That’s right Steve, I just high-jacked your blog subject! How do you like me now! No seriously, Steve’s post got me to thinking about what features I would like to see from the next iteration of OS X and quite a list ensued.
- Ability to set Google search widget in Safari, to use .co.uk instead of .com.
- Extension of the ability of TextEdit to read/write MS Word 2007 format files (this feature is possibly another argument for ditching MS Office altogether).
- Config tool for the built in Apache web server. This would enable noobies to set up a webserver without having to learn Vi – we don’t want to scare them off.
- Screen with a camera built in to the centre. This would mean that you could actually look at the person you are talking to, instead of appearing to be completely uninterested in the conversation.
- Built in FTP application, something akin to CyberDuck.
- GUI standardisation. Have you noticed how some of the apps have square buttons and some have “pill” shaped buttons? Sort it out Apple.
- A replacement/rebrand/breakup of iTunes. iTunes is no longer just for ‘choons’, it is effectively a feature rich, media focused, version of Finder (which curiously has inherited some features of iTunes itself). Oh, and it has some built in iSync support. I would prefer to see iTunes and Finder munged together and rebranded.
What do you think?