Effects ( fx ) drag and drop
Just like in Abode Indesign, when you apply an effect to type or object all you have to do is drag & drop the "fx" icon in the appearance bar to the type or object you wish to apply that effect to.
Adding this same feature will increase productivity when adding multiple effects and create a more cohesive work from program to program.
Marc, the (fx) icon does not get dragged for me in InD.
Can you record a short video/GIF to show how it behaves for you.
Also, actually, you can do this in Illustrator: you open Appearance panel, drag the icon in the top left corner (a small thumbnail image) and drop it onto an object you want to apply the appearance to. You can’t drag separate appearance attributes though.