Apparently the old MAC page had instructions and hints that (since I did them in 2003) were 'WAY outta date!
User Mike Elam has sent the following to replace all that drivel. THANK you, Michael!
I suspect it has been awhile since the advice to Mac users page has been updated (2004?), so:
Files with the extensions .mid, .gif and .txt open natively on a Mac, i.e, no need to download anything.
For all other file formats except .nwc, there are programs available for Mac which will open
them: Barfly for .abc files, iWork for .xls and .doc.
I do not recommend a Windows simulator, even if there is one for the current Mac operating system. The only reason for a simulator would be that you had already purchased a great deal of Windows software for your PC but now you have a Mac. But guess what! If you bought a Mac with an Intel chip you can buy the Windows OS of your choice and run all that Windows software on your Mac until you can afford the Mac OS versions. (This will also allow you to run the Noteworthy Composer files! ed. )
Sincerely thanks for putting all this music on-line.
Highly recommended by several MAC users is BARFLY.
Mr. Phil Taylor of Scotland maintains several pages which contain various downloadable iterations of BARFLY, a share-ware program which will operate the ABC files on just about any MAC made since 1995 (I could be wrong on the date!) There are versions available for any MAC running any OS from 7.0 on up to 10. Also, his pages have a downloadable MAC soundfile for Concertina which, when installed and selected, will give your playback of the ABC files a Concertina sound
His page is http://www.barfly.dial.pipex.com/ and he also has links listed for other pages with MAC programs you may find useful.
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