Yes, that is a good example; unfortunately, it is very rare. While I was using a Mac app, I usually found that it was a case of form over function. I couldn't find a personal finance application that comes close to matching the functionality (or ease of use) of Money or Quicken
I belive all Apple computers come pre-loaded with Quicken. I've been looking at a new financial app called Cha-Ching. It looks promising, at least for simple financial management. It's nowhere near as fully-featured as Money/Quicken. Which, in my mind, is a good thing.
Not really the same; although Windows does have Win32 (and that was a nightmare) it also had a huge range of other toolkits from companies other than Microsoft. .NET has the same advantage; lots of third party tools and a whole host of languages, and not just from Microsoft. On the Mac platform, you basically take what Apple gives you.
Not really. There are a lot of 3rd party frameworks out there to make the OS X devs life a little easier. The Omni Group has a few. There's no where near as many as there are for the Windows platform, but I think that's a function of market share.
That being said, the Leopard release will bring some HUGE changes to the Cocoa framework. Garbage collection being the one I'm most looking forward to.
Better late than never, I guess ....
You said it. Retain/Release gives me COM flashbacks. Bleh.