Apple iApps you'd like to see?

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Here are mine (the names aren't important, so let's not get hung up on them...just something to call it while discussing them, okay?)







iFax

I don't know why, but I have the WORST luck with that FaxSTF thing. Just seems VERY unintuitive. I'd love for Apple to come up with a very EAST, no-brainer ONE WINDOW solution that doesn't require a manual and trips to the Address Book or whatever.



iType

I spoke of this in another thread, but I'd like to see - either at system level (incorporated into the OS itself) or, in this example, a standalone application - a slick, easy-to-use font management tool.



I dig the iApps because a) they all work and b) you really can figure them out after just a minute or so of messing with them. Virtually no learning curve.



Anything else you'd like to see an Apple iApp for?



Hell, while I'm at it: why not an Apple browser. That way, the entire left side of my Dock is just Apple stuff (iCal, Address Book, Mail, iChat, iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, QuickTime, Sherlock and System Preferences).



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  • Reply 1 of 29
    Video conferencing! All those people buying digital camcorders to make iMovies could use the cameras they bought as web cams. I keep my Sony plugged in as a web cam but the software out there for video conferencing sucks. I'm using iSpyQ but it is spectacularly lame.



    This could be built in to iChat or something new like iPhone. Make it standards supporting <a href="http://www.videnet.gatech.edu/cookbook//"; target="_blank">(H.323)</a> so it would interoperate with NetMeeting and others using this standard.

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  • Reply 2 of 29
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    I want a bookmark app or framework so I can use the same cordinated set of bookmarks with any browser or on any machine. It's main purpose would just be to help organize my bookmarks, but I hate having to re-find some sites, or wait until I open either a certain web browser or go to a certain machine. I figure it could tie in with .Mac via iSync (gets new bookmarks, eliminates repaeated ones from my current machine)so I can use it at work, where I tend to be for long stretches at a time.



    I know there's stuff like this now to a more limited degree, but I think it belongs in the iApps family.
  • Reply 3 of 29
    iMasterbate



    Apple's simple and elegant interface slapped onto an app that assists in the pleasuring of myself.
  • Reply 4 of 29
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Miami Craig:

    <strong>iMasterbate



    Apple's simple and elegant interface slapped onto an app that assists in the pleasuring of myself.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    That would be great!



    and it would also put all your porn in one big brushed metal window to keep everything organized!
  • Reply 5 of 29
    noseynosey Posts: 307member
    But remember what Martha Stewart says...

    When cleaning, wipe in the direction of the brushing on the metal...

    And use a kleenex...

    And try to do it right away because if it dries...

    And clean it before your mom sees it...



    [ 12-08-2002: Message edited by: nosey ]</p>
  • Reply 6 of 29
    [quote]Originally posted by Miami Craig:

    <strong>iMasterbate



    Apple's simple and elegant interface slapped onto an app that assists in the pleasuring of myself.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    It's called WebGrazer

    <a href="http://www.dekorte.com/Software/OSX/WebGrazer/index.html"; target="_blank">http://www.dekorte.com/Software/OSX/WebGrazer/index.html</a>;



    A mututal acquaintance of ours sent me the link a few hours ago.
  • Reply 7 of 29
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Holy cow, that girl in that screenshot is BEAUTIFUL!







    Just my type: dark hair, toothy smile and barely clothed.



  • Reply 8 of 29
    [quote]Originally posted by pscates:

    <strong>Holy cow, that girl in that screenshot is BEAUTIFUL!







    Just my type: dark hair, toothy smile and barely clothed.



    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    But she's not using a Powerbook on the toilet, so I guess she's not good enough for you?







    You like all the skanky chicks huh? <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    just kiddin of course
  • Reply 9 of 29
    progmacprogmac Posts: 1,850member
    /me is secrety thrilled that Splinemodel posted that link.
  • Reply 10 of 29
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    [quote]Originally posted by Willoughby:

    <strong>



    But she's not using a Powerbook on the toilet, so I guess she's not good enough for you?







    You like all the skanky chicks huh? <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    just kiddin of course </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Actually, not really. Not skanky...just vixen-y. There's a fine line, but I know it when I see it.







    She is a cutie-pie...
  • Reply 11 of 29
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    By the way, I think I saw "toilet chick" in another ad for that same company (eyeTV or something like that?). It's in that Macworld OS X Buyers Guide issue that's currently on the newsstands.



    No, she isn't on a toilet this time.







    She's just shown in the frame of a video clip, fully clothed and looking normal. But I'm pretty sure it's her (same kind of hair, nose, etc.). She STILL looks good!
  • Reply 12 of 29
    These are the iApps that I want:



    Something to manage all of my photos.



    Something to manage all of my movies.



    Something to manage all of my calendars.



    Something to sync my iPod.



  • Reply 13 of 29
    [quote]Originally posted by Miami Craig:

    <strong>iMasterbate



    Apple's simple and elegant interface slapped onto an app that assists in the pleasuring of myself.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    MiamiCraig=Masturgater?



    <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • Reply 14 of 29
    add me to list wanting a video conference app...but it would need to be able to work with pc's as well..
  • Reply 15 of 29
    [quote]Originally posted by Producer:

    <strong>add me to list wanting a video conference app...but it would need to be able to work with pc's as well..</strong><hr></blockquote>



    That's what H.323 is, a standard for video conferencing that would allow interoperability between similar programs on divergent platforms. With the cost and hassles of flying today this is an area that would give Apple some clout in the business sphere.



    This is an application that if nicely integrated with iCal, iChat, and Mail could make some inroads into the M$ Exchange domination that holds business users back from platform change.

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  • Reply 16 of 29
    tkntkn Posts: 224member
    1. internet enabled Address Book with auto updating of contacts



    2. iTivo of course



    3. iBrowser



    4. iHTML WYSIWIG/Direct .mac homepage editor



    5. iSpell, system wide spelling/thesaurus so that every app doesn't need it's own dictionary.



    [ 12-10-2002: Message edited by: TKN ]</p>
  • Reply 17 of 29
    stevesteve Posts: 523member
    [quote]Originally posted by TKN:

    <strong>1. internet enabled Address Book with auto updating of contacts</strong><hr></blockquote>



    It's called iSync.



    <strong> [quote]5. iSpell, system wide spelling/thesaurus so that every app doesn't need it's own dictionary.<hr></blockquote></strong>



    All Cocoa apps automatically get access to the system-wide spell-check.
  • Reply 18 of 29
    mimacmimac Posts: 871member
    I too would love to see a Video Conferencing iApp.

    Im sure Apple would be able to pull this one off no worries.

    They could use mpeg 4 as the codec via Quicktime or whatever, as long as the app is compatible with PCs and is useable over dial-up as well as ASDL.



    Here's a few extra functions I'd like to see included...



    1: Ability to save a video conference to hard disc or DVD-R .

    2: Multi-user interface (have a few different users on-line at the same time in different windows on the desk top).

    3: sync with iChat.



    An Apple video conferencing app with cross platform compatibility has IMHO the potential to be one of the biggest and best iApps to date!
  • Reply 19 of 29
    geobegeobe Posts: 235member
    Here are my choices for the next Apple applications:



    1) iPhone -

    Feature 1- iApp -The ability to make PC-PC calls and PC-Phone calls. However there is a second element. The address book integrates into the picture when receiving calls and used when dialing. As stated in an earlier thread, the address book should be sync-able to the web via iSync. This is similar to the integration between the SE T68i and Apple Bluetooth.



    Feature 2- Web based iPhone through .Mac allowing you to log in and make use of the same calling technology and since your address book is now sync-able, your addressbook contacts are within reach, especially when traveling.



    Feature 3 - The iPhone Digital device. This Airport connected wireless phone sits in your living room like normal cordless phones. When you want to make a call, you dial and it automatically connects to your computer and makes the call via your iApp(feature 1) or the ,Mac service (feature 2). It would be great to see this built into the iPod and use a Bluetooth headset.



    Feature 4 ? Answering Machine. Application will record incoming calls under multiple mailboxes. Recognizes multi-line services with full remote retrieval and remote notification options.



    2) Video Conferencing -

    Video conferencing using the industry protocols so it would work with people on other computers and platforms. Multi-window feature allowing you to view everyone on the conference without togglng video windows. As stated in previous thread--Ability to save a video conference to hard disc or DVD-R. Can be used with USB/FW webcams or regular Camcorder.



    3) iWatch - PVR technology built into the computer. Feature 1- Used with Airport, anyone with permissions could watch the recorded media.



    Feature 2- With a .Mac account, you can log in and access your computer system to watch your recorded media. .Mac could activate your Quicktime broadcaster program for this functionality.



    Feature 3 - Also with .Mac account, you can log in and and manage your recording times and schedules.



    Feature 4 - Recorded media could then be sync-able via the ipod, which of course, should be able to play video.



    4) Surround Sound - This is not necessarly an iApp, but since this is the software message board, I though I would add it. Apple should be adding 6.1 surround capability to their computers. Creative professionals can build surround sound movies with FCP and build a DVD with DVD SP, but would have to go elsewhere just to hear how it sounds prior to completing the project. Secondly, it might help Apple stay competitive since all other manufacturers have this capability.



    5) iSync additional functions: Sync Favorites/Bookmarks to the .Mac service or other Mac computers.



    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    -12-2002: Message edited by: geobe ]



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  • Reply 20 of 29
    mimacmimac Posts: 871member
    Some nice thoughts there Geobe.

    And as for the video conferencing, all that I previously stated and another important feature...the ability to connect a DV camcorder via firewire to use as the web cam utilising either the cams mic or other connected audio input device.
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