Thursday, December 3, 2009

Best and Worst Dressed Windows Apps

I’ve read enough “best” and “worst” app reviews, but mine is better.  These were rated based upon the stated versions with their default UI configuration running on Windows 7.

Best UI Design

  1. TweetDeck 0.32.1
  2. Paint.NET 3.5.1
  3. Microsoft Office 2010 (beta)
  4. Google Chrome 4
  5. Bing (2009-12-03)
  6. Autodesk AutoCAD 2010 and Inventor 2010

Close (but no cigar)

  1. Microsoft Paint 7
  2. Windows Media Center 7
  3. Google Picasa 3.5

Best Functional UI Design

  1. Google Reader (2009-12-03)
  2. TextPad 5.3
  3. CamTasia 5
  4. Google Earth 5.1
  5. VMware Player 3
  6. Mozilla Firefox 3.6

Worst UI Design

  1. Apple iTunes 9
  2. Newsbin Pro 5.5x
  3. Internet Explorer 8
  4. DivX Player 7
  5. Microsoft.com (main web, 2009-12-03)

Great Function w/ Ugly Design

  1. www.TubeRadio.fm (2009-12-03)
  2. BitTorrent 6.3
  3. UltraISO 9.3
  4. AudioGrabber 1.83
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