What program would you like Apple to develop next?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Balli, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. Balli macrumors 6502

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    I wish Apple would develope a Personal Finance Manager (and maybe bundle it with iWork).

    I've tried a few 3rd party ones, but none even come close to the kind of clean and intuitive user interfaces we've come to expect from Apple's own 1st party products.

    I was just interested if any of you guys would like to develope other types of software as well?
     
  2. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    A MS Paint like App(comes in OS X, not iLife), an Exel like App(in iWork)

    And if they would get MS to give IE for Mac to opensource that would be great.
     
  4. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I would like a paint-like application. Something simple and small. You don't always to open photoshop or whatever you use. Paint was good at just opening, doing a quick mashup (or drawing a picture for someone =) ), and then saving it and you're good to go.
     
  5. Balli thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What did I misspell?
     
  6. UKnjb macrumors 6502a

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    Um - er - there is one!!! Go to Edit and scroll down to 'Check Spelling' and - er- there it is! There's also 'Check Spelling as You Type'.

    I used it jsut nwo to comfirm that theer wer no speling msitakes.

    Oops! just realised that you were being ironic!!!! So sorrry. Just noticed the develope in the previous post.
     
  7. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    A DVR application (and system) would be nice.

    Can anyone think of other apps they could make to use iSights? Since the majority of Macs will soon have them, it seems like something to make use of. A monitoring application would be one possibility, although of limited use for most people who are neither highly suspicious or lack children.
     
  8. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    A rossetta-like application to run windows apps/games. but with this new xp on mac thing i don't think that is AS necessary, though i would like it more than having to reboot.
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    Nothing, it's one of those "other side of the pond" things, like colour, cheque and develope. All tend to lose vowels when they crossed the pond. (color, check, develop).

    Personally I'd prefer a simple vector drawing tool over paint.

    What's wrong with DarWine http://darwine.opendarwin.org/

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  10. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    Not that any of this matters, just a bit of fun; but I've just used five US spell checking/dictionary sites, and each of them suggest "develop" as the correct spelling, when "develope" is entered.

    This is in addition to Apple's own Dictionary, which recognises words such as "color" and "gray", but not "develope", so it's not in some sort of "UK-only" mode on my computer :p
     
  11. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    Joking aside, I'd like to see some sort of CGI, animation program for novices, along the lines of iMovie/iDVD etc.
     
  12. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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  13. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully this will be included in a future version of iTunes, when feature-length movies hit the iTMS?
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Anything to make iWork more appealing. Maybe that Numbers app we've heard about. :cool:
     
  15. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    didn't know about darwine.

    so a new idea for the next app i want apple to develop is… iBackup. A special system that takes all data off of data CDs and data DVDs and puts them in a front row like system to control what you access. This would be useful to people (like me) who travel alot and don't want to carry around discs with my documents, games, etc. Off course, apple would have to deal with © issues, but thats not my problem, its theirs:D ;) :p :rolleyes:
     
  16. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    Sure--make a plug for the iSight on the Airport express (firewire I guess). An expensive baby monitor, but a pretty good one.

    I agree on DVR, although I'd settle for better integration with Tivo. I don't think I'd really want to have my computer act as a Tivo. Although I might buy a mini to do that job and stream audio, etc.
     
  17. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    Howe well does this work?? I'm very interested in it's usability. Do you have any personal experience with it??

    Nuc
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    iSpam, to create and manage lists of people to whom you can send abusive and irritating e-mails to with a single click. It should also manage the process of cleverly mis-spelling Cialis so as to fool Bayesian spam filters. And it should come with a system of pre-defined templates that let me easily achieve a high degree of professionalism in the look and feel of my spam. :)

    Seriously, I'd like to see a simple audio DJing / mixing program that would go significantly beyond what iTunes does, sort of à la AskTheDJ, but without all the goofiness and limitations. They can make it a separate module that uses iTunes, so that iTunes doesn't become over complicated for people who don't want all the beat matching and so on. What would be *really* sweet is if I could hook my iPod up and use the wheel as a jog dial. :D

    The other thing I'd be interested in is an application that marries a basic, effective database system, with some kind of Automator-like scripting system, and re-thinks the whole thing so that databases can be very accessible to more computer users.
     
  19. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    A REAL web designer that competes with dreamweaver but puts it in the dust. Seems logical since all their iapps have pro counterparts.

    Mac Web Pro :cool:
     
  20. balamw Moderator

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    Not per se, but I have used Wine on Linux in the past. I'll probably get some real fast once I pick up the iMac I have my eye on...

    Anyhow, look here for personal experiences and more on the general topic of Windows on Intel Macs.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=183891

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  21. Spock macrumors 68000

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    How about instead of emulating Windows they emulate the Mac OS like a app not like classic like vMac except make it compatible with Mac OS 9 and below. I would love to be able to play classic Macintosh games and The Newton connection software on my iMac and run Mac OS 1.0 on Apples latest hardware.
     
  22. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Mac-on-Linux does this, albeit, not for such old versions of OS X, on top of Linux. It has a derivative called Mac-On-Mac, but it seems to have run out of gas some time ago.

    EDIT: I'm sure there's an emulator out for early MacOS versions somewhere...

    EDIT DEUCE: Check out this page. You should be able to get somewhere with one of the 680x0 emulators.
     
  23. balamw Moderator

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    Seems like between Mini vMac, Basilisk II and SheepShaver, they've got most of the bases covered, no?

    vMac covers the earliest Macs and software, Basilisk goes to ~System 7.5, while SheepShaver claims to go to OS9.

    Note: The only one I have personally used is Basilisk.

    Useful link: http://www.emaculation.com/

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  24. qtip919 macrumors 6502

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    There's a big difference between what most people are posting as what they want in a mac application (ie, a real web dev app...low sales) vs. what Apple should develop (movie download service...high sales)

    However, speaking to what apple should develop:

    Groupware solution (utilizing .mac) to compete with gmail, ms, others

    On the corporate side, this same solution should compete directly with Exchange+Outlook. If you take away $$ here, you chip deep into microsoft territory + you get people into using mac for general productivity.
     
  25. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    MS Money type program, games, Paperport clone that saves scanned documents (multiple pages) into PDFs, Front Row 2.0 with Tivo functions, Vector Drawing program, professional web application, Excel alternative, a new Quicktime Virtual 3D authoring tool.
     

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