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422: The Complainisode

December 9, 2021

This week, we were invited to have a rant session about the little things in modern software that drive us nuts. A complainisode! In the Sidebar, we share our strategies for having a successful design challenge interview loop.

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Main Topic:

This week, we were invited to have a rant session about the little things in modern software that drive us nuts. A complainisode!

James Bartlett asks on GitHub: Frustrations with existing products got me into design. As you guys have new Macs, perhaps now's a good time to share your frustrations with Mac OS, and ideate on ways to mitigate. For example, I'd like to see an inbox for Airdrop. Currently everything airdropped, gets dropped into the downloads folder, and with no way to sort by sender etc.

  • Winamp’s new website is...not good.
  • Apollo has great in-app release notes.

Cool Things:

  • Brian shared Cron, a lovely new calendar application for macOS. Get on the waitlist!
  • Marshall shared Twelve South Action Bands for Apple Watch. Funky, but useful!

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