Microsoft Retailer is one thing that has been out there to Home windows customers for a while, but it surely has been lagging behind Apple and Google. With Home windows 11, Microsoft is riving its app retailer efforts by bringing apps made in any framework to the Retailer and adopting a brand new interface that gives a fast and straightforward option to browse, set up, and replace apps.
If you happen to choose the net interface over Microsoft Retailer for no matter causes, there’s a brand new Microsoft web site that allows you to obtain apps immediately by way of the net browser. Microsoft has been engaged on a brand new web-based Retailer for Home windows 11 for some time now and it appears just like the steady model of the positioning quietly went reside earlier this month.
The net-based model of the Microsoft Retailer could be discovered right here and it affords a significantly better expertise than the traditional internet retailer. In contrast to the traditional internet retailer which is nested inside Microsoft.com, this new internet retailer has been moved to apps.microsoft.com – the identical Retailer additionally permits you to browse and set up extensions for Chromium Edge.
Microsoft hasn’t formally introduced a design revamp but and the traditional web site stays accessible for now.
The Retailer is titled “Home windows Apps” and serves the identical aim because the native Retailer app – that will help you discover content material while you’re away from the first machine. It’s additionally helpful in the event you choose discovering hyperlinks by means of a search engine or platforms.
As you possibly can see within the above screenshot, Retailer internet new design is nearer to Home windows 11 and it appears to comply with the Fluent Design ideas. It makes use of rounded corners, minimalist icons, and extra. Nevertheless, it doesn’t have help for darkish mode, however this might be added in a future launch.
In contrast to the traditional internet retailer, the brand new Microsoft Retailer doesn’t allow you to view info just like the final replace date or launch date of the app, however you possibly can nonetheless view app descriptions, screenshot previews and opinions & scores.
It’s also possible to click on on the ‘Set up’ button to obtain the app by way of a brand new pop-up which makes the set up course of with out even opening the app retailer.
What’s slightly fascinating is that the portal additionally affords entry to conventional desktop apps together with unpacked apps.
Though the shop doesn’t have the beta/preview anymore, it’s nonetheless within the early improvement and we’re anticipating extra enhancements within the coming months.