Autodesk Desktop Application – Again

Boy this app doesn’t get much love. I’ve read a couple of posts elsewhere that are far less charitable than I’ve been. As I mentioned in the podcast I did with Bill (Grumpy Steve) I think it had a better name before when it was called Autodesk Application Manager. At least then the name suggested what it was meant to accomplish. Now its name is ambiguous at best and meaningless at worst.

A couple comments in response to my last whiny post pointed out that if I’d read the readme file for each update I would have realized that it would be necessary to uninstall the existing versions first.

My reaction? Okay my bad … but then I thought that’s not much of a application manager is it? Tell me there is an update but you need me to go elsewhere to read a document and uninstall the software so I can come back and run the update. I’m imagining that the user experience of applying an update to…

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