If you could have an application that's always open, that doesn't interfere with using your computer, and you can load in it a hanful of tools for making your job / browsing / developing / design better and easy, what would yo add to it?
I'm working on an app that behaves as a windows taskbar, with a ubuntu-style. This app features a system of classes that I'm implementing which each class is a tool you can add to the program. So far I created a network download speed, a gmail checker and an eyedropper/colorpicker whichs can pick any pixel from your screen.
To have an idea of how this works, I'll give you a few screenshots
An overview of the bar's progress so far:i.imgur.com/8rFnH.png
What happens when you right click the mail icon:i.imgur.com/zKQgf.png
And last, the eyedropper:i.imgur.com/AiuqG.png
Note that the eyedropper is quite wonderful to use. You click the icon, and without releasing the click you just drag the mouse around to the pixel you want to know it's color, and when you release it the window on the last image gets the focus.
I know the design of the menus are not pretty, I'm just a developer and I have a hard time making thinks look nice. So for now I'm just sticking to the programming part.
This app is intended to be free and open source, and I'm mainly doing it for me. I always liked the idea of having my own set of tools ready to use and this is what I came up with. I hope you like it, and if you want please leave me a comment, i'll be glad to read it