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by Jeff Greene — Feb 01
To follow up on Dirk's question:
Does anyone know of a closed-source app other than those in the huge suites (Office, Creative Suite) that has a proper Mac UI?

Commercial software tends to be either originally developed for Windows and ported to Mac OS X using Carbon, or written to be cross-platform from the start. Usually the latter is written in Java. Mac OS X with Cocoa offers many unique features that are available solely for Mac OS X. It is hard to write a native Mac OS X application without writing it from the ground-up.

The only cross-platform commercial software that is written in Cocoa that I can think of is Skype. Skype did something similar to Transmission and uses the Skype framework as the back-end to the native Cocoa application.
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