Microsoft released a new update of the Windows 10 version version 1903 update that is coming yesterday; It included, among other changes, new highest apps listed in Search.
Windows 10 users running the building receive a list of popular applications that they most use on the device at the top of the search results.
The top apps are displayed when users open the results so that they can be launched immediately without first deleting a search.
The first question that came into mind after seeing that's why. Why would Microsoft add a list of requests to search results?
This is why I think an addition is something that's not really useful:
- It is shown at the top of the search results; mean, less results are shown without scrolling. Also, consumers can focus their attention on the top apps and not the search results.
- The highest applications are the most user-consumed. It is likely that these apps will already pinch the taskbar for quick access or reach them on the desktop.
- Some or even all the apps may already be open as they are most used on the device.
- The Start Menu also lists the top apps if that has not been disabled.
- Users may have pinned and top apps to the Start-up menu for quick access.
Microsoft Windows Search in Windows 10 changed significantly when the operating system launched. The company that linked Cortana to Search is likely to increase its connection to the system, and add a web search to search next to it.
Web search was not particularly useful either and even the new preview option for web results or the separation in its own task was searching, it did not help a lot to improve its utility.
Adding top apps feels like change to change, and less like something that would benefit most Windows 10 users.
My most used applications are Firefox, Chrome, QuiteRSS, Explorer, and Thunderbird; All of them are pinned to the taskbar and just one click after the launch. The duplication of these apps in the Search is completely unnecessary. Hopefully Microsoft will add an option to disable the feature when it is officially launched.
Now You: Do you think this is a useful feature? Are there consumers who would benefit from this?