Actually, I suspect the problem is more fundamentally simple than that though, in that web-page designers and/or programmers generally would seem to be unqualified in (or ignorant of) visual perceptual ergonomics 101 - and there seem to be not a few examples of this.
Just to make it clear, I wouldn't put @mouser
in that bag. Quite the reverse. For example. after extensive fiddling about with CHS and its GUI controls/options, I have nothing but admiration for his thoughtful and intelligent design - actually, I think his solution to the usually messy task of of column placement, in the CHS Grid is brilliantly
Great idea to make all those choices in the drop-down list draggable objects
as well. I don't think I've ever seen that approach used before in quite that way.
To see what I mean, press the little "hamburger" rectangle with horizontal lines/dashes in it, in the top LH corner of the Grid that has the pop-up note "Click here to show/hide/move columns", and play about with it.EDIT:
I've shown a more explanatory example of this in the post below.
The Virtual Folders
are other very useful ideas from an information management perspective, and not restrictive. On top of that, the ability to fine-tune the fonts/sizes and colours in the GUI (as I have described in a post above) is really nifty, and enabled me to get to a "just right" configuration for my peculiar eyesight. From the perspective of visual perceptual ergonomics, this is very good. Similarly for ScreenshotCaptor, which, though I am not so familiar with all of its workings, seems to be arguably a lot about implementing good visual perceptual ergonomics and a GUI with a good ergonomic interface.
I would argue that the main limitation of using apps like this could sometimes be said to lie in the user's imagination, and to make optimal use of them one needs to experimentally discover what feature suits oneself best.
That could also be said of MS OneNote, incidentally, though that does not score too highly (in my view) for offering a GUI with controls over ergonomic readability (visual perceptual ergonomics).