In the fall of 2019, I came to a decision: it was time to leave modern macOS behind.
A decade prior, switching to OS X had been a revelatory experience, as though the software was working in perfect sync with my mind. That feeling had long since disappeared.
I surveyed the computing landscape. Windows was still fine, and Linux was still Linux. A normal person would have just picked one, but I was apparently not a normal person. I cared far too much about having the perfect computer, and I couldn't get that wonderful memory out of my head...
Apple's weather widget broke in 2019, when the APIs it used went offline. This version has been modified to use the HERE API instead.
Users are highly encouraged to add a personal API key to ensure continued functionality. Please see the included Readme for details.
Apple's unit converter widget stopped recieving exchange rate updates in 2020, when Yahoo Finance was shut down. This version has been modified to use the Exchangerate.host API instead.
Weather, Unit Converter, and Translation widgets are the property of Apple. Modified versions are redistributed in good faith to help Apple customers.
Easily update the Chromium web browser on old OS X.
Relies on the Chromium Legacy project maintained by Bluebox.
Mavericks ships with QuickTime Player 10.3, which is incompatible with third-party codecs. Replace it with this modified vesion of QuickTime 10.2 from Mountain Lion.
QuickTime Player is the property of Apple. This modified version is redistributed in good faith to help Apple customers.
A component for QuickTime 10.2 and below which adds compatibilty with a variety of non-Apple video codecs including HEVC and VP9. Requires a powerful CPU!
Based on RJVB's version of FFusion, which was based on the Perian Project's version of FFusion, which was based on the original by Jérôme Cornen. Also incorporates code by MaddTheSane.
A tiny app to open video containers that QuickTime X can't open by itself, including MKV and WebM.
App icon by Princess Cake.
A tiny app to open images that Preview can't open by itself, including HEIC, WebP, and BPG.
Includes and relies on QuickLook generators by maxpozdeev, dethi, and emin.
An Automator Service for downloading videos from Youtube and other video streaming sites. Just open a web page with a video in Chromium Legacy, and activate the Service by selecting Chromium → Services → Download Video in the menu bar, or assign the Service to a keyboard shortcut in System Preferences.
Your favorite podcast episodes and Youtube videos, automatically delivered to your Mac's Music and Movies folders. No app required, just add feeds and channels in System Preferences.
Downloaded videos will be playable in Quicktime 10.2 with FFusion 2021 installed.
A Mac-native emulator for NES, SNES, Genesis, NDS, and all flavors of Gameboy games. Based on OpenEmu, but with a stripped-down interface and no library functionality, so you can open a game in Finder and start playing right away.
A custom build of the Dolphin Wii and Gamecube emulator.
Based on Dolphin v5.18628
from February 12, 2023
A Mavericks-compatible version of SIMBL, a plugin system for Mac apps. A few of my favorite plugins are included.
Replace Mavericks's small "traffic light" window buttons with the larger ones from Snow Leopard.
SyncThing keeps files in sync across multiple computers, like DropBox but without any size limits. This copy has been tweaked to play nicely with Finder's dot files, and has been bundled into an application with an integrated, simplified UI.
Based on SyncThing 1.3.1
Most downloads include source code. Where code was omitted for practical or aesthetic reasons, it is available upon request.