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    Windows 8 apps are very limited and poor quality

    I am truly disappointed in the number of Windows 8 apps. I found maybe 10-15 apps that I actually cared about, and even most of those have serious issues.

    Has anyone been able to get Mint.com, Evernote, or Zinio to actually work? Mint.com says it can't connect, Zinio never completes a magazine download, and Evernote just crashes after you put in the login credentials.

    The reviews for those apps indicate others are having the same problems.

    Are there any win 8 apps in the store that actually DO work well?
    I'm using Bluestacks and Web browsers to get around some of these issues. But most of the time, I just find myself using the apps I need on my Android phone instead.

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 4

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    If an app isn't working try to reinstall. I've had a couple apps that worked after I removed and reinstalled them. No experience with the specific apps you are asking about though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martian View Post
    If an app isn't working try to reinstall. I've had a couple apps that worked after I removed and reinstalled them. No experience with the specific apps you are asking about though.
    Thanks. I've tried to reinstall all the problem apps, and the same issues resurfaced. I know MSFT is trying to grow the app selection, but the apps that are in the store are disappointing at this time, unfortunately.

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    Agreed, the Windows app store is like picking through the shelves at Walmart after Black Friday. Especially when you are used to Android or iOS. Microsoft is advertising like crazy for Windows 8 and some of the new Bay Trail machines like the T100 have been flying off the shelves so hopefully developers will start to see a worthwhile market there.

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    Thankfully this is a Windows 8.1 device. No need to visit the Windows Store, there are more "apps" available for this tablet than Android and iOS combined.
    Last edited by Overseer; 12-07-2013 at 01:27 PM.

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    I agree, but it would be great some metro apps like Gmail, Tapatalk, imdb ( i m talking about official apps, not 3rd party)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overseer View Post
    Thankfully this is a Windows 8.1 device. No need to visit the Windows Store, there are more "apps" available for this tablet than Android and iOS combined.
    Indeed.

    Apparently an important bit of information several folks have missed.

    While the Microsoft Store has a nice collection of offerings....the universe of WIN 8.1 apps/programs extends out much further than that single source.
    OWNER OF ASUS 64GB T100TA w/128GB microSD, and now running Windows 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by lefteris82 View Post
    I agree, but it would be great some metro apps like Gmail, Tapatalk, imdb ( i m talking about official apps, not 3rd party)
    totally agree, but someone advised pinning the sites to the Start screen and using them as "apps". Has worked Pretty well IMo

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    My biggest complaint is that often times the MS version of the app is priced higher than the Android or iOS version. Microsoft needs to fix this! Yes, I understand MS does set the prices on 3rd party apps but if they are serious about their app store, they need to either entice devs or subsidize to get the prices the same. There is no way I'm paying $3.50 for Angry Birds on my Windows tablet when it's $1.00 or free on Android... At least Gameloft has kept their sanity. I'll pay $1.99 for Asphalt 8 all day long.

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    I got this puppy for x86 apps, so no harm no foul for me. Halo Spartan, Hydro Thunder and BlazBlu Continuum Shift are pretty darn good though.

 

 
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