To say the response to ModernMix has been overwhelming would be an understatement. In the 20 years that Stardock has existed, we’ve never put something out that has has been this positively received, this fast.
To recap: Last week we put out the first beta of ModernMix, a program that lets users run Windows 8 ModernUI (Metro) apps in a window, on the desktop. It’s a free download that you can also buy for $5 (which gets you the full beta and final version).
The reaction has been universally positive. But also, people (including myself) have found that ModernMix may be the single best thing to happen to ModernUI apps. It makes them relevant because many of them are really good – but not something you’d want to dominate a 22 inch monitor.
Can anyone seriously say that these ModernUI apps would be better run full-screen on a large monitor?
Here are some of the headlines:
Here’s the $4.99 utility that might just have saved Windows 8 [The Register]
Slick Trick: $5 tool runs Modern apps on the Windows 8 desktop [Computerworld]
Start8 and ModernMix – Windows 8’s last, best hope for normality on the desktop (ZDNet)
ModernMix Runs Windows 8 Full-Screen apps on the desktop (LifeHacker)
Run and resize Modern Windows 8 apps on the desktop (Neowin)
Windows 8 tip: Run Metro Apps in windows on the desktop (WinSuperSite)
ModernMix: Makes Windows 8 better by running Metro apps on the desktop (GHacks.net)
Stardock’s ModernMix lets you use Windows 8 apps in desktop mode (WinSource)
ModernMix runs Windows 8 Metro apps in traditional desktop windows (GizMag)
This five-dollar app solves the biggest problem with Windows 8 (CiteWorld)
ModernMix: Runs Windows 8 apps on the desktop (The Windows Club)
How to run Windows 8 apps on the desktop with ModernMix (CNET)
Stardock ModernMix app allows ALL Windows apps to run in desktop mode (Mobile Magazine)
ModernMix enables all Windows 8 apps to run on the desktop (Geeky Gadgets)
ModernMix lets you run Windows 8 apps in a window on the desktop (WinBeta)
ModernMix Fixes Windows 8, runs all apps on the desktop (Laptop Magazine)
And these are just the ones I know about and is by no means complete (and it hasn’t even been a week since the beta went out).