Do you generally prefer single-purpose (and simpler) software programs, or multi-purpose (and more complex) software programs?
POWER! UNLIMITED POWER!
And that's why I choose simple games - one button that says fire is ok. Death to the Zombies!
Complex? Ain't nobody got time for that!
Since there isn't much traffic here, a few app recommendations for 3D gamers : Carnivores ; Contract Killer Zombies2 and a secret tip : "six guns". Both Contract killer and six guns eat 500+MB but six guns only data space not app space on Android.
When something is multipurpose it has to makes compromises and can't be the best of either.
I prefer dedicated audio recording software, and video editing software. Other things I'm more flexible, I suppose.
Don't be sad. It just means the market is ripe for charging more for "easy" apps for the masses. Opportunity is good.
There is little I can do about it, but this SOH poll is indicative of computing trends and makes me sad.
I work in music production, and have friends in post/film production. Our traditional software and hardware tools are feeling the squeeze of the consumer-oriented 'post PC' market
Depends some software can handle multiple tasks really well. They can be used for simple tasks and should you choose use advance features to push the project above and beyond.
I'd rather have something that does one thing really well, than something that does 50 things just "ok"
I'd say Pages is a multi-purpose program, but certainly not super complex.
It depends... If it is for a project that I plan on putting a lot of time into I want power, otherwise I want simplicity. Overall I would say simplicity.
As a senior I've adapted fairly well to all the new tech. But I tend to keep it simple. Still have an old desk top but bought an I touch, loved so much I just got my first smart phone, love it. But in truth any grade school kid would probably show me up on any of these.
When i want a challenge, I don't want it to be a complicated hardware challenge.
Better to have two things that do something great than one mediocre thing trying to do two.
Not surprised by the age filter.
Repeat until they get it right?
We are stuck in a repeat loop. Are we changing?
I'm a big fan of multi-tasking. I would rather have one thing that does more instead of many things that do less.
Totally conservative. Haha respect.
Keep it simple stupid. The k.i.s.s. method.
I just want it to work, and usually, the simpler it is, the better it works.
Repeat question? :>
I'd rather have a single use program that's really good at what it does.
One news source is no news, it's propaganda.
If news my favorite is newshog (Google).
Not necessarily simpler but I believe it's better to be the best in one area than be good in many.
Though I'm sure no one but Tony would come anywhere close to caring....
SOH is on my second page, but the first is only email, settings, calendar, and photos, a setup that goes back to my original iPod touch. SOH is in the most used folder though. And not on the third page- which is only used in specific uncommon circumstances (like baby apps, when I'm not pregnant...)
More complex to an extent. I can't stand single-use software. But I also don't want such a complicated program that I can't relatively easily figure out how to use it.
To the extent they can be, I prefer integration. I hate reentering data, or copy-paste when it would make more sense for the contents of any field to be picked up by all appropriate modules. I also prefer the consistency of the UI and setup in a properly done integrated program.
I'm a software engineer and I work for a software company. I like complex software that is simply architected (based on engineering design principles).
Right next to Fox News, Tony? I wouldn't be proud ;)
Same here though Gaca, my SoH is on the bottom toolbar right between my email and web browser
It would be easier having a consumption tax. No avoidance that way. The millionaires can still pay a higher rate, but death tax off the table. Capital gains have to have a lower tax rate to encourage investment. Double taxation is unjust.
It is my favorite app ;)
I am honored that SOH has earned such an exclusive spot. Seriously.
More complicated. I like a challenge.
Rather simple - that's why I use the "Catch" notebook app instead of a more complex program like Evernote. And that's why I usually avoid isometric building games like tiny village with a gazillion options and play Zombie killers and such. 3D, move and fire :)
I have my Windows with Internet Explorer and word. I have my IPhone with only three applications: Fox News, Tea Party Memo, and Show of Hands. I don't like all the new gadgets and gizmos that come with technology these days.
My mind and jobs demand complexity.