I thought I’d compare another YouTube Windows 10 app against my favorite Hyper for YouTube. Admittedly this wasn’t doesn’t differ too much thematically from Hyper. There are some different takes on what an app for YouTube should be like, but I think only so many ways it can be done well.
Perfect Tube – main screen
This is not a full on comparison with any other app including Hyper for YouTube, just wanted to look at another app that caught my eye and gets the job done. However this app claims it is Perfect, so let’s see if it accomplishes that goal.
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I reviewed this app back in the Windows 8 days and it eventually became my daily driver for YouTube. There were other apps that were pretty good, but nothing gave me the all around features that this app did/does. Funny thing is I find myself using some apps like this a lot less than previously. I have a browser open, why would I want to bother opening an app?
Hyper for YouTube main screen
Like many things it may be just a matter of whether it enhances the features of YouTube where it makes it a better experience to use the app on a desktop. Naturally on a tablet, an app may make a whole lot more sense. Unfortunately it isn’t a Universal App, but let’s see if it does things better enough to make it my go to app again for YouTube.
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I realize it has been a few days since I had a post. I got sick. I do realize if you read this blog you aren’t expecting posts on a regular basis though I would like to get one out every few days at least. Actually unsure of the direction I want to take. Should I keep reviewing the default apps and features that come with Windows10 or simply move on to trying to find and review gems in the store. Finding gems, can be a challenge but hopefully now with Windows 10 the quality will improve.
I have a Windows phone as well and while I don’t want to install the pre-release version on it, I do want to incorporate reviews using it (once 10 Mobile is out) to review Universal Apps mainly – apps that are made to be used on either desktop or mobile. I really think this capability will help boost the use of Windows 10 mobile above the currently less than 3% market share.
Split screen with choice of open apps to fill rest of space
I may re-visit parts of the OS as things change. In fact I’m not looking at the mail app yet for review because I’m still on the Insider Preview and the version of the app I am using, the general public won’t recognize…yet. I’m going to stop being on the preview once this next update is finished and released.
The screenshot included with this post shows a feature some may have used where Windows lets you split screen more than one app. It also now adds a choice of apps you can choose to fill the space, before it didn’t give you this choice. Unless I’m copying and pasting, multiple apps on screen isn’t something that I have had a need for.
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With the desire to keep the letter “e” as their browser name, Microsoft replaced Internet Explorer with Edge. For many this is a pleasant change as IE was much derided, although certainly a good chunk of the population used it because it was the default and they know nothing about switching browsers.
Already from just a screenshot you can tell something is different. No other browser ships with the ability out of the box to make it dark – very dark. It is one of the more visual differences over IE but certainly not the only different.
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The question may be asked, why did they add Music and Movies/TV into the Windows Store? Doesn’t it make sense to include a place to purchase things all together? They are all used on the PC and eventually with the Store being a universal app we’ll find Windows Phone apps here as well. What a happy family…. not!
Windows Store – Movies and TV on left, Music on right
The Music and Movies/TV sections of the store are setup pretty similarly on the front page. You have the big ads at the top that slide and take up way too much space. Below that you have different genres/categories but individually they of course need to do things a bit different from each other.
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With Windows 10 of course the Store has been updated. It has come a long way from its beginning on Windows 8. In fact it has added sections for Music and Movies/TV which will be discussed more fully in a separate article. The Store basically has to answer the same question as Windows 10 itself. Is it an improvement over the one with Windows 8 (or 8.1) and will it draw more people to use the apps?
Windows Store front page
Of course many people coming to Windows 10 will never have encountered the Windows Store before since so few upgraded to Windows 8. Rather than go over the past, this review will focus on what works or doesn’t work for me in how this app is set-up.
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