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QOTW: Which Windows 10 apps are worth installing?

by Parm Mann on 18 December 2015, 16:31

Tags: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system got off to a flying start in terms of user adoption (and considering the free upgrade, how could it not?) but there are still plenty of questions surrounding the built-in app store.

The new Windows Store promises to be the one-stop shop in which you can "find all your favourite apps," and with a universal app platform we've been told to expect one app capable of running on every Windows device, be it PC, laptop, tablet, phone or games console.

High-profile universal apps are starting to trickle through - Netflix being the latest addition - but the store doesn't appear to have attracted the attention that Microsoft so dearly seeks. And if we're honest, we'd struggle to think of a single app that we couldn't do without. That isn't to say the apps are bad, per se, but with a fully-fledged web browser at Windows 10's disposal, the apps often aren't needed. I'd sooner shop at Amazon.co.uk than download a dedicated app.

But maybe we're missing out. To find out, we're picking your brains by asking: which Windows 10 apps are worth installing? Share your recommendations, and your thoughts on the Windows Store or apps in general, using the comments facility below.



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Well, given that I've no intention of installing Win10, it's kind of implicit that I don't use any W10 apps at all, let alone regularly.

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system got off to a flying start in terms of user adoption (and considering the free upgrade, how could it not?)
Sorry, but like it or loathe it, the answer to that is obvious …. when either feature or policy changes, or the cost of implementing it, are FAR more significant to the process of deciding whether to upgrade than the cost saving of a “free” upgrade.
Since Windows 10 is gaining momentum, hopefully this may bring attention to major software houses.
I'm in agreement with Saracen on this one. The list of cons outweigh the list of any positive features, it's just not worth the risk of “upgrading”.
I'm really hoping Vulkan takes off in a big way so I can do a genuine upgrade to linux.
The new netflix app, since now you can turn the volume up and down in the app.
Apart from Solitaire the only one I use is Windows DVD player - not much use since the upgrade removes Media Center.