The truth about software

01/05/2014

Most software is really bad.

I’m not being a software engineering snob when I say this (after all, I’m not a programmer myself), we just have an extraordinarily low bar when it comes to acceptable software quality. Apple probably makes software that’s 20% better than everyone else’s, so it’s praised by critics. [And for reference, the best software in the world is probably written by NASA engineers.]

One of the applications I’ve been enjoying a lot recently is called Wunderlist. I’ve used Omnifocus and Things for task management and was a bit underwhelmed in both cases, so I gave Wunderlist a try with a healthy bit of skepticism.

Well, I love it. In addition to being beautiful, the key features I need are implemented intuitively. I’ve been using it for everything from grocery lists to personal todos to project scheduling for work.

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t have a suggestion for Windows users wanting to get in on the world of great software. Here you are.