Application Ideas

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mj_1903, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. mj_1903, Feb 3, 2003
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 3, 2012

    mj_1903 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2003
    Sydney, Australia

    As application developers, we are constantly looking for new ideas on what to develop for Mac OS X. If you want or need something, feel free to pop into our forums and post your idea or request and we will take a look at it. Feel free to post anything, no matter how stupid you think the idea may be. We can work on menubar apps, pref panes, applications or haxie's.


    The Little App Factory Team
  2. idkew macrumors 68020


    Sep 26, 2001
    where the concrete to dirt ratio is better
    a movie jukebox. just as itunes plays a list of songs, i want quicktime (or a haxie....) to play music videos full screen and have a fade (or just jump) into the next video.
  3. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    I'll try not to go out of bounds with the ideas, but how about a single, solid application that changes the font in the very top menu bar on the screen for whatever app is running? There are apps to change the font, but it either only works for when certain apps are in the foreground, or only works for certain parts of the system.

    Also, if you could be a drop and convert program for converting JPG or GIF files into .incs files without some expensive plug-in for Photoshop (i.e.: a stand alone app) that would be cool for me.
  4. jojojobbins macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002
  5. Jaykay macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2002
    And be able to play DiVX files as well as ahot so others.
  6. howard macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2002
    i want a simple notation program, music notation. with a nice os x interface. nothing big though. doesn't even need midi in
  7. Macette macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2002
    i want the same as howard.... except with MIDI in. or I want Finale to come to OS X. Soon, soon.
  8. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    A good ad/flash blocking program for Safari. Everything I've tried on Mac OS has been pretty unimpressive. take a look at The Proxomitron for Windows ( It works flawlessly.
  9. jollygoodas macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2011
    New Zealand
    song writers app

    ok, so here's what I'm keen on.
    A song writing app, (like lyricist, but for mac) complete with a rhyming dictionary, note pad on the side for extra ideas, a little audio recorder so that you can record ideas of tunes and tag them to certain lyrics and a mode that double spaces the lyrics and adds a separate line for adding chords so they look like this:

    G A D
    I want a lyrics app

    That kind of program would be freakin awesome. Sell it on the app store for $25 NZD and I'll buy it. I bet every mac muso would.

    Also you could add the option to import, link or tag pdf files of chord sheets, mp3s, garageband projects, etc.
    Possibly a tuner and metronome and a little midi keypad, but that's not so important.
  10. Andeavor macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2010
    There is already a Lyrics Finder that works with iTunes and YouTube.

    I would like to see a song finder where you hold your phone against the radio or speaker and it'll find it with a link to iTunes for immediate download.
  11. danf macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2011
    song writer app

    Does this do what you want?

    If not, I'm happy to work with you to create the software you need. Mac programming is my new little hobby.

  12. zzzspawn macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2011

    Hi, and I hope you still watch over this thread :)

    but anyways, I have an Idea, an app where you either plug in a camera to your mac, or where you use your webcam, and the whole screen turn into a fullscreen of the video-source. but the catch is that you can delay the video from a couple of seconds, to 5 minutes or so, and this would be great for sports where you have for example multiple athletes doing something, and each one of the athletes can go examine themselves after doing something, and they'll quickly learn from their mistakes.. and it takes away the tiresome process of filming and watching the film whereas each athlete has to wait for the one before them to watch their clip, and put the camera back to recording.

    there exists solutions for this, but they are either full solutions, where you buy a camera and a screen to get the whole package.. and you have some sports-analysing tools, but they are way to advanced for simple people who need a cheaper and easier way of doing this :)
    (also, their ugly as heck ;)
    I really hope someone makes this, as I think it would become very popular if it is well done.
    on a sidenote, the app should of course be able to take screenshots or maybe even save the film for later review :)

    thanks for listening =)
  13. MtnGirl macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2012
    Brightwood, Oregon
    New Mac App idea

    I'm not sure how many people would be interested in this, but I would love an app that will organize my yarn, crochet hooks/knitting needles, patterns and ongoing projects. I have a few of these on my iPhone, but I wish that there was a program that I could use on my computer (ideally that would have an iPhone/iPad app companion). I currently use Knit Keeper (a new app that has almost everything a knitter/crocheter is looking for, I think), but I have also tried Knit Minder, Ewe Stash and Stitch Stash. Knit Keeper is the most complete in terms of options for data entry and fields included. The only function that this app is missing is a way for your yarn inventory to decrease when you mark it as used in a project. I know a few people who are looking for this same type of app, and I am hoping that someone might want to create this app for all of us disorganized and forgetful crocheters and knitters.

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