Chapter 2: Using Metro Mail, People, and Calendar Apps
In This Chapter
How the new Win8.1 communication apps hang together
Choosing a Mail, Contacts, and Calendar app
Navigating Win8.1’s tiled Mail
Placing all your contacts in Win8.1 People
Avoiding duplicates and other Win8.1 Calendar problems
The Windows “productivity” apps — Metro Mail, Calendar, and People — form the core of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1, tiled Metro app assault. The original Windows 8 versions of all of those apps were seriously, uh, challenged. That’s putting it politely. In Windows 8.1, they’re usable — although nobody who’s used them would confuse them with fully functional productivity apps.
On the one hand, they’re free — or, I should say, they come at no additional cost when you buy a Windows computer. So you can’t really expect too much out of them. On the other hand, they’re competing against other free communication apps — I won’t mention those on the iPad by name — so there’s a lot of pressure to deliver ...