Although Sonzea began doing business in 2006, the real beginning of this enterprise had its roots in 2002 when my wife and I bought our first Macintosh computer. She needed a new computer on which to write her novel; I was a software developer who spent my days writing Windows software, and many of my evenings playing around with Linux. The Mac was a perfect solution for both of us, she got a powerful and easy-to-use word processing desktop, and I got a new Unix-based computer that I could explore and tinker with.
Then I discovered Cocoa, that wonderful development platform that makes writing software on OS X such a joy.
Soon my Linux workstation was relegated to our "server room" (the walk-in closet in my office) to be replaced by a shiny new G5 PowerMac on my desktop.
I'm the kind of guy who likes to solve problems. One of my favorite ways of solving problems is to write a program, and as the proliferation of Macintosh computers in our household continued, one of the problems I had was keeping our iTunes and iPhoto collections up to date on each of them. I soon went to work on writing a little Cocoa app that would help me manage and synchronize our music libraries, and over time this little app grew and grew. Eventually, it developed to the point where it was an automated music manager, and one of the most important tools we use on our home network.
I think you'll find Syncopation useful too.