apps or browser for desktop

Amazon dd4yyvzg
Mar 15, 2018 9 Comments

do folks like using browser tabs for sites like fb, messenger, whatsapp, Twitter, Amazon, YouTube, Gmail etc or prefer apps.

I prefer apps, I like being able to share to/from an app, notifications, individual icons on Taskbar ( always one click away to finding the content I need) even advanced features like picture in picture..

I understand there are some app esque things you can do with Chrome ( add to Taskbar) but it doesn't work nearly as well.

of course only windows supports new style apps not Mac!

what's your take?

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 9 Comments
  • Twitch whatthewa
    Generally prefer browsers unless the app is a utility (like slack, IDE, messaging, etc)
    Mar 15, 2018 1
    • Amazon dd4yyvzg
      OP
      why? eg Twitter or fb if it ever happens blind
      Mar 15, 2018
  • Amazon / Mgmt
    429HEF

    Amazon Mgmt

    PRE
    Microsoft, Amazon
    429HEFmore
    Apps for anything that isn't pure consumption. I have an exception for Facebook but I keep it in a separate browser from the rest of what I do because I don't trust them. In a way, sure you the isolation, it is its own app.

    Chat, image editing/processing, text editing and development... Greatly prefer apps.
    Mar 15, 2018 6
    • Amazon / Mgmt
      429HEF

      Amazon Mgmt

      PRE
      Microsoft, Amazon
      429HEFmore
      I usually prefer local app but that's mainly because I have different feed set that I care about depending on if I'm at home, laptop, or on my phone
      Mar 15, 2018
    • Amazon dd4yyvzg
      OP
      how about Gmail or outlook or God forbid yahoo mail
      Mar 15, 2018
    • Amazon / Mgmt
      429HEF

      Amazon Mgmt

      PRE
      Microsoft, Amazon
      429HEFmore
      I use an email client in my phone and computer. They use EAS to keep in sync with each other.
      Mar 15, 2018
    • Amazon dd4yyvzg
      OP
      for personal email?
      Mar 15, 2018
    • Amazon / Mgmt
      429HEF

      Amazon Mgmt

      PRE
      Microsoft, Amazon
      429HEFmore
      Yes, I have my own domain backed by an exchange server because I got a screaming deal and have been able to keep it for 13+ years.
      Mar 15, 2018

Salary
Comparison

    Real time salary information from verified employees