Chapter 6

Running the Built-In Applications

In This Chapter

arrow Writing with Notepad and WordPad for free

arrow Setting alarms

arrow Mapping characters

arrow Calculating and painting

arrow Creating sticky notes

New Windows Universal apps are just starting to appear in quantity and quality good enough to drive your everyday computing. We’re still a long way from the all-Universal desktop, but the trend is definitely in that direction.

askwoodycom In this chapter, I introduce you to a handful of useful programs that you’ve already paid for. They aren’t the greatest, but they’re more than adequate in many situations — and when better, free alternatives exist, I tell you about them, too.

Even if they do come from a Microsoft competitor.

Keep your eyes open for new Windows Store Universal apps that can match some of the functions in these free built-in Windows programs. As time goes by, the Universal apps will get better — although ...

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