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Started by Tinymcsmithy on Oct 20, 2021 6:08:17 AM
Software that was great and did all it needed to just fine, until they messed it up

What it says on the tin.

(If anyone is feeling positive, we could do vice versa also.)

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Tinymcsmithy - 20 Oct 2021 06:10:37 (#1 of 89)

Microsoft Word 5.1 for Mac. Perfect balance of features, speed and stablity. Nothing that has happened to Word since has added any value to it.

Tinymcsmithy - 20 Oct 2021 06:14:23 (#2 of 89)

Photoshop 5. As above, stable and all the features needed for professional graphics and photo editing.

There have been one or two decent added features in the 20+ years since then, but not much more. And now it crashes randomly.

Antimatter - 20 Oct 2021 06:19:53 (#3 of 89)

Flickr. Was great until people messed with it.

Tinymcsmithy - 20 Oct 2021 06:20:43 (#4 of 89)

I'm trying to remember it.

Tylenol - 20 Oct 2021 06:37:01 (#5 of 89)

Office 97 before they introduced the dammed ribbon.

TheSwearingBear - 20 Oct 2021 06:40:39 (#6 of 89)

Final Cut Pro.

Tinymcsmithy - 20 Oct 2021 07:08:39 (#7 of 89)

Ah yes, I remember that causing a storm.

TheSwearingBear - 20 Oct 2021 07:40:09 (#8 of 89)

It was incredible. Apple basically handed Adobe an entire industry. Very odd.

Tinymcsmithy - 20 Oct 2021 07:45:24 (#9 of 89)

Adobe already bought out the graphics industry and killed off Freehand.

upgoerfive - 20 Oct 2021 10:29:23 (#10 of 89)

The endlessly useful Norton Utilities somehow ended up being the excerable Norton Antivirus.

TheExcession - 20 Oct 2021 10:38:39 (#11 of 89)

AVG was a nice and relatively unobtrusive free AV until it became a bloated piece of nagware.

JohnIlly - 20 Oct 2021 10:02:43 (#12 of 89)

There is definitely some law which compels people to keep adding new functionality to software until the original functionality is destroyed. It is probably a consequence of the third law of thermodynamics.

Tinymcsmithy - 20 Oct 2021 11:23:24 (#13 of 89)

Good point. Which reminds me.

Acrobat Pro. A once useful tool for preserving the integrity of a document created in any software.

Now a confused, bloated, nagware filled piece of shite.

TommyDGNR8 - 20 Oct 2021 11:42:57 (#14 of 89)

I still mourn the loss of Lifescape/Google's Picasa, with its easy editing interface and seamless link to online storage.

hailesaladdie - 20 Oct 2021 11:44:35 (#15 of 89)

Firefox bloated like a ripe corpse.

AlanII - 20 Oct 2021 10:46:50 (#16 of 89)

As did Netscape.

AlanII - 20 Oct 2021 10:47:54 (#17 of 89)

Acrobat Pro.

God, yes!

hailesaladdie - 20 Oct 2021 11:49:49 (#18 of 89)

MS Teams has gone from being a decent UC platform to being a laggy, unnavigable skin on virtually every MS application.

Policywatcher - 20 Oct 2021 12:41:30 (#19 of 89)

Corel Photo Paint...

Before Corel bought Paint Shop Pro and then first buggered around the CPP User interface, then dropped it and then brought it back as Corel Photo-Paint...

phantlers - 20 Oct 2021 12:51:49 (#20 of 89)

Paint Shop Pro was a great introductory graphics application.

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