With the official end of the Mac Classic operating systems, the authors of these formerly commercial and shareware products have re-released their products as FREEWARE.
Many work in Mac Classic under OS X, and can help you get work done or help your classic Mac OS installation perform better. Download links and software information in clickable links. Corel Wordperfect 3.5e
- the best word processor ever is free for Mac Classic.
Panic Software's Audion
- Before iTunes there was Audion. After iTunes, there was still Audion! The best MP3 player and encoder for the Mac. Now freeware for Mac Classic and Mac OS X.
Mac Caller ID
Hi! I'm a single app that bravely handles all your audio needs - I'm easy to use, but with gobs of advanced features ready to be discovered! I can play your Audio CDs, your MP3s, and your streaming network audio, I can encode, edit, mix, sort and manage, visualize and hypnotize. And now that I'm 3, I can broadcast, record, crossfade, and even hang with your iPod. Best of all, I've got that Panic design - light, simple, and powerful. It's sure nice to meet you!
. Mac CallerID© is a now a FREEWARE application that will display and store specific information provided by your local telephone company. You must subscribe to your local telephone company's caller information and identification service, commonly known as Caller ID. This application is similar to the Caller ID boxes available in many stores, but adds several additional features not available with stand alone caller id boxes. Jerry Kindall's
Finder Patches speed up Mac Classic Finder operations and add useful features including a Quit Finder command:
Jerry's Finder Patch is for U.S. versions of Mac OS only. However, the included instructions for making your own patch are applicable to any international Mac OS release. Jerry's Finder 9 Patch 1.4
- Latest release works with Mac OS 9.1 (with or without Disc Burner), Mac OS 9.2, 9.2.1, and 9.2.2. The keyboard shortcuts you can't live without, plus many other useful patches. Get it while it's hot! Jerry's Finder 9 Patch 1.2
- This is the older version of the popular patch for Mac OS 9.0 and 9.0.4. Jerry's Finder 8 Patch 1.3
- This version is for Mac OS 8.x. Unsupported; please do not distribute this archive further since it does not contain accurate contact information for me. Jerry's Download page
here. He also has Applescripts for iTunes in Mac OS X. Check out his music
made with a Macintosh SE/30
(c.1989 Mac). Marc Moini
, the legendary Mac Shareware developer has re-released his award winning Mac Classic utilties, including StartUp Doubler. He now writes useful utilities for Mac OS X.
Smart Scroll (classic) improves scroll bars. More info
v3.7.3 (84 KB).
Startup Doubler for faster startups. More info
v2.7.3 (51 KB).
Clean-Install Assistant eases Mac OS updates. More info
v1.5.3 (242 KB).
Custom Menus lets you rearrange and tear-off menus. More info
v1.1 (123 KB).
Dejal Systems Mac OS 9 (and earlier) products
. Now Freeware. Registration codes are posted on their website with the download links.
QuickEncrypt Keep your data private!
A flexible utility to securely encrypt and decrypt files and folders, with many options including self-decrypting archives, multiple worksets, automatic operation, etc.
Note: A native Mac OS X version of QuickEncrypt is also available.
SndConverter Pro Convert, downsample, etc.
A utility to convert batches of sounds between popular Mac formats, including some sound manipulation.
SndPlayer Listen to lots of sounds easily
A utility to play batches of sounds in several popular Mac formats.
SndCataloguer Find out where those sounds are!
A utility to create a text catalog of your sound collection.
Dejal Text Utilities Easily manipulate batches of text files
A collection of three text utilities: TextMerge to merge text files together, TextSplitter to split them apart (e.g. to expand Eudora mailboxes to individual message files), and TextConverter to convert characters.
Dejal File Utilities Delete invisible files, and other useful tools
Download Now A collection of four file-manipulation utilities: Deleter to delete any file (including invisible ones), Create Suitcase and New Suitcase to create Mac OS suitcase files, and Resource Leech to extract resources into the data fork of separate files.
No registration code needed.
Dejal Desktop Utilities Several useful utilities
Now A collection of eight control panels, extensions, and FKEYs.
Ancient toys and gadgets
More Information An assortment of older utilities; some may only work with older system versions (e.g. Mac OS 6.0.x).
Dejal Pascal Source Code Sample code for Pascal programmers
More Information Of interest to Mac-based Pascal programmers, this is a collection of generic routines collected into several units, that are used by almost all classic Dejal products to handle dialogs, strings, memory, and other operations. Vremya
is a configurable Network Time Protocol Client that synchronizes your Mac's clock with an Internet Time Server. Useful for Mac OS 8.1 and earlier versions (including System 6). Not needed for 8.6 and later as this functionality is built into the OS. Now freeware. CoolViews
configures the windows in Mac OS 8/8.1. For 8.1 only, as many of its functions are built into 8.6 and 9.x Finder Preferences. Now freeware.
Software that has been made Freeware by publication in a promotional or magazine CD, but doesn't have any download sources.
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: RealProducer G2
is a free program from RealNetworks
that will process QuickTime video into RealVideo. It has very nice features for automatmcally creating and publishing web pages with the clips you process. I always use it for pre-created video - whenever I try to use the "Live Capture" feature it crashes.
The full version of VideoShop 3 from Strata
does video capture and editing. It is available on the November 1999 MacAddict CD (#39)
The full version of Strata MediaPaint 1.1.2 is on the same MacAddict November 1999 CD as VideoShop 3 mentioned above. It is for putting special effects on video.
iREZ ReelEyes LE is a a free video capture application that is easy to use and is very well documented. I'm not sure if it is available anymore. You can check the iREZ download page
, and maybe try just the basic version of ReelEyes, which is free.
The full version of Strata
Vision 3D OEM (4.0) is available on the MacWorld August CD
. I had to email them to get a serial number. It enables you to create and render 3D models.
More to come!