Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 native DVD and CD burning software

8.340 Charla - a Yahoo chat client for Mac OS X with support for buddy lists. Alternate clients include: Fire, Chitchat.

8.341 Chimoosoft - software developer of GPS Connect, a freeware to download GPS waypoint data from Garmin GPS units

Chitchat A Yahoo chat client with buddy lists and webcams is now available in Carbon (for Mac OS X native)
8.342 Chronos - Home of the first commercial personal organizer software for Mac OS X called Personal Organizer

8.343 Cinematics by Einstein's Legacy. A shareware playlist based Quicktime and other multimedia format player.

8.344 Cisco product literature and drivers for their Mac products supporting 802.11a and 802.11b.

8.345 C!Net's Mac download search

8.346 Codetech - publisher of Virtual Desktop a utility to extend the usable space of the Mac desktop in Mac OS X.

8.347 ClickBook Mac - print layouts not normally possible for greeting cards, small booklets, and other hard to find layouts.

8.348 Conceptdraw - Visio like crossplatform software available for drawing and diagraming flowcharts, 3-d graphs, and family trees.

8.349 Copycat from Subrosasoft - utility to make clone backups of hard drives.

8.350 Corel Painter for Mac and Windows

8.351 Darwine - an open source initiative to bring Windows to the Mac without emulation.

8.352 DCResource's listing of compatible digital cameras with Mac OS X.

8.353 Delicious Library - shareware to catolog all your books, video and audio purchases, scan with an iSight the barcodes, and manage your entire library of barcoded items on your Mac

8.354 Devon Technologies - software publisher of several unusual utilities using the Services menu of Mac OS X Cocoa applications


Deneba Canvas Now is available for Mac OS X with GIS and mapping features for Windows 2000, XP, and Mac OS X
8.355 MacDevcenter - Macintosh open software development guide and projects from O'Reilly publishing with forums.

8.356 Discreet Media Cleaner - now published by Autodesk. "The industry-standard tool for importing, authoring, encoding and delivering interactive streaming media using popular streaming formats, including RealVideo, QuickTime, Windows Media, as well as MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, Handheld devices video, and Video-CD" MPEG-2, Handheld devices video, and Video-CD"

8.357 Disc Blaze An optical disk reader/writer that supports some UDF formats not supported by Mac OS X 10.4.

8.358 Dive Into X's Panther report - A detailed overview of the changes in Mac OS X 10.3 and helpful guide to finding new things about it.

8.359 Dominion Software - developers of Working Papers, a software that "lets you scan in business documents and color photos using many of today's leading scanners. Search by content, filename, volume name, comments, or categories of your making. Organize your documents into collections and find files stored on floppies, CDs, cartridges, or Zip drives."

8.360 Dragon Burn - CD and DVD burning software

8.361 EasyWMA - Converts Windows Meda music files to MP3

8.362 Echupa - Makers of Guitar Shed - software toolkit for guitar enthusiasts

8.363 Entourage and Outlook Express Applescripts for converting addressbook and other data to Mac OS X native programs

8.364 Daz3d (formerly known as Eovia) - 3d software graphics software developer of Carrara Studio.

8.365, 8.366 Epson scanner and printer support page. For more printer support visit this page's unofficial Mac OS X compatible printer driver site listing

8.367 Farallon/Proxim website. Support now only available to registered users.

8.368 Fire - an instant messanging client for Mac OS X able to IM in the following protocols:AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, IRC, MSN and Jabber IM.

8.369 Macfixit from C!Net Troubleshooting board, and news on solving Mac problems

8.370 Flixton Software - developer of a front end software for viewing BBC radio and TV programs on Realplayer

8.371 Frontbase - Crossplatform relational database for FrontBase for Mac OS X, Solaris and RedHat

8.372 Fugu - freeware SFTP, SCP, SSH front end to Mac OS X

8.373 Gameranger - The Macintosh Multiplayer Gaming Service

8.374 GCC Printers. For more printer support visit this page's unofficial Mac OS X compatible printer driver site listing

8.375 Gigawiz - software developer of Aabel a charting and data analysis software for Mac OS X

8.376 MacGIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program, an open source projectto develop a Mac OS X image processing and editing program.

