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OrangeNote™ chosen among PCMag.com's Best Free Software of the Year, two years standing!
Who We Are
in case you were wondering
Hi there. My name is Logan Murray, and The Little Software Company is my baby. The company was founded in 2007 as a means for me to do what I love, and to persue my theoretical ideas in Computer Science.
I've been interested in programming since I was about 8 years old. It all started with Microsoft QuickBASIC on my dad's old Mac Plus—a 1Mb 8MHz all-in-one with a 9-inch black and white screen—which he gave to me when he upgraded to a Centris 650. I loved that little machine, and still have it in my garage back home.
I can still remember my dad sitting down with me and explaining what variables were, and other programming terms. At the time, I would mostly write simple text adventures using a whole lot of GOTOs (the logic of the GOSUB escaped me at the time—I get a kick out of that looking back). The games never really made it past the first few rooms, because by then I was onto something else that had piqued my interest.
It didn't take long before I had moved onto C, and would take 500-page programming books in the car on family trips, learning about all sorts of amazing things while everyone else marvelled at the scenery. I wrote a few programs for the Mac in C, including one called "Speech Tester" which tied into the Mac's speech synthesis engine (itself way ahead of its time), but I didn't stick with C for long. Next was the wide open frontier of object-oriented programming, and the one language that ruled them all: C++.
When I discovered object-oriented programming, I knew I had found my calling. Suddenly this once mystical world of computers made perfect sense to me. It was like an epiphany.
What We Do
and why you should care
There are really two facets to the company: the long-term theoretical exploration, and the more immediate software products that likely brought you here. But it helps to understand that our current software products are really applications of that which the larger theoretical bubble envisions.
From a young age, I was always interested in human-computer interaction, through operating systems and user interfaces, and have always been interested in the idea of redesigning how users interact with the computer on a fundamental level. Earlier on, this took the form of examining UI elements and widgets (for example how to develop a non-windowed UI, or getting rid of those ugly scroll bars), but as my research matured, my focus went deeper into the programmatic and informational systems under the hood. You see, I realized that if I really wanted to improve the usability of the computer from the surface, I needed to completely change its logical makeup beneath the surface.
This is what started me on a path that would see many years and many books filled with notes and ideas—not to mention many people wondering what the heck it was I was actually working on—as those ideas were refined and reorganized into something powerfully simple in its representation. And it's still not finished, mind you, but I can truthfully say that I'm a lot closer now than I was when I started out, or perhaps than I ever expected to be (but that would be a lie, because if there's one passion I have, it's this, and there's no way I am going to stop until it's achieved).
Ultimately, I would like to see these theories culminate in a full multi-platform operating system, but for now I'll have to be satisfied with developing apps for other platforms like Windows. What's great for you is that you can start to see some of these wild new ideas in the form of apps you can download right now.
But this is only scratching the surface; there are some huge things planned, as development of my theories matures and some of those ideas are starting to make their way into my software. The next version of OrangeNote (which, by the way, will have a completely new name) is going to be a huge deal. You're going to see some amazing capabilities in software that I bet you never imagined possible. So all I can say now is stay tuned!