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Monday, April 23, 2012

Google Grievances

I have always been an admirer of the simplicity and elegance of Google products. But recently there have been many changes which have disheartened me to the core; and now on Akanksha's provocation I am here, posting my complaints:

Notebook: It was one lovely service. One could make virtual notebooks, notes, write comments and share. But it was removed. Then they forcibly imported all my Notebooks to Docs, which can never replace the facility and convenience of Notebook.

Docs: It is so hard to believe that, on right click, it doesn't even have the option of "Search Google for '____' ". Even the pages not associated with Google show this option, then why can't they have it in docs, which their own service. It is so annoying to Ctrl +C and Ctrl+V.

Buzz: Buzz was another cute thing, which they 'thought' would be replaced by Google+. It was such a convenient way to share 'whats running on your mind'.. and the notification appeared right in your Gmail. Why would somebody like me ever think of visiting Google+ every day.

Weird ideas of new look: Switching Gmail/Blogger to new look. Those new looks are so inconvenient to use. I avoided it for so long. But one fine day I was pushed into the new creepy version of both. It will take ages to get comfortable with the new version of blogger. Newer version of Gmail has specific problems. Like 
  - Option of "Reply via Chat" is missing
 - None of the themes is going too well (as was in older) in the newer version and they are not giving the option for creating own theme.
  - Scrolling only moves the main bar and the chat list remains fixed, which is quite irritating, atleast when I am using touchpad of laptop.

I was wondering what relief they get with such moves.. According to Akanksha,
"Probably they don't want their users to contract any neural disorder, that is why they keep on irritating and pricking our brains, to keep them active."


Richa said...

Even I don't like the new look of blogger ...Probably , they are trying to tell us..
Change is inevitable.. so adapt and survive..

CYNOSURE said...

FIRSTLY I'd like to say that please pass on my compliment to your friend Akanksha for this lovely line..."Probably they don't want their users to contract any neural disorder, that is why they keep on irritating and pricking our brains, to keep them active."...too good... :D :D :D

well...maybe for a week or two...you should enjoy old interface of blogger...because after that all of us will be screwed... x-(

the new interfaces are toooooo irritating... :(

Meghana said...

I too agree with Akanksha :)

deep said...

@ Richa - Yeah, there is nothing more one can do :(

@CYNOSURE - Compliment is forwarded to Akanksha. Dear bro I cannot enjoy old interface any more. I was screwed last week itself.

@ Meghana - :) hmmm... that was actually very well said.

माधुरी कुलकर्णी said...

<> completely agreed!
I too had liked Buzz but....

Akanksha said...

I guess I was so engrossed in adjusting with these new interfaces, that I completely forgot to comment...
Precise and at the same time pretty expressive post....
You could have added one more personal grievance - There is no reply option in comments on your blog.

Thanks, Cynosure and Meghana.
Agree with Richa and MGK.

Bikramjit said...

I hardly use any of the facilities anymore, use to but they have become a pain now ..

I think google and Microsoft are too engrossed in One step upmanship with each other that they are really not interested in what users think..

Gmail is another I loved the old format but with the new interface I confuse myself all the time

Open letter to all Indians-Bikram's

Simran said...

Hi Deep! :)
Came via Sarabjeet's blog after seeing your amazing art of designing a mug so cutely! Loved it!

Hmm...these new changes are really too irritating!

माधुरी कुलकर्णी said...

Waiting for a new post........

sonam11 said...

i completely agree with you deep... :)

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