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stupidFish23
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Aug 27, 2002, 09:53 AM
 
Hi there!

Could you all just post app ideas for some utility-type apps? I am looking for new ideas to code but want to focus on things that people really need.

Thanks!

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Aug 27, 2002, 11:18 AM
 
Originally posted by stupidFish23:
Hi there!

Could you all just post app ideas for some utility-type apps? I am looking for new ideas to code but want to focus on things that people really need.
I've heard a lot of requests for an OS X native disc defragmenter. As it stands, there isn't one available under $50. Too bad UNIX doesn't need one or else there'd already be hundreds of them.

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Aug 27, 2002, 11:30 AM
 
If the Defragmentor suggested above seams ambitious, how about creating a 3rd party app to utilasise the new OS wide Address book. ideas in This thread
     
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Aug 27, 2002, 12:00 PM
 
Here's a super simple one. Compile an OSX native version of ASFRecorder and build a nice little GUI for it. It would make recording Windows Media content from websites a snap.
     
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Aug 27, 2002, 12:28 PM
 
Another idea would be to create a simple program for adding and removing WebDAV services in OSX. Just a GUI frontend to some of the UNIX steps required to make this work. An app like that is sure to be popular now and especially once iCal is released.
     
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Aug 27, 2002, 02:16 PM
 
A small app that can read and post messages to any vBulletin forum
     
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Aug 27, 2002, 04:57 PM
 
If you're ready to dive into rendezvouz, a shared drawing/chat whiteboard could be fun.

Some primitive shapes, lines, text tool, colors, paste in, printing to pdf, with everybody hands on simultaneously.

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Aug 27, 2002, 04:58 PM
 
Or as proposed in the OS X Developer Forum, a native cocoa frontend to Mozillas web page builder. Like what Chimera does to Mozillas browser.

Edit:Link to mentioned thread.

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Aug 27, 2002, 05:02 PM
 
Originally posted by Judge_Fire:
Or as proposed in the OS X Developer Forum, a native cocoa frontend to Mozillas web page builder. Like what Chimera does to Mozillas browser.

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Aug 27, 2002, 05:10 PM
 
You guys have to check this little utility, its wicked. Download it from Versiontracker.com

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Aug 27, 2002, 07:27 PM
 
How about trying to get in touch with the guy who has abandoned the excellent DesktopCalendar (last release 0.47a Sept 27 2001) and see if you can continue development of the most un-intrusive calendar app. (Or just create something very similar) Unfortunately this app has started to break under 10.2, I can no longer alter the colour of the text.
     
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Aug 27, 2002, 07:41 PM
 
How about a System Preference Pane that could enable disable extensions like in Macos 9.
Recently I have experienced Some Conflicting extensions (wacom driver and logitec mousedriver) a nice GUI would be nice.

Or a preference pane to get a consolidated view on all the library folders?
It can be a messy affair to administrate preference panes, context menus screensavers, quicktime extensions on a multiuser system.
     
   
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