I've got myself a battery backed 8MB RamFactor clone from a2heaven. I've got myself a mouse card and mouse. So which GUI is the best for Apple II.
I loaded Apple II Desktop into RAM, as well as MousePaint. How is GEOS looking? Is GeoPaint better than MousePaint? Is the GUI itself better or worse? the Apple Desktop GUI looks better to me.
Does anyone have any opinions they can share?
My 2 cents:
Apple II Desktop
Both of these environments will benefit greatly from an accelerator such as a Transwarp or Zip Chip.
As for paint programs, my favorite is 816Paint, which has separate (and nearly identical UI) versions for HR and DHR on 8-bit (as well as SHR if you have a IIGS). All of the flavors follow Apple UI conventions fairly closely.
If you go with Apple II desktop, there are some other 8-bit "Desktop" like apps you may want to look at. Most of these use DHR, but a few use MouseText or a DHR interface that looks like a mix of MouseText and DHR graphics. There a several versions of these apps floating around on asimov and elsewhere. The versions listed below will all run under ProDOS and are "hard drive installable." Some will recognize the RamFactor and install themselves to it or use it for scratch space.
I would prefer ProSel. It's much faster than the graphic based systems. Like it very much on my CFFA.
What about catalyst?
I like it.
I agree 100% about ProSel. I spent a weekend using Prosel to setup a cool menu system of my favorite games and apps with the CFFA and its a dream.