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    Sven Groot

    I just talked with Long. It seems MS added a bunch of new markets, and they're not automatically enabled for existing apps. It seems the only way he can add the new markets to MetroTwit is to publish an update.

    That explains the lack of apps in the store for some I suppose. Hopefully it'll get better with time.

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    Ian2

    Interestingly same App check today only shows  463 Apps (4 less than yesterdays count)

    (Post your own results here)

     

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    cbae

    How did this thread turn into a discussion about the number of apps in the Windows Store?

    538, BTW.

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    cbae

    , evildictait​or wrote

    *snip*

    On Azure?

    Mostly for my local network, but I'm also waiting for them update the Azure VM gallery images to 2012 as well.

    Edit: I see that they have. Nice!

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    Bas

    The only really useful apps are MS's (like OneNote MX) and Kindle.

     

    I have to say I'm really impressed with OneNote MX, despite not being sure what MX means. I find it extremely easy to use, and while the radial menu is something to get used to on a mouse and keyboard (insert "no comprimise!"-DeathByVisualStudio-quip) I can imagine it being great when using touch.

    If there's one example of productivity tools being possible in the Metro/Modern/Whatever design, this is it.

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    Sven Groot

    , Bas wrote

    I have to say I'm really impressed with OneNote MX, despite not being sure what MX means.

    Metro Experience? (What does that make the Mazda MX-5?)

    The radial menu reminds me of the four-paned context menu that 3DSMax has (or used to have, the last time I used it was quite a few versions ago). Max used it because they had an insane amount of stuff tucked in the context menu, though.

    OneNote MX is very impressive, but I have to ask why I'd use it on a desktop when I spend most of my time in the desktop mode, also have the desktop OneNote, and when I use that I can actually see the stuff I'm taking notes about (overlapping windows FTW). I'm sure MX is great on a tablet, but I see no use case for it on a desktop PC.

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    Ian2

    473 today, so a rough average of 10 Apps published per day so far. 

    It would be interesting to see a metric somewhere , perhaps from MS itself on how quickly store content is growing?

    (Remember to post your own results here: http://websurfaces.co.uk/2012/08/19/how-many-windows-8-apps-are-there/)

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    Bas

    @Sven Groot: I find it usable enough for taking quick notes. I also find the full version much more useful when doing extensive research, but for me the MX version is adequate roughly 75% of the time.

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