Best Windows 8 Apps
10 September 2015
Why on earth can't I view images just by tapping on them? It is utterly ridiculous that I have to go use a link post-article to view images. Unacceptable.
5 August 2015
No ability to up or down vote comments
The writing quality on the site has been reduced to a few badly written puff pieces by a guy with a huge ego. A shame.
14 July 2015
Site takes marketing money from Microsoft and then defends every dumb thing they do. Just a cheerleader site with zero media cred. I've seen the unprofessional ego maniac editor brag repeatedly that he deletes site comments from people who don't agree with him. Really just a front to sell cheap phone screen protectors to people who haven't discovered Amazon/eBay.
3 July 2015
I love this app! I love it so much, I even bought the version on Windows Phone 8.1!!!
9 June 2015
This app is all over the place. It shows the news from the website, yes, but sometimes the articles are filled with code (recently fixed), and now none of the videos work. Better off just visiting the website.
3 May 2015
15 April 2015
it cannot keep track of where you have been when backing out of an article to the article list or for that matter the main page. always returned to the beginning. articles have a bunch of gibberish code at the end that makes you scroll and scroll to get to the next article.either way just bunch of needless swiping. swiping to next article doesn't work properly either. the article is half hidden, forcing you to swipe backwards to get to the beginning of it.
1 April 2015
Easy! Good app
30 March 2015
I've been using this app for quite some time and after a lengthy lack of updates, things have gotten seemingly bad. Now every article is ended with a splatter of code across each page. Not to mention the inconsistent refresh issues that plague this app, generating "Network not found" errors and the bugs that don't allow you to post comments, even though it used to a few weeks ago? Needs lots of help to be usable at this point.
27 March 2015
All the articles for me show up with the source code for the page displayed at the end of the article. Weird.
21 March 2015
The content took too much time to load
20 March 2015
Big fan of Windows Central, and the WinPhone 8.1 app is great, the 8.1 Modern app is still a little rough around the edges. Search doesn't seem to be working...
2 February 2015
In order to run videos I have to open in Browser. This app isn't Surface Pro 3 friendly.
1 February 2015
Great content, well designed app. I hope they add access to the forums!
I've noticed that videos are not watchable on this app, so any articles that have videos have to be viewed in the browser, which is disappointing. The WP app allows you to watch the videos, I wish the Windows app did the same.
29 January 2015
Layout is bad, comments stays in blank to often have to refresh or toggle between news and comments a few times, at least once a week I have to login.
15 January 2015
I love the windows phone app as well as the wpcentral.com web site but, this app feels much different than the phone app as well as the website. I knew this app would be different from the wp app in layout, but I thought the app would feel and look more like the website. The website as well as the wp app scrolls vertically, so why not this app ??? I look forward to the updates.... Needs a layout/user interface makeover. I've pinned the website which is much better so why use this app. If you want the stories when there fresh pin the website.
9 January 2015
I have grown attached to this app, but mainly since I can't use Appy Geek to get full articles without having to go to the web. It does offer direct access to download links and comments, which makes up for any disappointment I have since I need to use two apps for my geek news.
1 January 2015
I'm torn. The app is lacking in a couple key areas. Live tile is not at all representative of what you'll get inside the app. Often, the top story on the live tile is buried deep inside the myriad other stories. On the phone all stories are in chronological order. It's hard to find stories by guessing if it's gonna be in News, Games, Apps or Help. Many apps are more than one.
There is no option to set it up the way I'd like. Live tile doesn't show number of new stories like the phone app does.
So do yourself a favor and get this on your phone and basically leave this version alone. I'm stumped as to why there is such a dramatic difference in quality, smh.
But the app is almost indispensable.
24 December 2014
The app is decent, but lack of basic features is irritating. For example the search charm in the app does nothing. The only way to find an article on a specific subject is to use the website or my Nokia. The built in search feature - not working. The in app Search Contract MS service - not working.
10 December 2014
Needs a lot of work. News feeds load terribly slow. No paid version to remove advertising. I can't sometimes post comments properly. Uncommon but lovely, the High Contrast theme when activated on Windows 8/8.1 this application tends to experiences crashes on the startup splash screen. Can't connect to the Passport Service even with a 4G connection sometimes. I request Jay Bennett to work on this app more vigorously before making it Universal. Come on guys, these things aren't expected from you. A disappointed user using your app on a Surface RT.
29 November 2014
the setting still displays "sign in to wpcentral".
20 November 2014
The app works as good as the Windows Phone app.
15 November 2014
Awesome app, however I wish I could read the forums too.
13 November 2014
Search doesn't work on Surface RT. I miss getting the forums in the app itself instead of being sent to the website.
12 November 2014
11 November 2014
Very pretty app. Wish it was universal so I could have it on my phone too. Ads sort of ruin the slick look of the app, let me purchase an adless version! And add forums support like on the phone app!
7 November 2014
While I like the content of the website, and the display in the application it still lacks basic functionality.
It's annoying that all the links to other WC articles take me to the browser, can't just tap on an image to view it full screen and the first, featured article is huge - not that I mind that - but most of the time the image quality is poor and the article is of no importance.
5 November 2014
Always good content from the group at Windows Central.
App can be slow to load and refresh more than occasionally.
Get the spinning blue dots in the middle of the screen, and Network Error messages on occasion. I have a very fast, business class internet connection in my home office, so I know that isn't the issue, as all other internet activity is very fast.
Pages don't load the comments sections too often also.
Sometimes the app runs great, others...not so much, hence the 3 stars
Running Windows 8.1 fully updated, on a CAD/Engineering design class machine.
1 November 2014
Why isn't this app universal? Ad free!