Introduction to Mac GUI Vault
Mac GUI Vault is a source for vintage Apple II and Mac computing, including photos, downloads, information, manuals, and many other valuable resources.
If you would like to help, contribute, or receive further information, then please use the contact page. Thanks for your interest!
450+ Rare Files-- Exclusively on Vault!
Look for this emblem to find files, photos, and articles released for the first time only on Vault. These files and photos are most often extremely rare-- not found on any other site! Vault offers you the first opportunity to download these exclusive files and try them out for yourself before the masses do. Make sure to tell your friends about the exclusive content in Vault!
The Vault file catalogs were refreshed today. Approximately 77% of all files have a listing of their contents (disk images, ShrinkIt archives, etc.) I hope to increase this total in the coming weeks. The next project is to make a search engine for the contents of these files.
- 11 Nov 13
A new feature called Spyglass lets you browse through Apple II disk images. More features will be added in the coming weeks.
- 16 Oct 13
Mac GUI Vault opened to the public four years ago today! Since then, the site has been a huge success and hundreds of files are downloaded every week. I made a small update to the collection today, adding 100 new files.
- 09 Sep 13
You can now easily download binaries from comp.binaries.apple2 using Format Converter to decode BinSCII and Executioner formats. The next update will fill in the Date Released field for thousands of files in the Downloads area.
- 08 Sep 13
Enhanced file catalogs appeared two weeks ago for almost 20,000 files, then 10,600 screenshots were added for over 4,500 Apple II programs. I am working on the Format Converter and related projects. StuffIt 5 files will be cataloged shortly.
- 06 Aug 13
Today's Vault update brings over 1,200 new files. The enhanced file catalogs should appear within the next week or two for most all Apple II files, then Macintosh files later.
- 08 Jul 13
The ebook edition of The New Apple II User's Guide is for sale now. Email me to get a copy. I am working on updating the disk cataloging software to recognize more disk and file formats, including Pascal and ShrinkIt. The next Vault update is scheduled for this month of July.
- 02 Jul 13
Mac GUI user retrogear notified me that it was impossible to log in using older 5.x versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer on Mac OS 9. I have corrected this problem, so now you can use your Mac GUI account on older MSIE and Netscape web browsers.
- 02 Feb 13
Arriving a little later than planned is the next Vault update, which today adds over 1,000 new files. Over a hundred files were submitted by InkBlot, who is also helping by adding file descriptions, screenshots, and dates. Thanks for your continued help!
- 28 Jan 13
Today is the third year of Mac GUI Vault. The enhanced Usenet search engine is now online, and the next Vault update should occur in the next few weeks.
- 09 Sep 12
Hardworking user InkBlot has contributed over 400 improved file descriptions for the Downloads. Thank you. I hope that he and others will continue to help with Mac GUI Vault.
- 16 Jul 12
The New Apple II User's Guide went on sale about two weeks ago and has attracted a lot of attention and favorable reviews. If you are going to KFest 2012, there will be a surprise for you: 30 autographed copies of the book will be on sale! They should be discounted somewhat from the normal sale price, too.
- 02 Jul 12
Two updates for today. First: The New Apple II User's Guide is going to be published on the 18th of June. Second: I've added a few hundred new files to the Vault collection.
- 05 Jun 12
Announcing my first book: The New Apple II User's Guide. It should be published in just a few weeks, hopefully May. Official Site. Read updates on my blog.
- 20 Apr 12
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|Mac GUI Vault published its first paperback book, The New Apple II User's Guide, on Amazon.com. Read more at the official book site.|
| Go to the Book Site >|
|The Downloads archive, being the heart and soul of Vault, features over 27,000 files. A search facility makes locating long-lost apps a snap!|
| Go to the Downloads >|
|Started in the 80's, Usenet is the Internet's original message board. Mac GUI Vault is proud to host the Apple II and Mac newsgroups, where new posts arrive every 20 minutes!|
| Go to the Discussions >|
|The Knowledge Base (KB for short) features several hundred text files which have been categorized into a database and are fully searchable! Articles range from repair, hardware specs, to software manuals.|
| Go to the KB >|
|The photo gallery is a visual museum of Apple products ranging from the Apple II to the Mac, with many peripherals as well. A keyword search function helps locate photos. More photos are on the way!|
| Go to the Photos >|