Microsoft released yesterday a new release version of the upcoming version of the Windows 10 1903 feature; it includes, among other things, a new list of the most popular apps in Search.
Windows 10 users who are building build receive a list of popular apps that most use the device above search results.
The most popular apps are shown when users open the results so that they can be run immediately without first turning off the search.
The first question that occurred to me after seeing why. Why does Microsoft add a list of apps to search results?
That is why I think adding is something that is not particularly useful:
- It appears at the beginning of the search results. means fewer results are displayed without scrolling. In addition, users can focus on the best applications rather than the search results.
- Most popular applications are the most used applications by a user. These apps are probably already attached to the taskbar for quick access or available on the desktop.
- Some or even all apps may already be open because they are the most used on your device.
- The Start menu also lists the best applications if it was not forbidden.
- Users may have attached the best applications in the Quick Start menu.
Microsoft significantly changed Windows Search in Windows 10 when the operating system started. The company connects Cortana with Search, will probably increase its exposure to the system and adds a web search to search for it.
Web search was not particularly useful, and even the newly added option for viewing web results or splitting into its own search section did not help much to improve its usefulness.
Adding top apps feels like a change due to change, and less like something that would benefit most Windows 10 users.
My most used applications are Firefox, Chrome, QuiteRSS, Explorer and Thunderbird; they're all stuck in the taskbar and just one click away. The replication of these applications in Search is totally superfluous. We hope that Microsoft will add a feature disabling option when it is officially launched.
Now you: Do you think this is a useful feature? Are there any users who would benefit from this?