Why ClickUp’s Endless Feature Cycle Could be a Huge Winner
Let’s be frank, most of the newer productivity applications have been bombarded with features in the last few years, giving the users — either total excitement or headaches when it comes to mastering their productivity.
One of such applications is ClickUp — a project management software rivalling the likes of Monday.com.
With new features being added weekly, ClickUp has been ramping up every aspect of their development and keeping in tune with what the end user wants. But is that the best path to take?
🐘 Evernote’s Bloat Drama
Evernote suffered from a bloat issue in 2012–2015, where new users just didn’t know where to start and Evernote was constantly getting features —a good example was Evernote Food…
What Was Evernote Food, and Why Did It Fail?
Most people have heard of Evernote. It's a note-taking and productivity app that's been around since 2004. Many…
The feature line-up overwhelmed many and caused Evernote to take their onboarding and user experience back to the drawing board.
But for some Evernote users, it was pure bliss. The fact you could buy an Evernote t-shirt or buy an Evernote bag was amazing, I think I’m in this category.
👏🏽 So is bloat good?
Plenty of features can be good and bad. In the case of ClickUp, they do a good job not to overwhelm users with every features, bundling them down into “ClickApps” where you switch them on and off.
But this won’t solve the problem in the long-term, the real solution lies in…
✨ Why AI Will Eradicate Bloat?
Yes, I do think AI solves everything.
In the future, the key to no bloat — will be onboarding and understanding the user needs. By collecting this information or learning from you at the beginning, applications will have custom experiences — with the tools that matter to them not the tools stuffed around them to feel like they need to use.
Your ClickUp or said app, will look undeniably different to other users.
🔥 The Debate Continues
Todoist founder, Amir did have something to say about this when Zeb Evans, their CEO tweeted about it. With some good points, my theory about the future, does make ClickUp’s model more viable, however, for now — and for many, it can be too much.
👨🏻💻 My takes on bloat & apps like this!
Hope you enjoy folks and make sure to subscribe on Medium, please 🙂