What Does Apple Need to Fix?

Apple fix this

I recently debuted a new Macworld column: Hey Apple, Fix This! The first article looks at the problem of the Notes app on OS X that doesn’t have default font and size options. It’s not a big problem, but it’s an annoyance to many.

I have a long list of things that I think Apple needs to fix, but I’m sure many of you readers do as well. To this end, Macworld has set up an email address, fixthis@macworld.com, where you can send your thoughts for features in Apple software and hardware that need a going over.

You might have complaints about specific features in iTunes (yep, let’s go after that low-hanging fruit). You might be irked by the way something on your iPhone glitches. Or you might have problems with Apple’s cloud services. (That’d be a surprise…)

So, feel free to write in with your suggestions of topics I should cove in the Hey Apple, Fix This! column. It’ll appear every other Friday, alternating with my Ask the iTunes Guy column.

6 thoughts on “What Does Apple Need to Fix?

  1. Maybe it’s another list, maybe it’s the same, but along with my personal “Apple, fix this” list, I have a longer list of “Apple, give me back this useful feature, that you removed or ruined.” Both lists are pretty long. I look forward to reading what you and your readers come up with, Kirk.

  2. Maybe it’s another list, maybe it’s the same, but along with my personal “Apple, fix this” list, I have a longer list of “Apple, give me back this useful feature, that you removed or ruined.” Both lists are pretty long. I look forward to reading what you and your readers come up with, Kirk.

  3. Search pops to mind. Spotlight is nearly useless except as an app launcher — if I want to find a file, opening a Finder window and searching from it is the only way to get accurate and/or quick results. Yet even those results aren’t comprehensive — if I really want to find a file by text contents, I have to use grep. Things have continued to degenerate since *Tiger*, which is astonishing.

  4. Search pops to mind. Spotlight is nearly useless except as an app launcher — if I want to find a file, opening a Finder window and searching from it is the only way to get accurate and/or quick results. Yet even those results aren’t comprehensive — if I really want to find a file by text contents, I have to use grep. Things have continued to degenerate since *Tiger*, which is astonishing.

  5. Some examples:

    Image Capture.app:

    – it’s not possible to set Image Capture.app to be the default application to be opened when you plug a camera or a SD Card. It was possible with iPhoto. It’s not with Photos.

    OS X Secure (Pasword) Text Fields:

    – You can delete the entire text you typed in a password text field using alt + backward delete when it’s in a web page but you have to delete it one character by one character when its in a native application (the login window for instance).

  6. Some examples:

    Image Capture.app:

    – it’s not possible to set Image Capture.app to be the default application to be opened when you plug a camera or a SD Card. It was possible with iPhoto. It’s not with Photos.

    OS X Secure (Pasword) Text Fields:

    – You can delete the entire text you typed in a password text field using alt + backward delete when it’s in a web page but you have to delete it one character by one character when its in a native application (the login window for instance).

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