Mark Windows 10 Store Apps in the List of Apps
In the list of applications I see some Windows 10 apps that were installed via the Windows 10 App-Store.
These applications are installed in the folder C:\Program Files\WindowsApps
You should show a special icon/text that these apps are automatically updated via the Windows 10 App-Store.
Because these apps can only be updated via the Windows Store.
@Tom I read the following article in the Windows Developer Blog:
In this article there is an interesting feature, called Restore Apps.
To make it easier for customers to transition to their new PCs quickly and seamlessly, we will soon test a new feature in the Windows Insider channel that helps customers automatically restore their apps, previously installed from the Microsoft Store, to their new Windows device.
So, when users reinstall Windows or get a new system, all their Windows Store apps can be installed with one click.
This makes it very comfortable for users.
I searched for some of my apps in the Window store and indeed, I found many of them:
- TreeSize Free
- Microsoft Teams
- Norton 360
- Amazon Music
- Microsoft Edge
- Epic Games Store
- Microsoft Power Automate
- Microsoft PowerToys
- Visual Studio Code
- Visual Studio Community 2019
- Visual Studio Community 2022
These popular apps are also available in the Window store:
- Mozilla Firefox
- WhatsApp Desktop
- Lecovo Vantage
It seems like more and more apps are also available in the Windows Store.
Users have the following advantages:
- it is very easy to download and install these apps
- the apps are automatically updated
- the apps are linked with my Microsoft account, so I can easily install them on a second system too
- when I reinstall my system, I can install all apps with one click
So more and more users will install ttheir apps via the Microsoft Store.