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slooksterPSV
Jul 17, 2006, 01:59 AM
I'm looking for some simple Cocoa projects to do; if you guys would post some idea's e.g.:
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A typing tutor program with lessons - I may convert a project I have right now to that. But I don't want to do that right now.

See I can't even think of projects to do so I'm looking for some insight for my new found Cocoa abilities.

EDIT: Please be detailed and specific.



slooksterPSV
Jul 17, 2006, 10:30 PM
Well I thought of one, started on it last night and finished it today:

It's called MDM - MoneyData Manager. I made it so I can keep track of my banking transactions. I'm going to add more to it - like Notes so I know what I spent on what etc. But yeah, if you guys want to download it, it is Universal and has a nifty icon I made (Ok its not perfect, but its alright). So here ya go: MDM + screenshots:

ham_man
Jul 17, 2006, 10:38 PM
Make an app that shows a countdown to a specific date and time in the menubar. It would be just like the time in the menubar (same font, formatting, etc.) and have its choice of formattings (i.e. Day:Hour:Minute:Second or x Day(s), x Hour(s), x Minute(s), and x Second(s)). It would run without a dock icon and, if it suits you, it could even ring when its done.

EDIT: CocoaDev (http://www.cocoadev.com/index.pl?NewbieProjectIdeas) has some ideas as well.

slooksterPSV
Jul 17, 2006, 10:44 PM
Make an app that shows a countdown to a specific date and time in the menubar. It would be just like the time in the menubar (same font, formatting, etc.) and have its choice of formattings (i.e. Day:Hour:Minute:Second or x Day(s), x Hour(s), x Minute(s), and x Second(s)). It would run without a dock icon and, if it suits you, it could even ring when its done.
Uh... that's a little advanced for me, I'm not even sure how you'd do that. I'm not even sure how they have the icon in the top of the filemenu - probably something easy. I'll do some research and consider programming it.

ham_man
Jul 17, 2006, 10:56 PM
Uh... that's a little advanced for me, I'm not even sure how you'd do that. I'm not even sure how they have the icon in the top of the filemenu - probably something easy. I'll do some research and consider programming it.
Check Off (http://www.carpeaqua.com/software/checkoff/) is an app with open source code where the whole app is controlled from an icon in the menubar. You may want to sneak a peak at that code.

slooksterPSV
Jul 18, 2006, 12:11 AM
Check Off (http://www.carpeaqua.com/software/checkoff/) is an app with open source code where the whole app is controlled from an icon in the menubar. You may want to sneak a peak at that code.
Thanks, I'll do that.

Btw I updated my one program, MDM - MoneyData Manager - you can now arrange the items in the list via up and down buttons. Here's the new one:

chrislee8
Jul 18, 2006, 01:46 PM
I will take a look also.

this is cool.