Well, this is embarrassing. I consider myself to be pretty tech-savvy, especially when it comes to things like music players. And Internet browsers. I mean, come on, how basic does it get? Where did I come from, 1997?
But here’s the deal. Over the last two weeks I have downloaded both Spotify and Google Chrome – fine, I paid for Spotify, whatever – and I have not yet been able to see what makes them so fantastic.
I mean, they’re pretty good, as far as they go in their own categories. I don’t dislike them, and I don’t really intend to stop using them. But let’s go one at a time, lest we get too half-baked here.
Spotify. Social media meets music player? Is that what this is? Because…I don’t really understand the social part of it. Someone’s going to have to explain it to me. It’s linked to my Facebook, I know, because all of my friends who have it are lined up in a sidebar. And I was able to import all of my iTunes music into it. I guess that was good, too.
The one thing I have found so far that I thought was super neat was being able to add songs that I don’t own to a playlist and play them anytime. You know, any time I have Spotify open on my laptop. Which is fine, as I don’t really listen to much music outside of that window of opportunity.
But there must be more to Spotify – what am I missing? What should I be doing since I am paying for this service?
And on to Google Chrome.
Ok, so, I’m going to be totally honest. I’ve been using Safari for a while. Is that, like, the Internet Explorer of Macs? Jokes! Nothing is as bad as Internet Explorer.
But seriously – after hearing people rave and rave about it, I finally decided to check it out.
And I’m not that impressed.
Mine doesn’t really run that much faster, it doesn’t really integrate my Google+ like I thought it might, and it doesn’t really make surfing the Webz that much faster or easier. Again, is there some big chunk of the Internet that I’m missing here? I’ve really tried to cut back on my open tabs, keeping it to only three to eight tabs at a time (as opposed to about 30. yes. really.), but that hasn’t really made a difference.
What can I add or change about Chrome to make it better?
I did add a Vera Wang skin, so that’s pretty and I like that. But otherwise…I’m a little stumped.
So what are your thoughts? Do you like these things? Do you prefer others? Tell me your thoughts.