iCal, Mail, & Notes - Why Separate Apps??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ~J~, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. ~J~ macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2007
    3rd Rock from the sun
    Why not just make one app that does all 3, like Entourage, Outlook and so many other programs? It just makes sense. Just curious.
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Why do you find that it makes so much sense?
    I've never had a problem with them being separate programs. In fact, it makes it easier for me to configure everything, since the preferences are discrete, not all lumped together. Plus, they mesh together seamlessly, so it's not cumbersome to have them separate.
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Because I may want to use the calender without loading my e-mail client or I might want to send an e-mail pronto and not have to load a bloated program like Outlook. It makes more sense to keep them separate rather than lumping them all together is some huge god awful piece of software like Outlook.
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    They will remain separate apps in Leopard but there will be far more integration. For example, you can create a ToDo item from an email in mail and it'll show up in iCal.

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