Cross-platform software is the type of program that can be installed on multiple OSs (Windows, Mac and smartphones). These types of apps are highly convenient to use and are preferred by plenty of computer and mobile users. Many software developers offer programs that can be used on various gadgets and devices and a lot of people tend to use these apps on a regular basis. They help you to access all the data on the go, receive all the latest updates on time, and help to save your data from being lost. In this article we will provide five reasons to use cross-platform software.
1. Easy to use
The major advantage of cross-platform software is that you get used to a single interface and there is no need to switch between various programs with different features. Since you have the same interface on all your devices and gadgets, it saves you time from finding out if a program, let’s say for browsing, has the same features on your Windows as you have on your smartphone, tablet or Mac.
2. Synchronization and updates
It’s quite convenient when all the updates in the programs you’re working with are automatically available for you. This means there is no need to open several different programs to see all the latest information — all the news is kept within a single interface. For example, you have a cross-platform messenger on your computer in the office, on your smartphone, and on your home computer. This helps you to access all the chats you were having everywhere from any device.
3. Increases productivity
Since cross-platform programs allows you to access them from any device, this helps not to lose sudden updates if they appear. If there is an event that you need to mark, you do that on a single device in a cross-platform calendar and you’ll be reminded of it whenever you open a program on any of the other devices. If there’s an urgent note you need to write down, there will be no further need to copy and paste it to other note organizers on the rest of your gadgets.
4. All the progress is safe
Let’s imagine the following situation – you are keeping track of all important dates and schedule all your meetings by means of a single calendar program that is not synchronized with anything. Basically, you are keeping all your important information in a single place. If your computer or smartphone crashes, all the information you were keeping is lost. This will never happen with cross-platform software since, as we’ve already remarked, all the updates within cross-platform software will be available from the other connected devices.
5. Alerts on time
With all sorts of cross-platform programs, the chance that you miss an important alert or update minimizes considerably. If you use different software on various computers and devices, you’ll receive notifications from the programs only when you open the app on a certain PC or smartphone. With cross-platform software, all the alerts are available to you on time, which helps you to stay tuned to all the up-to-date information.
As you can see, cross-platform programs definitely have plenty of advantages compared to the programs that only work on a single OS. The good news is that soon, one of our most popular programs, Icecream Screen Recorder, will be released for Mac OS. Stay tuned for updates!