Rename the iApps..

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
I think the iApps are great applications.. But the names are iCrap.. The i in iMac is supposed to stand for internet.. internetMac, it's a good concept.. iBook is on the same wavelength.. I'll even let the iPod slide, because it is hardware.. and frankly PowerPod sounds like something from Nintendo..



But iTunes, iDVD, iMovie, iSync, iPhoto: these names are all showing a great lack of creativity, especially from a company that prides itself on its "differentness", whatever that word means.. :confused:



Are we supposed to take those as internetTunes, internetDVD, and so forth? They have very little if anything at all to do with the internet. People without internet access are going to get iEnvy.. iCal is the exception because it is an app meant for posting your calendar on the net..



What should they be called? Rename the iApps..



I think iTunes could be QuickTunes, or even QuickBeatz.. thats cool



iDVD, hrm, this sounds dumb in my head but the only things that came to mind for iDVD and iMovie is Apple MediaMaker, like DVDMaker, and MovieMaker.. :confused:



Maybe we need a new vocabulary for the tools that enhance out digital lifestyle? Any thoughts? ..



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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 18
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    Like the godawful brushed-metal interface, the "i" naming convention went out of hand a long time ago and the only logic behind it is whatever justification can be had for the moment.



    It was "internet" now it's meant to denote consumer stuff, except for the eMac apparently.



    Now it's just stupid.



    iCal? Are you kidding me? I can't think of apps with a crappier name than that.
  • Reply 2 of 18
    ariari Posts: 126member
    Perhaps, but QuickBeatz is certainly not better.
  • Reply 3 of 18
    [quote]Originally posted by Ari:

    <strong>Perhaps, but QuickBeatz is certainly not better.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    QuickBeatz is most definitely a better name than iTunes. To each his own..
  • Reply 4 of 18
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    Someone is obviously losing their mind from trying to cope with the season the Stampeders are having...



    Good luck with that.



    (don't worry, you're not alone - I'm a fellow sufferer)







    [ 08-08-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 18
    [quote]Originally posted by murbot:

    <strong>Someone is obviously losing their mind from trying to cope with the season the Stampeders are having...



    Good luck with that.



    (don't worry, you're not alone - I'm a fellow sufferer)







    [ 08-08-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    You're half right..



    I quit smoking!! <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> I need a smoke <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 6 of 18
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    Why isn't iCal called Calender? Why isn't Mail called iSend or iMail. None of it makes sense. I guess the only way to get away from this crazy shit is to go get really drunk.
  • Reply 7 of 18
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    They don't have to automatically put "i" in front of them (iCal, iTunes, etc), and they also don't have to put what they do as the name (QuickTunes, MovieMaker). Look at some other popular software:



    Excel

    Quicken

    Quark XPress

    Eudora

    Dreamweaver



    None of these names have much, if anything to do with what the product does. They're just names. Works with cars, too. Toyota Corolla. WTF is a Corolla? Doesn't matter.



    I think Macromedia's programs have cool names (Flash, Dreamweaver, etc).



    Having something named MovieMaker on a Mac would suck! Don't remind me of Windows MovieMaker. Or Windows Media Player.



    Ooh! iTunes could be renamed "Jam Session"! And iMovie could be like, "Director's Chair" or something. Yeah, they're dumb, but maybe on the right track.
  • Reply 8 of 18
    Luca, your post reminded me of that Seinfeld bit, when Jerry was talking about the names of cars.. "Integra? WTH?" <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    I really like Macromedia software titles too.. Cold Fusion, thats a rowdy app..
  • Reply 9 of 18
    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    [quote]Originally posted by G4Dude:

    <strong>Why isn't iCal called Calender? Why isn't Mail called iSend or iMail. None of it makes sense. I guess the only way to get away from this crazy shit is to go get really drunk.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    i like the way this guy thinks. i'm gonna go grab a few guinnesses.
  • Reply 10 of 18
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    Imagine if Apple made cars! We'd have an iCompact, an iSedan, an iCoupe, an iSUV, an iMinivan... they'd all be 50% more expensive than equivalent models, but they'd use a much simpler means of control that no other cars could use. They'd also look really cool, if a little weird at times.



    Now that I think about it, Performa, Presario, and Inspirion all sound more like car names than computer names.
  • Reply 11 of 18
    OLD: iTunes

    NEW: Stolen Music Player



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 12 of 18
    ariari Posts: 126member
    Stolen music player, lol.



  • Reply 13 of 18
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    I like the direct/minimal route that Mail takes:



    Music

    Photography

    DVD (OK, I'm at a loss for what to do here)

    Movie

    Calendar

    Synchronize



    Something plain and simple and connotes both "basic" and "necessary."
  • Reply 14 of 18
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    [quote]Originally posted by Luca Rescigno:

    <strong>Imagine if Apple made cars! We'd have an iCompact, an iSedan, an iCoupe, an iSUV, an iMinivan... they'd all be 50% more expensive than equivalent models, but they'd use a much simpler means of control that no other cars could use. They'd also look really cool, if a little weird at times.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Ya, and the iSportsCoupe would have a 150 hp engine and all of Apple's cars would only be able to drive on 10% of the roads without the optional VirtualTires addon from Connectix.
  • Reply 15 of 18
    [quote]Originally posted by murbot:

    <strong>Someone is obviously losing their mind from trying to cope with the season the Stampeders are having...



    Good luck with that.



    (don't worry, you're not alone - I'm a fellow sufferer)







    [ 08-08-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    must be a fellow Calgarian... dont hold your breath for a turn around.
  • Reply 16 of 18
    frawgzfrawgz Posts: 547member
    [quote]Originally posted by BuonRotto:

    <strong>I like the direct/minimal route that Mail takes:



    Music

    Photography

    DVD (OK, I'm at a loss for what to do here)

    Movie

    Calendar

    Synchronize



    Something plain and simple and connotes both "basic" and "necessary."</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I like Mail.app too, but that can easily get as annoying as iAnything too. Why not just rename the iMac "Computer"? Or maybe "My Computer"



    I agree that the iCraze is getting out of hand, but it shouldn't be killed just because it doesn't stand for Internet anymore. Nobody knows what it stands for anyway.. it's just mark to denote a family of products. But really, iCal? Please. Let me rephrase that. Puhhhhhh-lease.
  • Reply 17 of 18
    stroszekstroszek Posts: 801member
    [quote]Originally posted by frawgz:

    <strong>But really, iCal? Please. Let me rephrase that. Puhhhhhh-lease.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Maybe i'm stupid. but when i think of iCal, i immediately think of a calculator, not a calander. huh.
  • Reply 18 of 18
    andrew xtandrew xt Posts: 133member
    Are your sure i stands for internet, I thought it stood for independence or something, Steve Jobs knows the man who invented the iBot (an intelegent wheelchair) (and who also invented that new segway HT scooter thing) and that means independence.



    Andrew
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