Ideas for a new app?

Vagcmyevad

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Hey everyone :),

I want to develop a new Mac app, but I'm not sure what to make! Therefore, I come asking for assistance ;). If you have any ideas you think would make a good Mac app, feel free to post them in this thread. And who knows, if I don't make an app out of your idea maybe another developer will :).

Thanks ahead of time! :D

- Davey
 

motulist

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Vagcmyevad said:
Hey everyone :),

I want to develop a new Mac app, but I'm not sure what to make! Therefore, I come asking for assistance ;). If you have any ideas you think would make a good Mac app, feel free to post them in this thread. And who knows, if I don't make an app out of your idea maybe another developer will :).

Thanks ahead of time! :D

- Davey
I'd like the following apps:

1) paper money duplicator

2) female analyzer, similar to a chess app where it will tell you the best next move to make

3) a make life perfect application
 

mduser63

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I was looking for a Smith Chart application earlier today. Didn't find one for the Mac (although I did find an open source app for Linux that I could probably compile on the Mac). A good Verilog IDE that wasn't full of bugs would be nice. Of course neither of these are interesting or useful to anyone but electrical engineers and EE students.
 

After G

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How about an app where a history of everything you ever did was saved: things copied to the clipboard, keystrokes typed, applications opened, trash emptied ... and whatever you did could be undone or hidden by clicking an appropriate option? I don't know of any OS that does this to the depth that I would like.
 

Inspector Lee

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How about a basic app that will trim the map collar off of a topographic digital raster image (geotiff) and then be able to reproject it and create an accompanying tfw (world) file.

Maybe an app that just does this with no other GIS features and have it be capable of trimming the collars in batches.

The only free GIS software that is capable of doing this on OS X is GRASS - and I turn green trying to use it.
 

jsw

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I think something like .Mac's Sync but without the need for a subscription or external network (i.e., it would sync Macs on an intranet) would be very well received.
 

katie ta achoo

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motulist said:
I'd like the following apps:

1) paper money duplicator

2) female analyzer, similar to a chess app where it will tell you the best next move to make

3) a make life perfect application
To add to the semi-serious-but-completely-inplausible-list:
an App that'll find me a prom date. (or any date, for that matter)

and a real idea:
stock trading something or other. something to track it for me, because I'm a lazy bum investor who hasn't invested yet because I'm a lazy bum investor.
 

jsw

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katie ta achoo said:
To add to the semi-serious-but-completely-inplausible-list:
an App that'll find me a prom date. (or any date, for that matter)
Do you really want to have to worry about possible bugs in an app like that? ;)

I'm sure you'll have more than one opportunity to go to prom. It's a bit early to worry about that, n'est pas?
 

katie ta achoo

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jsw said:
Do you really want to have to worry about possible bugs in an app like that? ;)

I'm sure you'll have more than one opportunity to go to prom. It's a bit early to worry about that, n'est pas?

It won't be buggy-- it runs on a Mac!! :)
 

katie ta achoo

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jsw said:
Ah, someone else who's never run Norton apps on OS X....

Ooo, who's this Mr. Norton? He sounds rich!

I mean.. he sounds.. FUN! Not rich!

:):)

Vagcmyevad
Make some cool grocery tracker thing. Have like the 100 most common groceries, and then when you have to buy it or run out, you open the App, click the pic, and at the end of the week, whenever you go to the grocery store, you can print out the list.

That'd be totally double awesome.
 

mduser63

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Oh, I just thought of one I'd REALLY like to see. I have a USB flash drive that I use to store files that I use for school. I primarily use my PowerBook, but when it's more convenient to use a lab computer, or I have to for some reason, I can just put my flash drive and work from that. The problem is keeping the flash drive synced with my hard drive. OS X doesn't have any kind of built in sync support, and I've already accidentally deleted some files that I needed once because OS X can't merge folders. Anyway, I'd love to have a (free) application that will properly sync my flash drive with a folder on my hard drive. It should take files that are newer on either drive and use those to replace files on the other drive. For files that only exist on one drive, it should copy them all to the other. That way, any work I do on my flash drive gets saved to my HD automatically, and vice versa.

I found one free program to do this, and it was created using AppleScript Studio, but it's really buggy and almost never works right.
 

tobefirst

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jsw said:
I think something like .Mac's Sync but without the need for a subscription or external network (i.e., it would sync Macs on an intranet) would be very well received.
I second jsw's idea. VERY well received, it would be.
 

Blue Velvet

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I'd like an user-friendly app with a GUI that acts like AACgain.

At the moment, it's installed as an iTunes script on my Mac. I use it to lower the average levels on my AACs so I can use the iPod's EQ without it clipping horribly. Why all their EQ presets boost rather than cut escapes me completely -- this is one feature of the iPod that sucks completely.
 

mduser63

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tobefirst said:
I second jsw's idea. VERY well received, it would be.
I really like this idea too. Perhaps it could be merged with my idea above to provide a sort of universal sync application, but one that syncs files and folders, not contacts and calendars like iSync.
 

dan-o-mac

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Oct 12, 2004
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Another one. My computer has bluetooth, a mic, and speakers, why can't I use it to answer my bluetooth enabled phone? What is my computer missing that a small bluetooth headset has? Why hasn't anyone developed this app yet?
 

dxm113

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dan-o-mac said:
Another one. My computer has bluetooth, a mic, and speakers, why can't I use it to answer my bluetooth enabled phone? What is my computer missing that a small bluetooth headset has? Why hasn't anyone developed this app yet?
Try Blue Phone Elite


not trying to hijack the thread . . .
 

Eluon

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Apr 14, 2005
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I want an app that can sync my imac and my ibook. I use my ibook in class and would loeve for the two to be able to sync files when i want without having to share them over the network.
 

Vagcmyevad

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Aug 23, 2002
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All very good ideas :). Thanks!

I especially like the idea about syncing without the need to use .Mac. I've always wanted to sync Safari bookmarks between my desktop and laptop... :cool:
 

jmufellow

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Jun 17, 2005
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How about an alarm clock app that does the standard alarm thing BUT, this one would also have a flashing screen alarm to wake up those who are deaf or those who just want a silent alarm before the noisy one kicks in. A flashing computer screen in a dark room can really be effective I think.
 

prophet621

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Personally I would like something like MS Agent. That was a fun and sometimes handy app to play around with.
 
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