RosettaTest
RosettaTest
0.89a

4.8

RosettaTest free download for Mac

RosettaTest

0.89a
11 March 2007

Determine whether or not your apps are dynamically translated by Rosetta.

Overview

RosettaTest is a program to indicate whether an application in Mac OS X is running natively on a Mac powered by processors from Intel or is dynamically translated by Rosetta. If the program is translated, a small red indicator labelled 'R' is shown inside the application's icon.

What's new in RosettaTest

Version 0.89a: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

3 RosettaTest Reviews

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Smpdigital
26 February 2006

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Does what it says, however it would be nice if it showed the apps running in the background
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Version 0.79
Robackja
11 March 2007
How is this any different from using Activity Monitor and enabling the column "Kind" which indicates Intel or PowerPC?
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Version 0.89
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Wlogon
Wlogon
11 March 2007
The System-Profiler only shows, whether an application can be launched natively or as interpreted via Rosetta. On Intel machines running OSX you can choose, if you want to start an application natively or in "Rosetta-mode". This works for applications, whether they are running or not, if they are "Universal binaries". Not all are. If an application is running, 'Activity Monitor' can look into the running application, and really "sees" the mode, as does RosettaTest. The only significant difference is that the icon just pops into your eye, especially if your panel is floating, and you may avoid the overhead of 'Activity Monitor', watching disk usage, networking etc. I used some applications with plugins and drivers. They were doing just fine, except the plugins. Sometimes even 'Safari" needed 'Rosetta-mode' in order to use additional functionality.
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Version 0.89
Bedouin
11 March 2007
Or alternatively, just open system profiler and "click applications." Sort by 'kind' if you wish.
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Version 0.89
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Wlogon
Wlogon
11 March 2007
... if you want that information only once. If you are tinkering and tweaking around, switch on and off the switch "Open using Rosetta" in the "Get Info"-panel, then RosettaTest might come in handy.
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Version 0.89
Smpdigital
26 February 2006
Does what it says, however it would be nice if it showed the apps running in the background
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Version 0.79
1 answer(s)
Wlogon
Wlogon
11 March 2007
If you need the information only once, then this advice is correct. If you want to check more often, while "Activity Monitor" just sits in the back, you have to grab the window and look for the correct line in order to get that information, besides the overload of informations, which comes not for free. I love "Activity Monitor", but I am not running it all day long.
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Version 0.89
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4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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