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Posted by Dr Andus
Dec 5, 2014 at 01:59 PM

 

As it happens, MLO is considering a Mac app, see here:

“MyLifeOrganized for Mac”

http://www.mylifeorganized.net/announcements/mac-subscribe.shtml?

Though, ironically, I abandoned MLO when they first started to go cross-platform. I don’t know if it was the aesthetics of the iOS apps that was re-applied to the Windows version or what, but I found that the original Win version was becoming diluted as a result (I was a fairly big fan of MLO before that). 

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Dec 5, 2014 at 03:04 PM

 

That was interesting, Robin. But just to play devil’s advocate (and without in the least wishing you to stop your development work for iOS; I’m one of the people who’s been badgering you for an iOS version of OutlineEdit!), I think there’s an enormous opportunity for a cunning developer to create a suite of applications for Windows that would take full advantage of the touch-screen experience. Very few Windows Store apps are truly optimised for touch-screen usage in the way that so many great iOS apps are.

 


Posted by Hugh
Dec 5, 2014 at 04:08 PM

 

Dr Andus wrote:
As it happens, MLO is considering a Mac app, see here:
> >“MyLifeOrganized for Mac”
> >http://www.mylifeorganized.net/announcements/mac-subscribe.shtml?
> >Though, ironically, I abandoned MLO when they first started to go
>cross-platform. I don’t know if it was the aesthetics of the iOS apps
>that was re-applied to the Windows version or what, but I found that the
>original Win version was becoming diluted as a result (I was a fairly
>big fan of MLO before that).

Interesting. I starting using MLO when it launched, and liked it. I abandoned it when I moved to Macs. But if I were the developers behind the software, I’d hesitate to enter the Mac market. Wasn’t the intensity of competitive rivalry in a given market one of the five forces in Michael Porter’s business classic “Competitive Strategy” that he said would make the market potentially unprofitable and unattractive to new entrants? The Mac market for task management apps is stuffed with strong rivals. Still, Porter’s book is nearly 25 years old; perhaps views and analyses have changed.

 


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