September 10, 2013

Engine, not the paint job

I want a high-level info analysis app along the lines of DevonThink. Other considerations are Tinderbox and Brain 7. I’ve been following Tinderbox and DevonThink for a few years.

The user-interfaces on these apps leave a lot to be desired. Have you seen Tinderbox? Seriously? The Brain looks like a cartoon. The best of the three is DevonThink and it is far from simple, clean and intuitive - virtues I value.

I don’t mean any lack of respect to the devs. This is dev design opinion vs consumer design opinion.

I’ve had this experience with iOS apps as well.

Essentially I want the engine under the hood but not the paint job on the car.

I don’t have known talent in app design so, enough said.

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