fritterware

fritterware

An excess of capability that serves no productive end. The canonical example is font-diddling software on the Mac (see macdink); the term describes anything that eats huge amounts of time for quite marginal gains in function but seduces people into using it anyway. See also window shopping.
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fritterware: Software with excess capabilities that entices users to spend time tweaking their work with little or no gain in productivity.