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Month: April 2016

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is here

A special edition of one of the Xbox One’s most beautiful platformers is now available from the Windows Store and Steam. The update includes the following new features

  • New areas
  • Music
  • Story Elements
  • fast Travel Options
  • New Abilities
  • New difficulty modes

If you already purchased the regular edition you can upgrade to this new edition for a small one time fee.

This is the trailer for the new edition

Below are the download links for both the Windows Store and Steam versions

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Developer: Moon Studios GmbH
Price: 19,99 €

 

Simplenote makes it’s Windows debut

We have some very powerful note taking applications in Evernote and Onenote on Windows. For those who crave simplicity though, Simplenote by Automattic has always been the one we go to. Simplenote has had iOS, Android and a Mac app for several years now. They never really talked about moving beyond those platforms. So it was a nice surprise to seem them abbounce and release a Windows version of Simplenote.

For those who aren’t familiar Simplenote is a barebones and extremely fast note taking service. Built on top of the note taking are several powerful features.

Writing – Plain Text & Markdown

Any text that you write is saved automatically as you write. You also have the option to write in Markdown. This needs to be enabled globally via preferences and for the individual note

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Note History

Every note has previous version stored and you can easily restore a note to a state in the past via a simple slider.

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Note Info

You can very quickly get some useful info about the note like the last modified date and time, word and character count as well as the option to pin a note so that it appears at the top of your notes list

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Search

Note search via the box at the top left is super fast

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Tags

Easily add and search for notes by tags

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Themes

Currently the app allows you to switch between light and dark themes

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Collaboration and Publishing

Clicking on the share button for any note allows you to collaborate on it by entering any Simplenote user’s email address as well as create a public link for the note

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Overall this is an awesome Windows version of Simplenote and has all the features you would come to expect from the service. Best of all the service is free to use and the app is open source. Download it from here

Engadget releases a brand new Windows 10 app

Engadget has had Windows apps in the store for a while. Unfortunately they had fallen into the category of apps that don’t get updated much after they are released. Also as seen from the app reviews the app was almost useless in it’s current state. So it was a nice surprise to see them announce a brand new Windows 10 app hot on the heels of the Build Conference. As their first UWP release it’s a rather nice and functional app. It’s fast and fluid and incredibly easy to navigate. There is isn’t much in the way of options in the app right now but you do have the ability to share a news article via the system.

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One of the nicest things about the new app is how it’s notifications are displayed. News alerts are accompanied by large almost full width images as seen below.

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Download the app for free from the link below

Engadget
Engadget
Developer: AOL
Price: Free