An online store for desktops – the idea may sound new, but the need is vintage…
The average age to play with computers and other technical gadgets was once above 15 or 20, which has considerably reduced to merely 2 to 3 years. It seems like the new generation is born techie. Generations back when Pier Giorgio Pretto invented the first commercial desktop personal computer, no body could predict that the time would come when papers will be replaced by desktops in the offices so largely. Since, the desktops have their own utility and plus points of usage it is still a household necessity as well as a commercial utility.
A few months back my boss asked a simple, yet important question from me, “Because it seems like laptops have taken over desktops and tablets have taken over laptops, do you think that the market or utility of desktops is going to vanish someday around?”
Well! I spontaneously answered that could not happen. Advanced technology may produce more advanced desktops with revolutionary features but their utility can never dissolve.
Now when the usage of desktops is so common, the complexities of issues is also quite common. Reason being, its usage is no more limited to a few experts or officials. Certain threats have taken over the nerves of users like cyber insecurity, data theft, personal information theft, data management, applications management and much more.
Though the desktop technology seems like racing at an unimaginable speed, there pops up the need of several desktop applications just like any other gadget. The irony is no techie has still planned or understood the dire need of an online store for desktop applications so far.
So the next big question is, “How far we need an online store/ single market place/one stop destination for desktop applications?”
Not every desktop user is so tech savvy that he/she can actually delete the confidential data permanently. Such users delete the file they are supposed to delete and believe that no one can recover it. Not all know that after deleting the file goes to the recycle bin and can be recovered anytime. Needless to mention, not all of my readers would be aware of the fact I have shared here.
Well! What a user needs in that case? Though, there are many players in the market that offer such desktop utilities that can ease the task of deleting the files or unnecessary data, the users have to search rigorously for it. In this case if there is a reliable market place just like Google play store, the users can install the utility in moments and use it, saving a lot on time and money.
Then, in another case, there is a considerable possibility that the hard drive of your desktop is bulking up with redundant data, duplicate files etc. causing fragmentation and slow speed.
Fragmented data sucks up more space just like the haphazardly piled up stuff in your room. So, what needs to be done is to defragment it timely and remove the duplicate files. But the task of searching duplicate files is quite gruelling as well as stodgy.
What is required here is a utility to intelligently clean up the duplicate files on a click. As mentioned above, the users find themselves in a confusing state and wonder which duplicate file finder they need to install and from where they should get it. Again, if there is an online store for desktop applications the users can easily read the reviews and download one they like.
In short there can be profuse instances where a novice desktop user finds himself in a topsy-turvy state and needs different desktop utilities.
This is where we need to accept as well as understand the significance of an online store for desktop applications.
Just surmise the presence of as worth an online store for endless desktop applications as Google Play Store or iTunes. How handy the desktop utilities will be? How easy to get an application would be? How hassle free the desktop usage would be?
I really feel that the next big gift from technocrats should be a reliable and free to download App store for Desktops.
Punit Insa is an expert author, who loves to write about technical, agricultural and social articles. Nowadays, she is working with iN Technologies as a senior Content Manager