If you could use the 3rd party tools completely apart from the DJI app it would be one thing, but as I understand it you have to connect with the DJI app. Start Litchi, force close the DJI app and then go. That is a poor user experience. I've been tempted to try 3rd party apps with the drones, but have stuck to 3rd party OSMO apps.Agree, EVO & MP2 aren't in the same bracket. The EVO resides in the middle between M1-MA and MP2.
For what it is, and it's SW limitations and lack of 3rd party support... it's a great little craft to get around NFZ when needed. If Litchi, AutoPilot or others would support, it'd probably be a lot better... similar to the MA gaining several features, including Waypoints via 3rd Party.
At the same time, I personally enjoy 3rd party tools for my large & small platforms. Over the development path, several features introduced by 3rd Party (Litchi, Autopilot, FPV, mapping tools, terrain modeling, etc) have later been adopted by DJI tools. Most of the time their DJI equivalents are less than the offerings by 3rd Party in the manor how the features are implemented or used. Another advantage to 3rd party, several use their own core kernel inplace of using DJI SDK which releases many restrictions within DJI software.
Overall, the 3rd party tools improve DJI toolsets, which is a gain for those that only use DJI tools.
On the OSMO, as of today they released a new Osmo Action to directly compete with GoPro.
The OSMO Action is intriguing, but I have one question about it which I can't find yet. One of the (incredibly stupid) things about the GoPro is it can't shoot 4k in linear mode. The new OSMO has an equivalent of linear mode, but is it locked out at some resolutions and functions like the GoPro?