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I think it's ok to point new folks at Pinafore if they're finding the stock UI challenging.


@foozmeat I take it from the way you phrased this that you think this opinion might be controversial, but I don’t understand. Is there something in Mastodon etiquette I’m missing to not understand why one wouldn’t recommend an alternate UI/client?

@jonesbp No its not controversial. I posted that more as a hint to not feel bad if new people don't like the stock UI. I've certainly felt the need to defend it and really it's not necessary.

@foozmeat My mistake. I haven’t seen the meta conversation you were engaging with, but it makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.

@foozmeat @DialMforMara I like Pinafore (except for the tiny peeves that I'll blog about soon). I don't like the Tweetdeck-like default Mastodon interface.

@irina @DialMforMara yeah, that's seem to be tripping a lot of people up.

@foozmeat Oh god, this is so much better. Something like this will need to be the default to get adoption beyond ubernerds, I suspect.

@stevenf I love how easily this stuff interoperates. The dream of the open web might not be dead!

@foozmeat @stevenf Am I right that you can’t add Pinafore to the iOS home screen though? I can’t get it to remember my login credentials, since home screen web apps have their own little sandboxed space. (And authorizing pinafore opens a new window, which takes you to normal Safari). :(