ModernMix 1.0 release is available for download now!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by Island Dog | Discussion: Press Releases (WC)


ModernMix™ gives users the capability to run Windows® 8 Modern (Metro) apps in resizable windows on the desktop. This contrasts with the native behavior of Modern apps, which always run full screen on a user’s display regardless the amount of information an app needs to display.

ModernMix also introduces the capability to pin Modern apps to the taskbar, create desktop shortcuts to them and switch between running apps in a way that will be familiar to users of previous Windows releases.


  • Run Windows 8 Modern apps in a window on the desktop
  • Display and pin Modern apps on the taskbar
  • Explicitly close Modern apps by clicking their close button
  • Create desktop shortcuts for Modern apps
  • Access the Charms bar from an app’s window
  • And more!

How to get it:

ModernMix v1.0 is available as a free 30-day trial or can be purchased for $4.99

To learn more visit:

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Reply #1 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:31 PM

I love this app!  I'm actually looking at the Modern apps instead of the desktop version!

Reply #2 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:52 PM

Yes looks good when get the chance will download it may have to wait awhile yet though.


Reply #3 Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:59 AM

Finally an app that makes Windows 8 usable. It's still ugly tho........

Reply #4 Thursday, April 4, 2013 8:45 AM

That's great news!

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