ArcGIS Online vs. ArcGIS Explorer

Discussion created by amalkawi on Mar 19, 2013
Latest reply on May 20, 2013 by mminami-esristaff
I have been creating maps on ArcGIS Online and having crashing problems and features don't show up on the map and a laundry list of other issues. I search in other forums and see that others have generally the same type of issues when creating from ArcGIS Online. ESRI reps have been recommending to use Explorer which seemed to solve many of the problems people are having including myself. So what's the point of ArcGIS Online since everything can be done better in Explorer? and why is ArcGIS Online having that many issues?