Some of you might know the application Basket. its a nice application, usefull for temporarily storing pieces of information. like weblinks, text, pictures, music - things you drop in, and take out a few minutes later.
Lets say you are writing a article, and you surf the web searching for picures and information for it. you drag'n'drop the info or pictures onto the basket, and when you are ready, you start working on the document - and you can drop the items into it.
But this application has a dis-advantage, at least for me: I just don't use it. why not? copy-paste DOES the job, but its not as powerfull as te basket. drag'n'drop - the same. why do I use these, instead of the basket?
Well, just because the basket is another window. you have to open it, and it stays on top (obscuring another window?) or you have to click it again to get it on top. that's not very easy. its powerfull, but not just there.
I thought about it, and I think the best solution would be a kicker applet. you can drag'n'drop items on it, and drop them later onto an document or a local map.
So check the screenshot (mockup). at the right is a big sidebar, its just a kicker child. yep, you see Styleclock there (also from kde-look.org). and direct above the clock are 2 'basket applets', one empty, the other filled with a few individual pictures, a map, a group of pictures, a piece of text (I just selected text from the article on osnews, and drag it onto the applet). and a document.
On top of the bar is something totally different, and we won't see something like that until KDE 4.0 is out - my idea of a search-applet for kicker. a searchbar, and buttons to select what to show: weblinks or picures, or contacts, todo's or mails. a few things are shown, a todo, a mail, some pictures, weblink, contact.
anyway. this is just a idea, I'm no coder. but I hope this inspires someone :D
15 years ago
15 years ago