PowerPC™ Software Archive

We have made our best attempt to deliver the last PowerPC versions of various Macintosh software so that you may continue to extend the life of your computers. No copyright infringement is intended or implied.

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Unless specified otherwise, software should run on all G3, G4, and G5 PowerPC processors.

Please also note that we are dedicated to hosting the last official releases of software by their manufacturer. We do not link to unofficial builds, or software that still supports PPC actively.

Internet Clients & Plugins

ayer 10.1 r102Flash Player 10.1 r102 (Adobe Systems Inc.)
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File Size: 7.6 MB
The Adobe Flash Player is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser or on supported mobile devices.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or later (?)

3.6.28Firefox 3.6.28 (Mozilla Foundation)
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File Size: 18.8 MB
Firefox empowers you to accomplish your online activities faster, more safely and efficiently than any other browser, period. Built with Tab browsing, popup blocking and a number of other seamless innovations, Firefox stands out ahead. (links are for English US distribution)

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or later

ird 3.1.20Thunderbird 3.1.20 (Mozilla Foundation)
Download Links

Local Mirror (en-US)

File Size: 20.7 MB
Software made to make email easier. Thunderbird is a free email application that's easy to set up and customize - and it's loaded with great features!

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or later

6Fetch 5.6 (Fetch Softworks)
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File Size: 17.4 MB
Fetch is a reliable, full-featured file transfer client for the Apple Macintosh whose user interface emphasizes simplicity and ease of use. Fetch supports FTP and SFTP, the most popular file transfer protocols on the Internet.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or later

sion 2.22 — 1.54 — 0.6.1Transmission 2.22 — 1.54 — 0.6.1 (Transmission Project)
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Official (Leopard 2.22)
Official (Tiger 1.54)
Official (Panther 0.6.1)
Mirror (Leopard 2.22)
Mirror (Tiger 1.54)
Mirror (Panther 0.6.1)

File Size: Various
Transmission is an open source, volunteer-based project. Unlike some BitTorrent clients, Transmission doesn't play games with its users to make money:

  • Transmission doesn't bundle toolbars, pop-up ads, flash ads, twitter tools, or anything else.
  • It doesn't hold some feaures back for a payware version.
  • Its source code is available for anyone to review.
  • We don't track our users, and our website and forums have no third-party ads or analytics.


System Requirements: 2.22: Mac OS X 10.5 — 1.54: Mac OS X 10.4.11 — 0.6.1: Mac OS X 10.3

8.0.866Skype 2.8.0.866 (Skype)
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File Size: 43.5 MB
Skype is software that enables the world's conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other people.

UPDATE 7/27/2015: Official link is dead and has been removed. Mirror link works, but client may need to be modified before it will connect to the Skype servers.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or later, PowerPC G4 or G5


 1.7.8Forklift 1.7.8 (BinaryNights)
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File Size: 4.9 MB
ForkLift is designed to be the fastest, most powerful file manager for the Mac. Connect to FTP or SFTP servers, manage your Amazon S3 account or your mobile devices over Bluetooth. All these features are beautifully integrated into a sophisticated, yet easy to use Cocoa based interface.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or later, PowerPC G4 or G5

0.6.6.10Spotify 0.6.6.10 (Spotify Ltd)
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File Size: 10 MB
Spotify is a new way to listen to music. Millions of tracks, any time you like. Just search for it in Spotify, then play it. Just help yourself to whatever you want, whenever you want it.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or later, PowerPC G4 or G5

4.5 — 1.3.10Adium 1.4.5 — 1.3.10 (Adium Team)
Download Links

Official (Leopard 1.4.5)
Official (Tiger 1.3.10)
Mirror (Leopard 1.4.5)
Mirror (Tiger 1.3.10)

File Size: Various
Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS X's Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team.

System Requirements: 1.4.5: Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard — 1.3.10: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

t DNAS 1.9.8SHOUTcast DNAS 1.9.8 (Nullsoft, Inc.)
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File Size: 62 KB
With the FREE SHOUTcast broadcasting tools you too can start your own SHOUTcast Radio station and become part of one of the largest directory of radio stations on the web.

UPDATE 7/27/2015: Official link is dead and has been removed.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3(?) or later


1.2.8Tweetie 1.2.8 (Twitter)
Download Links

Local Mirror (1.7 MB)

File Size: Above
This is the last Universal version of a Twitter client that was later purchased by the company and promptly made Intel only.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

t Messenger for Mac 7.0.3Microsoft Messenger for Mac 7.0.3 (Microsoft, Inc.)
Download Links

Local Mirror (17.7 MB)

File Size: Above
Messenger for Mac 7.0.3 is an integrated communications client that enables you to communicate with contacts within and outside your organization. Messenger for Mac 7.0.3 makes it easy to take advantage of the full power of real-time communications.

Messenger service has been shut down by Microsoft, with users being directed to change to the Skype network. Mirror download will remain for completeness.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later

Video, Audio & Graphics

im 1.2.5ImageOptim 1.2.5 (Kornel Lesiński)
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File Size: 1.8 MB
ImageOptim optimizes images - so they take up less disk space and load faster - by finding best compression parameters and by removing unnecessary comments and color profiles. It handles PNG, JPEG and GIF animations.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5, PowerPC G4 or G5

4.3 — 3.3.3EyeTV 3.4.3 — 3.3.3 (Elgato Systems, LLC)
Download Links

Official (Leopard 3.4.3)
Official (Tiger 3.3.3)
Mirror (Leopard 3.4.3)
Mirror (Tiger 3.3.3)

File Size: 112.8 MB
Turn your Mac into the coolest television in the house. Pause the TV show while you get a snack. Rewind and watch that great play again. Fast forward past the advertisements. Float the EyeTV window on top of other applications to keep an eye on your show while you work or surf the Web, and watch two TV windows Picture-in-Picture.

