I currently have a laptop running windows 8 without touchsceen, apparently I somtimes use 'apps' and more often I use 'desktop programs'. However, I just don't get the point of making this separation.
What have I found
When searching things like 'windows 8 app vs desktop' I cannot really find much that makes a case for using apps, th most relevant diferences that I came across:
- Apps must come from the windows store (Perhaps an advantage for security reasons)
- The app and desktop version of a program can be different (Perhaps you can try the other if one is not good)
- Apps can be pinned (But you can make shortcuts on your dektop)
- Apps kan be snapped (But you can drag most desktop programs against the side of the screen)
All in all I might underappreciate the former points, but it just does not seem to give apps a significant edge over desktop programs. Hence it feels like i am missing something.
Assuming you have a windows 8 computer without touchscreen, what are the main differences between 'apps' and 'desktop programs', and in particular: what are the advantages of apps over desktop programs?