Windows 10’s pre-installed apps have lots and lots of room for improvement, and Microsoft is working to improve and update them soon. In a job offer posted by the company recently, they said that they are looking for developers to create new experiences with their apps.
The company is talking about leading a new team to put together a complete portfolio of pre-installed native apps that demonstrate the best aspects of the Windows platform and Fluent Design. Basically, there will be new and better apps for Windows 10 focused on unifying the system interface.
We are not talking about the Office applications, which are on another level, nor about Microsoft’s cross-platform apps like To Do, but about the group of apps that come pre-installed on the system.
Pre-installed Windows 10 apps will be improved
Those apps like Mail, Weather, Calendar, Groove Music, Movies and TV, etc. have certainly improved over the years, especially when compared to their early versions in the days of Windows 8 or even those that came with the first version of Windows 10 more than 5 years ago, but they still don’t really stand out.
You don’t have to ask far to know that most users don’t use Mail to read their emails, or that they prefer VLC to watch their videos, or that they use any other music player than the pre-installed one. Windows 10 has apps for almost everything, but almost none of them are popular among users. Microsoft To Do is a good example of how well it can be done.
In general, the design of all these apps also remains inconsistent, and now that we know that with the next major update of the system we will see big changes in that aspect and Microsoft plans a whole new experience.