Software for Vintage and Obsolete Computers

If you are using an old operating system or computer which is no longer supported by Apple, you might still find software products for your Mac here. In some cases, we even develop new or updated software products targeted to old systems.

Please use the following, alphabetically sorted list of applications to find the software product you may be looking for.

Note that these applications must not be used on up-to-date versions of macOS. Those operating systems were unknown at the time the software was developed, so technical conflicts could arise that might result in data loss. Most programs have an internal safety feature which prevents you from using them with incompatible operating systems.

Application Version Release Date For the Operating Systems Download
Hardware Monitor 5.6 June 17, 2019
OS X 10.10 Yosemite and later
↓10.5 MB
Hardware Monitor (Community Edition)
5.6
July 19, 2021
OS X 10.10 Yosemite
OS X 10.11 El Capitan
macOS 10.12 Sierra,
only on supported Macs
↓7.4 MB
Hardware Monitor Remote
5.6
June 17, 2019
OS X 10.10 Yosemite and later
↓4.9 MB
Hardware Monitor Remote (Community Edition)
5.6
July 19, 2021
OS X 10.10 Yosemite
OS X 10.11 El Capitan
macOS 10.12 Sierra,
only on supported Macs
↓2.1 MB
NFS Manager 3.92 June 1, 2016 Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
OS X 10.9 Mavericks (not recommended)
OS X 10.10 Yosemite (not recommended)
↓8.4 MB
NFS Manager 4.41 August 7, 2018 OS X 10.11 El Capitan ↓5.9 MB
NFS Manager 4.92 November 5, 2020 macOS 10.12 Sierra
macOS 10.13 High Sierra
macOS 10.14 Mojave
macOS 10.15 Catalina
↓10.4 MB
PrefEdit 1.2 February 27, 2006 Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
↓296 KB
PrefEdit 2.4 June 1, 2016 Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard ↓1.6 MB
PrefEdit 3.6 June 1, 2016 Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
↓8.1 MB
PrefEdit 3.93 September 24, 2018 OS X 10.9 Mavericks ↓6.2 MB
PrefEdit 4.2 June 26, 2019 OS X 10.10 Yosemite
OS X 10.11 El Capitan
↓7.4 MB
Sync Checker 1.4 June 1, 2016 Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
OS X 10.9 Mavericks
↓5.5 MB
Sync Checker 2.52 April 9, 2018 OS X 10.10 Yosemite
OS X 10.11 El Capitan
↓5.5 MB
SystemLoad 1.3 March 25, 2009 Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
↓326 KB
SystemLoad 2.1 August 7, 2013 Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
OS X 10.9 Mavericks
OS X 10.10 Yosemite
↓2.8 MB
SystemLoad 4.1 November 5, 2020 OS X 10.11 El Capitan
macOS 10.12 Sierra
macOS 10.13 High Sierra
macOS 10.14 Mojave
macOS 10.15 Catalina
↓1.4 MB
TinkerTool (Historic Edition) 1.1.2 June 17, 2020 Mac OS X Public Beta ↓64 KB
TinkerTool (Historic Edition) 1.5.2 June 17, 2020 Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah ↓130 KB
TinkerTool Classic 3.95 August 28, 2009 Mac OS X 10.1 Puma
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
↓690 KB
TinkerTool Classic Generation 2 4.5 March 17, 2011 Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
↓1.2 MB
TinkerTool System Release 2 3.7 June 26, 2018 Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (64 bit)
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
OS X 10.9 Mavericks
see
product page

† The ”Historic Editions“ of TinkerTool are made available for fans who like to use the utility with the very first versions of Mac OS X. They are digital reconstructions, rebuilt from the original sources. The software is provided “as is”, without any support or documentation.

Expired products, for existing license holders only

The following products are no longer in distribution, so you can no longer purchase new licenses for them, and there is no longer any technical support for these particular application versions. The downloads are only provided for current customers who had purchased a license in the past, but lost their copies of the software.

Application Version Release Date For the Operating Systems Download
Hardware Monitor 4.99 June 1, 2016 Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
↓4.2 MB
Hardware Monitor 4.99 December 5, 2016 Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
OS X 10.9 Mavericks
↓6.1 MB
Hardware Monitor Remote 4.95 September 8, 2011 Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
↓881 KB
Hardware Monitor Remote 4.98 June 1, 2016 Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
↓4.5 MB
Hardware Monitor Remote 4.99 April 9, 2018 OS X 10.9 Mavericks ↓4.7 MB
NFS Manager 2.94a May 26, 2007

Mac OS X 10.2.5 Jaguar
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

↓805 KB
NFS Manager 3.5 June 1, 2016 Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard ↓2.4 MB
PrefEdit 2.2 June 1, 2016 Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard ↓1.8 MB
Sync Checker 1.0 June 1, 2016 Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard ↓2.1 MB
TinkerTool System (1) 1.94 July 20, 2011

Mac OS X 10.3.8 Panther
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

↓2.5 MB
TinkerTool System Release 2 2.7 June 1, 2016 Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard ↓5.2 MB
TinkerTool System Release 2 3.32 June 1, 2016 Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
on 32 Bit CPU
↓19.4 MB