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  1. 1. Do you use any Modern Apps on a Desktop PC?

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I'm curious, if you have Windows 8 installed on a PC and not a Tablet, do you use any of the Modern Apps?

 

Since I installed the Windows 8.1 Preview I've had the weather app pinned to my start screen for eye candy, that's it.

 

I used to play the Jetpack Joyride and Shark Dash games when I first upgraded to Windows 8. I also had installed a fair few apps over the months but never found the need to use any of them.

 

Just curious as to what Modern Apps other people find useful on an actual PC?

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The Photos, Mail etc. apps simply aren't as powerful as the desktop programs by a large margin, so on a PC, I don't see the point in them.

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me personally nope, I like the speed of windows 8 but I don't use any modern apps at all, don't see the point

 

 

I'm curious, if you have Windows 8 installed on a PC and not a Tablet, do you use any of the Modern Apps?

 

Since I installed the Windows 8.1 Preview I've had the weather app pinned to my start screen for eye candy, that's it.

 

I used to play the Jetpack Joyride and Shark Dash games when I first upgraded to Windows 8. I also had installed a fair few apps over the months but never found the need to use any of them.

 

Just curious as to what Modern Apps other people find useful on an actual PC?

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Fitbit, Calendar, News and occasionally Mail.

 

Mainly I just use them for the live tiles >.<

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On my 8.0 desktop I have a couple that I've written myself for personal use, but that was a choice out of curiosity and not necessity. I do like the live tiles bit though, that's really handy. Otherwise, no not really. I get Microsoft wanting to offer the convenience of running the same thing on both desktops and tablets, but my Windows tablets run a desktop OS, so.....

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Nope.

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Yes. Xbox Music and the Weather app. That's about it though.

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Skype, Skydrive, Recipe Keeper and I alternate between the Metro and standard Remote Desktop clients.  Out of those I probably use Skype the most and it's the app I'm most likely to snap beside the desktop.

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No, don't use any of the modern apps in Windows 8.

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XBOX MUSIC... If you're a music lover, how could you not take advantage of accessing a majority of the music ever published for free at CD quality? It beats the hell out of Pandora and Spotify.

 

Modern IE for the majority of my browsing, but definitely not development.

 

Mail and calendar apps, most of the time. All I usually need to do is read, reply, and delete or move to another folder, and the mail app makes it extremely easy and quick to do those things. I also like having the notifications and lock screen summary data, The weather app isn't accurate enough for me (I use the NWS NOAA website), but I do like the radar display.

 

OneNote, I use all the time. I don't ever use the desktop version of OneNote 2012 anymore.

 

Photoshop Express for simple cropping, and brightness/contrast/hue adjustments. I do this a lot, and it's easier and quicker to do in this simple setup than in Photoshop.

 

Also, a lot of content apps, like NBC News (which has all of their news programs in full for streaming in excellent quality), Kahn Academy, Stanford videos, etc..

 

Twitter, not that I tweet often, but their app is much better than the website, as are the apps for most web services.

 

Oh yes, and Skype.

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Occasionally open the News app if there's something interesting on the live tile. Sometimes play minesweeper, and use the video app docked/snapped to the side of the desktop.

 

edit: and about to try out XBOX Music as mentioned above to see if it's better than Spotify. 

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I use Weather for its live tile (although it has some trouble updating at times), the Mail & Calendar, One Note MX, XboX Music (I alternate between it and MusicBee) and tried Reading List, but given that I mostly use Instapaper, I don't really use it anymore. 

 

I use Twitter and Skype occasionally. 

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Yes.

 

I use Skype, Evernote, OneNote, Twitter, Newseen, Calender, Weather, SkyDrive, and MetroTube on a regular, daily, basis.

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Nope, uninstalled even the stock apps. Also disabled Start screen and Charms bar using Start8. Windows 8 is unusable without Start8 for me.

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Only Mail for the notifications.

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on one of my pcs, i use the windows 8 apps exclusively. its pretty great.

 

also, alot of people are using my windows 8 store apps. so far im pulling in about $4K a month. these apps are just a hobby project btw,not my real job.

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No, I do not.

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No, I completely ignore the modern desktop.

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Yup. Skype docked to the side, when working. Ditto for TVCatchup.

Also use Healthvault. Selection of apps are there for the live tiles support also.

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also, alot of people are using my windows 8 store apps. so far im pulling in about $4K a month. these apps are just a hobby project btw,not my real job.

 

Off topic but what apps if you don't mind me asking?

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Weather, Skydrive, Netflix, an app for ebanking, TuneIn Radio & Amazing Lock Screen

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I use them where I can, MetroTube, Mail, IRC Explorer, etc. If I had an IDE and proper looking Chrome for the Modern UI I'd probably never leave it!

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Nope not at all, The Mail App looked promising but Outlook Web Version I found better.

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Cant stand modern at all, in any shape or form! I will avoid it as long as I possibly can!

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Modern IE (Desktop IE for Dev), Mail (especially in 8.1), Xbox Music, Calendar, Lync, Twitter, Remote Desktop, Mobilligy, TeamViewer, Skype, Wallbase, SSH-RT. If there is a modern version of an app, it will take priority over a desktop/web version for me, unless it's poorly developed like Engadget's app. This is on my Surface Pro (in both desktop replacement and tablet forms), and my desktop at home (triple monitor).

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