Wondering if the programs profiled in our “Software Jackpot” feature will run natively on your Intel-based Mac? Check out the table below for a quick rundown of their status.
The Universal status and version numbers of the programs listed below were current as our August 2006 issue went to press; it’s possible—indeed, very likely, given the nature of software development—that the programs have been updated since our feature article was published. We encourage you to check out the developers’ Web sites for the latest data on all these applications; just click on the links in the chart below.
One final note about Universal compatibility: Just because a program is not Universal doesn’t mean it won’t run on an Intel-based Mac. Non-Universal binaries should run under Apple’s Rosetta emulation technology.
(To check the Universal status of most Mac programs, including many of the Gems listed below, visit Apple’s
complete list of Universal apps. Macworld also has information about updated programs at our
Universal software page.)