I can’t believe I’ll actually put this in print, but the one thing I miss about using Windows, is Microsoft Outlook. For what it does, it’s a good little email program with a good calendar. Outlook’s main problem is being unsecured…..out of the box.
I’ve been using Mail.app at home and Entourage at work and if I didn’t have to startup Classic, I’d still out Outlook. I’ve tried a ton of programs out there to handle emails and calendars. iCal isn’t bad, none of these programs are bad. It’s that Outlook handles everything effortlessly and is ‘smart’ doing so.
On the OS X side, the worst thing that Microsoft ever did, was to kill Outlook for OS X. Entourage is the most confusing piece of shit in the world. I still think that M$ created the program to confuse anyone who ever used Outlook with the plans to make them regret switching or using an Apple computer.
I guess it’s like everything else. We all have our preferences in life. Hell, people love K.C. & The Sunshine Band too, so that’s why there are about a million POP3 email programs out there…personal preference.