In a strange turn of events, my Mac RSS reader tracked a handful of Windows utilities, instead of the usual daily fare of Mac updates.
The result? The funniest advertising I’ve read about a Windows application. Ever.
Before I get too deeply involved in spilling the beans about an obvious language problem about a dubious Windows application, let me apologize to anyone who may be offended by anything. Ever.
If that’s you, and you’ve been offended by anything, ever, click here, and do not continue to read. If not, read on.
My RSS reader subscribes to VersionTracker’s Mac feeds so I get a list of recent Mac applications throughout the day. Last week the latest updates stopped updating.
Things happen so I waited a couple of days for a fix, and continued to use MacUpdate (now with nifty Star Ratings on the home page). When the VersionTracker RSS feed didn’t get repaired, I clicked over to the site to grab a fresh link.
Whether the link was bad or I grabbed the wrong one, I don’t know, but for nearly a day, the only VersionTracker updates that showed up in my RSS list were for Windows applications. So I clicked around to see what was new and exciting on the Dark Side.
Lest you think I’m a brilliant Mac guy stumbling around in a Windows world, you’re partially correct. I downloaded Easy File Manager 2.0, because the description sounded Oh. So. Interesting.
You’ll be happy to know, based on the Easy File Manager description, that I have never used a comparable Mac application or utility. Ever.
What does Easy File Manager do for Windows users that absolutely positively is not done on any Mac application I’ve ever used? Ever.
Surely you get the gist of what’s in the latest 2.0 version, right? It’s a strong document management tool. And it must be fast, based on the “speed speed speed” description. Oh, it’s efficiency, too.
Every now and then you’ll hear such language on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno or Late Night with David Letterman. Sometimes a few choice phrases show up Reader’s Digest, and other magazines (I’m making some sort of statement about my TV viewing and reading habits, huh?).
It’s been awhile since I read anything like this.
Windows users rejoice. Or, switch. Whichever, do it quickly. I never knew there were that many seconds in a year.
This product description required some effort, though there was absolutely no way I was about to download the application and try it out on my Windows PC.
What were some of the characteristics of Easy File Manager? Besides speed? Well, further investigation found that “the confidentiality is strong.” And, “the special right key increases function.”
That should be enough to spur sales in the education market, right? It’s always good to know such details before making a purchase.
Again, let me state categorically that it’s not my intent to belittle or make light of Easy File Manager. This may very well be a great Windows application. Or not.
Some programmer somewhere probably toiled for days, weeks, months, or years to create the latest version. The documentation expert probably worked longer on the product’s description. Or not.
Clearly, language such as that does not come without effort.
Though I’m sure similar applications and descriptions exist on the Mac’s list of such resources, I’ve just never had the pleasure of viewing or reviewing either.
My question to Mac360 readers is, “would you download and try such an application after reading the description?” Have you ever seen such a description on a Mac utility or application?
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