Can you give me some examples of the solutions that other people have moved to years ago that you are referencing? I am very open to the fact that I could have just totally missed the train to a better creative tooling experience.
I don't accept the financially sensible part of your argument. I know how that what a company makes is money, and is beholden to investors over all. In my opinion, innovation really stopped around the time the iPhone3 took hold. I personally don't give a shit about their bottom line, it's doing fine and they can totally continue to funnel us in a direction of more of the same. However, I do think leaving the creators they once prized and facilitated behind for a more narrow experience catered to a consumer experience of walled gardens and media subscriptions has currently left the market wide open for a new home for people like me who are begging them to do better.
3 years and no reasonable update to the tool I use to produce my craft and it's still the best thing. That's really saying something for what the company has built as a legacy. The gap is so huge now, and they appear to just keep gutting focus on tools for their once beloved artists and creatives. A new iMac looks pretty good! But it doesn't live up to where I think their platform leadership should be.
In my opinion they have left a desperate, loyal, audience out in the cold so long that it's offensive and I'm looking forward to whoever can fill the role next.
Yes, especially with KDE's Dolphin file manager which is more or less the pinnacle of GUI file browser.
it becomes especially good when you start taping in its scripting capabilities and the wealth of scripts available: https://store.kde.org/browse/cat/102/.
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