ModernMix Windows 8 app news round-up

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by Frogboy | Discussion: Personal Computing

To say the response to ModernMix has been overwhelming would be an understatement.  In the 20 years that Stardock has existed, we’ve never put something out that has has been this positively received, this fast.

To recap: Last week we put out the first beta of ModernMix, a program that lets users run Windows 8 ModernUI (Metro) apps in a window, on the desktop.  It’s a free download that you can also buy for $5 (which gets you the full beta and final version).

The reaction has been universally positive. But also, people (including myself) have found that ModernMix may be the single best thing to happen to ModernUI apps. It makes them relevant because many of them are really good – but not something you’d want to dominate a 22 inch monitor.

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Can anyone seriously say that these ModernUI apps would be better run full-screen on a large monitor?

Here are some of the headlines:

Here’s the $4.99 utility that might just have saved Windows 8 [The Register]

Slick Trick: $5 tool runs Modern apps on the Windows 8 desktop [Computerworld]

Start8 and ModernMix – Windows 8’s last, best hope for normality on the desktop (ZDNet)

ModernMix Runs Windows 8 Full-Screen apps on the desktop (LifeHacker)

Run and resize Modern Windows 8 apps on the desktop (Neowin)

Windows 8 tip: Run Metro Apps in windows on the desktop (WinSuperSite)

ModernMix: Makes Windows 8 better by running Metro apps on the desktop (GHacks.net)

Stardock’s ModernMix lets you use Windows 8 apps in desktop mode (WinSource)

ModernMix runs Windows 8 Metro apps in traditional desktop windows (GizMag)

This five-dollar app solves the biggest problem with Windows 8 (CiteWorld)

ModernMix: Runs Windows 8 apps on the desktop (The Windows Club)

How to run Windows 8 apps on the desktop with ModernMix (CNET)

Stardock ModernMix app allows ALL Windows apps to run in desktop mode (Mobile Magazine)

ModernMix enables all Windows 8 apps to run on the desktop (Geeky Gadgets)

ModernMix lets you run Windows 8 apps in a window on the desktop (WinBeta)

ModernMix Fixes Windows 8, runs all apps on the desktop (Laptop Magazine)

And these are just the ones I know about and is by no means complete (and it hasn’t even been a week since the beta went out).

AceMatrix
Reply #1 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:30 PM

Should be quite a windfall for Stardock. Congradulations !!        -- Ace --

RedneckDude
Reply #2 Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:22 AM

Brad, there's a reason my subscriptions are paid up through 2016.

 

Stardock is, and always has been , the best thing ever to happen to a Windows OS.

 

Thanks Stardock!! 

Ibnpatuta
Reply #3 Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:33 AM

My dad has been building a new computer and is using the Windows 8 OS, and I am proud to say that I told him about Start8 and ModernMix. He is already using Start8 and will probably get ModernMix soon.

 

And I have a friend who just the other day was like "I like Windows 8, but it's too much like a tablet. I wish there was a Start button". And lo and behold, there is Stardock.

neone6
Reply #4 Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:34 AM

I love it.

-When I can skin it I will love it more 

Wizard1956
Reply #5 Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:34 AM

RedneckDude
Stardock is, and always has been , the best thing ever to happen to a Windows OS.
I'll second that. It's almost enough to get me to try Windows 8.....almost.

pacov
Reply #6 Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:38 AM

Going to pick this up.  Great job, SD!

benmanns
Reply #7 Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:41 AM

I love the fact that all those guys that hated bashed on the modern apps also windows8 now have nothing more to cry about.
If i think about it that i payd less than 50 bucks for windows8 and i calculate my subscription for Objecktdesktop in, then im far below the costs of windows7 with the same or (better) functionallity + i have an inbuild awesomeness pack thanks to stardock software ( windowblinds will fullfill the pack ).
Great great work and big congratulations about the massive positive feedback - now hurry and throw windowblinds at me hehe 
 

RedneckDude
Reply #8 Thursday, March 14, 2013 11:35 AM

Roloccolor
I love the fact that all those guys that hated bashed on the modern apps also windows8 now have nothing more to cry about.

Oh, there's still plenty to cry about.......but I have faith that it's just a matter of time. 

Wizard1956
Reply #9 Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:26 PM

RedneckDude
I have faith that it's just a matter of time.
Me too.....until Windows9 comes out.

Daiwa
Reply #10 Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:08 PM

I hedged my bets and bought 2 Win8 licenses before the price increase, banking on SD to make it functional again.  Turns out it was a good plan.  I'll probably go ahead and install it on my remaining XP rig when I have a long weekend to do so.  No telling when that will be, but...

BigDogBigFeet
Reply #11 Thursday, March 14, 2013 6:10 PM

Congrats Stardock!!  Good work doesn't go unnoticed for long.  

I don't have Win 8 still using Win 7 here.  It's good to know when I make my next system change there will be excellent products here for me.

pacov
Reply #12 Thursday, March 14, 2013 11:04 PM

Just bought -

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