Help me name my new multi-app
December 26, 2012 9:08 AM   Subscribe

Help me name my new product, which combines the functionality of popular existing apps, but is specialized with high-security features.

I'm the owner of and active participant in a small IT consulting firm. We do custom development for clients that would like to use "regular" desktop and tablet apps but can't -- because of various security regulations or compliance requirements.

For example, Client X can't use Dropbox or Evernote because they're subject to rules that require end-to-end encryption and a complete audit trail, etc. I step in and replicate the basic functionality of those apps (website, desktop client, mobile client, etc.) to the customer's specs, but I do it in a way that keeps their legal department and auditors happy.

Lately I've been getting a lot of requests for basically the same functionality, so I'm rolling it all into one product under a single "brand name". That's where I'm stuck. The development was the easy part!

The product is basically a secure version of the following apps/sites rolled into one:

Dropbox (w/ file version archive, sharing, and commenting)
Evernote
Google Reader
A Generic Twitter Client
Google Docs Viewer
Instapaper

I've got desktop clients for Mac and Windows, and a mobile app for iOS and Android.

My favorite name so far was "KitchenSYNC" but that's already taken.

I'm up for pretty much any name - a conglomeration of tech words (like SyncSpace) or a completely random name, the only requirement being that the .com and twitter handles are both available.

TL;DR: Help me name my new product, which combines the functionality of popular existing apps, but is specialized with high-security features.
posted by bfu to Computers & Internet (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
locksync?
posted by scruss at 9:18 AM on December 26, 2012


kitchnsynk
posted by davebush at 9:21 AM on December 26, 2012


Lockstep
Lockbox
Footlocker
posted by kindall at 9:23 AM on December 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


snAPPlock
posted by xingcat at 9:25 AM on December 26, 2012


CompliantSync
posted by contraption at 9:25 AM on December 26, 2012


An arrangement of the first letter of each application followed by sync.
posted by JayRwv at 9:25 AM on December 26, 2012


Digging snAPPlock a lot, but alas, the domain name isn't available. Also like kitchnsynk as spelled, but given that kitchensync.com (for some reason) refers people to gmail, I'd rather not risk the confusions that will inevitably pop up.
posted by bfu at 9:29 AM on December 26, 2012


LockTight
CloudSafe (because "Cloud" is the new buzzword)

Or

CirrusSafe
NimbusSafe
StratusSafe

Or
CirrusLock
NimbusLock
StratusLock
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 9:31 AM on December 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


CloudKit
posted by empath at 9:35 AM on December 26, 2012


SecurApp
posted by EndsOfInvention at 9:35 AM on December 26, 2012


CloudKit is great - but also taken. CirrusLock is available, but doesn't flow off the tongue very well. Looks great on paper, however...
posted by bfu at 9:42 AM on December 26, 2012


Savebox
posted by Baud at 9:50 AM on December 26, 2012


SyncVault

FWIW, I think you want to emphasize the secure aspect of this, rather than the kitchen sink aspect of this. I would never have assumed from your first choice name that this was a product designed with security in mind.
posted by OmieWise at 9:54 AM on December 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


I think you want to emphasize the secure aspect of this, rather than the kitchen sink aspect of this. I would never have assumed from your first choice name that this was a product designed with security in mind.

True. I guess I just liked the way that the name sounded. Very good point.
posted by bfu at 10:08 AM on December 26, 2012


Something riffing on "cumulus" would be good since it's a cloud word that also calls to mind the "accumulation" of various disparate functions that you're including. Both cumulus.com and thunderhead.com (a type of cumulus cloud with a monolithic, forbidding and icon-friendly appearance) are taken, but maybe you can come up with a hip misspelling or portmanteau.

I agree with OmieWise that you should be trying to convey the security features of your offering; you're trying to sell IT departments on it rather than end users, right? Maybe call it Cumulus Compliance?
posted by contraption at 10:09 AM on December 26, 2012


skiffer, a play on scif, the secure room
posted by forforf at 10:11 AM on December 26, 2012


lockITup
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 10:25 AM on December 26, 2012


Intracloud
posted by empath at 11:03 AM on December 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Once you have a few candidates, search the USPTO trademark database to see if they're taken. Be sure to search sound/lookalikes too.
posted by schoolgirl report at 11:33 AM on December 26, 2012


You're selling this to corporate clients, right? Go less cutesy, more obvious. Waaay more obvious. "Secure Suite" (or SecureSuite, if you want to be retro), "Secure Cloud", "Compliant Cloud", or something else straightforward would be preferable to anything punny, IMO.

And SnapLock is definitely taken, and by a product that's kinda/sorta in the same space, so I'd steer well clear.
posted by Kadin2048 at 1:08 PM on December 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Securextend
EndLocks
posted by Dansaman at 11:44 PM on December 30, 2012


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