System Requirements: 3.4.3: Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard — 3.3.3: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger — All require minimum 500 MHz G4 or G5.

tz 1.8.4 — 1.7.3LiveQuartz 1.8.4 — 1.7.3 (RhapSoft)
Download Links

Official (Leopard 1.8.4)
Official (Tiger 1.7.3)
Mirror (Leopard 1.8.4)
Mirror (Tiger 1.7.3)

File Size: Various
LiveQuartz is a simple image editor. It is based on layers and CoreImage filters. You have the layers at the left and the filters at the right of the window. To edit an image, just drag it into the window (or layers' list) and it will be added as a new layer.

System Requirements: 1.8.4: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard — 1.7.3: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger — All require PowerPC G4 or G5

ow 2.1.11 — 1.5.4ScreenFlow 2.1.11 — 1.5.4 (Telestream Inc.)
Download Links

Official (PPC G5 2.1.11)
Official (PPC G4 1.5.4)
Mirror (PPC G5 2.1.11)
Mirror (PPC G4 1.5.4)

File Size: Various
With ScreenFlow you can record the contents of your entire monitor while also capturing your video camera, microphone and your computer audio. The finished result is a QuickTime or Windows Media movie, ready for publishing to your Web site or blog or directly to YouTube or Vimeo.

System Requirements: 2.1.11: PowerPC G5 — 1.5.4: PowerPC G4 — All require Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Quartz Extreme

e 0.9.4HandBrake 0.9.4 (HandBrake Project)
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File Size: 5 MB
HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.

UPDATE 7/27/2015: Official download link has been fixed.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or later, PowerPC G4 or G5


onverter 7.6.2 — 6.7.9GraphicConverter 7.6.2 — 6.7.9 (Lemkesoft GmbH)
Download Links

Official (Cocoa 7.6.2)
Official (Carbon 6.7.9)
Mirror (Cocoa 7.6.2)
Mirror (Carbon 6.7.9)

File Size: Various
GraphicConverter offers everything you would need and expect from an all-round image editing program on your Mac with ease of use, an excellent range of features, stability and reliability.

UPDATE 7/27/2015: Carbon v6.7.9 was released a few years ago; we have updated the official and mirror links accordingly.

System Requirements: 7.6.2 (Cocoa): Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard — 6.7.9 (Carbon): Mac OS X 10.4.4 or higher


3xACT 1.73 (Scott Brown)
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File Size: 4.3 MB
xACT stands for X Audio Compression Toolkit. It is a GUI based front end to assist in the use of various UNIX based tools for audio compression. It does the basic commands of these applications and adds a few features to speed up productivity in creation of etree.org standard filesets.

UPDATE 7/27/2015: Official download link has been fixed.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or later, PowerPC G4 or G5

Text & Documents

robat Reader 9.4Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.4 (Adobe Systems Inc.)
Download Links

Local Mirror (en-US)

File Size: 49.5 MB
Adobe® Reader® software is the free global standard for reliably viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents. It's the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all types of PDF content, including forms and multimedia.

UPDATE 7/27/2015: Official link is dead and has been removed. Only en-US is available on the mirror.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later


gler 3.5.3 — 3.1TextWrangler 3.5.3 — 3.1 (Bare Bones Software, Inc.)
Download Links

Official (Leopard 3.5.3)
Official (Tiger 3.1)
Mirror (Leopard 3.5.3)
Mirror (Tiger 3.1)

File Size: Various
TextWrangler is the "little brother" to BBEdit, Bare Bones Software's leading professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh.

System Requirements: 3.5.3: Mac OS X 10.5 — 3.1: Mac OS X 10.4.

 2.2.3NEW! Evernote 2.2.3 (Evernote Corporation)
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File Size: 16 MB
From short lists to lengthy research, no matter what form your writing takes, Evernote keeps you focused on moving those ideas from inspiration to completion.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.8

Utilities

cer 4.25File Juicer 4.25 (Echo One)
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File Size: 2.4 MB
File Juicer allows you to extract files from other files. File Juicer doesn't care what type file you drop onto it, it searches the entire file. If it finds a JPEG, JP2, PNG, GIF, PDF, BMP, WMF, EMF, PICT, TIFF, Flash, Zip, HTML, WAV, AVI, MPG, MOV, WMV, MP3, AIFF, AU, MP4 or text file inside, it can save it to your desktop or to another folder you choose.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or later, PowerPC G4 or G5

chiver 3.2The Unarchiver 3.2 (Dag Ågren)
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File Size: 8.1 MB
The Unarchiver is a much more capable replacement for "Archive Utility.app", the built-in archive unpacker program on Mac OS X. The Unarchiver is designed to handle many more formats than Archive Utility, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, PowerPC G4 or G5

er 5.3MacTracker 5.3 (Ian Page)
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File Size: 26.2 MB
MacTracker provides detailed information on every Apple Macintosh computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported Mac OS versions, and expansion options.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.4 or later, PowerPC G4 or G5

 1.0.1Teleport 1.0.1 (AbysSoft)
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File Size: 700 KB
Teleport lets you use a single mouse and keyboard to control several Macs. Simply reach an edge of your screen, and your mouse teleports to your nearby Mac, which also becomes controlled by your keyboard. The pasteboard can be synchronized, and you can even drag & drop files between your Macs.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or later

2.2Growl 1.2.2 (Growl Team)
Download Links

Official Link (6.9 MB)
Local Mirror (6.8 MB)

File Size: Above
When you start up a Growl-enabled application, it will just work. There's no complicated setup; just install Growl once and your apps can start displaying notifications right away.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or later, PowerPC G4 or G5

Recommended Links

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