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Windows Win8 meto/RT/tile/thingy apps?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Risky, 4 Dec 2012.

  1. Risky

    Risky Well-Known Member

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    Anyone found anything particularly useful? Obviously the desktop is where I do the real work but I quite like the active tiles when I hit start and some of the apps, such as some of the news apps like the register are quite good.

    Anything else anyone has found of use?
     
  2. fdbh96

    fdbh96 New Member

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    Honestly most are pretty awful, I think developers are still trying to get to grips with the UI or something.

    Here are some:

    Clock (too add a bloomin' clock to the start menu :wallbash:)
    Pin steam (pins steam games + nice covers)
    Board express (for forums)
    Skype
    Endgadget
    Tomshardware

    The last two are pretty aweful, the websites are much better but they do have live tiles.

    I also quite like stumbleupon.
     
  3. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I would like add Canada's only apps:
    -> CBC News (ok app)
    -> CTV News (ok app)
    -> Canadian National Film Board (very good app)

    I find it funny that a governmental department not only was one of the early first app in Windows 8, but its really good one. :thumb:
     
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    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    BBC News
    News Bento
    OneNote
    Evernote
    Wikipedia
    TuneIn Radio
    YourConverter
    8 Zip
    National Rail
     
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  5. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Let me add to the list:
    - /r/etro

    As for games
    - Ilomilo Plus (indi game, not on Steam)
    - The new Windows 8 games: Solitaire, Minesweeper (there is an RPG adventure mode in it), etc.
     
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  6. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    To add to the list:
    - NBC News. Best news app so far. Very fast, well build, looks nice. Complete with Back/Forw mouse button support. Downside: No search support, and unable to get the article URL to copy it in some fashion (to share for example), or bookmark it on your web browser. But its one of the better apps. Definitely worth a look

    - Vimeo. Super fast startup, looks nice, works well. No search, though. Hopefully that will be added soon.
     

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