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Windows® 8.1 IN DEPTH by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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8. Accessories and Accessibility

A Boatload of Useful Tools

Tools. Better yet, power tools. Do those words make you start to drool? Are you a tool freak, always looking for the latest gadget that will both (a) simplify your life and (b) prove that you truly are cooler than anyone else in the room? If that’s you, I predict you’ll become an app junkie, and will soon be spending more time scouring the Windows Store than actually working. (After all, your reasoning goes, if you find the right tool, you’ll recover the time and money many times over.)

Or do you see tools as just the means to an end? Do you look through the computer screen at what you’re working on, rather than at it? If that’s you, you seek simplicity, and you just want to get on ...

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