Can someone please explain to me the reason for removing the sheet tabs and changing it to what we currently have now? I understand changes that are less user-friendly up front if they provide an overall better experience or increases the functionality and capabilities of a program. However, in this case I see absolutely none. Perhaps it’s on the backend?
I have been working on/with computers for roughly 20 years now and almost every program that uses multiple pages of itself uses the tab feature. All browsers, Excel…..etc. There is a reason for this, it works…..very, very well! I feel as Smartsheet made this change to be hip, cool, sleek when in reality they moved from a well established finely tuned design to this abhorrent…..thing. You are reinventing the wheel here, guys...and you are making it square.
I’m not here to add ammo to the UI bashing, I am seriously inquiring as to WHY this change was made. Why move from a widely used almost perfect functionality and replace it with something that is seemingly so haphazard?