TOKYO (MacHouse) – Life was a bit tough while we were developing iOS applications. Why!? That’s because it was so painful for us to come up with one idea after another. For now, what you can do with iPad is limited. We don’t even use iPad and iPod Touch, which we of course own. You can’t develop a good product for a device that you don’t daily use, you know? Sometimes, it took us a week or 10 days to come with a new development idea. Now, we are developing Mac OS applications with Objective-C. Although Mac software development is a lot tougher, there are still a lot of subjects to cover. That partly explains why we were able to release three relatively small Mac software titles in six days.
Anyway, we just submitted a new software title to Mac App Store. It’s the 4th one of the month. This software release is called nsCherry.
nsCherry is a desktop application that allows the user to look up domain information and see which domain is open (available) for purchase and which is already registered across various top-level domains. You enter a name (base name) and then come up with a list of top-level domains (com, net, co.jp, net.uk, …) so that the application will put them together to create a list of domains to look up. nsCherry comes with a built-in list of more than 750 top-level domains covering 34 countries/regions. So you can pick a regional list from the menu, or you can just manually enter top-level domains one by one. You can save a top-level domain list as a project file (.nsc) so that you can use the same list over and over.
- Easily tell which domain is available for purchase (domain name appearing in black) and which domain is already taken (domain name appearing in red) on the output list.
- Save a top-level domain list as a project file (.nsc). Double-click on a project file to load a top-level domain list.
- The application comes with a built-in library of more than 750 top-level domains covering 34 countries/regions (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uklaine, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam)
- Give each domain a variation by adding 1 to 10 see if similar domain names are available.
- Abort the lookup process by clicking on the Abort button on a progress bar window.
- Look up the whois registration of the selected domain by clicking on the Whois button.
- Print out the domain output list.
- Language: English only.
- The application supports the Retina display.
- Application file size: 2.7 MB
- The application comes with a complete online user’s guide. (Choose ‘User’s Guide’ under ‘Help.’)
- Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or higher (compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks)
- 64-bit system
- Internet connection
- A computer display capable of projecting at least 744 x 446 px
- A base name must be at 1-letter long and can have no longer than 29 letters.
Note: Release dates are ones when updates are announced here, not when updates are actually released at Mac App Store. We make no promise that they will be accepted by iTunes Connect and then released at Mac App Store.
1.0.6 (Released on June 23, 2013)
- Fix: The application could crash unless ‘Don’t remember the last window dimensions’ was enabled in Preferences. (Again)
1.0.5 (Released on June 16, 2013)
- Fix: When the user chose SaveAs under File, the application pointed to the open-file path instead of export-file path.
- Fix: The application could crash unless ‘Don’t remember the last window dimensions’ is enabled in Preferences.
- A few other minor changes and fixes are done.
1.0.2 (Released on May 25, 2013)
- Change: The application points the Documents folder as its default open-file folder.
1.0.1 (Released on May 24, 2013)
- Fixed is a minor glitch that could prevent the application from looking up domains.
Click here to download a trial version. A fully-functional trial version will expire in May 31, 2013.
nsCherry is a product of MacHouse.