8.377 GPS NavX - GPS and mapping software for Mac OS X

8.378 MacGPS Pro - GPS software compatible Garmin and Magellan GPS units

8.379 GPSy - a GPS and GIS software for the Mac

8.380 Grass GIS for Mac OS X by Sourceforge

8.381 Grouplogic - software developer of crossplatform file server solutions

8.382 Hewlett Packard (HP) products driver download page

8.383 Hotmail plugin for Mac OS X Mail

8.384 Hyperjeff directory of Mac OS X applications

8.385 iCalshare - add calendars from your favorite events to Apple's iCal Calendar program

8.386-8.391Apple's iChat AV (video, voice, instant messanging using .Mac, AIM, and ICQ names) and places you can find other people to iChat with:

8.392 Macidol - compositions shared by users of Apple's Garageband software.

8.393 Ilene's Machines full listing of Apple Tech Info Library articles and other Mac OS X related links and news

8.394 Ilexsoft - the maker of HighDesign, CAD software for the Mac. Supports AutoCAD DXF.

8.395 Macilife - Mac tutorial book author Jim Heid's website on using Apple's suite of video, phone and audio editing software titles of iTunes, iMovie, iDVD, Garageband, and iPhoto

8.396 IllumineX - game software developer.

8.397 iMap - software to design your own maps for data visualization on Mac OS X

8.398 Insider Software - the developer of Font Agent font management software for Mac OS X

8.399 Interactual - software player of special DVD content for Mac OS X

8.400 Interrogator - software to give multi-sized icons and labels to Finder files

8.401 IOExpert's 802.11b (Airport) driver for Mac OS X

8.402 iPartition - Partition Mac OS X drives without reformatting.

8.403 iPod Express and other software links by Art Coughlin. iPod Express converts your Outlook Express Address book to vCards - the first step in getting them migrated to Mac OS X's address book

8.404 iProof Systems - developer of Epson Raster Image Processing (RIP) software for Mac OS X
Ircle IRC chat with Applescript scripting, DCC video and soundchat available for Mac OS X. ISPq is for videochatting with 4 cameras in separate locations using both Windows and Macs


8.405 Iris OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Software's ReadIris for Mac OS X. Convert scanned images of texts into text files. Mac OS 9 and Windows versions also exist. http://www.irislink.com/

8.406 iSwipe - software compatible with Web, FTP, Hotline, Napster, OpenNapster, Gnutella, and Carracho. It is able to search for downloadable files in each protocol.

8.407 iTele - Digital TV viewer for Mac OS X

8.408 Keyboard layouts for languages Apple did not include with Mac OS X

8.409 Launay Software - Software developer of Ebony and Ivory, a tool for musicians to see chords on barscales

8.410 Lightworks for Mac OS X - Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) rendering for the Mac

8.411 Lotus Notes for Mac


Macmame now supports Mac OS X
8.412 Man pages - the complete help guide to all of the command line functions in Mac OS X. Man is Unix shorthand for manual help page

8.413 Marine Aquarium - Crossplatform realistic desktop and screen saver of underwater aquarium for Mac OS 9, X, and MS Windows.

8.414 Mariner Software - makers of compatible Word and Excel alternative software Mariner Write and Mariner Calc

8.415-8.417 Mozilla (the crossplatform open source web browser that developed from Netscape), and a pinstripe theme for Mozilla

8.418 Menu Calendar Clock - Shareware to add a full fledged calendar to your menubar clock with iCal integration

8.419 Microsoft Windows Media - Now has been redirected to plugins for Flip4Mac. The old PowerPC versio is only available from third party

8.420 Midnight Mage - software developer of Roll Call Directory, an enhancement program for Apple's Addressbook that offers album style printouts of your contacts and other neat features.

8.421 "MMISoftware - makers of iCalMaker, Power on X and Web Photos for Mac OS X"

8.422 Nisus Writer Express - Unicode support, multiple undos, grep, perl, Microsoft Word compatible word processor

8.423 Ogg Vorbis music protocol support for iTunes and Quicktime in Mac OS X

8.424 Open Office - developed from the source of Sun Microsystems StarOffice, a competitor of Microsoft Office, this software is currently being tested for Mac OS X.

8.425 OPhoneX - MSN and Netmeeting compatible video conferencing for the Mac!

8.426 OSX Audio.com - Find all your Mac OS X audio resources here

8.427 OS X Guide - News, Forum, Macslash relevant articles, and a new link database.

8.428 MacOS X hints - A web based bulletin board of hints and tips using Apple's new operating system.

8.429 Mac OS X Labs - a website for making educational computer lab setups of Mac OS X easier.

8.430 Mac OS X printer support page.

8.431 Mac OS X speed FAQ - Find out how to install X for optimal performance. Last updated

8.432 OS X Zone - News and forums, as well as their Cube-Zone for news and forums on Apple's PowerMac G4 Cube.

8.433 PDF Plugin for Safari and Print Selection by Schubert-it

8.434 Phone Valet - "Announces who is calling before you take the call!...Locates the number in your phonebook then dials it for you!...Reports to you how much time you spent on the phone and with whom...Acts on your behalf when calls come in; selectively sends email or invokes scripts." http://www.parliant.com/


Macplay now has Mac OS X compatible version of Giants: Citizen Kabuto
8.435 Print Center repair - software solving issues with Mac OS X's Printing background application.

