A while ago I went through and completely re-wrote the source for PEM, making it sooooo much cleaner, more efficient, and with several new key features. I ran into a snag so I kind of ran into a wall in terms of the next release, but this week, I picked it back up, untangled the snag, and am on my way to releasing PEM v1.0.
Version 1 is going to be great; Dropper will be integrated directly into the program, the RAM usage will be about 1/10 of past usage (hopefully), and overall, the program will just run smoother. The only problem is that I really want this to be used. I am a bit of a freeware fanatic, and I really don't know of that many apps besides Coffee/Cafe that do what PEM do. (I saw one other, but I can't remember the name.) So I want people to be able to use PEM if they need it.
And quite honestly, that means I need to make PEM presentable. The two things that need tweaking are the name and the icon. I really like how easy it is to say "Pehm", but "Portable Extension Manager" is a mouthful and "PEM" is just confusing. I need ideas for alternative names, like maybe something not quite as literal, like Coffee. I really don't want it to be completely random and preferably not an noun-animal (Firefox, Iceweasel, Thunderbird, Songbird, Musicbee, etc), but I just can't think of something that captures what PEM is and does.
Even apart from a new name, the icon really is not working for me. At the time, I made it because I thought it was "simple", and now it's more turned into "drab." So I need something new. I am absolutely terrible at graphic design. (Just take a look at the first PEM icon, or the StartupSaver icon, or any of my sites.....) I need someone to volunteer their artsy services to help me put a good face on PEM. I really can't compensate you monetarily, but I'll most definitely put your name in the Readme, the About window, and pretty much everywhere I can.
I really don't know if this request will reach anyone since DoaAN is neither popular or thrilling, but I guess it's worth a try. It would be so amazing if I could get these two things. If you think you can help with either one (even if it's just brainstorming about the name), e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and if you know anyone with artsy skills that might be interested in doing something like this, please pass on the request to them.