How To Influence Which Features Come Out For Your Favorite Apps And Services

Software is always developing and improving, adding new features to make your life easier. Reader Flasher reminds us that most software developers let you take part in the action, voting to decide what features come out in the next version.

Many of you may have seen this around the net before, but it's become quite common for software developers to give their users a bigger voice in what features go into their product. You can go and add new ideas, or vote on ideas others have already submitted. The highest voted suggestions show the developer what features are the most wanted, and they usually work pretty hard (in my experience) to make that happen. Some great examples include:

Of course, those are just a few that Flasher and I have seen in our travels. There are a ton of others out there, so if you have a favourite piece of software that you'd love to see a certain feature or two in, be sure to search their support forums and vote for your favourite features—or submit them if others haven't. Thanks for the tip, Flasher!


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