Friday Fury: Just ship it!
Is it just me? Am I being oversensitive? I don't think so. Why should SaaS companies get away with releasing software and apps under the guise of; 'just ship it', when there are bugs and features missing?!
Avoid the software trap
Things are starting to become more and more complicated with software and apps. And I've touched on this before, but what tends to happen is that apps and software companies tend to put in many features into the apps because they're constantly being asked for features.
They can’t fix every problem
Over the weekend, I pondered the claim “We’re here to fix the problem of…” that some SaaS/software companies try to peddle. I don’t buy it, because they don’t know MY problem as they haven’t worked with me.
Stop paying for nothing
More often than not, I find many paying for software and services they don't use or make use of. They're simply too 'busy' worrying about choosing 'the right one' due to FOMO that nothing fits their workflow and wasting money in the process.
Is it vanity, metrics or both?
I'm not for metrics, never have been, although there was a time, many moons ago, that I wanted to know everything that happened on my site. But looking at the numbers gave me anxiety!
Copywriting done right
Basecamp is a company I follow very closely, not only because I use their products, like Basecamp & HEY, but for their amazing knack for writing copy that draws you into the product, and makes you understand it quickly, with no sales-y' BS! Well played Basecamp, well played! 👏👏👏
Does it ‘fit’ you?
It's not often that you send back clothes after you've bought them, but when you do, there's a good reason why you did. Maybe it wasn't the right fit for you. Well, software is no different, so don't waste your time on them.
Free isn't always free
We know the saying ‘if it’s free, you’re the product’ but did you also know that just because you’re using a free email service you wouldn’t be paying for it in some other way?
Software is the new drug
If you’re not careful with picking the right apps and tools to use, personally or within your business, you might find yourself hooked on software that you can’t reliably get away from.