Accordingly, I’ve been wondering what I can use it for. Here are a few ideas.
- Browser bookmarks
- Address Book contacts
- List of running apps
- iTunes tracks (wait, no, scratch that one)
- iCal calendars (can you do this already?)
- URLs/titles of currently open web-browser windows in all running browsers
- Sticky notes' contents (I'd use this one all the time)
- Contents of text files in a chosen "watch folder"
- Content of a log-file
- Output of a terminal task (top, mail, etc)
- CPU load
- Web sites, both root and ~/Sites (Safari already does this)
- Contents of the Script menu (for execution on the hosting computer, with authentication)
- Screenshot taken periodically
- Pic taken by attached webcam periodically ("localcam"?)
- Your idea here
You can achieve a lot of this via remote login, but using Rendezvous has the benefit of autodiscovery of hosts, not needing an explicitly-created account previously, and the fact that you’ll probably cobble together some kind of UI when implementing the functionality.