Complaining with a Purpose

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Federico Viticci: With iPadOS 17, Stage Manager Is (Finally) Moving in the Right Direction

I was able to take a small Music window, drag it to the bottom right corner of the screen and…it stayed there. I know: imagine that. Yet, for all those of us who had to suffer through the first version of Stage Manager for a year, all these small victories count.

I’m linking to this post for 2 main reasons:

  1. I like Federico’s writing and I don’t link to it enough.
  2. A segment of people got upset with him last summer for making “unreasonable” requests of stage manager in iPadOS 16, and that he was just complaining for attention (I guess 🤷‍♂️). iPadOS 17 has made many of the exact changes he wished for last year and now he’s much happier with it. That doesn’t sound crazy to me, it sounds like he had good criticisms that the people at Apple agreed with.