What’s the deal with all the »censored« words?
The short answer: Because Apple didn’t like the names of some of my programs.
The long answer
A few years ago, a fellow student and I had a great idea for a nice, effect-rich presentation program. We combined my own nickname and the name of a another popular presentation program to form the name of that program. The program itself did very well and became quite popular. That was possibly enough for Apple, the company who produces the presentation program whose name we took as a baseline, so they decided to send me a cease and desist letter. The result of this is that the program has to be renamed.
In the meantime, I also started another project: I bought an Apple iPod nano music player and since I’m not satisfied with iTunes, I wrote a program that made it possible to use that nice MP3 player without that not-so-nice-software. I gave it a name that was derived from a normal english word, except that there was one upper-case letter where a lower-case letter should have been. That might have been too much for Apple’s legal department, though, because they threatened to sue me because of this, too. That’s why this program also needs to be renamed.
In late 2008, the programs have been renamed to Impressive and rePear.
So maybe it’s a bit ‘too obvious’, but I thought ‘Keypoint’ would be a cool name for presentation software. Because I mean, obviously you have your key points, and it’s still got the play on your name. As well, I think that’s effectively different enough from both ‘Keynote’ and ‘Powerpoint’ while still showcasing what it has to store.
I dont really have a good name for you, but it would be great if there was a release under a temp name.
Some random names for you.
-thats all I got
I think it’s time for a new name for “retune”, to spred this must-have-tool out: