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  1. Audio Editing / Music Program

    A client app that uses NAudio, possibly the SoundCloud API, and other fun stuff to record / create / edit audio, maybe music stuffs.

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    • Diff/Merge 2000

      It's time for a modern diff/merge tool with a pluggable architecture (e.g. plugins for different filetype), a modern UI, and support for 2^32 way merges.

      92 votes
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      • IIS Express Manager

        An application to manage IIS Express sites.

        1) The application would allow the user to manage the list of sites by editing the application.config file in the %userprofile% directory.

        2) Site's could be started from the manager by calling "cmd.exe iisexpress /site:mysite". Site's would still be stopped in the console using "Q".

        3) The application could accept "iisexpress.config" files which would copy a <site> config into the IIS Express application.config (I just made that name up, something else would most likely be better).

        This would allow developers to include the "iisexpress.config" file in their repositories. This would allow another developer…

        16 votes
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        • Realtime pair programming plugin for Visual Studio

          Ad hoc pair programming similar in style to google docs collaborative editing

          89 votes
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          • Create Client Side ASP.Net MVC Editor Templates

            Create a set of rich client side editor templates using jquery ui and other 3rd party libraries.

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            • Non .NET RavenDB client API

              Currently RavenDB only has a .NET client API. It would be cool to try and write one using Scala for example, writing unit-of-work, communication, mimicking Linq etc

              57 votes
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              • Git/Mercurial branch visualiser

                Instead of the ugly lines with dots on shown by gitk/thg, how about an app that can render your git/mercurial DAG using WPF (or maybe HTML), that allows you to pan around and zoom, hover over nodes and see commit details etc, and has nice tag and branch labels attached in the right places.

                Could easily get the required information from "git log" / "hg log"

                13 votes
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                • Windows Phone 7 App Alarm for time-zone

                  This is something I was gonna write myself eventually, since I haven't seen an app that does it and I simply need an app that does it...

                  But the ability to set an alarm for a time-zone that will ring when it's that time in my time-zone.

                  e.g if I set my alarm to ring when it's 8-30am on Thursday in Thailand, it will ring at 12-30pm Sydney time.

                  That way I don't have to workout the time difference to set my alarm Sydney time.

                  7 votes
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                  • Web based XLIFF (translations) Editor

                    Kinda goes hand in hand with the MVC templates.

                    Currently we have an app that is translated into 32 different languages. We use http://www.sisulizer.com/ as a backend, because we need to handle more than just resx files, but have never found a decent front end for exposing to translation agencies.

                    There is Pootle ( http://translate.sourceforge.net/wiki/pootle/features ), which is "ok", but it's a major league ballache when you're working with lots of different xliff files and requires a lot of manual effort.

                    Something where you could add/update/merge changes on a directory full of XLIFF files would be useful.

                    4 votes
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                    • Email subscription system

                      ASP.NET MVC email system that allows users to subscribe to specific emails types (marketing, news, new products, etc.) and unsubscribe from one or more. Could also allow administrators to administer the subscription list and manage users. There seems to be a common need for this in ecommerce and business related applications, but there is no open source solution as far as I can tell - closest thing is an old project named i386 Newsletter System...

                      10 votes
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                      • Port Node.js Everyauth to ASP.NET WEB API / ASP.NET MVC

                        Create Auth middleware for logging in with facebook, twitter, github, google, readability

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                        • Windows GUI GREP utility

                          A utility that provides a simple modern interface for searching a large number of files for matching strings. A list of files with matches along with previews of the matches with surrounding context.

                          Something along the lines of http://wingrep.com.

                          5 votes
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                          • JSON Diff Tool

                            I'm unaware of any programs to do this.

                            http://tlrobinson.net/projects/javascript-fun/jsondiff/

                            There's an online tool for it but I would really love a Windows integrated tool to select two files to diff them that supports JSON, rather than treating it as plain text.

                            5 votes
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                            • A user friendly client for Chocolatey

                              Chocolatey is a great way to install programs that uses NuGet under the covers for dependency management, updates, etc. It's command-line focused, which means that only nerds are going to use it. How about a client application that reads the Chocolatey feed and makes it easy to install programs? Could also use a WebPI style protocol link syntax, so chocolatey://carnac would install Carnac.

                              2 votes
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                              • Add NAppUpdate features

                                NAppUpdate is a lightweight, flexible library for easily performing autoupdate for .NET desktop applications. Code is at https://github.com/synhershko/NAppUpdate .

                                This project is about improving upon the original NAppUpdate code base with the following features:

                                - Provide a slick UI for generating update feeds
                                - Add more Task, Condition and Source implementation
                                - Move to a service based update (currently running an exe, therefore functionality for cold updates is a bit limited)
                                - Better reporting
                                - Better testing framework (a real challenge!)

                                When this project concludes we should have a really great and powerful autoupdate lib for desktop apps

                                66 votes
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                                • Apache Tika for .NET

                                  There seems to be no .NET equivilant to Apache Tika which extracts the textual content from various types of documents.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Screen sharing application

                                    Features:
                                    - Peer to peer (using pnrp?) for scale
                                    - Pair programming
                                    - Screen recording

                                    36 votes
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                                    • Anonymous Architect

                                      A command line tool to generate the Abstractness vs. Instability graph for a set of assemblies, track the velocity of these metrics over time and offer advice for how to avoid "bad" situations

                                      5 votes
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                                      • An IRC client with a great UX

                                        I would love to see a an IRC client with a great UX. It would be great if you could program it in JavaScript to run bots that execute certain tasks if something is mentioned in an IRC chat.

                                        The reason I'm asking for IRC is that a lot of developers are using it, yet there doesn't exist a nice client for Windows.

                                        30 votes
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                                        • Markdown Preview Handler for Windows/Outlook

                                          Make a package that people can install so markdown files can be automatically previewed in Windows Explorer or in Outlook the same way as images, word files, etc.

                                          http://blog.tatham.oddie.com.au/2006/12/20/vista-and-office-2007-preview-handler-pack-released/

                                          5 votes
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