Technology Rants - gather your complaints here

So I’ll kick off with what inspired me to start this thread…

Dropbox and Evernote.

I was just messing around seeing what my new ePaper tablet could do and found those were the only two integrated online services supported for syncing. ‘That’s not too bad’, I thought, ‘I made accounts with them both over a decade ago’.

So I go through the rigmarole of finding the emails I used and passwords (Evernote started the ‘■■■■ Tams off’ race early by requiring I reset my password). All goes well enough, though the storage available on both of their free tiers seem quite stingy. Both have prominent ‘upgrade’ buttons.

Out of curiosity (I don’t need either as OneDrive and OneNote serve me very well) I click on them. What a fucking rip-off! How the ■■■■, are they still in business?!


I like how pish and h3ll are censored, but "fucking’ is just fine. :sweat_smile: We should probably fix that. Anyway, don’t keep us in suspense, how much were they asking?

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I thought the same thing.

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BTW: Now that Musk owns Twitter, all the nasty words are going to be allowed allegedly :innocent:

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I actually don’t mind Dropbox, I use it all the time. OneDrive and OneNote just try and link my Windows PCs together in ways I really don’t want. (the work one and my personal one)

I could rant about TEAMS but I think I’m the only one who sees an octopus with hard to remove tendrils.


Dropbox’s service is fine, but it’s their pricing for upgrades that’s a joke.

I only still use it because as there were a first mover, they’re integrated into a lot of places that others aren’t. Some that aren’t going to ever be updated to support other cloud storage providers. And for that I don’t need more than the 2GB that their free tier offers. I was just curious as to what they did offer for money.

OneDrive can be a pain, but I’ve tamed it and set it so that it only syncs what I want it to sync. Considering how great a of deal it is in Office 365, I can deal with that.

I can’t speak for Teams; never used it. Google whatever-they-call-it and Zoom are okay. I mean, for personal use, I use Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp (not great) or even still use Skype (pretty decent).

I’ll pile on Teams as well purely for technical reasons; it is one of the "heaviest " and also most entangled apps from any vendor in the chokehold it puts on the users systems.

Every time I use it for more than a few minutes, I’m forced to reboot to get the performance of my system back.

If you’re using some form of 365, TEAMS and all the associated Microsoft bits are nearby. My partner works for a national chain in the healthcare industry and they recently had to upgrade to this “strange new tool” which they would use for email, payroll claims, log worked hours and even have calls and meetings on. She complained about how clunky and painful the new tool was for two weeks before asking me to help her - when I looked at the interface, the colours were different, some of the associated Apps were different but I knew straight away what it was. And right at the top on the right of her homescreen within the App was a tab that allowed her a free 1 month trial of the full Office suite.

365 can have a variety of different skins which different corporate chains can personalise their version with but it’s out there just waiting for your pleasure…