Do you have a better name for Max?

Discuss Max, an open source CD audio extractor and audio converter.
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Do you have a better name for Max?

Post by sbooth » Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:39 am

Do you think you have a better name for Max than Max?

If so, I would love to hear any and all ideas.
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Post by Grey Cell » Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:13 pm

Rip ?

(I'm a minimalist :P )

If I think of anything else, I'll be sure to post it.

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Yes, change the name

Post by davebarnes » Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:32 am

Halcyone (from Greek mythology).

The real question is: Should the name of this product reflect what is does or should the name have zero mnemonic value?

Max = MAc os X audio solution.
Banana = whatever I want it to mean

Also, you can't get max.com, but you can get halcyone.com
This doesn't mean that I am in live with Halsyone; it means that I think you should have a name that:
1. can be a domain name
2. has the mnemonic value that you give it
3. is not owned by someone else

Bad: search for Max on VersionTracker and get 64 hits
Good: search for iAudio and get zero hits. You can't use iAudio because it is some sort of MP3 player.

What if you decide to create a Windows version? Max doesn't do the job.

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Post by bkburns » Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:44 am

Just found your program via a Hydrogen Audio program. I have been looking for this since I converted to the Mac. You are my hero :-)

I have to agree with Dave on several points:

1.) You need a distinct name that is searchable. A google search for Max resultes in 727 million hits. However, you need a name that the average joe can get right in the first try or two - and Halcyone would not work, as cool as it is.

2.) In line with the above, you need a distinct name so you can register a distinct domain name for it. You can always keep this as a subpage on your own web, but as this tool undoubtably grows you will find it preferable to have a disctinct branding.

3.) Please Please Please, whatever you do, don't start the name with i ;-)

I'll keep thinking and post back if I have any real ideas - I just wanted to put my two cents out here. Keep up the great development work.

B

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Post by lukoliste » Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:12 am

Audio Duper

:!:

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Sounds good to me

Post by davebarnes » Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:25 am

Stephen,

You own audioduper.com

Registered with http://www.godaddy.com
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Post by bkburns » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:28 am

TransRip

AppleTrax
AppleTracks

RipTrix
RipTricks

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Post by LagunaSol » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:30 am

Personally, I wouldn't name the product solely based on a domain you can actually secure. As anyone who has tried to name a business/product can tell you, seemingly every possible word combo in the English language has some weasel squatting on the domain.

Come up with a catchy name that fits the product, and if the domain is being squatted on, oh well. Use the name anyway (unless it's a trade name for another product, of course...).

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Post by LagunaSol » Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:11 pm

OK, here's my brain sneeze. Maybe something will stick. Many are ultimately lame, but something may inspire:

PureRip
BareAudio
Dupe
Audioclave
Mimic
Mimeo
Replicate
PureCD
Audit
Transmute
Xmute
Audiomaton
Mutate
Transmix
Glean
Skimmer
Ript
Derive

Will keep thinking...

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Post by Chris W » Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:52 pm

iRip, Rip Machine. Can't think of anything great at the moment.

How about a fancy name for quality, secure ripping? I think someone should try it.

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Post by bkburns » Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:25 pm

Riplicate

Riplicator

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Post by jacquesdubois » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:14 pm

Max is a great name for the program I think- after all, it is the Max you can do with audio on a Mac.

Why not AudioMax?

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Post by cluffydog » Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:22 am

I agree. Keep Max as a part of the name.

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Post by Chris W » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:09 am

MaxRip or Max Ripper sounds great. There's too many projects out there named Max.

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Post by bkburns » Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:50 pm

Chris W wrote:...or Max Ripper sounds great. ...
FYI, there is a Mac DVD Ripping Program called Mac the Ripper.

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