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== CPUWatcher ==
CPUWatcher measures CPU, memory and network usage on AmigaOS.
[ CPUWatcher webpage]
== Directory Opus ==
== Directory Opus ==

Revision as of 16:23, 8 June 2019

AmigaOS offers a wide range of productivity and utilitiy applications to help maximize user experience as well as the ability to highly customize the operating system. The following list highlights just a few of the applications available to assist users in getting the most out of their system.


The following list of applications are neither endorsed by nor supported by Hyperion Entertainment. This list is strictly informational only.


AbiWord is a professional word processor and part of the Gnome Office Suite. It supports a wide range of file formats such as Word, Open Office and Word Perfect, automatic spell checking, tables, headers, footnotes and more.

Abiword requires the installation of AmiCygnix and can be downloaded from the AmiCygnix webpage.

AmiCygnix webpage


AmiCygnix is a fully featured release of the X Windows Environment.

The X Window System is the base for the all graphical user interfaces on Unix or Linux systems. No matter which GUI-toolkit is used, on the lowest level works X11. The system is split into a server and in a client part, which is typical for Unix like systems. The server is responsible for processing the graphics and handles the user events like mouse-moves or key-events. The client finally is an application (e.g. a paint-program or a text-editor), which is using this system for displaying his windows.

What is the advantage to have this on an AmigaOS system? It makes it easier to port open source software to AmigaOS, because the sources for the GUI part can be compiled without any (or at least very few) changes.

With AmiCygnix you can use applications, such as AbiWord, Gnumeric, Gimp and Pidgin. Many more applications are also available which run under the AmiCygnix.

AmiCygnix webpage


AmiSystemRestore aims to give AmigaOS4 a similar ability to Window's very useful System Restore. What it does is create Restore Points, which act as snapshots of your SYS: partition (where the OS is stored). If anything changes on your SYS: partition, then you can roll it back to the time of the snapshot.

Why would you want to undo changes to your SYS: partition? Well, if you install a new program (or update an existing one), you have no idea if any new libraries (or other changes) will have problems that may break existing programs. A badly written installer might even replace libraries (etc) with older versions! AmiSystemRestore allows you to undo ALL recent changes (whether or not they were done by the installer), and return SYS: to an earlier point in time. Knowledgeable users can be more selective about which changes are undone, with the warning that they need to know what they are doing!

If you are installing something using AmiUpdate or the official Installer system, then AmiSystemRestore will automatically create Restore Points for you (and Ringhio messages should notify you of this).

AmiSystemRestore OS4Depot webpage

AmiSystemRestore Documentation

Cinnamon Writer

Cinnamon Writer is a compact and efficient word processor developed especially with AmigaOS in mind. Cinnamon Writer has all of the basic functionality expected of a modern word processor. This includes changeable layout style, support of anti-aliased truetype fonts, infinite "intelligent" Undo/Redo history, user defined page setup and file compatibility with other word processors as Word and OpenOffice that can use RTF or DocX files.

Cinnamon Writer OS4Depot webpage


CPUWatcher measures CPU, memory and network usage on AmigaOS.

CPUWatcher webpage

Directory Opus

Directory Opus, or DOpus as it is more affectionately known is a dual-panelled file manager.

What sets DOpus apart from all its closest 'rivals' is that it is highly customizable. With a little bit of knowledge you can add support for opening any kind of document that you have a player for.

DOpus is much more than just a 'file-opener' though with it you can perform all manner of operations that make file management straightforward and easy. You can copy, delete or rename files and folders from any device you may have setup; that device could be another computer on your local area network or even a remote site via FTP.

Directory Opus can be found on your AmigaOS Installation CD as an optional install.


Filer is an advanced file manager application tool that will help you effortless to organize your files.

With Filer you can easily copy, delete, rename or move your important files and documents around your system or even copy across a network if one is available. Filer allows you to copy your documents and files to any number of multiple destinations quickly and effectively.

The fully integrated thumbnail preview also lets you effortlessly browse your photo albums.

Filer OS4Depot webpage


FileX is a well known HEX-editor for AmigaOS.

Features Include:

  • Several files can be modified in several windows and/or views at the same time.
  • The edit windows can be opened on any public screen and sized to any dimension you want.
  • Small calculator
  • Clipboard converter
  • Font sensitivity
  • Locale support (English, Finnish, French, German, Swedish (Dutch, Norwegian (not yet included))
  • Undo and Redo (only limited to your free memory)
  • Search and replace with history
  • Extensive block functions
  • ARexx port with 77 commands and asynchronical command shell
  • Printing as hexdump
  • `Grab memory' to show and modify memory
  • AppWindow. If FileX runs on the workbench, icons can be moved onto the FileX window and the related file will be loaded automatically.

FileX OS4Depot webpage


Gnumeric is a professional spreadsheet application that is part of the Gnome Office Suite. Support for opening/editing Microsoft Excel, Open Office and Lotus 1,2,3 documents and much more.

Gnumber requires the installation of AmiCygnix and can be downloaded from the AmiCygnix webpage.

AmiCygnix webpage


HomeBank is a free application that will assist you in managing your personal accounting.

It is designed to easy to use and be able to analyze your personal finance and budget in detail using powerful filtering tools and beautiful charts.

If you are looking for a completely free and easy application to manage your personal accounting, budget, finance then HomeBank should be the software of choice.

HomeBank requires the installation of AmiCygnix and can be downloaded from the AmiCygnix webpage.

AmiCygnix webpage


ignition is a modern and powerful spreadsheet application with a small but relational all-purpose database.

You can realize your address database and manage your apartment house or whatever you like. You can calculate with times and dates as if they were regular numbers. The whole system can be controlled via ARexx.

You have several possibilities to visualize your data. The different diagram and object types are implemented via an add-on architecture.

ignition webpage


MindSpace can help you create a wide range of diagrams and drawings. However, its original prime development focus is on the production of MindMaps.

A MindMap is a diagram showing a collection of ideas, themes or keywords. Ideas can be arranged in order or by related groups with lines and arrows showing connections or sequences across the map. Many MindMaps use color and images to reinforce key themes or connections. MindMaps can be used to plan essays, sketch out a presentation, organize a party - just about anything that requires a number of items to be organized, sequenced and then remembered!

MindSpace allows the user to produce:

  • Spider Diagrams and Mind Maps
  • Flowcharts
  • Plans, UML, ER and Use Case diagrams
  • Silly little drawings
  • Next Generation Amiga Hardware
  • Simple DTP and page layout stuff

MindSpace webpage


PageStream is a creative and feature-rich desktop publishing/page layout program available for Windows, Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Amiga.

PageStream's interface allows you to interactively design your pages as they will appear in your final product. Mix text, images and drawings to create something as small as a business card or postage stamp, or as large as an entire volume of encyclopedias or a billboard.

PageStream webpage


PointRider is a PowerPoint file viewer for AmigaOS.

Features :

  • Support of the PowerPoint 97 files
  • Images are displayed with right position and size, smooth scaling
  • Text engine supporting paragraph alignment and text attributes
  • Support of fonts and their color and size
  • Fullscreen swap with the 'f' key
  • Option for automatic display with a chosen delay
  • Display of inherited objects from the master slide

PointRider webpage

Workbench Explorer

Workbench Explorer (WEx) is a modern file browser loaded with all the features you are used to, as well as several new functions/features no other file browser has.

Workbench Explorer OS4Depot webpage