Ghacks talk about things the Windows Store need to fix before launch

The good folks at Ghacks wrote a very good article where they discuss some of the issues they feel need to be fixed with the Windows Store.

It’s a good piece so I thought I would share some of it with you.

Check it out:

Windows 8 Store Issues

The store as it stands now has several issues which I’d like to discuss in the following paragraphs.

Navigation – The only way to navigate the store is to scroll horizontally. While this may make sense on touch enabled devices, it does not offer the best user experience on desktop PCs. But even if there was an option to change the page layout and thus the scrolling direction, it would not really address the core issue: Lack of overview. How many app groups are available? You do not see that on the start page. Only after scrolling all the way to the right, and remembering the group positions. An option to jump to a specific category is missing, and Microsoft should consider adding a table of contents options to the store.

Filters – While it is possible to display only free apps (there are no paid apps yet in the store), there is no option yet to filter by app type. If you never want to buy apps, you’d probably want an option to hide all trial and paid apps automatically from the store.

You can read the rest of the article here.

What do you think about the Windows Store in Windows 8?

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  • Oliver

    Would Microsoft really allow users to filter out all paid for apps…?