I suggest you ...

Keep your product name!

Some people like it, some hate it. Personally I like it as I think it sums up our output sometimes, mis-spelt and with crap in the middle, but then it was my idea.

There's an entry for change your product name as well. If you feel strongly one way or the other please vote for this or that.

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    Duncan McGregorAdminDuncan McGregor (Admin, VelOCRaptor) shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →

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      • DaveDave commented  · 

        I really hope you'll be able to update this to work with Lion (and future iterations). The Mac world needs you! :-}

      • Carlos Eduardo MelloCarlos Eduardo Mello commented  · 

        I love the name. In fact it was the first thing that attracted me to the software. It sounds like fast, powerful and smart, which are all characteristics of the dino you allude to.

      • ZootZoot commented  · 

        I like it.

      • Lisa DeeLisa Dee commented  · 

        I love the name! Very clever - a big fan of the cerebral humor...

      • David the HarperDavid the Harper commented  · 

        I very much liked the idea of spelling it VelOCiRaptor: but surely a much more important point is that as things are, Google will find it for you, if it's actually spellt the same as the dinosaur, trying to use Google to get help with it is as hopeless and when you write in 'Pages', 'Mail', 'Word' or any of the other names someone has given arbitrary new meanings to, even though their existing meanings have been established in the language for centuries ...

      • barns_from_ozbarns_from_oz commented  · 

        Great name! Sure I noticed that it didnt QUITE spell the non-existent velociraptor, and then noticed that left 'crap' in the name, but some jokes are more subtle than others, right? Its first output for me was STUNNING, and it was simply an iPhone pic of a pithy 'letter to the editor' I was reading at the coffee shop. The accuracy was so good I was blown away, even if the interface was non-obvious the first time. A little faster than the net solution OCRterminal which involves an 'in-terminable' wait.. ;-) Keep it - its memorable, amusing and likeable, I'd like to buy it!

      • HandyMacHandyMac commented  · 

        Do not, repeat DO NOT, change either the name or the icon; I love 'em, they were a lot of the reason I bought the program sight unseen when I saw it mentioned at MacInTouch last summer. Whoever made the connection between "OCR" and the dinosaur name ought to get a medal -- say maybe a little bronze replica of Clarus the Dogcow.

        Remember the First Law of the Mac from The Macintosh Bible (Arthur Naiman, 1987): "This is the Mac. It's *supposed* to be fun." I bought my first "toy computer" (a Mac Plus) in 1988, and I've been having fun going on 22 years now with the dozen-plus Macs I've owned since (not to mention the hundreds I've worked on for clients). If nothing else, the Macintosh story has demonstrated that there is no real conflict between getting real work done and having a good time.

        For recent Windoze migrants, a cautionary tale: A quarter century ago I lived for a while in the desert metropolis of Tucson, Arizona. Before WWII Tucson was a sleepy little town of under 40,000 inhabitants; now it's over a million. Much of the increase has been refugees from the damp, lush, hay-feverish climate of the Midwest. Many of these immigrants felt homesick, and planted their yards with familiar foliage -- and now Tucson has a higher pollen count than Des Moines, Iowa.

        If you came to the Mac from the deadly serious, conformist corporate world of Windoze -- well, of course we'd like you to feel welcome. But don't try to turn our world into a clone of the one you left. I mean, if you liked it there, why didn't you stay?

        And no, it doesn't need a little "i" added to make the meaning clear(er?). If you're smart enough to use a Mac, you can get it.

      • Chris RosienChris Rosien commented  · 

        You might slip the letter i into the capitalized OCR so it is spelled ...
        VelOCiRaptor
        It's easier to read that way and the caps preserve the OCR idea.

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