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Sometimes, too options can be a problem. A few days ago, I nedded to take a photo from a bus ticket and the "one hand holded" smartphone insisted in asking for a miriad of options of embellishment and in fixing my priorities. Just this time, I would have preferred an not so smart phone.
As the interface, that´s to say, the languaje you comunnicate whith is changing every other day nowadays. Do you think a button that reduces the "smartness" of your device is necessary?
I believe the main issue is that a smart phone can be loaded with dumb apps is often (miss)used by dumb people.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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The real problem is poor app design. In many cases, programmers take an application that runs on a PC and try to cram all of its features into the app that runs on a smartphone. A smartphone has a much smaller screen and limited input methods, resulting in an app that is full-featured, but difficult to use. They would do better by only including the features that you have to have on a smartphone, leaving the rest for the PC.
For example, Microsoft Outlook allows you to set rules that define the folders where e-mails are stored. This functionality exists on the PC version, but not on the smartphone version.
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wow, normally I have problems changing 1 word in a text message (trying to get the stupid cursor to the right place with old bent fat fingers - anoying).
but I'm impressed somebody would actually edit a doc on a phone, always thought it was some sort of joke. again I'm too old for that - at least that's my excuse [for anything too hard]:
for me stuff like that has to wait till I get home/actual office and can use a normal keyboard etc.
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I'd never use it to create a doc or do serious editing, it's way to clunky for that. However for reading it is fine and making minor edits like changing a word or two isn't impossible.
Waiting to get home/office for a normal keyboard would still be my preference but sometimes I don't have the time or luxury due to one or two semi important customers and their randomly self created deadlines.
Thanks for that. I know of Thunderbird, but it being a bit all-encompassing, it may be a tad heavy for 2 GB/16 GB. One of its good points, though, is that I can put the data file on my 200 GB D drive. It seems some of the free ones don't let you do that.
I found it, downloaded it, and installed it - not! Despite all sorts of magical rites, slaughtered chickens and diabolical incantations it absolutely refused to install multiple times - although the icons did manage to show up on the desktop. I subsequently went on a hunt and found Claws-Mail - reputably with a very small footprint.
It installed right away, and I will get back to y'all later about whether it was worth the effort.
I ran into a problem with thunderbird on my, I admit nearly 5 year old, windows 10 machine. Every now and again it was unable to get my gmail stuff although I could see emails were received on the gmail web page. In essence on some days it worked while at least 1 or 2 days during the week it did not.
I played around with various email clients but none of them met what I needed.
In the end I tried the built in mail client in Windows 10.
It took a while to sync the 400MB of email data accumulated over the years but in the end it does exactly what I need it to do: a simple basic email client without any bells or whistles which in contrast to thunderbird has not missed a beat yet ( 3 weeks or so ).
I do not know how much the footprint is but it is built in so it probably does not add all that much once you activate it. Reportedly it has a lot less functionality than Outlook so it may require less memory.
Not sure if it will meet your needs but personally I like it for now.
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