Function, Form, and Future
Three things to think about for whether or not a gadget, app, or any other product is worth your continued investment of use and money:
- Do you actually use it?
- Do you like to use it?
- Is the company who makes it trying to make it better for you?
Number 1 is important because a product you never use is basically worthless to you.
Number 2 is important because a product you always use should be the best version it can be. The easier and more enjoyable it is to use, the more you’ll want to use it and thus the more utility you’ll get out of it.
Number 3 is important because if the company behind the product cares about making the next version better for you, then it means you’ll be rewarded for sticking around.