Want to build a simple mac text application - what is the best path to take?
Posted on 2008-06-23
I wish to make a very simple text organization software for mac. The application i want to do is essentially organizing text files and being able to add whatever columns to describe the txt files and be able to sort the txt files by those columns.
How do people usually go about doing something like this?
I need access to the standard mac interface components, and i dont know if i should be looking into applescript vs. java or whatnot. Will it matter at all to an end user? Will people be able to tell that i used a scripting vs. programming langauge by either checking or evaluating the performance? Does doing this with certain languages not allow for encryption of code? What are most simpler/ organizational mac software written in anyway?
Basically i have dabbed around many scripting and programming languages, but have never written an all out software. I prefer python over anything if there is some sort of python framework for this type of thing out there. Thanks for any advice!