So software is (finally!) in the Age of Experience, where the world’s biggest tech company could plausibly be described as a user experience business, and where better UX is helping drive millions of dollars of market growth.
In that light, I’ve compiled a bulleted list of open source apps that offer a truly great user experience, with screenshots and detailed notes:
Now I’m pretty sure I’ve missed one or two there. Please do set me right in the comments. But it’s going to be a pretty short list however you cut it. Why is that?
My first guess is that it’s about the social organisation of open source projects, that makes it difficult for people who aren’t hardcore devs to get involved. But I could be totally misinformed on this.
btw, this is NOT about being anti-OSS. It’s a good model that has produced a lot of great code, some of which I use every day. But nothing very user-facing.