Windows 10 Do you use the Windows App Store?

Ian

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It occurred to me a little earlier that the Windows App Store should really be a popular repository - it's ideal for new users, it can remember purchases/downloads across several PCs and it's pre-vetted to a degree.

However, in reality it's a relative failure. There are very few high-end apps designed for it, the non-desktop design requirements for apps hasn't taken off as expected and there are lots of poor quality developers pushing products there.

It's a huge shame, as it should really be a great tool - but after several years of improvements, it's still not heavily used by many people I know. Does anyone here use the Windows App Store heavily? I guess I've got less than 5 additional apps installed through it.
 

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Aside fro the Forza games I only have one app from it, Filebot.
 
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I had to uninstall the Photo Viewer because I could not get it to open, despite following many fixes given by Microsoft and Google searches.
 

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Hardly any. In fact, I can not remember when I last used it. :(
 

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I've had problems updating apps using the Store. Sometimes they start downloading and never finish. I had to turn off the automatic background updating of Store apps because it would interrupt things I was doing.
 

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To the best of my knowledge I've never used it, unless the freebie Forza game came through it and when I carried out a fresh install about six months ago I didn't re-install that.
 
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I have Google blocked in my phone. It's an annoying piece of sh*t, invasive spy.
 

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