I’m looking at my computer right now and there are probably 3 apps I use that aren’t web based anymore. As was pointed out to me, I’m basically saying I want to live with a Google Chromebook and I would say ABSOLUTELY except the hardware is so bad. I’m happy to run Chrome on my MacBook Pro and get all the benefits.
It is 2021 for pete’s sake. Now I will say I hadn’t seen/used ArcGIS Online since 2015 and it has grown so much that I hardly recognize it anymore. But damn, wouldn’t it have been nice if they took the effort to create ArcGIS Pro and put it into a cloud based GIS system that runs anywhere? Leave ArcGIS Desktop for those who couldn’t make the jump. That’s my selfish opinion at least.