This is supposed to be the first post of a longer series that will cover software that I like very much. They will share the awesome software tag.
Which are the important points for me to consider a piece of software to be awesome?
- Above all, awesome software should do its job well. Usually this job is prettly clearly and narrowly defined, a jack-of-all-trades tool tends to do none of its tasks very well, in my experience.
- Awesome software is usually simple to use. This does not mean that its job is a simple task, and it does not mean that it works out of the box. Rather, it menas that, it is straighforward to use when it is properly set up.
- Awesome software should be fast. It’s just much more fun this way.
- For a piece of software to be awesome, it should just work.
- Usually, an awesome piece of software has very well thought-out concept both of the problem it is trying to solve and of its approach to address it.
In the end, this is very subjective, of course. In this series, I will just try to provide you with a list of interesting software you might try to look at. Just look at awesome software.