Remember pet rocks? It was all the rage back in the 1970s (I read about it in history class). It was a rock. It was a pet. The perfect pet.
A pet rock didn’t need anything. Not food, not shelter, not comfort. No bath, no grooming, it never got sick, and never died. As the perfect pet, the pet rock was always there for you. Here’s the Mac user’s pet rock app.
The Pet Rock App For The Mac
My Mac is so loaded with apps that our cul-de-sac has a sign warning of congestion. I have so many apps that billionaire Warren Buffet wants to know my secret.
Why on earth would I want a pet rock-like app?
Pet rock-like as in doesn’t really do anything, yet it’s always there for you.
Because, apps are my Mac life. I collect. I study. I use. I scoff. Like Tribbles, apps tend to grow in number. I think they actually breed. Digitally, of course. So it’s much cleaner and without any body liquids.
ShuffleApp is a candidate for the Pet Rock App Award™ of 2011.
Just as real pet rock wasn’t much to look at, neither is ShuffleApp. Open it, and it’s ready to launch one of the apps on your Mac.
Should ShuffleApp display an app that you’d really, truly, deeply want to use at the moment, simply click the Open button and you’re good to go.
Otherwise, if ShuffleApp’s random app selection doesn’t suit your tastes or needs, or, in case you’re having hot flashes or a hangover, click the Next button and you get another chance.
See? That’s like having a pet rock except it’s more exciting, what with the random approach to launching an app and all.
Why would you want a pet rock-like app? And why ShuffleApp?
First, it’s entertaining. It’s cheap. It’s actually useful. It will help you build patience. And character. You may find an app on your Mac that you’d installed long ago but forgotten.
Even better, you can bask in the knowledge of what happens to Mac app developers who really, truly, deeply have too much time on their hands.