Monday, September 23, 2013

I'm reading Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug, and just read the section on home page messages.  That's why I laughed out loud (surprising my cat) when I saw this home page:

Amazing, huh?  It's got simple pricing!  Free, pro or on-premise!  What does it do?  Not important!

If you scroll below the fold -- I swear this is exactly what I see above the fold my very first visit to the site -- there's a "Full Feature List".  Now (and you really can't make this stuff up) I can see that Teambox supports
  • Capacity (this is a header)
  • Users
  • Projects
  • Storage
  • Organizations
  • Hosting
  • Support
  • Premium Features (this is the next header)
  • Group Chat

In other words, I still have no clue except that Group Chat is apparently a premium feature.  Wow.  At this point I don't even want to know.  I feel like knowing what the service or product is would only detract from the delicious infinite possibilities of Teambox.  I don't want the service, mind you -- I'm happy with the inscrutable mystery of Teambox.  Some things are not meant to be known.


Adam Roach said...

Well, anything is possible at This just looks like an attempt to monetize that model.

Eric said...

It's clear in your screenshot that the "Plans and Pricing" tab is selected. When I hit, I see that tab, and it clearly corresponds to your screenshot, but that's not the page I land on. I land on the homepage that tells me what the app does. Clicking that little "Teambox" logo in the upper left hand corner will take you there, BTW.

I agree with the general sentiment of your post -- I just think you could have chosen a better example.

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