Last versions of applications for Mac OS 9 and older

This page lists where to get the last versions of certain software for Mac OS 9.2.2 (though some software may also run on older Mac OS versions).

Some of these applications also run on Mac OS X; for more, see my Last versions of applications for Mac OS X on PowerPC page.

Some are also still maintained and sold for modern macOS versions.

Name Last version Notes
Audion 3.0.2
BBEdit Lite 6.1.2
CarbonLib 1.6
FileBuddy 7.6.3
Free Pascal 2.0.4 See my MPW page.
GraphicConverter 5.9.5 Version 6.5 was supposedly also made free but I can't find it.
MacPython 2.3.3
MacZip 1.06 A port of Info-Zip to Mac OS.
Microsoft PowerPoint 98 Viewer Viewer for PowerPoint 97-2003 presentations. (There is apparently no Word or Excel equivalent.) Likes to crash if not given enough memory.
Microsoft Word 97-98-2000 Converter Lets Word 5.1 and 6.x import documents in the Word 97-2003 format. Also installs importers for JPEG and PNG graphics. Crashes on some documents.
QuickTime 6.0.3 To convert videos for it with FFmpeg (example):
ffmpeg -i input -vf scale='min(640\,iw):h=-1' -qscale 0 -c:a copy -c:v mpeg4
SoundApp 2.7.3 Get the 680x0 version here. For MP3 playback on 680x0, see MpegDec below.
Tex-Edit 4.1.3
Transmit 1.7 The Synchronize feature has a bug which prevents it from working properly (it does not always change the directory on the server correctly). Version 1.5 does not have that bug. The same serial number can be used for both versions.
Windows Media Player 7.1 It seems to be more stable than QuickTime Player (especially on long videos) but playback is not as smooth. To convert videos for it with FFmpeg (example):
ffmpeg -i input -af pan=stereo\|c0=c0\|c1=c1 -vf scale='min(640\,iw):h=-1' -qscale 0 -c:a wmav2 -c:v wmv1 output.wmv

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