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With the SO API still in private beta, I wanted to give meta users a chance to have a say.

I created an app that lets you browse parts of SO with the eventual intention of the app being a replacement for accessing the site through a web browser. Here is a screenshot:

I need a name for the application, so post your ideas as answers below.

Update: here is a Windows executable you can try

Update: I decided to go with SOwhat. Thanks to everyone that entered and especially gnovices-exchange.

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Where can I report errors/bugs? Seriously, I downloaded it, ran it, but it errored on startup with "An error occurred retrieving the user list" and when I clicked it away and searched on user with ID 1 it crashed with the error signature AppName: gui demo.exe AppVer: ModName: unknown ModVer: Offset: 0000012e. – BalusC May 4 '10 at 0:33
@Balus: Thanks. Unfortunately, some changes to the API have caused the App to break. I am currently rewriting the app and the new version should have no problems and run faster. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN May 4 '10 at 2:18
@Balus: I fixed the bug. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN May 5 '10 at 18:40
up vote 10 down vote accepted
  • SOwhat

  • SOcialite

  • ReapWhatYeSO

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+1 nice! ------ – Pëkka Apr 26 '10 at 20:38
SoWhat is my favorite so far. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Apr 26 '10 at 21:49
I ended up picking SOwhat. Thanks! – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN May 4 '10 at 0:16
This means that you can use the great Miles Davis track of the same name as your theme music, should you ever need one – Ralph Lavelle May 4 '10 at 4:05


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Like it cos it's not site specific – Mark Henderson Apr 27 '10 at 5:26
Oh right because Stack is also used in Super User and Server Fault :-P – Ivo Flipse Apr 27 '10 at 6:20

Focusing on the "alternative means of access" aspect:

  • SideOverflow?

  • SideEntrance?

  • Postern?

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+1 for SideOverflow! – Dexter Apr 26 '10 at 20:13
Why SideOverflow? Just curious... – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Apr 26 '10 at 20:25
@George a mix between "side entrance" and "stack overflow". – Pëkka Apr 26 '10 at 20:38
  • SO&SO (or SOandSO)
  • SOCommando
  • SOLoco
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The last two sound like investment / day trading programs :) – Tim Post Apr 27 '10 at 8:01
@Tim, yeah, so does StackExchange, that's what got me thinking in that direction. – Benjol Apr 28 '10 at 10:57


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boring.......... – studiohack Apr 27 '10 at 1:19
whatever......... – Steven A. Lowe Apr 27 '10 at 3:24

iSOFU -- for Apple users

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it's a windows app – juan Apr 27 '10 at 0:52
BUT it was created with wxWidgets so a Mac version is easily possible. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Apr 27 '10 at 1:21

Since twitter has 'tweetdeck' , its conceivable that SE sites can have 'SEDeck'. I believe the API will eventually work on all SE sites?

Edited to reflect suggestions in comments. Its neat, because you could pronounce it 'sed - ek' or "see - deck'.

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There are questions about boat programming. Sounds better than 'poopdeck'. – Michael Kniskern Apr 27 '10 at 5:15
How about SEdeck? (slight change in spelling) – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Apr 27 '10 at 5:20

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