I'm comfortable with PC, Should I buy a Mac?

9 years ago from Surjith S M, Freelance Web Designer

  • Chris Howard, 9 years ago

    Short answer, No.

    I've been a Mac user for 11 years and love it. I have to use Windows in my part time job and it frustrates the heck out of me.

    I can give you plenty of biased, unscientific, anecdotal statements about how Mac is more productive... I have always found using a Mac more enjoyable, more stimulating and more productive. But that's just my experience.

    The one thing that surprises me is I do struggle to find software on Windows that is as good as that I use on Mac. e.g. Pixelmator, Affinity Designer, Sketch, Transmit, Dash, Tower,And the software that is on both platforms, often I find the Mac version is superior. e.g. 1Password, SnagIt.

    Maybe that is because there seems to be more and more developers and designers using Macs, so maybe there's a brain drain from PC to Mac.

    I don't have any software on my Windows PC I wish I could get for my Mac, but plenty on my Mac I wish was on Windows.

    All that said, if you are happy with the quality of your work, and your productivity, you don't need to change.

    Therefore, for you, it's more likely an aesthetic and philosophical decision, rather than a practical one.

    I don't think you need to change; however, if you do and once you get past the small learning curve and reinvestment in new software, I think you will be very happy.

    BTW Mac does indeed have a Task Manager. It's called Activity Monitor and is very good.

    5 points