Minor quibble: What's with that
ulgy archaic GUI? It looks like it hasn't been updated since Windows 95 hit the racks.
At $250, an attractive interface should be a given.
I don't know. It's one of the things they're working on now. The GUI used to really bother me, too.
It's a trade off, really. The GUI is less than appealing, but the viewing options are indispensable:
For example, I can color code my topics, work with a black background
, and display my data in any way that suits me. This makes working with my information much faster & easier than with any other program.
There's also lot more freedom when setting up the menus and toolbars than in most other programs of that kind. You can see only what menu items / icons / commands you want to see, in any order you want to see them, so that's a plus. It feels more natural to work with. For example, I would have never set up Outlook's UI the way it is. It's someone else's idea of an efficient interface & I have to learn it, whether it makes sense to me or not. As a result, it takes me forever to get anything accomplished in Outlook.
I'm not sure if there's any connection here, but back in the old days on Windows 98, before things started sliding and fading and glowing with silky looking gradient toolbars and such, computing seemed to be a lot faster. It's hard to explain, there just always seems to be some kind of ever-so-slight delay with the prettier programs. Everything seems to take a half a second longer - entering text, saving work, making selections in drop-down menus & buttons, everything. InfoSelect is really, really fast, so after a while, the aesthetics became less important to me.
I'm sure it will look better soon, though