Apps I’ve given up on: OneDrive for Business

It was only a week ago that I first posted about the rough time I was having getting OneDrive for Business and OneDrive to work on the same computer. I ended up removing OneDrive completely and changing my files in the webapp instead, so that I could have 1DfB sync my work files.

It turns out that was the wrong move. I was unaware of the 20 000 file limit on 1DfB. For reference, I have 21GB of data in my Asset Management GIS data folder, but over 50 000 files, because GIS does like to create many, many files.

It’s laughable really. I had everything synced perfectly with my personal OneDrive, and was simply trying to do the right thing by moving my work files to my Business account.

The cherry on top is that because I installed the app as part of the Office 365 bundle, I can’t uninstall it. I have to “permanently stop syncing” the folder, remove the Explorer shortcuts and delete the files manually.

I have also since discovered that I cannot reinstall OneDrive. There seems to be a group policy or something in effect, because my colleague can no longer install it either, and he did not have it on his computer before. So now I have a laptop full of data and scripts, not being synced to anywhere.


Apps I’ve given up on: MyFitnessPal edition

I chose MyFitnessPal as my food diary of choice because they have a Windows Phone app. Despite all the complaints, I didn’t seem to be having any problems. How wrong I was.

A few weeks ago, I was trying to log food using the app. It then started asking me to login. No matter how many times I entered my credentials, every time I went back into the app, it would ask me to login. This persisted over a week or so before I stopped trying.

The live tile has never consistently updated either. It’s a shame, because the app adheres to Windows Phone design principles so nicely. I really hope that MFP will be making a universal Windows app for 10, because I really don’t want to have to switch to FatSecret.


Apps I’ve given up on: GroupMe, or DON’T TAKE AWAY ROOMS MICROSOFT

I’ve been ranting about apps on Windows Phone for a while, so I’ve decided to do a new series of posts about apps I’ve given up on. I really believe that I do not need more than a few apps beyond the native ones.

This first rant though, is directed at Microsoft. They announced that Room support would end on 31 March, but they carried on working. Instead, support will now end in June. I’ve mentioned before about how using Rooms has been an integral part of my daily phone usage.

I don’t want to go back to Whatsapp. All the alternatives – Line, WeChat, KakaoTalk, Telegram, Threema – all have something I don’t like. Cyber Dust appeared intriguing, and with a nice looking WP app, but honestly, I just don’t feel like it.

Microsoft’s suggestion is to use GroupMe. The problem is, the app is wack. I don’t like it. I honestly thought Microsoft would say “Hey guys, guess what, we’ve actually improved Skype for Phone since we’re trying to integrate back into the system, so use that instead!”

Sweet dreams are made of this…


So, when June arrives and the Room stops working, I’m not sure what the SO and I will do. Probably Whatsapp.