8.436 Print Magic for Mac OS X - printout enhancement tools

8.437 Quicksilver - file and application launcher with ability to launch libraries of iApps directly from Finder.

8.438 Microsoft Remote Desktop - access PCs from anywhere in the world using your Mac

8.439 RC Default App - A system pane to allow you to edit the default MIME types used for matching documents to Applications, eases the changing of the Open With preference in Mac OS X.

8.440 ResExcellence's Mac OS X tips page

8.441 Route66 for Mac OS 9.1 through X, and Windows - road map software with GPS support coverage in the U.S.and Europe.

8.442 Mac OS X Screen Savers

8.443 Security in Mac OS X - Apple's site geared towards understanding how to keep Mac OS X secure

8.444 SETI@Home Mac OS X download, and additional directions from Berkeley

8.445, 8.446Silverfast AI driver software for scanners on Mac OS X (listed at C!Net) and its homepage . Also see Vuescan for additional scanner support options.

8.447 Smile Software's Page Sender Fax software for Mac OS X

8.448 Softintegration - developer of crossplatform C++ graphics library called SIGL for 2d and 3d graph creation

8.449 Sonnet technologies - download page for upgrades to their processors for Mac OS X.

8.450-8.453 Sourceforge - home of open source downloads, discussions, and their full XFree86 download package for Mac OS, Aqua interface called Oroborosx for XFree86, and Currently ongoing Mac OS and Mac OS X open source projects, and GUI front end to software developed under fink called Finkcommander

8.454 SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) for Mac OS X

8.455 SQL Manager for Mac OS X from MacOS Guru. Supporting "Oracle 7, Oracle 8, Oracle 9i, MS SQL Server 7, MS SQL Server 2000, PostgreSQL, OpenBase, Sybase ASE 12.x and MySQL"

8.456 Steelray Project Viewer - view Microsoft Project files on your Mac without using Microsoft Project!

8.457 Stepwise - a programmer's guide to Mac OS X

8.458 Supercard - application builder for multimedia similar to Hypercard, and able to import many Hypercard programs.

8.459 Tackyshirt.com - developer of a Mac OS X training DVD.

8.460 Digidesign now sells TC Tools. Used to be part of TC Electronic. Crossplatform audio editing software.

8.461 Think Free Office for Mac OS X. A multiplatform inexpensive Microsoft Office alternative

8.462 Timepalette - desktop animated maps of the world showing time of day for Mac OS8.6 through X

8.463 TNT Geospatial Analysis for Mac OS X, supports ESRI vector and raster formats!

8.464, 8.465 MacTeX - Typesetting computer programming language, now compatible with Mac OS 8, 9, and X. Visit the guide to TeX

8.466 Printfab (formerly Turboprint) alternative Brother, Canon, Epson, and HP drivers for Mac OS X

8.467 Macupdate's Mac OS X compatible software listing of numerous third party vendors. NOTE: IGNORE THE MACKEEPER ADVERTISEMENTS. THIS SOFTWARE CAN NOT BE REMOVED WITH AUTHOR'S OWN INSTRUCTIONS. Apple Support Communities has numerous instances where this software has caused more problems than it solved.

8.468 Verizon Broadband Support - software for the Express Network PC Card, PC 5220

8.469 Versiontracker's is no more. It has been taken over by C!Net downloads

8.470 Voice Commander - a Mac OS X voice based launcher and keyboard control program.

8.471 Vuescan - shareware by Hamrick, supports these scanners under Mac OS 9, X, and Windows also see Silverfast

8.472 Website Illumnator - Java software to verify links on websites

8.473Wireless support for third party wireless cards on Mac OS X can be found from: Sourceforge.

8.474 Wolfram Research - Makers of Mathematica, a statistical and mathematical computation analysis package used by many different educators. Now available for Mac OS X

8.475 X Appeal - News about Apple's Mac OS X

8.476 Xenotype Unicode language kits for Mac OS X - language kits for language type not included with Mac OS X

8.477 XFree86 - an XWindows port for Mac OS X, BSD and Linux systems.

8.478 MacXM - XM Radio control for the Mac

8.479 X vs. XP - a website comparing the two major consumer operating systems

8.480 ZD.net's multiplatform free and trailware software search page

8.481 Zork. The old command-line adventure game gets reborn in Mac OS X! Instructions for setting up Zork on Mac OS X!
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